One of the main attractions of the ruins of Kourion is, without doubt, the large and very impressive amphitheatre from the 2nd century BC.

Although it was originally built as a theatre, it is believed that at some point in time it was used mostly for gladiator games.

What can be seen now is an imposing curved auditorium that includes additions and renovations made during the 2nd and 3rd centuries, and which seats some 3000 spectators. The stage currently only preserves its foundations, but it originally rose to the full length of the auditorium.

Today the amphitheatre is a venue for cultural events that include music and theatrical performances during the summer months.

Almost all the site is wheelchair accessible: small bridges and passageways (Kourion site´s western part can be accessed via a special entrance that can be opened by the site´s guards). Special parking space and special rest rooms available (marked).


• A completely restored Greco-Roman theatre where musical and theatrical performances take place today

• Breathtaking views of the Mediterranean in an impressive and magical ancient setting

Look Out For:

• The whole archaeological area of Kourion attracts lots of visitors, so it is recommended to visit early in the morning or later in the afternoon if you wish to avoid the crowds

• Wear comfortable shoes and have a bottle of water with you if visiting in the summer months, as the site is rather large and there is some walking and climbing involved

• You will need about two hours if you wish to visit the entire complex

• Check out the calendar of events to attend one of the many cultural performances that take place at Kourion theatre. Watching a Shakespeare's play or listening to a classical music concert on such a venue is an experience not to be missed

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