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Information on Dora Village

Dora Village                                                                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Dora Village is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus and is situated near Malia, Mousere and Prastio Villages. The village has a long history which dates back to the Frankish rule of Cyprus.

Dora Village acquired it's name, according to legend, from the first settlers of the village, who came from an area in Greece called Dora. The settlers were called Dorrissa, which later was shortened over time to Dora. The villagers referred to themselves as a Dora person, and the village came to be known as the village of the Dora, later the village adopted the name Dora Village.

Dora Village is built at an average height of 645 metres above sea level. The location of the village at the foot of the Kordylas Mountain provided shelter from the cold weather, as well as from attack. The location was also chosen to take advantage of the regular water supply from the Chaponta and Diarizos Rivers.

The abundant water supply helped the village prosper through the cultivation of vineyards, olive trees, carob trees and almond trees. Livestock also played an important part with large herds of goats and sheep providing milk and meat.

The village population is in decline and has been for a long time. The young people of the village mostly leave to seek regular employment in the surrounding areas and the nearby large cities of Limassol and Paphos. Education is also sought away from the village. The 2001 census recorded the village population at 184 permanent residents.

Dora Village                                                                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Dora Village                                                                    Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Dora Village                                                                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Dora Village                                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Dora Village                                                                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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