17 May 2010 11:45

Agios Neofytos Ecclesiastical Museum
Agios Neofytos Ecclesiastical Museum lies within the Agios Neofytos Monastery and exhibits a variety of valuable relics such as important icons and other ecclesiastical objects.
Address:      Paphos hills
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1
Arsinoe Byzantine Museum
Situated at the Holy Bishopric in the picturesque village of Peristerona, the museum has one of the largest collections of icons dating from the 13th to the 19th centuries, wood carved artefacts associated with the ceremonial needs of the church, both local and imported silver and metal artefacts, as well as textiles including 18th and19th century priests’ vestments and episcopal robes. Rare books and manuscripts are also on display.
Address:      Peristerona, Paphos
Operating Hours:      April - October: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 13:00, 14:00 - 18:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00, November - March: Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 16:00, Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71
Byzantine Museum
The Byzantine Museum of Pafos (Paphos) exhibits artefacts from the 7th to the 18th centuries, mainly icons. Among them is the 8th or 9th century icon of Agia Marina, one of the oldest found in Cyprus. The museum’s remarkable collection also includes wood carvings, ecclesiastical works of metallurgy, sacerdotal vestments and embroideries, manuscripts, old printed books and frescoes. It was set up in order to preserve, promote and study the inestimable treasures of Byzantine art scattered throughout the parishes of the Pafos (Paphos) diocese and enables visitors to get to know the Byzantine heritage of the Pafos (Paphos) area.
Address:      5 Andrea Ioannou Sreet, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 16:00, Winter (09:00 - 15:00), Saturday: 09:00 - 13:00
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71

Ethnographical Museum - Pafos
The building which houses the collections was constructed in 1894.The house is built of stone and consists of two floors and a beautiful big garden. The facade is covered by three gothic – style arches which form a covered rectangular verandah.The design of this particular home is of the ‘’urban architecture’’ style, and presents some peculiarity when compared to the other mansions of the time.
Address:      1 Exo Vrisis Street, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Monday - Friday: 10:00 - 17:30, Sunday: closed
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €3
Fyti Weaving Museum
Fyti village is renowned for its own special style of weaving dating back to medieval times. The textiles made in the village are known as “Fythkiotika” and stand out for their variety of design and rich colours. Examples of such textiles are exhibited in the museum where one can also see how they are made.
Address:      Fyti, Pafos
Operating Hours:      May - October: Monday - Saturday: 08:00 - 12:00, 14:00 - 17:00, November - April: Monday - Saturday: 09:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 15:00
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      Free entrance
Geroskipou Folk Art Museum
The name of Geroskipou village comes from the Greek phrase "Ieros Kipos" the sacred garden of Aphrodite. It exhibits a rich collection of folk art and crafts portraying village life in years gone by, including the rural crafts of pottery, scarf making, rug weaving and rope making, as well as the manufacture of silk for which Cyprus was famous. It is housed in the18th century Hadji - Smith house, once the most impressive building in the area. The owner Andreas Zimboulaki was appointed British consul by the British Admiral Sir Sydney Smith, and the house was nicknamed ‘the Smith’s house’ because he visited it regularly.
Address:      Geroskipou, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Daily: 08:00 - 16:00 (November - March), 09:00 - 17:00 (April - October)
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71
Ineia Folk Art Museum
Like its neighbour, Drouseia, Ineia has spectacular views of the Akamas peninsula and is great for photography, walking and painting expeditions. The basket weaving museum has a remarkable collection.
Address:      Ineia, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Monday - Saturday: 11:00 - 13:00, Monday - Friday: 16:00 - 19:00 (June - September), Monday - Friday: 14:00 - 17:00 (October - May)
Operating Period:      All year round
Maa - Palaeokastro Museum
The small museum is located within the Maa - Palaeokastro site. Built in 1989, the museum’s original and unusual design is the work of architect Andrea Bruno. It is situated in the Coral Bay area, where the first Mycenaean Greeks settled in Cyprus at around 1200 BC after the fall of the Mycenaean kingdoms in mainland Greece.
The museum traces the colonisation of the island by the Greeks. It houses a small collection of objects, mainly copies, as well as a selection of educational information on the site.
Operating Hours:      Daily: 08:30 - 17:00 (November - March), Daily: 08:30 - 18:00 (April - October)
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71
Marion - Arsinoe Archaeological Museum
The Museum of Marion - Arsinoe is located in Polis Chrysochous. Housing an interesting collection of antiquities excavated in the region, it helps put the history of the area into perspective. The exhibits are from the ancient city of Marion, renamed Arsinoe in the 3rd century BC, its cemeteries and the surrounding area. The Museum consists of two rooms and an atrium. The first room exhibits objects in chronological order tracing the historical development of the area from Neolithic to Medieval times. Exhibited in the second room is an important collection of objects brought to light from the area's rich necropolis.
Address:      26 s Makarios III Avenue, Polis, Paphos
Operating Hours:      Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 15:00, Monday, Sunday: closed
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71
Pafos District Archaeological Museum
The Pafos Archaeological Museum houses a collection of findings from the Pafos (Paphos) area from the Neolithic Age through to 1700. Of special interest are a set of surgical instrument and a rare warrior Aphrodite. The museum is linked with the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
Address:      Griva Digeni 43, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday: 08:00 - 15:00, Thursday: 08:00 - 17:00, Saturday: 09:00 - 15:00 Monday - Sunday: closed
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      €1,71
The Steni Museum of Village Life
The Museum is dedicated to all those men, women and children who lived in Steni Village during the difficult and challenging years from the day of it’s creation to the end of the Second World War. Weaving in the loom scene, ploughing scene, tools and equipment, handicrafts, kitchenware, pots and jars, traditional clothing are some of the exhibits of this amazing museum.
Address:      Steni Village, Pafos
Operating Hours:      Monday to Sunday - 1st October to 31st March: 10:00 - 16:00 Monday to Sunday - 1st April to 31st September:10:00 - 18:00
Operating Period:      All year round
Entrance Fee:      Free Entrance

Website:      www.steni.org.cy