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Over 43,000 people visited museums and sites in Larnaca so far this year

larnaca castle by night

Over 43,000 people visited museums and other archaeological sites in the Larnaca district this year, data from the department of antiquities showed on Friday.

Among the most popular sites were the medieval castle and the neolithic settlement of Choirokitia.

In total, 19,630 people visited the Larnaca fort from January to June while the archaeological site of Choirokoitia was visited by 12,099 people during the same period.

According to the data, cited by the Cyprus News Agency, the museum of traditional embroidery and silversmiths in Lefkara was visited by 3,750 people from the beginning of the year until June, while the archaeological site of Kition in the same period had only 1,331 visits.

As regards the archaeological site of Tenta at Kalavasos, that was visited by 896 persons from January to June.

Meanwhile, the Larnaca archaeological museum, which opened this year in March, was visited by 4,465 people up to June.

In February and May, 66 persons visited the Medieval Chapel of Ayia Aikaterini in Pyrga.

This brings the total to 43,037 visitors at the archaeological museums and other archaeological sites of the district up to June.

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