Cyprus villages

Cyprus has a lot of villages in its four cities, Nicosia, Limassol, Larnaca and Paphos. According to the area, the village will have a different climate, scene, activities and attractions.

While most villages are near mountains there are also many villages near the sea. Life in the village is quiet, peaceful and relaxing. This is why so many people have holiday houses and visit their villages when they have free time. There are so many things to do in the villages such as walking, hiking, rock climbing, camping, and sightseeing. You can also sit and relax at a coffee house or have some delicious food in a traditional tavern.

Most villages have a lot of history to offer so there will also be ancient monuments or attractions of some sort. You can find all the villages located in the various cities, in the list below.

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Cyprus villages by location (district)

Acheritou is an occupied village in the Ammochostos district. It is located west of Saint Nicholas which is a part of the Dekelia British bases. After the Turkish invasion in 1974, it was inhabited completely by Turkish settlers. The settlement is against the law, according to the Cypriot laws of municipalities, and the international law and the permanent court of international Justice, which stated that the Turkish settlement is against the law...
Achna is one of the largest and productive villages of the red villages in the district of Ammochostos surrounded by the villages Kalopsida, Acheritou, Avgorou, Ormidia, Xylotymbou, Pergamos and Markassyka.Name The original name of Achna was Athna. According to the Archimandrite Kprianos it was said that Agios Kendeas lived in Athnan actually referring to Achna. This tradition is based on the fact that the Holly cave was the residence of the...
Agia Irene is a beautiful, small village in the Nicosia district. It is built in the southern end and at the same time the tallest point in the Elia valley. From Agia Irene, someone can enjoy the wonderful view towards the green Madari or follow the nature path which begins from the village centre and there someone can see the majestic view of the Morphou bay.It is a village with rich vegetation and very few cultivations. The particular beauty...
Agia Marina (Skylloura) is the only Maronites village located in the district of Nicosia, more specifically 24 kilometres west of the capital. It took its name from the Saint Marina. Before the Turkish invasion in 1974, Agia Marina had around 700 residents. Today its population is 1000 people who are scattered in various areas in Cyprus. There are no Maronites who live in the village, since 1974. It is now an army base and even though the...
Agia Marina Xyliatou, the small and beautiful village in the district of Nicosia is about 40 kilometres away from the capital. It is built at the the foot of the Troodos mountain at an altitude of 450 metres above the sea level. At a one kilometre distance from the village towards the south, is the green and beautiful forest “Adelfoi”. The village is blessed by nature with a great view. From there anyone can look at the green valley...
Agia Marinouda is located in an idyllic location on a hill which overlooks the sea. The visitors of the village as well as the permanent residents can enjoy the cool breeze which blows during the summer months which is a special characteristic of the village. The church is dedicated to Agia Marina, from whom the village received its name from. It is said that in the location which the church is today, was an older chapel which was destroyed,...
Agia Varvara is located about 22 kilometres south of the district of Nicosia and it is built at an altitude of 310 metres from the sea level. The village is characterised from many barren and uncultivated pieces of land. In the field, wheat, olive trees and vineyards are cultivated. Almond trees are true ornaments especially in Spring. Neighbouring villages are Pera Chorio, Nisou, Tseri, Kotsiatis, Marki, Analiondas, Mathiatis, Lythrodondas ,...
Agia Varvara is located in eastern Paphos and is at an altitude of 95 meters from the sea. It is located at the Paphos valley at an elevation at the right side of the Ezousa river bank.  The river bed which is next to the village is quite wide, even though a large part of it has been transferred into a cultivated area. Previously, when the water in the river would rise this part of the valley would also flood.ChurchesThere are two churches...
AgioiTrimithias is a village in the district of Nicosia and is located 18km southwest of Nicosia. In 2001 it had 1404 residents and the its population increased due to the migration which occurred due to the Turkish invasion in 1974.After the invasion , a new road was built which connected Kokkinotrimithia with Nicosia   due to the occupation of a part of the road. This road, assisted in the development of the village.HistoryAfter the...

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Agioi Vavatsinias is a village in the Larnaca district to the south of the Machera forest, 700 metres above the sea surface. It is one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus, whose houses are built on the slopes of brown coloured hills.The altitude and the deep valleys which are protected by the winds, help the development of various cultivations. Here, vineyards olive trees, almond trees, citrus fruit, mandarins, fig trees, pomegranates,...
The community of Alaminos is located about 28 kilometres from the town of Larnaca, between the villages of Agiou Theodorou, Kofinou, Anafotia and Mazotou. It has an average altitude of 75 metres and an average rainfall of about 400 cm. In the village area fruit and vegetables (tomatoes, cucumbers and artichokes) are cultivated.Population The village met a continuous increase in population until 1960. In 1881 the residents were 243 and increased...
Alethriko is a village in the Larnaca district which is located in a privileged position between three districts. It is 15 minutes away from Larnaca, 30 minutes away from Nicosia and Limassol accordingly. According to the inventory of 2001 it has 793 residents. Alethriko is located in a green plane and Stavrovouni is in the background. The village is crossed by the Pouzi River which flows from the Stavrovouni. Alethriko is surrounded by many...
The beautiful village of Anglisides is located 17 kilometres southwest of the town of Larnaca. Anglisides is located on the west part of Larnaca, between Larnaca and Kofinou, but also in the south part of Stavrovouni. Anglisides is a village which has met significant development, due to its geographical location as well as the project which are programmed to take place.Historical details / Name Browsing at old maps, one can find the village...
Aradippou is a municipality of Cyprus in the Laranaca district. It has a population of 11,448 and an extent of 42,982 square kilometres. It was officially recognised as a municipality on the 23rd of February 1986 and is located northeast of Larnaca. At the town limits there is the Rizaelia Forest. The protector of the municipality is Saint Loukas. The residents of Aradippou were traditionally farmers, stockmen and many of them landowners....
Athienou is a suburb in the Larnaca district in Cyprus. It is one of the three villages which are built in the United Nations dead zone. Specifically 65% of the municipality is occupied. It has a population of 4.500 residents and a developed industrial zone. Many believe that the name Athienou came from the word “atta” or “atha” which means large rock and that it stated that the village area was rocky. Others believe that...
Avdellero is a village in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, located 8 km south of Athienou.The community of Avdellero was always habited by Greeks and according to formal statistics, the population was always very little. In 1881, when the first inventory was completed by the British government the community only had 47 residents. They were all shepherds and they all lived from this type of occupation .Therefore the small number of residents...
Choirokitia is the best well-maintained prehistoric community in Cyprus, which is dated from the later phase of the Neolithic period (around 700 B.C). In 1998 it was announced as a monument of World heritage by UNESCO.  The name has possibly come from the word choirokitia which states the use of palmistry. Another opinion is that it possibly came from the word ierokotida which means holly area. Others support that it possibly came from the...
Kofinou is a village in Cyprus, in the district of Larnaca. It previously used to be split up into Upper and Lower Kofinou. It is located 24 kilometres South-west of Larnaca at an altitude of 150 metres from the highway between Nicosia and Limassol. It is 40 kilometres from the capital city of Nicosia. In 1960 the number of residents were 400 and they were nearly all Muslim Turkish Cypriots. The village became known worldwide due to the problem...

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Acheritou is an occupied village in the Ammochostos district. It is located west of Saint Nicholas which is a part of the Dekelia British bases. After the Turkish invasion in 1974, it was inhabited completely by Turkish settlers. The settlement is against the law, according to the Cypriot laws of municipalities, and the international law and the permanent court of international Justice, which stated that the Turkish settlement is against the law...
Achna is one of the largest and productive villages of the red villages in the district of Ammochostos surrounded by the villages Kalopsida, Acheritou, Avgorou, Ormidia, Xylotymbou, Pergamos and Markassyka.Name The original name of Achna was Athna. According to the Archimandrite Kprianos it was said that Agios Kendeas lived in Athnan actually referring to Achna. This tradition is based on the fact that the Holly cave was the residence of the...
Agios Georgios Spatharikou is an occupied village in the Ammochostos district in the area of Mesaoria. It borders with the villages Apathariko, Arnadi and Sigrasi. It is 18 kilometres away from the town of Ammochostos and it is located at an altitude of 20 metres. During the inventory in 1940, it had 421 residents, in 1960 446 residents, and in 1973 464 residents. It was a village which only had Greek residents as well as a school. In 1974 it...
Akanthou is an occupied village of Cyprus in the Ammochostos district and is an independent municipality. Its temporary seat is Aglantzia due to its occupation. It is located to the northwest of Ammochostos and has an altitude of 200 metres.Before the Turkish invasion in 1974 it had 1294 residents. The municipality of Akanthou is the largest in Cyprus with an expansion of 50 square miles. As far as the population is concerned, in 1960 it was the...
Assia is a village in the Ammochostos district at the occupied north part of Cyprus. Assia is the birthplace of Agios Spiridonas.GeographyAdministrative Division The village where Agios Spidirodnas was born, consists of two parts, the “Pano Gitonia” of Agios Ioannis and the “Kato Gitonia” of Agios Georgios. The village has five churches: Agios Georgios, Agios Ioannis Prodromos, Agios Theodoros, Agios Spiridonas and the...
Avgorou is a village in the non-occupied part of Ammochostos and it belongs to the Kokkinohoria. Its name comes from the baths of the Salamina King Evagoras, which are located in the community. In the Avgorou village there are many Byzantine and post-Byzantine churches. The largest church in the village is that of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. In the centre of the village, there is an old church dedicated to Saint George. Other churches in the...
Ayia Napa is a small town in the Ammochostos (Famagusta) district and an independent municipality since 1986. Ayia Napa is located at the south east part of Cyprus, west of Gape Greco and it is about 10 km north of Paralimni. Due to tis sandy beaches it is a very popular destination.The name Ayia Napa comes from a monastery which was in the centre of the town. The name "Ayia Napa" means "Holly forest". The area took its name...
Derynia is a suburb of Cyprus in the Ammochostos district and is an independent municipality since 1994. The 75% of the municipality is under the Turkish occupation, which is nearly all the agricultural land and the beach zone. In the local sights there is a folklore museum and the temple of the Virgin Mary which was built during the 16th century.Derynia Barricade The Derynia Barricade is located near the town, and there is an observatory which...
Gypsou is a community in the occupational district of Ammochostos, also known locally as “Sakkohori” as in the past, the residents dealt with the construction of wool sacks. It is located 22 kilometres northwest of Ammochostos in the geographical area of Mesaoria. It seems that it took its name from a small mountain which is located a mile north of the village, the Gipsovouno. The population of the village in 1973 was estimated to be...

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Agios Athanasios is a suburb in Limassol and an independent municipality in Cyprus since 1986. It is located 3 km from Limassol and owes its name to the Saint Athanasios. Its population is about 15,000 residents.Villages of the municipality are Karfkalla, Psoumas, Kiparisies and others. Agios Athanasios has a small history. It began as a small farm settlement and it evolved residentially with the refugees after the Turkish invasion in 1974.It is...
Agios Konstantinos is a village in the Limassol district. It is the only village which comes by the name Agios Konstantinos. It is built at the foothills of Papoutsas at an altitude of 700 metres (2300 feet) from the sea surface, and is about 30 kilometres from Limassol. According to the inventory in 2001 it has 164 residents. As stated in the book “A chronological history of the island of Cyprus (1788) written by Archimandrites Kyprianos...
The village Agios Mamas is located in the east foot of the village Zalaka. It is 25 kilometres from Limassol at an altitude of 590 metres. It is well known for its cool climate during the summer months. It is assumed that the village was built by the Byzantine Akrites who guarded the island from the Arab pirate raids during the 7th to 10th centuries.It was named by the protector of the Akrites, Agio Mama. It has a rich and traditional history....
Agios Therapondas village is a small iconic village built at the Troodos mountain range which has existed for centuries. It is a village in the Limassol district, built at an altitude of 640 meters and is under the geographical jurisdiction of the wine villages.History During the ruling of the Franks, the village belonged to a feud owner, however it seems to have existed since the Byzantine years. In particular, in 1461 according to Mas Latri it...
Agios Tichonas is a tourist village a few kilometres east of Limassol. According to the 2011 inventory it had a population of 3458 residents. It neighbours with the communities of Moutagiaka, Pirgos and Armenochori. Earlier on there was a church dedicated to Agio Tichona. In the church rubble there is the tomb of Saint John the Eleimona, who was born in the village in the 5th century.History and Antiquities In the village there are some remains...
Agros is a village in the Limassol district in Cyprus. According to the inventory of 2011, it had 806 residents. Agros is built amphitheatrically between tall mountains at an altitude of 1100 metres.  Founding and name The village Agros took its name from the Great Agros Monastery which was built in the area where today’s Virgin Mary chapel was built. The great iconoclast and abbot of the Virgin Mary Eleousa Monastery, who was called...
Alassa is only 12 kilometres from the Limassol road towards Platres. It is located north of the Kouri Dam with a spectacular view of the dam. The village moved to the position in which it is located today in 1985.The history of Alassa began during the 17th century and slowly disappeared during the next centuries. It began its life again in 1881 A.D as a small community of 23 residents. In 1930 the population grew and today there are about 200...
Avdimou is a village in the Limassol district. According to the 2011 inventory it had 535 residents. Until 1963 the village was mainly inhabited by Turkish Cypriots but there were also some Greek Cypriots. In 1963, after the communal disturbances the Greek Cypriots abandoned the village. After the Turkish invasion in 1974, the Turkish Cypriot village residents were transformed to the occupied part of Cyprus and the Greek Cypriots moved to...
Dierona is a village in the Limassol district in Cyprus. The village is located 20 kilometres northeast of Limassol and is built on a semi-mountain area with an altitude of about 460 metres. East of the village at about 500 metres there is a river of Germasogia. Dierona is 2 kilometres from the village Arakapas and it neighbours with two other villages, Kellaki and Praskio. During its inventory in 2001, Dierona had 258 residentsThe village is...

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Acheritou is an occupied village in the Ammochostos district. It is located west of Saint Nicholas which is a part of the Dekelia British bases. After the Turkish invasion in 1974, it was inhabited completely by Turkish settlers. The settlement is against the law, according to the Cypriot laws of municipalities, and the international law and the permanent court of international Justice, which stated that the Turkish settlement is against the law...
Achna is one of the largest and productive villages of the red villages in the district of Ammochostos surrounded by the villages Kalopsida, Acheritou, Avgorou, Ormidia, Xylotymbou, Pergamos and Markassyka.Name The original name of Achna was Athna. According to the Archimandrite Kprianos it was said that Agios Kendeas lived in Athnan actually referring to Achna. This tradition is based on the fact that the Holly cave was the residence of the...
Agia Irene is a beautiful, small village in the Nicosia district. It is built in the southern end and at the same time the tallest point in the Elia valley. From Agia Irene, someone can enjoy the wonderful view towards the green Madari or follow the nature path which begins from the village centre and there someone can see the majestic view of the Morphou bay.It is a village with rich vegetation and very few cultivations. The particular beauty...
Agia Marina (Skylloura) is the only Maronites village located in the district of Nicosia, more specifically 24 kilometres west of the capital. It took its name from the Saint Marina. Before the Turkish invasion in 1974, Agia Marina had around 700 residents. Today its population is 1000 people who are scattered in various areas in Cyprus. There are no Maronites who live in the village, since 1974. It is now an army base and even though the...
Agia Marina Xyliatou, the small and beautiful village in the district of Nicosia is about 40 kilometres away from the capital. It is built at the the foot of the Troodos mountain at an altitude of 450 metres above the sea level. At a one kilometre distance from the village towards the south, is the green and beautiful forest “Adelfoi”. The village is blessed by nature with a great view. From there anyone can look at the green valley...
Agia Marinouda is located in an idyllic location on a hill which overlooks the sea. The visitors of the village as well as the permanent residents can enjoy the cool breeze which blows during the summer months which is a special characteristic of the village. The church is dedicated to Agia Marina, from whom the village received its name from. It is said that in the location which the church is today, was an older chapel which was destroyed,...
Agia Varvara is located about 22 kilometres south of the district of Nicosia and it is built at an altitude of 310 metres from the sea level. The village is characterised from many barren and uncultivated pieces of land. In the field, wheat, olive trees and vineyards are cultivated. Almond trees are true ornaments especially in Spring. Neighbouring villages are Pera Chorio, Nisou, Tseri, Kotsiatis, Marki, Analiondas, Mathiatis, Lythrodondas ,...
Agia Varvara is located in eastern Paphos and is at an altitude of 95 meters from the sea. It is located at the Paphos valley at an elevation at the right side of the Ezousa river bank.  The river bed which is next to the village is quite wide, even though a large part of it has been transferred into a cultivated area. Previously, when the water in the river would rise this part of the valley would also flood.ChurchesThere are two churches...
AgioiTrimithias is a village in the district of Nicosia and is located 18km southwest of Nicosia. In 2001 it had 1404 residents and the its population increased due to the migration which occurred due to the Turkish invasion in 1974.After the invasion , a new road was built which connected Kokkinotrimithia with Nicosia   due to the occupation of a part of the road. This road, assisted in the development of the village.HistoryAfter the...

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Agia Marinouda is located in an idyllic location on a hill which overlooks the sea. The visitors of the village as well as the permanent residents can enjoy the cool breeze which blows during the summer months which is a special characteristic of the village. The church is dedicated to Agia Marina, from whom the village received its name from. It is said that in the location which the church is today, was an older chapel which was destroyed,...
Agia Varvara is located in eastern Paphos and is at an altitude of 95 meters from the sea. It is located at the Paphos valley at an elevation at the right side of the Ezousa river bank.  The river bed which is next to the village is quite wide, even though a large part of it has been transferred into a cultivated area. Previously, when the water in the river would rise this part of the valley would also flood.ChurchesThere are two churches...
Agios Nikolaos village is one of the most picturesque villages of Paphos. Years ago, the Agios Nikolaos village was one of the biggest and most important vine villages of the island. Nowadays, the village is considered small as most of its inhabitants moved to the city centres but the village attracts locals and tourists with its beautiful area and picturesque sceneries.The main attractions of the Village is the medieval Bridge of Tzelefos (...
Amargeti is a village of unique beauty with great archaeological findings. It is located east of the town of Paphos and it belongs to the geographical district of the Ambelochoria. Georgraphical and historical informationThe village is built at an altitude of 390 metres and has an average rainfall of 600 cm a year. The location is split from the river network of the Ezousa River to the west, and the Xeropotamos River to the east. The river bank...
Anarita is a village located in the Paphos district, and is located 12 kilometres northeast of Paphos. The village is built at an average altitude of 105 metres above the sea. The bas relief which continues from marine terraces at the northwest, begins to go up at the north, where the altitude reaches 254 metres. The closest beach is located at a distance of 4 kilometres from the village.PopulationIn 1881 when the first scientific inventory...
Argaka is a village in the Paphos district, at the valley of Chrysochous at the central eastern part of the Chrysohous Bay. It is about 8 kilometres from the town of Polis Chrysochous and it is located at an altitude of 90 metres above sea level.From a geological view, it is located on sandstone of the Pleistocene period, as well as the lavas. From a morphological side, the coastal alluvial plain stands out, one or two sea terraces and a slope,...
Chloraka is built to the west of Paphos and is located at an altitude of 50 metres from the sea. It is located at a valley with a view towards the horizon of the sea which is lost in the Mediterranean Sea.  On the other side where there are mountains, houses were built from east to west, where the neighbouring villages of Emba , Lemba and Kissonerga are.It is a place with beautiful beaches and intense opposites. With old and modern...
Choletria village is a village in the Paphos District of Cyprus, located 10 km north of Kouklia. Begin from the roundabout of Konia and follow the direction to Limassol. At a distance of 3 kilometres turn left to Nikoklia and then again to Choletria. The duration from Paphos to Choletria is about 30 minutes.The village is located 22 kilometres east of the Paphos district and is built at an altitude of 150 metres, receiving an average...
The small village of Drouseia has a population of 484 residents and is located at the highest point of the valley of Laona, 27 kilometres from the town of Paphos and 10 kilometres from Polis Chysochous.It is a typical traditional Cypriot village with many stonebuilt houses based on the traditional architecture of carved doors and wooden windows. The tight roads and the renovated houses add character to the village. In the community there are two...

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