Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7
Lemonia Courtyard takes its name from the large lemon tree in the centre of the private courtyard that makes this house so unique. Built in 1722, the house was once the home of the village Mukhtar (mayor) and is a delightful example of an old stone built house that has been tastefully modernised, while retaining most if its character features.
If you want a change from stereotypical rented concrete villas, and would like to immerse yourself in the local culture rather than dip into it, then you will love this house.
The courtyard encompasses the main building and a separate annex. Six adults can comfortably sleep in the three bedrooms and there is a cot available for a little one if required. The circular pool is ideal for cooling off in on hot, lazy days and the lemon tree not only provides welcome shade, but is perfectly placed to support a hammock too. You'll never be short of a splash of citrus for your gin and tonic!
A generous upstairs veranda provides views of the village and is ideal for enjoying a sunset brandy sour. It also overlooks the large, private courtyard which has ample space to sit, enjoy the pool or have a lazy barbecue.
|Size||Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Chlorakas Beach 2 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos Airport (PFO) 25 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, Yes, smoking allowed|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Games room, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Paphos region
Even if you've been here before, there's always a new world to discover. Cyprus lies at the crossroads of three continents, where East meets West and a new experience awaits for you under the sun every day. Where Championship Golf courses, inviting beaches, and breath-taking mountain trails lie in easy reach.
Offering up a smorgasbord of sophisticated resorts, archaeological treats and beaches that are busy throughout the year, it's no wonder Cyprus is one of the Mediterranean's most popular holiday getaways.
Birthplace of the goddess of love, Aphrodite, is a year round holiday hotspot and one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, Cyprus has long been one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Why is this you ask? Well it could have something to do with those eight-month long summers, some of Europe's most spectacular beaches, and that history, all 6,000 years of it. Holidays in Cyprus really do have every angle covered.
Get off the beaten track and you'll discover traditional Greek villages, mountain tavernas and another world far removed from the tourist resorts, full of old men wiling away afternoons playing backgammon in street cafes. And let's not forget those Crusader castles, ancient Greek and Roman ruins or those age old Neolithic settlements. When it comes to history there really is nowhere quite like Cyprus.
But what sets this island apart from the rest of the pack has to be its startling beauty. Where else can boast of forested mountain vistas full of wild flowers in the spring and ski slopes during winter? Or beaches made of the finest sands and the clearest turquoise waters you've ever seen? Whether you're into your secluded coves, deserted bays or family-friendly stretches of sand, you are sure to find the beach of your choice in Cyprus. Mind you, you could just forget the beach altogether and hit the waterparks, the golf courses or all those museums and archaeological sites. When we say that Cyprus is the holiday destination with a little bit of everything
The currency is the Euro and most European visitors will not need any visa to enter. As a previous part of the British Empire, Cyprus seems immediately familiar to British visitors. Driving is on the left, the plugs are of the three-pin British style, and English is widely spoken.
Pafos (Paphos) was the capital of Cyprus for 600 years in ancient times and its archaeological legacy is such that UNESCO has put the whole town on its World Cultural Heritage List. Chlorakas village is on the outskirts of Pafos.
It was the centre of the cult of Aphrodite with numerous temples such as her sanctuary at Kouklia built in her name and the area known as Petra tou Romiou believed to have been where the goddess rose from the waves.
The intricate floor mosaics in villas dating back to the Roman period depicting scenes from Greek mythology are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean.
One of the columns around the church of Agia Kyriaki is known today as St Paul's Pillar. Tradition has it that when the Apostle arrived in Pafos and started preaching, paganists tied him to a pillar and punished him with thirty-nine lashes.
Equally impressive are the underground Tombs of the Kings carved out of solid rock and decorated with Doric pillars.
The museum at Maa-Paleokastro near Coral Bay has an interesting collection of artefacts from the period of Mycenean Greek colonisation of Cyprus.
The monastery of Agios Neofytos has wonderfully colourful frescoes painted on the walls in a cave that a hermit carved out of the mountains.
Chrysorrogiatissa monastery is also worth visiting for its fine icons and a taste of the locally produced vintage wine from its own winery.
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2 Sep 2014
"Beautiful Villa that feels like a real home"
We spent two weeks at Lemonia Courtyard and had a wonderful time. It is a large old villa with real character and Jo has decorated it with beautiful traditional things from Cyprus. There is a small po… More
30 Jun 2014
"A wonderfully relaxing holiday"
We really enjoyed our 9 night stay at Lemonia Courtyard in June 2014. Located just a few minutes walk from the centre of the village on one of the main roads running through Chlorakas, this house is i… More
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