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Terracotta figurines
Cypro-Archaic Period
(725-475 BC) 


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Pafos

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Tombs of the Kings
Kato Pafos, Tel: (06) 24 02 95
Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock, with some being decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of tombs gave the locality its name.

The Mosaics of Pafos
House of Dionysos, House of Theseus and House of Aion
Kato Pafos, near the harbor, Tel: (06) 24 02 17
Mosaic floors of these noblemen's villas, dating from 3rd to 5th century AD, are considered among the finest in Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.

Pafos Odeon
Kato Pafos
A small 2nd century Odeon built entirely of well-hewn limestone blocks. It is now used in the summer for musical and theatrical performances. Nearby are remains of ancient city walls, Roman Agora and a building dedicated to Asklipeios, god of medicine.

Saranta Kolones
Kato Pafos, near harbor
Lusignans built this castle at the beginning of the early 13th century on the site of a previous Byzantine Castle. An earthquake destroyed it in 1222.

Panagia Limeniotissa Basilica
Kato Pafos, near harbor
Built in the early 5th century and dedicated to 'Our Lady of Harbor', it was almost completely destroyed during 7th century Arab raids.

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church And Early Christian Basilica
Kato Pafos
Built in 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantine basilica on the island. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar, where according to tradition, Saint Paul was flogged before Roman Governor Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity.

Theoskepasti Church
Kato Pafos
Theoskepasti means 'Veiled by God'. According to tradition, a fog was sent by God to protect the original church during Arab raids. The modern church was built in 1923.

Baths
Near the old market place of Pafos
They date back to Turkish period and functioned up until the early '50s. It is a stone vaulted building consisting of three main areas: Reception, intermediate area, and the main baths. Building has been restored and will be used as a Cultural Center by Pafos Municipality.

 

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