The traditional houses of the Hapesi family in the village of Lympia date back to the beginning of the 19th century. Mr. Kakoullis Hapesis, the youngest of 11 brothers, was a builder and enthusiastic about quarrying and carving the local stone that is still available in the surrounding areas. He would load his donkey with stone, as well as wood and local reeds to carry to the site, where he gradually began to build the present facilities. The lower part of the buildings are constructed with local stone and the upper part of the buildings are built with sun-dried, clay bricks (bricks).
Upon entering through the large entrance door, you receive your first warm welcome at Loxandras Inn, (To Spiti tis Loxandras) as you discover the untold beauty of the stone-paved courtyard and the unique play of light and shadows.
Moving to the inside through the large arch, you come into the living room with its fireplace, while the entire building consists of three one-bedroom apartments and one studio.
The listed stone house was built in the 19th century by the owners family. The house was completely restored in 2006. The occupants of the house at the turn of the century were farmers who cultivated wheat and barley using oxen, and harvested carob and olive trees in the valley below. The women of the house spun and loomed silk, cured pig, kept fowl, harvested the crops and worked lace for the merchants of Lefkara. The villages bought wine from the mountain villages of Vavla and beyond.
In one of the most beautiful wine-villages of the mountainous Limassol, and specifically in one of the stone-paved allies of the village Vouni you will find Oinou Strata. This is a unique retreat, where visitors get the chance to enjoy serenity and absolute peace, combined with the traditional graciousness that is reflected in every single detail of the place. Its name is connected to the “paths of wine” which cross the village. As it is generally known, Vouni was the third largest village of vineyards and wineries in Limassol District.
Karydhia Cottage, a beautiful stone-built residence, is 150 years old. Its large courtyard full of trees, including a massive walnut tree, is particularly impressive.
It is cozy and warm in winter, cool and fresh in summer. Enjoy the peace and tranquillity lying around the swimming pool or under the walnut and pomegranate trees in the delightful courtyard.