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Oroklini was once famed for its traditional charm

Stretching from the Dekhelia Road Tourist Zone to the Oroklini Hill, about two miles inland, Oroklini village located is less than nine miles north of Larnaca airport's new terminal building.

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In recent years Oroklini village has taken on a different persona

 
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Anyone looking at photos of Oroklini village from as recently as 2002 will see a picture-perfect little farming community consisting of narrow streets, quaint village houses and charming local tavernas. However, things have changed more than a little in Oroklini during the intervening years.

While the community's old centre has of course retained much of its traditional atmosphere, and has seen a substantial amount of restoration work to its many traditional Cypriot village houses, its outskirts have experienced a veritable explosion of construction activity over the past five to seven years.

 

One of the many village houses in Oroklini's traditional core

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But despite the recent construction spate, Oroklini has remained a popular place to live.

Looking along the Oroklini hill and across the village

 

This is evidenced by the simple fact that Oroklini now boasts a larger population of British expatriates than Cypriots. But while it may be easy to dismiss the village as just another Little Britain, simply based on its extraordinarily high expat population, there is more to Oroklini than meets the eye.

Indeed, four of the six Aphrodite staff currently based in Cyprus have been living in the village for some time, and in their own words, this community does represent the best of both worlds. For starters, and unlike so many other farming-communities-turned-housing-projects, Oroklini's community infrastructure has grown along with its population.

Nowadays, the village boasts a wide selection of local amenities, ranging from hardware stores, butchers, and a first-rate greengrocer, to a handful of small supermarkets, one of which boasts prices equal to the much larger chainstores found in Larnaca.

This convenience factor alone sets Oroklini apart from so many of Cyprus' other small communities, where one small corner kiosk now services a population of thousands, and the nearest proper supermarket is a twenty minute drive away.

 

St Catherine's Church in Oroklini

Miltos Tavern at the top of Oroklini village

 

But life in Oroklini is not just about convenience; there are a number of other factors involved in its appeal.

For starters, the village has stayed quiet and peaceful, despite its increased population. And it's not just a retirement community either. There are also a substantial number of professionals and younger families living in the village, drawn here by the peaceful lifestyle, the proximity to Larnaca and the fact that the commercial centres of Nicosia and Limassol are less than an hour's drive away.

The village is also home to a number of popular bars, and some truly excellent eateries, a fact which contributes more than a little to Oroklini's relaxed atmosphere. Indeed, the Voreas Tavern, tucked away in a back street at the hill's base, is widely acclaimed to be the best meze restaurant in the Larnaca region.

And then there are the local beaches, sweeping along the shores of Larnaca Bay for a number of miles. With offshore breakwaters and shallow, gradually sloping waters, these are among the finest, and safest, beaches to be found anywhere on the island.

 

St Catherine's Church at the base of Oroklini hill

All in all, Oroklini village is a coastal community of many facets, a community which, despite a substantial influx of British expatriates and a growing number of annual visitors, has remained a relaxed and peaceful place to live. It is one of the few villages in Cyprus where you can still live a relatively rural life, and yet still be just a few minutes away from as many amenities and activities as you could wish for.

So whether you're looking for a place to live or just a great place to spend a fortnight's holiday, Oroklini is well worth taking a good, long look at.

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Pyla Village

Located three miles north-east of Oroklini, on the United Nations controlled Green Line, the neighbouring village of Pyla is one of only three remaining mixed communities (Turkish & Greek Cypriot) left on the island.

Another former farming community, Pyla has also proven popular with a great many British expatriates. Due to its location, however, it has attracted homebuyers coming in search of a place to live more so than it has those looking for holiday homes or prime investments.
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