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Information on Kallepia Village

Agios Georgios Church in Kallepia Village                                     Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kallepia Village, also known as Kallepeia Village, is located in the Paphos District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Letymbou, Polemi, Lemona, Kourdaka and Tsada Villages.

The village acquired it's name, according to legend, from the beauty of it's surroundings. The Greek words of Kalli, which means good or nice and Thea, which means view or scenery made up the name Kallithea, which over time changed to Kallepia.

The population of the village once reached a total of 1,200 people, who mainly worked in the vineyards surrounding the village. The demise of the vineyards led to many people leaving the village seeking employment and further education. The official census of 2001 recorded 216 permanent residents. The population of today has risen to around 300 people.

The original Agios Gerogios church lies at the upper part of the village. The church is built upon the ruins of an earlier church. The growth of the village meant that the church became too small and another Agios Georgios church was built in the lower level of the village. The new church suffered severe damage in the 1953 earthquake, and was rebuilt.

The Kallepia Village Municipality also has the administrative responsibility for the nearby Moro Nero Village.

Kallepia Village                                                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kallepia Village                                                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kallepia Village                                                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kallepia Village                                                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kallepia Village                                                         Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

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