Agios Theodoros was a mixed village until the Turkish Cypriots left the community after the Turkish invasion in 1974. Nowadays, it has about seven hundred inhabitants and extends to the coastal area, as several residents have chosen to build their residence in the area of Pentaschinos, while it has almost an equivalent number of holiday homes. It is one of the largest villages in Cyprus in size and this is evident from the fact that its coastal front is 8.5 km long. The name of the village came from the patron saint, to whom the majestic church of the village is dedicated. The village is not marked on old Cypriot maps and it is very likely that it was created by ancient settlements that existed in the area and appear on medieval Cypriot maps, such as Anastadia, Xeugalio, Capno, Vasilopotamo and Pendasino. The road leading to the coastal area of the village is called "Valley of Pentaschino" as it is washed by the river Pentaschinos that crosses the village and ends at the sea. One of the many traditions about the name of the village mentions that it was named so because of the existence of a large snake river ("koufi") in the area that was as long as five ropes.