The Roman Village of Skala

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The Roman Village of Skala

A path leading out of the village near the sea, signposted ‘Roman villa’, takes you to a small olive-grove where the ruins of a Roman villa were discovered in 1957. Parts of the amazing mosaic floors survive in a good state of preservation.

The villa has been dated to the second century A.D. and appears to have been burnt down in the fourth century. The mosaic in the first room depicts Envy as a young man being attacked by two pairs of wild animals. In the second room we see three animals (a wild boar, a bull and a ram) ready to be sacrificed. The mosaics have decorative frames with geometric designs.

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 08:30-15:00. Closed on Mondays and public holidays.

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