Paphos Ethnographic Museum

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MrsBP
Welwyn Garden City, UK4 contributions
Couples
This isn’t our first time visiting the museum and it won’t be our last. Full of beautifully preserved artefacts dating back hundreds of years this place really represents true Cyprus 🇨🇾. The museum has lots of sentimental value for us too as we also go married here in 2019, it’s a iconic venue and unlike the forever changing hotels and other venues we home that it stands in time for many many years to come. We were sorry to see that the lovely mother of the museum has passed but we continue to come back and visit her daughter 🥰
Written August 13, 2022
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Connector736339
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Couples
This is no ordinary museum. For €5 per person, plus €5 for the optional guidebook, you have a chance to go inside the special home of a lady, Chryso, who preserves the life's work of her late husband and renowned archeologist, George Eliades.

His eclectic collection of items, the house frozen in time and the 2nd/3rd century BC tomb and other artefacts in the garden make for a quirky and fascinating 4* visit. Add chatting to Chryso and you have a well-spent 5* hour or so...
Written March 6, 2020
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Olga Gracheva
London, UK4 contributions
Family
A wonderful private museum founded by talented archeologist George Eliades. Once inside the museum, his passion to his work and to every item in the collection could be felt! And there are thousands of items! Artifacts illustrating daily life going back thousands of years. I had goose pumps being there!! I totally recommend visiting this fascinating place. founder’s daughter Fryne Eliades is a lovely lady. She will show you around and introduce you to the history of old times
Written October 10, 2021
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Sweeton C
Canada84 contributions
Visitors have to remember that this is a private museum and reflects the interests of its founder. There are farm implements, archaeological finds, coins, implements used for weaving, pottery and lace making. There is not much in the way of signage and it is all housed in an old home with a pleasant courtyard. At 5 Euro it is more expensive than most of the ancient sites in Cyprus and although the collection is large you can't get close to most of it and it is all crowded together.
Written February 28, 2020
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Louise I
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Couples
One of the best collections of prehistoric tools I have seen, plus stunning archaeological finds from the Chalcolithc Period through to the Roman Period excavated locally. There are then collections of items from daily life from more recent centuries. All are displayed beautifully within a 300 year old family home that has an original Hellenistic tomb in the rock that forms a boundary to the beautiful outside courtyard.
I was so pleased to have discovered this museum as it is a rare and very special place.
Frayne, whose father excavated and collected the exhibits, runs the museum and is able to answer any questions. She is very welcoming and gives it a personal as well as historical context.
Written March 1, 2022
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Georges V
11 contributions
The first impression is disappointing when you enter the museum: it is very small and all stuff looks like it has been piled up.
When you come outside and take the stairs down, it becomes interesting.
A little old street with rooms on each side who offer an interseting look of how people lived on Cyprus some time ago.

There is also a burrial site carved in the rocks that dates from the Hellenistic period. Go down the stairs and have look at the rock carved graves and the pottery in it.
Written November 4, 2021
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Paul K
Saint Davids, PA24 contributions
Couples
Wonderful, interesting, charming and a little quirky (in the best way) museum of life in Cyprus. This is a house museum filled with the collection of a world famous archeologist. It is run by his daughter who tours you through the large collection that gives you an education of how people lived in ancient & modern Cyprus. The daughters stories alone make this worth while.
Written July 4, 2022
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Anna K
1 contribution
Couples
Definitely recommend to visit! Very atmospheric house-museum of the Eliades family. The place is filled with a true Cypriot spirit, the history of the family of archaeologist George Eliades and interesting exhibits dating from 3000 BC and beyond. Now the museum exists thanks to the daughter of the archiologist Fryne, from whom you can learn a lot of interesting historical facts.
Written July 7, 2022
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Ramaniii
Staffordshire, UK1 contribution
We stumbled upon this small but wonderfully curated little ethnographic museum which is a wonderful reflection of the burning passion of the late archaeologist,George Eliades, and his lovely wife Chryso, who spent many happy years together curating an eclectic array of quaint and quirky artefacts to illuminate the past. Mrs.Chryso Eliades is an amazing lady and she is a treasure trove of information but it was her utterly charming, witty, and ever so welcoming attitude that really brought this place to life. Chryso not only shared information about her house and the exhibits but also her own family history and we felt privileged to meet her. We have been to many museums but this one is a very special place.
Written February 16, 2020
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muffinn2
Worcester, UK170 contributions
Couples
5€ gets you into a place that is almost the definition of quirky. Lots to look at when you've enjoyed the set speech of the lady on the desk, a descendant of the person who started it all. You'll come away with more questions than answers though as the labelling is not always helpful. We spent an enjoyable 3/4 of an hour here.
Written February 8, 2020
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