Potamitissa, a beautiful village with steep green slopes, little orchards and vineyards, is built approximately 37 kilometres away from Lemesos. It is one of the villages of the geographical region of Pitsilia which manage to charm every visitor with their simplicity, rich natural beauties and fresh air. So, let’s get to know Potamitissa better...
Nearchos Clerides, as the Great Cyprus Encyclopaedia preserves, mentions that the village was formed after the destruction of a big village named Rogkia. In particular, when the village of Rogkia was attacked by the Caramans, its residents sought shelter in the neighbouring area, at the bank of River Ambelikos, meaning the location of our village.
The naming of the village is linked to the legend about the construction of a church at the banks of River Ambelikos. In particular, according to tradition, Panagia (Virgin Mary) determined the place where She wished for the church to be constructed and that was next to the aforementioned river (River means ‘Potamos’ in Greek). Therefore, the church was dedicated to Panagia Potamitissa and that is where our village got its name from.
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