About the property
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- Minimum Stay7 nights
Lovely Village location with bars and restaurants within walking distance.
A very unique property with a splash pool in the beautiful village of Ozankoy. Village Restaurants and bars on your doorstep or the Town of Kyrenia with its Lovely harbour restaurants only 5 minutes in a Car.
Located around 3 miles East of Kyrenia, Ozanköy, (previously known as Kazpahani), is one of the prettiest villages in Northern Cyprus and is home to a small but truly multi national population – it has a real community feel to it. It is easy to find, being signposted from both the west and east coast roads, as well as from the centre of Kyrenia town from where it is about a 15 minute drive.
Despite Ozanköy’s lowland setting it does not detract from the fact that it has one of the best views of the Bellapais Abbey which sits precariously high above the village on a natural plinth on the mountainside. At night time when the Abbey is all lit up it’s a favourite sight for visitors and residents of Ozanköy alike.
The village itself is interwoven with olive, carob and lemon trees for which the area around Ozanköy is famous. In the springtime the village is alive with pretty blossoms, in the winter it is aglow with citrus fruits, and in the summer it basks in the beautiful Mediterranean sunshine. The village is located on the edge of the Kyrenia mountain range foothills, and its houses wind up and around Fehim Bey Hill to join the low lying residential areas of Bellapais.
The village centre is home to a pretty and now well maintained medieval church which was once decorated expansively with frescoes and murals. Sadly many of the precious paintings have deteriorated over the years, but luckily the Turkish Cypriot people were able to save the church from complete decay when they arrived in the village.
The church is dedicated to the virgin of the river and houses an intriguing unmarked tomb dating back to the medieval period. It is believed that the tomb houses the church’s founder and possibly his daughters as well. Today the church is often used to house art and cultural exhibitions and events.
Ozanköy is also home to an 18th century church and of course a mosque. The mosque is an original structure dating back to the Ottoman period with the pretty domed fountain in the village also believed to date from this period. The mosque has been restored over the years, but much of the structure is original. Outside there are tombs belonging to Altunzade Ismail and Mesut Efendi who were two of the founders of the mosque.
Be sure to spend time wandering around the pretty, narrow and ancient streets of the village, take in the beautifully preserved old houses side by side with authentic ramshackle buildings. There are a number of small cafes, bars and restaurants in the village to restore you after a few hours wandering around, and you might even chance upon the local Muhtar (autonomous type chief!) who is a very active member of the community, getting involved in organising various events in conjunction with the Friends of Ozankoy, a group formed by locals and foreign home owners to encourage social gatherings.
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 28, 2018
About Jacquie Lieberman
Sue and her husband manage the property on behalf on the owner. Her husband is a taxi driver and can collect you from the airport and can meet you at the property in the village of Ozankoy.
What makes this Cottage unique
A one off experience to enjoy a lovey village house with splash pool. A lovely picturesque Village in Ozankoy.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
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