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Paphos - Geroskipou

Paphos, Cyprus
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Places of Interest

PANAGIA CHRYSOPOLITISSA CHURCH AND EARLY CHRISTIAN BASILICA
Kato Paphos
Built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantine basilica on the island. Within the compound one can see St. Paul’s Pillar, where according to tradition Saint Paul was flogged before the Roman Governor Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity.

THEOSKEPASTI CHURCH
Kato Paphos.
Theoskepasti means ‘Veiled by God’. According to tradition, a fog was sent by God to protect the original church during the Arab raids. The modern church was built in 1923.

THE “BATHS”
Near the old market place of Paphos.
They date back to the Turkish period and functioned up until the early ’50s. It is a stone vaulted building consisting of three main areas: reception, intermediate area, and the main baths. The building has been restored and will be used as a Cultural Centre by the Paphos Municipality.

GEROSKIPOU FOLK ART MUSEUM
Geroskipou village, 3 km east of Paphos. Tel: 26 24 02 16 The name of the village comes from the Greek phrase ‘leros Kipos’ the sacred garden of Aphrodite. A fascinating collection of folk arts and crafts is exhibited in the beautiful Chatzismith house.

AGIA PARASKEVI CHURCH
Geroskipou village, 3 km east of Paphos. Tel: 26 26 18 59 One of the most interesting Byzantine churches on the island, dating to the 9th century. It is a basilica surmounted by five domes forming a cross and has beautiful rninil paintings dating from the 9th to the 15th centuries.

 


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