On hot days we sat outside for breakfast - the advantage of the different facing balconies at Villa Manzara is shade & catching the breezes! There are lots of olives on the trees in the sheltered garden and we sat watching a few small geckos playing outside – but none indoors!
One day we visited St. Hilarion Castle, not far from the villa – a great drive up there and breath-taking views! Back to Manzara for some peace and relaxation plus lunch (including huge cherries and strawberries – highly recommended). One evening we made a visit to Kervansaray beach to watch the sun set, then back home to sleep. The air-con in the bedrooms is excellent – efficient and very quiet. My friend says this is the best self-catering villa she has ever been in!
It is so comfortable here with our own pool etc. that it is often hard to drag ourselves out, but we did drive up to the nearby Abbey and explored the little fascinating shops in Bellapais village. We tried the Rose Garden restaurant in nearby Ozankoy - no menu but lots of good food. We went to a concert at Bellapais Abbey – very warm in there although only half full. The pianist must have been very famous as there were camera crews there, too.
Whilst we were there my friend had a birthday so we went for a boat trip (Blue Bird), which was really good with 2 hours for swimming and a great lunch. Later a ‘cake’ made of watermelon was presented to her, complete with candles!
The next day we went down to the harbour again to for drinks and a look around Kyrenia castle – fantastic place and fascinating shipwreck - we made friends with a ginger cat!
Many thanks for the use of your lovely home in North Cyprus. The fact that it lived up to your description was a credit to you. The level of furnishings and equipment impressed us - the overall impression was very good. May I reiterate that your house is very much better than average and that your helpfulness is beyond reproach – I have enjoyed doing business with you and will not hesitate to recommend your ‘place in the sun’ to others…
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