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Tenta Archaeological Site

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Address

Village Kalavasos

Area

Kalavasos Village

Telephone

+357 24 304 169

Working Days

September 16 - April 15
Daily: 08:30 - 16:00
April 16 - September 15
Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
Weekend Closed.

Entrance

2.50€

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The Settlement of the Neolithic Age Tenta is a short distance from the village of Kalavasos and dates back to 7000 BC. It is one of the most important Neolithic settlements on the island and is covered by a characteristic cone-shaped roof, which is a contemporary architectural intervention in the landscape. According to local tradition, the name of the site dates from 327 AD, when Saint Helen, the mother of Constantine the Great, stayed in a tent ("Tent") at this site during her visit. on the island and after the discovery of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.