Kato Drys [Kato Dhrys] village has an unbeatable charm made that much more unique because of its picturesque setting. With only 150 inhabitants and a stone-built architecture, Kato Drys [Dhrys] retains a quintessential quaintness that is hard to find and far from what one could describe as simply ordinary.
Located on a hilly terrain in the southwest of Larnaka, this village is characterised by gorgeous deep narrow valleys through which the Agios Minas River flows. It also borders the scenic villages of Pano (Upper) Lefkara, Kato (Lower) Lefkara and Vavla.
Kato Drys [Dhrys] village is perfectly positioned in that it stands in the middle of the three largest cities of Cyprus making travel to it conveniently easy. Being only 40 km from the airport and Larnaka town, just 50 km from Nicosia and Limassol and only 20 km from the coastline makes Kato Drys [Dhrys] village a central hub from which many excursions can be planned.
Near enough to the village are a myriad of historical sites to visit in which one can become lost in the legendary tales of the history that is Cyprus. These include the prehistoric site of Khirokitia (7th millennium BC), the Convent of Agios Minas (18th century), the Monasteries of Machairas (12th century, dedicated to the Holy Mary) and Stavrovouni(15th century, and which reportedly houses a part of the Holy Cross) and finally Kourion (an ancient city with a spectacular amphitheatre still in use today).
For nature buffs, nearby Lefkara and Troodos are home to an array of nature trails that will astound you with their biodiverse fauna and flora.
Found in the village of Kato Drys [Dhrys] is the Local Agricultural Museum and the Bee and Embroidery Museum which exhibits over 1000 items giving you an insight into Cypriot culture and the old way of life in Cyprus.