Archaeological Site. Choirokoitia. Cyprus RM
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Cyprus’s Chirokoitia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the best-preserved Neolithic sites in the Eastern Mediterranean. You can tour the site of the actual dwellings and then see nearby reconstructions of five Neolithic homes. The name itself comes from “pig beds” as that was what the original holes in the ground were thought to be. The site is uneven and not wheelchair accessible but the replica area is. The nearby village of Lefkara is a center of traditional lace- and silver-making. You can also shop for antiques, weavings and great Cypriot coffee and pastries here.