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Kourion - Curium, Cyprus: 24 reviews and 72 photos


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An important ancient city-kingdom, and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island where new excavations are still bringing new treasures to light. The magnificent Greco-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 number of baths and rooms with 5th century AD mosaic floors. The Early Christian basilica dates to the 5th century, and was probably the cathedral of Kourion with a baptistery attached to the north face. The House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators also 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 Paphos and is dated to the 2nd century AD, which points to earlier race meetings than the ones at the Nicosia Race track.

Directions: LIMASSOL AREA : 19 km west of Limassol on the road to Paphos.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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