This application provides comprehensive information, videos, photography and audio tours about the Pafos Archaeological Park, which is an UNESCO World Heritage site that includes monuments of exceptional architecture and unique mosaic floors.
The inclusion of the Kato Pafos archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1980 was the catalyst for a far-reaching plan, the aim of which was to protect and maintain the town's archaeological remains, as well as to promote them and provide comprehensive information for visitors.
Ancient temples, rock-cut tombs and Roman villas with elaborate mosaic floors all reflect the highly sophisticated societies which inhabited Pafos in the past, from the Neolithic period, through Hellenistic and Roman times to the Byzantine era.
All these illustrate Paphos' exceptional architectural and historic value and contribute extensively to our understanding of ancient architecture, ways of life, and thinking. The villas are richly adorned with mosaic floors that are among the most beautiful in the world. These mosaics constitute an illuminated gallery of ancient Greek mythology, with representations of Greek gods, goddesses and heroes, as well as activities of everyday life.
The complex of the Kato Pafos archaeological park also includes other important monuments, such as the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora, the 'Saranta Kolones' fortress, the basilica of Panagia Limeniotissa (Our Lady of the Harbour).
Systematic excavations at Nea Pafos started in 1962 by the Department of Antiquities during which many of the ancient town´s administrative buildings as well as private houses and palaeochristian basilicas came to light. Τhe dept of antiquities excavated the houses of dionysos and orpheous, the agora, the odeon and Asklepieion.
Nea Pafos has also been the center of excavations and research by many foreign archaeological missions from Universities from European countries such as Poland, Italy, France, and Australia.
With a history dating back more than eight thousand years the whole region offers a wealth of treasures to the visitor.