Anarita is a picturesque village located in the district of Paphos. The origin of the name of the village is not known but the most likely version states that the word Anarita came from the word Parishioner ("Enoritis". The Byzantine word "parish" means ecclesiastical region. However, at the time of the Frankish rule it also had an administrative significance. Over time, the addition of the letter "a" at the beginning of many words was made as a supplementary ornament, so the word became "anoria" and the parishioner became "anoritis". Subsequently, the word became "anaritis". The other versions are that the community probably got its name from the existence of the monastery of Agios Onisiforos, whose ruins are visible near his church, while other sources associate the name with the "anari", the Cypriot type of cheese that is produced locally. Another version refers to Anavryta which, over time, became Anarita, because water was gushing from everywhere.