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“If you are interested in Roman archaeology do not miss this”

Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
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Full-Day Sightseeing Tour of Paphos from Paphos
Ranked #1 of 114 things to do in Paphos
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“If you are interested in Roman archaeology do not miss this”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

If Roman archaeology is your thing then Kato Pafos Archaeological Park (World Heritage Site) should be high on your priorities when visiting Cyprus. There's plenty to see here with excavations still on-going. The mosaics are absolutely stunning with the best ones protected by purpose built structures (also handy to shelter from the sun on a hot day). You should allow yourself at least a good half day to wander round here and get the most from your visit. Consider taking a picnic with you. You can buy cold drinks near the House of Dionysos from a despensing machine, but that's it. The €3.40 admission charge seems very reasonable give the quality of archaeological remains.

Visited October 2012
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“Not to be missed”
Reviewed January 13, 2013

A cynical teenager found himself enjoying this despite himself. Amazing mosaics and better facilities than I had expected.

Visited January 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Outstanding mosaics”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

For anyone who likes classical history, these are some of the best mosaics you are likely to see. The House of Dionysus has various stories from the life of the god, including the story of the first wine drinkers. This part of the site is under cover, probably to protect the mosaics. I particularly liked the Room of the Four Seasons, with various heads, personifying the seasons. At one edge of this mosaic is the inscription "rejoice" in Greek and on the opposite side (also in Greek) is "you too".

I liked the site so much I went back three times!

Visited November 2012
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London England
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“The Romans in Cyprus”
Reviewed January 9, 2013

A large site with some fantastic Mosaics. Park closed on New Years Day and 2nd January. Very reasonable entry free.

Visited December 2012
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“Interesting”
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Well preserved and really interesting. An amazing contrast between the ancient and the modern in Paphos. A good time to visit to avoid the crowds

Visited January 2013
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