Religious Sites in Paphos

Religious Sites in Paphos, Cyprus

Religious Sites in Paphos

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  • Robin C
    Broadstairs49 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely views, interesting church, museum and hermit's cave. Well worth the trip into the hills. Entry fee to Museum and hermit's cave is negligible.
    Written 25 April 2024
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  • Gwespyr
    Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This church is well worth a visit even if you are not religious and that would be because of the history and archaeology of the place.
    There is an information board outlining the history and phases of construction as well as pointing out where St Paul was, apparently, tied to a pillar and whipped.
    There are mosaics and lots of pillars of differing stone and the foundations of an earlier even larger church can be seen.
    In order to try to protect the mosaics and the church environs a raised walkway has been constructed to take visitors from near the entrance to the site to the church door. Unfortunately, when we visited this walkway was blocked off but no reason was posted on the site to give a reason why that had been done. As a result we were unable to enter the church itself.
    The area is popular with the local cat population by the way and the seem to be semi feral at least.
    Finally, there is no charge for visiting the site.
    Written 1 December 2022
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  • cynthiarob
    Buckingham, UK636 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Whilst not worth a visit on its own, joining with another monastery in Panagia , Makarios' birthplace and the Kannaviou dam, it makes for a pleasantly interesting day out.
    Written 10 March 2018
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  • Airyfairy7654
    Oxford, UK240 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stumbled across this ruined monestary. As other reviewers say it is surprisingly well taken care of a rarety in Cyprus with a roof cover protecting what's left of the wall painting from the elements. A simple info board gives a brief history. The mill race can be imagined in the now dried up stream and some interesting buildings can be seen along the way. Lovely wild flowers in Springtime and many trails sign posted for walkers
    Written 14 April 2019
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  • PduPL
    Honiton, UK16 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exploring archaeological sites connected to the Greek goddess Aphrodite, this is the site of the most important shrine in the ancient world. Little remains of Palaipafos but we enjoyed spending time wandering through the ruins, layers of civilisation dating back to the Bronze age with its evidence of an earlier “nature” goddess and the subsequent evolution of the myth of Aphrodite and it’s interpretation through the Roman Empire until with the dominance of Christianity “pagan” cults were banned. Ancient history mingles with myth and poetry and we found it both beautiful in setting and enigmatic.
    There is a small museum which has some very interesting exhibits.Also a 12th century church dedicated to an early orthodox version of the Mother of God which,sadly, was closed.
    Written 3 February 2020
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  • Chana Rachel K
    Jerusalem, Israel22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took a 3 day trip to Cypress at the end of October, 2019 and visited the Chabad in Paphos. A beautiful building with high ceilings and restaurant. We had a great Kosher meal in the restaurant which was a great break from our own cooking.
    Written 31 October 2019
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  • Gwespyr
    Rhyl, UK2,033 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This mosque used to be called Agia Sofia (or Ayia Sofia) in Byzantine times and can be found in the Mouttalos area of the old town. The present name of the mosque, Cami Kebir, I understand means Great Mosque and it is surrounded by alleys and narrow passageways. The Mouttalos area was, apparently, the Turkish area of the town but when the Turks invaded in 1974 they had to leave (driven out?) and all the buildings were abandoned. This mosque is still closed but it has recently been refurbished, perhaps due, in part, to the fact that the area was the European Capital of Culture in 2017.
    It is, in many ways, a simple building but still interesting architecturally as it stands in contrast to the surrounding buildings. There are some graves bearing Turkish names surrounding the mosque with the date on some being 1974 - hopefully they were not connected to the troubles of that period.
    If you are in the Old Town take some time to visit the mosque and, if you do, you may come across the Paphos Cat Lady feeding the semi feral cats in the area.
    Written 2 December 2022
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  • Happytrips1
    Carlisle, UK131 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just happened to come across this church on way back to hotel. It had the side door open so we took a look. I think its still used but there was nothing to read about it or signs so im unsure
    Written 27 February 2020
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