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  • 1. Ayios Lazarus

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In the town center stands one of the island's more important churches, Ayios Lazarus (Church of Lazarus), resplendent with gold icons and unique...Read More

  • 2. Cyprus Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Outside the city walls stands the Cyprus Museum, the world's largest collection of Cypriot antiquities and arguably the most interesting museum...Read More

  • 3. Cyprus Wine Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    Located about ten minutes west of Limassol in the village of Erimi, this comprehensive museum succeeds at explaining the history of the grape...Read More

  • 4. Kourion Archaeological Site

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The Kourion (Curium) archaeological site, west of Limassol, has Greek and Roman ruins. Classical and Shakespearean plays are sometimes staged...Read More

  • 5. Kourion Beach

    Beach–Sight

    Once you gaze down on Kourion beach from the heights of the Kourion amphitheater, you'll certainly want to head down the hills to spend time...Read More

  • 6. Omodos

    Town/Village

    One of the prettiest villages in Cyprus, Omodos sits on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains. It's an ancient wine-making town centered...Read More

  • 7. Petra tou Romiou

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    The legendary birthplace of Aphrodite—Greek goddess of love and beauty—is a large offshore rock just off the southwest coast of Paphos. Swimming...Read More

  • 8. Roman Mosaics

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Don't miss the elaborate 3rd- to 5th-century AD Roman mosaics in the Roman Villa of Theseus, the House of Dionysos, and the House of Aion—all...Read More

  • 9. Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis, or Church of St. Nicholas of the Roof—so named for its steep, pitched roof, built for protection against the weather...Read More

  • 10. Apollo Hylates

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The Apollo Hylates (Sanctuary of Apollo of the Woodlands), an impressive archaeological site, stands about 2.5 km (1½ miles) west of the temple...Read More

  • 11. Asinou Church

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    One of the best preserved painted churches in Cyprus, Asinou Church (also known as Panagia Forviotissa) was built in the early 12th century...Read More

  • 12. Ayios Ioannis

    Old City | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Don't miss Ayios Ioannis (St. John's Cathedral), built in 1662 within the courtyard of the archiepiscopal palace (Archbishop's Palace). Look...Read More

  • 13. Ayios Neophytos Monastery

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    In 1159 the hermit and scholar Neophytos settled at what's now referred to as the Ayios Neophytos Monastery, carving a home for himself out...Read More

  • 14. Baths of Aphrodite

    Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Just past the town's fishing harbor of Latchi, and 48 km (30 miles) north of Paphos, are the Baths of Aphrodite, a natural pool where the goddess...Read More

  • 15. Bellapais Abbey

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The romantic ruins of the former Bella Pais Manastiri (Abbey of Bellapais), built in the 12th century by the Lusignans, are just as impressive...Read More

  • 16. Büyük Han

    Building/Architectural Site

    The "Great Inn," built in 1572, used to accommodate travelers during the Ottoman Empire until it became a prison in 1893. Today the structure...Read More

  • 17. Byzantine Museum

    Old City | Museum/Gallery

    In a 1960 neo-Byzantine-style wing of the archiepiscopal palace, the Archbishop Makarios III Cultural Foundation houses the Byzantine Museum...Read More

  • 18. Byzantine Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Byzantine Museum houses notable mosaics, icons, and sacred books and artifacts collected from churches and monasteries throughout Paphos...Read More

  • 19. Ethnographic Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    The Ethnographic Museum, located in the 14th-century part of the archiepiscopal palace, has demonstrations of ancient weaving techniques and...Read More

  • 20. Famagusta Gate

    Old City | Arts/Performance Venue

    The Famagusta Gate, now a cultural center, has exhibitions, a lecture hall, and a theater. ...Read More

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