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In the footsteps of the ancients: Paphos Archaelogical Park

Given the extreme heat, you’d be forgiven if you felt unable to summon the energy to explore the extensive grounds of the Paphos Archaeological Park, even though the site has been on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1980.

Fortunately, in this video you can visit the sprawling remains of the Greco-Roman city vicariously, thanks to the lens of local videographer and wedding photographer George Avgousti.

The Park falls within the Nea Pafos (“New Paphos”) area of the coastal city, and its sites and monuments date from the 4th century BCE to the Middle Ages.

Among the most significant remains so far discovered are four large and elaborate Roman villas: the House of Dionysos, the House of Aion, the House of Theseus and the House of Orpheus, each boasting superbly preserved mosaic floors.

The complex also includes other important monuments, such as the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora and the Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) Castle.

You can read more about the impressive antiquities preserved in the Park here and here.

To view more scenes of the island through George’s lens, or to book him directly for your special day, follow him via:

View the original video here.

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