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Why should I visit?
Kato Pyrgos is a small village of almost 1500 people in the Tylliria area in West Cyprus. It is a place rich in history and heritage, lying on the roots of the Troodos Mountain range with view of the sea. Kato Pyrgos is one of the few villages left in Cyprus where the natural environment remains virtually untouched and maintains its natural beauty.
Three winter season rivers run through the area. “Flevas”, “Potamoudes” and “Katouris”, which enter the village and wind up through it to reach the sea. For everyone who wants to marvel the area’s sights on foot the Tylliria water dam just outside the village, is an ideal spot for fresh water fishing and hiking. The Community of Kato Pyrgos offers a unique and rare sea, mountain and fresh water combination which everyone can enjoy.
What can you do here?
Although Kato Pyrgos is considered as an isolated village in Cyprus, its natural untouched beauty and its characterisation as a riverside and seaside destination make it a great sustainable beach holiday.
The beaches in Kato Pyrgos are famous for their cool and lucid waters, ideal for the hot summer months. The beaches are some of the cleanest on the island and if you are lucky you might spot a school of dolphins playing far out in the sea.
Rich in history and culture, Kato Pyrgos hosts many monuments, chapels and churches. Findings from the 14th century and tombs of the Hellinistic and Roman period were localized in an area next to the village. Moreover, visitors can go and see the Chapel of Virgin Mary “Galoktisti”, built using milk instead of water, around the 12th and 14th century. The newly built church dedicated to St. Konstantinos and St. Eleni located in the village square hosts a precise reproduction of the image of Virgin Mary of the Kykkos Monastery in Cyprus. Visitors during their walks around the village can also learn more about the history of Kato Pyrgos through heroes’ memorials.
What makes Kato Pyrgos special?
Fishing is a way of life and an income source for the fishermen of Kato Pyrgos, and visitors can approach the fishing boats, see the fishermen clean their nets and even buy fresh fish straight from the boat! Saint Nicolas’ open air chapel is situated at the port offering his patronage to all sea men. The photovoltaic technology and ramps for people with disabilities are evidence of the sustainable way of living the people of Kato Pyrgos are trying to follow.
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