Saint Paul's Pillar, Paphos

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Saint Paul's Pillar is where Saint Paul was tied and whipped as a punishment for an act of evangelizing, according to legend. The belief is that Barnabas and Paul, apostles of Jesus Christ, headed to Cyprus to teach the inhabitants the ways of Christianity. However, they faced fierce opposition from the civic leader Elymas--attendant to the governor appointed by Rome--which resulted in the scourging of Paul five times, each entailing 39 lashes. See the pillar where Paul was allegedly beaten, which many consider an important pilgrimage stop. Use our Paphos trip itinerary planning app to arrange your visit to Saint Paul's Pillar and other attractions in Paphos.
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  • A terrific set of ruins and history just off the beaten track.A very well laid out set of ruins with a walkway encircling them,You can see the change in the construction through the ages even if You a...  more »
  • Not a lot to see but still interesting as still has the original mosaic flooring and pillars. Otherwise very little remains!  more »
  • Best time to visit this church is after a light shower. I stay close to this site and whenever we have a little rain I go and have a walk around. Everything is clean, you smell the fresh grass and soi...  more »
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  • Family atmosphere. Delicious local food, professional still friendly and human. Highly recommended. We’ll be back.
  • Small family run business, very friendly with good selection on menu that will not break the bank. This one is a well kept secret up a side street and would definitely recommend.
  • Family run traditional Cypriot tavern offering a wide selection of food which is always freshly prepared. Its tasty, nutritious and plenty of it. Try Gills home made deserts. Excellent establishment
  • I really don't understand the 4.5 average here. I gave two stars to correct the results a bit. I didn't feel for a moment that the place is clean. There was seven cats surrounding us (very nice kitties, but you know... it is a restaurant). We stayed only because the 4.5. The service was ok, but the food was a bit slow. The wine was ok. Starters: well, nothing special. And the worst ever calamari. So hard that even cats couldn't chew it. I am telling you, two cats just didn't bother to eat the pieces. My BF doesn't really complaint about food, but this calamari made him really unhappy. So the place is not two, but around two and half - three, I just gave the two to justify the current results.
  • The atmosphere is a 4. Fantastic location. A few too many cats waiting for scraps prevents it from being a 5. Food is a 2: We got the fish mezze platter. We thought it would have some more vegies or other non fish items then it did. It came with tarramazala but didnt taste as strong as usual. Quite creamy. It also had tahini. I was hoping for a taziki. They where happy to provide me with veggie sticks instead of bread. Olives in the salad where not very nice. The skins where quite thick. Prawns where ok. Muscles where tough and a little dry. Sardines where cooked well but not descaled or gutted. Octopus was quite charred on the ends and I had to spit it out. The top parts where quite nice. Red Mullet and brim Where over cooked I didn't eat much. Calamari was really nice. Not chewy at all as another review has mentioned. We got a cappucino with no sugar. It came out very sweet and turned out to be a packet coffee and it came as is. Overall food was a bit of a letdown. I am quite surprised re the high reviews. Service: 3 the waitress was lovely but a little inattentive. It would have been nice for the dirty plates to be cleared faster. Also if we where asked if we wanted a drink during the meal. €44.50

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