UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus

Posted: December 1, 2014    Categories:

There are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus. They are all cultural sites.

  • Choirokoitia (1998)
  • Painted Churches in the Troodos Region (1985)
  • Paphos (1980)

Choirokoitia (1998)

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This is an archaeological site in Cyprus that researchers believed to have been around since the Neolithic Age. This cultural site was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus in 1998. The site is recognized as one of the best preserved and most important monuments of the prehistoric times in the region. It also serves as evidence to the existence of organized functional society with a collective settlement during the ancient times.

Painted Churches in the Troodos Region (1985)

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The Troodos Mountains in central Cyprus is home to ten Byzantine churches and monasteries that were inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list. All of these churches are richly decorated in murals that depict Byzantine and post-Byzantine art.

Paphos (1980)

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This coastal city is listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Cyprus. It is also the capital of the Paphos District wherein it is divided into two areas: Old Paphos and New Paphos. The Old Paphos showcases a lot of ruins and remnants from the Greco-Roman times in the region. You will find the Roman governo’s palace in the city wherein the fine mosaics are one of the major attractions among tourists.