Kato Drys is located southwest of the district of Larnaca and is bordered by the villages of Pano Lefkara and Vavla. A characteristic privilege of the village is its hilly relief shape with the narrow deep valleys. There are two versions of the origin of its name. The first version says that it took its name from the many oak trees that existed in the village. According to a second version, many years ago there were two villages, the Pano Drys and the Kato Drys and between the two villages there was a huge oak (drys). During the period of Frankish rule it kept the same name while in some old maps it is marked as Catodi. The village existed during the Byzantine period, since it is mentioned that it was the origin of Saint Neophytos the enclaved, who lived when the change from the Byzantine period to the Frankish period took place. According to tradition, between Kato Drys and Lefkara, there was another settlement called Apliki, which was abandoned in the late 18th century due to frequent landslides and land erosions. According to tradition, the parents of Agios Neophytos came from Appliki and moved to Kato Drys, where the Saint was born.