Choirokoitia - Rondavels
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Choirokoitia prehistoric settlement

Choirokoitia (Khirokitia) prehistoric settlement stands on hills of the Maroni River valley, providing a good insight of living conditions and lifestyle of the earliest known culture in Cyprus.

Fort Metal Cross
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Fort Metal Cross

Reminding of British colonial times, Fort Metal Cross stands tall on a headland near Infuma in Ghana's western region. The quiet waters of the bay are perfect for sailing (if you have a small boat) and canoeing.

Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis
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Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis

The Church of Panagia tis Aggeloktistis stands in the Village of Kiti, in the Larnaca province of Cyprus. It was built in the 11th century over the ruins of a 5th century early Christian basilica. The interior of the church is covered in paintings rapidly done in watercolour on wet plaster.

Elephants
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Mole National Park

How does spending quality time among wildlife sound to you? If you feel that cities are turning greyer with each day, I am sure you'd love the fresh and green change of environment that Mole National Park provides. Being Ghana’s largest wildlife refuge in the country’s Savannah region, the park is an excellent escape from your mundane routine.

Canopy Walk
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Kakum National Park

Kakum National Park is a 357km national park of undisturbed rainforest.

As one of the oldest national parks in the physical center of the earth; this conservation area consists of the Kakum National Park and Assin Attandaso Resource Reserve which is a nearby resource reserve.

Cape Coast Castle
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UNESCO World Heritage sites to visit in Ghana

Ghana boasts more UNESCO world heritage sites than any other country in Africa. It hosts 32 historic forts and castles and 13 traditional Ashanti buildings. Another six (6) sites are currently nominated for approval. Most of these sites are castles and forts built by European nations when they first arrived in Ghana.

Entrance to Fort Christiansborg
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Christiansborg Osu Castle

Built by the Danish as Christianborg Castle in the 1660s, Osu Castle has since then been passed on to many different owners. The castle was used for the trade of slaves and gold but was abandoned after the abolition of slave trading in 1803. In 1902 Christiansborg Castle became the seat of government and serves as the office of Ghana's President.

Little town of Senya Beraku
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Fort Good Hope

Fort de Goede Hoop or Fort Good Hope was a trade place built by Dutch in 1704 on Gold Coast, near Senya Beraku. An interesting Unesco place to visit, while on your ‘history tour’.

Kykkos Monastery
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Kykkos Monastery

The Monastery of Kykkos is the richest and most lavish of the monasteries of Cyprus. Situated on a mountain peak it is a place that will leave you breathless.

Tomb No 3 with peristyle atrium
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Tombs of the Kings

Imagine, being in a desert-like landscape knowing you are amongst some of Cyprus' most ancient tombs. Lying about two kilometres north-west of Paphos harbour lies the Tomb of the Kings Archeological Site. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site contains carved rocks that date back to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods.

Fort Amsterdam
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Fort Amsterdam

Fort Amsterdam, built by the British [1638-1645], destroyed by fire in 1640 and rebuilt as heavily fortified fort. In 1661 it became headquarters of English Gold Coast.

Dutch Admiral De Ruyter captured the fort in 1665. In 1811, the people of Anomabu destroyed the fort.

It is believed to be the first slave prison on the Gold Coast.

Ejisu Bebease Shrine
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Asante Traditional Buildings

The Asante Traditional Buildings are a unique and authentic collection of 13 buildings situated in ten locations. These beautifully decorated buildings, from 100-200 years ago, are probably the last authentic architectural remains from the prosperous Asante Empire times. The Empire reached its golden age in the 18th century.

Fort Apollonia
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Fort Apollonia

Fort Apollonia was built by the British between 1765 and 1771, to ward off Dutch colonial ambitions. The abolition of the slave trade in the Gold Coast diminished the importance of the fort, as a result it became too expensive, so the British abandoned it in 1819 after which, the Dutch took ownership over the fort in 1868.

Kouklia site 2
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The Ancient city of Palaipafos

The archaeological site of Palaipafos or 'Old Pafos' reveals many historical facts about legendary Goddess of Love - Aphrodite and the life in ancient times in the village of Kouklia.

Panagia tou Araka - The church
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Church of Panagia Tou Araka

In the village of Lagoudera, at the foothills of the Troodos Mountain, you can visit the Church of Panagia Tou Araka. It is one of ten churches in Cyprus that are on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The interior of the church is covered in paintings of extraordinary quality, the most complete series of frescoes of the Middle Byzantine period here.

Cape Coast Castle
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Cape Coast Castle Museum

Want to know how the brave new world came into being? Step back a few centuries and visit the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. Now a museum, Cape Coast Castle is one of the about 40 slave castles or large trading posts built by European traders and colonists.

Elmina Castle or St. George Castle
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Elmina Castle or St. George Castle

The significant castle of St. George (Elmina Castle) is the first major European construction in tropical Africa. It is situated in the central region of Ghana in a town called Elmina.

Fort Batenstein
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Fort Batenstein

Standing tall on a hilltop in Butre village in Western Ghana, Fort Batenstein offers a mesmerising view of the Atlantic coastline. But it was much more than the spectacular panorama and the paradisiacal beauty of the surroundings that urged Dutch settlers to build this small trading fort in 1656 in this area - GOLD.

Panayia Phorviotissa Church
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Church of Panagia tis Asinou

The church of Panagia Phorviotissa, better known as Panagia of Asinou is a small church dedicated to the Virgin of Phorbia. It contains some of the finest Byzantine wall paintings on the island, dating from the 12th to the 17th century and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.