A week ago, our adventurous spirit took us to a small village on the edge of Troodos. If you haven’t heard about Lofou before, you must know its one of the prettiest villages in Cyprus and my pictures won’t do enough justice! When booking our accommodation, we knew we will arrive late in the evening and navigating through tiny roads at dark is an extreme sport only well trained locals can master. We opted for staying in a traditional stone house in Silikou village, just a stone throw away from Lofou. Sensible choice, or so we thought.
We started the weekend with a wine tasting at Hadjianontas Winery just few minutes drive away from Limassol and then continued to Stavrovouni Monastery for some of the most stunning views on the island – check them out here. After the sun went down, we headed back towards Limassol and up north towards Troodos.
We didn’t have trouble locating Silikou village, but the real fun began when trying to locate the house where we were supposed to spend the night. The printed instructions didnt of course feature a map which was in a separate document, sitting happily on my desk at home. With my broken Greek I tried chatting with the local older and sensible looking men at the cafeteria, explaining that we are looking for a House of George. There are around 150 men called George in just a single village. After few rounds with the car around the same church, and head shaking smiles of the cafeteria mafia, the owner managed to get us to the street where our house was via phone instructions and I’m not joking – it was in a middle of nowhere. Two house ruins as neighbours, street that didn’t even had a name and not even homeless cats anywhere in sight. But, the house was lovely and it reminded me of staying in my grandma’s place for the summer holidays. We had a stay-in dinner, put our feet up and enjoy the peace like we were staying in a five star spa.
The next morning we had few hours to explore Lofou, so here is my photo dairy of sorts – even though a short one!