1.3 Pafos Museums

There are 3 main museums in Pafos. The Archaeological Museum which displays a selection of ancient finds from digs around Pafos county. The Byzantine Museum which mainly displays paintings of religious icons. The Ethnographical Museum, which displays 19th century Cypriot Folk Art in natural caves as also a Hellenistic rock cut tomb. The architecture of the main building is dating back to 1894. Near the Ethnographical museum, at the corner of the municipal gardens, you will find Eros Square featuring a few modern coffee shops in Neo-Classical style buildings as also a nice taverna, all of which are really popular with locals.

1.4 Kato (lower) Pafos, Harbour and Castle
Pafos castle was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour. It was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 during the Ottoman invasion and rebuilt by the Ottomans after they captured the island in the 16th century. In 1935 it was declared an ancient monument and today is considered as one of the landmarks of Pafos region. The harbour is still used today by fishing boats and yachts. There is a seaside walkway with restaurants and coffee shops in the area all with great sea views. Parking in the car park is free. About 15 minutes drive away from our Blue Coral.

1.5 Paphos Antiquities
Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved into solid rock whilst some tombs are decorated with Doric pillars. High Officials and Aristocrats rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave this unique site its name.

The mosaic decorations and the mythological compositions dating back to the 2nd century A.D. are the main characteristics of the restored Roman villa, called 'The House of Dionysos', which took this name thanks to the many depictions of Dionysos, the mythical god of wine. The house most probably belonged to a member of the ruling Roman class or to a wealthy citizen of Pafos. Several ancient villas with wonderful mosaics, an ancient theatre and a lighthouse can be visited in the archaeological park, whose entrance is next to the harbour.

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