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Information on the abandoned 60 Village  (Skouriotissa Mineworkers Village)

60 Village                                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

60 Village,also known as Skouriotissa Mineworkers Village, is located in the Nicosia District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Skouriotissa, Agios Georgios, Katydata and Linou villages. The village is named after the collection of 60 houses that were built to house the workers from the nearby gold and copper mine. The village was later used to house Greek Cypriot refugees from the 1974 invasion by Turkey.

The village is now abandoned due to the mineworkers leaving the village. The houses, which were mainly built with local stone, mud, wood and red tiled roofs, have fallen into disrepair, unfit for human habitation, as many of the roofs and walls have collapsed. The inevitable lack of maintenance has resulted in the homes becoming ruins.

The land on which the village is built, along with the surrounding area, is owned by the Cyprus Greek Orthodox Church. The Church has plans to rebuild the village, and is looking to create homes with a natural, environmentally friendly existence, to compliment the surrounding countryside.

60 Village will be an ideal location to cater for agrotourism, hikers, nature lovers and as soon as the Church has arranged the finance, work will begin on the reconstruction of the village

60 Village                                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

60 Village                                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

60 Village                                                              Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

60 Village                                                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

60 Village                                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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