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The village Agios Ambrosios is found on the main Limassol-Omodos-Platres street, at a distance of about 27 kilometers north-west from the city of Limassol. It is one of the most beautiful winemaking villages of the Limassol district; it was and will always remain known for its viniculture. Proof for all these are the excellent wines produced by the ecological winery of the village that has made Agios Ambrosios known throughout Europe.



The village has undergone several fluctuations of its population. In 1881 the inhabitants run up to 165, increasing to 212 in 1911, to 252 in 1931, and to 365 in 1960. Then the urban pull hit the village, as well as all the other winemaking villages, and as a result the inhabitants decreased to 337 in 1973 and to 304 in 1982. In the 2001 census the inhabitants numbered 310.

 

A remarkable geomorphologic phenomenon, which is associated with the region of Agios Amvrosios, is the "capture" of waters from the Paramali river by the river Kryos that is a tributary of the Kouris river. Whilst the river Kouris descends from Troodos following an almost straight southwestern direction, appearing to be a continuance of the Paramali river, precisely north of Agios Ambrosios it makes a 90? turn to the east and joins with the river Kouris. Between the turn and the upper part of the river Paramali there are all the evidence proving that -indeed -it is in this area that the "capture" of the waters from the Paramali river took place. It is one of the very few classic examples of a "river capture" that we have in Cyprus.

 

One of the main sights that the visitor can see in the village is the church of Saint Ambrosios, created in the 14th century, as well as the chapel of Saint Elisabeth with the Byzantine frescos and also the chapel of Saint George, created in the 11th century.




A visitor coming to the village can find freshness and rest under the large mulberry that stands in the village square and at the same time enjoy his/her coffee or beer in the coffeehouses thereabout.