Kition Archaeological Site
Remnants of ancient Kition, located in the area occupied by the city of Larnaka (Larnaca), are visible in various parts of the modern city centre. The first organized settlement in the area of Kition dates to the beginning of the13th century BC. At the end of that century or the beginning of the next, Achaeans redesigned and rebuilt the city, fortifying it with cyclopean walls. The Phoenicians settled in the area in the 9th century BC. In 312 BC the city kingdom of Kition was occupied and then destroyed by Ptolemy 1st Soter, though habitat ion continued into Christian times.

Kition was well known during antiquity because of its harbour, from which many agricultural products were exported to the eastern Mediterranean, Egypt and the Aegean. Moreover, its strategic position rendered it an exceptional naval base. French excavations have brought to light the dockyards (neoria), at the foot of Pamboula Hill.

Note: Wheelchair accessible (circulation within the site also possible)

Tel: +357 24 304 115


Larnaka
Kiti, Larnaka
Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 16:00 (16th September - 15th April), Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 17:00 (16th April - 15th September), Saturday and Sunday: Closed
All year round
2,50 Euro. There is a reduction of 20% for groups of visitors consisting of more than ten persons. The Director of the Department can issue special entry cards for a period of one day for €8,50 for a period of three days for €17,00 and for a period of seven days for €25,00.
Hala Sultan Tekke
One of the most sacred Muslim shrines
Kition Aphrodite Cultural Route
Kition is the main archaeological site in the area related with the Goddess Kyprida Aphrodite
  

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