Byzantine Museum

TThe star of the Byzantine Museum of Paphos is the 8th century Icon of Agia Marina, one of the oldest to be found in Cyprus. The museum’s remarkable collection also includes a superb collection of woodcarvings, frescoes and illuminated books, and there are also intricately crafted religious vessels and richly decorated ecclesiastical garments displaying stunning examples of complex embroidery. The rich history of religion in Cyprus and of the artists and craftsmen and women who dedicated themselves to creating artworks to the glory of God has been preserved here.

The museum was created to promote and study the treasures trove of Byzantine art discovered throughout the parishes of the Paphos Diocese and allows visitors to gain insight into the Byzantine heritage of the Paphos area.