The 3-star Traditional Village Houses Skarinou is situated in a picturesque village lying midway between Limassol and Larnaca, in Cyprus. These beautiful old stone houses have been lovingly renovated in traditional Cypriot style, and offer you the chance to experience the authenticity of a southern Mediterranean lifestyle as part of the island's agro-tourism initiative.
This exquisite collection of five Traditional Village Houses offers a range of one-bedroom apartments and studios, fully furnished for modern comfort, with a swimming pool, air conditioning and free WiFi. Originally built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the wooden beamed ceilings are high and airy, and there's a balcony or terrace with shady trees outside to keep you cool. The pool and outside areas are full of colourful flowering shrubs, and there are great views of the surrounding hills. You can savour delicious local Cypriot dishes in the village tavernas, grab a fast-food snack, or purchase fresh fruit and garden produce in the supermarkets.
The village of Skarinou itself dates back to medieval times, and is a delight to explore, with its original narrow lanes and old courtyard houses. Local attractions include a donkey farm where your family can experience the traditional rural life of a village smallholder, and several wineries where you can taste some of the very good vintages produced on the island. Further afield you’ll find inviting sandy beaches (10km), a stupendous crusader castle at Kolossi (53km), some amazing archaeological sites, and natural forests and waterfalls in the Troodos mountains.