Mandria is a village located on the South-West coast of Cyprus in the Paphos district, less than ten miles from Paphos city itself. Conveniently situated a 10 minute drive from Paphos Airport, Mandria is a fantastic way to enjoy rural Cypriot life away from the crowds without the hassle of long bus or taxi transfers.
The tiny village of Mandria (or, according to history, Mandrio) is thought to have been founded around 500 years ago by Turkish Cypriots who originally called it 'green plain' ('Yesllona') thanks to the variety of crops and flat, coastal location. Over the last 120 years the population has more than quadrupled to around 700 inhabitants.
Mandria is still small, despite only being 20 minutes from Paphos. The main "industry" appears to be farming and the surrounding lands are all fields, where swallows swoop and the locals bend in the midday heat to tend their crops! This is a wonderful contrast to the hustle and bustle of downtown Paphos and gives a wonderfully relaxing ambience to Mandria.