There are two versions of the name of the village. According to "Voice of the Communities" magazine, the name of the village is linked to an etymological explanation. Kallepia, as written in the magazine, came from the composition of the words "beauty" and "pia", which mean respectively "beauty" and "good speech", because "the inhabitants spoke with beautiful words". The second version, according to the "Great Encyclopedia of Cyprus", is that the name of the village is associated with the adjective "kallistos" which means very beautiful. It is believed that during the Frankish period, according to the French historian Louis De Mas Latri, the village was divided into Upper (Pano) and Lower (Kato) Kallepia. Pano Kallepia, as he mentions, was a medieval feud called Calopes, while Kato Kallepia was one of the estates of the royal family of Cyprus. Noteworthy, is a devastating earthquake that struck Paphos in 1953, being one of the worst moments experienced by the village, since Kallepia of the time, suffered serious damage. The village has been characterized as a traditional settlement. Most of the houses of the village are stone-built with local stones, such as the "athasopetra" stone and the "kofteri" stone, characterized by their enclosed courtyards. Moreover, while strolling around the village, one can observe the traditional cobblestone alleys and the fountains.