Amiantos is built in the mountain range of Troodos and belongs to the geographical region of Pitsilia. The name of the village came from the first resident of the village, Chatziktoris, who originated from Pelendri and use to come daily to the mine to work, where he created the first inn and in 1923, he became community leader and the village was named "the village of Chatziktoris" and the area of the mine was named Pano Amiantos. In 1924 another community leader was appointed and the village of Chatziktoris was named Kato Amiantos, which was also preserved until 2005 when the two communities merged and became Amiantos. Another version says that the name of the village came from the asbestos mine that existed in the area. The first inhabitants of the village were the workers of the mine. It is worth noting that, just before the creation of the mine, there was the monastery of Saint Mamas with orchards, gardens and cold running waters.