Bare Bones - Cyprus | The South

Tombs of the Kings at Paphos
Tombs of the Kings at Paphos
Lindy explaining finds at Lemba Archaeological Research Center
Lindy explaining finds at Lemba Archaeological Research Center
Well-known Chalcolithic figurine, known as the Lemba Lady, on display at the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia
Well-known Chalcolithic figurine, known as the Lemba Lady, on display at the Cyprus Museum, Nicosia
Remains of Neolithic houses at Khirokitia
Remains of Neolithic houses at Khirokitia
Gladiators Hellenikos and Margaritis in combat, depicted in mosaics at the ancient city of Kourion
Gladiators Hellenikos and Margaritis in combat, depicted in mosaics at the ancient city of Kourion
The rock where Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the sea...
The rock where Aphrodite is said to have emerged from the sea...
Reconstructed Neolithic settlements at Khirokitia
Reconstructed Neolithic settlements at Khirokitia

This beautiful Mediterranean island has a rich Prehistoric, Classical and Medieval past. Recent research has pushed back the dates for the earliest occupation of Cyprus to over 10,000 years ago, and over millennia the people of Cyprus developed their own distinctive artefacts, buildings, art and culture. From a Bronze Age olive oil ‘factory’, to Roman tombs, to vineyards once tended by crusaders, the remains of ancient Cyprus each tell a story.

A very beautiful journey through the land famed as the birthplace of Aphrodite. Dr Paul Croft, who has devoted his career to the study of Cypriot archaeology, leads us from mountain churches to Prehistoric and Classical sites, overlooking the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean.

  • A privileged introduction to Cypriot archaeology - special access to sites, introduced by local archaeologists
  • Fantastic, diverse archaeology from Neolithic houses, to the fabulous mosaics at Paphos
  • Journey into the unspoilt Troodos Mountains, with traditional villages and some spectacular Byzantine churches

Themes

  • Romans
  • Prehistory
  • Medieval
  • Historic Churches
  • Ancient Greek

Practicalities

  • Special Access

What's Included

  1. Expert Guide Lecturer
  2. Tour Manager
  3. Local Travel - Private a/c coach
  4. Entries & Tips - Entry to all sites in programme; tips included
  5. Field Notes
  6. Hotels - Bed & Breakfast
  7. Flights

Travel Information

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