Located just north of Paphos is the gorgeous Coral Bay, a beautiful beach with soft sand and deep blue water,
a perfect place for water sports.
Paphos' sumptuous Roman mosaics are some of the finest to have been discovered anywhere in the world.
They decorated the homes of the imperial Roman commanders who governed Cyprus 2000 years ago and tell the stories
of key mythological episodes, including Dionysus' gift of wine to man. The Roman mosaics were stumbled upon
by a ploughing farmer back in 1961.
Following extensive excavations by Polish and Cypriot archaeologists, three separate Roman villas have now
been unearthed and are open to the public. Mosaics in the House of Dionysus show the God of wine, Dionysus,
giving the secret of viticulture to Ikarios, the King of Athens. This is one of the earliest depictions of drunks
ever found and the two peasants lie prostrate beside an empty amphora of wine in the final panel.