Villa | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Villa Julian, 10 minutes east of Kyrenia, is set at the end of a cul-de-sac, in its own walled garden with a private pool. It is fully air-conditioned with a double bedroom and double/twin bedroom downstairs and master bedroom with en suite on the first floor. The kitchen, living room and dining area are open plan with access to the outside terrace and pool side.
The design of the house and gardens means that there are ample places for relaxing with sun or shade, regardless of the time of day. A massive terrace on the first floor takes full advantage of the sea and mountain views. Large outside terrace areas give ample opportunities to eat "al fresco" in private or with guests.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Ercan 35 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||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, Telephone|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, 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 (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Kyrenia region
Northern Cyprus has a typical eastern Mediterranean climate - long hot dry summers from mid May to mid October and short mild winters from December to February. It enjoys approximately 340 days of sunshine and a sea temperature rarely below 63 deg F.
Northern Cyprus has many historic and heritage sites. You can you wander around the temples, amphitheatres and also admire the mosaics of Salamis, the most romantic ruined city left by the Romans. There is also the fairytale Castle of St Hilarion which commands an imposing position above the bay of Kyrenia, inspiring Disney for the castle in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kyrenia is steeped in history, it dates back to the Trojan war when settlers arrived from Achaea and established towns in the area. With many ancient archaeological sites in the area you will find yourself surrounded by a rich tapestry of history and culture.
You will find the cuisine rich, varied and reasonably priced.
Cyprus is a haven for nature lovers with millions of birds making it their home every year. You will find yourself surrounded by beauty and fragrance with skyscraping mountains and verdant plains to explore.
The coastline of Northern Cyprus is generally quite rugged but has many secluded and sandy beaches that are not crowded even in the summer months. Turtle beach is unique in that around the end of June, beginning of July, the turtles come to lay their eggs. The eggs hatch in late August to early September and volunteers are welcomed to help guard the nests or to watch the newly hatched baby turtles struggle down to the water’s edge.
Ozankoy Village, half a mile from the villa, has several good restaurants, a butcher and also a convenience shop, open all hours. There are three sandy beaches nearby, with restaurants, sunbeds etc.
There are a large number of shops and restaurants in Kyrenia itself, which is a 10 minute drive westwards along the coast.
All the usual beach activities are available including paragliding and sub aqua in the clear waters. Although you may just decide to relax with a drink in one of the many bars on the harbour and watch the world go by.