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Paphos Archaeological Park

Intricate Roman mosaics are the highlight among countless remnants from the various cultures that inhabited the area in the past few millennia.

Relive the various stages of civilization from prehistory to the Middle Ages in Paphos Archaeological Park. The majority of the excavated ruins belong to the Roman era, including the remarkable mosaic floors of former villas. The search for fascinating remnants from former worlds still continues today in the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical importance.

The park’s main delight is the range of floor mosaics in the ruins of four Roman villas. Marvel at the stunning works of art from the third to the fifth centuries. See the mosaic of the god of wine in the House of Dionysus. Inspect the impressive portrayal of a battle with the Minotaur in the House of Thyseus. Wooden decks allow you to stand directly over the artworks for a better look. The House of Aion and the House of Orpheus complete the collection of Roman villas with remarkably well-preserved mosaics.

As you walk through the park, enjoy the wide-open spaces and views of the mountainous landscape that help to create a serene and picturesque setting. Clamber to the top of the Turkish castle for a view of the archaeological park from above. You can see parts of the city as well as the sparkling blue sea from this vantage point.

Take a look at the Roman Odeon, which is built from limestone and dates back to the second century. It is still used for concerts and theatrical performances. Visit the large Basilica of Chrysopolitissa that was constructed a couple of centuries later. Gradually make your way around the vast park to explore all of its historic gems.

There is a small admission fee for the site, which opens daily from early morning until late afternoon. It stays open a little later in the summer months.

Paphos Archaeological Park is in the Nea Pafos (New Paphos) region in the southwest part of the city. Kings Avenue Mall, Lighthouse Beach and some resorts are nearby. Take a bus to a stop next to the park or drive and leave your car in the site’s parking lot.


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Almyra CA $359
Almyra

Almyra

12 Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located on the waterfront, within a 15-minute walk of Alykes Beach, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Lighthouse and Tombs of the Kings are also within 2 miles (3 km).

    Mayfair Hotel (former Smartline Paphos) CA $146
    Mayfair Hotel (former Smartline Paphos)

    Mayfair Hotel (former Smartline Paphos)

    1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
       
      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Agioi Anargyroi Church, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Lighthouse and Tombs of the Kings are also within 1 mile (2 km).

      Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel
      Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel

      Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel

      Ledas Street, Paphos
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Paphos aparthotel is located near the airport, just steps away from Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Harbour and Paphos Lighthouse are also within 15 minutes.

        Anemi Hotel & Suites CA $175
        Anemi Hotel & Suites

        Anemi Hotel & Suites

        Kikeronos Street, Paphos
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This family-friendly Paphos aparthotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Alykes Beach, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Lighthouse and Tombs of the Kings are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Annabelle CA $423
          Annabelle

          Annabelle

          Poseidon Ave, Paphos
             
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Alykes Beach, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Saint Paul's Pillar and Paphos Castle are also within 1 mi (2 km).

            Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments
            Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments

            Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments

            17 Tombs of the kings avenue, Paphos
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated in the shopping district, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Fabrica Hill, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Lighthouse. Paphos Archaeological Park and Tombs of the Kings are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Sofianna Resort & Spa CA $219
              Sofianna Resort & Spa

              Sofianna Resort & Spa

              9 Agamemnon Street, Paphos
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Paphos resort is located near the beach, within a 10-minute walk of Saint Paul's Pillar, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Lighthouse and Tombs of the Kings are also within 2 miles (3 km).

                Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213 CA $353
                Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213

                Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213

                Marina Court, Poseidonos Avenue &, Apostolou Pavlou corner Flat 213, Paphos, Paphos
                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated on the beach, this historic apartment building is steps away from Mediterranean Sea, Paphos Harbour and Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Lighthouse and Tombs of the Kings are also within 2 miles (3 km).