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Must Visit: Theoskepasti Church in Paphos

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Anyone who has explored the heart of Paphos town will tell you that history and culture comes to life around every corner. Packed with ancient sites, the whole town – a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site – really is a history lovers’ dream. And for those interested in the island’s religious heritage, then be sure to add the Theoskepasti Church to your bucket list.

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Dedicated to the Virgin Mary, prepare to walk up a flight of stairs to this church, but it will be worth it once you get to the top, sitting on a rock that overlooks the whole of Kato Paphos. The modern church was built over an older Byzantine building in 1923, and is a key attraction for locals and visitors alike, with its impressive wood-carved iconostasis and stunning icons, with many arriving to pray to the silver covered icon of the Virgin Mary.

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