Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site

  • Location

    Agiou Georgiou, Peyia, Paphos

  • Tickets

    For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
    The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.

  • Opening Times

    April 16 - September 15, daily: 08:30 - 16:00
    September 16 - April 15, daily: 09:30 - 17:00

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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The Agios Georgios archaeological site in the village of Pegeia, Paphos, holds significant religious importance in the region and has been a renowned place of pilgrimage for many years. Beginning in the 1950s, excavations at this site revealed compelling evidence of an Early Christian settlement.

These excavations brought to light three Early Christian Basilicas and a 6th-century bath. Later in the 1990s, additional excavations uncovered a sprawling unwalled settlement that extended across the neck and south slope of the cape during the Roman and early Christian periods.

Historical records indicate that the settlement thrived under Justinian I (527 - 565 AD) and its strategic location suggests it likely served as a port of call for ships transporting grain from Egypt to Constantinople.

Overlooking the cliff's edge, the necropolis features rock-carved tombs. At the heart of the settlement, situated on the cape's neck, stands the grand three-aisled 'Basilica A,' accompanied by a baptistery on its west side. Adjacent to the baptistery is a smaller three-aisled basilica with a transept.

The three-aisled 'Basilica B' is positioned at the foot of the southern slope of the cape, while the remains of the smaller 'Basilica C' can be found northeast of the settlement. Along the north side of the sacristy, oil press, well, guest-house, and courtyard, various adjacent structures complement this basilica.

The revered pilgrimage site of Agios Georgios is situated between the basilicas and the necropolis. Additionally, a small chapel, also named after Agios Georgios, dating back to the late 13th or early 14th century, can be found in the vicinity. More recently, a stone-built church of Agios Georgios was constructed, adding to the spiritual significance of the area.

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