Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
This beautifully furnished second floor apartment comprises an open-plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a comfortable sitting area opening out onto a lovely east-facing balcony with a square table and four chairs. This is great in the morning for its energising sun and wonderful in the evening for drinks in the shade. A door from the main living area takes you to two bedrooms and a bathroom. One bedroom has a king sized bed and en-suite bathroom, and the other is twin-bedded; both have plenty of space in fitted wardrobes. There is undercroft parking and a store room where you can find the sunbeds. If you are here for a cycling holiday, bikes may be stored here safely. The sleepy village of Anafotia does not have all the trappings of tourism and the bus service to Larnaca is minimal. It is strongly advisable that you hire a car, though guests have stayed here quite happily without one, content to loll around the pool and avail themselves of the local taxis to take them to nearby beaches or the camel park (yes!) when they feel like it. A car gives you the freedom to get here from the airport in 15 minutes, and the village is well-placed for trips out to places of interest West, North or East - most in less than an hour. At home, Anafotia has the wonderful Cafe Aman where our friends Stavroula and Andreas offer a very warm welcome, and - honestly - their food is quite the best in the whole area.
This is the holiday for those seeking peace and quiet.
Additional benefits include air conditioning, satellite TV and DVD player, a growing number of DVDs and books, and secure WiFi.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Alaminos 6 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca 20 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 7|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users, Lift access|
|Further details indoors|
* a growing selection of DVDs and books. Secure WiFi
One sofa turns into a double bed; one chair turns into a dear little bed for a child
It is, therefore, possible to sleep 7 people, but not advisable.
Keys are provided to the guest for a property on the understanding that they are responsible for it whilst they are staying in it.
There will be a charge for any lost keys and you will be responsible for any other expenses in relation to replacing locks, locksmith call out charges etc.
We will deliver to you all the information you need by email prior to arrival. It is important that you follow the instructions we provide to avoid confusion - please read them. It is your responsibility to keep us informed of changes to your email address and/or telephone numbers and any flight information you have provided to us.
Check-in after 16.00 and departure by 11.00. (These times may be flexible). Late Check-out may be possible but must be agreed with us before the date of departure. Late departures may be subject to a "late departure fee".
The property will be checked for any damage on departure and any costs incurred will be advised at this time.
Payments can be made by paypal or bank transfer.
A 25% deposit is required within 7 days of booking. A 100% deposit is required if your booking date is within 28 days of arrival.
The final balance is due 56 days prior to arrival. Failure to pay your final balance may result in cancellation of your booking and the loss of your deposit.
If the behaviour of any of the guests is in the opinion of us unacceptable, then we reserve the right to ask them to leave the property and/or terminate the rental agreement immediately. This policy is for the benefit of all our guests.
Cancellation of your booking will result in loss of deposit in all cases. Cancellation of your booking within 28 days of arrival will result in payment of 50% of the total booking value. If you have to cancel within 14 days, 100% of the cost will be retained.
Under no circumstances will we be held responsible for any accident, injury or damage, and any related expenses which you incur whilst staying in the property.
It is recommended that you take out Travel Insurance cover before arriving with adequate cover to meet any possible expenses either medical, consequential or third party.
This property is professionally managed.
The Larnaca region
Larnaca is the nearest town being only 20 minutes by car. There you will find plenty of shopping opportunities in the many streets and passage ways. There are also large supermarkets such as Carrefour if you need them. Larnaca also has many places of interest to see. Along the treelined promenade there is a host of good places to eat as well as a good blue flag status beach with sunbeds, parasols and watersports. There is a Marina at one end of the promenade and the Fort at the other. There are also two museums, the church of St. Lazarus and various ancient sites across the town. If you take the coast road to Larnaca, you will pass the Salt Lakes which are home to migrating Flamingos during the winter months.
Larnaca has something for everyone - beautiful beaches, including the famous Phinikoudes Beach, a marina, delightful promenades lined with palm trees and an array of cafes, bars and restaurants over looking the sparkling Mediterranean sea.
There is also a good range of shops both Cypriot and British (Marks & Spencer, Debenhams) as well as an excellent choice of traditional and international restaurants.
The excellent road connections put Larnaca within easy reach of other resorts including Ayia Napa, Protaras and Limassol.
Larnaca is a thriving port with a cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is a significant tourist and commercial area. It is a convenient base for exploring the island. Pedestrianised sea front is lined with plenty of Cypriot cafes, bars and restaurants to suit all ages. At the northern end of the promenade there is a large marina where regular boat trips can be booked. Larnaca has a long history and there are many places of interest to see and explore. Ayia Napa is a 30 min drive to the east and is renowned for its night life. It also has a water park highly suitable for families. To the north a 30 min drive will take you to Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus.
St Christopher's Gardens is located in the traditional Cyprus village of Anafotia. Situated in the Larnaca district, ten minutes drive from the town of Larnaca, it is a charming little village with a long and esteemed history. Anafotia is built on hills surrounded by green areas presenting to the village a picturesque look. Just 2km away
from the village is Larnaca Coast with its beautiful natural beaches.
Anafotia is a delightful village 6km from the beach, 3 km from the popular town of Mazatos and 15km from Larnaca airport.
Anafotia is situated slightly inland and perfectly positioned to offer a relaxing break from a hard days golf, visiting the beaches or the numerous attractions the area offers.
There are many ancient sites and museums to visit in Larnaca. The Archaeological Museum has exhibits dating back as far as 3000 BC from the local sights of Kition and Choirokatia. There are actual remains of the ancient city of Kition and the most visible are at Leontiou Machaira near the Archaeological Museum.
The Pierides Museum houses 3,600 exhibits of the private collection antiques of Demetrius Pierides and there is also theTurkish Fort and Medieval Museum. The fort was built in 1625 and is now a small museum containing mainly suits of armour.
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17 Sep 2012
"A very relaxing stay"
We arrived in Larnaca in the 34 degree heat (it had been 40 degrees a week or so before). We had a lovely relaxing time at St Christopher's Gardens and really enjoyed our stay. The apartment is well appointed with everything you need and quite well maintained. The DVDs were a great alternative in the evenings to Fox Movies(!) and I think we must have watched most of them, that's if I wasn't already asleep by 10pm!!
Anafotia is a very quiet place (probably a little too quiet for our nine year-old) but it was just what we needed and the pool was always something else to look forward to after a long drive discovering the local attractions. We managed to get out every day to visit all the local places of interest and travelled as far as Episkopi (Kourion Archaeological sites) and Cape Greko. We found small beaches locally, explored Mazatos and the Camel Park and we snorkelled at Cape Greko and loved it, though it was a little scary trying to get back onto the rocks as there was no beach there to be found! There are lots of supermarkets around for the self-catering as eating out is expensive. A hired car therefore is an absolute must as the buses are few and far between from the village and sometimes the driver decides to leave early!!
I have to mention Stavarouni Monastery - a must-see. The view is amazing from the top. We also found a great Fish and Chip restaurant on the beach of the Sovereign Base at Dekhelia. Its an open-sided restaurant right on the beach, so very cool and Cape Greko is an amazing place to see and swim.
We ate at the local taverna a couple of times for 40-50 Euros and it was quite reasonable for three of us, though we didn't want the full Meze as it was too much!! Our time spent in Anafotia was most enjoyable, we made friends in the village with Stavroula and Andreas at Cafe Aman and some of the other local residents too. What lovely people. The Cypriots are all very genuine people and love children too.
25 Aug 2012
"A lovely apartment"
We have just had a very enjoyable two weeks in Cyprus, staying at this lovely apartment. The place was exactly as described, and had everything we needed. It is spacious, clean and in a quiet locati… More
15 Aug 2012
Top end apartment with WiFi internet which is hard to find in this location. I have stayed in the same apartment about 4 times this year and I would highly recommended it.. The apartment block itself is very quiet which was ideal for us. There is a small communal pool which I never saw anyone use apart from us. A family friendly beach a short drive away.
4 Oct 2011
"Amazing holiday destination, perfect for all age groups, great weather and crystal clear sea"
The St Christopher's Gardens apartment is very well furnished, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need. It's also under 30 minutes drive from Larnaca airport. Your car is always cool thanks to a shaded parking bay and there is also a fantastic pool with shaded and sunny areas.
The local town is a 5 minute walk away and has an awesome restaurant where no matter how much we ate or drank, the bill never came to more than €20 per head. The food was also amazing! There is a great Supermarket a short drive away.
The best nearby beach was Governors Beach. The water was crystal clear and had fine sand (rather than stones). It had brilliant white cliffs and lots of caves to explore. We also visited the fantastic Nissi beach in Ayia Napa and the mythical Aphrodite's rock. However these were a fairly long drive away.
We visited the Fasouri water park in Limassol, which, according to the locals, is the best water park on the island. It was about a 40-minute drive but was well worth the journey. It had entertainment for very young children as well as the slightly older 25-year-old children. Like me. On the way home we stopped at a very nice beach restaurant on the main beach in Limassol. It was very cheap and we were sat on a table on the beach about 6 feet from the sea.
We also drove up the mountains to Troodos. The scenery and the drive up the winding roads were fantastic.
The area seemed to be very popular with cyclists and the apartment had a downstairs storage cupboard, which could be used to store about 5 bikes.
The holiday was fantastic. Thank-You Mrs Knapp for letting us stay in your beautiful apartment in a beautiful area.
23 Sep 2011
"Lovely apartment in a superb location"
Had a fantastic week's break in this very well furnished, comfortable flat. We really enjoyed the tranquility of the complex, situated just outside the charming village of Anafotida. The local people were extremely hospitable and the traditional meze of the taverna in the village was great! The complex is very well maintained and the amenities met our needs perfectly. We particularly appreciated the glorious sunsets over the rural surroundings. The complex was very easy to reach from Larnaca airport but did not suffer from aircraft noise. It was lovely to enjoy the day at a gentle pace of life, either by the pool, or at the closest beach which was within easy reach by road. It is certainly advisable to hire a car as the complex is quite 'off the beaten-track' of the typical tourist. Cyprus has a huge amount to offer and the apartment's location, close to a major motorway, means that enjoying the rest of the country is also easy. The apartment is an ideal place to stay for a quiet, relaxing holiday in delightful Cypriot countryside.
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