Kritou Terra Villa is a charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The villa enjoys complete quietness and privacy, and with the nearest house over 250m away, you can really enjoy that away from it all feeling of solitude and country living.
A restored farmhouse with lots of character, it is set in a blooming garden full of bougainvillea, jasmine, roses, and geraniums, as well as lemon and almond trees. With amazing views of the surrounding countryside, including Kritou Terra village, the green valley Troodos Mountains, and , the villa's superb secluded situation makes it perfect for family holidays, nature lovers or romantic holidays.
Spa Treatments are now available in the comfort of your villa - choose from massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, facials, manicure, reiki or even your own private Yoga lesson. Prices & more details available on request, please book your session prior to arrival.
Free Car Offer: Free Toyota RAV4 car including comprehensive insurance included in above rates - great value compared to renting a car separately! This comfortable car has air-conditioning and seats 5 people. Free airport transfers to/from
Pafos Airport also provided.
History of the house: Looking to get away from it all? This quaint hideaway is the place for you. Built in the early 1900's, Kritou Terra Villa was originally a small granary (â€œAloniâ€? in Greek), where the annual harvest of wheat & corn was threshed and then stored every Autumn.
The Aloni was converted into a home in 1989, and completely renovated again in 2002, when a swimming pool was added. Built using only traditional building materials of the locality, such as stone, solid wooden beams and bamboo, in 1996 the house was featured on a TV programme by the national broadcaster (RIK) as an example of traditional village architecture, and authentic renovation by local craftsmen.
Situated at approx. 300m above sea level, in a fresh green environment, the villa completely escapes the humidity & extreme high temperatures usually found down at the coast in the midst of summer. The pool (8 x 4 m) is surrounded by a spacious patio where you can enjoy spectacular views across Kritou Terra valley.
Looking for more than peace & relaxation in a tranquil setting? As well as those activities previously mentioned, Kritou Terra is an ideal base for hiking & hill walking (mixed wilderness & agricultural land with a very good track & path network). The whole area has interesting & varied terrain with many spectacular views & an abundance of natural & cultural interest, including forest, gorges, valleys, streams, & vineyards.
Excellent hiking territory also exists nearby in the Akamas peninsula (forest and wilderness) & to the east in the mountains of Paphos Forest (Stavros tis Psokas) where wild moufflon can be seen. Birdwatching is also popular, some birds spotted include Scops owl, Bonelli's eagle, blue roller, golden orioli, beecatcher, falcon, as well as the common Cyprus warbler, sparrow and swallow.
A visit to the local environmental centre is also recommended, this centre is a pioneer in environmental education in Cyprus, as well encouraging rural revival & village renewal.
- Free Car Offer: Free Toyota RAV4 car including insurance included in above rates, great value compared to renting a car separately!
- Long Stay Offer: All bookings of 3 weeks and longer receive a 10% discount on above prices.
- For Stays of 1 month and longer, please contact us for special prices.
- Prices include free car, comprehensive car insurance, collection and drop-off to Paphos Airport, air-conditioning and welcome pack on arrival.
- Please note that the 2nd bedroom upstairs is not suitable for children under 8 years old to stay on their own, due to the outdoor staircase.
The whole Laona area is very beautiful, with a wide variety of landscapes from coastal to hill country. Guests interested in seeing the Spring flowers should visit between the beginning of March and the end of May. The main bird migrations, when a wide variety of species may be seen, take place in Spring and Autumn. The Troodos mountains, which reach to 2000 metres, and Paphos forest (home of the moufflon, the island's indigenous mountain sheep) are close by. Other activities in the vicinity are hiking, hillwalking and birdwatching.
A charming traditional stone house with a private swimming-pool located on the outskirts of the village of Kritou Terra, near the holiday beach resort of Polis. The restored farmhouse enjoys complete quietness and privacy, with the nearest house over 250m away. Rates include a free car with comprehensive insurance and free airport transfers to/from Pafos Airport.