Akapnou: The charm of a Limassol village with population smaller than that of a school classroom!

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This beautiful, small village, surrounded by an abundance of greenery and located at the eastern part of Limassol's mountain area, today hosts a population smaller than that of a school classroom. Nevertheless, the unique charm of the village inspires all who visit it to capture its joys with wonderful photographs. 

Akapnou, with a population of barely 20 residents, is a village with a rich history of myths and legends. These elements allow it to retain its picturesque character to this day, as well as a charm that makes it a special destination in the Limassol countryside for those who wish to experience a taste of the island's tradition. 

It features 3 beautiful churches, with its main church, Panagia tou Kambou (Virgin of the Valley) as the main point of reference, as well as a well-kept central square, and a stone-built bridge with 2 arches, all of which testify to the long history of the village. In fact, legend has it that that the area 'Kampos tis Rigenas' (Valley of the Queen), northwest of the village, was where the King and Queen of the Franks had the idea to transfer water from Vasilopotamos River to the valley, with the help of a stream. The idea was abanonded following the raid of the Saracens, though Rigena was killed shortly before fleeing the area, and the stream was thus named 'Stream of Rigena.' 

According to the legend, before the Queen died, the royal couple hid its treasures in the area, before running away from the attacking Saracens.

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Information: Akapnou Community Council