Moutoullas

Moutoullas

Moutoulla has one of the oldest churches in the area of Troodos, it is the church of the Virgin Mary of Moutoulla

Moutoullas is a beautiful village built amphitheatrically, at an altitude of 800 meters above sea level, in the heart of the valley of Marathasa.
Photo: Panayiotis Panayiotou Arsiotis

The borders of Moutoullas are: to the north of Kalopanagiotis (the two settlements are united) to the south Pedoulas, to the east the Troodos forest and to the west the forest that falls within the administrative boundaries of Mylikouri.

According to the 2011 census, the village of Moutoullas has 174 inhabitants.
 Photo: Thea Georgiou

The story of Moutoullas:
Today (2018), the begining of the Moutoullas settlement is unknown to us. The first time the name "Moutoullas" is mentioned is in the categorical inscription of the church of Panagia tou Moutoulla. According to which it was inherited that the founders of the church were Ioannis Gerakiotis (Moutoullas) and his wife Irene.
Photo: Yianna Charalambous‎

The name of Moutoullas:
According to tradition, the village took its name from the name of Ioannis Gerakiotis (Moutoullas), who is mentioned as the founder of the church of Moutoullas. In medival charts and in catalogs from the Venetian perios Moutoullas is also refered to as Modoula.
Photo: Rafaellos Markitanis‎

The churches and sights of the village of Moutoullas:
In the village of Moutoullas you will find the church of Panagia tou Moutoulla, the church of Agia Paraskevi, the church of Prophet Elias, the church of the Metamorphosis of the Savior and the church of Agios Mamas.
Photo: Maria Socratous‎

Additionally, in Moutoullas you will see the Heroes Monument dedicated to the following heroes:

  • Christakis A. Kalogirou, who fell in the battle of the Limniti on July 22nd, 1974
  • Marios I. Ipsou, who fell in the battle of Diokou on July 24th, 1974
  • Ioannis A. Eleftheriou who fell in battle at Agridaki on 31st July 1974
  • Yiangko Mama who fell in the battle of Lapithou on August 6th, 1974
  • Michalakis D. Kountouri who is missing since July 22nd, 1974
  • Michalakis Christodoulou who is missing since August 18th, 1974
  • Socrates K. Konstantinidis and Andreas Iraklous, who were killed on March 3rd, 1994, in the course of carrying out the duty from a mine explosion in the Pyla area.

Photo: Studio Mylonas

In Moutoullas, it is worth visiting the path that leads to the "Baths of Rigena" and to "Chlio" which have sulphur water. The legendary Queen of Cyprus, Rigena, bathed in the Baths of Rigena in the waters of the Marathos River.
Photo: Νίκος Σταθάκης

In Chlio, the women of Moutoullas went to wash their clothes.
Photo: Andreas Efthimiou

For the map of the area, click HERE

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