Ancient ruins

Fabrica Hill - Paphos

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Fabrica Hill is located in the northeast part of the ancient town of Paphos and the hill has many archaeological remains in it, including the theatre.

Akaki Mosaic Floors

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One of the most important archaeological findings in Cyprus came to light in the archaeological site of Akaki.

More specifically at the location point Piathkia in the Akaki village in the Nicosia district. They are impressive mosaic floors that are dated to the 4th century A.D and are in excellent condition. The length of the mosaic is 26 metres and its width is 4 metres.

Pyrgos tis Rigenas (Tower of Regina) - Xylofagou

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The Tower of Rigena of Xylofagou is located about 3 kilometres south of the Xylofagou village in the Larnaca district.

It is situated on the highest point of the plateau at Cape Pyla, at an altitude of 100 metres from the sea level. It was built during the medieval period and in particular during the Venetian occupation.

Ancient Solon Theatre - Morphou

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Herodotos mentions that the town of Solon was built under the instruction of Solona , in whose honour the name of the town was given. Soloi were one of the ancient kingdoms of Cyprus and in 498 B.C took place in the rebellion against the Persians while later they sent help to Alexander the Great in his campaigns in the East. The town peaked during the Hellenistic, Roman and early Byzantine period.

Kyrenia Gate

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The Kyrenia Gate is a gate at the Walls of Nicosia, located in the north Turkish occupied part of Nicosia in Cyprus.

It was the gate which was used for the transportation of goods to the north side of Cyprus, mainly Kyrenia.

The gate was built during 1567 by the Venetians, as a part of the new walls of the town. It was the smallest of the gates , and it was built between the Bastions Gouirini and Barbaro.

The Venetian Walls of Nicosia

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The first walls which surrounded Nicosia during the 14th century were made by the Franks and covered a larger area than the previous Venetian walls of the 16th century which surround the old town until today. When the Venetians took over Cyprus, they decided to destroy the Frank Walls as they were old and could not protect the town from new weapons.

Medieval Walls of Nicosia

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The Medieval Walls of Nicosia are located in the town of Nicosia. The first walls which surrounded Nicosia during the 14th century were made by the Franks and covered a larger area than the following Venetian walls of the 16th century which surround the city today. When the Venetians took over Cyprus, they decided to demolish the Frank walls because they were old and they could not protect the city enough from new weapons such as the artillery.

Paphos Acropolis - Odeon

Paphos Acropolis is made up of ancient ruins and buildings of great historical value.

The Acropolis is situated near the new Paphos Lighthouse, in the Paphos Archaeological Park. It was  built in the second century and the Odeon is made of pure limestone. Today it is used to stage musical and live performances.

Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates - Kourion

The Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates is an ancient monument dedicated to the God of Apollo who was thought to be the protector of Kourion.

Paphos Ancient Theatre

The Paphos Ancient Theatre, is located at the northeast corner of the ancient city in Paphos diagonally of the port.

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