Easily recognisable thanks to the white circular huts clustered together in the wide spacious streets, Choirokoitia is a reproduction Neolithic settlement regarded as tremendously important to archaeological study.
Only a portion of the entire area has been fully analysed, which means that plenty of further mystery lies in wait beneath the parched soil.
Because the settlement stretches back as far as the 7th Millennium BCE, it’s a pivotal place of understanding in human evolution.
It’s also thought that those who built the very first permanent residences here on Cyprus brought plants and animals with them to the island that otherwise would never be found here naturally.
Together with the reconstructed buildings you’ll find here are numerous circular remains of housing foundations, telling the forgotten tale of a village here that was once home to as many as 600 people.
Naturally, the status of Choirokoitia as the best preserved prehistoric settlement in the East Mediterranean means that UNESCO has highlighted its cultural significance, so do make sure you get a look at it for yourself while you’re here.