To Konatzi tis Marikkas tziai tou Yianni

Traditional Apartments

Kato-Drys, Unterkunft in der Region Larnaka, Cyprus

Kodex: #382

"To Konatzi of Marika and Yiannis" is situated in the centre of the village and it was built in 1865 by the members of the family.
Yiannis was a hard worker specialising in the construction of bridges in Africa and more specifically in the city of Khartoum, Sudan where his family had moved to when he was only just 7 years old. At the age of 33 and after he married Marika he returned back to Cyprus where he ran a small convenience store in the village. Marika, Yiannis' wife was a dedicated housewife, well known in the village for her kindness and homemade cooking. She was left in charge to raise their 5 children and took care of the household while her husband Yiannis was busy expanding their business by exporting carobs to South Africa.
Yiannis was one of the pioneers in Cyprus to export the carob fruit to South Africa which back then was regarded as ‘black gold’. Carob fruit locally known as ‘teratsia’ has deep roots in the island’s history as it was a main source of income for the rural population and was understandably a valuable commodity for the villagers.
The House was restored in 2016 with the help of the family and was given the name "The Konatzi of Marika and Yiannis" which in the Greek Cypriot dialect means "The Grand House of Marika and Yiannis" in order to honour its predecessors.  It is considered to be one of the biggest residences in Kato Drys and it can accommodate up to 20 people. It consists of 5 rooms, all self-catered as well as a beautiful inner open patio, a living room and a kitchen as common spaces.

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Allgemeine Ausstattung: Balkon/Terasse, hostenloser WLAN-Zugang, Parkplatz

Außenanlagen: Barbecue Facilities, Hofmöbel

Dienstleistungen: Bettwäsche und Handtücher werden gestellt, Selbst-verpflegung

Innenausstattung: Bathroom, Double Bed, Dusche, Fridge, Kitchenette, Klimaanlage (warm/kalt), TV


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A beautiful & delightful experience!

We ve recently stayed at To Konatzi tis Marikkas tziai tou Yianni which is splendid! Demetra Suite, which is next to the main yard, is beautiful, very clean and... over-equipped we must say! The village of Kato Drys is quite awesome! Highly recommended!

Ioanna Christodoulou - Cyprus
Sep 2018

Perfect place!

The hotel is situated in a beautiful small village. The owners are very kind and helpful and have a beautiful taste in decorating the house. We felt so welcome and will definitely come back soon. We enjoyed our stay there!

Anna Biermann - Germany
Aug 2017

Review night at Andreas Studio Apartment

Hello,Thank you again for your warm welcome in such a nice place!We stayed only one night but we had a chance to meet Andreas mother, father, and her cousin, Yoda.They have offered us local drink and food to taste, which was also very nice.The studio is nicely arranged, the only thing is there are apparently some nuisibles in the room that needs to be treated (cockroaches and bed bugs).But again, it is a very nice flat, in a lovely village, with adorable people.

Jean-Benoit Malzac - United Kingdom
Jul 2017