The church of Ayia Kyriaki
Ayia Kyriaki Flower Show
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Just a short stroll from the villa, Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa Church was built around 1500 AD as a Latin Church on the site of a much older church which was destroyed in 59 AD by an earthquake.   About 100 years after its construction, following the Turkish invasion of 1570, it became the Byzantine Cathedral of Kato (Lower) Paphos. St. Paul and St. Barnabas visited Cyprus in 45 AD and converted the Roman proconsul Sergius Paulus and he became the first Christian ruler and Cyprus the first Christian country. Tradition has it that St. Paul was scourged in Paphos at the pillar outside this church.
Each spring, around Easter, Ayia Kyriaki holds its annual flower festival.  The video here is taken from the festival held in April 2010.
The famous St Paul’s Pillar in the ruins of the original 1st century church.
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