The man who breathed life back into his dying village

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After living abroad for more than 30 years John Papadouris returned to his childhood home in Cyprus and was shocked to find the village he grew up in had almost become derelict.

1209169_10153264305250331_460386535_nMr Papadouris decided to restore Kalopanayiotis to its former beauty and after about 10m euros ($13m, £8.3m) of European funding his efforts were so successful that the government has been inspired to restore other places in the Troodos region.

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One thought on “The man who breathed life back into his dying village

  1. The Troodos region is totally awesome, ! We spent hours taking the Eroad, not the B8 from Limassol. The highest point being Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters!! There are plenty of waterfalls, nature trails and it’s lovely and fresh because of the altitude. Platres, from recollection seemed a good spot. X

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