Archaeological Sites

The rich cultural heritage of Paphos

Frankish Baths

The restored building that houses the baths is located in Kato Paphos, northeast of the city's mosque and its construction is estimated in the late 14th to early 15th century. At the beginning of the Turkish occupation it was reconstructed when some of the...

Ottoman Baths

Also known as Eboubekir, the steam baths of the city are now near the old market. They were rebuilt near Yeni Cami in 1592 by Mehmet Bey Ebubekir, governor of the region of Paphos, from which they were named. The building where the baths were operated is covered with...

Ancient Tomb at Kostis Palamas

Discovered during the renovation of the square, this ancient tomb is completely carved in natural rock. It has a monumental entrance to the southwest, from which begins a winding road leading to a peristyle atrium. At a slightly higher level, opposite the entrance, a...

Fabrica Hill

The low hill, NE of the archaeological park, was named after the cotton factory located there during the Frankish period. It is of intense archaeological interest, as a number of motifs have been found here, such as houses, fortifications, tombs, places of worship,...

Asklepieion

The sanctuary, dedicated to the god of healing Asclepius, belongs to the complex of Agora buildings in the northern part of the park and unfortunately today saves little architectural remains. It is located just north of the ancient Odeon; with which it may have been...

Theseus’ house

The famous Roman house known as Theseus' mansion was located on Maloutena hill by the Polish expedition, between the Houses of Orpheus and Aeon. It is a huge building, the dimensions of which (94x 142m), make it the largest building of the late 4th century BC. in...

The Port of Paphos

Today's bustling marina on the southwest coast of the city is built on one of the most ancient ports on the island and probably the largest in Hellenistic Cyprus. It is also known as the port from which The Apostle Paul sailed when he left the island, continuing his...

Tombs of the Kings

They are located in the necropolis of Nea (New) Paphos located in the north-western part of the city, just outside the fortifications, covering an area of around ​​1.2 sq. Km. The huge archaeological site is one of the most important places to visit in Paphos. Various...

The Sanctuary of Aphrodite

Located in ruinous condition in the settlement of Kouklia in the ancient antiquity of Palepafos (old Pafos), 16 km east of Paphos. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite was one of the most important and renowned religious centres of worship in the ancient world. There are many...

The Byzantine Castle

It dominates on a low hill northwest and a short distance from the port of Paphos and is best known as the ‘Forty Columns’ castle. It was one of the main fortifications of the city along with the two ‘castles’ located in the harbour and the walls surrounding it. It is...

The Medieval Castle

Built on the ancient breakwater on the west side of the port of Nea (New) Pafos, it was formerly part of Cyprus' coastal defence system. It was built in the middle of the 13th century by the Lusignans, after the final destruction of the Byzantine castle of the "Forty...

Ancient Theatre

It is located on the south slope of the Fabrica hill east of the Ancient Conservatory and the Roman Agora, facing the city and the harbour. It was built in the northeast part of the ancient city and at least in the Roman period, it appears to have been located near...

Ancient Odeon (Conservatory)

The Odeon is unique in its kind throughout Roman Cyprus and was part of the Agora complex of buildings. It is a small amphitheatre, built in the early 2nd century. A.D. and was mainly used for music events. It was built of large slow stone, and lined with limestone....

Ancient Market

Located to the east of the ancient city of Paphos, protected by the west winds, and in antiquity it was the commercial centre of the city and at the same time a meeting place of the Paphos, where daily and political discussions were found. It was used during the Roman...

House of Aion

It is located to the east of Theseus House, with its entrance opposite. It has been interpreted as a Roman public building, which was probably erected in the mid-3rd century AD and appears to have been rebuilt in the 4th century. In its southeast corner there is a...

House of Dionysus

The ruins of the Roman house, best known for its mosaics, are to the north and a short distance from Theseus' House. The huge building that seems to have exceeded 2000sqm was built at the end of the 2nd. AD, on the ruins of a Hellenistic building and destroyed by...

House of Orpheus

It is located east of Theseus' house and dates to the Late Roman period, late 2nd early 3rd AD century. The house is large in extent and covers an area of ​​about 32 x 42 meters. To the east and north, it borders two major public roads, while to the west, its...