The Kato Paphos Archaeological Park was included in UNESCO world heritage list in 1980. The site includes monuments from the prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Most of the remains found in the area belong to the Roman period. Some of the most unique mosaic floors are found at the remains of four Roman villas which belonged to noblemen back at the 2nd and 5th century AD. The scenes depicted are inspired by the Greek Mythology. According to the main patterns of the mosaic floors each villa received its name, such as the House of Dionysos, the House of Aion and the House of Theseus.
Other significant monuments found within the Kato Paphos Archaeological Park are the Odeon, the Agora, the Asklipieion, the Forty Columns Fortress known as Saranta Kolones as well as the ruins of an early Christian Basilica called Limeniotissa. Further to that the famous Tombs Of The Kings, a site located a bit further from the rest, is also included in the Kato Pahos Archaelogical Park. It is important to note here that Paphos was the island's capital city during the Hellenistic and Roman times.
A visit to this large sea side park offers a fantastic experience for history lovers of all ages. The way ancient people lived, the values they honored and they way they perceived art becomes more understandable to visitors.
Opening Hours: 08:00 - 17:00 November - March
08:00 - 18:00 April - May, September - October
08:00 - 19:30 June - August
Entrance: 3.40 Euro