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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Rokas M. (11 days ago)
Very good preserved ancient ruins, beautiful mosaics, beautiful nature! Definitely worth visiting!
Zdravko Stefanov (28 days ago)
Amazing mosaics, very well preserved and very well housed. In summer time go early morning.
Dror Ben-Shlomo (38 days ago)
Very nice mosaics. Most of signs are in Greek and braille, which is really nice, but what about English
Darren Wellsted (2 months ago)
Beautiful Mosaics, if you are into Roman remains then you will love this
K S (3 months ago)
Easy to navigate. If you are interested in the art of mosaics or even a little interested in them, it's a great introduction! I suggest downloading the audio tours at the beginning by scanning QR code and downloading the app with the free wifi at the entrance. Makes the tour even more enriching.
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