Lying on the ruins of an early Byzantine basilica, the 13th-century Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church features several preserved mosaics and Saint Paul's Pillar. Outside the building you'll see various columns that once supported ancient structures and walk among the crumbling remnants of a former town. Look for the pillar where it is believed Saint Paul was whipped, labeled with a small plaque. The church offers a simple but powerful-looking exterior characterized by bare stone walls, which the interior contrasts with a gold-plated iconostasis and numerous Orthodox icons throughout. Notice the remains of the colorful mosaic on the floor. Plan to see Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and other attractions that appeal to you using our Paphos trip itinerary tool.
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church reviews
We found this large Byzantine site with mosaics and pillars, together with very old working church by chance when taking a shortcut to the harbour. It was free to enter which was, presumably, why... more »
Beautiful church and free to look around. Wear appropriate clothing when entering church. Still used for services that is good to see. Beautiful features and pictures inside. Well worth a visit more »
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