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The village of Arsos is one of the biggest wine producing villages in Cyprus. It lies 40 kilometres from Limassol and 45 kilometres from Paphos It is built on the slopes of Laona mountain, 1092 metres above sea level, with an open horizon on the Valley of the Diarizos River, as far as the sea of Paphos. Thanks to this geographical position, it enjoys a wonderful cool and dry climate in summer and attracts therefore hundreds of holidaymakers. There are two versions about its name. One says that it ...
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The -mixed population -village Prastio of the Limassol district stands at a distance of about 38 kilometres west of the city of Limassol. Because of its adjacency to the village Avdimou, it is known as "Prastio Avdimou". It is built at an average altitude of 380 metres and receives an average annual rainfall of about 540 millimetres. Forage plants, cereals, vines (table and wine-making varieties), carobs, and olive trees are cultivated in its region. Regarding transportation, Prastio connects with the ...
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According to tradition, the village Choletria has a life of about 500 years. The "Agia Eirene" (St. Irene) venue was the first area where Choletria was established in very old times, which is located very close to today's village. A half-ruined, small church, the rubbles of some houses, and an olive-press are still extant today in this venue. The main reason for abandoning the "Agia Eirene" venue was that it was placed upon a barrow across from the sea, that being a great disadvantage in that era; the Saracens ...
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Emba is an unmingled Greek village of the district of Paphos, in the geographical periphery of the littoral champaign of Paphos. It is situated approximately 4km north of Paphos city, in the route Paphos - Tala - Monastery of Saint Neophytos. The village is built at 135m above sea level. The build-up area has mainly grown along the main road crossing the village and leading to Paphos.The village already existed by the Byzantine era and it is known from the Frankish rule with ...
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Cyprus Articles [ Students condemn ‘TRNC’ anniversary ]

Students condemn ‘TRNC’ anniversary

HUNDREDS of students took part in islandwide protest demonstrations yesterday to mark the anniversary of the declaration of independence of the ‘Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus’ on November 15, 1983.

A heavy police presence accompanied the demonstrations at the Ledra Palace checkpoint and tensions rose briefly as some of the youths demonstrating began to throw stones. A car with Turkish Cypriot registration plates was damaged by students waving Greek flags. According to police the damage was not severe and the tension soon dispersed. No arrests were made.

“We’re going to burn a flag that’s big and red,” and “the only good Turk is a dead Turk,” were just some of the chants shouted out by the demonstrators, some of whom wore intifada-style scarves

The demonstrations were simultaneously also held to commemorate the student uprising against the military junta in Greece on November 17, 1973.

A concert to commemorate both anniversaries with the Greek singer Laurentius Maheritsas was held at the Tassos Papadopoulos Eleftheria stadium in Nicosia between 11am and 1:30pm.

Youth leaders commented that: “Today, 26 years after the illegal declaration of the pseudo-state, we would like to send the crystal-clear message that the students of Cyprus reject unconditionally … the invasion and occupation.”

Students in Limassol, Larnaca, Paralimni and Paphos took part in simultaneous demonstrations against the ‘TRNC’.

“The youth of Cyprus give the message that they will continue courageously the effort for … the reunification of our homeland,” said Andreas Pyras, president of the Youth Association before stating the support of the students and youth movement for the federalised solution being worked on by President Christofias.

Demonstrations and marches against the ‘TRNC’ and in commemoration of the 1973 students’ uprising in Greece are also planned across the island today.

The Pancyprian union of students (POFEN and PSEM) also delivered a resolution against the occupation to the UN headquarters in Nicosia.

(Source: Cyprus Mail)
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