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Toponym

A series of toponyms inspired by tradition, customs, beliefs and the morphology of the ground is saved in the village of Agios Theodoros in Larnaka.

These toponyms and explanatory notes for some of them follow.

Aggouli: Area at the borders of Agios Theodoros-Skarinou.
Agioi Anargyroi: The area is located one and a half kilometer north of the village. Its name is related to the chapel of Saint Anargyroi. It must be noted that an icon of the Saints and Holy Water was found next to the chapel.
Agios Georgios: This location is located 6 kilometers north of the community, where the deserted chapel of Saint George was built.
Agios Kosmas: There used to be a chapel dedicated to Saint Kosmas at the area. The remains of the chapel were seen there until 1990, when a poultry farm was established there.
Agios Nicolaos: An area where the remains of the church dedicated to Saint Nicolaos and of the old village are found. This area is also known as “Palia (Old) Pentashina”.
Agridia: It is located south of the community, near the Paliokaminia area.
Akonia
Alakatia: It is located 4 kilometers northeast of the village.
Almyrou
Alonia ton Plakon
Amala
Argakia
Arkokia
Vassili pampoulari
Vounin tis Kanellas
Vounos
Byzakia
Galeftirka
Gaourotzylistra
Gerimati
Gialouties
Giannoudia 
Glysteri or Alaminitika 
Gonidia 
Gyristi 
Dekapnetaskalia 
Eliotos 
Zeukos
Zygi
Kayttazos
Kakoskalia
Kakotrires: A mountain filled with olive trees. It used to be filled with snakes and people avoided it.
Kalantrikas: Mountain
Kalidia 
Kamaroti
Kaminia
Kamitsis
Kampouries
Kanas
Kanas: The name of this toponym is related to the word “Cana”, because of its prosperity.
Kassiones
Kafkalia tis Mayas
Kafkalia tis Sterakou
Kafkalia ton plakon 
Kafkalias 
Kapsalia 
Kapses 
Kilyndros
Klisoura: This area is extremely dark, especially at night. “Klisoura” means closure and indicated darkness.
Kokkines
Kokkinogi
Kolones
Kompoues
Koprin: Vouno
Kormolia
Lagkadia
Lakkoudia
Laxia tou Koutsakou
Laxia tou Hadjikaroulla
Laxia tou Hussein Obashi 
Laxidia
Lepti Rahi
Limni
Limni: Area located at the banks of river Pentaschinos. Even though the water of lake entered the sea, it was not briny.
Loukkos 
Mazeri
Maya: The name of this area is closely related to the word “Mageia”, namely magic. It is a hill charted as HIGH HILL. The view from the top of the hill, namely the combination of the sea and the valley is magical. The visitor can see Pentadaktylos and as far as Limassol.
Mayes: It is the highest mountain of Agios Theodoros
Mantra tou kleftali
Mantra tou Tsappoglou
Mavro Nero
Merika
Moutsounin ton xortolivadon
Mouttoviklia 
Muhhametoudin
Niolyma
Palialona
Paliokamina
Palloures
Pampoularka
Pampoulos ton kapson
Papoutses
Pezounokremmos
Pentaschinos: There was a village with this name during medieval times. The inhabitants of the village gradually moved to Agios Theodoros. The river of Agios Theodoros is also named Pentaschinos. There are five different ways to explicate the name “Pentaschinos”:

  1. There was a snake in the area that scared all inhabitants because it was as long as five ropes (pente schinia=Pentaschinos)
  2. The snake ate a wine merchant and his animal that carried five wineskins (pente askia=Pentaschinos)
  3. The inhabitants of the village killed the snake when they fed her with five wineskins (pente askia=Pentaschinos) filled with wine and lime. When the snake ate them, its guts were burned
  4. There were five great schines, a type of bush (pente schinies=Pentaschinos) at the river banks.
  5.  The word “Pentaschinitis” is inscribed on the icon of Saint Athanassios

Pervoles 
Pervolia tis Emin Katis
Plakes
Pleyra tis amlyrous
Pleyra tous Agious Anargyrous
Poumpoures
Pyrkos
Rotsos
Sarantamodena
Sieropoas
Skaminou
Skopelin
Spilios tou Yianni: There used to be a chapel dedicated to Saint John at this area. Unfortunately, the chapel was destroyed and trees were planted there.
Ssinapi
Ssillianemia
Stathkia: There are two versions regarding the name of this area. It is either derived from the word ‘stadia’ (measure unit) or the word ‘stahya’ (wheatear).

  1. ‘Stahya’, because the land of the area is cultivated with wheat and barley.
  2. ‘Stadia’, because the area was demarcated in ‘stadia’ and then distributed to the inhabitants.

Sterakos 
Stefani: The name of this area is connected to the shape of the mountain that looks like a wreath (‘stefani’)
Teratsoudin
Tzinarotos 
Trimithera
Tsayrin
Tsiamourou
Ttourkies
Ypsarka 
Filimeni: It is located in the middle of kampouries and Latourou. According to the inhabitants of the village, Filimeni was a great state during the medieval era, and was a centre for education during Turkish domination. It is well developed since many foreigners bought land there and built houses. 
Foraomantra: This area used to be a small mountain. Some of the inhabitants dug the mountain and created caves and used them as barns for mares (‘forada’).
Ftarnia
Hilialimia: This area is very windy. ‘Hilia’ (a thousand), ‘anemos’ (wind).
Hoiromantres: There are pig farms (hoiromantres) in this area.
Hrysomilia

 
 
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