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Geroskipou / Yeroskipou

1. Photo of Attraction
Due to the road works an up to date photograph of the village square and church will be added at a later date.
2. Nearest Town/Village
3. Region of Cyprus
4. Distance from Paphos
From the Debenham roundabout approx 2Km
5. Driving Time
6. Google Earth
7. Description of Attraction
Geroskipou has much to offer the visitor and a pleasant morning or afternoon can be spent visiting the local attractions. The village also has a good selection of shops on the main street, from Turkish Delight to basket ware and ceramics. Below is a short list of the most popular attractions and further information on Geroskipou can be found on their website. (Address given below)

a) THE CHURCH OF AGIA PARASKEVI is a beautiful church in the centre of the village and dates at least to the 11th Century. It is unique by the fact it has five domes, inside the church the five domes form a cross. The walls of the church are adorned with ancient paintings and icons most dating back to the 10th and 15th Century.

b) LOUKOUMI or Cyprus Delight also known as Turkish Delight is a sweet confection made of jelly, almonds, sugar, starch and liberally sprinkled with icing sugar. It has been made in the village by the same family using the original recipe for over a hundred years and is now exported all over the world. The shop is placed in the main street of Geroskipou and people are welcomed to visit and sample the delight before they purchase. For more information visit:

c) THE FOLK ART MUSEUM is well signposted and just a few minutes walk from the village centre. It is a lovely old rustic building centred around two court yards and at one time was owned by the British Vice Council. The buildings were restored and opened as the Folk Art Museum in 1978. There are many historic exhibits depicting life, work and traditional crafts and art over the 19th and early 20th Century. You will need at least 1hour or more to visit all the rooms and exhibits. There is a small entry charge which is under 2euro pp. Ladies please note no bags or handbags are allowed into the museum and have to be left with security at the entrance.

Opening times: 9am-5pm during the summer and 8am-4pm during the winter. Telephone No 26306216.


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9. Additional Information
a) There are a handful of coffee shops and snack bars in and around the village square for refreshments.
b) Once parked all attractions are in the village and only a few minutes walk.
10. Directions to Location
From Debenham's roundabout, head towards Paphos Airport, keeping Debenham's on your left. Drive for approximately 2kms and you will come into Geroskipou. As mentioned above, there are currently major road works ongoing which require a diversion through the village but is quite well signposted.


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