Ancient Kourion

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Ancient wonders of Cyprus Oct 02, 2016
The archaeological remains of Kourion, one of the island’s most important city-kingdoms in antiquity are probably the most impressive on the island,excavations have unearthed many significant finds.

Built on the hillside overlooking the fertile valley of the river Kouris. According to archaeological finds, evidence suggests that Kourion was associated with the Greek legend of Argos of Peloponnese, and that its inhabitants believed they were descendents of Argean immigrants. The once-flourishing kingdom was eventually destroyed in a severe earthquake in 365 AD.

The magnificent Greco-Roman theatre is the site’s centrepiece. It was built in the 2nd century BC and extended in the 2nd century AD. The theatre has been restored, and is now used for open-air musical and theatrical performances ,mainly during the summer months, making it one of the most popular settings for high-calibre cultural events.

The remains of the Roman Agora are also visible at the site. The structure dates back to the early 3rd century, with additions made later on, during the Early Christian period. The Roman Agora is built on the remains of an earlier public building, which was in use from the end of the 4th century to the end of Hellenistic period.

A good beach is easily visited down below the site after you have finished exploring with several restaurants for the hungry and thirsty.
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