Kalavasos - Tenta Archaeological Site

  • Location

    Kalavassos, Larnaca

  • Tickets

    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.

  • Opening Times

    September 16 - April 15, Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
    April 16 - September 15, daily: 09:30 - 17:00
    Closed on weekends.

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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The settlement of Tenta, belonging to the Neolithic Age, can be found not far from Kalavasos village, with its origins dating back to 7000 BC. As one of the most notable Neolithic settlements on the island, it features a distinct cone-shaped roof, representing a modern architectural addition to the landscape.

Local tradition attributes the site's name to a significant event in 327 AD when St. Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great, visited the island after discovering the Holy Cross in Jerusalem. During her stay, she resided in a tent ('tenta') at this very location, giving rise to the site's name as Tenta.

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