Folklore Museum ‘Kostas Kaimakliotis’ - Aradippou

  • Location

    Thermopilon, 12, Aradippou village, Larnaca, 7104

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  • Opening Times

    Monday - Friday: 07:30 - 14:30
    Closed on weekends.

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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The Folklore Museum in Aradippou village was established in 2007 with the primary purpose of conserving, researching, and promoting the rich Cypriot Folklore Tradition. This museum is located in a historical mansion dating back to 1901. It utilizes both the basement and upper storey for its exhibits, while a charming small amphitheater in the yard hosts cultural and artistic performances as well as exhibitions during the summer season.

The museum's basement is home to various rooms, such as the Sun Room, Family Chamber, Weaving Hall, Domestic Appliances Hall, Farming and Animal Raising Hall, and Traditional Jobs Hall. Notably, from March to May, visitors have the unique opportunity to witness the seasonal process of silkworm breeding, observing them create cocoons and eventually emerge as silk moths.

As for the upper storey, it consists of two rooms – a single room and the Hall of the Social and Cultural Traditions of Aradippou. The latter is where a captivating re-enactment of the traditional wedding ritual known as 'the dressing of the bride' is performed.

Originally, the museum building belonged to the Kostas Xatzikakou family and subsequently changed hands to the Pavlos Konstantinides family. Eventually, the Kaimakliotis family acquired the property and generously donated it to the Aradippou Municipality in memory of Kostas Kaimakliotis.

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