Wednesday, April 5, 2017

ABC Wednesday - M - Mosaics - Archaeological Park - Pafos - Cyprus


Entrance to the World Heritage Site of  Pafos Archaeological Park 
A visit to Kato Paphos Archaeological Park is such a treat. An unspoilt site left as natural as possible means that in addition to the archaeology and the beautiful mosaics you have the bonus of being surrounded by the beauty of mother nature. Amidst the stunning surroundings one can also enjoy the bird life and the wild flowers.  

I visited Pafos in February and have chosen to share a few photos of the Mosaics for the letter M for ABC Wednesday  today taken during my visit to Pafos Archaeological Park 

The Kato Pafos archaeological site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980 and the aim was to protect and maintain these wonderful remains which are from prehistoric times to the middle ages, although most are dating from the Roman period. The mosaics are from the floors of four Roman villas.  They are very impressive, my photos do not do them justice but hopefully you will find them interesting.  















If you enjoyed my post about the Mosaics today maybe you will consider following Travel Tales as I will return to the Pafos Archaeological Park in a future post.




I am sharing this post with  ABC Wednesday 

I have often taken part in this meme over the last few years. 

This is the first time I have posted this meme on Travel Tales, a new home for all photos that I would have previously shared on LindyLouMac's World in Photos

The following links may be informative if you are interested in reading more about the Archaeological Park of Pafos.  The photos are all my own and the text used is with thanks to my own copy of DK Eyewitness Travel Top 10 Cyprus

Wikipedia   Pafos Archaeological Park    Trip Advisor Reviews  PDF Guide to Park

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous mosaics and labyrinth ~ beautiful photography ~ thanks,

    Wishing you a delightful week ~ ^_^

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  2. Great choice for M. Beautiful captures.

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  3. absolutely amazing, so beautiful and it blows my mind the could create all of this so long ago and still we can see its beauty...

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  4. amazing, gorgeous and very beautiful.... how many hours have been put in all that work, I wonder

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
    http://melodymusic.nl/20-m/

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  5. Magnificent mosaics that you've shared here today. There are also some wonderful ones in Agrigento, Sicily, that I saw back in 2006.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  6. Wow, I love old buildings and some of the old mosaics are quite amazing. Cyprus is one place we still have visit. Not on the cards for the future couple of years but on the list. Take care Diane

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  7. Completely mind boggling mosaics! Wow! I would love to go there.

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  8. Lovely mosaic patterns. Sad to see many of them off.
    Happy ABCW!

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  9. Those are amazing! I always learn about something new when you are my virtual tour guide.

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  10. Mosaics are fascinating and beautiful, I enjoyed all of your photos which brought back memories as I have been there but so long ago that it was in the pre-digital age.

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  11. Beautiful and interesting mosaics. It is wonderful that they still remain good and visible to visitors. I am now following you on your Travel Tales. Have a great day!

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  12. That is so cool, I visted that place on my Honeymoon over thirty years ago. Nice to see it is still being cared for. Must dig out the photos I took.
    Thanks for visiting my blog and come back again.

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  13. I was interested to see this post as we are going to Paphos in June. We have been before and may have seen the mosaics, but they certainly look like they are worth a second look.

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  14. Those mosaics are spectacular! I've never seen such well-preserved ones.

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