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  • POLYSTIPOS
    sure that the village existed since the medieval years A foreigner sightseer Nte Mas Latri reports it as Polistipia and includes it between the royal properties of the Franks domination period Older researchers supported that Polystipos was initially named Apostle Andreas because in medieval documents is reported in the region a village with this name This opinion is supported also by a map of 1573 of the great Dutch cartographer Abraham Ortelius that marked a settlement with the name Apostle Andreas Polystipos In handwritten documents of the museum Polystipos is reported in the mountainous villages of Saint Rinc Important information for the villages of Cyprus and the various names of the regions is taken from the handwritten document Leimonida In this handwritten document the villages of the Venetian domination period are reported and are separated in Casali or Prasti according to the number of their residents In the handwritten Leimonida Polystipos is reported as Casali of the province Pentagia It should be clarified that afterwards Great Constantine and during the entire Byzantine period Cyprus was divided into 14 provinces or regions One of these provinces was Pentagia or Solea in which Polystipos was belonging to This subdivision of Cyprus was maintained up to the years of the Luzinians that divided Cyprus into 12 provinces The skepticism that prevails regarding the name but also the season of the foundation of the village is supported also by a name that is reported by the older residents of the village and is connected with tradition It is the name Avlonitis that is still being used by the old men in order to declare a locality near the monastery of Apostle Andreas The two prevailing theories regarding the names are 1st Theory The word Polystipos initially constituted a surname of the monastery of Apostle

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  • POLYSTIPOS
    left You will pass outside from the Forest Station Panagia and roughly after an 8 minute course you will turn right for Alithinou Leivadia and finally Polystipos At all the points where your course changes there are relative informative plates From Anthoupoli up to the village of Polystipos you will need 35 40 minutes driving with a normal speed B Coming From Limassol Begin from the round about that drives you to Troodos and drive uphill in a straight way towards the villages of Alassa Laneia and Saittas Turn right at the point that there is a plate reporting Kyperounta Kato Amiantos at the crossroads of Pera Pedi Moniatis and Amiantos Moving in a straight way you will meet Amiantos Continue your course until you reach the crossroad of Karvounas You will turn right towards Kyperounta Visit Kyperounta Chandria and its square Lenas statue and then turn left at the relative plate You will follow an ascendant course to the top where the borders of Nicosia Limassol are found under the top of Madari region There it deserves to make a stop in order to admire the magic view The street then goes downhill and the first village that you will meet is the village of Polystipos C Coming From Paphos Starting your journey from Konia roundabout head towards Limassol At a distance of ten kilometers rests the roundabout of Mandria Enter Paphos Limassol old road and head towards Kouklia At a distance of four kilometers turn lest and head towards Agios Nicolaos On your way to the village of Agios Nicolaos you will reach the villages of Souskou Phasoula Mamonia Agios Georgios Kidasi Kedares You will reach Mandria Limassol after having passed through Agios Nicolaos Keep straight until Mandria Platres highway and when you enter the highway turn right

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  • POLYSTIPOS
    again with the same old architecture In the older years few monks were living there functioning the church daily Today it remains dumb even though it speaks with the birds the wild flowers and the stars but every 30th of November it opens festively its eyes and its hands in order to welcome its faithful people that with devotion run in order to pay their respect to the saint and his charm and exchange certain conversations with their protector May his charm have you all in good health For conducted tours you should take the key from the priest of the community Papageorgio Xenofontos Tel 22652061 As you proceed in the village you will see two very old oak trees a real natural beauty of the village and then the first houses are popping up lower neighborhood Here it deserves to spend fifteen minutes for an impressive walk that combines nature and traditional architecture In your right you will see small stone built houses some of them devastated and abandoned and some other that are used up to today by few residents Some of these houses have ovens and courtyard and 2 3 of them they have cauldrons for the distillation of zivania The balconies are decorated with different flowers and at the left side of the street you will see the immense valley of Hazel trees unfolding like a green ocean stealing impressions and looks In May the concert of the nightingales begins and in August the harvest festival also The walk in the old popular neighborhood of the community finishes at Vrysi A beautiful tap that throughout the year gives to the visitors or to the tired farmers its cool water that springs from the natural sources of the region Going up you can walk in the beautiful

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    Madari Grape themed Photography Exhibition Traditional Farming Tools Exhibition Demonstration of Food and Beverages made of Grapes Demonstration of Ppalouze and Siysioukkos Making Greek Delights made of Grape Juice Flour and Rosewater Distillation of Zivania Cypriot Traditional Eau de Vie Market featuring all Kind of Traditional Grape Products Children s Workshop including Painting Crafts and Creations with Recycled Materials about the Grape Harvest Imaginative Cocktails with Cyprus Wine Koumandaria and

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    weekends and weekly during July and August the visitor can enjoy a coffee or a great lunch with local or Cypriot traditional dishes Here you will experience the real local wines of Polystipos and the local meze What is most appealing are the local chiromeri lountza sausages and many more Mrs Sonia and Mrs Ourania are waiting for you and will make you feel right at home Tel no 22652502 99310626 ENJOY You can also enjoy a coffee a refreshment drink or a beer at Mrs Stavroullas coffee shop named Dasaki as well as traditional treats such as walnut sweets are offered What is more enjoy the view from a lovely place decorated with hortensias You can also discuss several topics with locals having their coffee and have great discussion in a great and warm atmosphere It would be an omission not to mention that on weekends you can taste loukoumades with Cypriot or Greek ouzo and genuine mahalepi at Klimataria restaurant owned by Mr Phedias Polydorou especially during summer Additionally you can have a coffee and play backgammon or cards at the small coffee shop owned by Mr Stavros or at the Club house of the Sports Association B

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    that drives you to Nicosia 2 Μαdari The absolute calm and peacefulness the banquet of the colors of autumn yellow red orange and brown the white veils of winter the green ornaments of spring as well as the huge Teisia have changed Madari into a paradise It s an ideal place for romantic walks study of flora and fauna mountaineering walking and much more Begin from the upper neighborhood of the village and take the uphill street for Lagoudera Agros and Kyperounta With a car in 5 minutes you will be at the borders of Nicosia Limassol where you will see a relative plate and turn right to the uphill asphalt street You will travel for another 5 minutes and the street will finish at an abandoned military outpost Park your car there and start walking You will believe that you are at the top of the Earth With a clean sky you can observe the entire Nicosia and Limassol The immense peacefulness you carry you away and when you see the Teisia of Madari natural stone walls you will realize that nature is the best sculptor and architect of all the seasons If you have time walk at the path of Teisia where it exists a relative plate that goes perimetrically and finishes under the fire guardhouse that is found at an altitude of 1493 meters In the course you will see Latzies forest tree that abounds in the region antrouklies pemperisies wild roses and the Aorato of Madari one of the 4 types that exist in Cyprus and that exists only in the Madari region If you still bear after 1 5 hours of walking go up to the fire guardhouse The view will compensate you You will never see in your life anything similar With very good

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    Heroes Christos Tsiartas and Andreas Panagiotou May 2nd Sunday of May Mother s Day in the yard of the Holy Church of St Nicholas Organisers Youth Centre of Polystypos June Environmental Walk Madari Tishia of Madari Doksa si o Theos the Hideouts of E O K A Hazel grove of Polystypos etc Every year a new selection is made amongst the Nature Trails located in our village or in the nearby region such as the mountain range of Madari A unique experience of coming in contact with nature becoming acquainted with the fauna and flora of our land exercising and having a brief escape from the stress of everyday living Organisers Horizons of Polystypos and Youth Centre of Polystypos August 2nd 3rd week Cultural August with a stack of events Cultural Event with social political religious and historical themes Its purpose is to inform the inhabitants regarding issues that concern them to present previous and current activities of our social life the remembrance of past events with an historical significance the acquaintance with our rich Religious and Byzantine Tradition the revival of old customs the preservation of our cultural heritage entertainment and the developing of communication and the tightening of bonds between the people A Theatrical Performance A Night of Music A Night for the Youths A Day for the Child Painting games puppet show etc Contests with board games backgammon Contract Belote billiard Communal blood donation One or two environmental walks Organisers Community of Polystypos Horizons of Polystypos Society and Youth Centre of Polystypos 15th of August Hazel Festival A night of entertainment Live music Dancing until the morning plenty and delicious dishes plenty of wine Zivania strong transparent alcoholic beverage and many many hazelnuts An artistic program with the dancing group of the Horizons of Polystypos Society e

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  • POLYSTIPOS
    WHAT YOU CAN SEE HOMEPAGE SERVICES NEAR GETAWAY S CULTURE PROJECTS SUBSTRUCTURE S ENTERPRISES CHURCHES EVENTS ARCHIVE HEROES MONUMENT NATURE TRAIL FORMS OF STUGGLE BENEFACTORS DONORS TRADITIONS PERSONALITIES AGROTOURISM NATURAL

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