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A brief description of the Pelendri village.
 
 
According to one tradition Pelendri derives it name from ‘Felendrio’, a plant native to the area, but according to another tradition, Pelendri means an area with many trees. The 14th century chronicler Georgios Voustronios maintains that two fiefdoms named ‘Pelendria’ existed here that belonged to Ritcio de Marino and of which Queen Aikaterini Cornaro later took possession. Pelendri grew when people from 14 surrounding villages moved here for safety and to escape the wars between the Byzantines and Ottomans Turks. Many of the inhabitants of Pelendri worked in the Amiantos mine until the early 1980s when the mine closed down. While some left for Limassol where they found other work, others stayed and developed their own small business.
 
 
What to see?

Holy Cross Church (Timios Stavros): a UNESCO site, this well preserved 11th century Church, where one can still see some of the original wall paintings, draws thousands of visitors each year. The church is signposted: look for the sign on the main road just across the Citizen’s Service Centre. It is open Monday to Sunday from 10:00 to 15:00 and 17:00 to 19:00 all year round.

Panagia Katholiki: painted in an Italo-Byzantine style, the church houses a collection of icons from abandoned and ruined churches in the area. The church houses the rain-bringing icon of Panagia of Pelendri, one of the sacred icons of Cyprus. It is open Monday to Sunday, winter and summer from 10:00 to 15:00 and then 17:00 to 19:00

 

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