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“Great little museum with beautiful collections”

Temple of Aphrodite
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Day Trip: Limassol and Kourion from Paphos
Ranked #7 of 15 things to do in Kouklia
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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“Great little museum with beautiful collections”
Reviewed May 30, 2013

We were lucky enough to attend this site on 'National Museum Day' which offered free entry to all the state museums in Cyprus. If paying the site is state owned so the entry fee is minimal. This site is smaller than a lot of the other archaeological sites, but this is more than made up for by the excellent (but small) museum on site.

As you walk around the site you can see the ruins of the former sanctuary, mosaics and an early Christian temple. Moving into the two roomed museum there are some beautiful exhibits including pottery, artefacts recovered from the site and the stunning carved classical period sarcophagus, discovered in 2007, still with the original paint attached. All exhibits have English descriptions. This site is very flat so suitable for those with mobility issues.

This site is situated in a lovely village so be sure to visit. There are also a limited number of local restaurants should you wish to eat and we had an excellent meal here.

Visited May 2013
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“A visit to Temple of Aphrodite”
Reviewed March 15, 2013

The temple of Aphrodite is located at Kouklia village ,15km east of Paphos. Is the old Palepaphos -ancient Capital of Cyprus.
According to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite was the Goddess of Beauty ! At this temple were taking place many ceremonies to honour the Goddess and Love !
It is really remarkable how during ancient period people were able to handle this huge rocks in order to build this Temple which now of course in in ruins.
Still is a nice experience to see the ruins,the local museum and the excellent location and fantastic view as well !

Visited March 2013
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“Temple of Aphrodite”
Reviewed February 14, 2013

I hadn't planned a visit but was passing by early morning on my way up to Troodos so thought I would pop in quickly. Beautiful setting and the museum within the casle was fantastic. I was the only person at the time I visited and Mario who was working in the musuem took the time to give me a personal tour of the museum and explain the history of some of the artefacts - very interesting particularly with the personal informaiton. Thanks. Definetely worth a wee visit. Entry was about 3.50 euros.

Visited February 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“walking through time”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

cyprus is the isle of myth and legend. this magical evocative place is where you walk along the paths where the ancient priests walked in all their splendour. you want to sleep in their guest house, eat in their dining room, but alas, now only ruins remain, your imagination does the rest.

Visited March 2012
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