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Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.8/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
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 lot of history surrounding this church, and there is now a walkway around the whole grounds to look at the ruins and the beautiful mosaics. We visit every year. Good disabled access. 
  • walking through kato paphos stumbled across this wonderful Church surrounded by ruins of previous buildings, and everything is well explained, a boardwalk takes you over them.
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  • Nice place to visit, easy to find, wear flat footwear, this within easy walking distance from the harbour and free to get into 
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