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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.