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Holidays In Tochni

Tochni Holidays at a Glance

Tochni is a small, pretty village set in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains, between Limassol and Larnaca. Built on the slopes of two hills, the village consists of quaint narrow streets. The village square, although basic with regards to its amenities, consists of a few shops (including a bank) set beside old stone houses in peaceful, rural settings and yet is only half an hours drive from the bustling town of Limassol. Tochni is also perfectly located near the sea for those wanting to enjoy Cyprus's famous beaches, as it is only a 5 minutes drive to Governors Beach and 5 minutes to Zygi fishing village. This is a beautiful location and an ideal choice for those wanting to experience the authentic traditional life of a Cypriot village, as well as the genuine hospitality of the locals.

Who goes to Tochni?
Tochni is a perfect location for those seeking a relaxing break in a beautiful, traditional Cypriot village.



Key Facts - Tochni

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

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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.

Popular activities taken by those taking Tochni holidays include:

Traditional Greek entertainment in a local tavern: Experience not only the excellent local food, however traditional entertainment that will enhance your notion and rich impression of the village.

Making Halloumi cheese: Visit a local goat farm and experience a truly unique, traditional activity.

Pick oranges and olives: Another authentic Cypriot experience.

Fishing with local fisherman.

Wine tasting and visits to wineries.

Eating/Drinking During Tochni 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 Tochni 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.

Tochni 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 Tochni - Beaches

Macronissos Beach: Located on the west side of Ayia Napa, this beach of soft golden sand features a great variety of watersports and shelves gently into the sea making it ideal for families.

Protaras: A great choice for families and those seeking uniterrupted relaxation in the sun, this great stretch of golden sand that makes up the beach at Protaras also hosts a wide variety of water sports.

Nissi Beach: This fantastic stretch of white sand that sweeps around the bay, Nissi Beach is quieter than the beaches at Ayia Napa and Protaras

Asprokremos: Located on the Akamas peninsular this is considered to be one of the best and most un-spoilt beaches on the island.

Weather and climate information

Max Temp CJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus161719222429313231262220
London671013172022211914107

Sunshine HoursJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Cyprus6789911121211975
London124567665321

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