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Information on Kato Mylos Village, which is located in the Limassol District of Cyprus

Kato Mylos Village                                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

Kato Mylos village is situated in the Limassol District of Cyprus. The village lies close to Potamitissa, Dymes, Agios Ioannis and Agios Theodoros villages.

Kato Mylos Village, which translates into Lower Mill Village, was one of two mills operating in the vicinity. The names were Pano Mylos, which translates to Higher Mill and Kato Mylos. The Pano Mylos mill was later merged with the Kato Mylos mill, and hence the name of the village became known as Kato Mylos village.

Kato Mylos Village                                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The village is built at a height of 850 metres above sea level, which means that it is cool in the summer, but cold in the winter. The height of the village also means that the village had an ample supply of water from the Troodos Mountains.

The population of the village is only around 75 people, which consists of mainly elderly residents. The village population increases, which is normal in Cyprus villages, at the weekends, festivals and during the summer holidays.

Kato Mylos Village Venetian Bridge                                                   Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

There is a very old venetian bridge at the entrance to the village, a consequence of the earlier large amount of water flowing through the village from the Troodos Mountains. The bridge was built to gain access to the village from the main road leading to the village.

Christ The Saviour Church In Kato Mylos Village                                  Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The entrance to the village is also dominated by the Christ the Saviour Greek Orthodox Church.

The village has recently acquired a new Community Council building, but arrangements have been made to keep the old Community Council building for use by the village residents for meetings etc.

Kato Mylos is built on the side of a large hill, so the narrow streets have steep inclines. There is a large drainage system built alongside the streets to help carry the flow of water through the village.

Kato Mylos Village                                                            Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

There are many old stone houses in the village, which helps maintain the traditional architecture and character of the village. There are many homes which have a clay oven in the garden to bake bread and cook, usually the Cypriot Kleftiko dish, which is cooked over heated tiles for a few hours.

Kato Mylos has become well known over the years for it's peaches, and a festival is held each year to celebrate the harvest.

Alonatzia Nature Area In Kato Mylos Village                      Photo © CyprusExpat.co.uk

The top of the village is where the Kato Mylos Dam is located. The dam is a membrane reservoir which supplies the village with water for consumption and for crop irrigation. The area has also recently been renovated and named the Alonatzia Nature Area. A picnic area has been created, where people may also swim and cook their BBQ's.

The Alonatzia Nature Trail begins by the picnic area, and the trail leads through the local nature area and ends at Agros Village. The Alonatzia Nature Trail has a short distance of only 2 kilometres.

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