Episkopi, Limassol

Episkopi Bay, Cyprus
Episkopi Bay, Cyprus
Episkopi is located in Cyprus
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°40′15″N 32°54′7″E / 34.67083°N 32.90194°E / 34.67083; 32.90194
Country Cyprus
 United Kingdom
DistrictLimassol District
 • Total3,681
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Episkopi (Greek: Επισκοπή, Turkish: Piskobu) is a village lying partly in the Limassol district of Cyprus and partly in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. It is approximately 14 km (9 mi) west of Limassol and 40 km (25 mi) east of Paphos. Episkopi is built on the hill of ancient Kourion, close to the western bank of the Kouris River.

In the medieval Kingdom of Cyprus, Episkopi was granted in fief to the House of Ibelin. It was in the hands of Federico Cornaro of the Republic of Venice from 1367 and granted to him in 1374 by the indebted king.[2] It was known as La Piscopia da Cornaro, and the branch of the Cornaro family descended from Federico became known as Cornaro Piscopia.[3] The Cornaros ran a large sugar plantation in their fief near Episkopi that employed slaves of Syrian or Arab origin or local serfs.[4]

Twin towns – sister cities

Episkopi is twinned with:


  1. ^ "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20
  2. ^ Rogge, Sabine; Grünbart, Michael (2015). Medieval Cyprus: a Place of Cultural Encounter. Waxmann Verlag. p. 152. ISBN 9783830983606. Retrieved 7 June 2019.; Konnari, Angel Nicolaou; Schabel, Chris (2015). Lemesos: A History of Limassol in Cyprus from Antiquity to the Ottoman Conquest. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 252. ISBN 9781443884624. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
  3. ^ Cornaro, Luigi; Addison, Joseph; Bacon, Francis; Temple, William (1903). "Appendix: A Short History of the Cornaro Family; Some Account of Eminent Cornaros; A Eulogy upon Louis Cornaro; The Villas Erected by Louis Cornaro". The art of living long; a new and improved English version of the treatise by the celebrated Venetian centenarian, Louis Cornaro, with essays. Milwaukee: W. F. Butler. pp. 157–207. Retrieved 5 June 2019.
  4. ^ Verlinden, Charles (1970). "The Transfer of Colonial Techniques from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic". The beginning of Modern Colonization. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. pp. 19–21.

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