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Paphos Museums

The culturally enriched city of Paphos (Pafos) has no dearth when it comes to museums, and the numerous museums and exhibition centres scattered around the city gives enough testimony of the same. In fact the complete town of Paphos is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site list.

The coastal city is famed around the world as the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, the Greek deity of beauty and love. It is said that the island has been inhabited since the Neolithic period, and holds many objects, antiques and memorabilia of the bygone era, which are exhibited in its museums.

Pafos Ethnographical Museum
Pafos Ethnographical Museum

Pafos Ethnographical Museum

Owned and run by the Eliades family, this is the most enriched and the best private museum in Paphos. The museum is full of cherished objects of the late George Eliades, who was an avid collector of archaeological, historical and folk objects. The museum contains objects such as a Hellenistic rock-cut tomb, wood carvings, jewellery, tapestries, woven goods, historic architecture and also a Terebinth tree, etc. The museum is famous among tourists, especially among history and art lovers as an excellent place that introduces the lives of the people from the prehistoric era.

Address: Exo Vrisis 1, Paphos 8047, Cyprus
Tel.: +35 726 932 010 / +35 726 944 833

The Steni Museum of Village Life
The Steni Museum of Village Life

The Steni Museum of Village Life

Situated at Steni in Paphos, the Steni Museum of Village Life, embodies the rural life in Paphos from the period 1800 to 1945. It was also the period of struggle and hunger and lasted till the end of the Second World War. A highly recommended place for all, the memorabilia placed here is marked with related information, to make it easy for the visitors to acknowledge.

Address: Community Council Of Steni, 8884, Steni, Paphos, Cyprus
Tel.: 26352410

District Archaeological Museum

District Archaeological Museum

A majestic house to the variety of archaeological objects in the Paphos District, the Archaeological Museum is located at the Griva Digenis Street. The museum was established in 1964, and consists of five display rooms in addition to a penthouse. This place harbours exhibits from the prehistoric, Archaic, Hellenistic, Roman, Classical and medieval periods. The museum remains open on weekdays and is closed on weekends.

Address: Β6 43, Paphos, Cyprus
Tel.: +35 726 306 215

Byzantine Museum

Byzantine Museum

Located in a mediaeval fort near Paphos harbour area, Paphos Byzantine Museum is one of the best museums to show off the city’s beauty and history. The museum holds an interesting collection of artefacts from the Byzantine era, including icons dating back from the 12th to the 18th century. The other museums such as the museum of St. Neophytos Monastery, the Byzantine Museum of Arsinoe, and the Omodos museum feature ecclesiastical treasures including icons, frescoes, manuscripts, woodcarvings, gold and silver covered gospels, and embroideries among which many artefacts trace back to the 7th and 8th century.

Address: Andrea Ioannou, Paphos, Cyprus

Museum of the Mycenaean Colonisation (Maa -Palaiokastro)

Museum of the Mycenaean Colonisation (Maa -Palaiokastro)

The Museum of the Mycenaean Colonization is the place where the Mycenaean first settled in the Cyprus, after their kingdom fell in mainland Greece. This museum was created by an architect and a Professor Mr. Andrea Bruno from University of Turin, Italy. It mainly depicts the immigration of the Mycenaean Greeks into Cyprus.

The Grivas Monument and Museum

The Grivas Monument and Museum

General George Grivas, the leader who fought for the Independence of Cyprus landed on the shore of Chloraka, near Kato Paphos. This place is now a memorial of the leader and a museum has also been constructed after Cyprus got their independence from the British rule in 1960. The museum consists of photographs and memorabilia including the boat ‘Saint George’, that he had arrived on.

Geroskipou folk art museum

Geroskipou folk art museum

The museum of Geroskipou is established by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus, and is organised inside a traditional 18th century structure, which once belonged to Andreas Zimboulakis. It has been converted into an ethnographic Museum since the year 1978, and objects that depicts the life, arts and activities of the Cypriot people is exhibited here.

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Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

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Duration: 6,5 hours (approx.)

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