Museums &
Places of Interest

Museums & Places of Interest

In an island with 10 thousand years of history, the Troodos mountain range possesses numerous unique and culturally significant Ecclesiastical, Folk Art and Wine Museums where the visitor can explore history and travel in time.

Traverse the Troodos forest and discover both quaint and majestic churches painted with vibrant frescoes, pristine Byzantine art and traditional architecture. Unearth ten of them belonging on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Visit the island’s mos famous monastery, the Kykkos Momastery and admire breath-taking Byzantine art golden adorned icons and important relics.

Discover more about the how the Troodos mountain range rose from the sea and became the green heart of the island at the Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre in Amiantos and the Troodos National Forest Park Visitor Centre in Troodos Square.

Museum Of Kykkos Monastery

Sitting at an altitude of 4,320 feet in the Marathasa region, the most lavish and rich monastery in Cyprus exhibits national treasures available for all visitors to admire. The Monastery of Kykkos was founded at the end of the 11th century during the reign of Emperor Alexios Komnenos I and was dedicated to Panagia ( the Virgin Mary).

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  • Opening Hours Summer:
    10:00 am till 6:00 pm
  • Opening Hours Winter:
    10:00 am till 5:00 pm
  • Entrance Fee:
    €5

Troodos National Forest Park Visitor Centre

The Troodos Geopark (an area of 1.147 km2) Visitor Centre is located in the old Asbestos mine (Amiantos mine), an area with enormous historical value which now hosts an extraordinary botanical garden with information about the flora of the area, a seed bank of endemic species and also a plethora of evidence for the past mining activity and the community which once flourished there. The Geopark Visitor Centre is situated in the newly restored elementary school of the abandoned asbestos mine. The building is an impressive listed structure and an example of fine architecture with historic characteristics and features such as its fireplaces, one in every room, and a beautiful internal yard.

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  • Daily exept Mondays:
    09:00 am till 4:00 pm
    (The gate at the entrance of Aminantos mine locks at 16:00)
    Troodos Geopark Visitor Centre is closed on the official E.U. Holidays.
  • ADMISSION:
    Adults € 3
    Children € 2

    For groups of 10 or more people, the ticket is at the special price of 2 euro.

    For groups of children / schools, the ticket is at the special price of 1 euro.

Troodos Botanical Garden

Discover more than 500 types of common, rare and endangered plants at the Troodos Botanic Garden. Located in a ‘Natura 2000’ protected area, at an altitude of 1.400 meters, a visitor can explore the mountain ranges’ flora by admiring them while walking through the Garden. Rest at one of the shaded area and take in the intoxicating aromas of the plants, or admire the beautiful ponds, streams and waterfalls.

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  • Operating Hours:
    April - September, Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 / weekends and Public Holidays of October 01 & 28 / December 24: 10:00 - 16:00
    July 20 - August 20, Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 / weekends: 09:30 - 17:00
    October - January, Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 14:00 / Sundays: 10:30 - 15:00.
  • ADMISSION:
    FREE
Platania Excursion Area

Fenced Area with Moufflons

In the Platania picnic area, the Forestry Department has created a fenced area where small pack of endemic Mouflons thrives. A hill rises amphitheatrically, covered in dense verdant forest. Follow the trail around the fence and admire the animals in their natural environment.

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  • Operating Hours:
    Visits are made during the day
  • ADMISSION:
    FREE

Folk art museums in Troodos

Omodos Village Museums

Omodos Village

At the foothills of Troodos, the picturesque village of Omodos, with narrow cobbled streets and...

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The Folk Art Museum

Arsos Village

In a restored 18th century residence, discover the Arsos Folk Art Museum, constitudes a level B’ ancient...

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Housed in a restored building Museum

Pedoulas Village

Housed in a restored building, the Pedoulas Folklore Museum was founded by the Pedoulas expats...

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The House of Lavrentios Museum

Kalopanayiotis Village

In the quaint village of Kalopanayiotis, the celebrated Bishop Lavrentios’, the bishop of Kyrenia who...

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National Struggle Museum

Omodos Village

One of the most historic events in the island’s history was the fight for freedom by the People of...

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Painter Frangoulides Museum

Agros Village

Cyprus’ richness in history and culture nurtured great artists, pioneer painter and Hagiohraphers...

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“Linos” Museum

Kakopetria Village

Housed in a rustic stone built building in Old Kakopetria, the ‘Linos’ Musuem, offers a look...

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Forest Museum in Kampos

Κampos Village

The scenic village of Kampos has been historically connected with the forests of Cyprus as the...

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Museum of The Cyprus Railway

Evrychou Village

In a journey through history of a rich past, the small island of Cyprus, though it may not have...

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The Museum of Folkloric Art

Galata Village

In the village of Galata, explore rural life of the past at the Musum, of Folkoric Art, established...

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Museum of Traditional Rural Life and Natural History

Kyperounta Village

In the center of the quaint village of Kyperounta, the Museum of Traditional Rural Life and...

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Museums of EOKA fighters’ sacrifice 1955-59

Museum of EOKA fighters’ sacrifice

Kourdali Village

The involvement of the village of Kourdali in the island’s historic EOKA struggle was...

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Museum - house of Polykarpos Giorkatzi

Paleochori Village

In the scenic village of Palaichori, discover the historic family house of the hero Polikarpos...

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National Struggle of 1955-59

Pelendri Village

Standing proud as a reminder of the heroes of our modern history, is the EOKA National...

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EOKA hideout 1955-59

Paleochori Village

During the Liberation Struggle EOKA in 1955-1959, the fighters had hideouts throughout the...

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Ecclesiastical Museums

Omodos Ecclesiastical Museum

Within the quaint village of Omodos lies the Monastery of the Holy cross. Trek below the monastery complex, unearth two recently renovated arched halls and marvel at the Ecclesiastical Museum of Omodos. Showcasing remarkable items and priceless treasures of Christian Orthodoxy, it is considered the most attention grabbing Ecclesiastical Museum...

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The Byzantine Museum in Kalopanayiotis

On your tour at the Lambasistis monastery in Kalopayiotis, find the Byzantine Museum. Find ecclesiastical artifacts dating many centuries back each one with an important story to tell. All exhibits have been recovered from churches in other villages...

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Museum of the Monastery of Megas Agros – Byzantine Chapel

A tradition says that monk traveled from Kyziko ( in Asia Minor) to Agros and built the historic Monastery of Mega Agros in the 9th century. In 1894 the monastery was destroyed and in its place the present church of Panagia Eleousa of Agros was built. Visit the chapel museum to admire the...

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Arsos Icon Chamber

In the historic village of Arsos the Apostole Phillip Icon chamber holds icons dating between the 17th and 20th century available for all to behold. Notable icons dating in the 17th century are the icon of Christ and The Virgin Mary, attributed to Dimitrios and of Saint John the Baptist attributed to...

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The Byzantine Museum of Pedoulas

The UNESCO World Heritage site, dating back to 1474, the church of Archangel Michael stands proudly near the Pedoulas Byzantine Museum. Founded by the late Andreas Ellinas. Visit the Museum to...

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Vasa Koilaniou Church Museum

An icon exhibit at the Agios Ioannis Prodromos (Saint John the Baptist) church can be found in Vasa Koilaniou. Discover the 14th century icon of Saint...

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Sacristy of Lofou village

Upon reaching the village of Lofou, the church dedicated to the Annunciation of Mary towers proudly. A church concluded in 1872 and adorned with frescoes in 1919 by Othon Giavopoulos. In the church...

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Ecclesiastical Museum of Kyperounda village

In the old church of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) in Kyperounta village the Ecclesiastical Museum is housed. Precious collections of artifacts and icons are exhibited whithin the Museum. Remarkable...

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Icon Collection of Lemythou village

If you wonder to the Chaped of Agio Theodoros in Lemythou village, you must see the icon collection housed within. Find the 13th century icon of the Virgin Mary Kykkotissa and the 14th century icon of...

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Agridia Icon Chamber

Southeast of the community the Prophet Elias Church built in 1960 houses the Icon chamber on the women’s section. Exhibiting icons originating from surrounding villages and relics from the old church of Prophet Elias dating bak to the 16th-17th century. Notable exhibits include an iconostasi dating back...

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Palaichori Village Museum

In the mountainous village of Palichori lies a renovated house with traditional architecture. There the Byzantine Museum of Palichori exhibits outstanding works of religions art dating from the Frankish...

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