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Foini Village

23/08/2022
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Fini is a mountain village in Limassol, within the Troodos forest, with an average altitude of 920 meters. It is known as the Pottery village, as it has a long tradition in pottery due to its red soil that is ideal for earthenware jars.The Venetian bridges that surround the village indicate that it was a hub of activity during the 16th century.

There are several versions of the origin of the name Foini. The most likely version attributes the name to the color of the soil. The ancient Greek root ‘fin-‘ is found in the words ‘finos’ and ‘finodis’ (which mean reddish colored). 

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Viewpoint

Just before entering the village, there is a viewpoint that acts as a sort of balcony where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the valley of the Diarizos river, from Fini all the way to Paphos.

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The fountain of Michalis and Vassilis

It was built in memory of two children from Foini, Michalis and Vassilis Herakleous who were lost in Greece. It was created by two well-known sculptors and marble workers from Tinos in 2017.

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The fountain of ‘Pellomarou’

This fountain took its name after a woman who once lived there was thought to be crazy.

Square - Heroes' Monument

In the square where the village coffee shops and Youth Center are located, there stands a monument dedicated to the 2 fallen warriors of the EOKA Struggle of 1955-59.

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Stelios Perikleous Park

At the northern end of the village, near the road that leads to the waterfall, there is a fenced park surrounded by flowers, that also houses a playground.

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Chantara Waterfall & Diplochantaro

Water from the falls gushes from volcanic rocks approximately 8 meters high. Diplochantaro is located right above the main waterfall, and its water flows on 3 different levels.

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Nature trail

The Hantara Waterfall and the Trooditissa Monastery are connected via a route that passes through a dense forest and follows a path to the left of the Diarizos River. In summer, the sight is spectacular.

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Trooditissa Picnic site

It is one of the largest and most beautiful picnic sites one may find in the mountainous region of Limassol.

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Bridges

There are 3 medieval bridges around the village.

Gefyri tis Elias (Olive Bridge)

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Piskopou Bridge (Bishop’s Bridge)

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Gefyri tis Ekklisias (Church Bridge)

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Churches

Trooditissa Monastery: It dates back to Byzantine times. This monastery is built higher than any other in Cyprus.

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Timios Stavros church: It was built between the 18th and 19th centuries.

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Agioi Anargyroi Monastery: Built at an altitude of about 920 meters. Locals celebrate Easter Monday within the courtyard.

Agia Marina Chapel: It was built next to an ancient sanctuary, where locals would always celebrate Saint Marina.

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 Agia Anna Chapel: It was completed in 1993. Its location is unique, as it looks like a small castle.

Agios Georgios Chapel: A small chapel on a quiet, deserted slope, built between 2001-2002.

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Fish farm

The village's fish farm, provides fresh fish daily to the surrounding area and Cyprus overall.

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Pottery

Several hundred years ago, the community of Fini was one of 3 important pottery centers in Cyprus (the others being Lapithos and Kornos). Workshops still operate in the village to this day, where people can purchase a variety of these clay vessels.

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Local flavors

Foiniotiko Loukoumi (Foini Delight): The art of making the Foini loukoumi was introduced by Phylactis Pilavakis who brought it over from Egypt.

Kaikanas: This special type of loukoumas (fried dough) made with eggs and milk that is accompanied by grape must syrup, is one of the more unique traditional flavors of the village.

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Food – Drink

In Foini one can enjoy traditional flavors. At Fini Tavern, you can enjoy beautiful views, meze and fresh trout, while ‘Neraida’ restaurant is known for its ‘tava’ dish. At the Youth Center, visitors can enjoy a coffee accompanied by a Foini loukoumi.

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