From all the must-see churches and monasteries in Paphos, we have selected the following three landmarks: Agios Neophytos Monastery, Panagia Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery, and the Byzantine basilica whose ruins contain the church of Agia Kyriaki Panagia Chrysopolitissa.
Top Things That Make the Monasteries in Paphos Remarkable
Many of the churches and monasteries of Paphos are regarded as heritage sites of substantial artistical and cultural value. A visit to one of these sacred spaces is a transformative experience that connects your soul with the divine whether you are a believer or not. Many of these religious monuments are part of the area inscribed in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1980, while others are riches of Greek Orthodox faith highly treasured by the Cypriots. You will find beautiful churches in every village on the island, numerous dating back hundreds of years. There are also those landmarks with a checkered past, like the Agia Solomoni Church and Catacombs, the burial site of the seven Maccabees and their mother, Solomonia. Or, who can forget St. Paul’s Pillar next to the ruins of the basilica at Panagia Chrysopolitissa?
For a short introduction to the religious heritage sites to seek out when you visit Paphos, here’s a roundup of three.