Psematismenos in the Distric of Larnaca

The Village and its Surroundings

The village of Psematismenos has a population of 200 and is very centrally located 34 km from Larnaca and Limassol and 50 km from the capital Nicosia. The foothills of the Troodos Mountains, the “Blackforest of the Mediterranean”, begin 15 km northwest of Psematismenos. The village has a village-café. Further taverns, shops, bakeries, butcheries and supermarkets can be found in the surrounding area. The village Zygi, situated 4 km off Psematismenos has a harbour and numerous fish-taverns which are very popular among locals during the weekends. The coastal area of Psematismenos consists of pebble stones and is frequently interrupted by small beaches with dark sand. With the exception of Governors Beach, all nearby beaches have a minimal amount of tourist development. Situated 11 km from Psematismenos, Governors Beach has numerous small hotels, family-run taverns and a beautiful, long and sandy beach surrounded by white rocks.


The Landscape and People

The central location of Psematismenos allows for day-trips to Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and to the Troodos Mountains. An example for such an excursion is the archeological site of Choirokoitia, which in 1998 was awarded UNESCO World Heritage status. Located 3 km from Psematismenos it is one of the most significant excavation sites from the Neolithic Period. It was inhabited between the 7th and 4th century b.c. and had an approximate population of 300 – 1.000. Today the outlines of about 60 houses are preserved. Some of them have been restored. Due to their distance to the typical tourist centres, the people living in the area in and around Psematismenos still exhibit the renowned Cypriot hospitality. So don’t be surprised if you are being spontaneously invited to a cup of coffee or a ”Gliko tou Koutaliou” (sweet sauced fruit).