Statos -Agios Photios

Statos -Agios Photios

The main characteristic of the village is its green environment

The two villages of the province of Pafos, Agios Photios and Statos, which were at a distance of two kilometers the one from other, during the period 1966-1969, because of the rapid rainfalls, they had some devastating landslips. The government called some special geologists, in order to study the situation and it was found necessary to move the two villages to another point.Then most of the residents of the two communities, decided for the union of the two villages.

The unified anymore village took the name Statos-Agios Photios and is found in a border region of the province of Pafos, very close to the monastery of “Chrysorrogiatissa”. It has an altitude of 950 meters and its residents deal with the agriculture and the livestock farming. The village produces apples, grapes, pears, peaches, cherries, wines, “zivania”, “soutzouko”, grapes, “tsamarella”, sausages, “halloumi”, “trachanas”(paste made with coarse flour and sour milk), walnuts and almonds.

A regional municipal school, the church of Savior Christ, one of the magnificent churches of Pafos. The community buildings, which accommodate the SEDIGEP, the community medical center, the offices of the community council, as well as the community center “cafe-restaurant”. It exists also the irrigatory work of Statos-Agios Photios-Koilinia, a big dam having 140.000 cubic meters capacity of water for the needs of the communities. There are also four local wine factories, ABAKAS, KOLIOS, MAKKAS and THEOFANOUS, which produce appreciable wines.

The main characteristic of the village is its green environment because all the streets in the community are planted with walnut trees, initiative of the Archbishop of Cyprus, Chrysostomos who comes from the village. Also Stelios Kyriakides comes from the village Statos- Agios Photios.

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