Paphos Ancient UNESCO Site

Paphos Ancient UNESCO Site

Become immersed in a world of legends and ancient mythology featuring Aphrodite, Goddess of Love & Beauty on this fascinating Yachting Land Adventure to Paphos. Visit these Ancient Greek and Roman ruins that are included among the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.

Paphos, the ancient capital of Cyprus, is a focal point for those who worship the ancient Goddess of Love & Beauty, Aphrodite. From the pier you will walk a short distance to board and ride the coach for approximately 60 minutes to Paphos. On the way, time permitting, you may have a brief photo stop at Petra Tou Romiou, to spot a rugged rock near the shore which marks the birthplace of Aphrodite.

Upon entering Paphos, a stop is made at the Tomb of the Kings, an ancient necropolis carved out of solid rock and given this regal name because of its imposing character. Stairs lead down to sunken courts ringed by peristyles of Doric columns carved from the rock. Beyond the colonnade’s passages lead to rooms with alcoves for the burial chambers.

Continue on to visit the Archaeological Park located behind the picturesque fishing harbour of Paphos. Encounter spectacular treasures of Roman mosaics discovered accidentally by a ploughing farmer in 1962. Later excavations revealed an extensive complex of Roman buildings fitted with exquisite floor mosaics showing episodes from ancient mythology and considered among the best found in the Eastern Mediterranean. The evocative scenes reflect the wealth and opulence of Imperial Rome. Your tour visits the mosaic complex known as House of Dionysus, named after the presence of the God Dionysus in the scenes depicted. Afterwards, rejoin your coach for the return to Limassol and your waiting SeaDream yacht.

Notes: Please wear light clothes, hat, sunscreen, comfortable non-slip flat walking shoes for walking on uneven ground and steep steps to enter the tombs. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Limassol

Duration: 4-4.5 hours

Current Price: 159 USD

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