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Kato Paphos Archaeological Park, Paphos
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
A World Heritage Site, Kato Paphos Archaeological Park features monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, including some of the finest mosaics in the Eastern Mediterranean. See remnants of Roman villas and fortresses, some of them with floors made of colorful stone, representing scenes from Greek mythology. Take a walk through the arid lands, over dunes, and among ruins, and look for monuments such as Ancient Odeon--a 2nd-century theater built entirely out of limestone blocks--and Saranta Kolones, which features remnants of a Byzantine castle destroyed in a 1222 earthquake. Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Paphos Edition.
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We visited mid morning in early October. There are several areas of interest over quite a large site - sensible shoes are a must! Also take water and hats if it is a hot day as there is very little sh... read more »
As others say there is no cover and can be extremely hot. It is a fascinating site which you can wander around on your own taking time to appreciate the whole area. The uncovered mosaics which have be... read more »
Well worth your money and time. An impressive site with very well preserved mosaics. The views on Paphos and surroundings are worth the trip alone.
The mosaics are really beautiful and so perfectly preserved. Unfortunately the site however lacks any deeper interpretation, and it's difficult to be out so long in the sun in the summer months. With some better interpretation and information provided for visitors this could be a great site. The mosaics and excavations are five star, but the interpretation is lacklustre.
A pearl for history enthusiasts. It not only has nice mosaics buy also a feeling of what a city would actually be like, and how organised it would be. So many different buildings, from houses to amphitheatres in the very same area. Amazing place, I'll repeat this.
Few nice mosaics and few rocky past buildings... Really small park. Price 4,5€, for students its free. It wont be very interesting if youre not interested in history. Similar as Tombs of kings, not better than Kourion.
A nice peacefull walk, great mosaics, altough many where covered in sand. Most ruins where flattened so not to special for us. We've seen better. Still recomended!
Great place to visit if you enjoy history. The site is very large and there's a number of different places of interest to look at. Even if you're not interested in the history, you could easily still spend half a day walking around the site.
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