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Paphos Ethnographic Museum

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Address: Exo Vrysis 1, Paphos 8047, Cyprus
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+357 26 932010
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Small but very good collection

In a very small building - a family home which is still used by them - is housed and amazingly comprehensive Cyprus collection. Starts from neolithic to post colonial.

Reviewed 26 February 2017
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Liverpool
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is actually in a large private villa in the old town and was once the home of an eminent archaeologist who lead the excavations in the archaeological park down by the harbour amongst other achievements. His widow and daughter now run this fascinating venue.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lady of the house sits resplendent in the entrance to this quite shambolic dwelling,a lovely smileand a welcome in cypriot. It is an ecclectic mix of objects harking back to grander days.It is a joy to walk from room to room.Thank you Mrs. Eliades.

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ashford
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Like another reviewer we chanced upon this after finding the archeological and Byzantine museums closed a very peaceful house in the heart of the old town a lovely lady and a fantastic collection of artefacts definitely worth buying the guide book. One word of warning the old town is undergoing extensive renovations to the roads and paths so beware of... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous place ! you are greeted by the owner a beautiful little woman the widow of the archaeologist who she built the collection with.you begin down in the courtyard where Cypriot life across the ages is laid out in rooms ..moving upstairs is a massive collection of ancient artefacts including jewellery and the chance to peak into his... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

If you love history at all, you must visit this living museum in the Old Town. It's run by Chrisos, a remarkable old woman who built it up in the family home with her husband, who was an archeoligist. There is an amazing amount of artefacts, gathered over many years,which show a range of historical eras. Entry is a ridiculously... More 

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Fitchburg, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

This private museum is housed in the family home of George Eliades a noted local archeologist and is located close to the main square in the Old Town. You are welcomed by the delightful Mrs Eliades who explains the layout and then left to explore at leisure. It's well worth buying the guidebook. The lower lever rooms present wonderful insight... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In a very small building - a family home which is still used by them - is housed and amazingly comprehensive Cyprus collection. Starts from neolithic to post colonial.

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Thank Landage W
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Excellent small museum in the centre of Paphos. The owner's late husband, a local archeaologist, set up the museum in their home and there are many various and fascinating items on display.

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 January 2017

What a fabulous place. We were greeted by the owner (how often can you say that about a Museum) Chryso, who together with her husband George, created this wondrous place. Chryso is not only a guide, but an inspiration; if only I had a 100th of her verve and passion... she warmly welcome us (Scotsman and Irish woman) into her... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

We got married here and it was just perfect. So rustic and intimate. There were 80 of us, so it was a bit of a squeeze, but it worked fine. Some of the men stood throughout the ceremony. This was definitely a real hidden treasure and the owner made it look beautiful. If you want something different, this is it.... More 

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