Maa - Palaiokastro Archaeological Site and Museum

  • Location

    Coral Bay, Paphos

  • Tickets

    For organised groups consisting of more than 10 persons there is a 20% reduction on the entry fees.
    The Department of Antiquities can issue special entry cards for all its museums and ancient monuments: One (1) day entry cards - €8,50, three (3) day entry cards - €17,00, seven (7) day entry cards - €25,00.

  • Opening Times

    April 16 - September 15, Monday - Friday: 09:30 - 17:00
    September 16 - April 15, Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 16:00
    Closed on weekend.

    All year round.
    Closed on Public Holidays.

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Near Coral Bay resort lies the settlement of Maa-Paleokastro, which holds historical significance as the initial dwelling place of the ancient Mycenaean Greeks in 1200 BC. These Greeks migrated to the island after the fall of the Mycenaean Kingdoms in mainland Greece, marking the beginning of Hellenisation on Cyprus. As a result, this site provides valuable insights into the end of the Late Bronze Age on the island.

The name 'Paleokastro,' meaning 'old castle' in Greek, originates from its impressive defensive walls, which were always visible. The fortifications consist of two distinct Cyclopean-style walls: one protected the settlement from land-based threats, while the other offered defense from the sea.

Designed by the talented Italian architect-conservator and professor Andrea Bruno, the small museum showcases the colonization of Cyprus by the Mycenaean Greeks with its unique architecture.

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