On another day we went to Paphos to visit the archeological park and its collection of ancient mosaics. The park area covers the site of ancient Paphos and the mosaics form some of the floors of the ancient houses. Once the capital of Graeco-Roman Cyprus, Nea Paphos has been included in the World Heritage list of UNESCO.
A depiction of the 4 seasons
This mosaic, depicting Scylla, is made of pebbles rather than the usual tesserae.
All that is left of the Byzantine castle in the archeological park, with a view through the arch to modern Paphos
Unfortunately the mosaics were very difficult to photograph but it was still a real thrill to see them. When they were first laid they must have been stunningly beautiful. Although faded it is obvious that there was a great variety of colours used and a high degree of craftmanship.