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Paphos Ethnographic Museum

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Address: Exo Vrysis 1, Paphos, Cyprus
Phone Number: 357 26932010
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Unique Museum!

A fascinating private museum in the house of the now-deceased archaeologist George Eliades, and now managed by his venerable widow Chryso, a charming lady who is so obviously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Solihull, United Kingdom
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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum boasts an array of artifacts that represent different aspects of life in Cyprus going back thousands of years. Located in a beautiful old building which remains the home of the family that founded it, the museum is a peaceful setting in which to explore the collection of historical items. It was quiet when we visited, and that added... More 

1 Thank James R
Solihull, United Kingdom
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465 reviews
281 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fascinating private museum in the house of the now-deceased archaeologist George Eliades, and now managed by his venerable widow Chryso, a charming lady who is so obviously proud of the house and its contents. It is a treasure trove of eclectic artefacts, including Neolithic axe-heads (hundreds!) and pottery, Greek and Roman coins, farming equipment, household furniture, clothes, modern pottery,... More 

Thank wendyanddavid536
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this private collection in Paphos Old Town this morning. I will start with the positives - it is a lovingly curated little museum that's full of character and has some interesting exhibits, ranging from traditional Cypriot agriculture artefacts to Byzantine icons and a third century BC tomb in the garden. But - the additional price of 6 Euros... More 

1 Thank TheSage S
Wakefield, United Kingdom
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155 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is the personal collection of an eccentric former resident and housed in his family home. It is an unusual mix of historical objects with an informative written guide. Well worth a visit.

1 Thank Nigel B
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for somewhere different in Cyprus to hold our wedding and reception. The museum is a lovely venue and we were so well looked after by Fryne and her team. There is a beautiful courtyard which is very private and framed with pretty trees and flowers where we had the ceremony and wedding breakfast for 38 guests. We... More 

1 Thank Malcolm M
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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97 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Like most of you I didn't know what 'Ethnographic' meant until I Googled it. This lovely little Museum is full of stuff which reflects how the people of Cyprus lived their lives in the past. The exhibits include Money, a reconstruction of a typical bedroom, the type of ovens that were used for cooking, agricultural equipment, tools and implements used... More 

Thank APCMann
Blackpool, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We had our wedding here in July 2015, could not have asked for a better venue for it. Lovely and private, well taken care of by Fryne and excellent environment for pictures. Certainly worth a visit if you are interested in history and an excellent venue if you want a slightly different setting for you wedding that is unique and... More 

1 Thank NathanPeacock83
Brighton, United Kingdom
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190 reviews
80 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Wish I could give 3.5. Simple little museum family run, and very informative of local recent population

Thank MikeFo
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794 reviews
259 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

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. A private museum belonging to Eliades family. The private collection of objects come from the Neolithic Age to the present day. The stone building that the museum is... More 

Thank greekcypriot2009
East Midlands
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20 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We were SO pleased we visited this museum in the old town. We were warmly welcomed by the owner of the house who explained a little of its history before we were able to wander around the house, small courtyard gardens, and a small chapel hewn out of the rock. Over the years she has collected many artefacts showing the... More 

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