Take in the culture of an island with a 10,000 year old history. Where the ancient city-kingdom of Marion-Arsinoe once flourished, the Polis region has much to offer culture lovers. Marvel at the wonderful ancient artefacts and pottery from Marion-Arsinoe in the Polis Archeological Museum, including one of the largest clay statues found in Cyprus. Admire the colourful wall paintings and rich examples of Byzantine ecclesiastical art in the picturesque medieval churches. Or get a feel of the simple life in the various folk museums found in some of the villages of the region, showcasing the various tools and implements used in daily activities. There’s even a museum where you can even see the region’s birdlife, as well as fossils and rock formations that the island is famous for, being one of the few places in the world where geologists can study what was once the ocean floor without getting wet.

1. Polis Archaeological Museum Marion / Arsinoe
26 Leoforos Makariou III Str.,
Tel: +357 26322955
Opening hours:
Monday – Friday: 08:00-16:00
Saturday: 09:00-15:00
Sunday closed
Entrance: €2.50
Seniors over 60: €1.25
Children under 16: Free

2. Byzantine museum of Arsinoe, Peristerona
Next to the church
Tel +357 26352515
Opening hours: 1 April-31 October: Monday-Friday: 10:00 -13:00 + 14:00 -18:00; Saturday : 10:00 -13:00
1November- 31March: Monday-Friday; 10.00-16:00; Saturday; 10:00-13:00
Entrance: €2.00

3. Village Life museum, Steni
Tel. + 357 26352143; + 357 996225004
Email: [email protected]
Daily including Sundays 10:00-16:00
Entrance: Free

4. Basket museum, Ineia
Next to the church
The museum organises basket weaving lessons.
Tel: +357 26332562
Opening hours:
June-September: Monday-Friday: 11:00-13:00 and 16:00-19:00; Saturday: 11:00-13:00
October-May: Monday-Friday: 11:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00; Saturday: 11:00-13:00
Entrance: Free

5. Living Museum and Park, Drouseia
At the entrance of the village from Polis
Tel.+357 26332336 +357 99458316
Summer 08:00-19:00
Winter: 08:00-16:00
Entrance: €2.00 including a drink

6. Weaving Museum, Drouseia
Weaving Museum ( in the centre of village)
Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday – 7:30-14:30
Monday, Thursday – 7:30-13:00 and 14:00-17:00
Entrance: Free

7. Folk art museum, Kato Akourdaleia
300 m from the centre of the village towards Pano Akourdaleia
Tel:+357 26306216
Monday-Friday: 10:00-12:00 and 15:00-17:00
Entrance: €2.50

8. Kouyiouka watermill and folkloric museum
About 8 km from Polis, on the road to Pafos
Tel: +357 26632847
Fax: +357 26632741
Email: [email protected]
Opening hours: Daily 8:00-16:00
Entrance: €1.00; children free

9. Pomos Natural History Museum
Community Centre
Tel: +357 26342084
Fax: +357 26342353
Opening hours: Monday-Friday 7:30-14:30
Entrance: €1.00