Step back in time and uncover ancient Cypriot history at the unique Pierides Museum in Larnaca. As you wander through the beautiful colonial-style mansion, you'll discover around 2,500 artefacts, each telling their own fascinating story about the island and its civilisations across the centuries. Walking through the exhibits, you'll be transported through 9,000 years of Cypriot civilisation, from the Neolithic period right through to the Byzantine-Medieval age and beyond. From old maps to folk art and Roman glassware, this small but perfectly formed museum is a truly special place to discover more about Cyprus and its culture. The museum's private collection was started by the Pierides family in 1839, and over the course of five generations has become one of the most important collections on the island. As you browse the carefully-preserved artefacts, it's easy to see why the museum is so popular with tourists and treasured by the locals. As your tour of the museum comes to a close, don't forget to browse the lovely gift shop where you can buy replicas of the exhibits. It's also home to some beautiful artwork, all created by local artists. The Pierides Museum is in the heart of Larnaca close to the waterfront. Just a short stroll away from the beach, it's the perfect place to take a break from the hot Cypriot sunshine. With so many exhibits to browse and enjoy, we're certain Pierides will be a highlight of your holiday.