Monday, January 31, 2011


Apokryfo bedroom

This weekend a group of us spent two nights in the pretty village of Lofou in the Troodos mountains. We weren't high enough to be in the snow again, or close enough to the sea for the sunshine, which meant only one thing... rain... and lots of it!

Fortunately rain is still a bit of a novelty for us in Cyprus, and as the aim was a snug wintery weekend playing board games in front of an open fire, it didn't dampen our spirits.

Apokryfo : Games

The accommodation was a revelation too. It looked good online, but was stunning in the flesh. A group of six of us (5 girls and Jim!) stayed in a recently renovated traditional house. Being low season we got a good deal which included breakfast, a meze supper, use of the sauna and steam room and the largest house to stay in... None of us wanted to leave!

Apokryfo : Main room

It's typical really that we always discover these places just before we leave somewhere, but maybe we'll be able to squeeze in a visit in warmer weather just before we go... the pool and barbecue area looked lovely!

While were there we also had another chance to visit the abandoned Berengaria Hotel, which has really taken a battering in the storms since my last visit in November. With the mist swirling through the woods around it and the building crumbling away, it took on a whole new rather spooky character. But I was glad to discover I wasn't the only person who finds it a strangely compelling place to visit...

And of course as always there were loads of photo opportunities... You can see a few pics on Flickr.


  1. wow, I am going to have to visit there when next over,(march I think) fab photos as always!
    BH x

    (PS - going to miss your Cyprus posts when you leave - it gives me my 'fix' of what I am missing over there!)


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