Moussallas

Description

Situated on a hill in the heart of Paphos, just west of the Old Town, it is about a 10-minute drive from the picturesque Port. The name is Turkish and means “place of prayer”. It came about because there was a section of rock where Muslims used to come for prayer at certain times of the year. Moussallas, is one of the most beautiful spots of Paphos with green and wonderful views. It is an attraction for both tourists and locals alike, as it is an ideal location for walks and leisure. You will find it heading west from Erotas Square, following Andrea Ioannou Street.

Here, you will also find the Cathedral of St. Theodore and the Holy Metropolis of Paphos, which were moved to their present location from Mouttalos during the Turkish occupation. Further west, just a two-minute walk away, you will find the most popular spot in the area, close to the historic and refurbished Mousallas refinery. There, crowds of people flock to admire this unique view that embraces the whole of Paphos and reaches unimpeded to the sea. For this reason, there are landmarks from the municipality where you can take commemorative photos. If you choose to come here late in the afternoon, you will have the chance to enjoy a magnificent sunset with the sun disappearing into the blue horizon of the sea.

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Category: Squares - Pedestrian streets


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