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“Off the beaten track gem!”

Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
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4-Night Cyprus Tour from Paphos and Limassol...
Ranked #11 of 88 things to do in Paphos
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I found one sign pointing to this site off the main road down to the harbour and it is well worth a detour. The road takes you past some delightful Cypriot houses with lovely gardens - there is also a convenient cafe/restaurant just opposite the entrance to the site.
The site is mainly visited for the supposed St Pauls' Pillar but as this is quite near the entrance, do go and visit the rest of the site. A raised walkway takes you around and over the ruins of the large early Christian Basilica, which was founded in the 4th Century. The ruins of this basilica are quite extensive and have some interesting mosaics - again as with all the sites, take a good guide book with you as information is non existent!
The Chrysopolitissa Church is built over part of the ruins of the Basilica (which in turn was built over the Roman remains of Forum complex!) and has a simple but pleasant interior - don't forget; no shorts!
If you come out of the main entrance of the site and turn left, the lane goes down past some nice Cypriot houses and you will find yourself in the centre of town, at the back of Debenham's,

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Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

Its a beautiful church that worth a visit in case you are in Paphos. You will enjoy walking there, nice one..

Thank TheaNicosia_Cyprus
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Reviewed May 14, 2013

There isnt a huge amount here but what is there is nice enough to walk around and see - you can do this for free without going inside the church. If you do want to go inside the church then please remember that there is a dress code - modesty being the key so women in shorts etc are not welcome.

1  Thank Berkscouple2
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Reviewed March 16, 2013

Very well laid out, easy access to site. Good view points for takings photographs. Walkable from the Aloe hotel.

Thank GeorgeHertfordshire
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

A little church on the site of a large one, with St Paul's Pillar in one corner. Walkways give good views of the former basilica, and there is a brief history on a notice board. Everyone should see it while they can as the lack of care for this site is likely to result in its deterioration.

1  Thank Martin A
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