Kourion Mosaics, Limassol

Памятник Археологии, «Курион»
Памятник Археологии, «Курион»

Kourion Mosaics, Limassol

Kourion is noted for the well – preserved mosaics that decorate the floors of its stately villas. One of these is the 3rd century A.D. House of Gladiators that takes its name from a series of mosaics near its main courtyard representing gladiatorial combats.

The central part of the house was an atrium. Entrance was through a stairway on the northeast corner. This opened onto another, smaller atrium joined to the central one by a corridor. The southern part of the building was destroyed, probably due to earthquakes in the 4th century A.D. To the east of the corridor is a typical bath complex.

Located east of the theater, the House of Eustolios probably dates to the early 5th century A.D. and takes its name from an inscription citing Eustolios as the builder.

A mosaic with a welcoming inscription graces the antechamber of the entrance. There are mosaic decorations in three of the porticoes and a bath complex to the north. The house is believed to have been originally built as a home and was probably opened to the public after the construction of the baths and the addition of the mosaic floors.

Consisting of an open courtyard with rooms on two sides and a portico, the 4th century A.D. House of Achilles takes its name from the mosaic of the legendary Greek hero. Probably used to receive official guests, the house has other mosaic floors.

Source: Department of Antiquities Cyprus

District: Limassol

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Accreditation: Department of Antiquities Cyprus

Working hours:

Winter Hours September 16th – April 15th: Monday – Sunday 8:15 to 17:15 The site is closed January 1, Easter Day and 25 December.

Summer Hours 16 April – 15 September: Monday – Sunday 8:15 to 19:45.

During the following holidays the site is open as follows: January 6, 8:30 to 17:00, March 25, 8:30 to 17:00, Clean Monday 8:30 to 17:00, April 1 8:30 – 17: 00, Good Friday 8:30 to 19:30, Saturday 8:30 to 19:30, Easter Monday 8:30 to 19:30, May 1, 8:30 to 19:30, the Holy Spirit 8:30 – 19 : 30, 15 August 8:30 to 19:30, October 1 8:30 to 17:00, October 28 8:30 to 17:00, December 24 8:30 to 17:00

Season: All year

Facilities: The site is accessible for people in wheelchairs. The western part of the area served by a separate entrance, specifically labeled that opens after consultation with archaiofylakes). only cash transactions. More than 11 people 20% discount on the price (EUR 4.50). There are weekly tickets (EUR 25), 3 day (17 euros) and day-long (8.50 euros) which one can obtain it from any museum or archaeological site under the Department of Antiquities. Experts marked parking spaces. Specific labeled toilets.

Telephones / Fax: 00357-25934250 / –

Website / Email: www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da/da.nsf / antiquitiesdept@da.mcw.gov.cy

Entrance Fee: 4,50 Euro for children up to 14 years free. (Free entrance for students, for students – student card mandatory – to soldiers in uniform, in icom card holders and unemployed. 50% discount on public assistance recipients, to large families, pensioners).

Fee Ticket: At the entrance from any museum or archaeological site under the Department of Antiquities.

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