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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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  • Good waves all year and strong wind. In summer a lot of kite surfers, in winter good place for walk by the sea and kite for children. Most adorable and spectacular place especially on sunset time.  more »
  • A tremendous visit very interesting with lots of history under every stone. We went through a huge British military base and very well taken care of the natural environment with very few limitations (except logically step to military installations) the ruins had an interpretation centre in several languages (not the Spanish) and should be noted about the House of Eustolios next to a huge basilica mosaics. The beaches are stunning
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  • Like most Cypriot citizens, I sometimes take my country and its beauties for granted. The Kourion Archaeological Site is worth visiting, not only for its historical significance, but for its spectacul...  more »
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  • Spectacular site. The preserved history here is breathtaking. You have the house of Eustolious with it's ornate mosaic floors and baths, the fantastically preserved theatre abandoned in around 4AD, the earthquake house where a whole family perished and were buried in rubble were they died and left for centuries, the house of Achilles and the gladiator houses again with ornate mosaic floors and much much more. Take your time, bring lots of water and make sure your phone/camera is well charged as you will want to take tons of photos. Oh yes and the views across the bay are absolutely superb!
  • Expected to only see a ampitheatre but got so much more. This site was huge . We thought we'd be there twenty mins but stayed two hours only left because we ran out of time. Really interesting place and beautiful views. Cheap entrance fee. Only downfall was it only had a vending machine for drinks and we had no change. Would be better if it had a small cafe so you could sit down for drinks, snacks and ice creams.
  • If you love ancient site seeing you have to come here! Beautiful and stunning
  • Be ready to get soaked into ancient history if Cyprus. The archeological site will show you different buildings and constructions of different eras. It is really interesting to see what kind of mosaics they had, how sewage system was built. There were large public baths and even a swimming pool. Then you realize it was around 2000 years ago it just blows your mind.
  • Great place. Parking is free entry is 4,5€/ person. 11 different places too see, most of them quite big but all is interesting. Not much shades, so get protection and water with yoi. Well made place. Great view also to the see.

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