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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  • This is a lovely little former Greek Orthodox church, now shared by the local Anglican and Roman Catholic communities. The area around shows evidence of earlier church buildings, as well as the column...  more »
  • Fantastic architecture and the interior with its history is impressively magical. There are walk-abouts formed to allow you to capture all elevations of the church. When visiting here make sure to vis...  more »
  • There is lots of history within Pahpos, this place has been well kept and is good to see. Morning or evening is better when its not to hot.  more »

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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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