: Larnaca International Airport
: Jnc 41 (Anafotida)
: Cafe Aman
: Troodos Mountains - Mount Olympus
: Cafe Aman
St Christpoher's Gardens is single block of apartments located among a development of villas located in the traditional Cypriot village of Anafotida. Situated 20 minutes from the town of Larnaca and Larnaca International Airport, it is a charming village with a long and esteemed history. It is built on hills surrounded by the beauty of the Cypriot countryside presenting the village with a truly picturesque look. Just 5km away from the village is Larnaca coast with its beautiful natural beaches. From some village locations, onlookers can enjoy the view of the Mediterranean Sea. From every location in the village, you can see the ancient monastery of Stavrovouni, founded by St Helen and considered one of the finest architectural buildings in Cyprus.
Within the village you can enjoy the unique facilities only a traditional Cypriot village can offer; delightful taverns serving home-made Cypriot food, traditional coffee shops, mini markets where you can find fresh produce, a local bank, school and so on. You are surrounded by the rolling hills of the area which locals have christened as a 'walkers paradise' and is a very popular destination for cycling enthusiasts and professionals due to its quiet roads and challenging twists and turns.
Being 36 kilometers from the Troodos Mountains, in winter months you can go skiing in the morning and sunbathe on the beach in the afternoon - where else could you do that in the same day! A few minutes drive from Anafotida, you will find large supermarkets, major banks with ATM's, a petrol station, doctors, dentists, bakeries and so forth providing every conceivable service.
Skiing in Cyprus in the Troodos Mountains is usually available in the Winter months from the beginning of January to the end of March. There are 5 slopes and 4 lifts (Hera, Aphrodite, Hermes and Zeus) and runs vary in ability from beginner right through to the advanced skier and they even offer routes for cross country skiers. You can hire equipment at the Cyprus Ski Club “ski shop”. Get there early though, as, on a busy weekend, the best equipment goes very fast!
Due to its central location, Anafotida offers quick and easy access by car or bus to Larnaca International Airport (15 mins), the capital Nicosia (30 mins), Limassol (40 mins), Paphos (70 mins), Ayia Napa/Protaras (40 mins) and the Troodos Mountains (80 mins).
Closer to the apartment is Mazatos - located about 10 mins away, is a traditional Cypriot village with an abundance of Olive groves in the surrounding area. Whilst the village of Mazatos is somewhat set back, closer to the beach you can find a few restaurants and even a Camel Park which is a very popular tourist destination for families.