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Paphos Ethnographic Museum

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A little gem

Enjoyed this experience very much. The 'lady of the house' made all 4 of us very welcome. We really... read more

Reviewed February 12, 2019
Definitely a real Hidden Gem

We "tripped over" this place when wandering the backstreets of upper Paphos. The words "Hidden Gem... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John K
Wellington, United Kingdom
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Paphos Ethnographic Museum Exo Vrysis 1, Paphos 8047, Cyprus
+357 26 932010
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We "tripped over" this place when wandering the backstreets of upper Paphos. The words "Hidden Gem" comes immediately to mind - both the place itself and also the "Lady of the House" (fascinating to talk to). It's a staggering collection of old but interesting artefacts...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This a must-visit hidden gem. Don't be put off by the name, it really is a treasure trove of exhibits reflecting the past life of Cyprus. It is ideal for all ages. The experience was made all the better by it being hosted by the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We held our wedding ceremony at the museum. The building is near the town hall, which is very conviniet. Fryhne was super helpful, welcoming, warm and supportive through all the arrangments. We had 16 guest, orderd champagne, lemonade and fruits from the museum. Everybody had...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I had a fabulous trip around this museum. It is a hidden gem in Paphos. Not only is it a museum they have civil wedding ceremonies there too. The curators Chryso and Fryne are very helpful and informative. They speak many languages so can connect...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Sue D
Reviewed March 6, 2019 via mobile

The owner and her daughter are the stars of this quirky (in a good way) museum. Be sure to make the time to chat to them after visiting . Bit difficult to find , round the corner from the municipal gardens. I name the lovely...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 12, 2019

Enjoyed this experience very much. The 'lady of the house' made all 4 of us very welcome. We really felt she was inviting us into her home....which of course she was! She was willing to share personal experiences with us about her archaeologist husband, which...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Climber817636
Reviewed January 30, 2019

This is an incredible little museum in an old house and run by a lovely woman who was the wife of an important local archaeologist. She still lives there and it is open most days. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Tonyhm
Reviewed January 26, 2019 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum and received a personal welcome and explanation of this living museum from the amazing owner. It has really made our holiday to have this local experience. Well worth a visit and plenty to see of many, many days (infact BC)...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank 568Mary_H
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Take your time to look at all this unusual collection in detail. Do chat with the elderly owner who is a rare gem and has a great philosophy of life. Meeting her was the highlight of our holiday. Such private family collections are rare and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank anita f
Reviewed January 13, 2019

Very interesting displays of items from everyday life in Cyprus over the past hundreds of years. A great space with potentially excellent exhibits. The sole attendant (the original founder's daughter?) wasn't very forthcoming or informative and left us to wander freely. Exhibits seemed a bit...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Susan M
December 7, 2018|
Response from Explore820420 |
We went today and it cost 5 euro's each plus 5 euro's for a guide book, which is worth getting as it seems to cover everything. Quite a small place but interesting.
Susan M
December 7, 2018|
Response from deborahscollan | Reviewed this property |
Well just get a Euro 5 all-day bus pass on the bus...takes you everywhere, all day, including the airport. The central harbor bus station in Paphos connects everywhere and the staff are very helpful as are everyone in the... More