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Deryneia

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Things to do: sightseeing, museums
Deryneia is a large village in the island of Cyprus. It is located at the east side of the island, 2km south of the city of Famagusta . The population of the village is 5758 inhabitants and it consists of a municipality since 1994. Current mayor is Andros Karayiannis. Since 1974, around 75% of the village terrain is occupied by the Turkish army, as well as the 37% of Cyprus and the whole of Famagusta town. The village is 12 kilometers from the famous resort of Ayia Napa. The 'Ghost Town' of Famagusta can be clearly viewed from the roof of the Cultural Centre, as can the craters from shells fired during the invasion in the field opposite.The village has agricultural land around it, and is one of the 'Kokkinochoria' so called from the red soil. Potatoes are widely grown but the Deryneia is famous for its strawberries and holds a biennial 'Strawberry Festival', held at the football ground of Anagennisi Deryneia on the Dherynia to Sotira road - the next will be in May 2016.Historical BackgroundAccording to data and information available, Dherynia is in this position for about 700 years. But it turns out the archaeological sites and monuments in the occupied area and the buffer zone that the history of Dheryneia is much greater.We do not know exactly why the area was named "Dherynia". Simos Menardos and Mr J. Goodwin in his book, argue that settlers settled here, perhaps after the Trojan War, the ancient city that was Gerineia near Pylos, Peloponnese and was the capital of the Kingdom of the famous and prudent King Nestor, which Homer calls GERINION it came from Gerinia. The above, embraces and Nearchus Clerides in his book,"Villages States and Cyprus." Another version is that the name came from the name of an English or Frankish general who once camped in the "mountains" of Dheryneia. The above and other aspects included in the study Deryneioti composer - Mr. Adamou researcher Katsantoni issued in 1991.
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