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Cyprus Traditional Holiday Houses: Visit Paphos Museums Print E-mail

Museums are places where people can see history, culture and creativity. Paphos, like all other towns in Cyprus, is a very historical town. The whole town of Paphos (Pafos not Pathos), the ancient capital of Cyprus, is included in the official UNESCO World Heritage list. Wherever one treads in Pafos one comes across its glorious history dating back thousands of years, when the cult of the goddess Aphrodite flourished in this beautiful part of the world attracting many visitors from within the island and abroad and later when it was associated with the spread of Christianity.  Paphos was the island's capital for six centuries. Piskopos Traditional Holiday Houses and Resorts are the perfect places to combine your vacation and accommodation with a walk through history. Visit some of the best museums of Cyprus to find out more about the archaeology, history and culture of Pafos, and one of the oldest civilisations of the world.

1. Paphos Archaeological Museum.

 

Paphos Archelogical Museum - Visit while vacation at Piskopos Traditional Holiday Resorts

The archaeological Museum of Pafos holds antiquities from the Pafos county, dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD. The exhibits, originating mainly from Palepafos (Kouklia), Nea Pafos (present ­day Pafos) and Marion-Arsinoe (Polis), and also from many historical village of the region.Five rooms showcase interesting exhibits dating from the Neolithic era to the Middle Ages. In the first room the visitor can see exhibits from the Neolithic, Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, including coins cut from the mint of Pafos. The second room houses exhibits from the Iron Age and Classical period. A tombstone from Marion with the Cyprosyllabic script is also worth seeing. In the third room the visitor can see exhibits from the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Centre of attention is the marble statue of Asklepios and a marble bust of Aphrodite.The fourth room hosts exhibits from the late Roman and early Christian periods, while in the recently added fifth, are items from the Byzantine Period and the Middle Ages in general.

 

 

 

2. Byzantine Museum, Paphos.

 

Byzantine Museum of Paphos - Visit it while vacation at Piskopos Traditional Holiday House This Museum holds an attractive collection of objects from the Byzantine period, including Byzantine icons from the 7th to 18th centuries, including the oldest icon found yet in Cyprus dating to the 7th or 8th century. The extremely interesting Byzantine Museum of Pafos lies within the precincts of the Pafos 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, wood­carvings, crosses, silverware, priests' robes, etc.

 

 

 

 

 

3. Paphos Ethnological Museum.

 

 Paphos Ethnological Museum - Visit it from your Traditional Holiday House in Cyprus

This is a private ethnographic museum belonging to the Eliades family, which was known up until 1971 as a Folk Art Museum, and was probably the richest and best private museum on the island. It holds objects from the Neolithic Age to the present day. It consists of the collection of the late George Eliades, an intellectual, with an interest in archaeology, history, folk art and literature, who for over half a century collected art treasures from the countryside of Cyprus, particularly from his native Pafos district.

Components of the physical and man-made environment, like natural caves, a Hellenistic rock-cut tomb, a terebinth tree, architecture dating back to 1894 as well as a kiosk, have been incorporated into the ethnographic museum. Exhibits include costumes, particularly rural costumes and trimmings, traditional carved wooden furniture, farming tools, kitchen utensils, clay artefacts, looms and woven articles, as well as archaeological finds, mainly from the Chalcolithic period.

Monday-Saturday: 09:30-17:00
Sunday: 10:00-13:00


Entrance: around €2,60.

Winter

Monday-Friday: 09:00-15:00

Saturday: 09:00-13:00

 

Summer

Monday-Friday: 09.00-16.00

 

Saturday: 09:00-13:00

Entrance: around €1.70.

 

  

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Last Updated on Sunday, 12 December 2010 23:55
 
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Sander, The Netherlands.

Getting away from it all! We really enjoyed our stay at this house. Pambos, the owner, did a great job in making us feel at home right from the start! The house itself is located at the end of a steep road, near the edge of a small village. The pictures just do not do it enough justice, when we arrived there were flowers everywhere. And besides completely unobstructed views, you will enjoy lots of privacy at the pool. And even though it feels miles away, Paphos is only 15 minutes by car. The interior has lots of traditional details. We had a great stay at the house! An excellent way to see the real Cyprus, without giving up any comfort. Recommended for:Age 55+, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway October 24. Rating *****: 5 out of 5.

Superblade, UK

We also recommended the route to the Troodos mountains via the track towards Nata, turning left on to the road towards Panagia Chrysorrogiatissa.” Date of Stay: August-September 2010. Rating *****: 5 out of 5.