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Ayios Georghios Basilica and the picturesque fountains - In Peyia, do not forget to quench your thirst at the picturesque fountains which can be found in the beautiful stone-paved village square. 41/2 km from the village, near the fishing refuge, are the ruins of two early Christian basilicas with some very interesting mosaic floors depicting animals. This site must have been an important establishment in Early Christian times. There are also rock-hewn tombs of the Roman period above the sea.

Pano Panayia

The birthplace of President Makarios. The house, where he was born, has been turned in a museum.
On the west of Troodos 1 1/2 km from Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery.

Chrysorroyiatissa Monastery – perched high above a valley in the western foothills of Troodos mountains. The monastery, whose present building dates back to 1770, has a collection of important icons and treasures.There is a small workshop in which icons are restored. The monastery, surrounded by vineyards, produces some of the best vintage wine of the island.
40 km northeast of Paphos, turn right before Stroumbi village

Ayios Neofytos Monastery - founded at the end of 12th century by the hermit and writer Neofytos. There is the " Egkleistra", an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit, containing Byzantine frescoes. Nearby the church there is an interesting ecclesiastical museum.
9 km north of Paphos

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