Amazing mosaics

The city of Πάφος is a vivid place and many people get here for their beach vacations. But the city also has a long history, and the most important site is the archaeological area of Nea Paphos next to the harbor. While Πάφος was already founded in the 4th century BCE this UNESCO world heritage site lets you explore Roman villas from the 2nd and 3rd century CE.

It is a vast site that includes two theatres, a classic Roman agora and the houses of Aion, Dionysos, Orpheus, and Theseus. Most impressive are the many well-preserved mosaics, some protected by houses, some to be found outside. You will discover many mythological figures and you can try to guess which story is depicted: I liked the mosaic showing the Greek myth of Theseus and the minotaur most. Fantastic, that this could be preserved over so many centuries!

Nea Paphos

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