Paphos is a treasure trove of archaeological sights which are mostly located in the Kato Paphos area. Here are some of (not all) the spots worth visiting.

Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite's legendary birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century B.C. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the site is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world.
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The House of Theseos

Built in the 2nd century AD, the site has some of the most pristine mosaics from the period. The house of Theseos who’s name derives from its beautiful mosaic of Theseos and the Minotaur and was most likely the residence of a high ranking Roman official. There are other houses with impressive mosaics to explore in the same sight such as the House of Aion and Dyonisos.

The Hellenistic Theatre

The Ancient theatre has been under excavation since 1995 by the university of Sidney. The excavations have revealed a theatre used for performance and entertainment for over six and a half centuries (circa 300 BC to the late fourth century AD). At its maximum extent during the reign of the Antonine Emperors of the second century AD, the theatre could seat over 8500 spectators.  

Agora - The Ancient Roman Market

A remnant of the Roman period in Cyprus. Agora was the centre of the Roman population leaving an amazing archaeological sight giving us an insight on the Roman’s daily life. A truly fascinating and unique part of Cyprus.

Access Information

The archaeological park of Kato Paphos is managed by the local Archaeological authority. Opening hours and information is maintained on their website which you can find here

Sight Info

  • +357 26306217
  • 4.50 Per Person
  • Free Wifi
  • Monday - Sunday: 8.30 - 19.30

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