10 August 2010 12:22

The extremely interesting Byzantine Museum of Paphs lies within the precincts of the Paohos Bishopric. It houses a great number of Byzantine icons, ranging mainly from the 12th to the 19th century, collected from churches and monasteries of the district of Pafos. These icons express the religious faith of the Pafians during the Byzantine era and inform present day visitors of the high artistic quality of those times. The oldest icon, that of the Virgin Eleousa, from the church of the Monastery of Agios Savvas tis Karonos, dates to about 1200 A.D. and is an exquisite example of Byzantine art.
The Byzantine Museum also contains liturgical books, firmans, manuscripts, wood carvings, crosses, silverware, priests' robes, etc.


Address:      5 Andrea Ioannou Sreet, Paphos
Operating Hours:  Monday - Friday: 9am-4pm, Winter 09am-3pm, Saturday: 9am,-1pm
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71