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Address: Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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very interesting site, not signposted, we came across it by accident and it is amazing to see all the mosaics and remains of an earlier basillica on the site..

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Wakefield, United Kingdom

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

very interesting site, not signposted, we came across it by accident and it is amazing to see all the mosaics and remains of an earlier basillica on the site..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Great, old church. The style of old gothic churches in Cyprus is amazing and breathtaking. Dark insides with lots of saint paintings.

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Beverley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An awesome little church it draws you in it has such meaning and very atmospheric. It is so very peaceful and full of mosaics. You are drawn to worship. Not to be missed.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church, not far from the harbour, you can go inside as well but make sure you wear respectable clothing it's quite strict. It's free as well so no excuse not to go. Beautiful mosaics, and you may even spot some lizards!

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Yesilirmak, North Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

A must see. It was lovely and quiet in the winter, not many people around. It takes a few hours to breathe it all in. A very wonderful church. ANd its still used. Make a donation, read the newsletter, write up some names for prayer. Sit and contemplate

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I stumbled across this place on one of my first days in paphos whilst heading to to harbour. Great to see such history and no entry fee. I went on a Sunday when a service was being held. Not being a Greek orthodox I couldn't go in but could watch from outside. Well worth a visit if your into history.... More 

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Bury, Lancashire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We went to Mass here and it was in English. Mass time 12.00. There was a Mass in Polish before ours and one for Indians(?) after ours. There was also a procession led by ladies from the Philloipines their singing was beautiful. An amazing historical place and after Mass we watched the geckos (lizards) running around the archeological site they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

In the old town of Pathos a lovely old church. Impressive walkways around the site to stop you from walking on the old mosaics. Interesting to see all the different developments over the centuries on this site. No charge & you can go into the church and view the lovely icons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We visited The Panagia Chrysopolitissa church and surrounding ruins as we were drawn to the attraction from so many centuries ago. The church was built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantine basilica on the island. Within the compound one can see St. Paul's Pillar, where according to tradition Saint Paul was flogged before the... More 

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The basilica of Chrysopolitissa was originally built in the 4th century AD. Afterwards it was destroyed by the Arabs when they raided Cyprus. The original building was quite impressive; nowadays only its relics remain. Among them are pieces from the basilica’s floor, consisting of some nicely preserved, impressive, colourful mosaics. The ruins of the basilica of Chrysopolitissa are found in... More 

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Address: Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
Location: Europe  >  Cyprus  >  Paphos District  >  Paphos

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