The village was abandoned and left in time

The village of Petrofani is a village in the province of Larnaka. The village is relatively unknown to the general public. The ruins of the village of Petrofani are about 2 km away from the Athienou community next to the dead zone.

It is a village inhabited by Turkish Cypriots and which started to leave the period of bicommunal riots in Cyprus. After the invasion of 1974, the village was completely abandoned with its inhabitants to move to occupied Cyprus and was left in time.

Outside Petrofani, Dervis Ali Kavazoglou and Kostas Misiaouli were killed on the old Nicosia-Larnaka old road, on April 11, 1965.

Photo: Antonis Herakleous

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