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Information on Arminou Village

Arminou Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arminou Village is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus.

The village lies close to Filousa, Mesana, Salamiou and Agios Ioannis Villages.

The village is built at a height of 600 metres above sea level, which ensures a cool climate during the long Cyprus summer months and a mild winter climate.

Arminou Village acquired it's name, according to legend, from the first settlers of the villagers, who were Armenian soldiers.

Arminou Village was one of the most prosperous village in the area at one time. The village became the administrative centre for many of the surrounding villages, with medical and education facilities. The village had a thriving trade with the cultivation of it's large vineyards. The grapes were of the sultana variety and wine was produced mainly in the local village homes. The village also produced large quantities of Zivania.

Almonds were the second most valuable source of income for the village. The mild climate helped the many almond trees grow in the area. The village also had many olive trees, with the olives processed into olive oil. The surplus olives were used in bread and flaounes, which were sold in neighbouring villages or consumed locally.

The population reached a peak of nearly 500 residents at one time, but as with many villages in Cyprus, the population has declined, due to the lack of employment and education opportunities, to a mere 20 registered residents. The old school, a classical old building found next to the Holy Monastery of Timios Stavros, has closed and children are educated in nearby villages.

The Agia Marina church dominates the village square and is the main church of the village. The Holy Monastery of Timios Stavros is the other main church of the village and dates back to the 18th century.

Arminou Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arminou Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arminou Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Agia Marina Church in Arminou Village                           Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Arminou Village                                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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