Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou, Larnaca: Hours, Address, Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou Reviews: 4.5/5

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou
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8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
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Allon B
Tel Aviv, Israel107 contributions
Family
Lovely museum demonstrating the local history of the area, the local lace production and local town history.
The town has a tradition of a special country bread and traditional Halloumi cheese production.
If you plan your trip to Athienou in advance, it is recommended contact the museum to ask for the Bread and Halloumi tours.
As the town is close to the border of the Turkish occupied territories you can see tanks from the museum balcony,
Written July 22, 2016
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James B
Exmouth, UK11 contributions
Couples
We were welcomed at the Museum by Eleni of the Cyprus Tourist Organisation as a part of Larnaka's Winter Experience Programme. She immediately took us to the House of Father Kallinikos where we were shown examples of his work and invited to join an art class - amazingly the organiser was originally from Brighton, England but has lived in Cyprus for 50 years. Next we were given a demonstration of Halloumi Cheese making and then invited to sample the end products along with bread, honey, nuts, wine and water - a veritable feast!.
When we had had our fill, Eleni took us to a restored Flour Mill then back to Kallinikeio Museum. At both places she gave us a detailed guided tour of the exhibits then invited us to join her at the Pea Café opposite for hot Almond Squash or Coffee. She even waited until our bus back to Larnaka Bus Station arrived to make sure we were safely on our return journey.
We can thoroughly recommend this "Traditional Day in Athienou" as a taste of true Cypriot hospitality.
Written January 29, 2015
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George H
Toronto24 contributions
Solo
This is a really interesting museum. It is very well laid out with excellent descriptions of the exhibits. It is much, much better than many of the museums in the bigger cities. And unlike in Larnaca it is OPEN.
Yes, it is a small museum but the antiquities are well explained and then there are other exhibits featuring local art and history. The staff speak excellent English and make a real effort to be available for questions.
If you go on a Thursday you can go down the street to visit a halloumi cheese dairy. Making the local cheese the traditional way AND you can taste it all. Wonderful.
Written February 28, 2019
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optyczna
Szczecin, Poland55 contributions
Family
On Tuesdays at 11.45 AM there is free tour through the most traditional places in Athienou. It starts in the house where two lovely ladies show how the halloumi cheese is made. Next you can eat some local food and freshly made hot haloumi. After that guide shows old mill. Whole thing take about 90-120 minutes. It is great!!!
Written February 23, 2018
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hegedusnori
Budapest20 contributions
During our walk in Athienou we visited the Kallinikeio Museum with our guide. She explained perfectly the work and life of the artist, and also the history and everyday life of the Cypriots in Athienou.The museum is small and very well organized, staff is helpful and very friendly. Thank you!
Written February 24, 2016
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divingfree
Aradippou, Cyprus102 contributions
Friends
This is a good effort by the local municipality and I really enjoyed seeing things like the lace that apparently is unique to the village.
Written July 11, 2015
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GeoCy
Nicosia District, Cyprus137 contributions
Family
All the history of Athienou is in the museum. I suggest it to all families. It's better if you go at mornings. Very modern building
Written July 19, 2016
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