Kato Pyrgos is the main village of Tylliria. It is built on the northern foothills of the Troodos mountain region, at the largest and most beautiful valley of the area and along an incomparable crystal beach. The name of the village derived from “Troulli”, a small building resembling a tower (Pyrgos) located on an imposing beach hill of the area. In reality, “Troulli” was used as an observation post during the Venetian period, whereas renovation works have recently begun by the Department of Antiquities of Nicosia.
Although located in the Lefkosia (Nicosia) district, due to the Turkish invasion of 1974, the village of Kato Pyrgos is now only accessible via the Pafos (Paphos) region; reached by-following the A1 and the A6 motorways. After arriving at Pafos, take the B7, then the E704 to find the village in the heart of the beautiful area of Tylliria.
Built on the northern foothills of Troodos, the village uniquely combines coastal front with hillsides, and its surroundings of both beach and mountains – coupled with the fresh fish that comes from the fishing shelter of the village – make it a popular holiday resort.
The village is also home to the historic and significant Chapel of Panagia tis Galoktistis (Virgin Mary) which contains hagiographies dating back to the 12th and 14th centuries. Legend tells that the chapel was built with milk (‘Galoktistis’ in Greek) after the Virgin Mary answered the prayers of the villagers to heal their diseased sheep.
An old oak tree stands in the village square, dating back to 1898, and is over 20 metres high.In the nearby fields of the village, a variety of fruit is cultivated, and Pyrgos peaches are particularly famous. Kato Pyrgos is also known as one of the island’s main natural charcoal producers.
The family-run Tylos Beach Hotel is located in the small village of Kato Pyrgos. It boasts a private beach area and air-conditioned rooms overlooking the mountain or the sea.
Fitted with floor-to ceiling windows, the bright guestrooms feature a flat-screen TV and seating area. Each opens out onto a balcony.
A Continental breakfast is served daily. The on-site restaurant offers local Cypriot dishes. Room service is also available.
Tylos Beach Hotel is 28 km from the Baths of Aphrodite and 35 km from Akamas National Park. Wi-Fi is free in public areas on the property. Private parking is complimentary and can be found on site.