House of Dionysos

Paphos, Cyprus

The House of Dionysos is a rich Greco-Roman type building where the rooms were arranged around a central court, which functioned as the core of the house. It seems that the house was built at the end of the 2nd century AD. and was destroyed and abandoned after the earthquakes of the 4th century AD. The House of Dionysus occupies 2000 square metres of which 556 are covered with mosaic floors decorated with mythological, vintage and hunting scenes. The magnificent mosaic decorations and the mythological compositions are the main characteristics of this restored Roman villa and it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Paphos.

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Founded: c. 190 AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Cyprus

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Firmin “Zephimir” Giret (3 months ago)
It was interesting to see. Some mosaics are in an excellent state!
The Wanderer (3 months ago)
Amazing work!!! Just imagine how they looked 2.000 years ago. And how much work and workmanship.
Ioannis Georgakopoulos (3 months ago)
One of the best mosaic of ancient Cyprus with the unique God Dionysus
Marco Wodopia (3 months ago)
My highlight of the Nea Paphos area! So many mosaics from the roman villa itself and some of the surrounding sites. My favourite was the "dirty floor" geometric mosaic of room 7. It was also very well ventilated, a true treat in the heat.
Patrik Černohorský (4 months ago)
Just don't be afraid to come to this place with kids. THEY LOVE IT
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