Glamping Review: Yurts in Cyprus, Simou, Paphos District
Yurts in Cyprus are an eco-friendly holiday venture with a difference. Set in the picturesque foothills close to Simou Village, this glamping location is a perfect way to escape the city and get back to nature. The best part of this relaxing break in the countryside is that the 2.5km Yurt area has been specifically designed to watch stunning sunsets over the fields. Unique Cyprus accommodation for memorable travel!
In the middle of nowhere, deep in the rolling hills of the Cypriot countryside. You’ll drive through winding dirt paths to get to the Yurts, with the stresses of work and your day-to-day life falling away behind you. The Yurts are about 3km from Simou village in the Paphos district and 3km from Filousa village. A little further, the town of Polis Chrysochous and the city of Paphos can be found.
There are three cosy, tastefully designed Yurts on the site, each of which are individually named: Nasu, Engke and Qadan. Each of the spacious Yurts were made in Mongolia by Mongolian people from natural materials such as horse hair, wood and camel hide.
They offer a unique, charming alternative to staying in a hotel or resort. Each Yurt has a private bathroom and outside seating area. The main on-site restaurant, The Straw House, is an eco-friendly communal space where guests can cook breakfast and dinner.
The Yurts have been specially designed as an eco-friendly retreat where people can reconnect with nature. The Straw House has been made from straw bales and cob, electricity is generated through solar panels and all rubbish is recycled. Travel lovers are asked not to bring any plastic bottles as glass bottles are provided and reused to reduce waste. This is currently the only place on the island with eco-friendly composting toilets.
Things to Do
Although the Yurts are in the middle of nowhere, there are lots of things to do – if you want to leave the tranquility of swinging in the hammocks, of course. From hiking in the countryside surrounding the Yurts, bird watching and cycling to stargazing, photography and rock climbing at nearby sandstone and limestone crags.
There are sleepy tavernas, cafes and a halloumi dairy in the rural villages nearby. For water sports enthusiasts, the Latchi Harbour is just a 20 minute drive away. There’s also golf, wine tasting and Cyprus’ famous archaeological sites and monasteries nearby. In the winter, when there’s snow in the Troodos Mountains, you can also go skiing!
When to Visit
With a year-round climate and over 300 days of guaranteed sun each year, Cyprus is a truly year round destination. The Yurts stay cool during the summer and log burners are provided in the winter to keep you toasty and warm during your stay. It’s alternative Cyprus accommodation at its coolest.
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