12 July 2010 15:38

Ancient Kition
To the northwest of the town Larnaca are some of the ruins of ancient Kition the original settlement in the area and birthplace of Stoic philosopher Zenon, Here you can see what is left of five temples dating back to the 13th century BC. Of particular interest is the Phoenician Temple of Astarte, which was built on the ruins of an earlier Bronze Age temple. The lower part of the northern city walls, built of huge stones resembling Mycenaean cyclopean walls, are also still visible.
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