Kato Drys is located to the south-west of the city of Larnaka. Is stands in the middle of three cities, Nicosia, Larnaka and Limassol. It is built at an altitude of about 520 meters above sea level. The hilly terrain of the village with its narrow, deep valleys is intersected by the Saint Minas River. There are two interpretations as to how the village got its name. The first says that the village got its name from the many ‘Dryes’ (oak trees). A second interpretation says that many years ago there were two villages, Pano Drys and Kato Drys (Upper and Lower Drys) with a large Oaktree standing between the two. Kato Drys has a rich history and interesting architecture, flora and fauna with perfect cool dry climate in summer and a mild winter. The occupation of most of the village inhabitants is raising stock and, to a limited degree agriculture. Today great tracks of land in the village have been planted with various wine-making varieties of grapes, providing occupation to many of the village’s inhabitants. The village has the biggest vineyard of Larnaka region of α total area of 150 hectares.
Avtivities and Places of Interest
Visit the village churches of Agios Charalambos, Panagia Eleousa and Agios Georgios and the chapels of Saint Spyridonas, Saint Neofytos and Timios Prodromos and the Monastery of Saint Minas. Visit the Folk Art Museum and the Bee and Embroidery Museum. Follow the wine route no. 7 Larnaka and Nicosia Region which passes through the village and visit ‘Ktima Christoudia’ winery. Many local and foreign quality wine varieties have been planted in the village. Walk in the nature trails connecting Machairas forest, Lefkara, Kato Drys and Vavatsinia villages..
Grocery store, tavern, winery, coffee shops, traditional products shop
Larnaka airport 40km
Pafos airport 107km