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Fyti or Phyti or Foiti (Φοίτη ) is a village, community, situated on a plateau located 25 kilometers north east of Paphos and 20 kilometers south east of Polis Chrysochous. There are several small villages within a 3 kilometer radius of Phyti including, Lasa, Kritou Marottou and Anadiou all residing at an average altitude of 680 meters.

Due to the altitude and cover from the surrounding landscape Phyti village enjoys a pleasant climate all year round with long dry summers and winters that still remain warm and predominantly dry rarely seeing frost or snow. Phyti along with two other villages in the Paphos district have been ranked as grade A tourism villages. The houses are built of local stone and have changed little since the village was created in the 1800’s, the population of the village has fluctuated throughout the years and in the 2001 census the community's inhabitants numbered 97.

During the early 1900’s the village became a spiritual and educational centre for studying and the children from neighbouring villages would travel to Phyti for their education which is from where the village is said to have gotten its name as the Greek word Foito sometimes written as Fyti translates to study.

Phyti is the main centre of the weaving craft in the district of Paphos and is one of the most important weaving centers in Cyprus. Fythkiotika is the name given to the textiles manufactured in the village and they are renowned for the flamboyant coloring and variety of patterns employed in their designs.

Vistiors can study the village heritage by visiting the museum of weaving and folkloric art or admire the architecture including the stone houses, 2 stone made fountains or visit the two authentic Cypriot taverns.

Year Population


1960 342
1982 197
1992 149
2001 97

Population (2001)

- Total 97

Time zone EET (UTC+2)

- Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Postal code CYP

Area code(s) (00)+ 357

See also

Fyti Weaving in Cyprus - What is it, and how can you get involved?

* Paphos



* http://www.phyti.org.cy/english/indexen.htm
* http://www.paphosfinder.com/gallery/fyti.htm

Images Cyprus, Paphos District

Districts of Cyprus

Famagusta · Kyrenia · Larnaca · Limassol · Nicosia · Paphos

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