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The Sanctuary of Aphrodite

Cyprus

Archaeological Sights

Go there on a full moon night, you will be amazed!

The famous sanctuary of Aphrodite stoods at Palaipafos or Old Pafos (Paphos) at Kouklia village and it was one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centers of the ancient Greek world and a former city - kingdom of Cyprus. The sanctuary was mentioned by Homer and other Greek and Latin authors.

The glorious days of the sanctuary lasted until the 3rd to the 4th centuries.

In the area there is a museum, housed in a Lusignan Manor, and the exhibits are many interesting finds from the area. Within the area one can also visit the House of Leda, the Northeast Gate of the defensive wall, the City wall and the Palace of Hadji Abdulla, the Church of Panagia Katholiki, cemeteries and the Lusignian sugar-cane refinery in the coastal plain.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 8.00 - 16.00

Wednesday: 8.00 - 17.00

Admission: €4,50 [the price includes entry to the Local Museum of Palaipafos (Kouklia)]

Accessibility: Non wheelchair accessible

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Kouklia village, Paphos, Kouklia

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