Skouriotissa is in fact a mining settlement, which was created next to the mine of the same name. Its residents were almost all workers, employees or managerial staff of the mine from various areas of Cyprus. In the beginning of the 20th century, when transport was rudimentary, the workers lived in the small houses built there by the company. Later, when transport improved, many used to travel to and from their villages by bus.
The Skouriotissa settlement is also called "settlement sixty" because it comprises of 60 houses. These houses were built in a uniform way, in a forest area, each comprising of three rooms. After 1974, the settlement was abandoned as a region bordering the occupied areas and as a "dead zone" and so the abandoned buildings gradually collapsed.
Currently, the village is the headquarters of peacekeepers overseeing the dead zone, which begins a bit further down. Officers of the detachment of the Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) currently live in the very luxurious houses of the then managerial staff of the mine.