Aunt Maria's, Lefkara
Aunt Marias stone-built house was fully restored in 2008 and separated into four independent units.
The Garden apartment is the oldest in the complex and was restored to its original very high ceilings, uncovered stone in the outside and a tile roof. The floors are the traditional Cyprus stone tiles. The balcony overlooks the east section of the garden and enjoys unobstructed views of the mountains.
Comfortable high quality furnishings and appliances and all the amenities of modern living come at no extra cost.
Other apartments in the complex
The three-bedroom unit on the top level will satisfy the most discriminating taste and has the feel of a stand-alone house. It is at ground level at the entrance, and way above the street in the back with picture frame views all around.
The two lower-level one-bedroom suites have entrances from the garden with large private patios and unobstructed views of the mountains.
All units are tastefully furnished, with antique and hand made Cypriot furnishings, have a fully equipped kitchen, AC and central heating for the winter, cable TV and WIFI. Aunt Maria always felt that she had the best spot in town and most people agree
Lefkara (Lefka Ori - White Mountains) sits at a central point in Cyprus, near the half way mark of the highway joining Nicosia and Larnaca to Limassol. Perched in the limestone foothills of the Troodos Mountains at elevations ranging between 450 to 700 m, the villages of Pano Lefkara, Kato Lefkara and Kato Drys are jjust ten Kilometers from the Nicosia-Limassol highway and only 20 km from the blue flag beaches at Governors Beach.
They offer cool, dry weather, unspoiled country-side, and the opportunity to relax in a quiet, beautiful environment, and take short trips to the beach, the pristine woods of Machairas, the kionia mountain park and explore Cyprus. In Lefkara you will miss nothing but the humidity and the traffic lights.
Little churches in the countryside with dirt foot-paths leading to them offer rewarding destinations for an afternoon walk. Among them the chapel of Archangel Michael near Kato Lefkara dating back to the 11th century. A designated nature trail joins Pano Lefkara and Kato Drys via the top of the Sotira hill commanding breathtaking views of the mountains and Villages around all the way to the Bay of Larnaca and the coast of Limassol.
The beautiful village of Lefkara boasts a unique architecture. Untouched by time, the narrow alleys and stone-built houses tell of the good-old times when Lefkara men traveled all over the globe selling needlework (Lefkaritika Kentimata) that the women produced at home. Sitting in groups outside their front doors, bent over small pillows on their laps, the women created exquisite embroideries on linen.
In Lefkara the front door closes only when the owners are away. Open doors let the cool air in and welcome friends and visitors in the courtyard, filled with an abundance of flowers
High ceilings and superb views are the trademark of this one bedroom apartment with its own balcony, in a standalone stone-built building in the garden of Aunt Marias. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sofa that opens to a double bed. There is a queen-size bed in the bedroom and a shower in the bathroom.
It has access laundry facilities in a separate room.