Experience Rural & Nature The Rock of Chasamboulia

The Rock of Chasamboulia

Travelling from Agios Nikolaos village and just right after Kidasi village towards Paphos, through the valley of Diarizos one can see two huge rocks narrowing the road.

The ancient name of the rock was “kourtellorotsos” because of its shape. These rocks have an interesting story to tell. Αround them there is rich flora which climbs on the tall trees of the area.

Diarizos river creates a beautiful scene for the visitors to photograph or picnic. For the brave ones, the rocks can be used for climbing.

According to the tradition “Chasampoulia” a gang of tree brothers where hiding in the narrow pass robbing or killing passers-by. The three brothers Chasanis, Mehmetis and Hussein, were well-known criminals in the area and are said to have committed  many robberies, rapes and murders in their time. The gang was exterminated at the end of the 19th century bringing peace to the villages of the area.

Many local artists have been inspired by their story and the rocks.

Photos taken by the Facebook Group Charis Photography

Top Stories

160 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 160 new COVID-19 cases on 23 October, out of 4,327 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,314. The break-down of new...

Health Ministry insists there is confirmed case among American Center staff

The Health Ministry replied to the denial of the American Medical Center regarding a confirmed case among its staff. In an announcement the Ministry noted...

Health Ministry replies to accusation about delay of the tracing unit

The tracing unit contacts the persons who have tested positive to COVID-19 as soon as it is informed by the relevant laboratories and the...

Professor of Microbiology concerned about asymptomatic patients

Dr Petros Karayiannis, Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, has expressed concern over the great number of private hospitals,...

30-year-old missing for seven months (PHOTO)

Police are looking for 30-year old NAKITA YASMEEN from the United Kingdom, whose traces have been lost since March 2020. Yasmeen’s disappearance was today...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...