Full Day Tour in Paphos: Trip To The Past

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Immerse yourselves in archaeology, history and culture and experience one of the oldest civilisations in the world at first hand. Paphos, is a region where it combines mountainous areas and the sea. The coastal town of Paphos with its medieval fort and quaint harbor is a harmonious combination of historical sites, tourist resorts and wonderful countryside.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: iTaxi Cyprus

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Stop At: Kolossi Castle

Kolossi Castle, a fine example of military architecture originally constructed in the 13th century.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kourion

Curium Amphitheater, one of the island's most important city-kingdoms in antiquity.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Kourion

The stadium of Kourion is located between the archaeological site of Kourion and the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates in Cyprus. It was constructed during the reign of Emperor Antoninus Pius in the 2nd century CE and was used for the sports of the Hellenic pentathlon like running, jumping, wrestling and throwing the discus or javelin. With seven rows of seats, the stadium of Kourion could accommodate around 6000 spectators

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Sanctuary Of Apollo

The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylati lies west of Kourion and is one of the most important sanctuaries of ancient Cyprus

Duration: 30 minutes

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The archaeological site of Palaipafos (‘old Pafos’ in Greek) is located in Kouklia Village and was one of the most important city-kingdoms of Cyprus, as well as the first Cypriot site to be included in the World Heritage List of UNESCO in 1980. The Sanctuary of Aphrodite is the most famous of the Ancient Greek Goddess’ sanctuaries, and its ancient remains date back to the 12th century BC, whilst it remained a place of worship until the 3rd - 4th centuries AD. There are two versions of how Palaipafos was founded; one story tells that Agapenor, the King of Tegea (Peloponesus), founded the city-kingdom on his way back from the Trojan War. A second legend tells that Kinyras, the local legendary king (12th century) was the founder and first High Priest of The Sanctuary of Aphrodite. The museum, housed in a Lusignan Manor, exhibits many interesting finds from the area and portrays how the Cult of the Goddess of Fertility developed into the Cult of Aphrodite.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Paphos Harbour Castle

Medieval Castle, originally a Byzantine fortress which was built in order to protect the port & Lunch at a traditional restaurant

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Kato Paphos Archaeological Park

The House of Dionysos is a monument of New Paphos and with Palepaphos, together they have been included in the list of World Heritage of UNESCO. The House was build in the Roman period, in the 2nd century AD. It has elaborate mosaic floors with mythological subjects , mainly Dionysian activities , such as harvesting and wine drinking as well as hunting images . Notable is the floor of the entrance, which belonged to an earlier building of the Hellenistic period and is made with sea pebbles. I depicts the mythical sea monster Scylla

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tombs of the Kings

UNESCO's World Heritage Site, which contains a set of well-preserved underground tombs and chambers where high ranking officials and aristocracy were buried there

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Aphrodite's Rock

Aphrodite's Rock which has been regarded since ancient times as the birthplace of Aphrodite, goddess of love and fertility.

Duration: 30 minutes
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