Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos

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#8 of 15 in Historic Sites in Paphos
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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  • August 17, 2017
    We stumbled across this as we were walking around Pophos lovely little find hidden away in a build up corner of town. Plenty of walk ways all round the church allowing lots of different angled views o...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    This quaint little church has excellent reviews because people are commenting on St Paul's Pillars adjacent to it and not the church itself. You will obviously go and see it as it's next to the pillar...  more »
  • August 5, 2017
    Most importantly, the church operates. Is the service. The icon is painted on the wall, and it put on the top frame.
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