Temvria is a beautiful village in Nicosia. It is located in the centre of the Solea valley and it is about 60km from the capital.
Photo: Ojie Gauran Papalli
The average altitude of the village is 500m and its highest point is 900m.
Photo: Xenia Charalambous
The history of the village:
The village of Temvria has its origin at least since the Medieval times, as evidenced by relevant testimonies.
During the Frankish period there was a private feud. While in the years of the reign of James II (1460-1473) it belonged to Tripolis, Ioannis Tafour. Additionally, the village is marked on old charts under the name Tenbria.
The name of the village:
On the name of the village, it is said that it has to do with the King of the island, which, according to the local tradition, his ancient kingdom was in the area of the village.
The Population of the village:
According to the census of 1911, the village numbered 354 inhabitants. The village was followed by an upward population increase until 1973, which numbered 703 inhabitants. According to the 2001 census, it had 541 inhabitants. It is worth mentioning that Temvria is the fourth village accroding to the population of Soleas.
Sightseeing and churches:
Taking a stroll in the village of Temvria you will see the church of the Holy Cross and the Church of Agia Paraskevi.
Photo: Round&Round magazine
Apart from the churches and chapels there are also important sights such as the Eliomilos (Olive Press) Museum, old Mansions and old fountains. In addition to the village there is an Heroes Monument dedicated to the Hero of the Community Andreas Avramidis and it is built in the area of the Primary School.
The crops of the village:
In the village of Temvria, apple, pear, peach, citrus, olives and vegetables are grown.
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