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Paphos - Pegeia

Paphos, Cyprus
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Places of Interest

Pegeia – Agios Georgios – Agios Neofytos – Lempa

PEGEIA
Agios Georgios Basilica and the fountains of Pegeia.
Pegeia village, 19 km northwest of Paphos.
Near a fishing refuge 4,5 km from the village of Pegeia are the ruins of two Early Christian basilicas with some very interesting mosaic floors depicting animals. This site must have been an important establishment in Early Christian tmes. There are also rock-hewn tombs of the Roman period above the sea. Pegeia is famous for its fountains in the stone paved village square.

MAA – PALAIOKASTRO
Coral Bay – 9 km from Paphos
I his is an area which accommodated the first ancient (Mycenaean) Greeks, who emigrated to Cyprus at around 1200 BC after the fall of the Mycenaean Kingdoms in mainland Greece. This is a very important site for Cyprus because this is where hellenism on the island originated.
The little museum with its unusual architecture is the work of Andrea Bruno, Professor at the University of Turin and one of Europe’s greatest architects. The Museum depicts the colonisation of Cyprus by the Mycenaean Greeks.

AGIOS NEOFYTOS MONASTERY
9 km north of Paphos.
Founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos. The “Egkleistra”, an ecniosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th century. In the monastery church which contains some of the most beautiful icons of the Post-Byzantine period of the 16th century is a very interesting ecclesiastical museum.

LEMPA
5 km from Paphos
At Lempa village excavations have brought to light an important settlement of the ‘Chalcolithic period. Near the site replicas of two houses from this period have been constructed. 

 


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