Selected and rare materials, excerpts and observations from ancient, medieval and contemporary authors, travelers and researchers about Cyprus.
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Cyprus as I saw it in 1879

Cyprus as I saw it in 1879

Chapter VIII. Route to Baffo

Chapter IX. From Baffo to Limasol

Castle and Harbour – Medieval Fort of Paphos at the west end of the harbour

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Saranta Kolones – The ruins of the Lusignan castle Saranta Colones, directly above the harbour was build by the Crusaders at the beginning of the 13th century, on the side of a previous Byzantine castle. Is one of the most beautifull castle ruins found on Cyprus.

The Mosaics of Paphos – House of Dionysos, House of Theseus and the recently excavated House of Aion. The amazing mosaic floors, of these 3rd century AD noblemen's villas, are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mostly depict scenes from Greek mythology and are beautifully executed. Kato Paphos near the harbour.

Paphos Odeon – A small 2nd century Odeon entirely built of well-hewn limestone blocks. It was uncovered by the Cyprus Department of Antiqulties in 1973-4 and is now regularly used for musical and theatrical performances.

Panayia Limeniotissa – Church of Our Lady of the Port. The earliest basilica was built at the beginning of the 5th century. A new basilica was built on the same site possibly 10th century, but collapsed during the earthquake
of 1159.

Panayia Chrysopolitissa Church also known as Ayia Kyriaki and Byzantine Basilica. Built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Early Byzantyne Basilica.

St. Paul's Pillar - According to the legeng St.Paul punished by flagellation for the beliefs.

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