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Foini village

foini village limassol

Located in the Lemesos (Limassol) district, Foini sits at an altitude of 920 metres on the Troodos mountain range, just 44 km from Lemesos town. The village can be reached by following the B8 route, the E802 route and then the F804 route, or by following the B8 route, the F825 route and then the F804 route.

Foini is considered to be one of the most naturally beautiful areas of the island, thanks to a picturesque waterfall, pine thickets and forests.

The village is believed to have either taken its name from a Frank feudal lord, Juan De Fejniu, from the Greek word for palm ‘foinikas’, or its fruit ‘foiniki’. Its main produce are fruit, wine and nuts, whilst it is also famous for its traditional pottery, traditional furniture, and for its local delight sweet ‘Loukoumi’.

Interesting sights include the Pilavakeion Museum - a private museum of folk art - workshops for loukoumi and pottery making, and the main church of the village dedicated to the Holy Cross. At the entrance of the village there is an old fountain, whilst close to the village are the beautiful waterfalls of Hantara.

The village holds the Foini Traditional Festival on the first Sunday of every August. A traditional bazaar is held in the centre of the village with local products such as loukoumi, pottery and fresh fruit, whilst there is also a programme of folkloric entertainment. The village also celebrates its harvest with a Grape Fest in September.

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