With a population of 1,500 people, Sotira has taken its name from a church, situated in the centre of the village which is dedicated to the transfiguration of Jesus Christ the Saviour (Sotira in Greek means saviour).
A small town next to Famagusta. Originally the village was called Yerinia but the people in their everyday use of the language changed it to Derynia. History tells us that there is a strong possibility that settlers ...
Achna Forest (Dasaki Achnas) is a continuation of the occupied village of Achna which was created after the Turkish invasion of 1974. Presently the population is about 2,500.
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It has been named after the Lusignan monks that lived in Panayia of Hortanion, a nearby monastery and they were called Fremenors, as the Cypriot author Nearchos Klerides mentions in his book “Villages and Cities of Cyprus”.
Its name derived from the fact that there are no rocks at Liopetri. The mediaeval church of Panayia is of great interest and the church of Agios Andronikos is believed to have been built around the 15th century.
Acheritou is a village in the Famagusta district. Located less than ten kilometers west of Famagusta and adjacent to the British Bases of Saint Nicholas or "four miles" as many call them.