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Information on Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Theodoros Village is located in the Pitsilias region of the Limassol District of Cyprus.

The village lies close to Agros, Alona, Agios Ioannis and Kato Mylos villages.

Church Of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Of The Ark In Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

There are a few more villages in Cyprus with the name Agios Theodoros, therefore the residents of the village use two names to differentiate from the other villages. The name of Agios Theodoros Agrou Village is used, due to the fact that it is close to the larger neighbouring village of Agros. The more widely used of the two names is Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village, which is taken from the location of the village in the Pitsilias region of Cyprus.

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village is surrounded by seven hills and at one time, a church was built on each of the seven hills.

The village is built at a height of 1150 metres above sea level. The altitude provides a cool climate during the hot Cyprus summers, but also has a very cold climate in the winter.

The village dates back to the Byzantine era and legend states, that the village acquired it's name through honouring the Saint Agios Theodoros.

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The land surrounding the village was covered by a large area devoted to vineyards, where the villagers produced wine and Zivania from the grapes. The surplus grapes were sold or for local consumption.

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The population of Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village had dwindled to around 30 permanent residents, who are mainly elderly, as the younger residents have left the village to seek work and education elsewhere. The village comes to life at the weekends, with village festivals and during the holidays, when family and friends visit.

Agios Theodoros Pitsilias Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The dwindling population has had an adverse effect on the maintenance of the vineyards, and these are now slowly being cleared away with trees being planted in their place. The trees are adding to the natural beauty of area and the forests are helping to restore the natural environment and landscape.

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