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Local Museum of Ancient Idalion
One of the most important sites in Cyprus.
The local museum of Idalion was founded in 2007 with the aim to promote the rich finds of the region of Idalion and later to function as a visitors´ centre for the archaeological site in which it is located.
The exhibits of the museum represent all the chronological phases of the history of Idalion and come from both the old and the more recent excavations of the area of the ancient city and from both settlements and cemeteries. In the first exhibition hall the visitor is provided with information on the history of the site and its excavation, as well as photographs with the most important finds now housed in museums abroad. Also exhibited in the same hall, in an eloquent manner, are the Proto-Aeolic capitals which adorned the funerary monuments and the palace of Idalion and two typical examples of the coroplastic and glyptic art that produced works of art of superior quality.
In the second gallery, inscriptions which witness the conquest of the kingdom are exhibited, as well as part of the archive of the Phoenician administration of the city, funerary monuments, pottery types and objects of daily use of all periods with explanatory texts which outline the importance of each period. Imported types of pottery and typical examples of clay and stone statuary are also on exhibition. In a special part of the exhibition, material such as photographs, storage jars and other small objects of high artistic quality, portray the important role of the economy of Idalion to the cultural development of the area, which constitutes today the focus of many studies and admiration worldwide.
Note: Wheelchair accessible
Operating Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:00 - 15:00
Wednesday: 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday, Sunday: closed
Entrance Fee: 1,70 Euro
Best For Whom
- All Ages
Best For What
- Cultural Experience