12 July 2010 15:11

The ancient theatre here is still used for performances in what is probably one of the most spectacular settings sin the world. An important ancient city-kingdom, and one of the most spectacular archaeological sites on the island, where excavations still bring new treasures to light. The magnificent Greco-Roman theatre was originally built in the 2nd century BC and is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances. The House of Eustolios, originally a private Roman villa, became a public recreation centre during the Early Christian period. It consists of a complex of baths and a number of rooms with beautiful 5th century AD mosaic floors. The Early Christian basilica dating back to the 5th century was probably the Cathedral of Kourion with a baptistery attached to the north face. The House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators have beautiful mosaic floors. The Nymphaeum, dedicated to the water nymphs, is an elegant Roman structure. The Stadium lies 1 km to the west on the right side of the road to Pafos and dates from the 2nd century AD.
Episkopi, 19 km west of Lemesos