Charming House sleeps 6-8 in 3 double bedrooms en suite with elegant 'Palati'
- english, french, spanish, greek
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
We have had a wonderful winter break at the property.
It was quiet, clean and in a lovely area.
The layout is a bit strange, but when you hear the history you understand why...
Loved getting Almonds straight from the tree, also saving the bees that wanted to drown in the pool.
The shower pressure was fabulous.
We would go back
Ian and Lorraine
Thank you Ian and Lorraine for a lovely review. We are so happy that your winter break at The House of Achilles went well. I wonder if the bees you saved from drowning in the pool were from the local mountain monastery of Ayios Minas where they produce delicious honey. If so, the nuns would want me to thank you most sincerely for saving some of their precious flock. Nick also particularly wanted me to apologise to you both because he didn't make it to see you off. He hopes that you received his text. You would be very welcome guests in the future. We wish you a Very Happy Christmas and a prosperous joyful and healthy New Year 2020.
With best wishes
Rosanna and Nicholas
Charming house in authentic village
We had a lovely week at the House of Achilles. It started with a warm welcome from Nick, who left us some groceries and gave us a tour of the sparkling clean house. (He even came out to say goodbye, meeting us at the house at 3:30 in the morning!) It’s set up as two independent homes right next to each other on the same property. My teenager really enjoyed having his “own place” and I think it would also be great for two couples traveling together or a multigenerational group of travelers.
The location was perfect - not too far from the airport, close to a bunch of great restaurants but not in the middle of tourist madness, and with a lovely view. Parking was convenient and a grocery store about 10 minutes away. Strongly recommend.
Thank you for the excellent review Nicole we very much appreciate your taking the time and trouble to post it: you have a lovely family and we would be very happy to welcome you all back again anytime in the future.
We spent a wonderful week in this amazing spot and couldn’t have been happier. Rosanna was very helpful with the booking and communicated efficiently. Rosanna and Nic were so kind and thoughtful in making arrangements and setting up their beautiful house to suit our family’s needs which we really appreciated. Nic meet us there for check in even though it was so late and was very thorough in explaining everything about the house and making sure we were happily settled in. The house has been renovated to a very high standard with lovely details and is simply and tastefully decorated. We have also never seen such clean accommodation! The house had everything we could need. We loved the crisp white sheets, sparkling pool, relaxing on the lovely loungers and eating almonds and figs straight off the trees. All in all a beautifully thought out home in a charming and authentic village made for a memorable family holiday! Highly recommend. Thank you!
Nicholas and I thank you for the thoughtful review. You were a lovely family and we are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday in Cyprus and your stay at The House of Achilles. The house has its own unique character and we are just custodians so everyone who stays with us helps us to preserve the property so that others can enjoy the real Cyprus and engage with its history and culture. We will be glad to welcome you and your family back anytime in the future.
We absolutely loved our stay, the house is charming example of traditional architecture updated with modern conveniences. Set in a quiet, friendly village it was perfect for us to relax as a family, 5 kids and Grandma with us, and have much needed down time. We took some pleasant strolls through the countryside in the valley below and enjoyed the clean, fresh pool every day. The courtyard and pool are completely private which was an important factor for us. Nick was super friendly and helpful and Rosanna quick to reply to any of our questions. We definitely hope to come back and would encourage anyone who wants to truly relax and unwind in a private setting to book the House of Achilles.
Although I (all the back office stuff) did not have the pleasure of meeting you and your family, Nicholas (front of house and general dogsbody) told me that it was a pleasure to host you all. We are both happy that the house suited your lovely family and that you were all (three generations) so appreciative of its unique history and charm.
Please come back and see us soon again whenever you feel the batteries need recharging. Thank you again for the review it was great to receive it.
the perfect place
We stayed in this beautiful property for 3 weeks in october, with a family of five.
For us, it was just perfect. We loved the house. So much space for everybody, the interior design is very thoughtful and relaxing. You have this wonderful shabby chic style, very light and airy.
The outside place has so many sunbeds and umbrellas that you always find a place to sit or lay.
The small village offers everything you need. A little supermarket, a nice cafe, where you can have your frappe in the morning and also a very tasty dinner in the evening.
We loved the Alaminos beach, because of the kite surf area. It was a 15 min drive by car.
Our host, Nicolas, came every week to check on us and the house. He was so kind and helpful. We tryed all his restaurant tips and it was always the best food we had there. ( Thank you so much, Nicolas. We enjoyed our chats very much :)
If you want to go to cyprus and want to stay in a geourgeous, special, relaxing and individual place, you have to check in at "the house of achilles"
Beautiful surroundings, and a beautiful house!
The House of Achilles is a wonderful place to go for a holiday. The house is beautiful: clean, airy, bright, and private, with all the amenities. This stone-built house is situated in a private, idyllic setting. Located between Larnaca and Limassol, and a short drive to governors beach, the House of Achilles is the perfect location. Nick, the Manager of the house, is welcoming, kind and helpful.
Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Village of Khirokitia. 25 minutes from Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca International Airport. 10 Minutes from the Blue Flag Family friendly Governor's Beach. The 7000 BC Neolithic site, 15th Century Venetian and Lusignian ruins and a 9th Century Byzantine church within walking distance. Nearby nature trails through olive and citrus groves and ancient camel trails. Bird watching and wild flowers in spring and autumn, butterflies and wild life abound. Summer Water sports and Winter snow sports within 10-15 minutes drive. Perfect for Cycling .The Village of Khirokitia has a bank, 2 grocery stores and a traditional coffee shop. The fishing village of Zygi with its tiny harbour and fish tavernas is 15 minutes away. The mountain villages beyond Khirokitia are full of architectural gems. Olive Oil, citrus and haloumi cheese are produced in the village. All that Cyprus offers is accessible from this unique and characterful house.
Other Activities: Olive Oil pressing and cheese making
Ski: The ski resorts of Troodos are a tremendous beautiful and unspoilt place to ski or to learn to ski. Perfect for kids or for adults with more experience.Skiing lessons are very inexpensive and all the equipment you need can be hired on the spot from the Ski Club premises in Troodos. Forget the crowded slopes of more famous ski spots, Troodos is a magical place in the winter. The pine forests from January - March are magnificent with fairy tale scenes of forest and snow. In between powdery flurries the sun never fails to shine. One of the best kept secrets of the world.