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History

According to the most predominant version, the village got its name during the era of the Frankish Rule. It came from the last name of the Frank feudal lord Juan de Fejniu or Feniu who had accompanied the King of Cyprus, Peter I, to Europe (1359-1369). It is not completely verified whether the Frank nobleman was indeed the owner of the village, since the village is not recorded anywhere as a feud.

In more modern history the village became famous for its pottery, the making of traditional furniture as well as the making of loukoumi. The residents of the village had to start dealing with several other kinds of work because of the limited cultivable land (which still applies until today) but also because of the morphology of the ground. 

The production of the famous pitharia first began by the Pilavaki family and they now decorate all the villages in the nearby area. It is worth pointing out that the family got its name due to their occupation. (Pila vazei = Pilavaki)

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