Monasteries and churches in Paphos

When they left the Holy land to declare Christianity in the world, the first place that Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas the Apostles visited, was Paphos. Church of Paphos is the oldest Diocese of the world dating back to 50 AD. It was founded by Saint Paul himself. Thus, with a history of 2000 years, it is not strange that so many Christian religious monuments can be found in Paphos - and in Cyprus in general.

 

There are ancient Basilicas, from the beginning of Christianity, almost 2000 years old, nice monasteries more than 1000 years old, and churches also from the beginning of Christianity. A journey through the centuries that is well worth following.

 

 

In the footsteps of Saint Paul

 

 

List of interesting monasteries and churches in Paphos

Agios Neophytos Monastery - Saint Neophytos Monastery A visit to a monastery almost 900 years old Agios Neophytos Monastery was founded in 1170 AD. Dedicated to a local saint, Saint Neophytos the Recluse, who lived here about…
Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery Paphos Cyprus The monastery of Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa is dedicated to Mary. Panagia Chrysoroyiatissa translates into Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate. It is located on the mountains of Paphos, just outside the village…
Monasteries and churches in Paphos When they left the Holy land to declare Christianity in the world, the first place that Saint Paul and Saint Barnabas the Apostles visited, was Paphos. Church of Paphos is the…
Agia Solomoni church and catacomb The catacomb of Agia Solomoni is located half the way between Kato Paphos harbour and the Mall of Paphos. From the harbour, it is a short ten minutes walk. Buses going…
Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church Panagia Chrysopolitissa's church's actual name is Chrysopolitissa Basilica. It was one of the first and biggest Christian Basilicas churches that were built in Cyprus. Panagia Chrysopolitissa - or Chrysopolitissa Basilica Church was built…
Agia Kyriaki church, the ancient Chrysopolitissa Basilica and Saint Paul’s pillar Walking on the footsteps of Saint Paul Built around 400 AD Basilica Chrysopolitissa is one of the oldest Christian churches in the world. Many people visit…