Kourion Ancient City

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Kourion is one of the most impressive ancient locations of Cyprus and the entire Mediterranean. It has become a city kingdom at around 12th-11th BC after the arrival and settlement of Greeks (Achaeans) colonists in Cyprus. According to tradition this happened after the end of the Trojan War. Kourion was one of the wealthiest kingdoms of Cyprus. 

The devastating series of earthquakes that affected Kourion in the second half of the 4th century AD were the beginning of the city’s decline. The beginning of the Christian period was the end of the worship of Apollon Ylates and that automatically meant am important reduction of visitors in the city of Curium. That period economically affected the city.  

The most important monuments of the ancient city of Kourion, which survive until today, are the Amphitheatre, the Market (Roman agora), the Roman baths, houses of Achilles, of the Gladiators and of Eustolios with the great floor mosaics, the Episcopal Christian Basilica, Sanctuary of Apollo, the Stadium, and the Small Basilica outside the walls.

The city of Kourion, is of unique beauty. On the hill where the main monuments of the ancient city are located, one can see a great view of the Mediterranean, maybe the most magical view.

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