Places to Visit

This is just a small selection of places to visit whether you are just visiting or living permanently in Cyprus they are worth a visit.   The archaeology sites are full of beautiful amazing finds, travel around and you will find more. 

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Paphos Fort was originally a Byzantine Fort built to protect the harbor.

 

The fort was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians and then restored by the Ottomans in the 16th century after they conquered the island.

 

On occasions the fort is the setting for musical and dramatic performances.

PAPHOS FORT

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An ancient Roman outdoor theatre which is still used for musical and theatrical performances still today.

 

There is another ancient theatre in Paphos, just diagonal from the harbour that was built into a hillside. Not as well preserved as the Odeon, it offers some interesting architectural insights into the evolution of ancient theatre design.

PAPHOS ODEON

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These beautiful mosaics have been found in a number of structures and a ticket costing roughly three Euros will admit you to see them.

 

The oldest mosaics, in the House of Dionysus and House of Theseus, date from the second century A.D. Just a couple hundred years younger are the Houses of Aion, Orpheus, and Four Seasons. All the mosaics depict different myths in intricate levels of detail.

ROMAN MOSAICS

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Aphrodite’s Rock is probably the number one place of interest in Paphos.

 

Aphrodite the Goddess of love and beauty is said to have rose from the waves on this beautiful coastline Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite's birth place).

 

The cobble beach is a popular area for soaking up the sun and bathing in the warm sea.

APHRODITE'S ROCK

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Tomb of the Kings dates back to as far as the 4th century BC, the tombs are thought to be burial sites of Paphitic aristocrats and high officials.

 

Although called the Tomb of the Kings no Kings were buried here.

 

The Tombs are cut into solid rock and has become one of the most popular attractions of Paphos.

TOMB OF THE KINGS

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