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In the footsteps of St Paul in Paphos

Cyprus was the first country in the world to have been ruled by a Christian governor, whose seat was in Paphos, the capital of the island in antiquity
Cyprus is a sunny island all the year round, an island of myths, of love and of dreams. With a 10,000 year old history, it is a place of great natural beauty and geostrategical importance.
Although he was not one of Jesus' close circle of students, Paul became an Apostle as a result of his divine calling, thereby taking on the heavy burden of spreading the Gospel.
According to written sources, St. Paul accompanied by Mark the Evangelist, entered Paphos through one of the Town entrances (gates), three of which survive to this day (Acts 13.5), "crossing the island to Paphos".
The church is situated a short distance from the harbour and was built over the ruins of the largest Early Christian basilica found in Cyprus.
The Roman villas situated a stone's throw from Paphos harbour, were found accidentally and have the most exquisite mosaics depicting scenes from Greek mythology.
According to Evsevius (religious history), St. Paul left by ship from Paphos for Perga in Pamphylia (Acts 13.5 "Paul and the others left Paphos and sailed to Perga in Pamphylia").
The Church of Saints Paul and Barnabas - Paphos Built recently, it lies in the centre of town. Saints Paul and Barnabas are depicted in several places inside the church. The church is dedicated to St. Paul and attracts many faithful especially during christian feast days.
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