Xylotymbou is a small province of Cyprus located in the district of Larnaca, even though until 1917 it was under the district of Ammochostos.

It is located southeast of the island, surrounded by sea on one side, the occupied part of Cyprus on another side and the British Bases on the other side. It is located in the middle of Makrasika, Achna, Dekelia, Pylas and Pergamou.

Xylotymbou is also considered as a new village. Until 1821 there were no residents. Hadjigiorkis was one of the first residents in the village. When he was married in 1840, the village only seven houses. In the old years the village must have been habited as we can see from the ancient caves of the pre-Christian era, the chapels and the small chapel of Saint Andronikos during the byzantine period which was built before the one today.

During even earlier, the village along with Ormidia, the Virgin Mary of Trasia, Avgorou, Xylofagou, Liopetri, Agia Napa until the cape of Pila formed the kingdom of the thrones which was destroyed due to the earthquake and the raids of barbarians. The tower in Xylotimbou was a look out of this era in order to locate pirates.

In the Great Cypriot encyclopaedia of Costa Christofidi it is mentioned that the amateur archeologist Luigi Palma di Cesnola, the consul of America in Cyprus (1865-1876) discovered a wooden carved tomb with a great 1882 carving representation of Aphrodite and Artemis. That is why the name Xylotymbou was given. The elders of the village said that at the location where the tomb was found, there used to be an arched building which was torn down and the stones were used for the construction of Saint Andronicus. The residents of Xylotimbou deal with agriculture, livestock, trade and many residents work in the British Bases of Dekelia and the Tourist industry of Agia Napa, Protara and Larnaca. Xylotimbou is well known for its 10 chapels and the monastery of Saint Raphael, Nicholas and Irene.

Xylotymbou Village photos: 
Xylotymbou Village location map: 

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

Stavrou Bridge - Fini Village

Stavrou Bridge is located in the village of Fini in the Limassol district. The bridge links the two parts of the Fini villages together. ...

Piskopou Bridge - Fini Village

The Piskopou Bridge is located at a short distance from the village of Fini in the Limassol district. It is situated in the Troodos Mountain...

Saint George Chapel - Fini

Outside the village of Fini, towards the north there is a mountain cliff and between the pine trees is the chapel of Saint George. Taking...

Agia Anna Chapel - Fini Vilage

Leaving the Fini village and taking the road towards the south there is a mountain cliff where the chapel of Agia Anna is built. With money ...

Agia Marina Chapel - Fini Village

A little further out from the village of Fini, in-between the plain at the location vines, surrounded by trees and bushes and at a close dis...

Traditional ‘Shepard Vourka’

The Fini village developed a special and large tradition in the creation of the traditional vourka, whose history is lost during the centuri...