Great place, lovely people
Review Submitted: 03 June 2012
Date of Stay: May 2012
On a nice quiet road, the villa is bigger than it looks from the photos and videos. Front and rear verandas are nice for sitting out in the evenings. The neighbours even water the plants! The pool is a 5 min (max) walk, but it's worth it, very clean, with a pool bar and bookcase full of well thumbed books. The pool complex is shared by residents and owners of certain villas and apartments (mostly ex-pats), and is gated. Don't be put off! Just get someone's attention, tell them you're staying in Harry's villa and you'll be made more than welcome.
Kapparis is nice and relatively quiet, but has reasonably good bus links. Standout restaurants are Faliros, Just Italian and Karas, though there are plenty more. (Mello and Magazaki are the best of these.) LOTS of dishes come with chips!
Kennedy Avenue has plenty of supermarkets and small shops if you run out of food, suncream or other essentials.
There are 3 main beaches : Fireman's, Malama and Agia Triada. Malama is a small shallow cove, right at the bottom of a hotel/apartment complex. It's the busiest, but it does have water sports, including para-gliding, which is an amazing experience!
Agia Triada is the largest, and also has water sports; we didn't spend much time there but it looks like a perfectly nice place to spend the day.
Fireman's beach is pretty small, but really lovely and clean. Sunbeds cost 2.50 for the day (umbrellas the same) and the sea is beautiful, clear and not too deep, a great place for snorkeling. There are toilets and a canteen at the top of the hill (chips etc.), and the owner does love to belt out the odd power ballad so it's not completely silent! There was space every day day we went down there, with a mixture of families, groups, and a smattering of locals at the weekend.
You can head back 10 mins to the roundabout to catch buses into Paralimni and Agia Napa. Paralimni is the main hub for buses to places like Nicosia (just under 2 hours) and Larnaka (45 mins). They're pretty reasonably priced from 1 to 7 euros depending on distance. There are also tours available from Kapparis to places like ancient Salamis (in the North, take your passport) which are well worth it, and negotiable on price.
Short version; we'd go back in a heartbeat. There's plenty more to see. You can probably drive across in 2-3 hours and see much more, so this is my plan for next time!
Owner's Response: its always nice to receive a great review! Time Just flies when We holiday at Our villa too!
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