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Yiayia's House, a restored traditional townhouse in the centre of Limassol city.

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The promenade is only 10 minutes' walk away!
View from the private courtyard - master bedroom (left) and dining room (right)
The Living Room - typical Ottoman era architecture
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Overview
3 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
6 guests
7 nights minimum
Holiday Rental House
If you are looking for a holiday in the mass tourist industry that Cyprus has generated, please look elsewhere. Here, in this property, you will experience the buzz of daily Cypriot life, the way the locals live it. Walk through the tightly built old city, its narrow lanes, and experience what Cyprus is really about. Visit the local markets, the local “Kafeneio”, eat at the local mezedopoleio. The property is within a stone’s throw of the medieval castle, where Richard the Lionheart wedded Berengaria on May 12, 1191 AD. You will hear the church bells ring and the Imam's call to prayer; the Turkish quarter is only 5 minutes away (walking). And if its culture you are after, walk to the local open air cinema, local theatres or drive to the ancient Greek theatre of Curium where regular inter...If you are looking for a holiday in the mass tourist industry that Cyprus has generated, please look elsewhere. Here, in this property, you will experience the buzz of daily Cypriot life, the way the locals live it. Walk through the tightly built old city, its narrow lanes, and experience what Cyprus is really about. Visit the local markets, the local “Kafeneio”, eat at the local mezedopoleio. The property is within a stone’s throw of the medieval castle, where Richard the Lionheart wedded Berengaria on May 12, 1191 AD. You will hear the church bells ring and the Imam's call to prayer; the Turkish quarter is only 5 minutes away (walking). And if its culture you are after, walk to the local open air cinema, local theatres or drive to the ancient Greek theatre of Curium where regular international productions are staged. The weather is good (statistically only 330 days of sunshine per year) the beach is less than 1km (10min walk) away. And that is downhill.More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Bathrooms
1 Attached (ensuite), 1 Shower
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Meet the host
Stephan
Hosting since February 2009
Languages spoken: English
Response Time: Within a few hours
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Reviews (7)
Louisa C
Louisa C
2 contributions
I stayed here with 2 friends for a week-long holiday in March. We had such an amazing time, received the warmest welcome and felt at home right away. The apartment is full of character and comfort and there was plenty of space for the 3 of us - with a bedroom each and spare beds there would have been room for more. There is a super sunny roof terrace which we enjoyed having breakfast on each morning and lots of social space inside for the cooler evenings. The location is what really made the holiday, the apartment is in the heart of the cobbled historic streets of the Old Town, with lots of interesting shops, restaurants and bars. The castle is a very short walk away and we enjoyed nightly strolls in the surrounding streets and stop offs in the many and varied bars. The new marina complex isn't far from here either and was a great place to sit in the sun with a coffee or ice cream. There is so much to do in Limassol and beyond so it really is a fantastic holiday destination, whether you are into outdoor pursuits or archaeological sites or even escape rooms, there really is something for everyone! Overall I couldn't recommend this place highly enough and can't wait for our next visit! Thank you so much for having us.
Visited March 2016 Travelled with friends
Written 7 April 2016. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

jonathan750
jonathan750
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
A 200+ year old house located near to a lot of restaurants, shops and places to wander, this is quite a unique place and gives a nice taste of the old Limassol. Owners and their relatives very friendly and helpful too - couldn't wish for more, and hope to come back soon.
Visited February 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written 22 March 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

readdg
readdg
Highcliffe, United Kingdom1 contribution
We stayed at Yiayia's house which is ideally placed to explore the old town including St Andrew's St, the Castle, Museum and a small zoo. The house was very well provided for a holiday and the hostess was extremely helpful, meeting us late at night and even providing a bottle of wine on arrival. We had all we needed. The area is tourist free and has a covered market for fruit and veg and many small shops in short walking distance for groceries etc. Restaurants are plentiful but the Limassol Sailing Club which is about 4 miles east of Limassol is good value and friendly. The beach is within walking distance but if you want the nearest quiet beach to swim go to Ladies Mile which is out of Limassol on the Franklin Roosevelt and follow the signs. Other local beaches are very touristy so for quiet places drive West taking the B6 to the beaches past SBA Episkopi to Paramali, Evdimou and Melanda and further on to Paramali which is quite busy and developed. These have just one restaurant on the beach with good local food. The small restaurant leading to Curium beach beside the small monastry is excellent value. There are numerous archeological sites. Go to Colossi Castle, Curium, Apollo's Temple, Amathus,Kouklia and for wonderful Mosaics don't miss Paphos. Here there is a good resaurant on the keyside with a live pelican to watch (not the one in the 60s!) Car hire we did through Auto Union out of Paphos and was trouble free. Do not buy the extra insurance for WUG (wheels underbody glass) unless you're going off track. We ate, what was for us, a normal breakfast , had a large lunch at restaurants and in the evening had cold meat salads with cheese and local wine and fruit ,all bought locally, which was proceeded by an apperitif sitting under the stars on the patio roof. What more could one ask for?
Visited September 2012 Travelled as a couple
Written 17 October 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Bryan T
Bryan T
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
This old Ottoman house is in a working area in Limassol, between the castle and the cathedral, so it is central and a short walk to the new marina that was being built when we stayed there. Although close to tourist attractions (such as the castle) it lies in a street full of non-tourist shops and small businesses. Staying there gave us a real feel for day-to-day life in Cyprus, and is the sort of place we like much better than 'made-for-tourists' rentals. The house has been carefully restored, preserving some original features, and is airy, with high ceilings and a small internal courtyard. It has an unusual but usable layout and we found it very comfortable, with air-conditioning to make life easier for us softies. The only minor drawback (not a problem for us) was difficulty in parking right outside the front door - but parking is available a short walk away. I think it would be okay for people with minor disabilities but best to check with the owners.
Visited October 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written 13 May 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Visitor186338
Visitor186338
London, United Kingdom7 contributions
My wife and I stayed here for a week in October. We found the property to be newly renovated, clean, tidy and well-equipped. Its central location meant that we could walk to the local market, restaurants or to the sea in just a few moments. The old part of town the property is situated in is devoid of modern developments and there are few other holiday homes nearly. Therefore, the area is full of character and so we found it enjoyable to just wander the local streets and soak in the atmosphere. Although the streets are narrow, there was ample space to park the car we hired. We would however recommend using a sat nav as many of the narrow streets are necessarily one-way and we would have found it tricky to find the house on the first occasion with only a map. The owners were very prompt and helpful in providing information on just about anything but left us completely alone during our stay. Overall, this was one of the absolute best properties we have ever rented and would not hesitate to recommend it.
Visited October 2011 Travelled as a couple
Written 11 April 2012. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

YorkHolidaylover_UK
YorkHolidaylover_UK
We stayed at this spacious house for a wedding in Limassol old town and easily had the shortest walk home of all the guests! It was an ancient house (I think we were told the oldest part was three or four hundred years old) which has been modernised recently but leaving some lovely original features. We loved the antique furniture, but especially loved hosting a mini champagne/sunbathing reception on the balcony for our friends! Parking was a short walk away (100m or so) but the nearby market and castle (and beach) were so near that we didn't drive that often. This is somewhere for those who want to be a bit removed from the touristy beach front and experience the historic old town at its best.
Visited May 2010 Travelled as a couple
Written 29 November 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

himpantsou
himpantsou
16 contributions
I booked a one week holiday at yiayia's house with some friends during September through the holiday-lettings website. We arrived at night and it was very easy to find through the narrow streets of Old Limassol with the helpful map on the website. The owner met us at the house to let us in and showed us around and gave us very helpful information on where to find local restaurants, shops and the beach which are all within a 5-10 minute walk away. We tried three of the local restaurants next to the castle and all of them were amzing. It seemed to be a local, rather than tourist spot. The house is very spacious with two bathrooms, three bedrooms, two living rooms and a kitchen. There is a/c, a tv, washing machine and wifi internet etc ie all the modern conveniences of home. There is even an outdoor terrace area with a bbq to make your own kebabs! There is a parking lot across the road for your hire car where is it €1/day to leave your car off the street. Bed linen and towels were provided. Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would definitely return again if we ever come back to Cyprus.
Visited August 2011 Travelled with friends
Written 20 October 2011. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Balcony
Freezer
Refrigerator
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Microwave
Private Garden
Cooker
Terrace
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Watersports Nearby
City Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
The property is also ideal as a base for exploring other parts of the island. Limassol is served by several new motorways which offer easy access to airports, other cities and the Troodos mountain range. Close by you will find another medieval castle (Kolossi), and the ancient Graeco-Roman cities of Curium and Amathus. There are three 18 hole golf courses within half an hour’s drive and no city is closer to the island’s vine lands. Please visit our links pages (found on our website) for ideas on activities and for information on regular local events such as the WRC Rally and the annual Limassol Wine Festival.
Getting around
Public transport is at your doorstep (bus and taxi, both local and intercity). You might want to rent a car if you are intending on visiting remote areas of the island.
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Cancellation Policy
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  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available if you cancel thereafter

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Yiayia's House, a restored traditional townhouse in the centre of Limassol city. is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

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