Paphos Region, Kelokedara Village
Is part of a special environmentalist tourism project, dealing with concepts known as "sustainable" and/or agro-tourism. The main aim is to help local village economies participate in tourism without changing their traditional lifestyles. The village lies on the eastern slope of the Xeros River. In Kelokedara, there are less than 300 inhabitants with an average age of 55 years old. Young people are leaving the village to go and work in the towns. During the Ottoman Period (1571-1878) and the period of British colonial rule (1878-1960), the village served as an administrative centre for the area and therefore one still finds such facilities as an old police station and a courthouse. The old primary school is now used as a cultural centre. Time can be taken to wander around the village and enjoy the typical Cypriot architecture and atmosphere, found only in such remote areas of Cyprus.