Paphos Ancient Ruins

Ancient Ruins in Paphos, Cyprus

Paphos Ancient Ruins

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What travellers are saying

  • Litewka O
    London, UK3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    For the first time in Paphos it was first place that I visited ,very interesting park,full of history.Good price for entrance .
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Pavije
    Hertfordshire689 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the visit. You can catch the 611 to the bus station then it’s a quick walk into the grounds. Around 2.50 euro to enter and lots to see. You can exit onto the coastal path or back out the front. Lots of bars and eating places outside. Programmes with maps on sale and I would recommend picking one up.
    Written 17 May 2024
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  • kenny10564
    Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK477 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What amazing mosaics and still in fantastic condition.
    Just to see the mosaics in all their glory are well worth the entrance fee.
    This is the 3rd time seeing this wonderful site.
    If this is your thing then make a beeline and see history.
    Written 9 March 2024
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  • Matt T
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    St Solomons Catacombs is an easy walk uphill from the harbour, Paphios is rich in archaeology and history. The catacombs are a good experience and free to go into, The view from the top is good and you can get your bearings to visit other historical locations.
    Written 22 May 2023
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  • thomda
    Runcorn, UK295 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One day we hired a car and went to St George's. This lovely little church is beautifully located and was an interesting stop on our travels, toilets are over the road as is a couple of shops.
    Written 16 April 2023
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  • chakina
    Limassol City, Cyprus254 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unesco heritage church near Salamiou and Pendalia.A beautiful country site.It is surrounded with mountains and a river. It is a very old building. It really worth visiting if you have a car. From Paphos is around 1h and you can also visit donkey far which is near or go to monaster of Salamiou a village near by.
    Written 30 April 2019
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  • Gwespyr
    Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This forms part of the Archaeological Park of Pafos and it is the remains of a medieval castle that was destroyed in an earthquake in the 13th century.
    The remains of the castle are interesting and a testament to the building skills of that era can be seen by the fact that there is a prominent arch of masonry still standing after all these years and despite the earthquake. There are also many toppled columns on the site that look like they are made from granite. The smoothness and circular shape of these columns also show how skilled the craftsmen were as granite is a very hard material to work with. I am given to understand that the name Saranta Kolones translates from Greek to mean 'Forty Columns'.
    The siting of the castle may be a reason why this site may not receive as much attention as it should being at the end of the guided path through the rest of the archaeological park. I would not be surprised to find that many people give it scant regard due to being very tired and worn out with ancient sites after walking around the whole Archaeological Park in very warm or hot weather - this would be a shame.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Airyfairy7654
    Oxford, UK240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled across this ruined monestary. As other reviewers say it is surprisingly well taken care of a rarety in Cyprus with a roof cover protecting what's left of the wall painting from the elements. A simple info board gives a brief history. The mill race can be imagined in the now dried up stream and some interesting buildings can be seen along the way. Lovely wild flowers in Springtime and many trails sign posted for walkers
    Written 14 April 2019
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  • PduPL
    Honiton, UK16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring archaeological sites connected to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, this is the site of the most important shrine in the ancient world. Little remains of Palaipafos but we enjoyed spending time wandering through the ruins, layers of civilisation dating back to the Bronze age with its evidence of an earlier “nature” goddess and the subsequent evolution of the myth of Aphrodite and it’s interpretation through the Roman Empire until with the dominance of Christianity “pagan” cults were banned. Ancient history mingles with myth and poetry and we found it both beautiful in setting and enigmatic.
    There is a small museum which has some very interesting exhibits.Also a 12th century church dedicated to an early orthodox version of the Mother of God which,sadly, was closed.
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • Susan T
    93 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabrika Hill is a great place to spend a couple of hours. It is a bit of a climb up but there is plenty to see - the Agios Lambrianos rock cut tombs are the main attraction but they are right next to an ancient theatre and there is also a large pebble mosaic which is worth a look, as are the views from the hill.

    The tombs themselves are completely stripped out but the scale of the rock cut chambers is very impressive and it is worth climbing down and wandering through the chambers.

    The site is open and free of charge (as at June 2018 when I visited). There is little sign posting and no facilities, and parking is on the road. It is only a short way from the harbour and the bigger archaeological sites though.
    Written 5 June 2018
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  • Giannis_Georgiou
    Kissonerga, Cyprus19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice sample of Paphos culture wort a visit. Surrounding by Cypriot landscape with a great view on top of the watermill
    Written 15 March 2017
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  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Started the journey from the abandoned village of Vretsia.from there the nature trail begins and its a 3km route winding through remote forest. Along the way there are small signs labelling the plants and trees nearest the path. No tourists were seen the whole time however birds lizards and butterflies were seen. The bridge appeared like something out of a fairy tale. Would definitely recommend.
    Written 27 August 2022
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