THE VILLAGE

The beauty of the picturesque Tochni village attracts even the most demanding locals. It is a very small village of around 350 people. The center of the village has not been affected by modern intrusions, and what time has destroyed is been carefully restored and preserved.

The name of the village is said to have been derived from the word "Techni" which means art. The ancient Tochnicians were famous for cutting and curving the stones.

A fine example of this stone work is the church of St Heleni & Constantinos in the village square. It is the only church that is built on a bridge and it is one of the 3 churches that have been built By St Helen around 300AD on her quest to find the Holy Cross. One piece of the Holy Cross was glowing guiding St Heleni to the point where the church is built today.