Local Museum of Ancient Idalion

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

Tel: +357 22 444 818

 

Lefkosia
Dali, Lefkosia
Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 16:00, Saturday and Sunday: Closed
2,50 Euro. There is a reduction of 20% for groups of visitors consisting of more than ten persons. The Director of the Department can issue special entry cards for a period of one day for €8,50 for a period of three days for €17,00 and for a period of seven days for €25,00.
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