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Agia Eirini is a beautiful small village of the Nicosia District. It is built on the far south edge and at the same time highest point of the Elia valley. From Agia Eirini, one can enjoy a magnificent view towards the mountain of  Madari or while following the Nature Trail starting at the heart of the village they can admire a majestic view towards the Morfou Bay. 

It is a village with rich vegetation and limited cultivation. The beauty of the village is enhanced by the Aderfoi forest dominated by rough pine trees. However, apart from the rough pines, Agia Eirini acquires its unique colour by more species of flora such as terebinths, golden oaks andGreek strawberry trees. More: Natural Environment

Nationalcontribution

TheseniorresidentsofAgiaEirinihavealottonarratefromtheliberatingfightof 1955-59. Thevillage, duetoitsmountainousrelief, was ideal for a guerrilla fight. Several residents of the village offered their help to the fighters who sought shelter in the area. As Karouzis remarks*, one of the incidents which have remained deeplyen graved in the memory of the village’s residents is the battle of Spilia, a time when Gregoris Afxentiou sought protection in Agia Eirini. 

Population

Year

Population

1881

50

1911

39

1946-1960

122

1986

55

2001

49

Agia Eiriniis a village with a small population. It is one of the villages of the Nicosia District which were significantly struck by urban depopulation. From 1881 until 1960, as it is presented in the relevant table, the village’s population number fluctuated, while from 1960 until 2001 the number of residents followed a downward trend.  

Source:

*Giorgos Karouzis, Strolling around CyprusNicosiaCity and DistrictNicosia 2002

Great Cyprus Encyclopaedia, vol.1, Philokypros Publications, Nicosia 1987

 
 
 
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COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF
AGIA EIRINI

Agia Eirini 2820, Λευκωσία
Tel: 22922332
Fax: 22922332
E-mail: ks.agiaeirini@yahoo.gr
 
 
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