Limassol (Kourian-Theater) Displaying image 1 of 3
Manual Slideshow Mode
Top > Cyprus > Limassol > Kourian-Theater Return to Home PageView My AlbumNewly AddedRandom DisplayTop HitsTop RatesPlay SlideshowNext Page
[Sort: date name hits rates]   [Thumbs/Page: 8 12 16]   

Kourian-Theater.jpg
Download

IPTC INFO
CaptionOriginally built in the 2nd century B.C. Kourionís awe - inspiring theatre is now fully restored and used for musical and theatrical performances. The House of Eustolios consisting of a complex of baths and a number of rooms with superb 5th century A.D. mosaic floors was once a private Roman villa before it became a public recreation centre during the Early Christian period. The Early Christian Basilica dates to the 5th century and was probably the Cathedral of Kourion with a baptistery attached to the north face. The House of Achilles and the House of the Gladiators also have beautiful mosaic floors. The Nymphaeum dedicated to the water nymphs is an elegant Roman structure. The 2nd century A.D. stadium is located outside the main Kourion site about 1kilometre to the west on the right hand side of the road to Pafos. Also impressive is the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates situated about 2 5 kilometres west of the ancient city. --- --- --- According to tradition Kourion was founded by Argives in the 13th century BC during the first wave of the Mycenaean expansion and others followed the Argives in the 12th century as a result of the Dorian invasion of Greece.
HeadlineKourion founded by Argives in the 13th century BC during the first wave of the Mycenaean expansion and others followed as a result of the Dorian invasion of Greece. The mount Kourion occupies a dominant coastal position near Limassol
KeywordsKourion
Copyright Noticeaboutcyprus.org.cy/en/ kourion
Creditaboutcyprus.org.cy
URLhttp://www.aboutcyprus.org.cy/en/kourion

Filename Size Date Added Hits Rate It!
Kourian-Theater.JPG 50 Kb 01/25/2014 167 0.00 (0 votes)

Return to Thumbnail View
Send As A Postcard
Show similar

C A T E G O R I E S
Welcome Guest

S E A R C H
AND   OR   PHRASE