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Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village is located in the Pitsilia Region of the Troodos Mountains on the slopes of the Papoutsa Peak. The village is situated in the Limassol District of Cyprus and lies close to Agios Konstantinos, Kalo Chorio, Agios Ioannis, Agios Theodoros and Zoopigi Villages.

Agios Pavlos Village is built at an average height of 660 metres above sea level, which offers a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Prior to the present location of the village, there were several small villages built on lower ground near the coast. The villages faced constant attacks from pirates originating from Turkey and Syria. The leaders of the various villages called a meeting and they decided to merge all the small villages into one village and to find a new location which was easier to defend. The present location helped the villagers spot the pirates at an early stage, which helped the village prepare it's defences from attack.

The location of the village was also chosen because of a large natural spring nearby, which provided an ample regular water supply for local consumption, irrigation for the village crops and their livestock.

The height of the village brings a refreshingly cool climate during the long hot summer months, but very often the village has periods of very cold weather and snowfalls during the winter months.

The population of Agios Pavlos Village has fluctuated over the years, a common feature amongst villages in Cyprus. The census of 2001 recorded 152 registered permanent residents, whilst the census of 2011 recorded 135 registered permanent residents. The population today is recorded at 185 registered permanent residents. The reason for the low population of the village stems from the lack of regular employment and education facilities for young people in the village. School children have to travel to the nearby village of Kalo Chorio for their education.

The village has many visitors at the weekends, as many of the villagers who have relocated, have kept their family homes and use them as weekend homes. The population also increases during the school holidays, festivals and public holidays.

Agios Pavlos Village has many vineyards surrounding the village and the grapes are sent to the winery in Kalo Chorio to be processed into the famous Cypriot commandaria wine. The village is one of the many villages in the area associated with the production of commandaria wine, a tradition that dates back for hundreds of years. The village also produces walnuts, olives, carobs and citrus fruits.

The village is one of the few villages in Cyprus to be named after a disciple. Agios Pavlos Village is named after the disciple Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul) and the main church of the village, the Agios Pavlos Church, is also dedicated to the disciple. The church was built in the 17th century and is located on a small hill in the centre of the village, the dominant feature of the village.

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Church in Agios Pavlos Village                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Pavlos Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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