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Paphos Historical Tour

Paphos, Cyprus
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Places of Interest

TOMBS OF THE KINGS
Kato Paphos, Tel: 26 24 02 95
Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.

THE MOSAICS OF PAPHOS
House ofDionysos, House of Theseus and House ofAion. Kato Paphos, near the harbour, Tel: 26 240217. The mosaic floors of these noblemen’s villas dating from the 3rd to the 5th century AD are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

PAPHOS ODEON
Kato Paphos
A small 2nd century Odeon built entirely of well-hewn limestone blocks, it is now used in the summer for musical and theatrical performances. Nearby are the remains of the ancient city walls, the Roman Agora and a building dedicated to Asklipeios, god of medicine.

SARANTA KOLONES
Kato Paphos, near the harbour. This castle was built by the Lusignans at the beginning of the early 13th century on lie site of a previous Byzantine Castle. It was destroyed by an earthquake in 1222.

PANAGIA LIMENIOTISSA BASILICA
Kato Paphos, near the harbour.
Built in the early 5th century and dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Harbour’, it was almost completely destroyed during the 7th century Arab raids.


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