19 km west of Lemesos on the road to Pafos.

An important ancient city-kingdom, and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island where excavations still bring new treasures to light.

The magnificent Graeco- Roman Theatre was originally built in the 2nd century BC and is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances.

The House of Eustolios, originally a private Roman villa, became a public recreation centre during the Early Christian period. It consists of a complex of baths and a number of rooms with beautiful 5th century AD mosaic floors. The Early Christian basilica dated to the 5th century, was probably the Cathedral of Kourion with a baptistery attached to the north face.

The House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators have beautiful mosaic floors. The Nymphaeum, dedicated to water nymphs. is an elegant Roman structure.

The Stadium lies 1 km to the west on the right side of the road to Pafos and is dated to the 2nd century AD.


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