Paphos Byzantine Museum

Paphos is renowned for its beauty and history and a holiday here will be packed with fun and exciting things to do and see.  No matter whether your holiday intentions are to lie on the beach and soak up the sun, you are sure to find one or two days to enjoy the rest of what Paphos has to offer.  There are ancient buildings, museums including the Byzantine Museum, and so much more.

For those who enjoy history and ancient artifacts you will be pleased to know that there are four amazing museums to see in Paphos.  Each one of these amazing museums is packed full of great treasures for you to see and enjoy.  You can trace the history of this beautiful island and see just how the ancient civilizations really lived.

The museums include the Byzantine Museum, the museum of St. Neophytos Monastery, the Byzantine Museum of Arsinoe, and the Omodos museum.  All four of these museums feature ecclesiastical treasures including icons, frescoes, manuscripts, woodcarvings, gold and silver covered gospels, and ecclesiastical embroideries.

The Byzantine Museum in Paphos houses some of the oldest icons found to date in Cyprus and many of these artifacts can be traced as far back as 7th and 8th century.  Also included in the Byzantine Museum you will find a large collection of objects that date from the Byzantine period and icons from the 12th through to the 18th century.  This will allow you to see exactly what people during the Byzantine period wore, had in their homes, and the way they lived.  The museum also contains an art gallery that exhibits a collection of oil paintings along with maps and lithographs which are well worth seeing.

The Byzantine Museum is located in the mediaeval fort in Paphos near the harbour area and is well worth a visit no matter what you are into.  The museum is open daily from 9am to 5pm and during summer months the museum stays open till 6pm each day.  The entrance fee for the museum is only 0.75 cypriot pounds.  It really is an excellent way to spend some of your day during your holiday in Paphos.

Best Paphos Sights! Must See!!

Adonis Baths in Paphos

Paphos Akamas Peninsula

The Aphrodite Rock

Ayia Solomoni Church in Paphos

Ayios Neophytos Monastery

Ethnographic Museum

The House Dionysus

Panagia Tou Sinti Monastery

Panayia Chrysopolitissa

Panayia Theoskepasti Church

Paphos Aquarium

Paphos Castle

Paphos District Museum

Paphos Mosaics

Paphos Odeon

Saranta Kolones

Tombs of Kings