Klonari

Klonari

It was not abandoned and it managed to survive...

Klonari is a village of Limassol that is about 27km away and it is built at an altitude of 480 metres above sea level. Klonari is 3km from the village of Kellaki and 2km from the village of Vikla.
Photo: Κυπρος Και Ελλαδα Μια Σελιδα Ενα Δεσιμο Μια Αγαπη

The history and the name of the village:
In the past the village of Klonari, together with the village of Vikla, consisted of groves in which vines, olives and carob trees were planted in large parts of their land. The village of Klonari was forced to develop only in the parallel part next to the road that existed in the area in a shape that resembled a Klonari (meaning twig). So its inhabitants called it Klonari.

Klonari, unlike Vikla, was not abandoned and managed to survive, although it only has a few inhabitants.
Photo: Κυπρος Και Ελλαδα Μια Σελιδα Ενα Δεσιμο Μια Αγαπη

Sightseeing and the church of the village:
Taking a stroll in Klonari you will be impressed by the cobblestone streets of the village, surrounded by the few houses built with stone and followed by Cypriot folk architecture.
Photo: Andreas Chimonides‎

In the centre of the village you can find the church of Agios Nikolaos which is a 16th century building.
Photo: Κυπρος Και Ελλαδα Μια Σελιδα Ενα Δεσιμο Μια Αγαπη

Also in the village you will see a very old tree. It is an oak which is estimated to be over 300 years old. A little further beyond the tree you will see an old tunnel in a small cave with water flowing but it is unknown where it is flowing to.

Population:
There have been many fluctuations in the population of Klonari over the years. In 1881 it had 57 inhabitants, which rose in 1891 to 65. In 1901 they were reduced to 48. In 1911 they rose to 57, in 1921 they grew to 73. They were reduced to 39 in 1931 and rose to 48 in 1946. From 1960 to 29 and arriving to 17 in 2001. According to the 2011 census, Klonari had 18 residents.
Photo: Κυπρος Και Ελλαδα Μια Σελιδα Ενα Δεσιμο Μια Αγαπη

For the map of the area, click HERE

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