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Kissonerga is a village in South West Cyprus, about 8 km north of Paphos, in a region notable for the cultivation of banana plantations, an area known as the Ktima Lowlands. In 1980 the population of the village was 700 people. Kissonerga is about eight kilometres down the main road from Paphos towards Coral Bay. Along the coast road are several hotels, mini-markets, numerous bars and taverns, as well as small complexes of shops mainly catering for tourists. The village is located 112 metres above sea level. Away from the coast road, Kissonerga village has a main street where there are restaurants, several mini-markets, two banks, two coffee shops (one of which also operates as a sub post office), a bookshop, florist, chemist and hairdressers. There is also an internet café near the playground. At the far end of the main street, opposite the school, which caters for children from nursery age to 11 years old, there is a communal area which is mainly used as a playground. Bordering this area is a monument dedicated to two young men of the village, Christos Miltiadous Kkelis (23) and Georgios Michalis (17) who were members of EOKA (National Organisation of Cypriot Fighters) and who died for their cause. The inscriptions read - ΑΓΩΝΙΣΤΗΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΟΚΑ 1955-59 ΕΠΕΣΕ ΜΑΧΟΜΕΝΟΣ ΥΠΕΡ ΠΙΣΤΕΩΣ ΚΑΙ ΠΑΤΡΙΔΟΣ (EOKA FIGHTER OF 1955-59 - FELL FIGHTING FOR FAITH AND HOMELAND).The main street that runs through Kissonerga is named after Kkelis. EOKA started a guerrilla campaign against British colonial rule and aimed at union with Greece (Enosis) on 1 April 1955. The campaign lasted until 1959 and caused the deaths of more Greek Cypriot civilians than British colonialists. It created civil strife and mistrust between the two Cypriot communities. The first British soldier to be killed in the conflict, Lance Corporal A. R. L. Milne, was killed in Kissonerga when a bomb was thrown into his vehicle. Across the road from the playground is the Church of the Transfiguration (also known as Metamorphosis) and not far from this church are the ruins of a tiny chapel dedicated to Saints Zinovia and Filonilli. Although of modern architecture, the church the icons from the church of 1775 are preserved. These two saints accompanied St Paul to Paphos to help spread Christianity. They died and were buried in Kissonerga. To the north of Kissonerga a new football stadium has recently been built in amongst the numerous plantations of bananas. Before the advent of European Union directives, Kissonerga was awash with these thriving plantations, but now many of them have fallen into decay as the bananas produced did not fit the exacting criteria that allowed them to be exported to other parts of the EU. Among the establishments to be found in Kissonerga, are a horse-riding centre and the boat yard which sells, repairs and services boats of all shapes and sizes. Construction of Paphos Marina was long planned for the Potima Bay area, located to the north of Kissonerga. The marina will be the largest in the Eastern Mediterranean and will have a capacity to accommodate 1.000 vessels. Construction began in 2009.

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Facts and Stats for Kissonerga*

  • Pollution Statistics in Kissonerga

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    • Air Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 40 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 55 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 45 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 35.71 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 55 (Moderate)
  • Kissonerga: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Kissonerga for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Kissonerga.

    • Burglary and Theft 56.67 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 31.67 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 26.67 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 65 (High)
    • Car Stealing 36.67 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 21.67 (Low)
    • Drug offense 33.33 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 90.63 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 64.06 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 39.29 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 25 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Kissonerga - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Kissonerga is 143.92 (High)

    • Safety Index 60.74 (High)
    • Climate Index 96.66 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 49.18 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 20 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.52 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.55 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 61.14 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Kissonerga

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Kissonerga

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.35 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.46 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 45.35 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.19 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 82.81 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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