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Trimiklini

Location

The picturesque Trimiklini village is located approximately 27 kilometers northwest to the city of Limassol, on altitude of 570 meters, in the middle of the distance Lemesos – Troodos and its built in the largest valley in the middle of mountains in Cyprus, under Zalakas mountain. The village is built in a way that it is impossible not to have a panoramic look of it from one single point.

Right next to the Limassol – Troodos main road, there are traditional shops and selling points with local products, such as zivania, wine, souzioukos, fresh fruit from local farmers and more. The main occupation of the residents is agriculture, growing mostly fruit trees (pears, nectarines, peaches, plums etc) and vines. 

The village has always been a station for travelers’ rest. The village hosts restaurants, coffee shops, patisseries, gas stations, super markets, butchery, flower shop and other services.

History

The village existed during the Medieval times and it was marked on older maps since the Venetian times as Trimichini.

The name of the village, according to the tradition, came from 3 different versions. The first version refers to a warm bed (thermi klini), which came from the fact that people would prefer the mild climate of the area as much in the winter and as in the summertime, too. 

The second version recognizes at s the word’s origin, the warm fountain (thermi krini), which refers to a fountain in the village, the water of which is cold in the summer and warm in the winter. For the residents, this version seems to be the most valid. The warm fountain is located in the village and it is known as the fountain of Zenon.

A third version suggests that the name came from the plant Trimithia (terebinth), which produced several other location names in Cyprus, too. The original name must have been Trimithini, that is an area with terebinths. This is also in order to the medieval name Trimichini

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Roads

Another notable element in that region is the first street that has been constructed by the British in the Limassol District, which begins from Limassol and crosses Ypsonas, Alassa, Lania, Sylikou, Trimiklini, Kouka, Pera Pedi, Platres and Troodos, where the first country house of the British Governor was built back then. A large part of the street still maintains its original form and there are efforts by the villages to manage to fully restore it.

Community Park

The open amphitheater area, located close to the restored Primary School of the community, operates as a venue for all kinds of events, offering its facilities for the setup for theater plays, concerts, festivals and dancing.

Community Center

The community center was inaugurated in 1994, to serve the modern needs of the community. The building now hosts the facilities of the Community Council and Infirmary. This area hosts events organized during the entire year.

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Primary School

The Primary School of the village is a restored, traditional, stone built room, constructed back in 1926, with a view to the community park and the amphitheater. Its construction was funded with donations of the residents of the village, to host 49 students. Today it is part of the cultural heritage of the village and it is property of the Community Council. Now days there is a new, Regional Primary School, where students from 12 villages of the area are hosted.

Statues

The amphitheater of the village also hosts the statue of the hero Dimitris Arminiotis, who was killed during the war in 1974. In August, the village honors the hero with ceremonial events.

Churches

The old church: It was built back in 1744 and it is dedicated to Mary, celebrating on September 8th, on Mary’s birthday. It consists of 1 area and has a wooden roof, as its accustomed for churches on the mountains, even if this church lacks the semi-cycle part on the east side. The bell is also under a wooden cover. The church was built with large stones, painted white. An older temple is thought to have been there, something confirmed by painting dated prior to this building.

The wooden panel, with flower and geometry decorations carved on the pillars holding the roof, is of exceptional beauty. The rare mechanics at the western door lock, also draws the visitors’ attention. 

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Modern church:  It is one of the main attractions of the village. The church was built right next to the older temple, on its north side, to resolve the issue of lacking room.

Since the community would keep growing, attracting more and more residents, due to its central location, the need of a temple, larger than the one of the 18th century, was obvious. The new church was founded in 1930, under the Kiti Bishop, Nikodemos Mylonas, and it was implemented under the Kiti Bishop Anthimos Machairiotis, around the 1950s.

The new church also has exquisite decorations, with all of its walls covered with impressive murals. Striking colors, representations with many people on them and dramatic figures create an owe-inspiring feeling inside the temple, riveting for the visitors, believers or not.

St. Mnason Chapel: West to the village, on a hill, right in the middle of Kourris all-green valley, St. Mnason chapel is found. The saint was a close collaborator of St. Heracledios, who named him as his successor at the Bishop’s throne of Tamassos. The traditions records that, while preaching the word of Christ, they passed from Trimiklini village. In fact, it seems that the villagers from the nearby Potamiou village, who were very pleased with his preaching, built a temple, the ruins of which are still present. The St. Mnason chapel is thought to be built on those ruins. Archaeological findings show that the village “Miloudes”, named after the wheat and olive mills in the area, was situated in that area centuries ago.

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Christos Kipouros Chapel: The small, single-area temple, inaugurated in 2013, is dedicated to a mostly unknown Neo-martyr, Saint Christos Kipouros, born in the 18th century in North Epirus (during the Ottoman Empire).

The chapel, is actually under the administration of the Holy Monastery of Panayia Amasgous, even if it is within the Trimiklini village area.

Trimiklini dam

Around 1,5 kilometer north to the village, the Trimiklini dam holds 340,000 cubic meters of water. This dam, built on Kourris river, provides water supplies to any planted land in the village, were trees bearing all kinds of fruits are growing. This is the only dam in Cyprus which is always full, creating a huge lake of unique natural beauty, which has become a habitat for several kinds of birds during the summer months.

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Land of dreams

The Land of Dreams welcomes its guests in an earthly Eden, where you are invited to enjoy the best of what nature has to offer: fish from the lake, fresh fruit and vegetables from the garden, fresh air and the coolness of the forest. Andreas Christofi, who studied in Russia, in the fields of agronomy, oenology and economics, returning to Cyprus sought to build in Trimiklini his own land of dreams, managing to innovate and excel.

Giving emphasis on aquaculture and particularly the reproduction of sturgeon, Andreas managed to have in the Land of Dreams the Cypriot edition of the famous sturgeon caviar, one of the most expensive and sought after in the world. The caviar is produced and packed therein and it is also consumed in the same place. The Russian sturgeon needs several years to mature, to be able for someone to extract the caviar. Currently the quantities produced are relatively small, but in the future, caviar exports are a possibility.

At the same time, however, the Land of Dreams is an active and lively space in nature. Your meal, whether it is fruits and vegetables or fish, will be picked out and collected by hand. Thus, apart from exceptional quality and freshness, the food is something you experience throughout the preparation process. The site also has a few wooden houses with Russian sauna for those who choose to stay overnight. For receiving the best possible reception, visitors will have to contact 99 515 497.

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Bridges

Double bridge: Trimiklini village hosts the only double bridge in Cyprus. The bridge is actually the result of 2 different constructions. The first phase of the construction was concluded in the beginning of the 20th century and specifically in 1901, when it used to serve for carriages to cross over. The second phase of the construction was concluded in 1917, after the appearance of the first automobile vehicles, to serve the transportation between Limassol – Trimiklini – Troodos.

Venetian bridge: One of the oldest, Venetian bridges of Cyprus is also located in Trimiklini, constructed in the Kourris river bank. It is built with stones coming from that same bank and it consists of 3 arches, one next to the other. This spot was the connection between the Paphos district and Kalo Chorio, Lefkara village and Nicosia. Later on, during the byzantine era, St Helen, coming from Stavrovouni, crossed over the bridge transporting the Holy Cross and the Holy Rope, to the ancient monastery of the Holy Cross, at Kouka village and Omodos. 

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"Zalakas" nature trail

The Nature Trail “Zalakas” in Trimiklini Village , is circular, 8.70 km in length, Altitude 550-730 meters and route time 2 hours. The starting point is between the old Church and public parking in the village center and very close to the main road of Limassol – Platres.

The Nature trail follows a course with signing from the center of the Community, crosses the main road and passes 300 meters through the traditional historical village core to the northeast side of the village which ends at the beginning of the rural road, where there is a sign with map for the direction of the path, resting place and a fountain with drinking water. At the route through the core of the village, the old water deposit is found, built before the 1900s. Right after, you can see the old water fountains, built with local stones.

The walker follows a circular path direction from the northeast to the southwest points of the community, who initially leads to the main road of Lemesos - Platres, south of the Community and continues north, through various plantations with a rural road and a footpath to the old aqueduct of Zenonas and from there to the Community southern parking and then, using the sidewalks of the main road, to the starting point, in the Square.

From various points of the trail the walker can enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding communities Lania, Doros , Sylikou, Kouka, Pera Pedi and Moniatis and diverse species of flora and fauna.

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Stone built fountain

The all-green nature trail that kicks off at the village, hosts a stone built fountain with water suitable for drinking, serving as a refreshment for the people walking the trail. The fountain is known as the Fountain of Zenon, which is actually the "warm-water fountain" related to the origin of the village's name (see History section above).

Festivals — events

The community holds annual events that consist the main dates for expats to return in the village, as well as for several visitors who have loved the place over the years.

Christmas event
Santa Claus brings gifts to the children and the Community Council serves grilled sausages, halloumi and meat to those attending the feast.

Easter events
Traditional games take place every Easter Sunday and Monday. On Easter Monday, after the ceremony at St. Mnason chapel, the Community Counsil treats the people with flaounes and refreshments.

Summer events
During the summer months a traditional Cypriot evening takes place with traditional treats (palouzes, resi and trahana), food, music and dancing, while there are also theater performances staged this during this time.

Contact
Telephone: 25 432 605
Fax: 25 434 045
Email: [email protected]

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