Kato Drys

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Kato Drys
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Ayios Minas monastery in Kato Drys
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Kato Drys
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 34°51′3″N33°18′15″E / 34.85083°N 33.30417°E / 34.85083; 33.30417 Coordinates: 34°51′3″N33°18′15″E / 34.85083°N 33.30417°E / 34.85083; 33.30417
CountryFlag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus
District Larnaca District
Population
 (2011) [1]
  Total129
Time zone UTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST) UTC+3 (EEST)

Kato Drys (Greek : Kάτω Δρυς) 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).

Greek language Language spoken in Greece, Cyprus and Southern Albania

Greek is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece, Cyprus and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea. It has the longest documented history of any living Indo-European language, spanning more than 3000 years of written records. Its writing system has been the Greek alphabet for the major part of its history; other systems, such as Linear B and the Cypriot syllabary, were used previously. The alphabet arose from the Phoenician script and was in turn the basis of the Latin, Cyrillic, Armenian, Coptic, Gothic, and many other writing systems.

Cyprus Island country in the Mediterranean

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Larnaca Place in Larnaca District, Cyprus

Larnaca is a city on the southern coast of Cyprus and the capital of the eponymous district. It is the third-largest city in the country, after Nicosia and Limassol, with a metro population of 144,200 in 2015.

Its average altitude is 520 meters above sea level. The village is set in hilly terrain with narrow, deep valleys, through which flows the Agios Minas river.

Agios Minas Place in Greece

Agios Minas is a former municipality on the island of Chios, North Aegean, Greece. Since the 2011 local government reform it is part of the municipality Chios, of which it is a municipal unit. It is located on the central east coast of the island, just south of Chios (town). Its land area is 13.049 km². Its population was 3,271 at the 2011 census. The seat of the municipality was in Thymiana. Its next largest town is Neochori (587).

Kato Drys is pictured on the Cyprus one pound note.

A significant figure from the village is Saint Neophytos, born in Kato Drys in 1134. The house in which he was born still stands today. Sir Reo Stakis (1913–2001) was also born in the village.

Sir Reo Stakis was a Cypriot hotel magnate, longtime head of Stakis Hotels.

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

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References

  1. "C1. POPULATION ENUMERATED BY SEX, AGE, DISTRICT, MUNICIPALITY/COMMUNITY AND QUARTER (1.10.2011)", Population - Place of Residence, 2011, Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus, 2014-04-17, archived from the original on 2014-04-20, retrieved 2014-04-20
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Ayios Minas monastery