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Protaras / Ayia Napa, Cyprus

THALASSA – AGIA NAPA MUNICIPAL MESEUM

The thalassa Museum is direted by the Pierides Foundation. It opened in August 2005 and it comprises the cornerstone for the local cultural infrastructure of Agia Napa-Cyprus, has the sea as a subject matter. It’s main purpose is to present to the audiences the impact and significance of the sea upon the history of the island. The exhibits of the museum cover a chronological span from the palaentological to historic periods until present. Among the exhibits are bones and skulls of Cypriot pygmy mammals, a 4th Century BC Greek trading vessel, the original of which was found off the coast of Kyrenia, Cypriot antiquities and stuffed marine life animals.

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