Acropolis and Odeon
Near the Paphos lighthouse is sited a complex of ancient buildings, including a Roman Odeon, built from limestone in the 2nd century AD, it has been restored and is now used in the summer for music and theatre performances. Nearby are the remains of ancient city walls and the Roman Agora. South of the Odeon are the remnants of the Roman Temple of Asklepeios, the God of Medicine.
Tombs of the Kings
The Tomb of the Kings is located in Kato Paphos and although there are actually no kings buried here it is one of the popular Paphos Attractions !. It is believed to have been constructed in 4th century for the burial of about 100 Ptolemaic aristocrats. Considered to be an archeological wonder, carved out of solid rock, amazing embellishments and Doric pillars this place was named as Tomb of the Kings. What makes you admire their workmanship is the fact that these chambers have been crafted out of solid rock. Archaeological excavations are ongoing at the site, which also features a church known as Paleoekklisia, which sports traces of Byzantine frescoes.
The Mosaics of Paphos
The striking mosaic floors in a series of ancient Roman noblemen’s villas, dating from the third to fifth century AD, and are a must-see for visitors to Paphos. The site where the villas are still being excavated can be found about 300 meters from the Paphos harbour. These amazingly beautiful mosaic floors were created using coloured cubes of limestone and marble called tesserae, with glass paste added to expand the range of colour. They still retain their original sheen and colour. The mosaics depict scenes from Greek mythologies and are visible in the houses of Dionysus, Orpheus and Aion, and the Villa of Theses.
The catacombs themselves were carved into Fabrica hill, below the ancient Roman city wall, in the 4th century BC, and later became chapels for the early Christians. The underground chapels feature some interesting frescoes and graffiti left by 13th century Crusaders. A large pistachio tree marks the entrance to the underground catacombs of Agia Solomoni in Kato Paphos... which is believed that cures various ailments.
One of the most beautiful beaches on the island of Cyprus is located in Coral Bay. It is famed for the soft white sand and its sparkling glassy waters. Coral Bay beach is safe swimming where you can also find every conceivable activity from boat rides to jet skis for hire. Coral Bay is a great base for exploring the pristine coastline to the north, where a jigsaw of coves and inlets hide some of the best (and most isolated) beaches on the island.
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