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Villages Of Cyprus - Kantou Village

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Information on Kantou Village in Cyprus

Kantou Village                                                                Photo ©

Kantou Village, also known as Cantu Village, lies in the Limassol District of Cyprus and is close to Sotira, Souni, Erimi and Episkopi villages.

The village had a mixed population of Greek and Turkish inhabitants for many years, but since1974, the village is inhabited mainly by Greek Cypriot refugees from North Cyprus. The refugees came from over 55 villages in North Cyprus and the population of the village is now comprised of around 350 residents.

Kantou Village                                                             Photo ©

Kantou Village has a well maintained mosque in the centre of the village, a symbol of the Turkish Cypriot influence on the village. The main Greek orthodox church in the village is the Saint Constantine and Saint Ellenis (Agios Constantinos and Elenis) church. The Ayia Napa church lies 2 kilometres outside the village, and is a chapel which is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and dates back to the 11th Century.

The residents of the village mainly work in the surrounding areas, with a large proportion working in the nearby city of Limassol.

Kantou Village                                                          Photo ©

The Kantou Dam is nearby which supplies the village and the surrounding areas with drinking water and for agricultural use.

Kantou Dam



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