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Kourion, Limassol

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Wander into Ancient Roman and Byzantine ruins at Kourion for a look at the remains of houses, monuments, markets, baths, and an intact 3,500-seat theater. Although the site had been inhabited in Neolithic times from five millennia BCE, the town is believed to date back to the 13th century BCE. It supported an uprising against Persia in the 4th century BCE and was used by Alexander the Great. See mosaic floors from the 3rd and 4th centuries CE, private residences of the rich dating back to the 4th and 5th centuries CE, and a 5th century CE early Christian basilica at the site. Make Kourion part of your personalized Limassol itinerary using our Limassol trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • This is a beautiful place, full of history and amazing views of Limassol bay. The structure is great and you can walk all around it. An added bonus is that students enter for free!  more »
  • The ruins are so ruined there really isn't that much to see except for the theatre that has been fixed with too much modern day material it looks fake. Sweeping views across the coastline are worth th...  more »
  • Good for Ancient History buffs and also for the fantastic panoramic views of the Cyprus Coastline in the distance  more »
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  • Very nice archeological site, with tons of history and beautiful sights towards the see. I enjoyed the most the old amphitheatre and the preserved mosaics. This should definitely be on the 'must see' list of anyone visiting Cyprus.
  • Beautiful situated overlooking the blue-green Mediterranean where the imagination can let itself free. It is here where Ulysses had his house. It helps to situate Homers story of the legend.
  • Fantastic place. You feel the rich history of the surrounding instantly. Beautiful views at the cliffs. Must see when visiting Cypruss.
  • Absolute must to visit. A plethora of things to see and spectacular views across the bay. Loved it!
  • If you love history archeology or just a great view then a day here will be right up your street ... We had an amazing day !!!
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