Pyrgos is officially composed of two villages, the larger Kato Pyrgos (Greek: Κάτω Πύργος, Turkish: Aşağı Pirgo) and the smaller Pano Pyrgos (Πάνω Πύργος). Together they have around 3000 inhabitants. Pyrgos is the only Cypriot town located on the Morphou Bay 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.