Agrotourism in Tochni - Larnaca District
Trip Start Mar 03, 2010
143Trip End Feb 06, 2011
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Where I stayed
Vasilopoulos House - Traditional Complex
I heard the word "Agrotourism" a year back, and in March when I was in Cyprus again I had the chance to visit one such complex. As a person who has so many good memories of the past I immediately fell in love with the whole idea and decided to start discovering little by little this kind of tourism. For me it feels that I am discovering the real heart and soul of the island I was born and brought up.
I left Cyprus in March with a small booklet with all the Agrotourism complexes spotted in more than 500 little villages, and scattered all over Cyprus. I return to the island now and really want to spend some days in one or two villages that are not so known to tourists. Tochni is one of them.
Some friends and one or two relatives are wondering why I speak so highly of this place and the Agrotourism programme
Tochni is situated in the depth of the countyside between Limassol and Larnaca. It is November but still very hot in Larnaca, and I am really happy that I will spend 3 nights out here. It is the first time I visit Tochni even though I am a Cypriot and I don't really know what to expect. This is where I am staying: www.vasilopouloshouse.com.cy
I arrived here late last night and I was longing for this moment this morning, to peep through the window anxious to see what there is to see. I was left at the small but so cosy restaurant of the village just opposite the Church. From the very first moment I am welcomed by some locals, and I am told that the person who was expecting me had just left.
The owner takes the trouble of calling the man and in a few minutes I am shown up to my apartment
SO, WHAT AM I DOING NOW !!!!!
I am excited with my apartment, I have the best views, and in my little kitchen the owner of the house – Athina, took the trouble of buying for me biscuits and bread and some cheese for my breakfast. There are ample of tea and coffee bags left for me on the kitchen table. The small basket has some fruit as well, and all these are really more than enough. Oh yes! There is a bottle of mineral water in the fridge too.
I prepare my coffee, and instead of sitting at the table I move all around the apartment with the cup in my hand. I notice every single detail in the interior decoration and I know for sure that I have come to the right place.
Athina suggested that I come one day earlier, and join the group of people who are all coming from the Netherlands. I am even invited to attend the dinner party that is going to take place tomorrow evening, and she suggests that I go and meet the people from the Cyprus Tourist Organization
So, who wants to come along?