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- Saranda Korones Castle
- Pafos Harbour
- Paul Pillar Church
- Tombs of the Kings
Today was a highlight of our time in Cyprus, we saw so much that was all fascinating – I apologise in advance for the length of this post!
The Pafos Roman Mosaics are one of the must-see sights of Cyprus. They were first revealed in 1942 by British soldiers digging trenches, covered up again and forgotten. They were rediscovered in the 1960s, and excavation by the Department of Antiquities began. There are also on the site the remains of the Agora, the reconstructed Odeon (which hosts concerts and plays during summer), and a ruined fortress, Saranda Kolones.
The House of Dionysos
The House of Dionysos was discovered during levelling operations in 1962. It was a large and wealthy residence of the Roman period, and contains about 550 m2 of mosaic floors. Dionysos (Bacchus), the god of wine, features prominently in some of the mosaics, so the building has been named The House of Dionysos. The building consisted of a central atrium surrounded by the main rooms of the house, most of which were decorated with mosaics.