The House of Achilles has a magnificent 'Palati' which is an elegant and spacious sitting room. The kitchen is fully fitted with full size fridge/freezer, dish/washing machines. The dining area seats 8-10 comfortably. There is a king size traditional brass four poster bed in the master bedroom with en suite: a traditional double brass bed in Xanthus with en suite and a twin bedroom with traditional brass beds with en-suite. All the beds are draped with mosquito nets. A terrace runs the length of the house overlooking the swimming pool and garden which has been planted with fragrant franzipane, jasmine and stephanotis, almond and loquat trees. All furniture, fixtures and fittings are of the highest quality. Hand laundered Cotton linen and towels are provided. There is a small library with up to date novels, maps and guidebooks. The House of Achilles is expertly maintained & managed and is a small family business. Rates quoted are for 6 persons 2 extra guests can be accommodated
The House of Achilles: The House of Achilles is located in the UNESCO World Heritage site village of Khirokitia. It is a Traditional Listed 19th century Stone house that was completely restored in 2006. It is a unique base from which to explore the delights of the island of Cyprus. Set in its own fragrant garden with a terrace running the length of the swimming pool,it is a peaceful and tranquil retreat from the modern world. The house has three double bedrooms with their own bathrooms, a magnificent 'Palati' : a vaulted room which is an elegant and gracious sitting room. An open plan fully fitted kitchen and dining room which will seat 8-10. Cots and highchairs are available. The house can be rented as a whole or it can be split into 2 self contained units. The House of Achilles is furnished and maintained to the highest standards. Fixtures and fittings are of the best quality. Linen and towels are provided. Prices quoted are for 6 guests but extra guests can be accommodated.
The village of Khirokitia is the cradle of civilisation in the levant. It is the site of the 1952 excavation that unearthed a 7000BC Neolithic site that is still the most important archaeological dig in Cyprus. The House of Achilles is situated on the edge of the village along a private road. Khirokitia is a 25 minute drive from Larnaca International Airport. The family friendly Blue Flag Governor's Beach is a 10 minute drive away . There are nature walks from the front door of the property. Khirokitia is a working village with approximately 500 inhabitants. Many of whom tend the Olive and citrus groves. Haloumi cheese is still made in the village and there is an olive press for the oil. Khirokitia has a Bank, 2 small grocery stores and a coffee shop within a 2 minute walk of the house. The valley below the house was the site of a Mameluk raid in the 15th century: Venetian& Lusignian ruins are still visible. An abundance of flora and fauna. A Birdwatchers paradise
Nicosia, Larnaca and Limassol are equidistant from The House of Achilles and are about a 25 minute drive away. Water sports, restaurants and clubs are easily accessible at Limassol. The skiing resorts of Troodos are a 70 minute drive. It is possible in the winter to swim in the pool or sea and ski on Troodos on the same day. The House of Achilles is a unique house with all modern day comforts in a peaceful and tranquil setting. From October 2014 Internet Available at The House of Achilles