Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus

Paphos is most famous for being the birthplace of Aphrodite, mythological Greek goddess of beauty and of love. This being said, among the most popular tourist attractions in this coastal town in Cyprus are the archeological ruins located within the old part of the town called Kato Paphos.

The Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus also known as House of Dionysos, is within Kato Paphos and considered as the “nicest” of the ancient ruins here.


Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus is located in Kato Paphos, close to the harbour.

Getting There

Flying in to Paphos is via the Paphos International Airport. From the airport, most foreign travelers prefer to get a car hire service to take them to their hotel or the city centre in the “new” part of town.

From here, you can take a local bus to get to the site of Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus. However, since it is relatively hot and humid in the city most of the time; a car hire service is once again recommended for exploring Paphos.

What to See and Do

A visit to the archeological site where the Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus is located will take you up close to one of the most amazing ancient ruins in the world.

The mosaics within the House of Dionysos are likewise deemed as the best ones among all the mosaics found in the other houses of Greek gods in this particular archeological site.

The mosaics, together with other compositions derived from Greek mythology that depict the god of wine, Dionysos; have thus inspired the naming of this particular villa as one that belongs to Dionysos.

It is the largest of all the ancient Greek god houses in the archeological site.

Brief History

The Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus was the first one to be discovered in the site. It is believed to have been existence between the second and fourth century AD.

It is also believed that the House of Dionysos was actually the property of a Roman ruler or perhaps a rich citizen of the coastal town of Paphos.


The cost to visit the ancient ruins including the Villa of Dionysos in Paphos – Cyprus is about CYP2.00 or approximately 3.42 Euros.

Other Information

Visitors are welcome year-round, from 8 in the morning until 5 in the afternoon between the months of November and March; and from 8 in the morning until 7:30 in the evening between the months of June and August.

Between April and May, and then again September and October; visitors may come view the ruins from 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening.