Agios Athanasios Information
Agios Athansios is located 3km north east of Limassol. Built on a small valley of hills, an an area with open view to the sea of Limassol. It is named after the local saint of the community Agio Athanasio.
In the beginning till the middle of the century it was a small agricultural community with 400 citizens. After the turkish invasion the area was populated by the refugees and the population reach 6000 citizens. Since May 1986 it is declared as a municipality.
Agios Athanasios today is a small developing town, combining the advantages of the old traditional village along with the comforts of a modern city.
Before the invasion most of the people were involved in agricultural and livestock-farming. The refugees brought huge economic development , by building new buildings and investing in tourism. There are more than 110 manufactory companies employing more than 2500 people.
Most hotels, tourist services, shopping centers e.t.c. are located at the north east coastal area known as “Agio Giorkoudi-Fragkoudi”. The continual growth of the city is easily observed. There are many new clubs, spa centers, restaurants, banks nad shops.
Agios Athanasios has become a very popular area over the pas few year even for the local Cypriots.