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Paphos Odeon


Paphos Odeon

Holidaying in Paphos is full of exciting things to do and see and one of these sites includes the Paphos Odeon.  The Paphos Odeon was built in the 2nd century and is made entirely out of well-hewn limestone blocks.  The Odeon consists of approximately 1,200 seats for spectators.

Close to the Paphos Odeon you will find the remains of the Roman Agora which was in fact an ancient marketplace.  This stands in front of the Odeon and only the foundations and part of its columns are visible today.  In its time it would have been a large court.  You will also find the remains of the ancient city walls and the ruins of a building that was in its time dedicated to Asklipeios who was the ancient god of medicine.

Next to the Odeon there is also a modern lighthouse and you will also find a rocky mound which is said to have been the towns Acropolis.

Paphos Odeon was uncovered by the Cypriot Department of Antiquities during 1973 and 1974 and today it is not only a tourist attraction, it is also used for musical and theatrical performances.  The theatre in the Odeon has been partly restored after its excavation.  It is a semicircle that contains 12 rows of seats.

Each year at the Paphos Odeon the choir festival takes place and you can hear some of the best choirs here.  Choirs from all over Cyprus and some overseas contenders come to this amazing setting to perform.  This annual event takes place every June.

The Rhythms of Light festival is also held in the Paphos Odeon and this is held every Wednesday during the summer months.  This ancient Odeon is bought to life once more stunning dance performances are carried out on stage.  Three times per day these amazing dancers will light up the Odeon with their exciting dance display and this is something not to be missed.  The Rhythms of Light festival guarantees to conjure up images of Cyprus like you’ve never seen before and if you are holidaying in Paphos this really is a treat not to be missed.

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Tombs of Kings

 

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