Once a traditional farming village on the south coast of Cyprus, Oroklini (also known as Voroklini) is popular with ex-pats and winter residents, particularly Britains. It is a pleasant mix of modern holiday homes anchored by the old village centre.
Most visitors choosing holiday rentals in Oroklini will want to enjoy the two miles of sandy beach in the area. Sunbathing, swimming and watersports can all be enjoyed here. At the eastern end of the town is the CTO (Cyprus Tourist Organization Beach, one of the most popular in the summer. It has a restaurant, beach shop, showers and good facilities making it ideal for families as well as couples. There are several watersports companies in the area along with a dive centre for instruction and diving trips. Quad bike tours are also available. Enjoy Cypriot hospitality in the local tavernas and restaurants in the evening. They are renowned for their mezze along with the local bouzouki music.
Larnaca is just a short drive from Oroklini holiday rentals and offers evening entertainment, restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and a multiplex cinema. This capital city is ideal for shopping and enjoying some of the antiquities in the area. The remarkable church of St Lazarus and his marble sarcophagus can be seen in the Holy of Holies. The Turkish fort was built in 1625 and now houses a museum. The courtyard is a pleasant garden during the summer months. The ancient town of Pyla is nearby and is best known for its mediaeval keep. Pyla is on what is known as the “green line”, the divide between northern Cyprus which is Turkish owned, and southern Cyprus which is independent.
Oroklini holiday rentals enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate with hot dry summers and mild, pleasant winters. Temperatures reach an average 35°C (95°F) in July and August. The coolest days in January will still average 17°C (63°F) and overnight temperatures are always well above freezing. The area has very little rainfall with most showers coming between December and March.
The nearest international airport to holiday rentals in Oroklini is Larnaca (LCA) International Airport which is just outside the centre of Larnaca. This is the main airport on Cyprus and has regular flights from all over Europe. It is served by British Airways, EasyJet, Jet2, Monarch and Ryanair for those wanting a cheap flight from the UK. The journey to Oroklini from the airport is just 15 miles and takes about 20 minutes along the main A3 motorway. Pick up a hire car or use a local taxi or bus.