News Local First turtle museum in Cyprus back on track

First turtle museum in Cyprus back on track

After months of inactivity, Cyprus’  first turtle museum appears to be back on track Phileleftheros reported on Thursday.

The turtle museum will be the first of its kind in Cyprus and will be situated in the village of Inia in Akamas.

Speaking to Phileleftheros newspaper Inia community leader Yiangos Tsivikos said that the 400,000 needed for the project had been found, construction has been completed and it is a matter of time before the exhibits are collected.

According to Tsivikos the museum will be financed through EU’s funds after an agreement with the government.

“For decades the turtles have been the main reason for the non-development of the community in Lara, so it was decided that the area could capitalise on their presence and fame in order to benefit peoplem” Tsivikos said.

The museum will be made up of two halls of 150 square metres that will exhibit information and data on turtles and their link with Lara and the wider Akamas area.

The Inia community leader said that this first of its kind museum will be established and will be operated in cooperation with the competent bodies and government departments.

The creation of the exhibition areas follows conclusion of restoration of Inia’s central square. The project cost a total of 1.3 million euros and included landscaping, paving, creation of an amphitheatre, a library, an information desk and a kiosk.

Read more


Top Stories

30 Cypriots repatriated from Thailand

Thirty Cypriots who were stranded in Thailand amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been repatriated, Transport Minister Yiannis Karousos said on Friday. Among them is an...

Covid-19: A round-up of the latest developments in Cyprus

A 77 year old woman died and another 36 people tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday in the Republic of Cyprus bringing the total number...

British troops in UNFICYP carry out duties amid Covid-19 (video)

British troops deployed in UNFICYP are taking a number of measures to stop the potential spread of coronavirus, Forces News reports. Soldiers from 27 Regiment...

Parties’ alternatives to state-guaranteed loans submitted by Monday

Discussion before Friday’s House plenum on a government scheme to guarantee loans worth €2bn has been postponed since political parties are set to submit...

A gravedigger opens new graves in Sao Paulo

A gravedigger opens new graves with an excavator as the number of dead people rose after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at Vila Formosa...


Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....