Apartment | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This garden apartment is located at the Aphrodite Beachfront Village resort at Gaziveren, in Morphou bay, North Cyprus.
Though a self catering apartment, fully equipped for everything you and your family may need for your stay, there is also the fine dining restaurant the Joya Bar and Bistro which has a well earned first class reputation on the island for exceptional European and Turkish food.
The resort is designed to maximise the sea facing position of every apartment and is meticulously maintained 365 days a year.
The beach is also maintained by resort staff and provides the perfect safe shallow waters in which to let your children play and gain their water wings while you watch from the comfort of your sun lounger on the sand.
Water Sports, Spa facilities, relaxation areas and beautiful simultaneous ocean and mountain views make this resort a unique place to spend your North Cyprus holiday.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Gaziveren 100 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan International Airport 65 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
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Sea view|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Air conditioning, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Cooker, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Bicycles available, Climbing frame|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
The Nicosia region
The Morphou area is on the west coast of the island and enjoys spectacular sunsets directly into the ocean every evening. This side of the isalnd is often slightly more windy than the eastern side and as such provides a perfect environment for water sports. Aphrodite Beachfront boasts the first Kite-Surfing Club in the North of the island.
The town of Guzelyurt is appropriately named - translating from Turkish as 'beautiful land'. The area is known for its citrus fruits and other agricultural produce. The landscape is very different to that of the rolling hills around Kyrenia for example. However the scenery is no less breathtaking from the Aphrodite Beachfront resort as you are able to take in the Troodos mountain range to the South and the shimmering sea to the North.
Guzelyurt is one of the places of interest in North Cyprus mostly labelled so because of its apparent peacefulness and the fact that it remains largely unaffected by tourism. It is an ideal picnic spot for escaping the noise and rush of the city and spending the day in peace. In spring the light breezes scatter the white orange blossoms and you can smell the fragrance form all around, while in other seasons the golden oranges and lemons shine on the trees.
There are lots of places to visit in this immediate area.
Visit the former monastery of St Mamas, or the natural history and archaeological museum, with a collection ranging from the prehistoric age to the Byzantine period. Other archeological treasures can be seen such as the Akdeniz Village tomb, an important bronze age site, the Ayios Giorgios Maronite church in Korucam, or the Ayios Panteleimon Monastery in Camlibel.
The Mavi Kosk or Blue House can also be found at Camlibel and is surrounded by myth, hearsay and speculative stories regarding its original owner Byron Pavlides who built it in 1973. Now a museum you can visit and learn more about the house on the road to Korucam. You will need your passport or ID card to gain access to the House which is now within a military area.
Another town close to Aphrodite Beachfront is the town of Lefke. Lefke is a mixture of coastline and vast mountains, lush with citrus groves. It is the only place in Cyprus where the Yafa oranges are grown, and it is also popular for growing soft fruit. Three dams provide constant water all year round, which is why agriculture is so successful in this region.
Close to Lefke you will find the ancient city of Soli. The origins of Soli can be traced back to the 6th century BC. You can see a Roman theatre, Basilica and Agora which were discovered in 1929. The theatre is still used today for concerts and plays.
Slightly further away are the remains of the Palace of Vouni. Set on top of a mountain, it is thought to have been built during the Persian occupation in the 5th Century.