History in Paphos

Paphos being the Roman capital of Cyprus and the island having many conquerors, allows for an abundance of history to discover on the door step of Sentido Thalassa Boutique Hotel & Spa.

Start by visiting the harbour and the Paphos Castle which was  first built as a Byzantine fort to protect from invaders, it was rebuilt in the 13th century by the Lusignans, then destroyed again around 1570 by the Venetians in 1570, who lost against the Ottomans.  The Ottomans then restored and strengthened it after they captured the island.

Around this area you will find numerous sites of historical interest combined with beautiful spots to dine in or have a refreshing drink, all within walking distance of one another.

Visit the House of Dionyssos where the  amazing mosaic floors of the 3rd century AD noblemen's villas are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The Odeon, a 2nd century Odeon made of well-hewn limestone blocks and discovered by the Cyprus Department of Antiquities in 1973-4.

This castle was built in the first years of the rule of the Lusignans (beginning of 12th century) maybe on the site of a previous Byzantine Castle. It was destroyed in the earthquake of 1222 and is called Saranta Kolonnes 

These are to name but a few sites all surrounding the Paphos harbour.