This is the place to come to for a back-to-nature break with all the authentic charms of Cyprus.
An unbeatable get-away-from-it-all destination, your holiday in the charming village of Choulou 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 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.
This is the place to come to for a back-to-nature break with all the authentic charms of Cyprus. Rural, peaceful and pretty, Choulou 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.
Choulou 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.
Things To Do
Choulou'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 Choulou. The Akamas peninsular, to the north west of Choulou, 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 25 km south west of Choulou.
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.