It seems that Kannavia existed since the Frankish rule. It is even mentioned by Mas Latrie as a royal estate. Additionally, the village is marked on old maps as Canania.
The population of Kannavia has been steadily decreasing over the past years to about two hundred. More specifically, according to the 2001 census, the village was inhabited by 186 people.
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The name of the Village:
The village seems to have taken its name from the "kannavin" plant, which in the past years was cultivated extensively in the village.
Churches of the village:
The church of Panagia Kazaviotissa, the church of the village, a stone-built, one-aisled and wood-sculpt church, which is under the protection of the Department of Antiquities built in 1800. The church of Panagia Apolitiroseos Exirtimenon a newly built temple.
Photo: Andreas Efthimiou
In the village of Kannavia you will see remarkable sights. Among them is the monument of fallen EOKA fighters devoted to Andreas Patsalidis and Charalambos Petmeteridis.
A beautiful campground dominates the village and offers relaxation and tranquility. In the northwest of the village, 4 km away is the campus of Capoura near the homonymous Forest Station. Also, on the outskirts of Madari in the south of Kannavia, nature trails have been formed by the Department of Forests, which receive a large number of travelers.
For the map of the area, click HERE