Historical remains such as temples, well built roads, forts, palaces, theatres and tombs contribute to the city’s tourism value.

The importance of Paphos declined with time and by 1974 it was no more than a coastal village.

Today, 47,300 people reside in Paphos and the town is a fast developing tourist centre.

The mosaic decorations and the mythological compositions are the main characteristics of this restored Roman villa, dating back to the second century A. The house is named “House of Dionysos” thanks to the many depictions of Dionysos, the god of wine.

The house most probably belonged to a member of the ruling Roman class or to a wealthy citizen of Pafos.

Paphos (or Pafos) is a town in Cyprus whose history dates back to the Neolithic period.

It was in Paphos that the mythological goddess Aphrodite was born and along with her came the legendary upsurge of cult worship that lasted for many centuries.

The Myceneans were the first who built a temple in her name in 12th century B. Today, the architectural and cultural remains, dating from Hellinistic times to the Roman periods, are a proof to the city’s long forgotten extraordinary historical value.

The original site of Paphos previously resided in the village of Kouklia that lies in the district of modern Paphos. The New Paphos, which superseded Old Paphos during Roman times, is located 10 miles away from the old site.

They looted the city, but it was the Byzantines ruled who freed the city from the Arabs and helped it regain its original position.