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As intriguing as its name sounds, so is the town of Geroskipou. One may wonder what the significance in the name is and once discovered the beauty, mystery and love affair of the city can be identified.
Geroskipou is situated at the North-East of Pafos and is the second largest municipality in the Pafos District. It covers an area of nine square kilometers which includes the area down to the sea. According to local tradition, and as is implied in the etymology of the town’s name, Geroskipou was the site, in Greek mythology, of the goddess Aphrodite’s sacred gardens. Hence its name “holy garden”. Aphrodite was said to have spent much of her time there, enjoying the tranquility of her natural surroundings and feasting off the fruits of the land. Donations, sacrifices and many other activities in honor of Aphrodite were taking place in this wonderful town. Currently even a cave in the village is called the “Bath of Aphrodite”. In the center of the town you will find Geroskipou square. It is a new rebuild square center with restaurants, bars, taverns, pizza restaurants, souvlaki restaurants and shops around the square. This is the actual area which used to be Aphrodite’s garden.
The “Geroskipou Square Fountain” known as the Vrisi tis plateas was built one century ago in 1917 by the artist of the community Michalis Kontos. Water and flowers play a significant role in the platea rejoining the past with the present. The highlight of Geroskipou is the Agia Paraskevi Church, a well preserved and interesting Byzantine church. The beauty and uniqueness of this basilica is its three-aisled interior and five domed exterior structure.
At the shops around the square you will find the most famous delicious sweets original Geroskipou Loukoumia. The Geroskipou Loukoumi is a soft, chewy, sugar-powder covered cubical sweet available in many flavors with or without nuts. The process of making it takes time and patience – indeed it is this which distinguishes the genuine delight from imitation products.
Unique project, located in Geroskipou village, consists of 16 superb detached 3 and 4-bedroom villas.
The elevated position of the village, the fabulous views and the variety of traditional restaurants and shops in the area ensure the perfect location for a home. It takes only 10 minutes to drive to the airport and 10 minutes to Paphos center, Diana residence offers the perfect retreat, away from stress of the city life. All the properties are 2-storey, two of them have additional lower level. Spacious living in a key feature of these villas. Specifications include granite worktops, marble staircases, provision for central heating, double glazing and fireplaces.
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