Odeon Amphitheatre

Paphos, Cyprus

The Odeon, which is one of the most important archaeological sites in Cyprus was built in the 2th century AD and shaped entirely from perfectly hewn limestone rocks. To the south of the Odeon are the remains of the Roman temple of Asclepius, God of Medicine and to the north are remains of ancient town walls. Next to the Odeon and near to the New Paphos Lighthouse is a rocky mound which is said to have been the Acropolis of the town.

Odeon, is not only a tourist attraction, but is one of the best amphitheatre's to stage live musical and theatrical performances. The Cypriot Department of Antiquities has partly restored the Odeon with 12 rows of seats, available for live events.

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Founded: 2nd century AD
Category: Prehistoric and archaeological sites in Cyprus

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www.paphos.com

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User Reviews

Oleg Promakhov (20 months ago)
Compact and cozy amphitheater
John Greener (20 months ago)
Absolutely amazing place. To be able to walk amongst history so easily is stunning. The children really enjoyed guessing what they were seeing and what might have happened in a given room or building. The theatre was mind blowing.
Nkruma Mendes (21 months ago)
The original Odeon cinema. Lol.if in Paphos is a must go Location.
Matthew Stanley (3 years ago)
Great veiws lovely sun trap also. Brilliant place to get a little picture.
Carl Pemberton (3 years ago)
Looks stunning and also great to actually sit in the theatre and take in the surrounding views.
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