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Information on Agios Athanasios Village in Cyprus

Agios Athanasios Village                                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Athanasios Village lies in the Limassol District of Cyprus and is a suburb of Limassol, which is only 3 kilometres away. The village is built in a small valley, with the hills surrounding the village offering excellent views of the sea.

The village dates back to the Neo - Greek Period and it acquired it's name from Athanasius of Alexandria, who became Saint Athanasios, thus Agios Athanasasios.

Agios Athanasios Village                                              Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Athanasios Village evolved from a small rural village with around 350 villagers who were mainly involved in growing agricultural products, herding sheep and goats, the mining of the local stone for building and the felling of trees to supply wood for building, heating and cooking.

Over the years, these trades dwindled dramatically, as the draw of Limassol, which is only a short distance away, meant many people stopped working in the village and found work in Limassol. The trend continues today, with many people commuting from the village on a daily basis.

Agios Athanasios Village                                             Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Athanasios Village has a small population but the Agios Athanasios Municipality area, which includes the village, has grown and includes the industrial area of Linopetra. The south eastern part of the municipality reaches to the coast, where there are hotels, restaurants, bars, shops, banks and other services.

A section of the Dasoudi Forest on the Limassol coast is also under the authority of the Agios Athanasios Municipality and contributes to the maintenance of the forest and the surrounding beach area.

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