The ancient city of Kition, which was once the capital of Cyprus in ancient times, has become the city of Larnaca we know and love. Larnaca’s museums are a testimony to the history of Cyprus. It is one of the oldest cities on the island, and the only one to be continuously inhabited since its inauguration over 6000 years ago. Of course, Larnaca has some fantastic museums, filled with attention-grabbing artifacts from all around the region. Here is a brief overview of some of the museums in Larnaca.
The Medieval Castle is considered one of the ornaments of Larnaca. Located southwest of the coastal region, known to the locals and the visitors as ”Finikoudes”. The abbot Giovanni Mariti, resident of the city in the 18th century confesses that the castle was built during the Turkish reign, however it was located already in a worn architectural location at the period, even though there was a guard.
The Archaeological Museum of Larnaca offers exhibits on the historic evolution of the city of Ancient Kition and the later Larnaca Province. Inaugurated in 1969 and is under the administration os the Antiquity Department. In the outdoor space of the Museum you will have the chance to view the archeological space Kition-Bamboula found 100 meters north. For more information you will find them posted in the museum space.
Costas Kaimakliotis Folklore Museum
The Folklore Museum Costas Kaimaklioti was founded in 2007, housed in a manor house of 1901 in Aradippou, a donation in memory of its owner. The museum contains exhibits from the traditional life of Cyprus, it has a mall amphitheater and the space offers cultural activities during the summer period.
Kato Drys Bee & Embroidery Museum
The Museum is located in Kato Drys in the province of Larnaca. It contains exhibits and antiques of the Cypriot traditional life. In addition, the visitor can watch the procedure of the making of zivania and learn the history of lace and honey. A notable site of historic inheritance since after it became a museum it was dedicated to the volunteers of the Balkan.