If you are looking to learn more about the Larnaca district and its beginnings as one of the ancient kingdoms of Cyprus, then head to the Larnaca Archaeological Museum for an interesting journey through the island’s history.
The Larnaca Archaeological Museum houses a large collection of archaeological finds from the whole district of Larnaca, including the ancient city-kingdom of Kition, and the main Neolithic settlements of Choirokitia and Tenta – Kalavasos.
Explore the exhibits that include artefacts from the Neolithic period, the Copper Era and the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. View the island’s international influences with faience (tin-glazed pottery), ivory and alabaster; pieces showcasing Cyprus’ commercial and international ties with different countries during antiquity.
Looking to discover more antiquity, aside from the large collection of local exhibits, the museum also displays some unique items of Egyptian, Mycenaean, Phoenician, Assyrian and Persian origin that were found in the region of Larnaca, but may have been imported from the other great civilizations of antiquity close to the island.
Operating all year round (expect on public holidays) the museum has an entrance free of €2.50 and European pensioners can get a 50% discount. Opening and closing times as well as entrance fees, may change so it’s advisable to check before visiting.