A picturesque village in Cyprus: Kalavasos

By: Nofar Ronen

Kalavasos is a stunning picturesque village in Cyprus that Roman and I fell in love with the second we arrived. It’s a small location, with special houses, a view of the mountains, 3 taverns, guest houses and a charming hotel.

We stayed there one night and later came back a few more times to hang out with the family because it’s a really special place.

Where is Kalavasos located and how do you get to it?

The village is in the Larnaca district, about 40 km from the city. It was built on the west bank of the Vasilikos River, at an average height of 80 m. We arrived there coming from Limassol by a short 25-minute drive from the city center. Because we live here, we already have a car and if you want to be able to get there, I personally recommend renting a vehicle for a day or two and combining the visit to this village with other ones. Another option is to pay a taxi driver to take a half-day or day trip with you. There is no public transportation there.

Accommodation in Kalavasos

We stayed in the stunning Kalavasos View Traditional Apartments with sitting areas facing the view. Comfortable bed and magical rustic design. In the yard (or rather a balcony) there are lemon and tangerine trees and the host is really nice.

There are several apartments in the complex that are suitable for couples and families. Each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, shower room and bedroom. There is also a sofa bed if needed.

Recommended restaurants in Kalavasos – where to eat

Breakfast at the hotel near the apartment

We had breakfast at The Library Hotel Wellness Retreat. A basic buffet breakfast costs 8 euros, but the courtyard of the hotel is simply wonderful and the meal also includes a hot and light drink so I really recommend going there even just for an afternoon coffee. The workers there were super nice and the atmosphere there was great. There is also a restaurant there if you’re in the mood for a Mediterranean meal that we didn’t get to try but according to the reviews it should be good. In general there are very good reviews about the hotel itself and the service there. The hotel is a minute’s walk from the apartment.

Dinner at the tavern

There are three taverns in the village and we decided to eat at the George restaurant taverna. We saw good recommendations about the place and we were not disappointed. 

Sitting outside in the square with trees and in front of the beautiful umbrellas hanging outside, we ordered a Cypriot Maza dinner that included a lot of delicious dishes: Greek salad, Mazats, sausage with halloumi, zucchini stew in egg, lamb chops, sausages, ravioli, meatballs and more at a cost of 33 euros per couple (we did not pay for Mayush).

Another thing I really liked about the village is that at 6 in the evening the road to the center of the village closes and there is a tavern that takes all its tables out to the road, creating a very rural and peaceful atmosphere.

Things to do in the village

The village itself is very small, so it’s nice to walk around it on foot (on Saturday morning two handicraft stalls were also opened there) and upon entering with the car you can stop at a beautiful observation point.

It is close to Governor Beach, which is a great beach with additional taverns in the area.

And there is a really beautiful dam 10 minutes away, at the Kalavasos Reservoir. In general, it’s really worth taking a trip there with the car around the reserve and the dam.

In conclusion, for those looking for a quiet and picturesque vacation or a magical day trip, this village is highly recommended.

Bonus for blog followers

If you are planning to come to Cyprus and are looking for someone to plan an itinerary for you that you can do independently with a car (minimum for 3 days) or if you want to do a private trip with a driver (also suitable for large groups) then I recommend contacting Rony Schwartz. We met not long ago and I was very impressed by his knowledge of Cyprus (he has been living here for 5 years in Paphos) and beyond that he is really charming and has been planning trips for many years.

Link to Roni’s WhatsApp for contact

If you book a “private trip” for a family, or a small group, Roni will make for you a “detailed plan for a sightseeing day, with a culinary emphasis”, in Paphos, or Larnaca, or Limassol, including warm recommendations! Such a program costs 50 – 40 euros normally, but you will get it for free.
If you order a trip planning you will get one day at my expense, pay for three days planning and you will get four.
If you book a trip for a group of over 7 participants, you will receive a shuttle to the airport and back at an attractive price or a detailed culinary trip planning for an independent trip for free.

Hope my post helped you. If so, I would very much like you to respond here in the comments, and if you have any more questions, you are also welcome to ask them in the comments or write to me on the blog’s social networks: Facebook and Instagram. Looking for more information about Cyprus? I have more posts about Cyprus on my blog.

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