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Information on Avdimou Village

Avdimou Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Avdimou village is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus. The village is also partly situated in the British Overseas Territory of Dhekelia and Akrotirii, also known as the British Sovereign Base Areas.

Avdimou Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The village lies close to Prastio, Paramali and Pissouri villages.

Avdimou Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The majority of the village was inhabited by Turkish Cypriot residents up to 1974. The Turkish invasion of North Cyprus in 1974 forced the Turkish Cypriots to relocate to North Cyprus.

Avdimou Village                                              Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The population of Avdimou village is around 580 people, with most of the residents being Greek Cypriot refugees from 42 villages in North Cyprus.

Avdimou Village Mosque                                                 Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Avdimou village is well known for it's annual Dolmades festival, usually held in July. The village celebrates the festival by cooking a Dolmada 7 metres long, a record, and rolled in sultana vine leaves.

Avdimou Beach lies a short distance away, a long sandy and pebble beach with restaurant facilities during the summer season.

Avdimou Village                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Avdimou Beach is also a protected turtle beach, where the turtles make their annual trek to come ashore and lay their eggs.

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