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“Old day Cyprus Preserved”

The Steni Museum of Village Life
Ranked #34 of 116 things to do in Paphos
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Paphos, Cyprus
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Old day Cyprus Preserved”
Reviewed July 18, 2014

This quaint, but well laid out and well displayed museum is a totally brilliant. The creation, design and lay out is all created by the local mayor Elias. Elias is the curator, the local mayor and a man of many talents. Speaking to many locals, he has created one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus.
The museum sits opposite a very warm and welcoming coffee shop/local tavern that serves some of the best home made cooking in Cyprus. Combined together, these 2 local attractions are not to be missed.
English, as well as Greek and a few other languages are helpful to visitors. If you are in the Paphos area then this museum is a must. I have never visited another museum in Cyprus that displays the latter days of Cyprus in such a clear picture. Access is easy and parking is free. This is not a money grabbing attraction. Access is free and donations help to maintain the building.

Visited July 2014
2 Thank Mark D
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English first
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“A well thought out local museum”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

I happened across this museum on a drive into the hills. It's in a brand new large bright complex so has had a lot of recent investment. It was a hot Sunday late afternoon and the curator was about to close up but kindly stayed open and gave me a personal tour. Very interesting exhibits and the curator was obviously very passionate about rural village life in Steni.

Visited July 2014
Thank Jegoodman
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Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
81 attraction reviews
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“Simply Amazing exhibits of everyday life.”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

We discovered this little gem quite by accident as we were on our way somewhere else. The museum is set in the lovely village of Steni, which itself is kept immaculately clean, but that is another story. The museum covers the life of the people over time's gone by, and these people were a hard working people, you have displays of farming implements, clothing, practically everything that you would require to exist, and everything is listed in a very very well catalogued booklet, It is certainly a credit to the man and others who managed to put this together for prosperity and all this for a donation. Go on drop in next time you are in the area.

Visited July 2014
1 Thank alphonsus10
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Paphos, Cyprus
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“An excellent learning experience”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is one of the larger local museums I have been in and has a great deal packed into it. The presentation is excellent with lots of interesting narratives displayed. Our conversation with the curator cast even more insight into the tough life of the people of Cyprus.

Visited September 2013
Thank PeteShaw
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Level 5 Contributor
59 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Peaceful and interesting museum.”
Reviewed June 29, 2014

Not big but interesting and worth a visit. Shows how hard life must have been years ago and still is for some. Short drive from polis. Very peaceful village.

Visited June 2014
Thank julieandbruce
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