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Biblical and Historical Sites

Paphos is a city located on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. New Paphos (to distinguish it from the old city nine miles to the north) is the seat of the government. Homer refers to the city as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite. In 22 B.C.E. Cyprus is given a …

Salamis is a city of Cyprus located on the eastern coast, directly across from Syria. The Cypriot-born Barnabas brought Christianity to Cyprus in the first century C.E  On his first journey, Paul landed there and preached in the synagogues (Acts 13:5), before proceeding further in the island. Around 45 C.E. …