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You’re spoilt for choice when it comes to beaches on this side of the island. Maroni beach & beach café is only a 5 minute drive. Close by you have Zygi beach, Maia beach, Secret Paradise beach Alaminos, plus there are new novel beach venues opening up year by year.


There are many restaurants and tavernas to choose from close to the Villa. In Maroni there is the delightful Club House Square Taverna where George and Thespo are your hosts. The harbour town of Zygi is noted for its fish tavernas which is only a 5-10 minute drive. The stand out is the Captain’s Table (most expensive) and the best value for money and the best calamari and octopus is Heraglis (Hercules). You can tell the owners that Andy &Niki recommended them to you!


If history and culture is your thing then you’ll be happy to know that Cyprus is full of archaeological sites to explore. To get you started. Kalavassos Tenta, Chirokotia Neolithic settlement and the Greek/ Roman township at Kourium.

Things For the Kids

Worried about entertaining the kids? Fear not, when they aren’t having fun and swimming in the pool you can take them out for day trip to wear out their energy. Some favourite spots include Camel Park at Mazotos and the Fasouri water park.

Traditional Villages

Lefkara – famed for its lace making and silver smithing is definitely worth a visit which is only a 20minute drive. Kalavassos is the place from which much copper was won. Cyprus is named for copper = cuprum. You also have the old towns in both Lanarca and Limassol (both 30 mins drive from the Villa).

Bird Watching

Cyprus is an excellent location for bird watching and has so much to offer both local and visiting birders. The number of birds passing over during the spring and autumn migration periods are impressive, as literally millions of birds pour through Cyprus. Ask us for details, and the best sites where you can expect to see feathered visitors during your next visist.

Scuba Diving

Just off the harbour of Larnaca is the wreck of the Zenobia, one of the top ten dive sites in the world. With such a marvellous resource on our door step we offer scuba diving as one of the activities that you can choose to participate in. We have a fully trained disabled diving instructor / dive master who will work with you to assess your level of diving expertise and also enable those who have never dived to experience diving. Whether it is in the pool at Villa Carpe Diem or diving on the Zenobia, we can help you turn your dreams into actions.

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