Located in a 300-year old residence, the Bee and Embroidery Museum in Kato Drys is a great way to discover the village’s culture. Including six basic units that split into seven rooms featuring everything from old and new beekeeping tools to information on the making of Commandaria and zivania, the museum is dedicated to the Cypriot volunteers of the 1912-13 Balkan Wars.
And for those wanting to see more of Cypriot textiles, there’s a specific textile collection including silk fabrics, linen and a loom. With over 1,000 exhibits, the Bee & Embroidery museum offers a chance to gain a glimpse inside the villager’s daily life through the ages with displays of old farming and household equipment and furniture.
Take a thirty-minute guided tour for a more thorough visit; watch the making and preparation of homemade products (such as bread, dried figs and fig pies), and the production of wine and Zivania; take part in various seasonal activities such as olive, almond and grape picking; enjoy a drink in the inner courtyard or the orchard, or purchase products made from honey, olives, wine and carobs.
A visit down to the museum whilst in the quaint and small Kato Drys, will complete your visit there. Anything more you’re yearning to know, the villagers will happily chat with you over some Cypriot coffee.
Opening hours: Summer, daily: 10:00 – 13:00 / 16:00 – 19:00. Winter, daily: 10:00 – 16:00
Operating period: All year round
Entrance Fee: €2 / Students, €1