Paphos Byzantine Museum
The Paphos Byzantine Museum lies within the premises of the Paphos Bishopric. Artifacts found scattered in the Paphos area dating from the 7th to 18th century AD are housed here.
An interesting and beautiful collection of Byzantine icons as early as the 12th c collected from Monasteries and churches of Paphos district. This remarkable collection includes important Byzantine icons, wood carvings that were mainly used for the decoration of the Byzantine churches, crosses and silverware, ecclesiastical metallurgy works, embroideries and vestments used by the priests during the holy liturgy and ceremonies, old books and manuscripts and frescoes. One of the most stunning exhibits to admire is the holy icon of Agia Marina, as it is one of the oldest found on the entire island dating back to 8th or 9th century.
The Paphos Byzantine Museum aims to preserve those antiquities of the glorious Byzantine past and to promote the study of the treasures of Byzantine art found in Paphos. Visitors are able to understand the impact of the Byzantine culture and traditions to the island and admire the treasures of the Byzantine heritage in Paphos.
5 Andrea Ioannou Str., Paphos (Adjoining the bishopric)
09:00 – 16:00 Monday - Friday
09:00 – 13:00 Saturday