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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos

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Lying on the ruins of an early Byzantine basilica, the 13th-century Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church features several preserved mosaics and Saint Paul's Pillar. Outside the building you'll see various columns that once supported ancient structures and walk among the crumbling remnants of a former town. Look for the pillar where it is believed Saint Paul was whipped, labeled with a small plaque. The church offers a simple but powerful-looking exterior characterized by bare stone walls, which the interior contrasts with a gold-plated iconostasis and numerous Orthodox icons throughout. Notice the remains of the colorful mosaic on the floor. To visit Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and other attractions in Paphos, use our Paphos trip generator.
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A vacation favorite, Paphos is equipped with a wide range of accommodations to cater to its scores of visitors. Beachside hotels are plentiful, with many located in the bustling Kato Pafos neighborhood. Bed and breakfasts tend be farther from the sea but offer heaps of character as well as good value for money. If you're planning a longer stay in the city, consider renting a villa. These vary considerably in amenities and price, with many of the larger properties located in Paphos' scenic outskirts.
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  • Fascinating to see the old basilica's mosaic flooring and pillars with this simple but beautiful church set in amongst them. Also worth noting St Paul's Pillar at the entrance. Beware people telling y...  more »
  • There are the remains of 4 basilicas on the site dating from the C4th ce, the C6thce, the C13th-14th ce Gothic basilica, and the C15th-16th Ayia Kyriake which is the latest phase and very much in use....  more »
  • This working church was built over the foundations of an early (4th century) Christian basilica. The mosaics floors from that period are still visible, as well as some columns. Walk around the raised ...  more »