The Kallinikeio Municipal Museum of Athienou, located in the Kallinikeio Municipal Hall, showcases various aspects of the area's history from the Late Bronze Age (1600-1050 BC) to the present day. It is divided into three main collections: the Archaeological Collection, the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art, and the Ethnographic Collection.
Within the Collection of Ecclesiastical Art, visitors can admire invaluable icons painted by the monk Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis, as well as other icons from his personal collection. Kallinikos Stavrovouniotis was a renowned icon painter and a generous benefactor to Athienou, and in his honor, the museum bears his name. Additionally, the Icon Painting and Mosaic Workshop features works by the talented brothers George and Alkis Kepola.
The Ethnographic Collection offers insights into the daily life of the local people in the 20th century, using a variety of exhibits, including photographic material and various objects.
To enrich the visitor experience, the museum regularly arranges tours, periodic exhibitions, educational programs, as well as presentations and conferences.
Situated within the walled city of Nicosia, the Byzantine Museum houses an extensive and representative array of Byzantine art, making it the most affluent collection on the island. On display are over 200 icons, spanning from the 9th to the 19th centuries, alongside an assortment of sacred vessels, vestments, robes, and books.
The Byzantine Museum of the Holy Bishopric of Tamasos and Oreinis can be found within the Bishopric Palace, located in the community of Episkopeio, Nicosia. This museum showcases an array of Byzantine and post-Byzantine artifacts, which date back from the 5th century to the early 20th century. Among the fascinating exhibits are icons, liturgical objects, priestly garments, manuscripts, coins, ceramics, and various religious items. Most of these treasures originate from different communities within the bishopric region
The Classic Motorcycle Museum stands as the remarkable achievement of motorcycle enthusiast Andreas Nicolaou, who dedicated two decades of passion and effort to its creation. Presently, the collection boasts over 150 pieces, showcasing motorcycles spanning the years 1914 to 1983. Among the renowned brands on display are AJS, MV Agusta, Matchless, Norton, BSA, Triumph, Ariel, BMW, James, Moto Guzzi, Royal Enfield, and numerous others.
The Cyprus Handicraft Centre serves as a hub for creating and selling authentic folk art and crafts deeply rooted in tradition. At this unique establishment, visitors have the opportunity to witness skilled artisans in action at their respective workshops, practicing various time-honored crafts like embroidery, lace making, tapestry, weaving, basketry, woodcarving, pottery, metalwork (including copperware and silver), as well as leather and garment making.
The Cyprus Museum, the largest and primary archaeological institution on the island, showcases the evolution of Cypriot civilization from the Neolithic Age to the Early Byzantine period (7th century). Its impressive collections consist of artifacts from extensive excavations conducted across the entire island, which have significantly contributed to the advancement of Cypriot archaeology and research on the Mediterranean's cultural heritage.
The museum's inception dates back to 1933 when it was established as the Criminal Museum under British colonial rule, led by the British Chief of Police under the colonial government. A significant section of the museum is devoted to chronicling the history of the Cyprus Police Force, spanning from the British colonial era to the contemporary times.