2-3 miles from the village. The highest rocky outcrop
is “Yiouti” with a shear cliff edge containing two huge caves
facing the sea. The southern landscape consists of hills and
plains extending 7 miles to the southern coast of the Karpasia
It is believed the original village was known as Gnaptokomi or
village of the Gnaptodon, meaning producers of leather products
made from animal skins. It is believed the present name of
Eptakomi came about following the amalgamation of 7 surrounding
smaller communities (the remains of these can be seen today at
the locations known as: Ayios Epifanios, Archangelos Michael,
Ayia Agathi, Agia Erini, Apostolos Loukas, Naptokomi, Gnaptokomi).
Prior to their displacement by the Turks, the majority of
Eptakomides farmed the land and kept animals as shepherds. Now
Eptakomides can be found all over the world including the UK,
USA & Australia but longing to return to their parental homes
but free from the Turkish occupation.