BEAUTIFUL SETTING WITH COMMUNAL POOL AND SEA/MOUNTAIN VIEWS
Sleeps Max: 6
Year Built: 2007
Internal Area in m2: 149
Plot Size in m2: 600
Car Parking: ALLOCATED
Is Car Hire Advised: Yes
Beautiful Peaceful Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia Region
If you want an action packed noisy holiday our home is not for you. However if you want a peaceful relaxing time in the sun you will thoroughly enjoy it. Our house is beautifully constructed and was built in 2007, set back a few hundred metres from the sea and with a backdrop of the Kyrenia mountain range. The house is fully equipped and if you have a problem Mehmet in villa 82 is there to help. The site has a beautiful 25 metre communal pool which is equipped with a children's pool and playground, shoiwers, toilets and a shaded area as well as sunbeds and umbrellas. There is an English run restauarant and bar with Live Sports called "Stevies Bar" only 5 minutes walk from the house. The quaint village of Esentepe is under 10 minutes drive away and has several restaurants and shops and a couple of hotels. You can have free Internet access at the Esentepe Villa hotel if you have your laptop with you. The main resort town of Northern Cyprus, Kyrenia, is 20 minutes drive and has a multitude of supermarkets, restaurants and hotels as well as several beautiful sandy beaches. The town is steeped in history and the weekly Wednesday market is very popular.
Algadi Beach and Karpas Peninsular
Just under 10 km away is the beautiful sandy Algadi beach which is one of the homes of the Northern Cyprus turtles. The turtles are protected and lay their eggs in the sand.. Also to the east of Tatlisu is the Karpas peninsular which also has several turtle beaches and many wild donkeys and goats. The peninsular is not developed at all and extends for over 30 miles of winding country roads and breathtaking scenery.
Famagusta and Salamis Bay
Today, Famagusta is a bustling university city where Cyprus' oldest and the biggest university Eastern Mediterranean University is located.
Famagustans love shopping as you will discover from many stores and small artisan shops in the old city. New shops, stores, cafĂ©s and restaurants also line up the Salamis Road on the way to the University. Like the old traders from centuries ago, trade and shopping are part of the sine-qua-non of a visit to Famagusta.
Strolling in the mediaeval old city, shopping for souvenirs or bric-a-brac, drinking your Turkish coffee at Bandabuliya at Namık Kemal Piazza (where there's free wi-fi internet connection), having yummy cakes at a patisserie near Desdemona's Garden and Porta del Mare or just walking by Laguna Beach marina with the locals at sunset Famagusta slowly grows on one and does not leave you easily.
You can also visit the Roamn remains at Salamis. Shaded beneath a forest of acacias, the ancient city of Salamis dozes under the Levantine sun. Excavations at Cyprusâ€™ most important archaeological site have yet to gather steam and much of the city still lies undiscovered beneath the sand dunes. For anyone interested in antiquity, Salamis is a treasure-trove of Roman and Byzantine remains; where visitors can explore crumbling basilicas, royal tombs and wander along classical colonnades which have stood undisturbed for centuries. Once youâ€™ve had your cultural fill thereâ€™s a lovely beach nearby where itâ€™s possible to camp for the night.
Salamis was founded by the Trojan hero Teucer having been exiled from Greece by his father King Telamon. The fledgling settlement quickly grew to become the greatest Cypriot city-kingdom and a key player in the complicated wars of the Hellenic period. In the 5th century BC Salamisâ€™ most famous native-son Evagoras united the 10 Cypriot city-states in a federation that fought the Persian Empire to a standstill. The Romans established Salamis as the capital of Cyprus and it remained the main commercial centre through the early Christian and Byzantine era. However, the city was to suffer a melancholy fate, with a combination of seismic activity and Arab piracy bringing it to its knees. Later the harbour began to silt up and Salamis was abandoned.
Salamis Bay is the unexpected highlight of many peopleâ€™s trip to Cyprus and youâ€™ll need a whole afternoon to really do it justice. From the car park itâ€™s a 15-minute walk to the ruins, so bring a decent pair of walking shoes and a bottle of water. One and a half millennia of neglect mean the whole area is unprotected from the elements and the site is much as it was when Arab raiders last ravaged it. Many of the obvious artefacts have been looted or damaged, but what remains is impressive and the fine Roman amphitheatre occasionally hosts the odd musical or theatrical performance.
As the sun sets itâ€™s easy to imagine Salamis as it was thousands of years ago, and as night falls you get the eerie feeling that youâ€™re surrounded by spirits from the cityâ€™s turbulent past returning in search of long-forgotten friends.
General FeaturesAir Conditioning, Cable/Satelite TV, DVD Player, Furnished, Games Console, Hair Dryer, Open Fireplace,
Outside FacilitiesGarden, Loungers, Outside Dining, Table/Chairs,
Local Activities and SuitabilityAdventure, Children, Countryside, Communal Pool, Mountains, Playground/Park, Relaxation, Water Sports,
Kitchen and Dining FacilitiesCooker, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Dining Table, Freezer, Fridge, Gas Fuel, Grill, Microwave, Pots/Pans, Toaster, Washing Machine,
Bedroom and Bathroom Facilities3 Bedrooms, 2 Double Beds, 2 Single Beds, Free Linen, 2 Bathrooms,
Unsuitable ForSmokers, Wheel Chair Users,