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Must-See in Paphos

27/10/2014 | | 0 Comment |

Must-See in Paphos

In antiquity, Paphos was known as the thriving cultural and financial hub of the Mediterranean. Back then, the city used to be the capital of the island of Cyprus. Paphos is the gem of the island in more ways than one, as the city has some of the richest archaeological regions originating to the Roman Empire, it boasts of special attractions and famed landmarks, its natural landscapes are breathtaking, its shores and bays are stunning and its quaint villages are amazing! Paphos is an inspiring city that should be explored step by step!

The Mosaics of Paphos

Located near the picturesque harbour of Paphos you will find some of the most well-preserved mosaics in the world! The mosaics date back to the 3rd-5th centuries AD and can be admired at the Paphos Archaeological Park. Paphos Archaeological Park is a site where the city has gathered all the major historic findings of the town and its surrounding area in an attempt to promote their historic treasures and preserve them.

The mosaics are found in impressive Roman Palaces. The most admired are those found in the House of Dionysos, Orpheus, Aion and Theseus-which all show illustrations from Greek mythology and early Christianity. They were found accidently by a farmer while he was ploughing his field! They are made out of tiny marble-cubes and stone which is called tesserae.

Saranta Kolones Castle

The ruins of Saranta Kolones lie on the northern side of Paphos Harbour. The palace was named Saranta Kolones (forty Columns) because it is presumed it was initially built, by the Lusignans in the 13th century, on a forty-column granite base where prior stood a Byzantine castle.

Archaeological findings have proven that the original Byzantine castle was constructed as far back as the 7th century, and the Lusignans renovated, extended and remodelled it to create the Saranta Kolones Castle.

Today, although most of the palace is in ruins, it is incredibly popular with tourists who explore the dungeons and tower that are still intact.

Blue Lagoon Beach

Cyprus is a blessed island. The island enjoys all year round sunshine and stunning glistening waters. Most of you will instantly fall under the spell of Blue Lagoon as sights as this can only be dreamt of. Blue Lagoon bay is located in the Akamas Peninsula and can only be reached by boat. The waters are so blue-green and crystal-like you are able to see right down to the seabed. Most go on tours to Blue Bay to enjoy the glistening waters and snorkelling!

Hospitality - Louis Ledra Beach Hotel

Most have heard of the Cypriot’s warm hospitality and welcoming nature. In order to get a real essence of the Cypriot hospitality you should book your accommodation at Louis Ledra Beach Hotel, the hotel’s services can only be described as the epitome of hospitality. The uniquely designed luxurious hotel is located in the heart of Paphos coastline, surrounded by blossoming gardens in a serene setting, only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre! Louis Ledra Beach Hotel is viewed as a haven on earth, providing its guests with efficient services, friendly staff and top-notch accommodation rooms especially designed to provide comfort and relaxation. The hotel’s multiple in-house restaurants serving a variety of cuisines make certain your gastronomic ventures are fully satisfied. Enjoy the marvellous views of the sea from the hotel’s premises and the extensive facilities you have available to you. Allow yourself to be pampered, you deserve it!

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