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“Worth visiting” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
Pafias Aphroditis, Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #31 of 106 things to do in Paphos
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Nice, France
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We stumbled on this site on our second day in Paphos and it certainly deserves mention because of it's significence to Christian and and archeology lovers alike..The site overall is quite large, because the original Byzantine basilica had seven naves, but not much of it remains. Access is aided by walkways which give an elevated view of the whole site and the gem now is the much smaller and later added Agia Kyriaki, which although originally a Greek Orthodox church, has now been graciously ceded to the Catholic and Anglican churches for their communiteis in the area.

Visited February 2013
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Washington DC
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

If you appreciate Byzantine art and visiting churches, this is one not to be missed. It's quite special - enjoy!

Visited September 2012
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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“Little Church in the heart of Paphos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

A little church in the middle of the city surrounded by ruins and mosaics - very pretty.
Not sure if the minster feeds them but the stray cats are also fun to watch.

Visited December 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Very special”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2012

The church and its surroundings definitely suffer from being in the middle of modern-day Lower Paphos, as the hum of traffic and modern buildings are all around. Nevertheless when one sits down inside the church it has a special feel to it - peaceful and full of history. The famous 'Whipping Stone' is too easily overlooked on the way up to the church, but is worth seeing and pondering over - just try to imagine what it would be like without noise and modernity all around. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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“A nice spot in Paphos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

We actually visited the place after 2 weeks in Paphos thinking earlier it's not a must see. We were wrong. The place is really worth a visit and stroll around. The church itself is nice, but the location on the grounds of the ancient chapel and city grounds add to the experience. There are special viewing paths created on top of the site, which gives the chance to see the place from close.

So close to the main pier - go take a peak.

Visited November 2012
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