Villa Galinia No. 2 (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4/6)
- English, German, Greek
About Barbara Symeou
We, Demetris and Barbara, are a Cypriot/German couple and live in the village. We are happy to help you with information about the area and anything else you might want. Pick fresh oranges from our own fields in season! We will be there for you if you need us. We like to go on holidays ourselves and try to provide you with everything we find important for an enjoyable time off.
Why Barbara Symeou chose Miliou
We built the two villas on our own land.
What makes this Villa unique
This is the right place for all who seek a quiet place to relax from a hectic life - beautiful views to the valley and to the opposite mountains.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Quiet break 4th - 15th May 2019
Villa Galinia No 2 is a very nice well maintained bungalow in a very rural location sat in the middle of the owners orange grove .
After a couple of teething problems one would expect as first tenants of the season which were quickly resolved , everything worked perfectly.
The pool was chilly when we got there early in May but this was undoubtedly due to the abnormally cool , wet , spring which Cyprus has had as well as everywhere else in Europe.
The only problem we encountered during our stay was the water flow in the bathroom , particularly the sink and to a lesser extent the shower but I guess that that is the price for being up in the mountains where the water pressure is likely to be low.
Overall though an excellent place to enjoy a nice quiet break away from it all.
Note for all , the restaurants in the area do not open on Mondays!
Stunning views from a fabulous villa - peace and tranquillity at its best!
We had a truly wonderful time at Galinia 2 and only wished we had stayed longer. The villas are simply designed and decorated but provide a great open-plan space to enjoy. The views are absolutely stunning and we never tired of sitting on the terrace looking out over the hills, from breakfast through to sunset!
The village taverna is a short walk away and we enjoyed several meals there. The local spa was also very enjoyable and provided a great hydrotherapy experience on the only day of bad weather. Barbara and Demetris were incredibly hospitable and we couldn’t have asked for better hosts. We definitely hope to return one day.
Amazing villa, amazing views, amazing pool, amazing hosts
After arriving at 1 in the morning it was real treat to wake up to the stunning views, they are even better in real life. Barbara and Demitri had left some refreshments for breakfast, including oranges from the neighbouring orange groves to make fresh juice. The villa is a little out of the way, so although quiet and relaxing which was just what we wanted you will need a car to get about. We easily found the villa with the instructions given and it is about 45 mins from Pathos and 20 mins from Polis where the supermarket is, 25 mins to Latchi which is great for restaurants by the beach or port. We all had an amazing time especially in the beautiful crystal clear pool which is a great size. This villa really is an oasis in the stunning Cyprus hills. We will be back!
Pool with a view
We have just returned from 10 days at villa Galinia 2. It was just perfect! The villa was equipped with absolutely everything you need. Barbara and Dimitri were so helpful and kind.They left us some supplies for when we arrived. More than enough to see us through until we managed a supermarket shop. We thoroughly enjoyed making fresh orange juice each day and the home made plum jam on fresh bread was mouth watering! The villa was spacious and comfortable and they really had put a lot of thought into providing everything you might need. Books, information,dvds ,CDs ,games and toys. We could get Netflix for the rare occasions we wanted to watch a film. The WiFi was brilliant. However the icing on the cake for us was the pool and the views. The pool was the best kept we have ever been in, crystal clear, an excellent size and deep enough to dive into. The gardens and grass surrounding it were well kept and beautiful. It was totally private from the villa next door. The views from the terrace we never tired of. We sat with binoculars watching all the wildlife; lizards, sparrows,swallows ,dragonflies, buzzards and many other birds we have yet to identify. Bats eating plums at night and frogs singing away! It is a peaceful paradise. You definitely need a car, but the driving is easy and compared to the busy roads in the UK the roads are deserted. There are plenty of good shops within easy driving distance that will have everything you need. It is a 10 to 15 minute walk into the village ,were we ate at the local tavern on many occasions. I just loved the whole ambience of the place and the food was consistently delicious. Also they provide many interesting extras on the house! A lovely family and excellent service. When we could drag ourselves away from the pool we ventured into the mountains which were stunning. Not for those that get car sick though,as very bendy. We also enjoyed the Akamas peninsula, Polis and Pomos harbour. However we still have much to explore.This is a hard review to write as somehow you feel you want to keep the place a secret to ensure you can come back! This villa slept 6 with 2 on sofa beds but I know that Barbara and Dimitri also rent out other 3 bed villas just down the road which I am sure are equally wonderful and still have the pool with a view. I could have stayed longer and although it is always good to get home, I am already wishing I could book another holiday there very soon!! Thank you Barbara and Dimitri!
Excellent in every way.
A beautiful villa in a stunning location - this was a wonderful holiday. We will certainly return!
Beautiful location, wonderful pool and a stunning view. A perfect place to stay.
This was our first trip to Cyprus and we were delighted by the beauty and tranquility of the setting. We were greeted by a breathtaking view across the valley every morning and a gloriously starry sky at night, complete with shooting stars. The pool was fantastic and the villa clean, comfortable and spacious.
When we could drag ourselves away from the pool, we found the villa to be well positioned as a starting point for excursions with trips to Paphos with the Archeological park and the Tombs of the Kings, but also further afield to ancient Kourion, Limasol and Nicosia, we even crossed the border into the Turkish side of the island (you will need your passport to do that). As well as an excursion into the Troodos mountains to meet the moufflon! Make sure you have a good tank of petrol, the mountain roads drink it.
We had a fantastic holiday in Galinia 2 and Barbara and Demetris could not have been nicer or more helpful. We can't wait to go back.
Big Spa Health Resort in the village.
15 minutes by car to Polis Chrysochous and Latchi and the beaches there (small pebble and sand).
The nearest airport is in Pafos (45 minutes by car). From Larnaca Airport it is a two hours drive - until Pafos on the highway with 100 km/h general speed limit. Car hire is necessary, as we live in a remote rural area. We can help you with the car hire if you wish or organize your transport from the airport to the villa.
15 minutes to Polis Chrysochous and the beaches there, 35 minutes to Pafos with it's famous ancient sites, tourist area and nightlife. Coffe Shop-Restaurant and Taverna in the village.
Cycling, diving, fishing, golf, horse riding, surfing, swimming, tennis, walking, star watching, water skiing and wind-surfing are activities which are available nearby. Many more traditional tavernas are found in the surrounding villages.