Tsada

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Tsada
Τσάδα
Tsada is located in Cyprus
Tsada
Tsada
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°50′8″N 32°28′29″E / 34.83556°N 32.47472°E / 34.83556; 32.47472Coordinates: 34°50′8″N 32°28′29″E / 34.83556°N 32.47472°E / 34.83556; 32.47472
Country  Cyprus
District Paphos District
Government
 • Mayor Mr. Iordanis
Elevation 615 m (2,018 ft)
Population (2001)[1]
 • Total 1,050
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Postal code 8540

Tsada (earlier (before 1985) written Tsadha) is a relatively big village 8 km North of Paphos city center. Although the proximity between them, the 600 m elevation difference gives to the Tsada area a totally different identity. The climate is much cooler all year long (during the hot and humid summers in Paphos the temperature gap can reach 6 °C) and it also is one of the few areas in the Paphos District that snows almost every year by the end of January. Tsada was the home village of EOKA national hero Evagoras Pallikarides. Although the history of the village can be counted 500 years ago, there is no significant architectural character, and only a few residences were reconstructed in the traditional way. It can be said that the only thing that makes the village special is the astonishing view towards Paphos and its sea. Currently mass developing is taking place in nearby hills, with high-end luxurious villas with panoramic views of Paphos and the Mediterranean sea being constructed over the last 5 years. The "Mellisovouno" hill between Tsada and Koili village hosts Paphos television and radio antenna.

Landmarks[edit]

There is a 12th-century chapel just outside the village that used to be a part of a Monastery. Nowadays "Stavros tis Minthis" is right next to an 18-hole golf course, Minthis Hills [1] (formerly Tsada Golf), the first ever created in Cyprus. Here a resort will be created, with villa designs blending traditional and modern architecture and at the same time the natural environment will be enhanced.

Transportation[edit]

Tsada lies next to a transportation hub linking most of Paphos district's villages. Is next to the current route from Paphos to Polis, and to the main route towards traditional villages like Kallepia and Choulou. There is a bus connection to both Paphos and Polis − Lachi area on a daily basis. By 2010 Tsada will be accessible via the A7 which is planned to give Polis a Motorway link. Moutti Tou Naki street is one of the busiest arteries of the village.

Official site: http://www.tsada.org/

References[edit]

  1. ^ Census 2001