|Sleeps up to:||8 (4 bedrooms)|
|Nearest beach:||Diana Beach: 1.3||Notes:||House-swap possible|
|Villa Olaoire is a modern 4 bedrom villa offering excellent accommodation which comfortably sleeps 8 guests. It is set in a peaceful location on the edge of a former olive grove just below the popular village of Ozankoy. It is close to the sea and has stunning mountain views.
The private 8 x 4 metre pool ensures that you can have a leisurely dip and a traditional brick built barbecue means you can eat “al fresco” at any time. Sun loungers and parasols make this villa the perfect place for you to get away from it all but still be within easy reach of the main town for those cosy nights by the harbour.
There are bars and restaurants within walking distance with the main picturesque harbour of Girne within a five minute drive. Buses pass along the main road which is a 2 minute walk and this will take you into Kyrenia and the harbour. There are several nice beaches nearby with the popular Diana beach just 1.3km away.
|Ozankoy is a tranquil village situated just 5km east of Kyrenia. You can spend time wandering around its narrow, ancient streets that are interwoven with olive, carob and lemon trees for which the area around Ozankoy is famous. There are a number of small café, and restaurants including Erol’s where you can feast on hot & cold meze.
The picturesque village of Bellapais is only a 5 minute drive from the villa. This has a fantastic Abbey and many delightful restaurants. A place not to miss on your visit to Northern Cyprus!
There are a number of lovely beaches on the east side of Kyrenia, with Diana Beach being the nearest to the villa at about 1.3km away. This beach has many facilities including café-bar, water sports, sun loungers, & toilettes.
Golfers can enjoy the fabulous new international golf course & country club called Korineum (www.korineumgolf.com), which is only a 15 minute drive east out the Esentepe road.
|How to get there|
- Fly to Ercan Airport and taxi or hire car to Ozankoy. Transfer time to villa is about 30 minutes.
|Activities near Ozankoy|
|"Thank you for all your help in arranging the holiday. We all had a wonderful time".
"We had a great time thank you, it was a lovely villa, and a new restaurant called Notting Hill has opened up just at the bottom of the road, which served great food."
|The Kyrenia region|
The crusader port of Kyrenia (Girne) has a wonderful and enchanting harbour. By day you can hire boats to take you along the coast fishing or to swim on one of the many turtle beaches. In the evening, why not dine in one of the numerous restaurants on the water's edge and sample the local meze, and then maybe visit one of the casinos or small nightclubs in the town.
For culture and history lovers there's the amazing Kyrenia Castle (with the oldest shipwreck in the world), Bellapais Abbey, the Salamis ruins or St. Hilarion castle perched high on the Besparmak mountains.
Northern Cyprus is blessed with the most pleasing climate in the whole of Europe. The winters are mild, and rarely extend beyond February, and with over 300 days of sunshine a year the temperature can reach into the 70s as early as March. In April and May Northern Cyprus is at its most beautiful with fields of wild flowers in full bloom and beautiful weather. June, July and August are the hottest months and ideal for sun-worshippers. Not surprisingly September and October are the most popular months when the weather is still wonderfully warm, rarely below 80° F.
Whether you are on one of the lovely sandy beaches, swimming in the safe warm Mediterranean, exploring the beautiful harbour or up in the Besparmak mountains climbing castles, you will sense the beauty of the place. The people are warm and friendly and the food and drink amazing.