Agros, Cyprus

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. When Petros finished school, he left for the capital where he worked as a grocer. He was also a member of a Christian Union (OXEN). Some years later he became a member of EOKA which was a team fighting against the British. He was in the same team with Iakovos Patatsos and Panayiotis Georgiadis, two other great heroes. He was responsible for the recruitment of the team as well as to hide and transport secret weapons and mail. He was a strong person both in body and soul, so he decided

with great success. International relations Twin towns – Sister cities Agros is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 27 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.

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and the surrounding wall is 4 ½ feet thick. The steeple is a real sight, tall and adjacent to the church’s north-east corner, bearing three large bells. Internally it is whitewashed but with no hagiographies. The High Altar remains the same, having been saved during the demolition of the monastery. The icon screen it the church’s special treasure. It is woodcut. It bears carefully made, beautiful icons of the saints that were made by the renowned hagiographer Solonas Fragkoulis from 1930 until 1934. Inside it is flat and quite spacious, a women’s loft having been added. The women’s loft was constructed later on in 1955. The icon dedicated to the Virgin Mary is still in existence and it is quite old (1856). This icon was covered by a silver, painted cover. This was kept until 1987 when the unveiling of the holy icon was performed. This icon has been preserved and today it can be found in the nearby little church, which was constructed in 1990 so as to remind the existence of the “Monastery of Great Agros” in this area. Along with this old icon, there are some other extant items from the monastery such as a piece of the icon screen and the icon of Christ. It celebrates on the 21st of November, the day of the Virgin Mary’s Presentation to the Temple. A large fair takes place and many are the faithful that come to kneel before Her holy icon. Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros (Agros, Cyprus) in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria). class "wikitable"


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a new monastery naming it Monastery of Megalos Agros just like the prior monastery they used to live in. In 1692 A.C. death virus spread all over the island causing death to 2 3 of the population. The survivors left their houses and moved close to the monastery. So a new village was formed with the name of Agros. Finally in 1894 the monastery was ruined leaving the village a great historical inheritance. National Contribution The village of Agros was always present to all national fights

. The patriotism and strength of the people of Agros were recorded on the pages of the Greek and Cypriot history. Following there is a report on the contribution of the people of Agros to the national fights based on a relevant chapter of the book “Agros, I Eptalofi tis Pitsilias”*. Greek Revolution 1821 After the tragic events of the 9th of July 1821, the Exarch of the Metropolis of Kiti sought shelter in Agros. In particular, he undertook the managing of the property of the Monastery

people from Agros participated in the Balkan wars and then in World War I. Additionally, the people of Agros also contributed to the wars financially. In particular, according to the data of Papapolyviou’s research, the contribution of Agros was 7 pounds and 13 cents. World War I As we have already mentioned, the people of Agros who participated in World War I were the same fourteen who had fought in the Balkan wars. However, it is believed that there had been more people from


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was the command centre of the Pitsilia region. Gregoris Afxentiou guided the guerrilla fighters of the entire Troödos area from Agros. The people of Agros who participated in the EOKA fight were more than a hundred. In this text it is impossible to even mention them all. Cited in brief below are some reports from Hadjipetris about the contribution of the people of Agros in the fight. The first sector-head for Pitsilia, Renos Kyriakides, visits Agros in 1955 and in particular the home of the head of Agros

by the British for “having paraded in Agros without a written permit by the Commander of Lemesos”. In several residences of Agros there were many guerrilla hideouts. The first guerrilla hideout was in the home of Kyriacou Polykarpou. Stylianos Lenas would manufacture grenades there. When the hideout was compromised, Lenas continued to manufacture grenades in a hideout in another village. As we have already said, the headquarters of Agros was also in a hideout in Agros. The first ever curfew

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with great success. International relations Twin towns – Sister cities Agros is a member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 27 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals.

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External links Websites * Official website of Agros village and tourist information (in Greek and English). *amp;design default&aatext_id 7 Agros Information from a local website. * Cypruslikethis * Facebook Group where can be found many pictures of the village and you can ask


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) * Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM) — team contest for undergraduates Twin towns - Sister cities Meerssen is a founding member of the Douzelage, a unique town twinning association of 24 towns across the European Union. This active town twinning began in 1991 and there are regular events, such as a produce market from each of the other countries and festivals. Discussions regarding membership are also in hand with three further towns (Agros (Agros, Cyprus) in Cyprus, Škofja Loka in Slovenia, and Tryavna in Bulgaria). class "wikitable"


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by the British for “having paraded in Agros without a written permit by the Commander of Lemesos”. In several residences of Agros there were many guerrilla hideouts. The first guerrilla hideout was in the home of Kyriacou Polykarpou. Stylianos Lenas would manufacture grenades there. When the hideout was compromised, Lenas continued to manufacture grenades in a hideout in another village. As we have already said, the headquarters of Agros was also in a hideout in Agros. The first ever curfew

for health as it can cure several illnesses.The majority of the visitors prefer the sweet made of walnuts (karidaki).The manufacture of these sweets lasts two days. They are put in syrup which is made of water and sugar.The women from the village make another delicious sweet the “machalepi”. It is usually prepared during summer and it is served cold with rose water, water and another traditional liquid made of rose and with red color.In conclusion, in Agros you can find many delicacies that will amaze


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-tsolakis.com Rose Factory * Helleniana Cultural Center Videos * Video of Agros * Agros Mineral Water Commercial * Video of Agros * A short video showing the beauty of Agros Slideshows * A small presentation of Agros

Agros, Cyprus

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'''Agros''' ( ) is a village built on the Troödos Mountains, in the region of Pitsilia, in southwest Cyprus, which has built amphitheatrically among high mountains at an altitude of 1100 metres with a population of approximately 1,000. Agros is one of the most interesting villages of Cyprus and the Pitsilia area. The village is located 45 minutes away from the cities of Nicosia and Limassol, 20 minutes from Troödos Square and 80 minutes from the international airports (List of airports in Cyprus) of Larnaca (Larnaca International Airport) and Paphos (Paphos International Airport).

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