Paphos Mosaics

The exquisite Paphos Mosaics were accidentally uncovered by a farmer in 1962.

This series of mosaic floors from ancient villas of Roman noblemen features geometrical decorations usually encircling a central mythological scene. They were fashioned from small cubes of marble andstone, with glass paste being added to widen the range of colours. Among the various characters and legends represented, you will see interesting themes about incest, homosexual rupture, as well as political and religious symbols. Over 40 mosaics dating from the 2nd to the 5th century AD have been found in five main villas: Dionysus, Theseus, Orpheus, Aion and Four Seasons. The archaeological site, 300 metres away from Paphos Harbour, is still being excavated.