Ancient City

The ancient city kingdoms of Cyprus were so well established by 673BC that they were listed on an inscription in Assyria in order to pay tribute to King Esarhaddon. Today many of those same cities are thriving communities, such as Paphos, Kition (Larnaca), Ledrai (Nicosia), and Kyrenia. Others are nothing more than the sleepy villages of Lapithos, Tamassos, Chytroi (Kythrea), and Idalion (Dali).  The remaining once powerful kingdoms of Kourion, Salamis, Amathus and Marion are in ruins excavated by inspired archeologists and visited by curious tourists.