Paphos Archaeological Park Location: Kato Paphos - Cyprus
Kato Pafos Archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times, Roman period and Middle Ages. The complex includes 4 Roman villas with marvelous mosaic floors, the Asklipieion (a sanctuary dedicated to the god of medicine), the Odeion (amphitheater), the Agora (square court), the "Saranta Kolones" (Forty Columns) Fortress, the "Limeniotissa" Ruins of early Christian Basilica and the "Tombs of the Kings".
Opening Hours Daily:
8am - 5pm (April - May)
8am - 4pm (September - October )
8am - 7.30pm (June - August)
Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site Location: Pegeia - Paphos District - Cyprus
Agios Georgios at Pegeia is a famous place of pilgrimage in the Paphos region in the west of Cyprus. Three early Christian Basilicas and a bath, all from the 6th century, were excavated in the early 1950s. Later excavations revealed an extensive unwalled settlement that occupied the neck and the south slope of the cape in the Roman and early Christian periods. Opening Hours Daily: 8.30 am - 5 pm (November - March) 8 am - 6 pm (April - October) Maa-Palaeokastro Settlement Location: Paphos - Cyprus Maa-Palaeokastro, a settlement on the western coast of the island close to Coral Bay, is important for the understanding of the end of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus. Maa is located 10km northwest of the modern town of Paphos on a small peninsula. The site is well known for its fortification walls.
The colorful and intricate Roman mosaics in Paphos were discovered by accident in the 1960's - further excavation revealed a number of Roman houses all with spectacular mosaics, depicting scenes from ancient mythology. The mosaics give a clue to the wealthy and lavish lives of some of the Roman Paphiots. The main sites are the House of Dionysos, the House of Aion and the House of Theseus. The mosaics can be found near the lighthouse and fortress of Saranda Kolones situated in close proximity to Paphos Harbor.
Opening Hours Daily:
8am - 5pm (October - March)
8am - 6pm (April, May and September)
8am - 7pm (June - August)
Temple of Aphrodite Location: Kouklia village - Paphos - Cyprus
Palaipaphos or Old Pafos was one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world. Here stood the famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, the most ancient remains of which date back to the 12th century B.C. The museum, housed in a Lusignan Manor, exhibits many interesting finds from the area. The site is located 14 km east of Paphos.
Monday - Friday 7.30 am - 2.30 pm
Saturday - Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
St. Paul's Pillar Location: Paphos - Cyprus
The famous St. Paul's Pillar located at Paphos. According to the tradition, St. Paul was tied to it and lashed by the Roman governor of Paphos. Thombs of Kings Location: Paphos - Cyprus The “Tombs of the Kings” are situated close to the sea in the north western necropolis of Paphos. They owe their name to their size and splendor – some probably belonged to the Pafian aristocracy, and not because royalty was buried there. They are rock cut and date to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Some of them imitate the houses with the rooms (here the burial chambers) opening onto a peristyle atrium.