An uncommon tranquility greeted us in the charmingly named village of Tries Elies (Three Olives). My husband and I (and our nine-month old!) booked the cosy self-catering cottage (with fireplace) at To Spitiko tou Archonta for a weekend of relaxation and scenic touring. We agreed with our hostess Androula on our meals in advance and a hot pot of Cypriot traditional chicken and lemon soup awaited us upon arrival. Androula's full menu is on her website and she even offers to teach guests how to cook! Her kitchen is a marvel and she uses wonderful ingredients like Candula petals in her salads.
For two days, we ventured into surrounding villages and dined both in tavernas and back at the cottage with another lovely trout meal prepared by our attentive hostess. Our two-room cottage was full of books and games and gorgeous antique furniture and trinkets. The view of the village and mountains is lovely and there is a space outside the cottage for dining or drinking coffee in the sun.
We also peeked at the second space Androula offers, above where she lives, and which sleeps six and is also fully self-catering.
The village does not offer anything in the way of restaurants or entertainment, but it is nestled in a gorgeous valley with the exquisite Venetian bridges accessible by walks or car.
Androula can recommend wonderful picnic spots, fun excursions, long walks and very lovely drives.
We would recommend this for the traveler who is looking for an off-the-beaten track get-away in full comfort and taste in an unspoiled area of Cyprus!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our company was established in 2005 and our aim is to offer eclectic tourism in a small village, which soon will die if no action is taken. We take every caution to protect the environment, natural and social.The house once owned by Efstatios Filakti in Treis Elies built around 1900 and recently restored, offers self-catering accommodation from two to eight persons in two separate units.The lodge located in the centre of Treis Elies village and its balconies and windows offer a lovely view to the valley of the village. Someone can find here a friendly atmosphere and it is the perfect place for nature lovers, in serene surroundings. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- To Spitiko Toy Archonta Hotel Treis Elies