Guest house | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 11
If what you're looking for is a conveniently located house, look no further than Saint John Sia House. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively island of Cyprus has to offer. With its convenient location in the center of the island, the hotel offers easy access to all the main cities and the must-see destinations.
Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this house. Guests can enjoy on-site features like self-catering,air-conditions, under floor heating, outdoor hot tub, free wi-fi access, family room, log fire place, a relaxing terrace and a car park.
All guest accommodations feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. The house is located in a green area and offers long walks and cycling ways to the near villages or into the woods. With just 15 min. drive to Nicosia capital, Larnaca City the airport, 25 min drive from Limassol city and just 15 drive from the beach and with easy access to Agia Napa and Troodos mountains the guest house ensures that you have plenty to do during your stay. Saint John Sia House is a smart choice for travelers to Cyprus, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.
|Size||Sleeps up to 11, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Makenzy beach and Finikoudes beach 12 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Larnaca International Airport 12 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Log fire, Internet access|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 4 En suites, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (4), Cots (2), Dining seats for 24, Lounge seats for 16|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, Shared garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
The Nicosia region
Nicosia, (Lefcosia), the capital of Cyprus, one of the oldest cities in our part of the world, today is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan place in the Eastern Mediterranean, rich in history and culture and combines its historic past with the amenities of a modern city.
The heart of the city, within the 16 th century Venetian walls has a number of interesting Museums and art galleries , Byzantine churches and a number of medieval and neo-classical buildings and the narrow streets retain the romantic atmosphere of the past. Much of the charm and beauty of Nicosia is to be found in the old city with its labyrinthine alleyways and elegant courtyard houses. Outside the walls the new city with its modern facilities is a cosmopolitan centre of a modern European capital.
Nicosia (or Lefkosia in Greek) is the only divided city in Europe. It might be described as the most conservative city in Cyprus. Its cental location, almost in the centre of Cyprus, makes its summers drier and hotter than the coast. Instead of the sea breeze, here you will feel an air of sophistication and cultural diversity that reinforces its capacity as a European capital. Though not a holiday destination as such, it has a lot to offer and certainly deserves a visit. With a rich history that can be traced back to the Bronze Age, Lefkosia only became the capital in the 11th century AD, and it was the Lusignans who transformed it into a magnificent city with a royal palace and over fifty churches. Later, in the 16th century, the Venetians gave it its trademark city walls, which completely encircle the Old City. The massive and architecturally impressive walls have a circumference of 4,5 km, with eleven heart- shaped bastions and three gates to the city. The walls divide Lefkosia into the Old City within, and the modern and continuously developing city outside the walls. As you stroll along the streets of the Old City, keep an eye out for hidden specialized museums, ancient churches and medieval buildings. Whole neighbourhoods as well as selected buildings are being restored and renovated to preserve the atmosphere of bygone days. Sadly, Lefkosia is still divided, with the demarcation Green Line running right across the Old City from east to west. The Municipality of Lefkosia is making serious efforts - with visible results - to revive the stagnating areas along the Green Line, in anticipation of reunification, which is the ultimate goal of both communities on either side of the divide. Crossing over from one side to the other, either on foot at Ledra Street or by car at the Ledra Hotel, is possible upon presentation of your ID card or passport.
If you happen to be in Nicosia on a Sunday, plan on taking a stroll within the City Walls and explore the pedestrian streets of Ledra and Onasagorou down to the prominent Phaneromeni Church. This bustling area as well as the yard of the Phaneromeni School behind the church is emerging as a popular venue for musical events and dance performances. Even if you've just missed an event, explore the depths of Lefkosia as you make your way to the old municipality square. En route you will discover tiny yet interesting local designer boutiques, before you ultimately reach the heart of the old city: the municipal farmers market, abuzz with shoppers stocking up for the coming week. End your morning walk with a traditional bite or refreshment in the old city's quaint restaurants or coffee shops.
Near the Lythrodontas area you will find the village of Sia. It is a traditional small village in which you can find anything you may need such as a Pharmacy, doctors, grocery shops, supermarkets, coffe-shops and restaurants. Don't forget to visit the deserted mine of cooper.
Sia is located in the center of Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaka districts. It can be reached via the Nicosia-Limassol or the Pera Chorio-Alambra highways, or via the Larnaka-Kalo Chorio-Moshiloti highway. What is more, via the Limassol-Staurovouni-Cornos road artery.
A green landscape combining cultivated and uncultivated land emerges at the entrance of the village. Pine trees, olive trees and cereals add a variety of colours and scents.
A chapel dedicated to Saint Constantine and Saint Helen is located on a small hill. At the feet of the same hill, the spring of holy-water dedicated to both saints is found running throughout the year. Heading towards the centre of the community you will see the offices of the community council and the Co-op grocery store as well as the old traditional neighbourhood of the village with the time honoured houses.During your visit in the centre of the village you have to stop at the local traditional coffee-shop, which is more than 150 years old. What is more, you will see the estate of Popular Organizations and the Sport Union Society of Sia, in which the Sia Folklore and Dancing Club is roofed. Going north, you will come across the Garden-Theatre, the chapel of Saint Prokopios and the Mediaeval Bath. On the west you can visit the church of Panagia (Virgin Mary) Chryseleoussis, the Primary School and the Volunteer Team Park, which is ideal for excursions.
Three hundred meters after the park, you can see the remains of the deserted mine, where pyrites and copper were extracted. It is worth mentioning that even today a crawlway is saved. The mine was used by the Greek Mine (Extractive) Company until the 1980's.