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The mosaic floors of these noblemen's villas dating from the 3rd to the 5th centuries A.D. are considered among the finest in the eastern Mediterranean.
Depicting mainly scenes from Greek mythology they were discovered accidentally in 1962 by a farmer ploughing his field.
The mosaics at the House of Dionysos depict the god of wine, while the House of Thyseus is named after a mosaic showing the ancient Greek hero brandishing a club against the Minotaur.
Many other superb panels can be seen in other houses such as in the House of Aion, the House of Orpheus and the House of the Four Seasons. The mosaics are on the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
(The content for this description was kindly provided by the Cyprus Tourism Organization)
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