Paphos – Cultural Attractions

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Paphos Attractions

Ethnological
Museum

  • The Ethnographical Museum, a private museum established in 1958, showcases the collection of the Eliades family.
  • The exhibits include a variety of items such as costumes, traditional carved wooden furniture, Venetian mirrors, farming tools, kitchen utensils, clay artifacts, looms, woven articles, and archaeological finds primarily from the Chalcolithic period, including coins, jewelry, amphorae, and water jugs, among others.
  • The museum is situated in a two-story stone building, completed in 1894, featuring three distinctive Gothic-style arches and beautiful gardens.

Paphos AttractionsCultural

  • Museums

Folk Art Museum: Housed in a traditional 18th Century building, the Museum houses a diverse collection of exhibits from all over Cyprus, representing the daily life, various crafts and activities, and the different expressions of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Ethnographical Museum: Located in a traditional 18th-century building, this museum showcases a diverse collection of exhibits from across Cyprus. These items represent daily life, various crafts, and expressions of Cypriot folk art from the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Archaeological Museum of Pafos: The Archaeological Museum of Pafos features an impressive collection of Cypriot antiquities, dating back to the Neolithic Age. Explore relics from the Iron Age, Classical and Byzantine periods, and the Middle Ages. The museum’s five exhibition rooms and yard display ceramic vessels, ancient pottery, intricate jewelry, coins, stone sarcophagi, and Roman marble sculptures.

Byzantine Museum: The Byzantine Museum in Geroskipou’s central square displays ecclesiastical metal objects, intricate embroidery, rare icons, manuscripts, and frescoes from the 7th century AD. Visitors can explore liturgical books, including Gospels from 1462 and 1604, and one of Cyprus’ oldest icons from the pre-iconoclastic period, showcasing the rich Byzantine heritage and high artistic achievements of the era.

 

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Did you know?Aphrodite's Birthplace

Aphrodite’s Rock, also known as Petra tou Romiou, is a legendary landmark located on the coast of Paphos, Cyprus. According to ancient mythology, this striking sea stack is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. Rising majestically from the waves, Aphrodite’s Rock has captivated visitors for centuries with its natural beauty and mythical significance. It is said that Aphrodite emerged from the sea foam at this very spot, making it one of the most popular Paphos attractions.

A Visitor's Guide to MuseumsPaphos

Whether you're a history enthusiast, art lover, or simply curious traveler, this guide will provide you with essential tips to make the most of your visits to Paphos attractions.

Plan your visit

Check the opening hours and any special exhibitions happening at the museums.

Beat the Heat

Visit museums in the morning to enjoy cooler temperatures during Cyprus's hot summers.

Stay Hydrated

Remember to stay hydrated by bringing a resusable water bottle with you.

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