Kato Pyrgos

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Kato Pyrgos
Κάτω Πύργος (Greek) Kato Pirgo (Turkish)
Kato Pyrgos
Kato Pyrgos
Kato Pyrgos is located in Cyprus
Kato Pyrgos
Kato Pyrgos
Location in Cyprus
Coordinates: 35°10′52″N 32°41′08″E / 35.18111°N 32.68556°E / 35.18111; 32.68556Coordinates: 35°10′52″N 32°41′08″E / 35.18111°N 32.68556°E / 35.18111; 32.68556
Country Cyprus
DistrictNicosia District
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total1,036
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Kato Pyrgos (Greek: Κάτω Πύργος) is a village in Cyprus. Kato Pyrgos is the only Greek Cypriot village located on Morphou Bay and controlled by the Republic of Cyprus. Due to its location, being surrounded by the Troödos Mountains, the Turkish controlled exclave of Kokkina, and the Green Line, it is rather isolated and difficult to reach, and gets significant numbers of visitors only in August during summer vacation.

A Green Line crossing point was opened near Kato Pyrgos on 18 October 2010 to facilitate travel from there to Nicosia.

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