Pafos Churches

Panagia Chrysopolitissa / Ayia Kyriaki Church
Panagia Chrysopolitissa / Agia Kyriaki Church.  Chrysopolitissa basilica was the largest and most impressive early Byzantine basilica on the island which was destroyed in the middle of the 17th century following the Arab invasion.  The small church of Agia Kyriaki was built in the 13th century and stands on the ruins of Chrysopolitissa church, and today is a regular place of worship for Anglicans and Roman Catholics.   Within the compound one can see St Pauls pillar, where it is said that St Paul was tied and whipped 40 times before the Roman Governor Sergius Paulus was converted to Christianity.

Address: Stilis Apostolou Pavlou, Kato Pafos
Telephone: +357 26 931 308
Operating period: All year round
Entrance fee: Free


Ayia Paraskevi Church
Ayia Paraskevi church is situated in the Geroskipou village.  It is one of the most interesting Byzantine church on the inland dating from the 9th to 15th century.


Theoskepasti Church
Theoskepasti church is located in Kato Pafos.  Theoskepasti meaning ‘veiled by God’ is devoted to Panagia, ‘The Virgin Mary’.  It is said that God sent fog to the area to protect the original church during the Arab raids.


Panagia Limeniotissa
Panagia Limeniotissa is situated near the harbour in Kato Pafos.  Built in the 5th century and dedicated to ‘Our Virgin Mary of the harbour’.