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Information on Nikokleia Village

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus and lies close to Souskiou, Kouklia and Mandria Villages.

The village is built alongside the banks of the River Diarizos, which provided a regular water supply for the villagers, irrigation for their crops and for their livestock.

The village is built at an average height of 375 metres above sea level, which provides for a mild winter climate, but also means the village bears the full force of the long hot Cyprus summer period.

The main crop of the village was corn, with olive and almond trees also cultivated. The village also had large herds of goats and sheep, which supplied milk for the production of cheese, as well as food for the villagers.

The Nikokleia Village Watermill was constructed over 175 years ago, and is located by the River Diarizos next to the village. The water supply from the river was used to power the mill in order to grind the corn into flour. The watermill is no longer in use and the remains of the watermill are still visible today.

The name of the village, according to legend, came from the local king at the time, who's name was King Nikokleas.

The population of the village, according to the 2001 census, recorded a total of 105 permanent residents. The population today is around 70 permanent residents, with the majority of the population being British citizens, who have made the village their home.

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Nikokleia Village Kafenion is over 100 years old and has recently been renovated.

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Dimitrios Church in Nikokleia Village                   Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The Agios Dimitrios Church was built in the 18th century and is the only church in the village. The local school was located just behind the church, but was demolished in order to construct the church car park.

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Nikokleia Village                                       Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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