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A castle belonging to the town, rock tombs, a temple, and a harbour which is now full have been found as a result of excavations carried out in the region. The town was one of the six important towns of Cyprus in the 2nd century B.C.. There are three churches close to Aphendrika: Saint Georgios, Panaya Chrysiotissa and Panaya Asomatos. Saint Georgios is a single-domed church with a two-part apsis built in the 10th century. Panaya Chrysiotissa was constructed in the 6th century. It was renewed at the end of the 10th century as it had been destroyed as a result of Arab raids. The wooden ceiling was replaced with a tunnel-vaulted one. The church was destroyed once again during the middle ages and was reconstructed for the last time in the 16th century. The one in the best condition of these three churches is the Panaya Asomatos church built in the 6th century. This church too was reconstructed in the 10th century as it was destroyed during the Arab raids.

Aya Trias Bazilica


Canbulat Tomb & Museum

The Kertikli Bath



The Cellarga Mass-Graves


City Walls

Latin St. George Church

St Francis Church

Panaya Kanakaria Church

Nestorian Church

Ayios Philon Church

St Barnabas Monastery

Apostolos Andreas Monastery

Kantara Castle

Nitovikla Castle

Orthello Castle

Lala Mustafa Pasa Mosque

Sinan Pasa Mosque

Namik Kemal Dungeon

The Nikokreon Monument

Royal Tombs

Sea Gate

Land Gate

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