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Cypro-Geometric III Period
(850-725 BC)


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Pegeia
Agios Georgios Basilica and fountains of Pegeia
Pegeia village, 19 km Northwest of Pafos
Near a fishing refuge, 4.5 km from the village of Pegeia, 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 Roman period above the sea. Pegeia is famous for its fountains in the stone paved village square.

Maa-Palalaiokastro
Coral Bay, 9 km from Pafos
This is an area, which accommodated the first ancient (Mycenaean) Greeks, who immigrated to Cyprus at around 1200 BC, after the fall of Mycenaean Kingdoms in mainland Greece. This is a very important site for Cyprus, because this is where Hellenism on the island originated.
The little museum with its unusual architecture, is of Andrea Bruno's works, Professor of University of Turin and one of Europe's greatest architects. Museum depicts the colonization of Cyprus by Mycenaean Greeks.

Agios Neofytos Monastery
9 km North of Pafos
Founded at the end of 12th century by Cypriot hermit and writer Neofytos. "Egkleistra", an enclosure carved out of the mountain by hermit, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from 12th to 15th century. In the monastery church, which contains some of the most beautiful icons of Post-Byzantine period of 16th century, is a very interesting ecclesiastical museum.

Lempa
5 km from Pafos
At Lempa village excavations have brought to light an important settlement of Chalcolithic period. Near the site replicas of two houses from this period have been constructed.

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery
40 km Northeast of Pafos, turn right before Stroumpi village. Monastery is also reached from Kykkos Monastery via the forest.
Set in beautiful surroundings, monastery, originally founded in 12th century AD, is dedicated to 'Our Lady of Golden Pomegranate'. Monastery, whose present building dates back to 1770, has a collection of important icons and treasures. An impressive religious ceremony and celebrations are held on 15th August. Old winery of the monastery produces some of the best vintage wine of Cyprus.
 

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