Named after the Greek word for ‘sea’ – the Thalassa Museum was created to promote awareness of the marine heritage of Cyprus from prehistoric times to the present, and is a modern, interactive museum, housed in a multipurpose cultural centre.
Pride of place among the exhibits is a lifesize replica of the famous 4th century Greek trading ship ‘Keryneia II’ that sank off the coast of Keryneia around the year 300 BC. Due to the museum’s design, the ship can be viewed from different levels, including a birdseye view – as can the other exhibits, that include pottery and other antiquities.
Housed in the basement is a marine life section with various exhibits, from fish and sea mammals to crustaceans, corals, shells and fossils – some dating back 130 million years ago.
The museum also functions as an arts exhibition centre, as well as a multipurpose hall for a variety of events and conferences.
Region: Ammochostos (Famagusta)
Address: Leoforos Kryou Nerou, 14, Agia Napa
GPS coordinates: Lat: 34.987634 Lon: 34.002424
Contact No: Tel: +357 23 816 366, Fax: +357 23 816 369
Operating Hours: October – May: Monday: 09:00 – 13:00, Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00, Sunday: closed
June – September: Monday: 09:00 – 13:00, Tuesday – Saturday: 09:00 – 17:00, Sunday: 15:00 – 19:00
Operating Period: All year round.
Closed on Public Holidays.
Entrance Fee: Adults €4,00 / Children €1,50
Special rates for students and groups.
Disabled Access: Wheelchair accessible.
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