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Fikardou Ethnological Museum: The Houses of Katsinioros and Achilleas Dimitri
Fikardou Ethnological Museum: The Houses of Katsinioros and Achilleas Dimitri

Deserted at the beginning of the 19th century, the entire village of Fikardou has been declared an Ancient Monument, and carefully restored to preserve the 18th century houses with their remarkable woodwork and folk architecture. Two of these houses have been turned into museums, exhibiting rural items and depicting rural life in years past.

The House of Katsinioros - which was named after its last owner - is a two-storey stone-built manor house with a steep-pitched wooden roof and many architectural features of the 16th century. Following the traditional arrangement of homes of this period, the upper floor functioned as the living area of the house, while the ground floor was used for the pressing of grapes, as well as for storing other agricultural produce and tools - all of which can be seen at the museum.

There is also an exhibition of photographs, drawings and texts on how the houses were restored, earning them - and the village - the Europa Nostra Award in 1987.

The second house - that of Achilleas Dimitri - has been turned into a weaver’s workshop and scholar’s guest house.

Region: Troodos area [Lefkosia (Nicosia) district]
Address: Fikardou village
Contact No: Tel: +357 22 634 731
Operating Hours: April 15 - October 30, daily: 09:30 - 17:00
November 1 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 16:00
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: FREE
Disabled Access: Partially accessible.
Website: www.mcw.gov.cy/da
  Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.
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