As the Cyprus countryside prepares for a stunning Autumn transformation, the cooler weather and crisp falling crimson leaves call for carefree days exploring the great outdoors. But what happens when you don’t feel like driving all the way back home? My Cyprus Insider is on hand, with our team having narrowed down some dreamy spots to call it a night when your feet tire and your mind yearns for the ultimate rest and relaxation in nature.
1. Oinou Strata, Vouni
Craving time out with a loved one in stunning style? Look no further than a stunning agrotourism complex going by the name of Oinou Strata, boasting three luxury suites that may well have stepped out of a fairy-tale. Each named after a different type of wine – Shiraz, Merlot and Champagne – just take your pick, and prepare for luxury with a real homey feel.
From four-poster beds to gorgeous vintage style bathtubs and just about every other glamorous amenity imaginable, you may not want to ever leave the comfort of your stylish room. But when you do fancy a drop to drink and a nibble outside the confines of your suite, head down to the cosy wine bar on the stunning premises, serving local vino in swish ambiance!
Where? 5 Ellados St, Vouni, Limassol. Tel: (+357) 25-944244. oinoustrata.com
2. Oikia Roti, Vasa
Oikia Roti is located in the picturesque village of Vasa Koilaniou; another bucolic spot in the Limassol winegrowing district that gives you the chance to kick back in traditional style, with gorgeous views from all of the rooms. The residence itself was lovingly updated and restored while keeping true to its old-world charm, constructed with wood and local hand carved stone. Modern amenities have been added to provide guests with the perfect combination of comfort and class, while maintaining its traditional, rustic allure and history.
Just take your pick from 5 private suites – Fireplace, La Juliette, Chrystalleni, Elsita, and Eleni. Kitchenettes are also available in two of the suites if you’d like to cook up your own treats. Common areas surrounded by breath-taking panoramic views include a pool, outdoor lounge, and a patio perfect for breakfast al fresco or an afternoon coffee/frappe. A real cosy oasis in a place where time stands still, it’s a slice of heaven at its best!
Where? Vasseon Street, Vasa Koilaniou, Vasa. Tel: (+357) 99-971971. www.oikiaroti.com
2. Oinoessa, Lofou
Ask for the ‘Palatoui’ room at the gorgeous Oinoessa and you can cosy up with your other half by a roaring fire, before taking a dip in the gorgeous adjacent jacuzzi. Located in the heart of the Limassol winegrowing village in Vouni, Oinoessa comprises a variety of stone-built houses with deluxe studio apartments complete with their own kitchen area and homey living room spaces.
A building that dates back to the middle of the 18th century, all of the studios have been lovingly restored by local artisans alongside the family owners, keeping all original features intact with a great mix of local stone and wood. Large patio doors from the studio living rooms lead out into a tree-lined courtyard for moments of relaxation and respite while you can head out for a walk in the village and put your best foot forward through the maze of cobbled streets that tell tales of a rich winemaking history.
Where? Centre of Lofou village, Limassol district. Tel: (+357) 99-373371. www.oinoessa.com