Limassol Museums:

Limassol Museums:

A quick look at some of the top must-see museums in Limassol District.

From the farthest corner of the province up to the heart of the town, Limassol provides you the opportunity to visit a variety of museums which are fascinating with the historic and cultural heritage that they are accommodating. It is well known that from the ancient years, the island of Cyprus had attracted several conquerors such as Egypts, Romans, Franks and Ottomans. This article will briefly present to the readers some of the museums where you can find a selection of old artefacts of every historic period, which all together are forming the History of Cyprus.


Cyprus Medieval Museum (Limassol Castle)

Significant periods that covers: 3rd - 18th century AD (Medieval Age, Byzantine Period, Frankish Period, Venetian Period, Turkish Period).

What you can see there: Exhibits which reflect the socio-economic and religious life of the island , as well as weapons and equipment of the specific periods. Different historical sources say that Richard the Lionheart got married to his lovely wife Bereggaria at the specific castle, on 1191 AD. 

Address: Richard I & Berengaria Of Navarre Street, Limassol (Near the Old Port).

Working hours:

  • Monday- Friday: 8.00 - 17.00
  • Saturday: 9.00 - 17.00
  • Sunday: 10.00 - 13.00

Ticket's price: €4.50
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-305419)

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Limassol Archaeological Museum

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Significant periods that covers: 10th century BC – 330 AD  (Mesolithic Age, Neolithic Age, Chalcolithic Age, Geometric and Archaic Period, Hellenistic Period, Roman Period).

What you can see there: You will find many interesting foundings that come from the ancient city of Limassol and the surrounding area, of the above historic periods.

Address: Corner of Byron and Anastasi Sioukri Street (near Aghias Fylaksis's round about ).

Working hours:

  • Monday- Friday: 8:00 - 16:00

Ticket's price: €2.50
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-305157)

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Educational and Archaeological Museum, Kato Polemidia

(Photo source: http://www.polemidiamunicipal.com.cy/el/page/museums)

Significant periods that covers: 2300 BC– 330 AD (Chalcolithic Age, Geometric and Archaic Age, Hellenistic Period, Roman Period)

What you can see there: The museum accomodates 17 stunning vessels, of the above historic periods.

Address: 1st Road Street, 4157, Kato Polemidia, Limassol.

Working hours : 

  • Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: 10:00–18:00

Ticket's price: Free
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-821382 )

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Local Archaeological Kourion Museum


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Significant periods that covers: 8th century BC  – 4th century AD (Neolithic Age, Chalcolithic Age, Geometric and Archaic Age, Hellenistic Period, Roman Period)

What you can see there: Foundings from the ancient city of Kourio and the surrounding area, as well as the Sanctuary of Apollo Hylates. Of particular interest, are the skeletons of a three-member family (photo), who lost their lifes at the terrific earthquake on 365 AD. The specific earthquake had destroyed the whole Kourion town.

Address: Episkopi Village, Limassol.

Working hours

  • Monday- Friday: 8.00 - 15.30 

Ticket's price: €2.50
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-932453)

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Byzantine Εcclesiastical Museum of Mary's Holy Church, Agros


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Significant periods that covers: 325 AD – 1191 AD (Byzantine Period)

What you can see there: Exhibits and everything else that had survived from a historic monastery which unfortunately does not exist anymore, at Troodos mountain. Some of them are the iconostasis, many byzantine ecclesiastical icons as well as the Holy Table.

Address: Agros Village , Limassol.

Working hours: 

  • Monday-Friday: Upon request.

Ticket's price: Free
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 99-613558)

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Holy Cross Byzantine Chapel

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Significant periods that covers: 13th– 20th century AD. (Frankish Period, Venetian Period, Turkish Period, British Empire Period, Modern Period)

What you can see there: Wall paintings of the 15th century, which are presenting the story of finding the Holy Cross, the Four Evangelists, the Annunciation and the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. Additionally, many images and sacred vassels of the specific historic periods, are exposed here. 

Address: Kyperounta Village, Limassol.

Working hours

  • April - October
    Monday-Friday:  09:00-14:00, Upon request.

Ticket's price: Free
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 99-352547 / +357 25-813206 / +357 99-409041)

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Museum of Strategos Georgios Grivas Dighenis.

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Significant periods that covers: 1955-1959 AD (Cypriot's liberation war against British Empire).

What you can see there: Personal items, photographic and printed material, as well as the shelter of Georgios Grivas Dighenis, who as a General and the main leader of "National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters", he directed the revolutionary fight of Cypriots against the British Empire. 

Address: Griva Digheni Street 70 , 3106, Limassol.

Working hours

  • Monday - Saturday: 09:00-12:30
  • Wednesday: 15:30-17:30

Ticket's price: Free
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-582107 / +357 25-364211 / +357 25-746710)

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Limassol Public Gallery

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Significant periods that covers: 20th century AD until today.

What you can see there: Limassol Public Gallery is a fascinating place, not only for the "paintbrush lovers" but for the rest of the people as well. Here, you will meet a representative collection of contemporary Cypriot art. Specifically, the space is flooded with paintings, sculptures, pottery and constructions with mixed materials.

Address: 28th October Street 311, Limassol.

Working hours

  • Monday - Friday: 07:45-14:45

Ticket's price: € 2.00
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-583383)

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Cyprus Historic & Classic Motor Museum

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Significant periods that covers: 20th century AD (British Empire and Modern Period.) 

What you can see there: The museum accommodates cars from different periods and antiques. The specific collection includes historic vehicles with cultural value and it has a rental service, so you can rent a classic car with a driver.

Address: Dimitri Papanicole Street 15, 4180 Ypsonas, Limassol.

Working hours:  

  • Winter schedule: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10:00–17:00 
  • Summer schedule: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:  09:00–13:00, 15:00–19:00


Ticket's price:   €7,00
                       €5,00 Reduced price

(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): 70009000, +357 99-252626 )

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Zivania Museum

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Significant periods that covers: Modern Period.

What you can see there: The museum is an interesting destination to learn important information regarding the production, distillation, storage and  the consumption of zivania. Each exhibit is accompanied by notes on the construction and use of it.

Address: Vasa Kylaniou Village , Limassol.

Working hours :

  • Monday - Friday: 08:00-13:00
  • Saturday & Sunday:  Upon request.

Ticket's price: €2.00
(For more information or questions, please contact the following phone number(s): +357 25-942634 / +357 25-942124)

NOTE: Possibly some information in this article, related to working hours and/or ticket prices, may change. To avoid any inconvenience, please contact in advance the museum before your visit.

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