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Information on Filousa Village, which is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus

Filousa Village                                                                        Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Filousa Village, also known as Filousa Chrysochous Village and Philousa Village, is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus.

The village lies close to Simou, Zacharta and Sarama Village. The two abandoned villages of Evretou and Trimithousa are also nearby. Filousa Village was at one at the centre of 5 surrounding Turkish Cypriot villages in the area.

The nearby town of Chrysochou is the main administration, school and medical centre for the village.

The Filousa Village in this article is not to be confused  with the Filousa Village which lies further south near Kedares Village.

Filousa Village                                                                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The population of Filousa Village has 30 permanent residents, with the village becoming busier at the weekends, also during festivals and the holiday periods.

The village acquired it's name, according to legend, from the two large trees that grew by the town square. They were very large trees and became intwined, as if they were kissing. The village thus became known as Filousa Village, the kissing village. Filousa in Greek mean kissing, so this does makes sense.

Filousa Village                                                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Filousa Village is spread along a main road, with a few narrow streets leading off. The local Mukhtar, community leader, has a plan to allow renovations in the centre of the village, but they must stay in tune with the character of the village. This means, the homes must be built with local stone and have wooden doors and windows.

Filousa Village has magnificent views, and has managed to keep it's traditional architecture and charm.

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