Church of Agia Kyriaki
You can’t call yourself a true Paphian until you’ve visited Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa (Church of Agia Kyriaki and post St. Paul), where history meets divinity!
Did I mention that Saint Paul himself was scourged at the pillar near this church?
That’s right! And it’s not just any old pillar; it’s Saint Paul’s. Legend has it that this pillar marks where Saint Paul converted the first Christian ruler and made Cyprus the first Christian country.
The Church of Agia Kyriaki is a multi-denominational wonderland where religions come together under one cool, bare stone roof.
You’ll find an ancient fresco and a simple altar with a shining silver crucifix. Plus, there are also a couple of smaller altars with pretty icons.
But the real kicker? The pillars of St. Paul and the tomb of Erik Ejegod, King of Denmark, are nearby.
It’s enough to make your heart sing with history!
All in all, it’s the perfect place to come and feel spiritually rejuvenated while basking in the beauty of Paphos.
With a history from 365 AD, this church is an architectural gem radiating faith and beauty.
So what are you waiting for? Come and check it out for yourself!