We´re back from Cyprus and we need to talk about the hotel we stayed in. It´s called Aprokryfo and I think it is the nicest hotel... ever? It is situated in a small mountain village, about half an hour from the coast by car, so there´s a safe distance to the super touristy areas which we try to avoid wherever possible.
Fun side note: My husband found this hotel as he didn´t like the option I had researched. He wanted a "nice hotel". I have clearly created a monster.
It is a small hotel with only a few rooms, studios and three full houses which are all grouped around a very private courtyard that features a pool. The structure as such is apparently old and has been refurbished by an architect husband/interior designer wife team. And may I say that the interior design is impeccable. It feels very "Greece" without being too traditional or kitschy.
There´s also an adorable restaurant that is open to the public. They serve the best food there. In the evenings there is a "mezze" menu which means that you get countless small dishes which are all delicious and there´s no way not to overeat. However you´re on holiday so who cares.
I don´t have pictures of our room but we stayed in the "Lavender" room and absolutely loved it. It has a small kitchenette and a sunny balcony that overlooks the pool and is overall very cute.
The courtyard is so lovely and you get to have breakfast by the pool. I mean, if this isn´t dreamy then I don´t know what is. Also the staff has been incredible. Case in point: When we left we got hugs from everyone. And ouzo on the house. Sigh. I am so glad we decided to stay there even if it is a bit above our usual price range. It made our short stay so very peaceful and relaxing.