Agia Paraskevi

Agia Paraskevi

The picturesque village, surrounded by greenery, is located in the southern part of the Amari Valley. It is not known exactly when the village appears over time, however, the first references to it are found in documents of the 16th century AD, confirming its existence in the years of Venetian rule. Today, it has about 100 inhabitants, who are mainly engaged in animal husbandry and agriculture, and olives, pomegranates, persimmons, and lavender are cultivated.

The central church of the village is dedicated to Agios Stylianos and its bell is made from a bombshell that fell in the area during World War II and did not explode. Another church worth visiting when coming here is the church dedicated to the Dormition of the Virgin, where you can see well-preserved frescoes from the 16th century. In the settlement, there is also the Byzantine church of Agia Paraskevi which dates back to the 15th century and to which it owes its name, in whose honor, every year on July 26, the village celebrates.


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