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Mandria Village Community Centre                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Mandria Village featured in this article is located in the Limassol District, and is not to be confused with the other Mandria Village, which is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus.

Mandria Village is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus and lies close to Pera Pedi, Omodos, Kato Platres, Pano Platres and Phini Villages.

The village is built at an average height of 850 metres above sea level, which provides a cool climate during the summer as well as a mild winter.

Mandria Village acquired it's name from it's early settlers who were shepherds. The flocks of sheep and goats were kept in pens, and the old Greek word for a single pen was Mandres. A group of Mandres was called Mandria and this was the name adopted by the village.

The village has a long history, dating back to the Venetian rule. The village slowly grew in size, helped by the abundance of water from the nearby Chapotami River. The outbreak of cholera during the Ottoman rule in the nearby village of Milavri also saw an influx of people. The river provided a regular supply of water for the villagers to use for their livestock and the cultivation of fruit trees and vineyards.

Mandria Village became well known as a wine producing village, the vineyards surrounded the village as far as the eye could see. The village has it's own winery on the outskirts of the village, where the local grapes are processed into wine.The village also produced large quantities of olive oil from the many olive trees cultivated in the area. Apples, pears, plums and cherries are also grown in the village, as well as almonds and walnuts. 

The population of Mandria has decreased from it's height of 446 recorded permanent residents in 1911, to only 75 recorded permanent residents in the 2001 census. The population today has increased to 120 recorded permanent residents.

The three main churches of the village are the Agios georgios Church, the Agias Mamas Church and the Agia Paraskevi Church.

Mandria Village                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Georgios Church in Mandria Village                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Mandria Village                                        Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Mamas Church in Mandria Village                                        Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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