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“More amazing than 25 years ago.”

Kato Paphos Archaeological Park
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$74.23*
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Paphos History Day Trip from Limassol
Ranked #12 of 128 things to do in Paphos
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed January 12, 2014

We first went to see the Mosaics on a coach trip 25 years ago, and in those days the coach pulled up almost outside the house of Dionysos in front of the wooden steps into the building. we were told that the mosaics were found by chance during levelling operations in 1962. they erected a roof over it to protect the Mosaics from the sun and the rain. Dionysos the god of wine features prominently in the Mosaics so it was decided to call it the house of Dionysos. In 1974 it was nearly destroyed when turkey invaded Cyprus and bombed the area around Paphos and destroyed the roof. In 1974 the present building was erected and is still being used. In 2011 my wife and myself decided to take another look and were amazed at all the changes and of more Archeological discoveries, we have just made another visit in December 2014 and the site is now massive with fascinating discoveries, Its well worth a couple of hours to go and visit the site, There are vending machines in a large shed outside the house of Dionysos at the far end Toilets are at the main entrance. the entrance is the far end of the large car park at the bus station and is by the Harbour. we would love to go back again in a year or so to see what else has been found, Last visit 9th December 2014.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Fantastic large site containing many interesting ruins including an odeon (amphitheatre), a castle, which you can roam freely around and several houses with amazing mosaics. Lovely in January as not too many tourists and warm but not hot weather. Site has good toilets and vending machines for drinks and snacks.
Excellent value for the 4.50 euro entrance fee.
There are also some rock caverns, a mosaic and the remains of another amphitheatre on the other side of the road which is an open, free admission site.
The Tomb of the Kings is a separate site a few km north and also worth a visit

Thank Marianne R
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Plus points are the remains are very interesting. They could however do with more signage to stop wasted time searching. You really need a whole day to see everything properly.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Impressive ruins and mosaics so really enjoyed walking around, however more signs needed around the site as we walked somehwere really far thinking there was more to see and it took us ages to get back.

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

A must see for any visitors in the area. Well worth the 4.50 Euro entry fee. The most stunning mosaics and everything is well marked with explanations. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring something to drink with you. There is no coffee shop / restaurant, just vending machines. The day we visited, the machines were almost empty.

1  Thank Veronique G
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