Achna ( Άχνα ) is a town in the district of Famagusta in Cyprus. It has about 2000 inhabitants and was founded after 1974 near the ancient village of the same name. The place is known for the football club Ethnikos Achnas. The Achna Dam is popular with fishermen, its area with birdwatchers.


The village Achna in ancient times was a sanctuary of Artemis - Cybele. Due to its numerous archaeological finds have been made, including in the 19th century by Max Ohnefalsch judge, who sold his findings to European museums. 1966 again found instead digs.

In 1974, the village, after the armistice in the Cyprus conflict, but plundered still occupied by Turkish troops and. The inhabitants were in the nearby grove of Achna ( Δασάκι της Άχνας, Dasaki tis Achnas ) refuge, where they built a makeshift tent city ( Achna Refugee Camp ). Later, the new village was built within sight of the old, which ( now uninhabited ) located beyond the Green Line. 2006 a camp was erected in New Achna for Lebanese refugees are staying during the Lebanon war.



  • Kyriakos Charalambidis ( born 1940 ), author

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  • Location in Cyprus