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Kalavasos – Tenta Archaeological Site

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The Neolithic Age settlement of Tenta is situated a short distance from Kalavasos village and dates to 7000 BC. It is one of the most significant Neolithic settlements on the island, and is covered by a characteristic cone-shaped roof, which forms a contemporary architectural intervention in the landscape.

According to local tradition, the name of the site goes back to 327 AD when St. Helen – the mother of Constantine the Great – stayed in a tent (‘tenta’) in this location during her visit to the island following the discovery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.

The site is located off the Nicosia-Limassol motorway but is part of the Larnaca district.
Opening hours:  Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 16:00 (16/9 – 15/4),
Monday – Friday: 09:30 – 17:00 (16/4 – 15/9)
Saturday – Sunday: closed
Entrance Fee: €2.50

Courtesy of the CTO