ACHERITOU – VRYSOULLES
With the core of the village of Acheritou being occupied by Turkish invaders in 1974, its inhabitants were persecuted from their village. This is how the settlement of Ayios Georgios Acheritou was created, where together with the settlement of Vrysoules they today constitute a community.
The village of Acheritou was occupied by Turkish troops on August 31, 1974, and its inhabitants took refuge in a factory for four whole years. Following that, the refugee settlement of Ayios Georgios Acheritou was built for refugees to settle in, thus creating a new community who maintain the desire to return to their village. Today, Ayios Georgios Acheritou, together with the settlement of Vrysoules, which belongs to the British Bases, constitute a community.
Church of Panayia Sourmela
Children’s Festival: Organised every year in the beginning of December in the central square of the community with activities for the children of the community.
Feast of the Ascension of the Lord: Every year, 40 days after Easter, the Ascension of Christ is celebrated and the community holds a big festival in the square of the village.
Agriculture is the main occupation of inhabitants, cultivating of citrus fruits, vegetables, grains and olives.
- Enjoy a Cyprus meze at one of the traditional tavernas in the area.
- Visit the town square and try the local Cyprus coffee at one of the traditional coffee shops.
- Visit the children’s festival in December every year.
ACHERITOU COMMUNITY POPULATION: 3.000 (2011 CENSUS)
COMMUNITY LEADER: MICHALIS KAOUNA