Apoikia is a peaceful and picturesque mountain hideaway set amongst ancient vineyards and olive groves. Situated just below Silikou Village in a secluded location amongst the foothills of the Troodos Mountains, the villa is perfect for family holidays. Enjoy the magnificent views and fresh mountain air while you relax with family and friends. My wife and I built Apoikia Villa and planted its gardens over 30 years ago, and have had a full refurbishment carried out in 2013. We have enjoyed many holidays at the villa with our own two children and more recently our grandchildren. For that reason the villa is fully equipped for all ages and all needs including Free Wi-Fi. It is totally family friendly with everything you require to make it a "home away from home" (the meaning of the ancient Greek word Apoikia) The villa features spacious rooms overlooking the valley, modern bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and plenty of other amenities to enhance your stay. Find out more from our website: www.silikouvilla.co.uk
- Villa2500 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Villa in Silikou, Limassol, South Cyprus - Quiet Location With Easy Drive To Limassol
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- english, french, greek
- Calendar last updated:
- Jun 20, 2018
About Steven Harris
My wife Sylvia and I have been enjoying holidays in Silikou for 35 years, as have hundreds of other guests, including friends and family as well as many satisfied holidaymakers. We purposely had the house built on a hill overlooking the valley with its vineyards, and views of the Troodos mountains. The villa is away from tourists, in a village, yet the beaches and golf are an easy drive. However, we have built a huge barbecue and pool, so there is no need to actually leave the villa ! Sylvia has Cypriot parentage, and she introduced me to Cyprus many years ago - we both love the people who are very friendly and hospitable and we still have many relatives and friends who live on the Island.
Steven Harris purchased this Villa in 1980
Why Steven Harris chose Silikou
The fabulous views of valley and mountains, nearness to mountain resorts, monasteries and wineries. It's great being away from built-up tourist areas, yet still convenient for the beaches and golf when you want it. Many things to do within easy reach - water park, pubs with football, cricket and rugby. Convenient for local villages and their tavernas. Quiet and peaceful. Wonderful starry nights - watch out for shooting stars!
What makes this Villa unique
Peace! away from the crowds, yet easy to get to beaches, golf, restaurants - huge pool, great for swimmers, not just a plunge pool - lovely garden with grass - house, garden and pool extremely well maintained by British couple - lots of activities in the house including free wi-fi - it's cool in summer as the house is very airy - refurbished with very stylish kitchen and bathrooms to a standard required for our own holidays.
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A fantastic villa with large pool in peaceful spot 'twixt mountains and the sea
From the get go the owner was very accommodating in answering our questions and flexible in allowing us to rent for 9 days in peak season. A gem of a villa in the purple passage on the high foothills before the steep climb up to the Troodos mountains. There were 9 of us from ages 16 to 82 and it served our needs perfectly. A great pool. One of the largest we have seen in villas of this size and spec. And the views from the upstairs balcony are to die for. The place is clean and well appointed with places to sit and eat ( a bbq and a pizza oven!). The pool is maintained twice a week by a British maintenance guy who was also a useful tour guide. The old men in the village square were also very friendly.
Wifi pleased the youngsters as did the huge collection of DVDs. The library of books and games pleased the oldies. We had lovely trips to beaches, villages, archeology, mountains and tavernas. Highlights were the Captains Cabainat Lady's Mile Beach (Such a friendly staff and great water slides) and early morning walk on Atlanti Trail around Mount Olympus (Peaceful, mostly flat and views of whole island). Car is essential.
Downsides? Not many. No aircon, but fans in every room and cooler than the coast at this elevation. Other reviews say "tired" or "in need of refurb" I disagree - it's a quirky mix of old and new. Signs of continual updating to furniture (e.g lovely newish pool loungers). No British satellite stations on the TV was a good thing in hindsight, but a mild disappointment when we thought we might catch the cricket highlights. But hey, at this price bracket what should you expect? It was very reasonably priced. There were lots of toys for toddlers ( which we didn't use) but not sure if I would recommend for children who can't swim as even the shallow end of the pool is quite deep.
All in all I would thoroughly recommend for an extended family or pair of families that like to get away from it all yet are a short drive from Cyprus' delightful highlights.
So pleased to hear that you all had a fantastic time up at Silikou and did some enjoyable trips during your stay. Thanks for the recommendation, we will definitely try that taverna on Lady's Mile as we haven't been there for years.
Really appreciate all of your very kind comments - we hope to have the chance to host you and your family again.
Great villa for families
Great villa if a little tired but ideal for families with lots of games, toys, books, wifi, tv, etc; well situated between Limassol and the mountains; excellent pool and gardens; good support from the owner and local manager. The bakery in Saittas is excellent, open 24x7, has a deli and cafe and is next to the supermarket and garage; with another three restaurants nearby. We went for a walk most mornings around the village before it got too hot, visited the local wineries, drove into Limassol or the mountains or just lounged around the pool. A car is essential, about eighty minutes from Larnaca airport.
I’m really glad that you and your family had an enjoyable stay at Apoikia and found it convenient for the many local activities, trips and restaurants – your comments are very much appreciated.
The perfect holiday villa
A superb holiday house at the footsteps of the Trodos mountain range, avoiding the maddening crowds. A great swimming pool for both kids and adults, and all possible screen entertainment . Ample space in a lovely village and a perfect manager to top it all. Our family of 6 adults, 4 children and 2 babies had the vacation of their life. We shall return!!!
I was delighted to read your comments - and really happy that you enjoyed your holiday
This villa did not disappoint infact it exceeded all our expectations !! The location was breathtaking, and so peaceful. The villa itself so well equipped for our 2 families, a home from home! Wonderful pool and outside areas for kids to play or to sit quietly with a book. The neighbours were lovely bringing us grapes and happy to chat :) and we found local tavernas offering delicious food and friendly welcomes :) the owners of the villa were also so helpful to us, even during our stay when we required a bit of knowledge on things, on hand and happy to help. We hope to be able to go back again maybe next year! A real gem !! Sorry to leave :(
We really appreciate your review of your holiday. We love spending time in Silikou at Apoikia Villa with our 3 grandchildren for all the reasons you have listed in your review. So glad that you and your family all had a good time - we hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future.
Great house and garden with a large pool in a quiet mountain village location.
We stayed here for a fortnight with another family. We had 4 adults and 4 children and there was plenty of room for us all. The pool and gardens are large & very kid friendly with lots of shade & toys/slides etc. Steven - the owner is very helpful and nothing is too much trouble. I will look to book this place again! Thanks for a fab holiday!
Thank you so much for your very kind comments - I am delighted that you all had a great holiday. I look forward to hosting you and your family again.
Villa tres agreable
Nous avons passé un tres bon sejour , la maison est confortable, moderne , bien équipée avec une belle piscine !
Merci beaucoup pour vos commentaires sur notre villa. Je suis très heureux que vous ayez apprécié votre séjour à Chypre et espérons vous accueillir à vous et à votre famille dans le futur.
Coast/Beach Limassol Beach 30 mins
Paphos / Larnaca 1hr
It is essential that you hire a car for your stay at the villa
Silikou Village 400m to centre of village
Silikou is the oldest village on the Commandaria Wine Route (Commandaria is a dessert wine that has been popular for 800 years and brought back to England by Richard the Lionheart) ; ithere are many wineries within easy travelling distance where you can sample and buy good quality red and white wines; there are many tavernas in close by villages with traditional Cypriot food; there are many monasteries within easy travelling distance.
July and August can be very hot on the coast, yet Apoikia is never uncomfortable as there is generally a breeze.