A corner of paradise awaits you at the Blue Oak House in picturesque Kato Drys village.
The good weather and healthy climate, the hospitality of the people, the rare beauty of the landscape, the excellent view, the long tradition of embroidery are only some of the reasons that attract thousands of people from all around the world to visit the area which includes many other picturesque communities, such as Lefkara, Skarinou, Vavatsinia, just minutes from the sea.
A beautiful internal courtyard will relax you in a very private and peaceful atmosphere, while there's a plethora of things to do in the vicinity.
The village of Kato Drys is situated at an altitude south - easterly of Troodos Mountain, 10' from the beach (and 50 km from Nicosia, 35 km from Larnaca, 55 km from Limassol, 70 km from Ayia Napa). View in Google Maps
The village has two small but interesting museums: one, in an attractively restored old house, is dedicated to village life; and the second to bee-keeping. There is also a nearby winery, in the valley below the village, where local vintages can be sampled.
There are several notable archaeological sites in the area well worth visiting: at Khirokitia (dating to 6800 BC), the Neolithic village of Tenda and the Bronze Age town of Ayios Demetrios. Only slightly further, on the way to Limassol, is classical Greek Amathus.
The coast is 15 minutes’ drive away along a good road, with good bathing at Ayios Theodoros, Maroni and Governor’s Beach – all of which have excellent fish tavernas. Limassol and its beaches, marina and night life are only a further 15 minutes drive; and heading the other way, Larnaca 35 minutes.
There are excellent walks from the village, including:
There is also excellent walking within 15-20 minutes drive, including around Lefkara dam, the Eagle’s Beak (on the forestry road to Lythrodontas), the Kastro (a challenging climb up a steep conical hill) and around Vavatsinia village, in the mountains of Makhera. The European long distance walking route E4, passes through the area – on its way to the Pyrenees!
The area is increasingly popular with cyclists, attracted by the challenging terrain and scenery.
There has been a house on site for over 300 years. In the last century it was a traditional sweets factory named “The Beautiful Kato Drys”. The sweets (Cyprus delights) were of exceptional quality and won an award at the 1929 London Empire Exhibition. Owing to its history and exemplary traditional construction it came under the protection of the Cyprus Antiquities Department as a listed building. It has now been renovated as a holiday home since 2013.
Since 2010, the house has been painstakingly restored with the assistance of local craftsmen, overseen by the Antiquities Department, bringing it back to its former glory.
|Floor Area:||150 m² covered
120 m² uncovered (85 m² roof terrace)
|Bedrooms:||4 bedrooms (sleeps 8) with individual bathrooms
Large double bed in all bedrooms
Extra child bed can be provided on request
|Bathrooms:||3 ensuite bathrooms (1 with bathtub, 2 with shower)
1 bedroom with ensuite toilet, separate shower room
|Common Kitchen:||Fully Equiped, includes
Refrigerator, Freezer, Dishwasher
|Internet Access:||Wi-Fi inlcuded free of charge|
|Air-conditioning:||All rooms fully hot/cold air-conditioned
Extra fans available
|Laundry Room:||Washing machine available|
|Triple Room||€75 / night|
|Double Room||€65 / night|
|Budget Room||€60 / night|