Museums & Galleries Pafos

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The culturally enriched city of Paphos

Although Paphos is the smallest town of the island, it has no shortage when it comes to museums, theatres,  aand exhibition centres. The entire city pf Paphos is listed in the UNESCO World Heritage site list. All information and photos featured here are retrieved  from Pafos municipality and websites.


Ethnographical Museum, Paphos

Owned and run by the Eliades family, this is the most enriched 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. 

Working hours: Monday – Saturday: 10.00 – 17.00 & Sundays: 11.00 -13.00

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. Opening Hours: Monday: Closed & Tuesdays - Sundays: 10.00 - 17.30 ΑΜΕΑ (disabled) Access FREE ENTRY Address: Β6 43, Paphos, Cyprus

Byzantine Museum Pafos or Ecclesiastical Museum of Paphos

It is located in the central square of Geroskipou, at the same building where the old elementary school of Geroskipou used to be.

The museum possesses a remarkable collection of icons, ecclesiastical metallic objects (such as censers, lamps, candlestics), a collection of wood carvings (iconostase, Royal doors, crucifixions), a collection of ecclesiastical embroidery (gold sacerdotal vestments, epitaph), a collection of manuscripts and old books (among them Gospels of 1462 and 1604, Hymnologium of 15th century, Firmany of 1853) and detached wall frescoes from the 12th century A.D.

Among the exhibits the small icon of Agia Marina with uplifted arms in the orans position is distinguished. It is one of the oldest icon in Cyprus and the only one dating back to the pre-iconoclastic period, 7th-8th century.

Address: Archbishop’s Makarios Avenue, Square of Geroskipou

Working hours: Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:00
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:00
Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays 

Entrance fee: €4,00 (€3,00 pensioners over 65 years old)

Kivotos Gallery

‘Kivotos’ in Greek literally means an ark, simply put, which means a safe haven for all the artists in the region. The Kivotos Arts & Crafts Gallery is the place where you can get some of the most uniquely beautiful pieces of art that can make a lot of difference to your home or office. They have also been awarded the prestigious ‘Destination Pafos’ sign for the authenticity, quality excellence and for promoting the Cypriot arts and goods. Address: 67 Agoras, Paphos, Cyprus

Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art Studio

The Chiaki Kamikawa Contemporary Art gallery is located on Solonos Street, which represents a culturally rich city of Paphos. It is is a well-known destination for exhibitions, cultural events and workshops, etc.


Folk Art Museum (Geroskipou)

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 depict the life, arts and activities of the Cypriot people is exhibited here. Opening hours: Winter hours: Monday - Sunday: 08.30 - 16.00, Summer hours: Monday - Sunday: 08.30 - 17.00 Ticket price: €2,50 Address: Aphrodites, Yeroskipou, Cyprus

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