Discover Agrotourism Explore the beautiful village of Tochni

Explore the beautiful village of Tochni

Tochni is a village located in the Larnaca District of Cyprus, about halfway between the cities of Larnaca and Limassol.

Location

Prior to 1974, Tochni had a mixed Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot population. Now there are mainly Greek Cypriots of older age since the new generations opt for the cities because of the educational and professional opportunities

Architecture, Traditional, House, Door, Wall, Old

There are the ruins of a Latin church in the centre of the village, overlooking the Orthodox church of St Constantine and Helena.

Church, Architecture, Old, Travel, Building, Winter

The current church has been reconstructed on the site of the original, over a bridge, said to have been founded by St Helena on return from the Holy Land having brought with her a piece of the True Cross.

Cyprus, Tochni, Village, Church, Traditional

There is also a mosque, madrasah and Muslim burial ground in the eastern part of the village.

Cyprus, Tochni, Travel, Architecture, Traditional

Cyprus, Tochni, Travel, Architecture, Traditional

Cyprus, Tochni, Travel, Architecture, Traditional

Today the village has been designated a beautiful ‘agrotourism’ location which promotes the restoration of the original village house in order to preserve the traditional Cypriot stone houses. The majority of properties use ‘Tochni Stone’ which is quarried nearby.

House, Architecture, Traditional, Old, Village, Street

Cyprus, Tochni, Architecture, Traditional, Old, House

Cyprus, Tochni, Architecture, Traditional, Old, Tavern

Tochni Bridge

As seen from the writings of Machairas, St. Helen after building a temple in today’s Stavrovouni, eventually built a temple and bridge in Tochni.

Cyprus, Tochni, Bridge, Architecture, Traditional

Cyprus, Tochni, Bridge, Architecture, Traditional

The village makes an amazing destination for the short trip or weekend visit when you can walk and enjoy its picturesque houses and breathtaking views

Window, House, Wall, Stone, Old, Architecture

Architecture, House, Old, Door, Traditional, Entrance

Village, Houses, Architecture, Traditional, Travel, Old

House, Facade, Architecture, Traditional, Village

Architecture, Old, House, Building, Stone, Village

Dug-Out Pool, Resort, Water, Hotel, Agrotourism

Door, Entrance, House, Doorway, Architecture

Cyprus, Tochni, Architecture, Traditional, Old, House

Door, Old, Architecture, Gate, Wooden, Aged, Weathered

Source

Wikipedia

Top Stories

Nicosia cafeteria fined 8 thousand for Covid-19 violations

  A cafeteria in the capital was fined 8 thousand euro for serving a much higher number of people than the one stipulated in the...

Helios crash memorials, almost 15 years to the day

  Memorials for 16 Paralimni residents, killed in the Helios Airways crash on August 14th 2005, were held today in the town's main church of...

Belarus holds election as street protests rattle strongman president

  Belarus began voting in an election today, pitting President Alexander Lukashenko against a former teacher who emerged from obscurity to lead the biggest challenge...

Five Covid patients at referral hospital

  Five Covid-19 patients remain at the Famagusta General Hospital, the referral institution for the novel coronavirus. According to doctors, they are in stable condition. Fifteen people...

Ayios Tychonas night fire, fireworks likely to blame

  The fire service in Limassol was alerted to a blaze just after midnight last night between the Ayios Tychonas and Armenochori communities, outside the...

Taste

Octopus ‘Kathisto’ (or Octopus braised in Wine)

Ingredients: 1/2 cup Greek extra virgin olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped fine 1 large octopus, about 2kg (cleaned and kept whole) 3/4 cup dry red wine 1/3 cup...

Homemade lemonade

Ingredients: 1 cup lemon juice 1 cup sugar Method: Thoroughly wash the lemons with soap and warm water. Roll each lemon with the palm of your hand, pressing...

‘Striftaria’ mini cheese pies

Ingredients 1 ½ cup milk 2 tbsps. flour 4 tsps. of butter 3 eggs, slightly beaten + 1 extra with 1 tbs. of milk for spreading 1 pack of...

Mini potato canapes baked on salt

Ingredients Serves: 12 1kg small Cypriot potatoes rock salt, as needed 250g salted butter 300ml full fat cremé frâiche 1 pot cod or salmon roe Method Prep:20min › Cook:35min › Ready in:55min Take...