Spilia (Σπήλια ) is a community in the Nicosia District of Cyprus.

Year Population


1960 555
1982 307
1992 181
2001 162

Spilia, Photo: Alexandros Daskalakis (Αλέξανδρος Δασκαλάκης)

The Name is derived according to a version from Roman tombs discovered in the area of Spilia called by the Cypriots Spilioi.

Many left the village of Spilia around the 1980s. Around Spilia there are various abandonded villages such as Anemourka, Asproi, Freritzi, Karterouni, Pyrkatis

In the village is the church Agios Antonios build around 1850, there is also another church with the same name from 1970
The village has also a folklore Museum and a Museum of Skarparis in a traditional house of Andreas Chryanthou build in the year 1870

Communities around Spilia : Agia Eirini, Lagoudera, Saranti

See also

Kourdali (Κούρδαλι)

Images Cyprus, Nicosia District