What to see
The littoral place of the village contributed to the development of fishery. In the offshore area next to the Akron Pomos, there is a fishery shelter which in 1984 took in four fish boats that kept busy seven residents of the area. With state expenses since 1983 the port of the area developed significantly .
The professional fishermen but the amateurs too have enclosed the area all over enjoying the fresh alluring fish.
Today, the development is enough bigger, in an extent that fresh fish does not only serve the people who are there to enjoy the marvelous sight but also the restaurants of the area.
Virgin Mary of Hrysopateritissa
In the village Virgin Mary is especially honored. There was a small monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary Hrysopateritissa .About five kilometers on the northwest of the village today, there is a recent renovated temple of the monastery of Virgin Mary Hrysopateritissa.
It is a building of 1520. Today, only the homonym church is saved which has been recently renovated.
There are two versions for the name dedicated to Virgin Mary .The first one mentions that the name was the one because in this monastery there were a lot of ‘pateres’ (priests).The second version says that the then abbot of the monastery with the name Thomas always kept a gold crutch (stick), was an hagiographer and painted the icon of Virgin Mary that’s why he gave her the name Hryssopateritissa.
It is built in a woodland area ,there where everything hush and smooth ,further down from the Pomos dam .In The last years the temple was expanded. An expansion of 2o meters was built in the west side of the temple and in a higher level from the rest of the ancient temple.
Internally the people stand opposite the beautiful gate on a higher level and watch the priest. The old church is in a lower spot from that of the expansion, and in order to pass the old church you have to descend 3 -4 stair steps.
It is a small chapel made of stone. The outside wall is one metre wide. It has two outside doors in the same side of the temple. The one is in the old area of the temple and the other is in the new expanding area. The roof is bent. Apart of the roof is from the recent expansion and it is made of cement. The other one, of the ancient temple, is covered with tiles.
Internally it is painted white and with hagiographies. The old iconostasis was ruined from worms .They made a new one which is wooden curved. Due to the woodland where it is built and from the years, the hagiographies were destroyed from humidity. From the old icons that exist,and efforts are being made from the antiquity department for their conservation, there is the one of Christ’s mother Hrysopaterrisis ,the three hierarchs ,other old ones such as Christ’s ,John the precursor Saint Catherine ,Saint Thekli ,two icons of Galataries ,the one dedicated to women and the other to animals, two of Saint Georgio and Eleousa.The dedicated icon of Hrysopaterrissas is a construction of 1520 and it is saved in the central church of the village which is dedicated to Saint Efpsichio.
The church functions eight times a year, when it’s the day of Virgin Mary.
Pomos Community Council
Study by the Primary School Students
In the past tradition said that ships arrived in the area and made burglaries. In this cave there was the famous Dragon who protected the area from all the evil things that happened then. It is a rocky cave, with an opening to the sea some kilometers further from the port, to the cape. The cave has lots of depth and sweet water comes from there.
The cape of Pomos or the Akron Pomos as it is more known , is in the area of Tilirias about two kilometers north of the village in which he took its name . Its formation took place because of the hard rock that is around it and which resisted the mordant energy of the waves . The route from the nearby village Nea Dillimata until the Akro Pomo is perhaps one of the most picturesque offshore routes in Cyprus. The mountain falls almost vertically to the sea while the steep slopes are covered with pines and fruit bearing trees .Besides the lacy seaside with the numerous coves and the sharp small capes give the scenery a unique picturesqerness .If you visit the area today you will meet the new villas and the unique restaurant that serves the visitors.
The dam of Pomos is made of stone with a capacity of 859.000 m ³. It is situated in a bout three kilometres south east of the village.
The dam is built on the river Livadi in a medium altimeter of 75 meters and in a distance 3, 5 kilometer from the sea . It is 168 meters long , 38 m high, capacity of 150.000 m ³ and with a surface of 83.000 m ².
The dam construction was completed in 1966 and its cause was the irrigation of the land of 380 hectares (2.850 acres ) for the cultivation of immature vegetables.
A great area of land of Pomos (130 hectares in 1985) is watered mainly from the homonym dam of 859.000 m ³ capacity.
From a geological point of view the area of the dam is on the fords of the Ofiolitihikou cluster of Troodos.
The beach that shows up in front of you is not only virgin but it has expansion of one kilometer .
The beach of Pomos has something special .It gas enough width and it is constituted from a fine but also coarse-grained sand, mixed with few colourful pebbles .Until the Akrotiri it is probably one from the most picturesque seaside water side of Cyprus. The mountain falls almost vertically to the sea while the chutes are covered with pines and fruit-bearing trees .Besides the lacy water sides with the numerous coves and the pointy small capes, give the scenery a unique picturesqueness.
In this sand hotels restaurants tourist apartments and generally tourist situation started to show up which threatens the peace and lonely life in this, once, quiet place.
Just now, some tourist apartments appeared in this remote silent place .this tourist units are the most impressive sight in the sand .the sand between the navy blue color of the sea and that of the pines ,solitary and almost unknown in the wide public ,is attractive to those who are interested in relaxation peace and quietness .you can only hear the noise of the waves .you feel your body to be penetrated by a soft cool breeze .You enjoy a limpid clear sky ,with stars that send you their bright or blurred light. Late at night, while the sunset begins, the few scattered clouds take a soft golden color and create a marvelous view .This incomparable beauty and peace , this sublime harmony in light and color that you meet here in the sand of Pomos is something rare. It is probably, this moment, the most quiet tourist place of the island. So few visitors, local and foreigners to enjoy this expanded virgin sand! It is not sure though how long this peace and lonely life of this place will last.