Culture & Religion

Dherynia Folk Art Museum

The Dherynia folk art museum is a major attraction in the area. The museum is actually housed in a traditional building in Dherynia showing how functional Cypriot houses are. It has an interesting collection of authentic domestic utensils, farm implements and other items in a charming old house of traditional architecture, surrounded by a spacious […]

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Thalassa Museum in Ayia Napa

The main exhibit of this museum is the ‘Kyrenia II’, a life size exact replica of the ancient ship of Kyrenia of the Classical period (400 B.C.). It was built in 1985 for scientific experimental purposes by the Hellenic Institute for the Preservation of Nautical tradition.

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Tornaritis – Pierides Museum in Ayia Napa

This museum of Marine life was founded in June 1992 and shows the marine fauna of Cyprus and the Mediterranean Sea.

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Agios Rafael and Agia Marina monastery in Xylotymbou

A convent with several churches, small chapels and a museum with agricultural means and tools.

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Agios Georgios in Paralimni

The twin aisled vaulted church, dedicated to the Virgin Mary is decorated with unusual 18th century porcelain plates while parts of the church belong to the 13th century. This is the metropolitan church of the area.

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Ayia Napa Monastery

The interesting mediaeval monastery dedicated to the Lady of the Forests stands in the middle of the village, surrounded by a high wall. Its 16th century church is partially underground, cut into the rocks. The ancient sycamore tree, in front of the south gate, is believed to be 600 years old.

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