Pyla Village

Pyla, Cyprus

Simona Bertolaso

Pyla

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Borghi
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Inglese
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Description

<p><strong>Pyla </strong>is a village in Larnaca District, Cyprus. It is one of only four villages located within the United Nations Buffer Zone, the other three being Athienou, Troulloi and Deneia. Pyla is located in the eastern part of the island, adjacent to the British Sovereign Base Area of Dhekelia.</p>
<p>Pyla is among the oldest villages in Cyprus. The village was first inhabited during the Middle Ages.</p>
<p>On several old maps it is marked with the names Pila or Pilla. The name of the village is Greek which leads to the assumption that the village existed during the Byzantine years. The name "Pyla" is after the Greek word "&pi;ύ&lambda;&eta;" (entrance), probably because it was the only way to travel to the plain of Mesaoria.</p>
<p>The University of Central Lancashire has a campus in the village, the only British university to have a site on the island.</p>
<p>Several of the most luxurious hotels in Cyprus are located in the tourist area of Pyla, such as: Golden Bay, Lordos Beach and Sandy Beach. This strip is lined with a mix of taverns and restaurants, as well as tourist shops and boutiques, which all run parallel to the beachside which offers organised facilities, as well as kiosks and ice-cream stands.</p>

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