The Roman villas situated a stone’s throw from Pafos
harbour, were found accidentally and have the most exquisite
mosaics depicting scenes from Greek mythology. The house of
Theseus is believed to have been the residence of the Roman Proconsul
Sergius Paulus, who according to tradition converted to Christianity upon
hearing the preachings of St. Paul. It is possible that St Paul visited this
area in order to spread the word of God.
The House of Dionysos, the House of Theseus and the House of Aionas:
These were noblemen’s villas from the 3-5th century AD with
marvellous mosaic floors considered to be the best in the Eastern
Mediterranean. The scenes depicted are mainly from Greek mythology
and are executed to perfection.
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