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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #4 of 40 attractions in Paphos
Type: Religious Sites
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Irby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Not much to say really. Reasonable admission price. Interesting history and good place to take some photos.

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cotswolds england
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117 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This is worthy of your time, a real tour de force of archaeology and ecclesiastical history.This is a most impressive excavated site, dominated by the main church Agia Kyriaki. Which itself is surrounded by modern elevated walkways enabling passage and wonderful viewing of the foundations of various 4th century buildings including a Christian basilica. It is an interesting walk, with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Quiet haven oozing history hidden just behind Debenhams off the harbour! Walkways allow you to get up close to mosaics/ancient pillars/columns - informative panels and historic church still used - and it's free!

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Manchester
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The site is open to anyone to wander in free of charge. Well made walkways give access to the Byzantine mosaics and foundations and to St Paul,s Pillar.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I am going to say only one thing. This is one of the most impressive places I have ever visited. And I assure you I have visited a few.

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Warsaw, Poland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Small, still alive ancient church, surrounded by astonishing archeological park with remainings of initial basilica.

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

We were walking towards the harbour at Paphos, took a slightly different route and came upon this site. What a surprise, and a good one at that. Comprising a medieval church, still active, built over a huge basilica, 4th C AD, with impressive ruined remains, and incorporating St Paul's Pillar. Well worth a visit, and free too!

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Bucharest, Romania
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172 helpful votes 172 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Very close to Paphos Harbour, this catholic church is surrounded by mosaics and by ruins of an 4th century basilica (you will find also the Saint Paul's Pillar here). The church itself is not so big like its predecessor, but still have an importance among the archeological treasures of Paphos. Be careful, don't take high heels shoes as the walkways... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

I first went to see this site over 25 years ago, and been there several times since, and on my visits you were able to walk all over the Ruins & the Mosiac's, in 2011 they started erect barriers & install the walkways to preserve the site. The Church is built over the site of 3 old Basilicas, the first... More

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This 12th century stone church is used by both the Anglican and Catholic communities of Paphos. It is built on the ruins of an earlier Byzantine Basilica of the 4th century and is situated close to the harbour but tucked away off the main streets. Outside the church there are raised walkways so that the ruins and mosaics can be... More

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