1st Local Route of Pafos Religious Route
Pafos (Paphos) area bristles with ecclesiastical monuments first on the list being the Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa in Kato Pafos (Kato Paphos). This church has yet another reason to constitute an excellent place of interest and this is its relation to Apostle Pavlos since it still houses the column on which, according to tradition, the Apostle was tied and whipped. In Peristerona, there is the Ecclesiastical Museum, which is hosted by the Archbishopric of Arsinoes and houses icons, canonicals as well as other objects from the villages of the area. The Church of Agia Kyriaki was built on the north aisle of the ruined Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa.

In the Holy Bishopric of Pafos there is the Βyzantine Museum whose collection can easily be compared to that of the Archbishop Makarios III Foundation. In Geroskipou, there is the second church of Cyprus with five domes as well as significant frescoes which is dedicated to Αgia Paraskevi and, in Acheleia, we find the Church of Agios Theodosios with significant frescoes which date back to the 13th century one of which depicts the Apostles Petros and Pavlos and a portrait of the donors. The route passes from the churches of Panagia tis Katholikis in Kouklia, the Hermitage “Palaio Egkleistro” in Souskiou and ends in Pano Archimandrita and the Hermitage of Agion Pateron.

Total route length: 53 kilometres.
Palaiochristian Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, Kato Pafos
Hermitage of Agion Pateron, Pano Archimandrita
 
The Byzantine Art in Cyprus Today
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Pafos St Pauls Pillar Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church
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Arsinoe Byzantine Museum
Houses one of the largest collections of Byzantine icons
Agia Paraskevi Byzantine Church
An impressive church with gorgeous wall paintings
  

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