Local Area Information

To the north of the villa is the charming village of Pyla which has a small selection of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and bars. It has a population of approximately 1500 people, two thirds of which are Greek Cypriots and one third Turkish Cypriots. Pyla is the only village in Cyprus where both Greek and Turkish Nationals reside together. There is a medieval tower in the centre of the village and an ancient Royal tomb. It also has two churches and one mosque.

2km to the south of the villa you will find the many beaches in Larnaca bay, the nearest being the CTO Beach (Cyprus Tourist Organisation). On the beach road there are many hotels, restaurants and shops.

With the nearest shops, restaurants and beach being a 30 minute walk a car is recommended. Car rental

15km to the southwest is Larnaca. Larnaca is a modern city with a beautiful palm-lined promenade, a cluster of ruins and long beaches. The seafront is bustling with bars and restaurants and and many tempting craft shops and markets. You can visit St Lazarus Church - Áyios Lázaros and the Salt Lake, home to nearly 80 species of migratory birds like flamingos. About 10,000 flamingos visit the lake every year around Jan-Feb. There are all manner of watersports, and lots of tempting beach bars, on the Castella, Mckenzie and Phinikoudes beaches. Larnaca is ideally situated to explore the island and the sea.

Being close to the motorway you have easy access to the popular resorts of Ayia Napa (40km) and Protaras which are to the east. To the north is the capital Nicosia (50km) and to the east Limassol and Paphos.

There is a border crossing at Pergamos, a 15 minute drive from the villa, which gives you access to Northern Cyprus where you can explore the mountainous area around Kyrenia and its ancient castle and harbour, together with a trip along the beautiful Karpas Peninsula.

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