Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church, Paphos

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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.
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  • We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited this interesting old site while in the area. It was here in 45AD, that St. Paul was tied to the pillar and lashed 39 times for teaching... 
    We were a group of travellers from Canada, and visited this interesting old site while in the area. It was here in 45AD, that St. Paul was tied to the pillar and lashed 39 times for teaching...  more »
  • On the edge of the paphos nightlife area is this amazing testimony to the Christian past. The very cradle of the early apostles and the place visited by St Paul What a huge church once graced this... 
    On the edge of the paphos nightlife area is this amazing testimony to the Christian past. The very cradle of the early apostles and the place visited by St Paul What a huge church once graced this...  more »

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