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“Interesting site” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
Kato Pafos, Paphos, Cyprus
357 26306217
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Ranked #2 of 36 Attractions in Paphos
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Kent
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“Interesting site”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Visited this site in July 2012 very interesting particularly the mosaics. Well kept site. Would recommend going in the morning in high season as it gets very hot.

Visited July 2012
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“lovely day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

brilliant day out, very spread out so allow a full day. only complaint was that there was nowhere to get a drink.

Visited February 2013
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“Beautiful mosaics!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

There are other big archaeological parks in other countries. This one is specially interesting for its beatiful roman villa mosaics.

Visited February 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Test the accoustics!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

This is a superb proof of Roman ingenuity. The site is beautifully preserved as part of the Paphos Archaeological Park, and sits beside the light-house.

If you make this visit - and you really should - be sure to experience the astounding accoustics that make it the ideal venue for live performance. Stand on the paving stone in the performance area that has a hole in it (this is the centre-point) and say something......'great if you can quote a line or two from Homer!

You'll be astonished how your voice resounds in your ears (as if you were wearing headphones) - and anyone sitting in the seats will hear you perfectly. Who needs a microphone?

Visited February 2013
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“The world's best value?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013

Having spent many hours and many £s visiting historical sites throughout the world, the Archaelogical Park in Paphos has to be a contender for the the most extraordinary value!

For less than two Euros, you get an entire day's worth of the most breath-taking insights into ancient history, architecture, and life. The site includes several huge Roman villas with astounding mosaic floors, a beautifully preserved amphitheatre (you MUST stand on the flag-stone with a hole in it and say something......the accoustics are extraordinary!), a very early castle, and the neighbouring Tombs of the Kings - a site of several acres in which to explore ancient burial chambers hewn from the solid rock.

I could spend hours writing a full appreciation of every aspect of this astonishingly wonderful site: little wonder that it is a UNICEF World Heritage Site.

On a practical and prosaic level, the site is also superbly managed in terms of its facilities - including toilets and signage.

Visited February 2013
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