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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

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Address: Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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Located in the village of panagia high up in the hills about 25km from Paphos. It is a very interesting Church, and well preserved, and worth seeing.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
London, United Kingdom

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 NEW

Located in the village of panagia high up in the hills about 25km from Paphos. It is a very interesting Church, and well preserved, and worth seeing.

Thank allaf
Perth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 NEW

This Church sits in the ruins of an ancient Basilica. The grounds around it have been excavated and you can see parts of the mosaic floors, pillars etc and also the pillar where St Paul was lashed. The Church itself is still used for worship by the Catholic and Anglican churches, and is very ornate. Worth a visit.

Thank Maureen S
Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 NEW

Beautiful Church which is immaculately kept. We were here to attend a wedding and it was a wonderful choice to have the ceremony. It was a slight shame that the public could still enter the church whilst the wedding was taking place but unfortunately we were made aware this may happen. We did view it another day so we could... More 

Thank Cornish_Pair71
Alexandria, Egypt
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015 NEW

A magnificent small church that dates back to the 13th century. It's located in the middle of the old historic area in Paphos. The church and the area in general are not to be missed if you visit the city.

Thank M_Sami5870
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

a nice walkway runs round this church so that you do not damage any of the ancient ruin.allegedly there is a whipping post where St Paul was whipped 39 times on his visit to the island.

Thank kmcdonald51
Witham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

This church and its rich history is very impressive! I would recommend that you visit the church in the morning during the summer months to avoid the heat of the day! There is no entrance fee to this site and it is fairly easy to find! If you are driving there is a free car park across the road!

Thank mowden
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

This is a very nice place to visit in the middle of the tourist area. The whole thing should take 20 minutes tops, but the tiles are pretty and the minuscule church is a welcome change for the big churches we're used to.

Thank Lany C
Tallinn, Estonia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

The Panagia Chrysopolitissa 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 Roman Governor Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity. Originally the church was seven–aisled, but later was reduced to five... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

well nice church such a lot to see and view had a great visit light my candle said a few prayers such nice people as well ….

Thank Maria K
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Very nice church where our friends were married. Be prepared to cook from the inside however if you or your loved ones are getting married inside here in August. Take a bottle of water!

Thank shaun d

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