Idalion is a rural municipality situated in the central part of Cyprus (Nicosia district). Historically, Idalion used to be one of the 11 Ancient Kingdoms in Cyprus. It was founded by the King Chalkanoras right after the war of Troy. According to the archaeological excavation findings it was founded around 1100 B.C. The municipality itself was founded in 1996. The town has a population of 9500 and its economy is mainly based on agriculture, farming and various cultivation due to the productive ground. Nowadays, Idalion has the largest production of milk in Cyprus. This production amounts in 100.000 litres milk daily. At 1981 the Industrial Area was created which offers an important income to the town hall, but also a lot of working opportunities for the residents and many other people from the region of Idalion. Idalion has a long experience in working on European projects, mainly in the field of citizenship. Our Municipality is well known for having one of the largest farming areas in Cyprus, the main products are vegetables, citrus fruits, olive trees and all kind of dairy products such as milk, yogurt, halloumi and anari (traditional cheese), etc.
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Annual activities: Yearly Cultural Festival, music, theatrical and dancing events, seminars, sports activities, cultural and archaeological heritage promoting events, etc.
Points of interest: The archaeological area and the excavations, the archaeological museum, the old water mill, the traditional center of the old village. The two medieval churches of St. George and St. Demetrianos (they are included in the List of Cultural Heritage of Unesco), the two old churches of St. Mamas and St. Andronikos and St. Athanasia, the underground chapel and newest church of St. Theodoros, and the metropolitan church of Panayia Evangelistria. The farming area, the industrial area, and other traditional small laboratories. At the town of Idalion you can visit the galleries and atelier of the 16 painter and sculptor artists of which some of them they are the greatest artists in Cyprus.