Dherynia Folk Art Museum

Dherynia is situated a little way out of Protaras. It is said to be over 700 years old and is approximately 9 km from Protaras, close to the town of Paralimni. Dherynia folk art museum is an attraction not to be missed during your stay at Capo Bay Hotel. Dherynia is a traditional Cypriot village with modern amenities.

The Dherynia folk art museum is also a major attraction in the area and is a very popular venue for weddings. The museum is actually housed in a traditional house in Dherynia and this museum shows how functional Cypriot houses are. It has an interesting collection of authentic domestic utensils, farm implements and other items in a charming old house of traditional architecture, surrounded by a spacious yard. Artefacts have been donated by the people of Dherynia and the surrounding area. The museum curator is always more than happy to give guided tours of the museum. In fact the curator donated the museum to the community of Dherynia.

The museum is open Monday to Saturday 9.00 hours to 13.00 hours then 16.00 hours to 18.00 hours. The museum has a basic entrance fee. The village of Dherynia has more than the museum to visit. It has churches and chapels of historical interest. An old church dedicated to the Virgin Mary stands in the centre of the village. Originally it was a small church with a Byzantine dome work on the church has gone on from the late 15th century to 1727. A chapel in the centre of Dherynia has a beautiful Byzantine dome and is dedicated to Ayios Georgios. The town hall has a library, and the hall within the town hall is used for conferences and cultural shows.