Kalavasos - Tenta Archaeological Site
English
You are here:Home»Discover Cyprus»Culture & Religion»Sites & Monuments»Kalavasos - Tenta Archaeological Site
Kalavasos - Tenta Archaeological Site
Kalavasos - Tenta Archaeological Site

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.

Region: Larnaka (Larnaca)
Address: Kalavasos village, 40km from Larnaka, 2,5km off the Lefkosia (Nicosia) - Lemesos (Limassol) motorway.
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.75254 Lon: 33.30319
Contact No: Tel: +357 24 304 169
Operating Hours: September 16 - April 15, Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
April 16 - September 15, daily: 09:30 - 17:00
Closed on weekends.
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: €2,50
For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.
Pensioners €1,25.
Website: www.mcw.gov.cy/da
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

 

Audio Guides

Related Articles

The Church of the Archangelos Michael, or Panagia Theotokos Located in the mountainous village of…
Agios Sozomenos Church Located in the centre of the…
Trooditissa Monastery Located on the southern slopes of…
Timios Stavros Church in Pelendri village The 14th century church of Timios…
Stavros tou Agiasmati Church Located about 3km outside the mountainous…
Panagia tou Moutoulla Church Located in the mountainous region of…
Panagia tou Araka Church Located in the mountainous area of…
Panagia Chrysokourdaliotissa Church Located in the Solea Valley, in…