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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Arakapas, Cyprus your home away from home

The Greek island of Cyprus is a popular destination for holidaymakers and there are many hidden gems away from the main tourist areas. One such place is the village of Arakapas, which sits at the foothills of the Troodos Mountains in the centre of this Mediterranean island. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, villas and apartments.

Things to do on holiday to Arakapas, Cyprus

This area of Cyprus has some fantastic places to explore and is popular for hiking and sightseeing. The Troodos Mountains are also a popular destination for mountain biking. Perhaps surprisingly though, the mountains also offer winter skiing with 10 ski runs for people of all abilities. There is plenty on offer here for sports enthusiasts with several golf courses and tennis courts in the south western corner of the island A drive to the south coast of Crete takes about one hour and there are some lovely sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming in the Mediterranean Sea. Various watersports can be tried in Cyprus including water skiing, paragliding, jet biking, banana boats and diving. Fasouri Waterpark is about half an hour away and has slides, wave pools, tubes and a lazy river amongst other things. There are a few places to dine in the area including restaurants, coffee shops and tavernas serving mainly local and Greek cuisine. Visitors will find some shops here too with souvenirs available including a few local arts and crafts. Self catering holidaymakers will be able to purchase food and drink from the supermarket and a butcher shop.

Places to visit on holiday to Arakapas, Cyprus

Arakapas has some interesting old buildings including the 11th century church of Panagia Iamatiki. Visitors can enjoy the community gardens as well as the plethora of bougainvilleas, geraniums, grape vines, lemon, orange, pomegranate and walnut trees in the village. The island has many interesting towns and buildings to visit including the ancient Curium and Kolossi Castle in the Limassol area. The Stone Age settlements at Choirokitia are also well worth a visit and are located half way between Larnaca and Limassol.

Weather in Arakapas, Cyprus

Cyprus is generally warm throughout the year and very hot in summer. The warmest time of the year to visit Arakapas is generally July and August when the average is approximately 32 degrees centigrade. However temperatures can reach as high as 42 degrees centigrade during the summer months. January is the coolest time of the year with an average of 15 degrees centigrade. Rainfall between June and September is rare with the wettest time of year normally around December and January when there can be occasional heavy thunderstorms.

Travel to Arakapas, Cyprus

Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is approximately a 45 minute drive from Arakapas and has flights to and from many European cities such as Athens, Budapest, Copenhagen, Brussels, Gothenburg, Kiev, London

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    We had an excellent stay at Paradise House. The property was large, comfortable and well appointed.

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                                                                                                    We had an excellent stay at Paradise House. The property was large, comfortable and well appointed. We appreciated the texts we received from Toulla during our stay and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a host and the property as an ideal base from which to enjoy Limassol.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    All that was needed to a tranquil holiday

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                                                                                                    I stayed at the property for over a week with my daughter. We were looking for a quiet place just to relax, but also be able to eat out and do some exploring as and when. Thankfully the studio offered us all we needed. As we arrived, the lady of the house, Jane was there to welcome us and give us some good information etc. She is a nice, helpful lady with good local knowledge. The rest of the holiday was about us having the freedom to enjoy our time, which we thoroughly did. The location is beautiful and remote enough to be away from the hustle and bustle of normal touristy places, however, if you have a car (which I think is essential) all the places you may want to visit are only a short drive away. The nearby village has a few good restaurants, takeaways and bars, but you can always go further-afield to other towns to get pretty much any type f food you like. The fresh produce you can buy from most fruit seller (even on the side of the road) are great, and staying in a self-catering place like this gave us the possibility to pick and choose what we wanted to eat. All in all, there is nothing I could fault about the location and this property; Thank you for making our holiday very pleasant and one to remember! Arash and Aimee
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2016
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                                                                                                    Great apartment

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                                                                                                    Incredibly helpful owner who went far above and beyond our expectations regarding our arrival. The apartment is excellent - modern, clean, with excellent facilities. Location is at the quiet end of Limassol, which I believe is a positive as it is a very nice end of town and taxis are easy to come by should you wish to travel to the old part of town. Be aware that the complex is incredibly quiet (silent) during the evenings therefore this may be an issue if drinks on the balcony is an important part of your trip! I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this venue and will certainly book again.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016