The old south gate of Kakopetria is located at the lower end of the village and it is the historical entrance to the village. The entrance was constructed during the Medieval period and it was the main gateway for travelers and visitors coming from the southern coastal regions of the island. The entrance consists of a stone archway, which leads to the old town of Kakopetria. At the top of the arch, there is a small room that was used as a guard post to monitor who entered and exited the village. This entrance was also used for defensive purposes during times of war or invasion. Today, the old southern entrance is considered an important monument of the village and attracts many tourists who come to admire its architectural beauty and learn about the history of Kakopetria.