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Deryneia Village

Deryneia Village

A small town next to Famagusta. Originally the village was called Yerinia but the people in their everyday use of the language changed it to Derynia. History tells us that there is a strong possibility that settlers arriving from Yerinia to Cyprus after the Trojan War established a settlement, naming it after their mother city.
In the city there are three churches, which would be of interest to those who appreciate Byzantine art. The 15th century church of Ayia Marina Manayia, a church dedicated to the Holy mother, preserving some 17th century icons and finally, just near the town centre, stands the church of Ayios Georgios, a small mediaeval church. In Derynia there is also a Folk Art Museum of great interest.


Deryneia holds by far the first place in strawberry cultivation and production category in Cyprus. The Strawberry Festival is organised every two years by Deryneia Municipality, in cooperation with the Cyprus Strawberry Farmers. Thousands of visitors, locals and foreigners alike, attend the festival every year, where they are offered free fresh strawberries, strawberry juice, jam, liquor, candy, ice cream, etc. Products are produced with much love and passion by the farmers & their spouses. Several groups operate kiosks at the festival offering various dishes and drinks and guests are able to enjoy a rich cultural program.

Open Air Traditional
Folk Art Museum

The Open Air Traditional Folk Art Museum is located on No. 3 Dimitri Liberty Street opposite Deryneia Folk Art Museum. It includes exhibition spaces / rooms dedicated to traditional professions such as “Furniture Maker”, “Carpenter”, “Shoe Maker”, “Tailor”, “Blacksmith”, “Builder”, “Barber”, “Sculptor”, “Fisherman”, “Farmer” etc. In the semi-outdoor areas, there are also exhibitions of traditional items. Civil marriages and cultural events are organised.
Museum Hours:
Summer: Monday – Saturday excluding holidays 9:00 to 13:00 & 15:00 to 18:00
Winter: Monday – Saturday excluding holidays 9:00 to 13:00 and 15:00 to 17:00
Entrance Fee’s: € 2/Person – Groups € 1/Person

Folk Art Museum

Deryneia Folk Art Museum is hosted in an old traditional house and is located on 2 Dimitri Liberty Street. Apart from the equipment you would find in a traditional Cypriot house, agricultural tools used by a traditional farming family.

Vergin Mary Nativity Church

The old church of the Birth of the Theotokos (Virgin Mary) is located in the centre of Deryneia. It was built in the late 15th or early 16th century. Inside, the church is decorated with beautiful wooden carved iconostasis dating from 1911.

Agios Georgios Church

Located in Deryneia Central Square. It is dedicated to Saint George and was built in the late 15th or early 16th century.

Municipal Park

Located next to B΄ Elementary School and includes a playground and a cafe. The park also accommodates all traditional ways of pumping water.

Farmers Market

Deryneia Farmers Market operates every Saturday from 7:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. & is housed in the area of the former military barracks, next to ‘Anagennisis’ Stadium. Farmers offer directly to consumers fresh and high quality Cypriot products.


The Municipal Amphitheatre is located on Heroon street, next to the Municipal Park / Playground. It has a capacity of 800 seats. It has all the necessary infrastructure required and in the summer hosts many cultural, artistic and theatrical performances.

Skate Park

Deryneia Municipality has recently created a park dedicated to alternative activities including a sophisticated track Skateboard, an activity park with games for children and outdoor fitness. The park is located next to “Anagennisis” stadium in Deryneia.