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Kourion

One of the most beautifully positioned ancient sites in Cyprus, the ancient city of Kourion is located on the southern shores of Cyprus just outside of Limassol and is believed to have been founded by the Argives. The city has passed through different phases from Hellenistic, Roman, and Christian periods and the agora(market place), Christian Basilica and large public bath bear testament to this city's impressive list of inhabitants. The most impressive feature of Kourion is the restored Greco-Roman theatre that looks out over the dazzling Mediterranean, which hosts open air musical and theatrical performances and is one of the venues for the International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama. Check out the House of the Gladiators, the Roman baths, the House of Achilles and the Temple of Apollo while visiting Kourion.

Information & Facts

Address

Located nine miles (14 km) west of Limassol

Admission

EUR1.70

Language

The majority of Cypriots speak Greek, and a small percentage speaks Turkish. The Greek Cypriot dialect differs from mainland Greece. English, German and French are spoken in tourist areas.

Money

The currency was changed to the Euro (EUR) on 1 January 2008. Major credit cards are accepted at most establishments. Money and travellers cheques can be exchanged at banks, open from Monday to Friday. There are ATMs spread throughout the island, operating 24 hours a day.

Opening Times

Open daily from 8am ? 7.30pm (June?Aug); 8am ? 6pm (May, Sept and Oct); 8am?5pm (November ?to February)

Time

GMT +2 (GMT +3 from the last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October).

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