We loved our stay at Dias apartment.
We had a bit of trouble at the airport with our car hire, nothing to do with this apartment, but really struggled to find the apartment with the instructions left on here. I think road works had stopped and the road was pretty much a straight road from the airport, but think the directions need an updat e. Although it might just be us, we were very tired and stressed from our experience from our hire problems.
We arrived and quickly got changed and went to visit the tavern on the end of the road we were staying at - the food wasnt very good and people all seemed to know each other very well, and we felt a bit out of place. We didnt eat here again.
We loved the apartment due to the space, and the value for money. The pool was empty EVERY day during out visit, we loved the pool, we spent most afternoons here.
The english gent was very nice who lived in one of the apartment, so immediately felt safe and welcome.
We didnt cook at all - mainly our choice but we also found a ant problem during our stay. However, we did speak to the owner afterwards and she was extremely sorry and said shed look into this immediately. I honestly think this will have already been sorted out as the flat is really well kept, so clean.
We had a problem with the back door, near the kitchen, very stiff and the key broke in the door. We managed to get it out and get it cut. Once again the owner has said this will be sorted out.
Shower makes a lot of mess, need some matts on the floor as I nearly slipped one day, if you cant get longer curtains.
The location was okay, out of the party area, very quiet and if we didnt have a car, we would have been very bored. The road was a long walk to the bus stop even, so needed a car.
Prime location for self catering though, you just need to drive up to the large supermarket on the corner.
Protaras was lovely, always been to ayia napa before but Protaras has so much more to offer! Loved the huge long strip, its massive. Drive right to the end of the strip which is about ten minute drive from this apartment, and youll find parking. Booked a morning trip to famagusta which was really good, and we were picked up by the jeep at the bus stop opposite the supermarket, so once again good place to stay.
Beaches locally are nice, but were not beach people but you will need a car to get to them.
We went to Ayia Napa a few times, which was a 20 minute drive, shops are okay but not as good as Protaras.
Really enjoyed our stay, if we return to Cyprus we will stay here again, as the value for money was superb.
So in summary - if you are hiring a car and want somewhere to relax as a base, and want to use a swimming pool (possibly all to your self) this is the place to stay.