Tamassos Archaeologial Site

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    Pensioners - Free
    For organized 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.

  • Opening Times

    September 16 - April 15, daily: 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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Situated on the left bank of the river Pediaios, in the region that now encompasses the villages of Politiko, Pera, and Episkopio, stands a vast archaeological site with remarkable discoveries. Among the findings are the temple of Aphrodite, two grand royal tombs, and several smaller burial sites.

The site also features remnants of the city's fortifications and copper-processing installations. Interestingly, excavations have revealed copper workshops associated with Aphrodite-Astarte, along with six oversized limestone statues dating back to the 6th century BC, a period when Cyprus was under Egyptian rule. These statues are currently on display at the Cyprus Archaeological Museum in Lefkosia (Nicosia).

The sanctuary's significance becomes evident through the remnants of the Cult of Aphrodite, evidenced by an altar made of rough limestone and a collection of votive vessels, incense burners, and lamps that were unearthed.

Historically, the sanctuary and its altar were believed to have been constructed during the Cypro-Archaic II period (600 - 475 BC), destroyed at the onset of the 5th century, reconstructed during the 4th century BC, and later rebuilt again during the Hellenistic period. Additionally, archaeologists have found terracotta and stone statuettes of pigeons, symbolizing the sacred bird of Aphrodite.

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