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Kato Drys village

Located in the Larnaka (Larnaca) region, the tiny mountainous village of Kato Drys is idyllic and picturesque, offering the perfect destination for agrotourism. The village is located 36 km southwest of Larnaka, and can be reached by following the A5 and A1, and then the E105 route. Before you reach Lefkara village, you turn left towards Kato Drys.

Kato Drys means ‘lower oak’ in Greek, and the village has existed since the Byzantine period – referred to as the birthplace of Agios Neofytos the Recluse – while the name ‘Catodi’ also appears on old maps.

Its agricultural produce includes grapes, citrus fruit, almonds, olive and carobs, amongst other crops, whilst the handicraft of famous Lefkara lace is also practiced in the village, which neighbours the Lefkara area.

The village is part of the island’s 7th Wine Route, encompassing the area of mountainous Larnaka – Lefkosia (Nicosia). It has two interesting museums; the Rural Museum and the Bee and Embroidery Museum, and two significant churches; Panagia Eleousa (which dates back to the 15th century), and Agios Charalambos (which dates back to the early 19th century).

One of the biggest music festivals of the summer – ‘Feggaros’ – takes place annually at the village, during July.

Rural Museum (House of Gavriel and Eleni Papachristoforou). The museum is housed in a restored house with remarkable woodwork, a prime example of local 19th century architecture.

Southwest of Lefkara village
Tel.: 24342648
Courtesy of the CTO

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