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St Paul’s Pillar- Panayia Chrysopolitissa Church

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Kato Paphos (near Panagia Theoskepasti), Paphos +357 26 306217

Overview

A medieval church and pillar in Kato Paphos will travel you back in time to the early Christian heritage of Cyprus, and the struggles they endured travelling throughout the area spreading the religion.

The 13th century church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa (‘Our Lady of the Golden City’) or Ayia Kyriaki was built on the ruins of an early Byzantine basilica near the pillar of St Paul, where after his flogging, he converted the Roman governor Sergius Paulus to Christianity.

The church was originally seven-aisled, but was later reduced to five aisles. The floor of the basilica was covered with colourful mosaics, some of which are still preserved.

Following the restoration to the Church, it became used for Anglican, Lutheran, and Greek Orthodox services.

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Opening Hours

  • Monday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Friday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Saturday 08:30 - 19:30
  • Sunday 08:30 - 19:30

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