Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea
- Leoforos Kryou Nerou 14 Town Centre
- tel, info: 2381 6366
- 09:00-13:00 & 18:00-22:00 Wed-Sun, 18:00-22:00 Tue, closed Mon May-Oct, 09:00-17:00 Wed-Sun, 13:00-17:00 Tue, closed Mon Nov-Apr
Lonely Planet review for Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea
The very swanky new Thalassa Municipal Museum of the Sea is dedicated to all things to do with the sea (thalassa means 'sea' in Greek). The centrepiece of the museum is the amazing reconstruction of the boat that was shipwrecked off the coast of Kyrenia in the 3rd century BC; it's original skeleton is displayed in Kyrenia Castle. The ship was reconstructed using traditional materials and methods. Behind it there is a large video projection of divers supposedly discovering the wreck in 1967.
The museum also has a stylish café, where you can have a quiet coffee, food or drink.