Deryneia Folk Art Museum is located in Deryneia village only a few minutes from Protaras. It is housed in a traditional house which was donated to the community by Hadjiliasi couple in memory of their three children. The Municipality and other relevant local authorities undertook the restoration of the building. Currently this traditional house is a listed building.
The building consists of a large front yard with a covered veranda decorated with arches. It features a traditional oven which is lit with wood and a well with a bucket that was used for water supply. Mrs Margarita Hadjiliasi still uses that oven from time to time to bake bread and other traditional goods. For the convenience to the visitors there is parking space. Indoors there are several rooms where various household items and farming tools are exhibited.
All the exhibits are arranged to represent a typical Cypriot house. In collaboration with the Cyprus Handicraft Service the municipality gathered all items showcased from donations made by the citizens of Deryneia and other villages nearby. There are also several farming tools that were typically used by farmers in this rural area. Visitors have a chance to explore the typical Cypriot traditional house and its everyday functions as well as the rural life in Cyprus and the customs of the locals. Deryneia Folk Art Museum offers a great opportunity to see something different during their holidays in Protaras and spent some pleasant time with all the family. Visitors may request for contacted tours with printed litterature in Greek, English and German languages.
Tel.: 23824526, 23811000
Address: 2 Dimitiris Lipertis Street
9:00 - 13:00 and 16:00 - 18:00 Monday - Saturday
Entrance: 1.70 Euro for adults (special prices for groups)