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Palepaphos, Sanctuary of Aphrodite

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Address: Kouklia, Cyprus
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Sanctuary of Aphrodite

This is a smallish site with a number of small ruins. The best thing to do is to first go to the boards at the back near the museum, and visit the museum as you then have the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike G
Derby, England, United Kingdom
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a smallish site with a number of small ruins. The best thing to do is to first go to the boards at the back near the museum, and visit the museum as you then have the context for the site. The cost was 4 euros 50 cents which was not too much for a nice little site. Don't... More 

Thank Mike G
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

These ruins at the Shrine of Aphrodite are deservedly designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the site is outside but there are strategically placed seats in shade and under tress so visitors can escape the sun on very hot days. There are ruins of houses and the shrine to Aphrodite complete with some wonderful mosaics. Many of the... More 

1 Thank SuelovesCapeCoral
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14 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

When you first arrive in Kouklia you feel that the place is abandonned but the archeological parc is really interesting. The medieval manor / museum at the end brings all the informations you need. Bonus for the staff which is really welcoming and ready to explain everything.

Thank alexandre r
Oxford, United Kingdom
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126 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We turned up here by mistake instead of the birthplace of Aphrodite! The most prominent feature is a medieval manor. I most strongly recommend you start here and in particular with the English language video on the right of the manor entrance. This excellent production puts the worship of Aphrodite and her sanctuary into context and explains the development of... More 

1 Thank rhyshedges
Cincinnati, Ohio
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215 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016

This extensive historical site has thousands of years of history, and the ruins span a huge area with sweeping views of the sea. Worth visiting just for the views you get, not to mention the interesting history. You could spend an hour here or all day here, depending on your interest in the museum. The underground temple is particularly amazing.

Thank GoSeeGlutenFree
Polis, Cyprus
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

The site itself is extensive, but has easy access to all areas, could do with more information signsas you walk round. The museum in the old Manor House is very interesting, but not the easiest to get into if, like me, you have a bit of trouble walking - ramp up to the exhibit is cobbled - but on the... More 

Thank Sue A
Newbury, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

With so many magnificent site to visit, it is easy to become blase about yet another set of ruins but this one has special significance. There are more spectacular sites such as Kourion and Paphos but the Sanctuary is well worth the the hour or so that it takes to wander around the site and understand its significance. The museum... More 

Thank Cornmor
Rosyth, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Like quite a few we found this by chance. This is a beautifully maintained archeological site. Staff were welcoming and friendly. We strolled around the site finding well written signs describing what you were seeing. Beautiful atrifacts which you can photgraph. The guard on duty was very helpful and knowledgable and you could see his enthusiasm and pride for his... More 

Thank Lynne M
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Along with Kourion this place is a must visit for historical and archaeology nuts although it can be extremely hot there with very little shade there is a small but excellent museum on site take plenty of bottled water

Thank pjtravellergloster72
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great place for a wander. Lots of artefacts and info. Lovely little tavernas to cool off at after your visit.

Thank MyraP

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