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Geographical Locations : Cyprus : Lemesos (District)

To the northwest of Limassol town, at a distance of 45 kilometres lies Lemithou village at a height of 1200 m, near the mountain resorts of Troodos, Prodromos and Platres. The wonderful mountain landscape with its evergreen forests and exclusive deep valleys distinguish the village as one of the most beautiful in the Marathassa district. The village was most probably established in the Byzantine times and acquired its name from its first inhabitant Lemithis or from the indigenous plant lemithin.
The main cultivations in the area are vines (of wine making variety), apple, cherry and peach trees.
In 1912 the Mitsi Business School was founded in the village, among the graduates of which are a number of distinguished Cypriot personalities.
The village's main attractions are the church of Ayios Theodoros of the 16th century (wooden roof - single nave), the church of Panayia Iamatiki (Virgin Therapeutic), a contemporary building which houses the 17th century icon of the Virgin. Other churches in the area are those of Ayios Nicolaos and Ayios Georgios. Because of its location the village is an ideal base for walks in the numerous nature trails, for cycling and for sight seeing (note the byzantine monasteries of Kykkos, Trooditissa and others). As for ski fanatics, the Troodos ski centre is only 8 km away. A sight not to be missed is the rare and beautiful moufflon (a rare breed of goat indigenous only to the island) at nearby Stavros tis Psokas.

This location is under Lemesos (District)




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