The House of the Metropolite of Kyrineias Lavrentiou

The House of the Metropolite of Kyrineias is located in the Kalopanayiotis village , situated in the Nicosia district. It includes both the Lavrentios Museum as well as the Culture and Convention Centre.

The house in which Lavrentios was born in during 1750, is located a few metres further from the great river that connects the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Lambadistis , with the old core of the village opposite the Monastery. It is an excellent house, not only due to the fact that it is linked with the history of the village, but also for its particular elements which it presents from an architectural side. Rows of continuous arches are built with bricks that form three rooms in the basement which was a rare construction is all of Cyprus. The house seems to have been built in three states at is see from old photographs.

According to residents the house had previously been a post office and a hotel, eventually being declared as an ancient monument by the Department of antiquity in 1987, along with other houses with traditional architecture in Kalopanayiotis.

The house was expropriated by the Community Board and was restored without ruining the character of the construction. Today it houses the Lavrentios Museum and the Culture and Convention Centre

Culture and Convention Centre

The restoration of the Lavrentios House took place during 2005-2007 and cost over one million euros, with funding by the European Union and the Cypriot Government. The equipment for the building was covered by the Yiannaki Papadouri Foundation and the Culture Centre of Kalopanayiotis.

The building complex includes the Lavrentios Museum and fully equipped convention area, with the ability to accommodate 100 delegates. There is also a culture and art room for exhibitions and other activities, an office, a small library, a reception office and a small room for the promotion of local products with the name of Myrianthousis Enthymia. The verandas and balconies of the building have a view towards the monastery and the valley of north Marathasa.


Kalopanayiotis Village





Telephone number:

00357-22952347 / 00357-22952297

Fax number:


Lavrentios House/Museum - Kalopanayiotis Village photos: 
  • kalopanayiotis
  • lavrentios museum
  • lavrentios house kalopanayiotis
  • lavrentios museum kalopanayiotis
Lavrentios House/Museum - Kalopanayiotis Village location map: 

Nearby Places and things to do (within 5 km radius)

Platanistasa Folklore Art Museum

The Platanistasa Folklore Art Museum is housed in the olive mill area of the Platanistasa village. It began its operation in 2000, after 6 y...

Platanistasa Water Mill

The Platanistasa Water Mill is located in the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated one and a half kilometres nort...

Agiou Ioanni Theologou Church - Platanistasa

The Agiou Ioanni Theologou Church is located at the north area of the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated in ...


Platanistasa is a beautiful village which is located in the Nicosia district, in the heart of the Pitsilia area in the north side ...

Panayia Katafygiotissa Church

The Panayia Katafygiotissa Church is located in the south part of the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated at the...

Platanistasa Olive Mill

The Platanistasa Olive Mill is located in the village of Platanistasa in the Nicosia district. It is situated in the area where the museu...