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The Steni Museum of Village Life

Paphos, Cyprus
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Ranked #6 of 47 Attractions in Paphos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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Nicosia, Cyprus
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70 reviews 70 reviews
24 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What can I say - this is something really special. The village has taken great care to collect as much "old" stuff that they could get their hands on - thousands of things - and put them in a little museum that highlights life in the village - not just Steni, but it was the same for all the villages.... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Surprising find in very pretty village of Steni. Well worth spending 20 minutes on this free attraction that is superbly kept and an obvious labour of love. Of especial interest was the dentists pliers! Not for the faint hearted! Combine with lunch at the friendly, excellent value and very tasty taverna over the round, and a very enjoyable trip all... More

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Limassol
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The museum contains a wealth of traditional artefacts of Cyprus village life, both small and large. It is well laid out and it is easy to spend an hour here. Not quite so good for young children.

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We decided upon this trip as it was close to where we are staying and sounded interesting. When we arrived we were also greated by the Steni Village Farmers Market, 3rd Sunday of each month). The whole area was clean and organised. The museum building has been created by the Mayor of Steni and its residents over a period if... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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93 reviews 93 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

The museum requires a good 20 min for the average visitor and is free. It offers a glimpse into how life and tools evolved for people living on the Island (and elsewhere). Worth the stop if on the way!

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Paphos, Cyprus
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This quaint, but well laid out and well displayed museum is a totally brilliant. The creation, design and lay out is all created by the local mayor Elias. Elias is the curator, the local mayor and a man of many talents. Speaking to many locals, he has created one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus. The museum sits opposite... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

I happened across this museum on a drive into the hills. It's in a brand new large bright complex so has had a lot of recent investment. It was a hot Sunday late afternoon and the curator was about to close up but kindly stayed open and gave me a personal tour. Very interesting exhibits and the curator was obviously... More

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manchester
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102 reviews 102 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We discovered this little gem quite by accident as we were on our way somewhere else. The museum is set in the lovely village of Steni, which itself is kept immaculately clean, but that is another story. The museum covers the life of the people over time's gone by, and these people were a hard working people, you have displays... More

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Paphos, Cyprus
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of the larger local museums I have been in and has a great deal packed into it. The presentation is excellent with lots of interesting narratives displayed. Our conversation with the curator cast even more insight into the tough life of the people of Cyprus.

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plymouth
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not big but interesting and worth a visit. Shows how hard life must have been years ago and still is for some. Short drive from polis. Very peaceful village.

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