Neo Chorio is a traditional village in the province of Paphos. It is the westernmost village of Cyprus and is directly connected to Akamas, from very old times. The main road that crosses the village, leads inside Akamas, to the properties of the inhabitants, their fields and yards.
The houses of the village are one-storey or two-storey, built with the limestone of the area and gravel connected with clay. The stones are somewhat large, rounded and the pebbles in large pieces, from the same stone.
The one-storey houses have the characteristic ruggedness, protrusion of a stone (slab) and cannula, for the removal of rainwater.
The two-storey buildings have an external stone staircase, which leads to a wooden balcony.
The paved courtyards with ovens and “stiatzia” (Shelters), for the outdoor activities of the inhabitants, surrounded by thin stone walls, with a wooden front door, sometimes with wooden lintels and sometimes with a stone arch door, with hewn stones.
Internally, the floors are made of stone slabs, such as those of the courtyard or plaster marble in various dimensions, rectangular or square.
The fireplace (the dormitory) with its characteristic and beautiful form, was used for heating and cooking.
Recently, the houses have started to be repaired in the right way and with the help of the state for the preserved buildings. The grant reaches up to 50% of the repair cost.
Preserved buildings are those buildings that have not been altered over time and retain some characteristic elements, such as stone masonry, roof, stone stairs, ovens, etc. The necessary arrangements are made with the town planning department and through a, unfortunately time-consuming, process, the result, along with financial incentives.