Geroskipou
Geroskipou Slideshow
The village is known for its association with Aphrodite. It has a fine church (Agia Paraskevi), a lovely, sandy tourist beach, is home to the Geroskipou Folk Art Museum & is where the 'Cyprus Delight' confection can be seen being made.

The Byzantine church dates from the 10th century & is one of the most unusual on the island, having 5 domes. The 3 over the nave intersect with 2 over the aisles to form a cross. Some of the decorations over the altar date from the 9th century. Most of the paintings are of a later period, including a 12th century depiction of the Dormition of the Virgin Mary. Most of the frescoes in the nave are from the 15th century.

The folk art museum is in an 18th century Cypriot house, occupied in Victorian times by the British vice-consul. The ground floor contains farming & domestic tools ranging from bread cutters to tongs used to catch eels. Upstairs are traditional costumes & pottery, while outbuildings include local trades & industries.

Every August the town hosts a festival "The Revival of Aphrodite Rituals" in celebration of the mythological figure.

Tourist attractions in the village.
  
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Coast & Beaches: Geroskipou's beach from the apartment is a 30 minute walk (approx 2 km) down quiet country lanes and a few mins by car where car parking is free. This blue-flag sandy beach is large with loungers and parasols to rent. There is also a beach bar selling drinks and snacks. The beach has shallow water and is extremely safe for families with young children.

Skiing: Between January and March, skiing is great in the Troodos mountains and is growing in popularity as facilities expand. You can be on the ski slopes and then in the sea within ½-hour.
Golf: Three golf courses are within 15 mins drive of apartments. Aphrodite Hills is the most recent development together with Tsada Gold and Secret Valley. Summer 2009 sees a new golf course to rival Aphrodite Hills in Geroskipou, a 1 min drive away.

Things to visit close-by include: Aphrodite Water Park, Geroskipou, Paphos and Coral Bay Beaches, The Tombs of the Kings, Byzantine Chapels, Paphos Mosaics, Medieval Castle Paphos Harbour, the Akamas peninsula, and many intriguing hamlets to the east.

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