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Country: Cyprus
City: Paphos
Duration: 1 Day(s) - 0 Night(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

Package Itinerary

Calling all history buffs! Cast your flashlight down through the ages into Paphos’ early and Roman past on this full-day trip from Limassol. With a knowledgeable guide, travel to UNESCO-listed Paphos, Cyprus’ Roman capital, and visit two archaeological showstoppers. Explore the rock-carved, 3rd-century BC Tombs of the Kings, where Paphos’ aristocrats were buried, and see the beautiful floor mosaics of four Roman villas at Paphos Archaeological Park. The tour also includes free time for lunch (own expense) on the harborfront and a photo stop at the legendary Aphrodite’s Rock.

Highlits:

  • Full-day tour of Paphos’ historical highlights from Limassol with an expert guide
  • Visit the Tombs of the Kings to see the ornate tombs of Paphos' wealthy in the 3rd century BC
  • View the Roman floor mosaics on show at the Paphos Archaeological Park
  • Take photos at Aphrodite’s Rock, where the Greek goddess of love is said to have risen from the sea
  • Enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at picturesque Paphos Harbour
  • Sample Cyprus’ traditional loukoumi (Turkish Delight) at a sweet factory
  • Ideal for history and archaeology enthusiasts

Details:

Start with a pickup from your centrally located Limassol hotel. Board your air-conditioned coach and, as you travel, hear from your guide about Paphos and its role as Cyprus’ capital during Roman times.

Catch glimpses of the Temple of Apollo at Curium (Kourion), a revered religious site until the 4th century, and stop for photos at Aphrodite’s Rock (Petra tou Romiou), the sea rock that legend says was the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love.

On arrival in Paphos, visit the Tombs of the Kings to explore this age-old necropolis, a burial site for Paphos’ elite in the 3rd century BC. Carved from rock, many tombs are ornately sculpted and have sunken courts where passages lead to the tomb niches. Hear from your guide how families of the dead would hold ceremonial meals here, leaving food for the deceased.

After time to explore independently, continue to the scenic harbor and enjoy free time for lunch (own expense) at any of the waterfront restaurants.

Restart your tour at Paphos Archaeological Park, the home of many prehistoric and Roman relics, including an amphitheater and agora.Enjoy a guided tour of the floor mosaics unearthed in its Roman villas. Admire these sublime artworks, particularly those in the House of Dionysos, which depict the god of wine, Dionysos, and his followers, in rich and colorful detail.

On route back to Limassol, stop in the village of Yeroskipou to visit a loukoumi factory to taste some of these sugar-dusted sweet treats.

Your tour ends with a hotel drop-off.

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