Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site
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Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site
Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site

The archaeological site of Agios Georgios at the Pafos (Paphos) village of Pegeia is a famous place of pilgrimage for the region. Excavations that began in the 1950’s uncovered significant evidence of an Early Christian settlement.

The excavations unearthed three Early Christian Basilicas and a bath from the 6th century, whilst later excavations (in the nineties) revealed an extensive unwalled settlement that occupied the neck and the south slope of the cape in the Roman and early Christian periods.

The settlement flourished under Justinian I (527 - 565 AD), and its advantageous position suggests that it was probably a port of call for ships transporting grain from Egypt to Constantinople.

The necropolis lies at the brow of the cliff with tombs carved into the rock. Located at the centre of the settlement - on the neck of the cape - is the large three-aisled ‘Basilica A’ with a baptistery adjacent on its west side. A smaller three-aisled basilica with a transept is annexed to the north side of the baptistery.

The three-aisled ‘Basilica B’ lies at the foot of the southern slope of the cape, whilst the remains of the small three-aisled ‘Basilica C’ lie to the northeast of the settlement, with adjacent structures along the north side of a sacristy, oil press, well, guest-house, and courtyard.

The place of pilgrimage of Agios Georgios is located between the site of the basilicas and the necropolis. There is also a small chapel founded in the late 13th - early 14th century also named after Agios Georgios. The stone built church of Agios Georgios was built more recently.

Region: Pafos
Address: Pegeia village, 11km north of Pafos
Contact No: Tel: +357 26 812 301
Operating Hours: April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 16:00
September 16 - April 15, daily: 09:30 - 17:00
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: €2,50
For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.
Disabled Access: Partly accessible.
Website: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/da 
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
 

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