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"Ayios Agapitikos/Ayios Mystikos" Top 5 Page for this destination Paphos Off The Beaten Path Tip by leics

Paphos Off The Beaten Path: 44 reviews and 104 photos

  Nativity scene
by leics

Cut into Fabrika Hill, at the top of Apostolou Pavlou, these rock-cut churches/shrines are huge chambers. Legend had it that dust taken from the floor of the former and given to the beloved in a drink would ensure his/her love stayed true whereas dust from the latter would have the opposite effect.

At Christmas there is a nativity scene in Ayios Agapitikos, with illuminated star above; many locals take the opportunity to visit with their children. No doubt both chambers were in use as sacred sites long before Christianity arrived on the island.

It's worth exploring the two chambers and then going further into Fabrika Hill itself.

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  • Written Jan 1, 2008
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