Kourion Mosaics

  • Location

    Kourion Mosaics, Epiksopi, Limassol

  • Tickets


    Pensioners, Children, and Students - Free
    For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
    The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.

  • Opening Times

    September 16 - April 15, daily: 08.30 - 17:00
    April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 19:30

    All year round.
    Closed on Christmas Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday (Greek Orthodox).

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Kourion, an important city-kingdom in ancient times, now stands as a remarkable archaeological site in Cyprus, boasting well-preserved mosaics adorning the floors of its grand villas.

Among the notable structures in the area is the House of Eustolios, situated east of the theater and believed to have been built around the early 5th century AD. It derives its name from Eustolios, the builder, as mentioned in an inscription. The entrance's antechamber features a welcoming mosaic inscription, and three of the porticoes and a bath complex to the north are adorned with mosaic decorations. Originally constructed as a residence, the house eventually opened to the public after the baths were built and mosaic floors were added.

Another prominent villa is the House of Gladiators, dating back to the second half of the 3rd century AD. Notably, it derives its name from a series of mosaics near the main courtyard depicting gladiatorial combats. The house featured an atrium in its central part, with entrance access through a stairway on the northeast corner, leading to a smaller atrium connected by a corridor. Unfortunately, the southern part of the building was destroyed, likely due to earthquakes in the 4th century AD. Adjacent to the corridor lies a typical bath complex.

Also significant is the House of Achilles, dating back to the 4th century AD, characterized by an open courtyard flanked by rooms on two sides and a portico. The house is named after the mosaic portraying the legendary Greek hero, Achilles. It was probably used for hosting official guests and boasts additional mosaic floors throughout its premises.

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