Attractions Limassol Arsos Folk Art Museum

Arsos Folk Art Museum

The Folk Art Museum of the mountainous village of Arsos was founded in 1997 and is housed in a restored 18th century residence, which is a listed Ancient Monument.

The museum showcases the daily life and traditions of the inhabitants of the area, which is primarily a wine-producing region. The many exhibits include tools, furniture and utensils from days past that are related to viticulture and other local occupations.

Notable exhibits include a boiler used for the production of the alcoholic drink of ‘zivania’, and a winemaking presentation in the cellar, where the traditional ‘linos’ is preserved with large clay jars, presser and other traditional winery tools.

There is also a permanent exhibition of old photos taken during significant past events and occasions, whilst the building periodically hosts temporary exhibitions of photography and art, as well as hosting other events.

Region: Troodos area [Lemesos (Limassol) district]
Address: Arsos village
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.841552 Lon: 32.768822
Contact No: Tel: +357 25 943 223 / +357 25 243 347
Operating Hours: By prior appointment
Operating Period: All year round
Closed on Public Holidays
Entrance Fee: Free
Website: www.arsos.org
Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, are subject to alterations without notice. Visitors are advised to check before visiting.

Courtesy of the CTO

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