Anthony's Garden House in Episkopi, Cyprus
Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
145Trip End Feb 06, 2011
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I spent one night at this beautiful paradise of Anthony's Garden House in the village of Episkopi.
It is one of the oldest, most traditionally constructed buildings (150 years old) and dates back to the Ottoman times.
The house preserves its original traditional character which impressed me from the moment I stepped in. There are three large consecutive rooms with traditional Cypriot arches that once were used as stables for camels. In one of the three rooms there is a billiard table and a beautiful sitting room decorated in the Cypriot Traditional style.
What impresses the visitor however is its garden and all that singing and chirrup of birds. It is a small paradise indeed ideal for peace and quiet, and much relaxation.
My room was unbelievably huge –the biggest I have ever had with a comfortable sitting room, a round kitchen table with chairs, and it included all kitchen amenities for somebody who wanted to prepare a quick dish. The bathroom was spacious with a bath tub and the fruit ball was full of oranges and other seasonal fruit.
I left my luggage and with my camera I went out to see the village but returned disappointed.
When back and after walking for one and a half hours in the village, and in such a huge room and almost alone in the hotel I felt so lonely and after realizing that I could see all the archaeological sites by noon the next day, I decided to move on the next day. I called Antony and told him about my plans and he promised to see me after breakfast the following morning to give me a ride to the archaeological sites himself.
I recommend this hotel to people who want to visit the ancient city of Curium, Kolossi, visit the Wine Museum at the nearby village of Erimi, and see the temple of Apollo.
Both the owners, Antony and Katerina are incredible people and will surely direct you to the different sights in case you need guidance.