|Periptero H Mesaoria, Pyrga (Cafe "In between the mountains", Pyrga)|
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|Google Map of area of Pyrga and Kornos, Larnaca district|
We only had a beer, so I can't say anything about the menu. A board at the entrance mentioned sandwiches, souvlaki, and meat cooked in the oven - but there was no sign of this while we were there. Although there was an amazing old oven in the garden.
|Traditional wood oven|
I think Sage enjoyed it too - all sorts of interesting smells from the garden and the woods, cats prowling around, some shade to relax in, and lots of attention from everyone there.
In the area: We had just been hiking around the area of Stavrovouni, a 4th century monastery with fantastic views of the Mesaoria below (more about that in the next post). An alternative day out would be to explore the pottery village of Kornos, although when we drove through yesterday we didn't find anything open. In the village of Pyrga itself is the beautiful church of St Marina, founded in the 12th century, as well as the Royal Chapel (14th century, dedicated to St Catherine). There are some amazing wall paintings surviving in both. For the Royal Chapel see: http://www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/DA/DA.nsf/All/40727CE6E1B36148C225719900323A59?OpenDocument
I suppose hiking up to the monastery, which is on the E4 route, is more dog-friendly fun than admiring churches, but it's a question of compromise, right?
|In the cafe garden|