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Choirokoitia

Choirokoitia © Ophelia2
Choirokoitia © Ophelia2

About 20 miles (32km) from Larnaca on the Lefkosia-Lemesos Road, archaeological excavations at Choirokoitia have revealed one of the oldest Neolithic sites on Cyprus, dating back to around 7000 BC. Also known as Khirokitia, it was home to primitive farmers who cultivated wheat and barley. Visitors can explore the settlement's defensive wall, circular houses, and tombs. The site was first excavated in 1934 and work continues to this day. Four of the beehive-shaped houses made of mud and stone have been reconstructed to show how these early farmers lived. Most of the finds from Choirokoitia are displayed in the Cyprus Museum in Nicosia.

Address: 32km from Larnaka, off the Larnaka – Lemesos highway

Website: www.larnakaregion.com/directory/product/choirokoitia-neolithic-settlement