Holidays in Paphos Archaeological Park

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Paphos Archaeological Park featuring building ruins and heritage architecture

Intricate Roman mosaics are the highlight among countless remnants from the various cultures that inhabited the area in the past few millennia.

Relive the various stages of civilization from prehistory to the Middle Ages in Paphos Archaeological Park. The majority of the excavated ruins belong to the Roman era, including the remarkable mosaic floors of former villas. The search for fascinating remnants from former worlds still continues today in the park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its historical importance.

The park’s main delight is the range of floor mosaics in the ruins of four Roman villas. Marvel at the stunning works of art from the third to the fifth centuries. See the mosaic of the god of wine in the House of Dionysus. Inspect the impressive portrayal of a battle with the Minotaur in the House of Thyseus. Wooden decks allow you to stand directly over the artworks for a better look. The House of Aion and the House of Orpheus complete the collection of Roman villas with remarkably well-preserved mosaics.

As you walk through the park, enjoy the wide-open spaces and views of the mountainous landscape that help to create a serene and picturesque setting. Clamber to the top of the Turkish castle for a view of the archaeological park from above. You can see parts of the city as well as the sparkling blue sea from this vantage point.

Take a look at the Roman Odeon, which is built from limestone and dates back to the second century. It is still used for concerts and theatrical performances. Visit the large Basilica of Chrysopolitissa that was constructed a couple of centuries later. Gradually make your way around the vast park to explore all of its historic gems.

There is a small admission fee for the site, which opens daily from early morning until late afternoon. It stays open a little later in the summer months.

Paphos Archaeological Park is in the Nea Pafos (New Paphos) region in the southwest part of the city. Kings Avenue Mall, Lighthouse Beach and some resorts are nearby. Take a bus to a stop next to the park or drive and leave your car in the site’s parking lot.

2158 Cheap Hotels Near Paphos Archaeological Park

Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is AU$226 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
Located in Paphos, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 1 mi (2 km) of Kings Avenue Mall and Tombs of the Kings. Paphos Harbour is ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (584 reviews)
"the staff were all so friendly and helpful - they made our stay. The atmosphere is so calm and relaxing. The beds are amazing too!"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2021

Elysium
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
5 out of 5
Poseidonos Avenue 22, Paphos
The price is AU$245 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Nestled on the beach, this Paphos hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Alykes Beach and Paphos Harbour. Tombs of the Kings is 2 mi (3.3 km) away.
4.8/5 Exceptional! (97 reviews)
"AMAZING! Love everything!"

Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2022

Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
This family-friendly Paphos hotel is located near the airport, within 1 mi (2 km) of Agioi Anargyroi Church, Paphos Harbour and Tombs of the Kings. Kings Avenue ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (67 reviews)
"Overall the hotel was great, very modern and clean. The variety of food on offer for breakfast, lunch and dinner was really good. So much choice and good quality. The beef Wellington was incredible and the best I’ve ever had. The service from the staff was really great in the reception and the restaurant. ..."

Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2021

Mayfair Hotel
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Top Paphos Archaeological Park Hotel & Accommodation Deals

The King Jason Paphos - Designed for Adults
The King Jason Paphos - Designed for Adults
4.5 out of 5
Pentadaktylou Street, Paphos
The price is AU$190 per night from 18 Feb. to 19 Feb.
The King Jason Paphos - Designed for Adults
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
5 out of 5
Poseidonos Avenue 22, Paphos
The price is AU$245 per night from 21 Jan. to 22 Jan.
Amavi Hotel, MadeForTwo
Mayfair Hotel
Mayfair Hotel
4 out of 5
1 Paris Street, Kato Paphos, P.O. Box 62459, Paphos
Mayfair Hotel
Elysium
Elysium
5 out of 5
Queen Verenikis Street, Paphos
The price is AU$226 per night from 27 Jan. to 28 Jan.
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Almyra
Almyra
5 out of 5
12 Poseidonos Avenue, Paphos
Almyra
Elysia Park
Elysia Park
4 out of 5
22 Sotiraki Markidi Street, Kato Paphos, Paphos
Elysia Park
Annabelle
Annabelle
5 out of 5
Poseidon Ave, Paphos
The price is AU$236 per night from 24 Jan. to 25 Jan.
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Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213
Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213
Paphos, Paphos
The price is AU$538 per night from 30 Jan. to 31 Jan.
Seaside Luxury Flat: Marina Court 213
Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel
Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel
3 out of 5
Ledas Street, Paphos
Basilica Holiday Complex Hotel
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