The apartment is more than just a place to stay, its the sort of place that will make your stay in Nicosia more memorable.
Its bright, with open spaces and a spacious, decked terrace offers up spectacular views of the Kyrenia mountain range.
The living room has three huge double glazed windows which can slide into the walls. This opens up the space even more by connecting the indoor with the outdoor.
The building itself was built in 1975. The flat underwent a full renovation to make the most of the larger spaces that these older apartments tend to offer.
Enjoy breakfast in the sunshine, an al-fresco barbeque or nights with a glass of wine watching the sun go down.
It has windows which face north, east, south and west making it easy to adjust the light or catch the breeze. The apartment tends to keep cool in the summer months and relatively warm in the winter.
You can get to the beginning of the the walled old city within a 20 minute walk, the center of the old city is a 30 minute walk or a 5 minute drive or cycle.
If you would like some food shopping done, that can be arranged, so when you walk in you can just start enjoying the apartment and Nicosia straight away.
Guests will have access to the whole apartment and all its facilities / modern conveniences. These include:
FULLY FUNCTIONAL KITCHEN
Washing machine (max load: 7kg)
All the utensils needed to cook
1 double room, double bed with Magniflex mattress
1 double room, double bed with mattress
1 single room, single bed with mattress
Shower (the hot water system was upgraded following Marine's feedback)
1 four seat couch / sofa
1 three seat couch / sofa
1 marble table with 4 chairs
50 inch Pioneer TV (full HD)
Xbox 360, a few games, one controller
PS3, a few games, two controllers
NOTE: both the black and white sofas that are displayed in the photos have been removed and upgraded with a leather couch / sofa.
2 AIR CONDITIONING SPLIT UNITS (HOT & COLD)
1 unit in the living room
1 unit in one of the double bedroom
1 Private parking space
Wi-Fi (6 mbps connection) - can be increased within one month's notice
28 TV channels
Free use of one mountain bike
Barbeque (uses charcoal)
Books & Magazines
Interaction with Guests
I enjoy interacting and spending time with my guests but I am equally happy to respect your privacy during their stay.
The neighborhood of Ayios Andreas in Nicosia, formally known as Tophane, is tranquil and contains some of the oldest, largest and most beautiful houses in the capital. The neighborhood is well serviced and most things can be found within a few minutes walk from the apartment.
Ayios Andreas is one of Nicosia's 24 historic neighborhoods that can be found within the walls. In 1923 it was extended to encompass an area outside the walls.
Ayios Andreas was a prestigious neighborhood, where Turkish, Greek and Armenian Cypriots used to coexist together with the Latins. In Turkish Tophane literally means "the cannon’s house" or "arsenal", and the house (called "Castelliotissa"), which the area derived its name from, can still be found in the neighborhood. In September 1945, the Ottoman name of the Tophane neighborhood was changed into Ayios Andreas.
Castelliotissa, which is near the Paphos Gate, was originally a part of the second Royal Palace of the French Lusignan royal dynasty of Cyprus. It was later used as a munitions storage by the Ottomans and that is when the area received the name of Tophane. It continued as a storage site during the period of British rule.
After 1960, there were no Turkish Cypriots living in the neighborhood and the last Turkish name, that of Tophane Mesdjidi Street, where mainly Turkish Cypriots resided, was changed into Granikou Street sometime after 1963.
There is bus stop within a 2 minute walk from the apartment that can take you to the city center / the old city in a few minutes.
Other Things to Note
If you would like an early check in or a late check out just ask and if it is possible we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
The best way of getting in touch with me is by clicking on the "Contact Me" button, located under my profile picture, and inquiring about availability before trying to Book It.
Its important to us that you feel right at home and have the freedom to do as you please during your stay. All we ask is that you respect the neighbors, take your trash downstairs to the main bin and take care of the apartment and its content : )
My son and I stayed for two weeks in the apartment. It is a very comfortable, easy going and relaxing space and the terrace adds a wonderful dimension. For us the location was perfect and near enough to walk into the old town if we wanted to. There are plenty of shops nearby. The kitchen was well equipped for our needs.All in all it was a great stay and the apartment comes highly recommended!!
We really enjoyed Mario's flat. The apartment is beautiful and the huge balcony has an amazing view. Mario is a GREAT host. He made our stay very pleasant. We were welcomed by his mother, Andrulla, who gave us the keys and bought milk, fruits, water, bread and beer for us! Thank you so much Andrulla and Mario for your great welcoming!
The location of the flat is ideal. It is only 15/20 minute walking distance from the Old Town and the neighborhood is also worth to explore. You will discover beautiful houses and trees. Also, it is the ideal location, if you want to explore the whole Island, South and North.
Mario as a host was extremely reactive at every moment of our contact and he provided good info (i.e. restaurant recos) around his apartment.
Upon our arrival he also provided some basic foods like milk, fruits and bread, which was much appreciated.
The apartment is in a good location and did fully match our expectations. It is in a quiet neighborhood and close enough to the walled city of Nicosia to walk in by feet.
We had a lovely stay in this minimalist flat with incredible mountain views. The deck gets sun in the morning and is lovely for eating breakfast outside. Mario's mother was waiting for us when we arrived and explained everything we needed to know. The place was very clean. We got lost a couple of times trying to get back to the apartment because it's on a small street so make sure you take a map with you. Though locals tried to be helpful the ones we asked didn't know where the street was!
We loved our stay in Nicosia and would recommend Alex and Mario as hosts.
We had such a great time staying at Mario's place. He was super helpful and quick to respond if we had any questions about the town. The flat was perfect; comfortable and a really convenient location. Highly recommend!!
Wir sind sehr zufrieden. Schon vor der Reise gab es reichlich Informationen durch Marios Blog. Mario war jederzeit erreichbar und immer hilfsbereit. Die Wohnung ist toll und wir würden sie beim nächsten Mal wieder buchen. Sogar das Fahrrad konnten wir gut nutzen. Das Stadtviertel ist ruhig und angenehm und die Nachbarn sind freundlich. Es war alles super.
Very nice place, neat, clean, and modernly designed, relatively quite neighbourhood, over all my stay was amazing here, i recommend it
My brother Alex and I have been using AirBnB since 2011 and its been a great adventure and service for us. Its lead to meeting many interesting people and seeing some great places along the way.
As Alex lives in Germany and I am based in Nicosia, most, if not all of your interaction will be with me. What a pleasure : P
Im laid back and open, like new experiences, meeting new people and live life one day at a time.
I love Cyprus, its the perfect place to go looking for an adventure on a motorbike. With sun in the summer, snow in the winter, beaches, mountains, mouthwatering food, good friends and ice cold beer what else could I ask for?
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