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House of Dionysos
A highlight of Paphos Archaeological Park, the House of Dionysos is the largest of four Roman villas, nicknamed the Mosaic Houses for their elaborate floor mosaics. The mosaics, painstakingly crafted from limestone tiles, date back to the second and third centuries AD and remained hidden until a local farmer discovered them in 1962.
 
The Basics
The House of Dionysos is full of beautifully restored mosaics that visitors can view from wooden observation decks throughout the villa. The show-stopping centerpiece portrays Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, returning from India on a chariot drawn by two panthers. Other mosaics depict Apollo and Daphne, Ganymede being taken back to Olympus on the wings of an eagle, and a number of hunting scenes. There’s plenty of signposting in English, but visiting with a tour is a great way to deepen your understanding of the site and its significance.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • The park is a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient history, archaeology, or art.
  • Wear solid shoes and a hat/sunscreen, particularly if visiting in the hot summer months.
  • The park is partially wheelchair-accessible, but wheelchair users will likely need assistance. 
  • Combination passes valid at multiple sites for one, three, or seven days are available.
 
How to Get There
The House of Dionysos is situated inside Paphos Archaeological Park, a few minutes’ walk west of Paphos Harbor. Numerous tours stop at the park, and for travelers arriving independently, there’s a large parking lot in front of the site. The Kato Paphos Main Bus Station is just a few minutes' walk away. 

When to Get There
Paphos Archaeological Park is open daily, except on Christmas, Orthodox Easter, and New Year's Day. Hours are 8:30am to 7:30pm from mid-April to mid-September; the rest of the year the park closes at 5pm. Visit early in the day to avoid crowds and heat. 
 
Paphos and Aphrodite
Throughout Cyprus, you'll see frequent mentions of Aphrodite (the local tourism board has even developed an Aphrodite-themed route). It's believed that the goddess of love emerged from the sea onto the island, not far from modern-day Paphos, and mosaics featuring her image can be seen in the House of Dionysos.
Address: House of Dionysos, Paphos, Cyprus
Admission: Varies
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Paphos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Ayia NapaDay Trips

Paphos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Ayia Napa

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Ideal for history buffs, this 8-hour excursion from Ayia Napa transports you back to ancient Greek civilization. Delve into the rich history of Kourion, home to a significant archaeological site, and Paphos, where the famous House of Dionysus resides. Sample Cypriot specialities during a stop at Yeroskipou village and visit the alleged birthplace of Aphrodite. Admission to these landmarks is at your expense; round-trip transportation in an air-conditioned coach from your Ayia Napa hotel is included.
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Pafos and Kourion Coach Excursion from LarnacaDay Trips

Pafos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Larnaca

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Get to know the western end of Cyprus on this excursion from Larnaca. Aboard a comfortable coach, relax and enjoy the scenery while the transportation is taken care of; no fussing with rental cars or directions. Visit Kourion to see the mosaics at the House of Eustolios, then headfor Phaphos to see the House of Dionysos and the surrounding harbor. The day's last stops are Petra tou Romiou and the Yeroskipou Village.
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Pafos and Kourion Coach Excursion from ProtarasDay Trips

Pafos and Kourion Coach Excursion from Protaras

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Spend a day exploring the historic side of Cyprus, with this coach excursion from Protaras. You'll visit all sorts of ancient Greek sites, including the House of Eustolios in Kourion and the House of Dionysos in Paphos, both known for their beautifully preserved mosaics. You'll also get a chance to stop in the village of Yeroskipou known for its traditional sweets as well as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite.  
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4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia and Troodos MountainsMulti-day Tours

4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol Including Paphos, Nicosia and Troodos Mountains

Take a grand tour through Cyprus’ history, landscape and culture on a 4-night trip from Paphos and Limassol that includes Nicosia and the Troodos Mountains. Explore Paphos’ Roman villas and ancient tombs and cross an international border in Cyprus’ divided capital city; visit a caravanserai and a remarkable mosque then head high into the mountains to see alpine villages, rugged terrain and a UNESCO-recognized 12th-century church. Return to the to the sea for a final night on the coast, and finish your tour in Paphos or Limassol. 
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Private Walking Tour of Paphos

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Paphos is rich in ancient history, and with this small private excursion led by a knowledgeable local guide, you can learn all about what like was life in centuries past. You'll get to visit the Kato Pafos archaeological park, complete with its beautiful old Roman villas and stunning, incredibly well-preserved mosaics.
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Experience Cyprus’ historical highlights on a 3-night tour based in Paphos or Limassol with guided day-trips into Paphos and Nicosia.  Discover UNESCO-recognized Paphos on a half-day tour; take in a Byzantine church and a Roman archeological site, descend into 3rd-century burial rooms at the Tomb of the Kings and see the city’s remarkable religious landmarks. Cross the international border in Nicosia, and visit a museum, cathedral and mosque in the divided capital.  
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