Tombs of the Kings
One of the most important sites in Paphos, along with the mosaics and St. Pauls’ pillar. The Tombs belong to high ranking officers of the last King of Paphos, Nikoklis. We strongly suggest buying the booklet to read about these Tombs, at the ancient sites entrance.
Noble mens villas which are dated back to 300 AD and are considered some of the best in the Mediterranean.
House of Theseus
Just a short distance from Paphos fort are the ruins of this Roman residence. The circular Mosaic
floor represents Theseus slaying the Minotaur, whereas another mosaic shows the Birth of Achilles.
House of Dionysos
Close to the house of Theseus is the house of Dionysos, where well-preserved mosaics show Ganymede and the Eagle and also Dionysos the God of Wine being carried on a chariot. The Mosaics of Apollo, Daphne, Pyramos and Thisbe are equally impressive.
Paphos Archaeological Museum
Paphos is expected to bring to light a lot of important information regarding its past history. The Hellenistic sarcophagus, terracotta figures, statues and some coins of the city kingdom are on display here. Of special interest are the pottery and the sculpture of Aphrodite.
St. Pauls Pillar and Panayia Chrysopolittissa
According to the Holy Bible, St. Paul arrived in Paphos to teach Christianity in 46 AD. On arrival,
the Romans bound St. Paul to a pillar and gave him 39 lashes for his preaching. The church dates back to 13th Century and is of Byzantine design. Nowadays this church has been granted to the Paphos Anglican Church for the British people retired in Paphos, and British guests. On many occasions this church is used for marriages.
Early Christian Basilica
Byzantine ruins of the 4th Century represent the largest early Byzantine Basilicas on the island.
Some Mosaic floors have survived the time.
Ayia Solomoni Catacomb
The Ayia Solomoni Church and Catacomb was the praying place for the Christian Cypriots during
the time when the Romans had forbidden the practice and the belief in Christianity. The chapel is
of the 12th century, which is located near to the catacomb. A big tree just outside the catacomb is known locally as the ?Wishing Tree?. According to tradition tying a piece of cloth onto one of the branches of the tree will make your wish come true.