Surrounded by beautiful rolling green hills and close to the small and equally peaceful town of Armou is the wonderfully tranquil village of Marathounda. A Marathounda holiday is a popular choice with those travellers who want the best of both worlds – a chance to relax in serene surroundings but also be in close proximity to the excitement and vibrancy of the city of Paphos. A Marathounda holiday rental villa will not only offer some memorable moments and stunning scenery, it will leave you feeling completely relaxed and ready to face everyday life again.
Although the emphasis of a Marathounda holiday is rest and relaxation there are some activities available within the village. This includes the likes of snorkelling, swimming, hiking and mountain biking. Activities available in the surrounding area of Marathounda village include golf, tennis, roller-blading, bird watching, paragliding, windsurfing, horse riding and sailing.
Whilst on holiday in Marathounda you may decide to explore other areas of the island. Approximately 30 miles from the village in the Nicosia District is the wonderful village of Kakopetria. One of the biggest attractions of Kakopetria is the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis. The church is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the few churches on the island that has been granted this status. The church has some wonderful examples of Byzantine and post-Byzantine art which date between the 11th and 19th centuries. Of all the protected churches on the island, the Church of Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis is considered to be one of the most interesting.
By booking a Marathounda holiday rental villa, you are guaranteed to be privy to some amazing weather, no matter what time of the year you decide to go. Most travellers head for the village during the summer months of June, July, August and September as it is usually very hot (as much as 30 degrees Celsius during the daytime). If you do not enjoy the heat, then it is best to book a Marathounda holiday for the cooler months of December, January and February when the temperature drops to a cooler 17 degrees Celsius. The annual rainfall amount for the village is 11 inches.
Jetting off on a Marathounda holiday is very simple as travellers can land at Paphos Airport (PFO) which is approximately 6 miles away from the village. Amongst the air operators offering cheap, regular flights to Paphos are British Airways, Cyprus Airways, Thomson Flights, easyJet, and Jet2. Passengers can leave the UK from a variety of airport including Newcastle(NCL), Stansted (STN), Glasgow (GLA), Leeds (LBA) and Exeter (EXT).