Episkopi (Greek: Επισκοπή, Turkish: Episkopi; is a village lying partly in the Limassol district of Cyprus and partly in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri and Dhekelia. It is approximately 14 km (9 mi) west of Limassol and 40 km (25 mi) east of Paphos. Episkopi is built on the hill of ancient Kourion, close to the western bank of the Kouris River.
Episkopi Bay, Cyprus
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In the medieval Kingdom of Cyprus, Episkopi was granted in fief to the House of Ibelin. It was in the hands of Federico Cornaro of the Republic of Venice from 1367 and granted to him in 1374 by the indebted king. It was known as La Piscopia da Cornaro, and the branch of the Cornaro family descended from Federico became known as Cornaro Piscopia.
Twin towns – sister citiesEdit
Episkopi is twinned with:
- Argos, Greece
- "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20
- Rogge, Sabine; Grünbart, Michael (2015). Medieval Cyprus: a Place of Cultural Encounter. Waxmann Verlag. p. 152. ISBN 9783830983606. Retrieved 7 June 2019.; Konnari, Angel Nicolaou; Schabel, Chris (2015). Lemesos: A History of Limassol in Cyprus from Antiquity to the Ottoman Conquest. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. p. 252. ISBN 9781443884624. Retrieved 7 June 2019.
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