Kalavasos holiday rentals
Located in the middle of Limassol and Larnaca, this village in the heart of Cyprus is described as having the perfect mix between a beach holiday and countryside walks due to its location on the edge of the beautiful Maroni park. The name Kalavasos originates from the ancient Greek word 'vassa' which means woody valley and the village dates back to medieval times, so visiting here will feel like a pieace of time has stood still. By booking a holiday home in Kalavasos you will experience Cyprus’s multifaceted landscape and be able to relax on the beach as well as explore the countryside.
Kalavasos is rich in history and architecture waiting to be discovered when you book a holiday
Start off your cultural journey by visiting the church of Panayia Theotokos and the chapels of Archaggelos Michael, Saint George, Agios Nektarios, Zoodochos Pigi and Panayia Lamproforousa. You could spend hours admiring the beautiful architecture and they are also great places to visit when the sun is at its highest, providing some cool shade. Then you can visit the old Mosque and see the relics of the old mine and the archeological settlement of Tenta. All these sites are in close vicinity to any holiday villa or apartment in Kalavasos. Nature in the village includes citrus trees-orange trees, lemon trees, grapefruit trees, pear trees and some vine yards. A major part of the village is covered by wild vegetation consisting of wild asparagus bushes, spiny brooms, thyme, some pine trees as well as some locust trees, known as “teratsies”.
The past and the present work together in harmony in Kalvasos
The village was once a copper mining area and the remains of the mines and trains can still be seen and enjoyed. Kalavasos is lucky because of the Vasilikos river that provided the village with water and also because of its metal-bearing deposits. These days the region is a very significant archaeological site providing and insight into history, and the "Tenta" settlement is recommended to visit, as it is one of the most significant Neolithic settlements on the island.
These days the village is an idyllic setting where you can experience the real heart and soul of Cyprus when you rent a holiday home in Kalavasos, perhaps by relaxing over a coffee in the village square and getting to know the locals who love tourists. Not forgetting the beautiful ‘Governer’s Beach’ in Kalavasos, secluded and private it is a peaceful destination. If you prefer not to stay in one place when you go on your holiday, then why not visit the surrounding villages of Tochni, Choirokoitia or Pentakomo.
Finding your way through the Cypriot countryside
It is recommended to fly to Larnaca airport instead of Paphos, from there a taxi or hire car is the best mode of transport as Cyprus’ public transport is not particularly developed.