The archaeological site of Chirokitia (Choirokoitia) has been a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1998. It is a well preserved settlement from the Neolithic age. Remains from all phases of the Neolithic age are evident in the settlement, providing an insight of living conditions in the region during prehistoric times. Five characteristic cylindrical shaped dwellings have been reconstructed near the settlement, using the same construction methods and materials used in Neolithic times. They are fitted with replicas of household objects found inside the originals, thus providing a vivid representation of how they appeared in antiquity. The vegetation around the dwellings consists of plant species and native trees that have grown in Cyprus since Neolithic times.
Situated in the Maroni valley, about 6 km from the southern coast of the island, the site is part of the Larnaka district and it lies in a hilly landscape in the foothills of the Troodos massif.
Opening Hours: Monday – Sunday: 08:30 – 17:00 (16/9 – 15/4),
Monday – Sunday: 08:30 – 19:30 (16/4 – 15/9)
Telephone: +357 24 322 710
Entrance Fee: €2,50
Accessibility: People using wheelchairs can visit the area of the reconstructed huts.
Courtesy of the CTO