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Paphos Archaeological Park Tours

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Paphos Archaeological Park
A top attraction in Paphos, Paphos Archaeological Park is home to some of Cyprus’ most important historic ruins. Visit this sprawling open-air museum—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that stretches along the coast near Paphos Harbor—to see a number of ruins dating to the late Roman period, plus a few that are even older.

The Basics
There’s a lot of history at the spread-out Paphos Archaeological Park; to make the most of your time, go with a guide or as part of a tour. You won't want to miss highlights including the remains of Saranta Kolones, a Byzantine castle known for its 40 columns and the ancient Odeon amphitheater, which still hosts summer performances. Visit the four Roman Villas (the Houses of Theseus, Aion, Dionysos, and Orpheus) to see their floor mosaics.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Paphos Archaeological Park is a must-visit for anyone interested in ancient history.
  • Wear sturdy shoes and sun protection as the park is large and exposed.
  • Audio guides are available for download on the Cyprus Tourism Department website.
  • The park is partially wheelchair accessible.
  • The Department of Antiquities offers special combo passes if you plan to visit multiple sites, with 1-, 3-, and 7-day passes available.
How to Get There
Paphos Archaeological Park is located in the heart of Paphos, just south of Kings Avenue Mall and due west of Paphos Harbor. There's plenty of free parking in front of the site, and the Kato Paphos Main Bus Station is just a few minutes' walk away. Most area tours, particularly those focused on history, stop here and include transportation.

When to Get There
The park is open daily throughout the year, except on Christmas, Orthodox Easter, and New Year's Day. It opens early in the morning and closes early evening from mid-September to mid-April and opens an hour earlier from mid-April to mid-September. Visit first thing to avoid crowds and heat, especially in summer. 

The Mosaics of Paphos
Be sure to make your way to the Mosaics of Paphos, a highlight of the park. Visit all four houses on the complex to see their elaborate mosaic floors. These mosaics were buried for thousands of years until a farmer discovered them in the early 1960s. Many are well preserved, and most depict scenes from Greek mythological tales, with Dionysos, Theseus, and Apollo making frequent appearances.
Address: Paphos, Cyprus
Admission: Adult admission is €4.50
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Private Walking Tour of PaphosHalf-day Tours

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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3-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos and NicosiaMulti-day Tours

3-Night Cyprus Tour from Limassol Including Paphos and Nicosia

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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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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