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Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Kapileio, Korfi, Old Korfi, Apesia, Gerasa and Apsiou Villages.

The village is built at an average height of 495 metres above sea level. The more extreme height is to be found in the northwest section of the village, which reaches a height of 715 metres. The lower southern section of the village has a height of only 280 metres.

Limnatis Village acquired it's name, according to legend, from the many lakes surrounding the village. The Greek word for lake is Limni, and over time the village became known as the village of lakes, and eventually, Limnatis Village.

The lakes were formed by the heavy rainfall in the area, which provided the village with a regular water supply for local consumption and for irrigation purposes for the cultivated crops. The village has a long history associated with cultivating olive trees, with the olives processed mainly for olive oil. Carob trees were also cultivated with the carobs processed into carob juice, which was used as a sweetener instead of sugar. The climate was also favourable for the cultivation of vineyards, with the grapes processed for wine making, palouze, soutzoukos and Zivania. The village also cultivated citrus trees to compliment the seasonal nature of the crops.

Limnatis Village is most famous it's hundreds of almond trees surrounding the village, which have been carefully cultivated over a very long time. The abundant supply of water around the village was the ideal for the cultivation of almond trees and the nuts and seeds are used in a number of different products. The almond trees present a sea of pink and white colour when they begin to blossom, usually in February. The village celebrates this event with the Limnatis Village Annual Blooming Almond Tree Festival, which is attended by many people from all over Cyprus.

The old school teacher's house next to the Limnatis Village Municipal Park has been converted into the village museum, with examples of village life through the ages on display. The house was built in 1906 and is a protected listed building.

Timios Prodromos Church in Limnatis Village                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Limnatis Village Terebinth Tree, with the official name of Pistacia Atlantica, is located in the Limnatis Village Municipal Park. The tree is over 600 years old and is one of the few protected trees in Cyprus.

Limnatis Village                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Metamorphosis Soteros Church in Limnatis Village      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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