situated about 23 km north of Pafos, is the village of Akourdalia, split in two parts, Pano Akourdaleia and Kato Akourdaleia. According to one tradition, the village acquired its name from the French phrase "au cours de I'eau" meaning in water. Another interpretation refers to the word "korda", meaning the long strong rope made in the village. This small picturesque village offers a sense of serenity and calmness, accompanied by the beautiful chirping of birds. The natural environment of the village, with the Chrysochou valley below, is rich in vegetation, vines, carob trees, almond trees,citrus trees and grain, inviting the visitor to go on an adventure of exploration. Akourdalia is part of the Laona project.
Walk through this attractive village to the Botanical and Herbal Museum, the oldest such museum in Cyprus, where you will see a wide variety of Cypriot aromatic herbs. It fell into disuse for a long time but is now functioning once more, the interest of botanists and nature lovers. The village has a traditional character and is ideal for photography. In Kato Akourdaleia visit the tiny, restored medieval chapel of Ayia Paraskevi, and the Millers House, set near an imposing gorge, about a 30 minute walk form the village (or a rough ride); Also visit the local community's 'Rural Life Museum', which offers the visitor an insight into local art craft and culture.