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Reviewed December 7, 2014

this an amazing piece of historical architecture. the amount of history is awesome, as is the acoustic engineering they were capable of.

Thank Blackgate1
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Reviewed December 7, 2014

A good site to see some amazing roman mosaics and earth works well worth the visit, if you go in the hot season take some water with you, and a sun hat.

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

The site of Kato Pafos (Upper Pafos) was found in 1962, and is now on Unesco World Heritade Site-list. Entrance to archeological park lies just in front of Pafos harbour, there is car-parking nearby and a lot of restaurants nearby. Territory to see is huge, so have a drinking water with you if it is hot weather.
There is a sort of tourist information centre to the left from the entrance, where are some booklets, maps etc. available, but in time of our visit the English version was totally out/finished, so we used the german and italian versions trying to understand where to go.
There is over 40 mosaics found on this site, and they are in my opinion maybe if not best (difficult to compare), but as brilliant as mosaics in Tunis or Jordan. Ruins of lots and lots of mosaic-adorned houses can be seen on this site, the best are protected by building a roofed houses on top of them, all with wooden gangways and stairs inside, so it´s easy to come around those mosaic-floors and see everything.
House of Aion, House of Orpheus, House of Dionysos, House of Theseus, House of Four Seasons (houses named after the best mosaic found in them) are a must, others are less known but also wonderful. More to see on the site is Agora, the Odeon, the Asklepion, the bysantine castle Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns). It takes time to see everything, especially the most famous houses, there is a lot of tourist groups on the site, but in the early morning and some hour before closing time they are gone and place is as best.
Ticket costs 4,50 E/adult, Opening hours are 8,30-17 (19).

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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Thoroughly recommend spending a few hours here. Stunning mosaics, laid out across a large site by the sea. Interesting history as a major roman garrison then city. Decent amphitheatre and when we were there (July 2014) lots of Poles still excavating new areas of the site. If you like old ruins (no mention of Mrs S here) you must go.

Thank GoudhurstMike
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Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visited the site twice some lovley mosaics which have been well preserved. We visited the area to carry out some birding and had some great sighting. We spent a total of 6 hours covering most of the site, Loads of crested larks, various warblers and chats

Thank bruce f
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