A police station existed in the settlement, as did an elementary school named after the settlement and thus also called “sixty.”
In 2001, with the encouragement of Morphou Metropolitan Bishop Neophytos, the Russian Archimandrite Amvrosios Gorelov moved into the old police station. A talented hagiographer living an ascetic life he soon became the spiritual father of many living in Cyprus - Greek Cypriots, Russians, Georgians and others. With the blessing of the Morphou Metropolitan Bishop and the approval of the Holy Synod of the Church of Cyprus, the police station became a Holy Retreat of Saint Seraphim of Sarov. Moreover, today, the stone Church of Saint Seraphim is being completed in the area of the Retreat, the first monastery church in 100 years to be built entirely of stone.
The Retreat, where two monks currently reside and where holy services take place daily, has become a spiritual center but also a center for the teaching of Orthodox Ecclesiastic Art (hagiography, religious architecture, stone sculpture, wood-carving) as well as traditional organic farming and winery (producing wine for Holy Communion).