Paphos in its entirety is like one big museum, with rich bits of history around every corner.  However, the specific known history of Paphos ( http://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g19... ) is commemorated in numerous museums which travelers often find to be both interesting and educational.  Some of those places which should be explored by Paphos visitors include:

  • Byzantine Museum – This museum highlights the history of the area from the twelfth through the eighteenth century, exploring the influence of Byzantine rule on Paphos culture.
  • Churches and Basilicas – These make up a huge portion of the history of Paphos.  Some of the ones which should not be missed include the Theoskepasti Church which is an example of a twentieth century religious building in Paphos, the Panayia Chrysopolitissa Church which highlights the Byzantine religious period and the Limeniotissa Basilica which dates al the way back to the fifth century.
  • Ethnographical Museum – This museum outlines the history of the people of the area, beginning in ancient times and continuing all the way through to the people making local history there today.
  • Paphos District Archaeological Museum – This museum is the one offering the most extensive historical exploration of the land surrounding Paphos.
Updated information on the visiting hours for Paphos museums and other attractions is available online at http://www.cosmosnet.net/azias/cyprus... .