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Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery

Set in beautiful surroundings, the Monastery of Chrysorrogiatissa is dedicated to ‘Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate’. It was founded in 1152 by monk Ignatios who found a miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary off the shore of Pafos. Legend has it that it was thrown into the sea in Asia Minor during the iconoclastic period and drifted by the

Byzantine Museum Of Arsinoe

The museum is suited at the Holy Bishopric of Arsinoe. It houses one of the largest collections of icons dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries, as well as wood carved ecclesiastic items, local and imported silver and metal artifacts, as well as local textiles. Rare books and manuscripts are also on display.

Baths Of Aphrodite” – Akamas

The northwestern peninsula of Cyprus, known as Akamas, is a wild uninhabited region with spectacular landscapes and beaches, due to be designated a National Park. The area is named after Akamantas, an Athenian warrior and son of Theseus, who arrived here after the Trojan War. It is a unique area of biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems. Almost all the geological formations

Church Of Panagia Chryseleousa

A combination of two churches, the eastern part of which was built in the 12th century, possibly on the ruins of an Early Christian basilica, as a cruciform church with a dome. An extension to the west was built later in the 13th century with the addition of a new cruciform with a dome. Rate 12th, 13th, 15th and 16th

Agios Neofytos Monastery

Founded around 1200 by Cypriot recluse and writer Neofytos. The ‘Enkleistra’, a cave that the hermit carved out of the mountains, is covered with some of the finest examples of Byzantine wall painting that date to the 12th and 15th centuries. The monastery has a noteworthy ecclesiastical museum. The monastery church contains some of the finest Post Byzantine icons dating

Kato Pafos Archaeological Park

The inclusion of the Kato Pafos archaeological site in the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list in 1980 was the starting point for the creation of a General Plan whose aim would be primarily to protect and maintain the archaeological remains, as well as promote to visitors. Kato Pafos archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle

Byzantine Museum

The Byzantine Museum of Pafos has an important collection of artifacts from the Byzantine period, including 7th to 18th century icons. In addition to icons, exhibits include wood carvings, ecclesiastical works of metallurgy, sacerdotal vestments and embroideries, manuscripts, old printed books and frescoes. The museum houses one of the oldest icons found in Cyprus, that of Agia Marina, dating to

Pafos District Archaeological Museum

The Pafos District Archaeological Museum houses a collection of finds from the Pafos area dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD. Of special interest are a set of surgical instruments and a rare sculpture of warrior Aphrodite. The museum is a stop on the Aphrodite Cultural Route.

Stavrovouni Monastery

Stavrovouni Monastery is perched on a rocky peak 750m above sea level. Legend had it that it was founded in the 4th century by Saint Helena, mother of Emperor Constantine the Great, who left a relic of the Holy Cross at the monastery. The monks have strict rules like those at Mount Athos in Greece. Women may not enter the

Lefkara Village

Lefkara is a picturesque village known for its lace, the famous “lefkaritika” lace, and for its silverware. Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci himself came here and bought an altar cloth of the traditional lace, which he donated to the cathedral of Milan. The village maintains its traditional architecture with its picturesque stone houses. In the village one can