Dherinia is a small village next to Famagusta and was originally was called Yerinia, but the people in their everyday use of the language changed it to Dherinia. History tells us that there is a strong possibility that settlers arriving from Yerinia in Cyprus after the Trojan War established a settlement, naming it after their mother city.


In the village there are three churches that would be of interest to those who appreciate Byzantine art. The 15th century church of Ayia Marina Manayia, a church dedicated to the Holy Mother, preserving some 17th century icons and finally, near the village centre stands the church of Ayios Georgios, a small mediaeval church. In Dherinia there is also a Folk Art Museum of great interest.