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Ancient Sites

Cyprus History and Archeology

Some Ancient Monuments and sites in Cyprus

There are lots of Ancient Monuments and sites in Cyprus and being centrally located means when you stay in Kalavasos at Kontoyiannis House you can visit quite a few of them.  Of course we are not going to list all of them but we will do our best!

          ........... now for ancient monuments!

Ancient Amathus, East of Limassol

Mediaeval Castle Lemassol

On his way to the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart was shipwrecked on Cyprus. Inside this 14th-century fortress he married Berengaria of Navarre.

Temple of Apollo, near Kourion

The sanctuary of Apollo covers an area of some 15,000 square metres and is one of the largest historic religious sites in Cyprus. The earliest ruins date back to the 8th century B.C.

Curium, Graeco-Roman Theatre

Basilica Curium

Mosaic Floor (Bird Kourouna), Curium

Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle dates from the Lusignan period (14th century) it was the Grand Commandery of the Knights of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

Choirokitia Neolithic Settlement Restoration

Choirokoitia Neolithic Settlement

Hala Sultan Tekesi, Larnaca

Famagusta Gate, Old Nicosia

Leda and the Swan Mosaic; Cyprus Museum, Nicosia

Stone Head of a Woman Statue from Idalion, Cyprus Museum

Paphos Mediaeval Fort

Odeon Paphos

Chrysopolitissa Church, St Paul's Pillar, Paphos

House of Aion Mosaic Floor, Apollo and Marsyas, Paphos

House of Dionysos Mosaic Floor, Dionysos, Akme, Ikaros, Paphos

House of Dionysos Mosaic Floor, Poseidon and Anemon, Paphos

House of Dionysos, Ganamedes and Eagle, Pafphos


Tombs of the Kings, Paphos


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