Located in the Larnaka (Larnaca) region, the village of Kornos is famous for its custom of handmade clay pottery, and its beekeeping tradition, which produces superior honeys.
The community of Kornos stands at the centre of the three large cities of Lefkosia (Nicosia), Lemesos (Limassol), and Larnaka, and the village is located 27 km west of Larnaka – reached by following the E104 and F109 route.
The village existed at least as far back as the Frankish period and is referred to as ‘Corno’, whilst its name may be an abbreviation of the Greek word ‘koronos’ (crow), or from the foreign word ‘corne/o’, meaning ‘protrusion’ or ‘horn’, after the two sharp peaks in the village.
Its agricultural produce includes citrus fruits, olives and carobs amongst other crops, and the village retains its charming, traditional folk architecture, with tiled roofs, stone bricks, arches and wooden door shutters.
Amongst its interesting sights are the main church of the village, dedicated to Agios Ioannis the Baptist. Built in the beginning of the 19th century, the architecture of the church is in the Gothic style and houses a 1734 icon of the honoured saint.
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