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Larnaca Museums

Larnaca serves as a great place to visit not only for its stunning scenic seafront but also for the culture and history it showcases regarding the land and the people of Cyprus.

With multiple tours, you can get a chance to visit the local hotspots known for culture and history, which may not be very well-known tourist landmarks. Museums like the Pierides Foundation Archaeological Museum and Kyriazis Medical Museum are major attractions showcasing the life, history and artefacts.

Pierides Foundation Archaeological Museum
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Pierides Foundation Archaeological Museum

The Pierides Foundation Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Cyprus and home to preserved collections depicting Cypriot culture, right through the centuries. Its archaeological collection includes the various working of art and collections from the Roman, Byzantine and Middle Ages along with the Pierides Family House dating back to 1825. The museum displays collections from the main periods of Cypriot history.

Address: Zinonos Kitieos 4, Larnaca 6023, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 241 453 75

Larnaca Castle
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Larnaca Castle

The Larnaca Castle stands at the south end of 'Phoinikoudes' Corniche and was built around 14th century during the reign of James I. Erected in the shape of a square tower, it was rebuilt during the Ottoman rule. During the British era, it was used as a prison. The upper floor of the fort contains a small medieval museum and its courtyard is sometimes used for cultural events.

Address: End of Athinon Avenue , Larnaka Seafront , Larnaka-Larnaca, 6022
Tel.: +357 243 045 76

Larnaca District Archaeological Museum (Lárnaka Eparkhiakó Mouseío)
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Larnaca District Archaeological Museum (Lárnaka Eparkhiakó Mouseío)

This museum exhibits artefacts and remains from Neolithic settlements of Choirokitia and Tenta when Larnaca was known as Kition to the Roman Era. The artefacts include sculptures, pottery and vase collections and some glass and clay ornaments from Roman times. The museum is linked with the Aphrodite Cultural Route.

Address: Plateia Kalograion, Larnaca, Cuprus.
Tel.: +357 243 041 69

Municipal Museum of Natural History
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Municipal Museum of Natural History

This is a small but an interesting museum dedicated to the flora and fauna of Larnaca. All kinds of local insects, reptiles, birds, fossils, animals and rock formations are displayed here. One must visit the collection of insects of Cyprus as well as the collection of the endemic plants of the island.

Address: Leoforos Grigori Afxentiou, (within the Larnaca Municipal Gardens), Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 246 525 69

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou
Kallinikeio Municipal Museum

Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou

The Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou shows the history of the area during the Late Bronze Age, from 1600-1050BC. The museum contains priceless archaeological artefacts of the monk Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis and art pieces from various benefactors over the years. The icons and mosaics from the Kepola brothers, George and Alkis are also on display.

Address: 2 Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, 7600, Athienou, Cyprus

Costas Kaimakliotis Folklore Museum

Costas Kaimakliotis Folklore Museum

The museum founded in 2007, is essentially based in a 1901 mansion for preserving, researching and promoting Cypriot Folklore Tradition. Costas Kaimakliotis Folklore Museum consists of a Sun Room, Family Chamber, Weaving Hall, Domestic Appliances Hall, Farming and Raising Animals. Besides the collection, visitors can also witness the traditional re-enactment of the traditional wedding ritual in the Hall of the Social and Cultural Traditions of Aradippou.

Address: 12 Thermopilon Street, Aradippou, Aradippou, Larnaca 7104, Cyprus

Kyriazis Medical Museum
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Kyriazis Medical Museum

In the centre of Larnaca and housed in a 1927 mansion, the Kyriazis Medical Museum exhibits the healing, health and medical history and practices during the Middle Ages and Ottoman Period. It showcases old books, pharmaceutical furniture, surgical instruments and even an X-ray machine from that time.

Address: 2Karaoli kai Dimitriou 35, Larnaca 6021, Cyprus

Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum
Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum

Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum

The Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum features over 1000 exhibits that show the life of a village. It is put up in a 300-year-old residence, and the rich historical artefacts include information related to bees and beekeeping, old farming, household equipment, and furniture. You can watch the making of homemade bread products on a guided tour and enjoy time in the inner courtyard of the residence. It is also known as the Local Agricultural Museum of Kato Drys.

Address: Kato Drys village, Larnaka-Larnaca, 7714

Recommended Activities

Cyprus Wine Tasting Tour

Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

Famagusta & Salamis Tour

Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

Diving at Zenobia Wreck

Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

Guided Kayaking Trip

Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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