About the home
Sotira (meaning 'saviour' in Greek) is a warm, welcoming place and one of Cyprus's historic 'red soil' villages located a 2 minute drive from the city of Paralimni on the South East Coast of the historic Famagusta province.
The village has an abundance of traditional tavernas, restaurants, bars, bakeries & boutiques. Whether you're looking to shop, eat or just relax over a coffee, beer or glass of wine whilst watching the villagers pass by; it's just a short walk from your front door.
Sotira's cuisine has such a strong reputation that many people make the journey from places such as Agia Napa & Protaras to sample the traditional fayre.
Villavanti is just a 2 minute drive away from the city of Paralimni which offers a wide range of facilities one would expect from a city including large supermarkets, bars, restaurants, banks etc.
Trips to paralimni offer that city break atmosphere where contemporary boutiques stand adjacent to distressed old tavernas and where your senses are treated to the scent of fresh coffee, the sound of church bells and the interaction of people traversing the square. Here you will also find the large scale supermarkets of Kokinnos, Orphanides, Carrefour and Xenis on the periphery of the old town.
Just a 6 minute drive from the complex are the inimitable Fig Tree Bay and world famous Nissi Beach where the 'azure blue' Mediterranean sea await your arrival.
Snorkelling around the secluded clearwater coves of Cape Greko is popular and you will see water sport excursions and boat trips to the uninhabited city of Famagusta advertised widely throughout the region.
Water World (water park) is a family favourite and is a short journey from Sotira.
Whether you prefer the bustling night life or evening seafront walks with the family Agia Napa & Protaras are a short distance away.
Local taxi's will take seven people cost effectively to Ayia Napa for around 17 Euro for a night out.
There is also a popular bus service connecting Sotira with Ayia Napa, Protaras, Paralimin and many of the surrounding villages and as far afield as Larnaca. Local buggy or bike hire is available for a fun day out.
|Size:||Sleeps up to 8, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Agia Thekla, 5km|
|Will consider:||Corporate lets|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom and 1 en suite|
|Furniture:||Sofabeds (1), Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 8, Lounge seating for 5|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
Further details indoors:
The well appointed detached villa has a modern outlook with open plan ground floor comprising a modern kitchen with breakfast bar, substantial dining area, lounge space with 42'' plasma TV/ DVD/ XBOX and downstairs W.C. A Sony ipod docking station is conveniently located adjacent to the double patio doors which open onto the pool area.
The architectural stairs and full height glass block walling offer light onto the 1st floor landing and onto the 3 upstairs spacious bedrooms each of which are furnished with fitted wardrobes, ipod docking stations and finest quality bedlinen. The bathroom comprises a bath, shower, sink & toilet. The master bedroom has its own well equipped ensuite. The 2 twin bedrooms lead out onto the balcony which overlooks the pool. The bedrooms offer views over the surrounding landscape and beyond to Paralimni city.
Further details outdoors:
Private gardens with palm trees and bird of paradise trees
South-west facing private pool for guest use only
Garden furniture (including parasols) to seat 14 people for alfresco living
- Strictly no smoking & no pets inside the property.
- The air conditioning system is designed to regulate and cool the ambient temperature swiftly. We ask, therefore, that the air conditioning be switched off whenever you leave the property. This will enable us to be more environmentally sustainable and contribute towards maintaining best value for our valued customers.
- A welcome pack is available on request to ensure you have refreshments upon arrival (additional 25 Euro).
- Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- Preferred payment type is PayPal, Cheque or Bank Transfer in pounds or Euros.
- Balance of rental fee to be paid in full 6 weeks prior to your stay.
- Breakages may be chargeable.
- The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
- £200 deposit due immediately upon booking to secure your reservation, refundable on satisfactory condition of the property when its returned to the site staff following your stay.
- For Late Deals and Long Term Lets please enquire.
The Famagusta region
The Famagusta district spans the full southern edge of Cyprus where infinite coastal views are breathtaking. Beaches, coves, mountainous walks, historic architectural gems and a National Park make it more than just a coastal holiday.
In fact, Cyprus is one of the unique locations of the world where you can ski (Troodos Mountains) and sunbathe (any of the idyllic beaches) at the same time of the year.
It is a region filled with history including the 'ghost Town' of Famagusta which has lain unoccupied since the Turkish / Greek conflict came to a head in 1974. This can be best viewed from the sea where boat trips take sail along the coast from Protarus / Agia Napa to Famagusta whilst telling the story over a BBQ.
Konnos Bay is a shallow shelved bay providing ideal swimming conditions for young families. water sport activities include parascending, water skiing, canoeing and jetskis.
Cape Greko is a wild and rugged National Park which is elevated above the surrounding bays offering uninterupted views of the Med.
Nissi Beach and Fig Tree Bay are two of the most picturesque beaches, not only of the island but of the world.
There are also many highstreets and esplanades to enjoy a stroll with a traditional ice cream.
The Sotira area
Sotira has the charm of a small village but a deceiving diversity of amenities. The village is steeped in history, There are a number of churches and basilicas some of which contain frescos from the 12th century.
You will not fail to be impressed by a weekend evening in one of the tavernas playing live music. Here, you will be absorbed by the atmospheric culture of eating and drinking slowly to the backdrop of live traditional Greek music whilst local guests haphazardly rise from their dining tables to proceed to dance with a rhythmic and tasteful demeanour.
It is not uncommon to see families, including young toddlers gathered around the restaurant tables until the small hours; dining here is a very family embracing activity.
Mousikos- Traditional food and live 'greek' music on selected days- Pre booking recommended
Ploumins- Traditional food and live 'greek' music on selected days, extensive wine list- Pre booking recommended
Costas- Traditional taverna. Try the Meze between two with a bootle of wine. Chips are fantastic
Symos- Traditional taverna. Excellent reputation in the region. This is also a good place for premiership football.
Pizza Spice-Excellent pizza takeway.
Vasiliskos- International a la carte cuisine. Excellent steaks and sea bass.
La suite- chilled out bar serving simple food at resonable prices. Large screens play many European football matches from Spanish & English leagues.
Unlike the seasonal resorts such as Agia Napa, Sotira's agricultural heritage makes it an all year destination. If the heat of high season is not your preference, then there are many things to do between January-March & October - December when the milder blue sky temperatures allow more vigorous activities such as sea fishing, rugged walks, or even skiing in the Troodos Mountain range (January to March, dependant on snowfall).
How to get there
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Fly to Laranca - Sotira is approximately 35-40 minutes drive (40km) from the airport. Paphos Airport is approximately 90 mins drive.
Flights to Cyprus are available throughout the year from the UK and Europe by a number of major airlines including Monarch Airlines, EasyJet, Cyprus Airways, British Airways, KLM, Thomas Cook.
Alternatively, try www.travelsupermarket.com & www.skyscanner.net. for Flights and or car hire deals.
Many well known car hire companies (Europcar, Sixt etc) are based in Larnaca Airport and it's refreshingly easy to step off your flight and pick up a car for the short journey along the A3 expressway to Sotira. Follow signs for Agia Napa until you reach signs for Sotira. All roads, signs & markings are the same as in the U.K. and they drive on the same side of the road as U.K.
If you need collection from the airport please contact us: +447970 328 819 at least one day before you arrive.
Activities near Sotira
Rural / countryside retreats
Beach or lakeside relaxation
A winter sun break
14 Aug 2012
My wife, 2 children (aged 7 & 10) stayed here in this villa in October and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The small estate where the villas are in Sotira are second to none and this was our 3rd holiday in this estate and would not want to go anywhere else! The villa itself is excellent with 3 large bedrooms with master en-suite, great open plan living area, dining area and kitchen are so spacious and clean with all new modern appliances and furniture. The private pool is fantastic and so clean and inviting. The management couple from the UK live on site and they are the most lovely couple you could meet, they make sure everything is perfect for your stay they are great we think a lot of them, they do a fantastic job!! Sotira itself is great it as a fantastic bakery which does lovely croissants for breakfast and its a 5-10 minute walk and its called the Euro Bakery, there is one just around the corner from the villa but we prefer the Euro Bakery. There are some nice places to eat also in Sotira especially Old Simos which once you've gone there you will be sure to go again, fantastic food, big portions and very cheap and Simo and his family are extremely welcoming, they also do a take away menu which you can ring up then collect which is a 5 minute walk away. If you would prefer to venture to Ayia Napa its only a 10 minute car journey so you have the best of both worlds with the villa. I cannot recommend the villa enough and will be sure to return again, soon!
14 Aug 2012
Accomodation was spot on. Exactly what it says on the tin.
The local village is excellent with a couple of really good taverns. Highly recommend Simos for great food and very friendly atmosphere.
A short drive to a wonderful beach which has numerous water activities.
All in all a great holiday was had by all the family young and old.
31 May 2012
We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the villa Villavanti, the villa is perfect it had everything you needed. It was very clean, the pool was great to cool off and relax around.
Barney & Sheila are lovely people they were to hand if you needed them and cleaned the pool.
The villa is situated in a nice quiet spot in Sotira, but a short walk to shops bars and restaurants.
We took are 20 year old son for time off work, he appreciated the X Box 360 when he was chilling out.
The villa was easy to find, and from the first contact with Dino Muscatelli that owns the villa he was great.
We will book the villa again in the near future.
Hope that anyone who wants to visit Cyprus will choose Villavanti you will not be disappointed.
Julie & James Durose
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 8|
|Period||From||To||Weekly||Nightly rate|| Minimum |
|Nov '10 - March '11||29 Nov 10||1 Apr 11||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|April '11 - May '11||1 Apr 11||1 Jun 11||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|June '11||1 Jun 11||1 Jul 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|Summer||1 Jul 11||8 Sep 11||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|September||8 Sep 11||30 Sep 11||£ 500||-||-||1 Week|
|March '13||1 Mar 13||31 Mar 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
|April & May 2013||2 Apr 13||2 Jun 13||£ 400||-||-||1 Week|
|June to 20 July '13||2 Jun 13||21 Jul 13||£ 600||-||-||1 Week|
|21 July - 1Sept '13||21 Jul 13||2 Sep 13||£ 725||-||-||1 Week|
|2 Sept - 30 Sept 2012||2 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 675||-||-||1 Week|
|Oct 2013||1 Oct 13||2 Nov 13||£ 550||-||-||1 Week|
The property's weekend rates apply to: Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
- A welcome pack is available on request. This will ensure you can have refreshments upon your arrival in Cyrpus for an additional 25 Euro.
- Preferred payment type is PayPal, Cheque or Bank Transfer.
- £200 deposit is needed to secure booking. This is refundable on the satidfactory handover of the villa to our 'on site' staff at the end of your stay. (Breakages may be chargeable).
- Full balance of the rentlal fee to be paid 6 weeks prior to the start of the rental period.
- Deposits will not be refundable in the event of cancellation.Enquire now
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