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Djami Kebir Mosque

Turkish Bath



Ayia Paraskevi Byzantine Church - One of the most interesting and attractive Byzantine Churches on the island, dating to the 10th century, with a vaulted basilica, a nave and two aisles surmounted by five domes, with later frescoes dating to the 15th century.

Yeroskipou Folk Art Museum – The name of the village comes from the Greek word "Hieroskepos", the sacred Garden of Aphrodite. Fascinating collection of Cyprus folk arts and crafts gathered together in the house known as Hadjismith.
Yroskipou village, 3 km east of Paphos


Panayia Chryseleousa Church - A 12th century church standing in the centre of the village. A series of icons and two panels with the 12 Apostles date to the middle of the 16th century. 3 km north of Paphos, Emba village


Settlement of light a Bronze Age - The village is one of the most ancient in Cyprus, and since 1976 has been the site of ongoing archaeological excavations by the School of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Lempa is believed to have been first settled in the Chalcolithic Period (c. 3800–2500 BC), and a number of cruciform female figurines, carved in stone, from this period have been found.

Lemba is also known as a center for artists: Sculptors and potters


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