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Top Archaeological Sites in Cyprus

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Inhabited since Neolithic times, Cyprus was captured by Alexander the Great, featured in the Trojan War, and hosted civilizations from the Mycenaeans to the Assyrians. That wealth of history is evident in the country’s abundance of ruins and ancient landmarks. From Paphos to Salamis, here are five of Cyprus’ top archaeological sites.
 
Paphos
Cyprus’ ancient capital for more than a millennium, Paphos today features a huge array of world-class ruins—so much so that the city is classed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Venture to the Paphos Archaeological Site to see strikingly preserved mosaics in the House of Dionysos, visit the subterranean Tombs of the Kings (the city’s ancient necropolis), and head to the Sanctuary of Aphrodite, founded in the 12th century BC.
 
Kourion
Located west of Limassol along Cyprus’ coast and part of the Paphos UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kourion is one of the country’s top archaeological landmarks. Once an ancient city-state, the site today consists of a strikingly well-preserved amphitheater, ancient tombs, the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates, bathhouses, and numerous other monuments.
 
Salamis
Just a few miles from Famagusta, Salamis was founded by the Greeks in the 11th century BC and is one of Cyprus’ most significant ancient cities. Today, the sprawling archaeological site includes baths, an amphitheater, a gymnasium, several ancient basilicas, and a range of other remains.
 
Choirokoitia
Discover what life was like in the seventh century BC when you venture to the Neolithic-era settlement of Choirokoitia, the earliest permanent human settlement found on Cyprus. Also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Choirokoitia is known for its complex architectural system and cylindrical dwellings, five of which have been recreated for the benefit of modern visitors.
 
Amathus
Associated with the legend of Theseus and Ariadne, Amathus was another prominent, ancient city-state on Cyprus. Today, the archaeological site includes an agora, public baths, colossal stone vessels, and more. The site was also linked with the worship of Aphrodite, and a temple dedicated to the goddess of love and beauty stands at the site.

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5-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia, Troodos Mountains and Kourion, ... 
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5-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia, Troodos Mountains and Kourion

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Succumb to the charms of Cyprus on a 5-night tour, with hotel accommodation in Limassol included. Explore the country’s historical highlights, countryside and ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 6 days (approx.)

From USD $578.88
Full-day Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos, Famagusta, Multi-day Tours
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Full-day Famagusta, Varosha, and Salamis Tour from Paphos

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On this tour you will visit the monastery of St. Varnavas, the ancient Kingdom of Salamis, as well as the ancient theatre and the city of Famagusta. You will ...  Read more

Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
Duration: 10 hours

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Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos, Paphos, Day Trips
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Authentic Cyprus Historic Day Tour from Paphos

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Visit a pottery in Yeroskipou village where you will see how the local potters continue their ancient craft, a traditional house in Letymbou where you will see ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

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4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia and Troodos Mountains, ... 
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4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia and Troodos Mountains

Witness some of the best of Cyprus on a 4-night tour filled with interesting history and culture. Stay four nights in a 3- or 4-star hotel in Paphos or ...  Read more

Location: Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $514.56
Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras, Famagusta, Multi-day Tours
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Protaras

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A trip that gives you the chance to visit the beautiful coastal town of Famagusta and to go as near as possible to the fenced and sealed - off part of the town ...  Read more

Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours

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Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos, Limassol, Full-day Tours
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Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos

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Visit the second largest city on the island on this day trip from Paphos. Start your day with pickup from your Paphos hotel, your first stop is at Kourion, an ...  Read more

Location: Limassol, Cyprus
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

From USD $25.73
Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Larnaca, Larnaca, Day Trips
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Larnaca

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Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $28.07
Full-Day Troodos and Nicosia Excursion from Larnaca, Larnaca, Day Trips
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Full-Day Troodos and Nicosia Excursion from Larnaca

One of the most popular trips to discover traditional Cyprus, the unspoiled beauty of Troodos Mountains and Nicosia town - the last divided city in the world! ...  Read more

Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $42.10
Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Full-day Tours
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Famagusta and Salamis Excursion from Ayia Napa

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A trip that gives you the chance to visit the beautiful coastal town of Famagusta and to go as near as possible to the fenced and sealed - off part of the town ...  Read more

Location: Famagusta, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $28.07
Kyrenia and Famagusta Excursion from Larnaca, Larnaca, Full-day Tours
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Kyrenia and Famagusta Excursion from Larnaca

A trip that will give you the chance to discover the unspoiled beauty of the northern part of Cyprus. On this unique excursion you will have a short drive to ...  Read more

Location: Larnaca, Cyprus
Duration: 8 hours

From USD $49.12

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