Ayia Napa, Famagusta, CY
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The Farm House is a folkloric museum located in Ayia Napa Monastery square and it suggests a vivid way to discover the Cypriot Tradition and the rural habits of the past. It is an authentic reconstruction of a farmhouse reflecting the farmer's life and the relationship with the land in the 19th century.

The Farm House is traditionally built out of mud-bricks. It features a big yard with a high fence. The arches where a characteristic feature of a house along with the large verandas built at the front of the house. The rooms are furnished and decorated with traditional Cypriot embroideries and wood carvings. Visitors will also see the loom on which each wife used to weave all sorts of embroideries and clothes for the family's needs. All the utensils used by a traditional house are placed neatly along the carved cupboards and the consoles around the fireplace. The bedroom features a high iron bed. Outside in the yard one can see the traditional oven where women and men used to bake breads and cook their meals and a thread wheel to pull out water. In the Farm House visitors can also see the agricultural tools of the 19th century.

Every year during the last week of September, the visitors may watch the traditional Cypriot customs of the rural life, such as manufacturing zivania and local delicacies like trachanas, soutzioukos and halloumi, being represented at courtyard of the Farm House within the Ayia Napa Festival which is held around the monastery square.