If you’ve ever been down to the Paphos Ancient Odeon to enjoy a musical performance, you’ll be well aware of just how magical the experience can be in this small 2nd-century Odeon built entirely out of limestone blocks.

Visit the place during the day – located within the vicinity of the Paphos Archeological Park – and take a look at the nearby remains of the ancient city walls, the Roman Agora and a building dedicated to Asklipeios; the ancient god of medicine and healing.

 

 

The Paphos lighthouse behind the amphitheatre is equally impressive, albeit a relatively modern construction built in the 1880s under British rule. With the island acting as a key military base, protecting the ships travelling through the Suez Canal to the colonies, this lighthouse shone in the area acting as a marker for ships heading towards Paphos harbour from the UK.

 

 

Rising 36 metres above sea level, the 20m high whitewashed masonry tower is situated beside the keeper’s house and outbuildings.

Where? Kato Paphos, Paphos harbour. Winter hours (16th September – 15th April): 8.30am – 5pm. Summer hours (16th April – 15th September): 8.30am – 7.30pm. Entrance: €4.50 (Paid at the entrance of the Archaeological Park and includes all sites within the park). Tel: (+357) 26-306217