Discover Agrotourism Kato Drys: the village depicted on the Cyprus £1 note

Kato Drys: the village depicted on the Cyprus £1 note

Kato Drys is a small village in Cyprus, southwest of Larnaca. It is near the villages of Pano Lefkara (4 km), Kato Lefkara (4 km), and Vavla (6 km).

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The village’s  average altitude is 520 meters above sea level. The village is set in hilly terrain with narrow, deep valleys divided by the Agios Minas river.

Kato Drys was pictured on the Cyprus one pound note

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The most prominent personality originating from the village is Saint Neophytos who was born in Kato Drys in 1134. The house where he was born still exists.

Sir Reo Stakis (1913–2001) was also born in the village.

There is a small church dedicated to the Saint Neophytos located on a hill near the village.

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Unfortunately, many houses are abandoned and partially or fully demolished

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Wikipedia

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