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Fri, 16 Dec 2016

Holidays In Goudi

Goudi Holidays at a Glance

This is the place to come to for a back-to-nature break with all the authentic charms of Cyprus. Rural, peaceful and pretty, Goudi will chase away any stresses and strains in no time, with a typically warm Cypriot welcome ensuring you’ll be well fed, well rested and pleased you chose to stay in this secluded haven of wildlife. With the coast and livelier resorts not far away, too, you can change the pace whenever you choose.

Who goes to Goudi?

Goudi is a charming holiday destination for young families, couples and anyone seeking a restorative escape from life’s demands. It’s a perfect place for exploring the wonders of nature and enjoying life’s basic pleasures.



Key Facts - Goudi

  • LanguageGreek
  • CurrencyEuro
  • Dialing Code00 357
  • Time Difference+2 GMT
  • Flight Duration4 hours (Approx)
  • Distance From Airport31 km

An unbeatable get-away-from-it-all destination, your holiday in the charming village of Goudi will see you ensconced in the beautiful landscape of Cyprus’s interior in an area famous for its abundance of wildlife. Days will begin with the sounds of cocks crowing, dogs barking, mules braying, and the scents of calendula, mimosa and cyclamen wafting in on blue-sky breezes.

Once a small feudal town under Frankish rule, as little as 50 years ago the population here numbered around 1000. Today, however it is home to just over 200 people. Some buildings remain abandoned but this lovely village, situated 350 metres above sea level beside the Ezousa river, has been restored with the benefit of a grant from the Cypriot government, preserving its appeal as a typical working Cypriot village which nonetheless welcomes tourists. You’ll arrive to a friendly greeting with good old-fashioned Cypriot hospitality and be treated to some amazing, authentic flavours of traditional cuisine all washed down with hangover-friendly organic wine in the village taverna.

Nearby, the Ammati forest is a favourite destination for rural picnics and peaceful days out surrounded by the stunning natural scenery. Other attractions include five churches, a museum, and a couple of kafenia and tavernas. There is a golf course about 10 kms away and the lights and liveliness of Paphos and the coast are within easy reach just 20 kilometres away.

For sightseeing, Cyprus holidays are hard to beat with a wide variety of sights and attractions. Whatever type of holiday you choose to Cyprus, it will be enriched by visiting the fascinating historic sites. Listed below are just a few of the many cultural and historic places well worth a visit :-

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Baths of Aphrodite

Kolossi Castle

Kourion Larnaca Fort

Legend has it that Aphrodite, goddess of love, would bathe in the pool of this natural grotto, situated in Polis, in the shade of fig trees. It is an area of natural beauty surrounded by a pretty botanical garden. There are also a number of natural trails leading from the baths.

Founded in Neolithic times, Limassol's Kourion is an ancient city in a spectacular location overlooking the sea. There are well-preserved mosaics, early Christian basilica and a magnificent amphitheatre, used today for al fresco opera performances.

Erected in 1625 by the Turks, the fort is now a museum and its inner courtyard is used as an open-air theatre during summer months.

 

 

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Mosaics of Paphos

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Petra Tou Romiou

Considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean, the mosaics depict scenes from Greek mythology.

One of the best preserved historic settlements in the Mediterranean, this Unesco World Heritage Site of over 50 cylindrical stone and mud dwellings and preserved utensils reveals a surprisingly sophisticated lifestyle. Reconstructions give further insight to life long ago. Over 20 skeletons, including those of infants, were found buried beneath the dwellings.

In legend, the birthplace of Aphrodite, it is also known as Aphrodite's Rock and Beach. Waves crash over the rock and are said to form a pillar of foam in human outline; most impressive at sunset, but worth coming earlier for a day on the beach with a picnic.

 

 

 

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Pierides Museum: 

Tombs of the Kings: 

Monastery of Ayia Napa

Larnaca's situation makes it the ideal base for visitors who would like to explore more of the island during their stay. Driving is easy (remember, you'll be on the left-hand side of the road) and it's well worth hiring a car to explore the island's spectacular interior.

Larnaca's famous 2-mile long esplanade crowns a delightful beach. Lined with mature palm trees it is reminiscent of an elegant continental promenade. At one end there's a lovely marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all over the world, and at the other is the city's 17th century fort. Nearby, you can visit the Hala Sultan Tekke, a beautiful 19th century mosque. It overlooks Larnaca's Salt Lake, where migratory flamingoes spend the winter.

Spread over a vast area in Paphos, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC. They are carved out of solid rock and some of the tombs are decorated with Doric pillars. High officials rather than kings were buried here - it is their magnificence which accounts for the name.

Set in central Ayia Napa this beautiful Venetian style medieval church comes as a surprise as it stands defiantly amongst the bars and clubs of the area.

 

 

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Larnaca

Larnaca's situation makes it the ideal base for visitors who would like to explore more of the island during their stay. Driving is easy (remember, you'll be on the left-hand side of the road) and it's well worth hiring a car to explore the island's spectacular interior.

Larnaca's famous 2-mile long esplanade crowns a delightful beach. Lined with mature palm trees it is reminiscent of an elegant continental promenade. At one end there's a lovely marina, frequented by yachtsmen from all over the world, and at the other is the city's 17th century fort. Nearby, you can visit the Hala Sultan Tekke, a beautiful 19th century mosque. It overlooks Larnaca's Salt Lake, where migratory flamingoes spend the winter.

Goudi's close proximity to both Paphos & the Troodos mountains offer activities all year round: diving, golf, sailing, hiking, mountain biking, skiing, horse riding. For those who seek relaxation and pampering there are plenty of spa and health centres around Cyprus

Hiking: Numerous interesting walks can be found among the breathtaking Troodos mountains located to the east of Goudi. The Akamas peninsular, to the west of Goudi, also provides an excellent area for walking as it has been virtually untouched by tourism and development.

Cycling: Cyprus is a natural mountain-biking place. Its terrain offers many opportunities for exciting mountain-biking in different tracks, making the island a paradise for the sport's fans. Due to the excellent weather conditions prevailing on the island, cycling sports can be enjoyed almost throughout the year.

Watersports: A wide variety of beach activities from water and jet skiing to windsurfing and pedal boating are catered for along the coast -particularly in the Paphos region - located approx 31 km south of Goudi.

Diving: There are over forty different dive sites in Cyprus. The best way to find out more is to visit one of the area's dive centres. Around Latchi and Akamas you will find the best scuba-diving available anywhere in Cyprus, with crystal clear water and no tides or strong currents to worry about.

Golf: Cyprus is quickly getting a reputation as the latest holiday Mecca for golfers. There are two 18-hole courses only a short drive from Paphos. The Tsada Golf Club near Tsada village is the oldest in Cyprus and is set in the grounds of a twelfth century monastery. The Secret Valley Golf Club is slightly further away, about 18 kms east of Paphos.

Skiing: Skiing for the winter lovers. Cyprus is also becoming established as a destination for winter sports. In Cyprus, snow-skiing can be enjoyed on the slopes of Mount Olympus (1951 metres a.s.l.), from the beginning of January to the end of March. Mount Olympus is only 3 kms from Troodos hill resort.

Eating/Drinking During Goudi Holidays

Holiday to Goudi Village are trip back in time where you are able to sample real traditional Cypriot life.

Getting Around on Goudi Holidays

Car: To make the most of all there is to see, hiring a car is recommended, but do book well in advance. Car hire can be added to existing Cyprus holiday bookings as well as when making a new booking. If you are planning to explore the more mountainous areas, a higher horsepower engine (over 1600cc) is advisable. Parking is readily available in most urban areas.

Taxis: Cyprus is served by a plentiful supply of metered taxis. They can take up to 8 people, and will run between major towns as well as covering shorter journeys.

Buses: The five districts each have their own bus company, the subsidised fares are kept low, and weekly tickets are available for unlimited travel within each district, including rural villages. The Intercity Bus Company provides a similarly subsidised service between cities (and districts) at very reasonable rates. Discounted fares are available if several journeys are planned.

Bicycles: Bicycles can be hired in most resorts and make a wonderful way to explore the resort on your Cyprus holiday.

Goudi Holidays Shopping

On your Cyprus holiday be sure to take in the bustling activity of a colourful local market where you'll find fresh produce including fish, meat and national specialities. You will no doubt also find original and inexpensive souvenirs such as embroidery, tablecloths, silks, basketwork, pottery, silverware, leather goods, jewellery and lace; Lefkara lace is famous throughout the world. For culinary treats to take home, try wine, sweets, Halloumi cheese, Chiromeri ham or Loukoumi (aka Cyprus delight).

Holidays in Goudi - Beaches

The best sandy beaches can be found at Coral Bay which is located approximately 15 km south west of Goudi.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp C Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cyprus 16 17 19 22 24 29 31 32 31 26 22 20
London 6 7 10 13 17 20 22 21 19 14 10 7

Sunshine Hours Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Cyprus 6 7 8 9 9 11 12 12 11 9 7 5
London 1 2 4 5 6 7 6 6 5 3 2 1


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