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Geographical Locations : Cyprus : Pafos (District)
Kritou Tera

A few kilometres to the north of Pano Arodhes is the village of Kritou Tera, a beautiful oasis built of stone at 470m above sea level, enchanting the visitor with its beauty at first sight. The name Kritou probably originates from a man called Erotokritos who lived in the area in the Byzantine years, while Tera was, most likely, a different village which came to be united with Kritou. The fertile land of the area and the particularities of nature attract many nature lovers. The old village school has been turned into the centre of Environmental Studies researching the riches of the area's natural environment.
Kritou Tera is identified with the Dragoman Hadjigeorgakis Kornesios, a man who in the early 19th century was perhaps the most influential and most powerful personality of the Greek community of Cyprus.
The village is still famous for its magnificent church of Chryseleousa (19th century), its old casino, the ancient French-Byzantine church of Ayia Ekaterini, the old wash-house, the old water mill and its rich springs. Kritou Tera is also included in the Laona project. (see Kathikas )

This location is under Pafos (District)




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