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Kato Paphos

Paphos, Cyprus
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Kato Paphos Places of Interest

PAPHOS DISTRICT ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Griva Digeni 43, Tel: 26 240215
Attractive collection of Cypriot antiquities from the Paphos area, dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD

BYZANTINE MUSEUM
A. loannou 3 next to the Bishopric. Tel: 26 23 13 93 An attractive collection of objects from the Byzantine period, including Byzantine icons from the 7th to 18th centuries, and the oldest icon found yet in Cyprus of the 7tli ur 8th century.

ETHNOGRAPHICAL MUSEUM
Exo Vrysis 1, Tel: 26 23 20 10 Interesting private collection of objects from the Neolithic As’e to the present clay.

PAPHOS MEDIAEVAL FORT
Kato Pa/os harbour.
Originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour, it was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 and rebuilt by the Ottomans after they captured the island in the 16th century.

AGIA SOLOMONI CHURCH
Kato Paphos, Leoforos Agiou Pavlou
Originally a Christian catacomb retaining some of the 12th century frescoes. A sacred tree at the entrance is believed to cure the ailments of those who hang a personal offering on its branches.

KATO PAPHOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK
The inclusion of the Kato Paphos archaeological area in the World Heritage List in 1980 sparked off the idea of the creation of a General Plan whose main aim is to preserve and maintain the archaeological remains and to promote and provide integral information to visitors. The archaeological site of Kato Paphos includes areas and monuments from prehistoric limes up to and including the Middle Ages, with most i-fiiitiins dating to the Roman period. The remarquable mosaic floors of four villas of tlie Roman period are the epitome of all these findings. Other important monuments are the Asklipeio, the Odeon, the early Christian Basilica and the fort of Saranta Kolones.


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