Fikardou Rural Museum: The Houses of Katsinioros and Achilleas Dimitri

  • Location

    Fikardou, Nicosia

  • Tickets

    Free Admission

  • Opening Times

    April 15 - October 30, daily: 09:30 - 17:00
    November 1 - April 15, daily: 08:30 - 16:00

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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In the early 19th century, the village of Fikardou was abandoned, but it has since been designated an Ancient Monument and meticulously restored to safeguard its 18th-century houses, featuring exquisite woodwork and traditional rural architecture. To provide insights into the past, two of these houses have been converted into museums, showcasing rural artifacts and depicting the life of bygone eras.

The House of Katsinioros, named after its last proprietor, stands as a two-story stone manor with a steep wooden roof, boasting architectural elements reminiscent of the 16th century. Following the customary layout of that era, the upper floor served as the living quarters, while the ground floor was dedicated to grape pressing and storing various agricultural products and tools. The museum now offers a glimpse of these historical functions.

Additionally, an exhibit comprising photographs, drawings, and texts illustrates the meticulous restoration process of the houses. This effort earned both the houses and the entire village the prestigious Europa Nostra Award in 1987.

The second house, once belonging to Achilleas Dimitri, has been repurposed into a weaver's workshop and a guest house for scholars.

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