Roman Villa

Above the beach of Skala and at the edge of the village, there are ruins of a Roman Villa. Built in the 3rd century AD, this villa stands out for the lovely mosaics on the floor.

One of the mosaic floors depicts an altar with a sacrificial bull, a ram and a boar and a man about to kill the bull.
Another mosaic shows Fthonos or ‘Envy’ being attacked and eaten by four wild animals – lion, tiger, panther and leopard.

At a later period a church was built over part of the villa. The remains of the mosaic floors are today protected by glass and a walkway has been constructed around the viewing panels.

Open daily from 9-3 pm, with free entrance. Closed on Mondays