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Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

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Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

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Private Full-Day Tour from Larnaca to Kykkos Monastery
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Private Full-Day Tour from Larnaca to Kykkos Monastery

Most of our trip will pass through the picturesque Troodos mountain range, famous for its magnificent green cedar forests and clean mountain air. There, at the foot of the mountains among vineyards, lies Omodos village, protected by UNESCO. We will continue our journey stopping at the winery, where you will have a chance to taste Commandaria and Zivania among other local wines. Kykkos monastery. One of the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary, which is said to have been painted by St. Luke during her lifetime, is kept here. After that, you will have a chance to enjoy local food at a restaurant and do some shopping in the square in front of the monastery.
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katielittlered87 wrote a review Nov 2020
Eastbourne, United Kingdom342 contributions50 helpful votes
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What a little gem this private collection is. I think the way it has been displayed through the ages as you walk round gives you a idea of how important and rare the items are. The glass exhibit is amazing that they have survived so many hundreds of years. Although not massive in size as its only one floor of a private residency it has been well thought out. Worth every bit of the 3€ entrance fee.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Peter A wrote a review Nov 2020
United Kingdom96 contributions6 helpful votes
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Private collection of antiques collected by the Pierides family. Now on exhibition well displade with loads of information. For the 3 euro entrance fee, well worth it. 2500 Cypriot antiquities 9000 years of culture from the Neolithic to the Medieval period. The Roman glassware so delicate and fragile it's amazing that thay have survived. Ceramics textile and stone carvings if you like history and the past I would recommend. It is a small museum but you can easily Pass a couple of hours there. You are allowed to take photos so get your camera ready
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Roseannesh wrote a review Nov 2019
Frenaros, Cyprus41 contributions13 helpful votes
A small museum that holds quite a few ancient Cypriot artifacts from statutes to clay pots and lanterns to small glass bottlers and vials. Takes less than an hour to see, but is worth a visit if you are in Larnaca anyway. Admission was only 3 euros.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from PeterAshdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Responded Nov 23, 2019
Dear visitor thank you for visiting our museum! We are happy you enjoyed our collections. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments and we appreciate it. Hope to see you again. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian
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TwostarLondon wrote a review Oct 2019
LA27 contributions5 helpful votes
The museum may be small, but its exhibits are quite extraordinary -- the flat human clay images are unique, the displays are done with great care and the information is most interesting. It is hard not to remember some of the exhibits, my favourite was the small clay "twin" sculpture.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from PeterAshdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Dear visitor, I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit and our collections! Thank you for your lovely comments and hope we will see you again. Best regards Peter Ashdjian
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StotheN wrote a review Aug 2019
Toulouse, France208 contributions134 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to visit this museum yesterday. The first floor is the museum and second floor is still private residence of the current members from the Pierides family. The family's love for their country is unprecidented. The artifacts collected and exhibited include those from almost 10000years ago. Ensure to start from the left of the counter and work yourselves around till you reach the counter on the right. The vases, maps and religious items are so interesting and valuable to the Cyprus history. One-time visit at least is mandatory if you are in Larnaca!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from PeterAshdjian, General Manager at Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation
Responded Aug 31, 2019
Dear visitor, Thank you very much for visiting our museum. It gives us great pleasure when our visitors enjoy our collections and what we have to present. Thank you for taking the time to write your comments, they are really appreciated. Hope we have the chance to see you again soon. Best regards, Peter Ashdjian
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