Cyprus self catering apartments
Description from the accommodation owner
Cyprus self catering apartments: the story of this holiday company
Our company was established in 1987 by Sofronis Potamitis, in an effort to revive rural communities and preserve the traditional houses of bygone days. With loving care, several abandoned family houses in the villages of Tochni, Kalavasos and Psematismenos were thoroughly renovated to provide comfort without sacrificing their original, rustic character and are all licensed by the Cyprus Tourism Organization. The villages are situated halfway between Larnaca and Lemesos towns and only 7km to the beach.
Responsible tourism: Cyprus self catering apartments
We have been awarded 3 Green stops in recognition of the company's environmental achievements.
We build, restore and equip our houses using carefully sourced local materials and in a style that tells the cultural or geological story of the landscape and local tradition. We use solar panels to heat water to save energy and we use the air condition units water waste to water our plants and we have information material and instructions in the rooms for our guests for tips on how they can save water and energy during their stay.
All our properties have been renovated in an effort to revive rural communities and preserve the traditional houses of bygone days. With loving care, several abandoned and ruined family houses were thoroughly renovated preserving the cultural heritage of the area and to provide comfort without sacrificing their original, rustic character.
We suggest to our guests to go for walking or cycling as we have our own bike station and bicycles for hire and we provide our guests walking and biking trail maps. Other activities such as horse riding, olive picking, orange picking where a car is not needed is also offered. We also encourage local transport (bus, taxi, bike).
We buy only local materials and foods and we support the local community, i.e supermarket, fruit market, bakery, butcher, coffee shop, laundry etc. and we encourange our guests to shop locally also.
We employ many local people and we sustain jobs and cultural diversity by supporting local craft makers and artisans, and promoting cultural attractions
We work to create good relationships between tourists and the local community. We organize, attend and support local festivals or other events.
We plant our own herbs and vegetables and we regularly plant trees and flowers in our our gardens and in the village. We recycle all old tv's computers, fridges, washing machines, plastics, cans, batteries etc.
Here some selection of our rural activities which can be booked locally:
Fishing with a local fisherman
Making Halloumi cheese by visiting a Goat Farm
Picking oranges and olives (in season)
Wine tasting and visits to wineries
Cooking lessons of the famous Mousaka
Traditional Greek entertainment in a local tavern
Holistic treatments ( Ki Massage, Reflexology, Bowen Technique, Akasha Healing, yoga and meditation).
We also have our own conference room/workshop where we host dancing groups, yoga groups, holistic groups and small conferences. We provide items such as flip chart, projector and screen without extra charge.