The village of Kaminaria is built on an altitude of 780 metres and is surrounded by mountaintops which reach up to 1025 metres. Administratively it belongs to the Limassol district, ecclesiastically to the Metropolis of Morphou and it is developed on the hill slops of a small valley which across it runs the Diarizou River which is one of the largest rivers in Cyprus.
The village owns its name to the many furnaces (kaminia) which existed in the area during older times and where used to heat up pieces of pine wood so that the resin was removed and used for the coating of clay pots so that they would be airtight. Several of these remained reserved until the early 20th century but the cultivation of the land, on which they where positioned, with vineyards meant their eventual disappearance.
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