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“Not much left, all ruins”

Saint Paul's Pillar
Ranked #13 of 124 things to do in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2013

We passed the site by on the City Sightseeing bus tour and am not sure what else is there. It seemed to be simply ruins.

Thank VimesFan
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

You will find this along a path at the side of Debenhams in Paphos. This year they had finished the walk way that takes you all around the site and also the Church was open for you to have a look around and no service was taking place but they did have an english church choir practicing and so for us that was special as we are Church goers and so it was like home from home. They have excavated loads and again a great photo oportunity. Historically it is fascinating and you can read a sign about it all in several languages.

Just be aware if you want to visit the church that they do have strick rules on what to and what not to wear. For the ladies make sure your shoulders and knees are covered and for the men to have a long pair of shorts or trousers on and again the shoulders are covered.

The walk way can feel unstable underneath and to make sure you are secure underfoot wear sturdy sandals and flat shoes.

Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed June 20, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic ruins make some lovely pictures! Really interesting and and the mosiac floor is stunning! Lovely restaurants and pubs near bar

Thank Karennorriss1987
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Located not far from the Archaeological site in Pathos, this site is considerably more 'modern' than the other sites in Pathos. The 'St. Paul' Pillar is a bit of a stretch, like so many other 'named' sites, but take it for what it is worth. The 'pillar' is a broken portion of an older granite column. The real draw to this site is the remnants of the ancient Byzantine Cathedral and it's surviving mosaics. This building was massive - and a monument to the engineering prowess of the time. Long since destroyed, the outline and remaining structures is a site to behold. The existing church on the site fits easily inside one portion of the ruins. The existing structure is worth entering and sitting to ponder the rock masonry required to build such a structure. The icons are worth a look also. The site has information placards and is laid out with comfortable raised walkways. A joy to tour and informative. I would recommend that in lieu of an entry fee that you drop a donation into the box inside the church. This is a self supporting church and serves multiple communities - what help you can provide I am sure is appreciated.

Thank djude1148
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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The actual St Paul's Pillar is a small white, rounded stump and not as impressive as some of the other pillars on this site of a former basilica. The church of Ayia Kyriaki (St Paul's by the Pillar) is well worth a visit, too. There are some lovely icons.

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