The village

The residency is located in a village called Treis Elies, in the Marathasa valley, west of the highest peak Mount Olympus (1952m) in the mountain range of Troodos, Cyprus. The village has roughly 20 habitats all year round.

There are rich and varied ecosystems in the area in different altitudes. The wild vegetation includes rich flora of mostly pine trees, aspens, cedars, range of seasonal flowers, such as roses are found in the areas covered by wild vegetation and herbs, especially near the river banks.

In the residency garden and the village there are several fruit and nut trees, including mulberry, cherry, apple, walnut, fig and almond. In the surrounding forest there are several pine trees over 400 years of age.

Around the village there is conventional cultivation of cherry orchards, wines etc. with chemical fertilisers, herbicide and pesticide use. The intention of the residency is to participate in part with local administration and new organic farmers initiative of the younger villagers to move towards natural cultivation and soil improvement practices.

The village is accessible by bus daily from Limassol. There is a small fruit and vegetable shop in the village and two kafenios.