Kyrenia Icon Museum, Kyrenia

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  • July 11, 2017
    Kibrisa one of the places that can be seen on the walls of the way the pictures are almost all excavated up to only a small place you have to witness history
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  • March 25, 2017
    If you are into icons, this is the place for you. There are plenty of them of various ages, well-hung and displayed. But not much else.  more »
  • March 20, 2017
    This was a very special museum with very many icons to watch. There were also lot of other interesting details to see both inside and outside this museum.  more »
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  • February 24, 2017
    The former Greek Orthodox church of Archangelos Mikhael now houses the Kyrenia icon museum. The large collection on three levels offers an assortment of 17th to 19th century examples, rescued from unspecified churches in the district. The church was built in 1860, and its bell tower, which can be seen from all over Kyrenia, added about 25 years later. The church was restored, and opened as an icon museum in 1990. There are three levels of exhibits, thanks to the use of the former women's gallery of the church. The icons on show have a particularly local flavour in their design, although there is no indication which church might have been the original home. The most artistically noteworthy include Saint Luke with his emblematic ox, and the beheading of John the Baptist, a grisly scene with Herod's feast in full swing just above. Unfortunately, a rare icon of the ecumenical council of 843, which restored icon worship after the Iconoclastic period is missing.
  • April 21, 2017
    Currently closed for refurbishment April 2017

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Northern Cyprus' most popular tourist destination offers an assortment of accommodations. It's a good idea to remain close to the beach, as this is where most of the Kyrenia's bars, restaurants, and shops are located. Transportation is somewhat lacking and unreliable; however, a bus connects the city center with beaches in the west. For a luxury stay, choose from numerous four- and five-star hotels, several of which boast seaside locations. If you're planning a longer stay, consider renting an apartment or villa.
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