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Life in the village of Pano Arodes

From a distance you can see that Pano Arodes is situated on a round hill and is very pretty with many trees interspersed amongst the buildings. The village spills out around the little church and down around the hillside, following tiny lanes and unsurfaced roads leading to the sea and the Avakas Gorge.

All the older houses are built of stone, many having been rebuilt after the earthquake in 1995 which measured 5.9 on the Richter scale and is still a subject of conversation in the coffee shop. There still remain several ruins of houses that were destroyed. The village boundaries have recently been extended to accommodate new housing which has brought new life and other nationalities to the village.

  • Churches

    • The church of St. Kalandion is the focal point of the village.

  • Religious festivals

    • Easter is the greatest holiday in the Greek Orthodox Church.

  • Vineyards and Orchards

    • The main activity of the year comes with the ripening of the grape harvest.

  • Coffee Shops

    • No Cypriot village would be complete without at least one coffee shop (kafeneio).

  • Shops

    • Village store and post office.

  • Climate

    • Because of Pano Arodes’ elevated position, there’s often a refreshing breeze, especially in the afternoon.

  • Flora

    • Pano Arodes is blessed with a wealth of beauty in the surrounding countryside.

  • Fauna

    • In the village gardens, orchards and vineyards are to be found many creatures.

  • Walks

    • The best way to discover the village and appreciate the flora and fauna is by walking around it.

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