Welcome to Kato Pyrgos
Located on the northern Troödos foothills, the charm of this small resort lies in its remoteness. Kato Pyrgos is about as far out of the way as you can get in the Republic, yet attracts a regular summer clientele of Cypriots, who come to escape the commercialism that they feel has overwhelmed the more popular coastal resorts. The approach is via Pomos and a winding coastal route flanked by undulating countryside punctuated by the occasional flock of goats. Past the Turkish Cypriot enclave of Erenköy (Kokkina), the road drops down to the Med and into the centre with its handful of coffee shops and restaurants flanking a small square shaded by a soaring oak tree, which is said to date from 1898. Don’t expect palm-fringed promenades and white sandy beaches; Kato Pyrgos has a mildly shabby, old-fashioned appeal.