Located in the Paphos Archaeological Park the House of Dionysus is a grand ode to the God of Wine. Its sprawling floor mosaics and artistic embellishments reflect the opulence and vibrant culture of ancient Paphos.
Named after Dionysus due to the numerous representations of the deity, this house reveals much about Roman life and beliefs through its art. Each room tells a story, making it a historic and aesthetic journey for visitors.It is a luxury building of the Roman period which belongs to the Hellenistic type of house, where the room develop around a courtyard which was the centre of the building.
It seems to have been built at the end of the 2nd century A.C and was destroyed with the earthquakes in the beginning of the 4th century. The mosaic depicting Dionysus riding a panther is a standout, showcasing the luxuriousness and sophistication of Roman art.
From the 2000 square metres of the building, one fourth of it is decorated with floor mosaics which show themes of mythology, vintage, hunting etc. At the entrance of the house there is a floor made of sea shells which shows the mythical sea monster Skyla, and belongs to an earlier Hellenistic building.
Operating Hours :
Winter hours (16/9 - 15/4)
Monday- Sunday: 8.30 - 17.00
Summer hours (16/4 - 15/9)
Monday- Sunday: 8.30 - 19.30
Possibility of partial access with the guidance of a guard.
Special parking areas (with sign )
Special Toilets (with sign)
Ancient Odium: free access to the internet (wi-fi)