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The Villa of Theseus, Paphos

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  • Mosaics to rival those to be found in the House of Dionysus which is very close in the Archaeological Park. These mosaics are open to the elements unlike those in the aforementioned House of Dionysus....  more
    Mosaics to rival those to be found in the House of Dionysus which is very close in the Archaeological Park. These mosaics are open to the elements unlike those in the aforementioned House of Dionysus....  more »
  • A must see if you're in Paphos. Allow plenty time as the site is huge, decent walking shoes are advisable. 
    A must see if you're in Paphos. Allow plenty time as the site is huge, decent walking shoes are advisable.  more »
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  • In Room 36 of the House of Theseus, you can find the mosaic that gave the name to the palatial complex: The mosaic of Theseus and the Minotaur. It is a true masterpiece and one of the highlights of the whole Paphos Archaeological Park. It is not to be missed by any means. The mosaic depicts Theseus about the hit the Minotaur with a deadly blow with spectators looking from a distance. Looking just South and East of the viewing platform you will notice a few rooms with mosaics and remains of red bricks and marble cladding. These are the luxurious Roman baths of the villa.
  • The mosaic of Theseus itself is fantastic, the pattern surrounding it representing the labyrinth and thread of Ariadne was an especially interesting detail. The row of collums further back seems to be a good and already poplular spot to take a new instagram picture. When compared to the neighboring House of Aion, the Villa of Theseus fall a bit short, though, as the architecture of the villa is barely explained, and the mosaic could be "presented" in a more suitable way - a sun roof or better placement of the viewing platform would make it easier to see and study it.

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