Things to do

The bee and embroidery museum

The Bee and Embroidery Museum is home to over one thousand antique items including old farming equipment, household tools, and furniture as well; all of which gives one an insight into Cypriot culture and the way Cypriot families once lived.

Furthermore, visitors to the museum can learn everything about bees and beekeeping, and also watch the process of how wine and Zivania is produced during the grape harvest season.

In an additional neoclassic house situated on the property there is also an exhibit of traditional lace and embroidery together with other vintage artefacts that visitors can enjoy.

Opening hours:

In the winter (November to May) the museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. but closed on Thursdays. 

Starting in the summer (June to October) opening hours are 10:00 a.m. - 13:00 p.m. and 16:00 p.m. - 19:00 p.m. daily except Thursdays when the museum is closed.

Tours can also be arranged for organised groups upon request.

Admission to the museum is €2.  For students the fee is €1.

Folk art museum of Kato Drys

 

The Folk Art Museum is housed in a traditional stone-made house from the 19th century that originally belonged to couple Gabriel and Eleni Papachristoforou.

Some years after their passing their heirs donated the house to the Cyprus Department of Antiquities who restored the structure and converted it into a local museum decorated in a way to replicate a traditional rural household.

The house consists of a "dichoro" (meaning "two areas" or a large room divided in two by an arch) which once functioned as a living room, dining room, reception hall and working area, and is very frugally furnished.  There is an upper level room too that contains the couple's iron bed, a woodcut closet, a sewing machine, and decorated plates sitting on a plaster-made cornice.

The "sospito" ("inner house") or "tzellari" (cellar) was once used as a storage area for foods and tools and also functioned as a small barn.  Passing by the storeroom, you will find yourself in the "maeirkon" (kitchen) with a "tsiminia" (the fireplace in which food was cooked) and all the utensils necessary for the preparation of meals and bread.

Saint Minas Monastery

Agios Minas female Monastery, is found on our way from Vavla to Kato Drys or even the opposite.

The Monastery has its roots from the Venetian domination, when it has been founded. During the Ottoman period a radical renovation took place in 1754. Consequently it degraded and was abandoned. In 1965 after it was renovated, it was transformed into a female communal Monastery. This is how it still exists today.

You will find a big variety of sweets, fruits and herbs all cultured and hand made by the nuns.

Fengaros Music Festival

Fengaros Music Festival has been taking place every summer since 2011 with a huge success in the village of Kato Drys. The festival consists of 3 stages that usually accomodate more than 30 groups/artists while other happenings within the village enrich the festive 3 day concert.

Artists and groups from Cyprus, Greece and other countries perform in rythms such as pop/rock, blues, ethnic, psychedelic rock, traditional music, jazz etc.

The main objective of the festival is to deliver a selection of high quality music presented in a picturesque enviroment which combines the natural beauty and the herritage of the stonebuilt village.