Agios Mamas, Limassol

Agios Mamas
Άγιος Μάμας
Agios Mamas village
Agios Mamas village
Agios Mamas is located in Cyprus
Agios Mamas
Agios Mamas
Location of Agios Mamas in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°51′1″N 32°56′53″E / 34.85028°N 32.94806°E / 34.85028; 32.94806Coordinates: 34°51′1″N 32°56′53″E / 34.85028°N 32.94806°E / 34.85028; 32.94806
Country Cyprus
DistrictLimassol
Elevation
590 m (1,940 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total105
[1]

Agios Mamas (Greek: Άγιος Μάμας) is a small village in the Limassol region of Cyprus. It is located on the southern slopes of the Troodos mountain range in the area famous for its Commandaria wine.

Agios Mamas village church

The village is built in an amphitheatric layout under Mount Zalaka. It is named after Saint Mamas, a 3rd-century Christian martyr and the main village church, built on the hill above the main settlement, is dedicated to the saint. A second small church on the southern outskirts of the village is dedicated to Saint Paraskevi and its interior is covered with wall paintings. The village also has a cultural centre with a small library next to the church and a shop with a post office and a bank in the centre of the village.[2]

Local inhabitants are mainly involved in viticulture as well as a growing olives, almonds and other fruit trees.

References

  1. ^ Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus 2001 Population Census
  2. ^ Cyprus Village link, local news site for the Commandaria region

External links

  • Ayios Mammas community website
  • Agios Mamas on the Kouris-Xilourikos Valley group of communities website
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