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Prodromos (Greek: Πρόδρομος ) is the main centre for winter sport in Cyprus. Cyprus' three ski slopes are located on nearby Mount Olympus. The village belongs to Limassol District. The number of inhabitants has decreased steadily in the past years, at last count (2001) there were 141 left. Prodromos is also the village with the highest altitude in Cyprus, being situated at 1,380 metres above sea level.

Prodromos , Photo : Augusta Stylianou Artist

Year Population
1946

511

1960

484

1982 318
1992 208
2001 141

Prodromos is named after John the Baptist, whose title in Greek Orthodoxy is Prodromos meaning 'the Forerunner [to Christ]'.

Prodromos, in the background the Hotel Verengaria

Verengaria was named after Berengaria of Navarre who married Richard I of England (better known as Richard the Lionheart) on 12 May 1191 in a church of St. George in Limassol.

Prodromos

Prodromos

Agios Ioannis Prodromos (John the Baptist) Church, 1935

Prodromos
Πρόδρομος

District Limassol District

Government

- Community Council President: Andreas Avgousti
Elevation 1,380 m (4,528 ft)
Population (2001) - Total 147
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
- Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Postal code 4840 Lemesos

Cyprus

Postal code 4840 Lemesos

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Communities around Prodromos: Palaiomylos, Lemythou, Pedoulas, Phini, Pano Platres, Kakopetria

See also

Trikoukkia (Τρικουκκιά )

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Districts of Cyprus

Map of Cyprus

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