1. South of Mosphiloti, lie the following locations:
a) Pipis Mountain:
According to tradition Mount Pipis got its name from the musical instrument of back pipe (“pipiza”), a wooden wind instrument that is still used in mountainous villages. According to tradition, during invasions, an observatory was set on the mountain, for the area to be controlled. When invaders were spotted, then one of the men would play the back pipe so as to warn the residents of the area to protect themselves.
Mount Pipis comprises of the following locations:
Aetomoutti (Eaglepeak): it is the highest peak of Mount Pipis and many eagles nested there. That is how it got its name. The visitor can view the whole area, even the coast of Larnaka. It is even used for gliding machines.
Skotini (Dark): it is the deepest gorge of Mount Pipis, formed by two steep mountain ranges. It owns its name to the “darkness” created during morning and afternoon.
Probona’s Hole: it is located in Skotini area. It is worth mentioning that an excavation took place, led by geologist Probonas, during which, many copper and gold deposits were found. After the excavations, the area was given the name “Probona’s Hole”. The minerals were transferred on dokeys to an area near the church of Saint Thekla, so as to be processed. Even today, two small water tanks are found in the area that were used during mineral processing.
Fteritzia: An area located at the foothill of Mount Pipis, which owes its name to the name of the wildflowers found in the area, namely “fteritzia”.
Hontros: The name of the specific mountain peak owes its name to its round shape.
Eliodoues: Its name is taken by the many wild asparagus plants found in the area.
Mantres (Sheep pens): Another area at the foothills of Mount Pipis, which used to host a small settlement of shepherds and, that is why many sheep pens are still found in the area. It is worth mentioning that some archeological findings were discovered in the area, which however, have not yet been dated,
Pernaros: The area owes its name to a kind of tree named “pernari” that grows there. Its wood is considered harder and more enduring than the wood taken from other kinds of trees. That is why it was used to make carriages and wooden handgrips and farming tools.
Tripefki: A gorge in Mount Pipis. Its name is connected with the kind of pine trees with three main trunks each found in the area.
Kontomersina: Area at the foothills of Mount Pipis with many creeks. This area is-according to its name- covered with short (kontos) mersine plants.
Petromoutia: Name related to stony (“petra”) hill peaks known as “mouttes”.
Stroubos Gorge: The name of this area goes back to the Byzantine era. It is a round-shaped peak.
Agiasmata: According to tradition, the area was dedicated to Saint Marina. This small creel is considered to be Saint Marina’s Holy Water. Until recently, obsecrations used to take place near this area, so as to refrain drought.
b) South of the village or east of Mount Pipis, the following locations are set:
Kryo Nero: A large creek running across the Kontomersina area. It got its name because of the cold water (“kryo nero”) that runs through during summer months.
Mouttari tis Mazoulias: Hill or “mouttari” on which “mazoulia”, namely spiny brooms are found.
Rotsos: A rocky hill. The name “rotsos” is taken from the Cypriot dialect and means rock.
Kokkinofitis: Another area at the foothills of Mount Pipis, characterized by the red color of its earth.
Katouries: An area run across by a large creek with however not much water that starts from the deep gorge of “Skotini”.
Perivoli tou Papa (Priest’s Garden): The garden of a priest used to be found in the area and that is how it got its name.
- South of the village, in other words west of Mount Pipis the following are located:
Choletra tous Vasilies: A stone arch with a small channel (“choletra”) on its upper part was built here so as to make water supply easier.
Paliambela: Vineyards (ambelia) were cultivated in the area a long time ago.
Spilious: There are many caves “spilii” in the area that served as the initial “houses” of the inhabitants of the village. However, the date of their discovery is unknown.
Appidias: Many pear trees, known as “appidies” are cultivated in the area.
Kamilaries, Kamilari: There used to be camels (kamiles) in this area.
Limnes: There was a small dam in the area, supplied by a confluent of river Tremithos. A channel transferred water from the dam to the cultivated land in the areas of Vasilies, Paliambela and Appidias. Small lakes (limnes) were created in the area by some water coming out of the channel, and that is how the area got its name.
Petrias: Large rocky hill.
Koufos: The inhabitants of the village mention that there are “subterranean earth cavities” (koufoma).
Souratzieni: According to tradition, water used to emerge from this area, just like milk out of goats (“tsoura”).
Petra: There is a rocky small hill in the area.
2. South of the village, the following are located:
Kiouggia: Clay pipes were placed in the area so as to facilitate the water supply in the tank next to the church of Saint Thekla.
Perivolia: Cultivated land in the area of Saint Thekla.
Kipia: This area is filled with gardens (kipos).
Gonies (Angles): The two hills that unite form a right angle.
Tris Elies (Three olive trees): An area with only three olive trees in the past.
Kokkinoues: The soil in the area is red.
Paliomylos: There was a traditional wheat mill in the area.
Babakeri: Cotton (babaki) used to be cultivated in the area.
2) East of the village, the following are located:
Laxia tou Mavrou: The gorge (laxia) of the two mountains, where is it dark during the afternoon.
Pikna Pallourka: Area characterized by its dense plantation, mostly shrubs, known as “palloures”.
Mesamoutti: This name describes the area, as there was a peak (“moutti”) of a hill between (“mesi”) two other peaks.
Angoulias: Two untied mountain peaks that seem to embrace each other.
Harkos: Copper (‘halkos’) is found in this area.
Mylos: Part of a traditional wheat mill is found in the area.
Shiaftoura: The area is constantly covered by a shadow (“shia”).
Fournia: There were many ovens (“fournia”) in the area. The shepherds used to bake meat, known as “ofton”. Nowadays, there is a mine at the area.
Koukkoures: River Tremithos runs across the area and while the water runs, it makes a noise, “kakkarizi” and that is how the area got its name.
Diplopotamos: It is where river Tremithos and the confluent that runs across the village meet and unite.
Kaminia: The area got its name because of the firing kiln that used to be there for the production of wine and zivania.
Kannoura: Water comes out of the earth.
Malloudiatis: The area owes its name to the wild plants that are considered highly flammable.
4. North of the village the following are located:
Vyzakeri: Its name is related to a kind of small rocks, “vizakon”.
Kokkines (Red): The soil of the area is red.
Mevounarka: An area with many small hills.
Homatas: An area with soft soil.
Ammies: Area with sandy (“ammos”) soil.
Kakoskali: An area with many steep hills, where many accidents took place.
Petrokolybia: A rocky (“petra”) area. When it rained, small lochs (“kolybia”) were created.
Dimmata: A dam that used to supply with water cultivated land.
Monovatos: An area that was impassable in the past due to its wild dense plantation. There was only one footpath.
Koukkoulos: Water in this area used to make bubbles, “koukoulize”.