Following years of renovations, the Archaeological Museum of Pafos (Paphos) beckons visitors from near and far who would love to get better acquainted with the area’s rich past. Upgraded and enriched, step into the museum and you’ll soon be traveling back in time as you learn all about the fascinating history of Pafos, and that of Cyprus as a whole.
Housing a collection of finds from the Pafos region dating from the Neolithic Age to 1700 AD, you’ll be taken on a journey through the Chalcolithic and Bronze Age, on to the Iron Age and Classical period, then the Hellenistic and Roman periods, and on to the late Roman and early Christian periods, Byzantine Period and Middle Ages. There are also some interesting exhibits on display from recent excavations.
Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for a rare bust of Aphrodite and marble statue of Asklepios, as well as a tombstone from Marion (once a city-kingdom in the Akamas region) with the Cyprosyllabic script. The museum as a whole is linked to the Aphrodite Cultural Route.
Opening times: Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. Closed weekends and public holidays. Griva Digeni (Ktima). Tel: +357 26 955802
Entrance is completely free, following a decision taken by the authorities to encourage people to re-visit the island’s museums. We have included a list of more museums below with free entrance, in Nicosia, Larnaca, Limassol and Pafos.
- The Cyprus Museum, Nicosia
- The Ethnological Museum of the House of Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, Nicosia
- Local Archaeological Museum of Ancient Idalion
- Fikardou Rural Museum
- Cyprus Railways Museum, Evrychou
- Archaeological Μuseum of Larnaka District
- Local Museum of Traditional Embroidery and Silversmith- work, Lefkara
- Archaeological Museum of Limassol District
- Local Archaeological Kourion Museum, Episkopi
- Archaeological Museum of Pafos District
- Local Archaeological Museum of Marion- Arsinoe, Polis Chrysochous
- Ethnographic Museum of Geroskipou