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Avli in Lythrodontas

Avli is located in the traditional neighbourhood of the village of Lythrodontas. Lythrodontas is a village of the Nicosia district about 30km south of the capital and built at 420m above the sea level. It is well known for the olive groves mainly cultivated for oil production. The scenery around Lythrodontas is rich in wild vegetation, mostly pine trees and thyme.


It is also rich in cultivation of citrus and other types of fruits, vines, vegetables, pulses, walnuts and grain. The village is also involved in raising livestock, while the women do a lot of tailoring and embroidery work. The area was originally settled in the Hellenistic period, but the villages derives its name from its first inhabitant of the Byzantine years, Eythrondontas. Characteristic feature of the village are the two stone built water damlocks and one of the most interesting sites is the abandoned monastery of Profitis Elias.

Avli is near the centre of the village. You just open the big door and enter the courtyard from where you can reach all appartements and studios. The house is a very good example for the traditional architectural style. There are 3 old brick houses made from wood and titled roofs.


Because of its noteworthy traditional character, the entire complex has been declared an antique building by the authorities and all materials and techniques are traditional and indigenous to the area. Some of the characteristic elements you will enjoy are the reception area with its carved arch and tiled floor, the large kitchen and fireplace, covered veranda with magnificant view of the village and the hilly environment surrounding it.



Avli in January 2002

Avli has 1 studio for 2 persons and 3 studios for 2-3 persons, there are 2 studios which can be connected to a family suite with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. There is a big kitchen and a beautiful living room with fireplace available for all guests.




Studio for up to 4 persons

Studio for 2 persons


The owner of the house, Stavroulla and Costas, decorated the rooms in a charming way. Most furniture are antique and Costas is pleased to tell their history. He is an artist and the entire complex is covered with his paintings or other famous Cypriot or foreign artists.
All studios have aircondition and central heating.


Avli is a place for a selfcatering holiday. You can either prepare your meals in the kitchen or visit the local restaurants. It is possible to book Avli with breakfast, lunch and/or dinner. Meals will then be prepared for you in the house. Guests confirm that the “breakfastmeze” is an event.