Olympia Traditional Houses

Traditional Apartments / Hapeshis Houses

Lympia, Nicosia - Troodos, Cyprus

Code: #450

Hapeshis family traditional houses in Lympia village dates back to the early 19th century. Mr. Kakoullis Hapeshis, the youngest out of 11 siblings, was a builder and an enthusiast in extracting and carving the local stone that is still available in the surrounding areas.  He used to load his donkey with stone as well as wood and local reed to transfer to the site, where he gradually started building the current premises. The lower part of the buildings is constructed using the local stone and the upper part of the buildings is built with sun-dried, clay type of bricks (adobe bricks).  He built a kitchen, 2 separate rooms for sleeping and a special space to use both as an animal shelter and storage for their feed.
Furthermore, this traditional architecture style works according to bioclimatic principles, meaning that the building design takes into account climate and environmental conditions to help achieve optimal thermal comfort inside. This is the reason why these places are cool in the summer and maintain a good temperature during winter.
In 2010, Mr. kakoulis’s Hapeshis youngest son, Michalis Hapeshis, took the decision to restore his father’s houses. Being also a builder and a constructor, he felt the obligation to revive his ancestors’ heritage. Together with the houses, he also inherited his father’s love for carving the stone and worked really hard for many years to bring back to life what was almost ruins at that stage.
Today the complex consist of four separate houses. “Dichori”, is the largest accommodation at the lower part of the inner yard. It consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 toilet/shower rooms, and a large kitchen/living room. It has also two separate fully equipped apartments one in the first floor and one in the ground floor. Each one has a double bedroom, kitchenette and shower/toilet. The fourth house consists of 2 double bedrooms and a small kitchen/dining area, shower/toilet.
All the guests can enjoy privately their stay in the apartments and the courtyard, which is embellished with local plants and flowers with vibrant colours and beautiful scents. Despite the fact you feel you are living in a different era all the houses are fully equipped with modern amenities, like Flat screen TV, fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning,  Wi – Fi, outdoor furniture in all areas. The warm welcome from Mr. Hapeshis family makes you feel like home.

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General Facilities: Balcony/Veranda, Courtyard, Free Parking, Free Wi-Fi Access, Parking Space

Indoor Facilities: Air conditioning, Antique bed, Fully Equipped Kitchen, Hairdryer, Kitchenette, Shower, TV

Outdoor Facilities: Barbecue Facilities, Garden Furniture, Outdoor Furniture, Yard

Services: Linen and Towels Provided, Self-Catering


Booking Policy

pustrongCancellation Policy/strong/u: If cancelled or modified&nbsp7 days before the arrival date no fee will be charged.&nbsp If cancelled or modified later 30 percent of the total booking fee will be charged. In case of no show 100 percent of the first two nights will be charged./ppustrongMeals/strong/u: Self Catering Accommodation/pp&nbsp/p


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