Filming Locations in Cyprus
Here are a few of the locations when filming the series "It's All Greek to Me" for GOD TV.
AYIOS NEOPHYTOS – THE MONASTERY
Basilica and the Holy Monastery of Saint Neophytos the enclosure, or also known as Monastery of Agia Enkleistra, founded by the monk Neophytos in 1159. He was a recluse and built himself a cave.
Standing grandly at the west end of the town’s harbour, Paphos Castle (Medieval Fort) was originally a Byzantine fort built to protect the harbour, and was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century.
Ayia Kyriaki Chrysopolitissa Church was built around 1500 AD as a Latin Church which was destroyed in 59 AD by an earthquake. About 100 years after its construction it became the Byzantine Cathedral.
The apostle Paul and Barnabas visited Cyprus in 45 AD. According to historical tradition, shortly before the Roman Governor was converted to Christianity he commanded that Paul to be tied to this column and beaten.
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean.
PANAYIA TOU SINTI
Panayia tou Sinti is an abandoned monastery going back 600 years. It is located in Pentalia on the banks of the Xeros River and it is a remarkable cultural monument.
AGIOS GEORGIOS CHAPEL
This 13th century chapel in a truly picturesque fishing village contains evidence that the Crusaders had visited and it houses a very unique cross standing behind the alter in a cave-like structure.
PARK - PAPHOS
This site contains the major part of the important ancient Greek and Roman City and is located in Kato Paphos. The park, still under excavation, is within the Nea Pafos section of the coastal city. Its sites and monuments date from prehistoric times through the Middle Ages.
Paphos Port is part of the ancient city located on the Mediterranean Sea near the mystical birthplace of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and is full of ancient artifacts from the Classical, Greek, and Roman times.
Panayia Chryseleoussis was built in the 12th century. Almost all the walls of the church are covered with murals. Most of them are priceless for religious and historical value.
The village of Simou is situated in the mountains outside Paphos. In the village square is one of the oldest trees on the island (almost 1000 years old) and also in the square is a beautiful church that is adorned with colourful paintings and exceptional woodwork.
TOMB OF THE KINGS
The Tomb of the Kings was built during the Hellenistic period as part of the ancient city of Nea Paphos. This necropolis was used as a burial ground during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. These tombs were originally constructed when kings didn't exist in Cyprus.
Located in Kato Paphos, Agia Solomoni Church is a chapel that forms part of a small underground complex of chamber tombs from the Hellenistic period. In Medieval times the site was a popular pilgrimage.
Located in the village of Geroskipou, this 9th century church is a five-domed, three-aisled, barrel-vaulted basilica, making it one of only two such churches on the whole island, and a significant example of Byzantine architecture.
The charming village of Phiti is known for its weaving looms and traditional designs. You can still see how the ancient craft has been carried down from generation to generation. There is an interesting museum in the square which shows all the methods used for this amazing craft.