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Sights / Museums

In the centre of the village, one can find the famous and exquisite Pilavakion Museum, which, in the past, used to be the residence of this particular family. 

It now functions as a museum and exhibition hall. It constitutes a one of a kind rural museum of traditional arts, which includes ceramic creations, representative of Phini. 

As well as this, it includes other tools and objects of agricultural and farming use. The museum also hosts the pithari which got in the Guiness book of World Records as the biggest one. The museum is open every day, just after 11am.

Next to the museum, one can also find the only pottery workshop of the village is situated, where one can see how little pots are being molded. The pots are also available for sale. 

Pottery Workshop, Tel. 99-136262

On their way towards the coffee shop area, travelers can enjoy, during their journey, the mixing of old and new houses.

Next to the coffee shops, the monument for war heroes is found, which is dedicated to two EOKA fighters originating from Phini. Slightly nearby, one can find the portrait of Archbishop Sofronios who originates from the village.

There are several small streets between the museum and the coffee shop square which lead to the centre of the old village. Houses are built around the central church which is dedicated to the Holy Cross.

Moving away from the church entrance and going downhill towards the right, visitors can see one of the three medieval bridges that exist in the village.

Within the village, there are also two workshops that produce the well-known Phiniotika Loukoumia and which demonstrate how these tasteful delights are made.

Loukoumia Pilavaki, Tel. 99-379989 (open every day)       
Loukoumia Leonidou, Tel. 99-519746 (upon request)


On the way from Kato Platres, we can see at the entrance of Phini the old fountain of ‘Pellomarous’ which is the main source of water for the older residents. The fountain got its name in the older years from a crazy resident who used to live near the fountain. 


    

When leaving the village, and if circumstances allow it (vegetation, flow of the river), the traveler should visit the stalactites found at the banks of the river Diarizos, in the area of ‘Reksimo’. 

When descending towards the river bed, one can see the impressive stalactites, as well as the small caves where red coloured crystals are formed in their inner walls. In order to visit the place, it is highly recommended to consult a village resident or it would be even better to contact the Community Council, to make sure the area is accessible. 


    

Finally, it is worth mentioning the beautiful waterfall of Phini, the Hantara Waterfall, which is found slightly away from the centre of the village. 

The journey until the waterfall includes a rural road, approximately one kilometer long, which requires caution. During the journey, you can also see on your left the private fish store specializing in trout. 

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