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Information on Eptagonia Village

Eptagonia Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Eptagonia Village, also known as Eptagoneia Village and Eftagoneia Village, is situated in the Pitsilia Region of the Limassol District of Cyprus.

Eptagonia Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Eptagonia Village is built at a height of 500 metres above sea level, surrounded by high mountains. The height of the village, and an ample water supply, allows for the cultivation of many citrus fruits, mainly mandarins and oranges, as well as many vineyards with the grapes processed for wine and local consumption. The village also has many olive trees, carob trees and almond. trees.

Eptagonia Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The village dates back to the Frankish period of rule in Cyprus, with the knights controlling the administration of the village from Kolossi Village.

Eptagonia Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Eptagonia Village has 400 inhabitants and in recent years. The village has faced a dwindling population for many years, as people left the village in search of work and higher education. The population has stabilised recently, as more people have decided to remain in the village and commute to work and school. People from overseas have also decided to purchase homes in the village, which adds to the community life in the village.

The village community life is more active at the weekends, Cyprus public holidays and summer school holidays. Limassol is a short distance away, only 30kms, with many people visiting family and friends in the village, normally staying in their holiday homes.

Eptagonia Village                                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Legend states that the village acquired it's name as being at the centre of seven villages. The Greek word Epta means seven and Gonia means corner. Eptagonia Village became the main administration centre for the seven surrounding villages (corners/areas).

Agia Marina Church In Eptagonia Village                                Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The main church of Eptagonia Village is the Agia Marina Church, which dates back to the 19th century. There is a procession to commemorate the saint of the church through the village on 17th July, with an icon of Agia Marina at the head of the procession.

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