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Askas, A Unique Picturesque Village in Cyprus! Enjoy Your Stay

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Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Available

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What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Troodos Mountains
    42 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mount Olympus
    46 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Amathus Ruins
    47 min drive
  • Airport
    Nicosia (NIC)
    48 min drive

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    About this area

    Askas

    This apartment is located in Askas. Local points of interest include Machairas Monastery.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Troodos Mountains - 42 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mount Olympus - 46 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Amathus Ruins - 47 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Amathus Beach - 48 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Dasoudi Beach - 62 min drive

    About this property

    Askas, A Unique Picturesque Village in Cyprus! Enjoy Your Stay

    Askas is a small village in Pitsilia region in the Nicosia District on the island of Cyprus. It is positioned 1000 metres above sea level on the north side of the Troodos mountain range, at the foot of Mount Papoutsa. Ioannis Constantinou is the president of the Community Council of Askas. Askas, like all the villages of the area, has gone through fluctuations of its population. In 1881 its inhabitants numbered 142, increasing to 333 in 1911, and to 439 in 1946. In 1960 the population decreased to 363, and to 321 in 1982. In the 2001 census the village numbered 187 inhabitants. The village lies close to the Nicosia - Limassol administrative borders, having a distance of about 50 kilometres from Nicosia and just two kilometres west of Palaichori, receiving an average annual rainfall of about 800 millimetres; mainly vines of the wine-making variety, vegetables, hazel, walnut, and olive trees, fruit-trees, almond trees, and forage plants are cultivated in its region. The village is connected via road to palaichori in the east and from there on to Nicosia, to Agros in the south-west, and to Alona, Polystypos, and Kyperounta in the west. The houses, apart from the recent ones, are traditionally built entirely with local materials: the stone, the clay, and the pinewood from the surrounding mountains. The roofs have tiles, all "kneaded" and "baked" locally. The village's history is lost in the depths of time. No one knows exactly when the village was built and when it was first inhabited. One specific testimony is a date found on the front of an internal door, in the basement of Theofanis's house where the earthenware jars were kept. It was covered with a thin layer of clay. However, one day someone leaned on it with his hand and the clay fell off, revealing the date 1381. This indicates that the village was in existence during the Frank Domination era, without that meaning it did not exist before that. There are two churches in the village. One is dedicated to the Holy Baptist (John) and the other of the Holy Cross. There is also the country church of "Agia Christina" that today is called the country church of "Agia Paraskevi". The village -under its present name -is not included in the list of Lusignan - Venetian feuds and royal estates of Mas Latri. However, it is most probable that the "Asta" settlement that is found marked in the Venetian maps is Askas. According to one version, the village's name is due to its first settler who was a skin-bag maker. Another version reports that it took its name from a medieval family of nobles that was surnamed Askas.

    Property manager

    charis charilaou

    Speaks English, Greek

    Policies

    Check-in

    Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM

    Special check-in instructions

    Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.

    Check-out

    Check-out before 11:30 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Pets

    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    A car is required for transportation to and from this property.

    Sleeping arrangements

    Bedroom 1

    1 double bed, 1 sleep sofa/futon

    Property amenities

    Internet

    • Internet access

    Parking and transportation

    • Onsite parking

    Family friendly

    • Highchair

    Dining

    • Breakfast available for a fee

    Bedrooms

    • 1 bedroom
    • Bed sheets provided
    • Sofa bed

    Bathrooms

    • 1 bathroom
    • Shower only
    • Towels provided

    Living spaces

    • Living room
    • Dining room

    Entertainment

    • TV

    Outdoor areas

    • Balcony

    Comfort

    • Air conditioning
    • Heating

    Pets

    • No pets allowed

    Suitability/Accessibility

    • Smoke-free property

    Location highlights

    • In the mountains

    General

    • Sleeps 3
    • Unit size: 269 sq ft (25 sq m)

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