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Choirokoitia Community Council has encouraged local businesses to help maintain the village’s traditional character Choirokoitia Community Council has encouraged local businesses to help maintain the village’s traditional character

Choirokoitia Joins Larnaka Tourism Board

Home to one of the world’s oldest ruins, the emerging agrotourism destination of Choirokoitia has become the newest member of Larnaka Tourism Board (LTB).

Welcoming Choirokoitia Community Council, the Board noted the Neolithic settlement of Choirokoitia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was one of the most impressive example’s of early settlement on the island, going back 7,500 – 5,200 BC.

Oldest.Org, includes Choirokoitia among the world’s oldest ruins, according to LTB, which further noted that the ruins had, until recently, overshadowed modern-day Choirokoitia’s potential as an agrotourism destination.

Describing the village as picturesque with cobbled streets and traditional stone-built structures, LTB added that it had developed into an agrotourism gem with many points of interest.

Additionally, Choirokoitia Community Council has encouraged businesses within traditional buildings to use the same kind of wooden signs to preserve the area’s character while local entrepreneurs had opened workshops showcasing traditional crafts including basket-weaving.

The community has also launched a display of traditional olive oil making tools within its old olive mill and developed a two km nature walk, going past a cave where past residents took refuge when pirates attacked. Visitors to Choirokoitia can also visit several historic churches.