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Aphendrika

To the east of Ay. Philon along a good tarmac road will be found the site of another ancient trading city that was at its zenith during the 2nd C BC and has the remains of a necropolis and a silted up harbour.

Aphendrika to the east of Ay Philon

Easier to find and explore are the three churches mostly dating from the Middle Ages and built in the Romanesque style. The first to be seen is the domed ruin of Ayios Yeorgios and then the much larger Panayia Chrysiotissa. To the right and on a slight rise is the most architecturally ornate of the ruins, Panayia Asomotos. Much neglected, the two larger churches are used as sheep pens and no restoration work has been done on them for centuries. This is an agricultural area and the shepherds will make use of whatever shelter they can find. It is wild, unspoilt and beautiful. Easier to find and explore are the three churches mostly dating from the Middle Ages and built in the Romanesque style. The first to be seen is the domed ruin of Ayios Yeorgios and then the much larger Panayia Chrysiotissa. To the right and on a slight rise is the most architecturally ornate of the ruins, Panayia Asomotos. Much neglected, the two larger churches are used as sheep pens and no restoration work has been done on them for centuries. This is an agricultural area and the shepherds will make use of whatever shelter they can find. It is wild, unspoilt and beautiful.

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Ayios Philon

On the shoreline below the village of Dipkarpaz is the site of ancient Carpasia.