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Holidays In Kalavasos

Kalavasos Holidays at a Glance

Kalavasos is a quaint, authentic and wonderfully secluded village. It is only 30 minutes from Larnaca airport and 20 minutes from Limassol town centre; yet it is remote and beautifully unspoilt, making Kalavasos a truly magnificent representation of genuine Cyprus. The village is surrounded by mountains; ideal for those wanting an adventurous walking holiday, however the popular, relaxing Governors beach is only a short drive away. The authenticity of the village is felt most profoundly in its historic town square; as an old church sits at the heart of Kalavasos, with cobbled streets, old houses and a long-standing cafe (kafeneon) cementing the village's strong, Cypriot roots. Kalavasos is a highly recommended destination, not only for its proximity to all convenient amenities, however one that will leave you appreciating and admiring the natural side of this stunning island.

Who goes to Kalavasos?
Kalavasos is an ideal location for those wanting a simple, relaxing holiday in scenic, peaceful surroundings.



Key Facts - Kalavasos

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

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Town square: the historic town square is usually bustling with friendly locals. There is a cafe (kafenion) where you can enjoy authentic local coffee's.

Church: the central church of the village, which is dedicated to Panagia Theotokos, is located in the centre of the village amongst the traditional houses; enhancing the village's character. It dates back exactly 100 years and displays beautiful Byzantine icons and wooden carved iconostasis.

The Kalavasos archaeological tent: Visit the 'Tenta' to admire the interesting archaeological ruins that have been excavated from the village over time; ruins dating back to the Neolithic period.

The Kalavasos mines: Are located 6 kms north-west of the village. They are no longer operating however they are still an impressive site and have large amounts of historical importance.

The Kalavasos dam: The impressive dam was built in 1985 and is constructed on a seasonal river some 30 kms northeast of Limassol just above the village. The dam embankment has a maximum height of 58 metres and a crest length of approximately 700 metres.

The Limassol market: Only a 15 minutes drive from Kalavasos is Limassol's famous market. Open only on Saturday's, it is very popular with locals and tourists alike who seek inexpensive, quality goods; such as clothes, antiques, local produce and snacks - so make sure you get there early!

Town square: the historic town square is usually bustling with friendly locals. There is a cafe (kafenion) where you can enjoy authentic local coffee's.

Church: the central church of the village, which is dedicated to Panagia Theotokos, is located in the centre of the village amongst the traditional houses; enhancing the village's character. It dates back exactly 100 years and displays beautiful Byzantine icons and wooden carved iconostasis.

The Kalavasos archaeological tent: Visit the 'Tenta' to admire the interesting archaeological ruins that have been excavated from the village over time; ruins dating back to the Neolithic period.

The Kalavasos mines: Are located 6 kms north-west of the village. They are no longer operating however they are still an impressive site and have large amounts of historical importance.

The Kalavasos dam: The impressive dam was built in 1985 and is constructed on a seasonal river some 30 kms northeast of Limassol just above the village. The dam embankment has a maximum height of 58 metres and a crest length of approximately 700 metres.

The Limassol market: Only a 15 minutes drive from Kalavasos is Limassol's famous market. Open only on Saturday's, it is very popular with locals and tourists alike who seek inexpensive, quality goods; such as clothes, antiques, local produce and snacks - so make sure you get there early!

Popular activities taken by those taking Kalavasos holidays include:

Hiking: Kalavasos is surrounded by mountains, perfect for people who enjoy walking holidays and an element of adventure. Admire the scenic view of the village from the mountain tops.

Watersports: The nearby Governors beach not only boasts golden sands, but it is also an ideal location for water sport enthusiasts.

Relax: Perhaps the most attractive aspect of this traditional village, for any holiday goer, is the peace and tranquillity that overrides the resort. Relax in the sun and enjoy the natural beauty of Kalavasos.

Restaurants: There are a number of local restaurants that offer authentic and traditional Cypriot cuisine.

Eating/Drinking During Kalavasos Holidays

All over Cyprus, restaurants offer delicious, traditional dishes. With influences of Greece, Turkey and the Middle East in the cuisine. Eating here is a wholesome treat to enrich the holiday experience.

Meze: One of the best ways to sample Cypriot food is to order the meze, a selection of tasters to share with family or friends, from a range of local dishes including dips, vegetables, fish and meat.

Halloumi: A cheese, but not as you know it! Made from goats milk and/or sheep's milk, it has a rubbery texture, a salty taste and is delicious grilled, in a salad.

Kebabs: Find out what the UK's favourite after-the-pub snack tastes like at its finest; a speciality of the north of the island.

Loukoumi aka Cyprus Delight: Similar to Turkish Delight, Cyprus is also renowned for this fragrant, sugary sweet.

Wine: Usually held in September, the annual wine festival is an ideal time to sample the surprising range and quality of local wines available in Cyprus.

Nightlife: Cyprus holidays won't fail to meet your nightlife needs whether they be for traditional entertainment, folk music and dancing at one of the numerous tavernas and restaurants, or a frenetic rave with British House Garage sounds, up-and-coming DJs and the festive atmosphere to be found in Ayia Napa, a resort in the east of Cyprus known as an international clubbing destination. Nightclubs of every persuasion are also to be found in Nicosia, Larnaca and Paphos.

Getting Around on Kalavasos 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.

Kalavasos 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 Kalavasos - Beaches

Governors Beach: The renowned Governors Beach is only a 10 minutes drive from the village. Here you can relax, unwind and enjoy the beautiful Cyprus sun on golden sands.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus161719222429313231262220
London671013172022211914107

Sunshine HoursJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus6789911121211975
London124567665321

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