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Our History goes back to 1863

Oinoessa is a complex of 5 luxurious stone-built houses, consisted of 9 deluxe studio suites that surround a private courtyard. It is located in one of the most scenic and unspoilt areas of Cyprus; the picturesque village of Lofou. Here, you will find peace and tranquillity. The perfect getaway from the stresses of modern life.

The name
Lofou is known not only for its traditional stone houses and scenic views, but also for the production of popular local wines and zivania (the Cypriot style grappa). Not many years ago, almost every villager was able to produce wine at home, for personal use or for export to nearby places. Our grandparents were no exception – at home, they had all the amenities needed to produce their wine. This explains where our name, Oinoessa, derives from; the Greek οίνος + έσσω →wine + home.

The transformation
All of the eight suites that today  form Oinoessa, were built in the middle of the 18th century by our great -great- grandfathers and have been lovingly restored by the family and local artisans.  The stone floors and walls, the ceilings and the staircases have been restored using local stones and wood, retaining the character and charm of the original buildings whilst incorporating the comforts any guest would expect.

What we offer
Our luxurious suites offer comfort with style. All eight houses have been elegantly and stylishly decorated, and designed to provide all of the modern amenities and conveniences needed for an enjoyable stay. Our studios are ideal for couples or families who enjoy peace and privacy and who want to explore the traditions of Cyprus.

The suites
Large patio doors open from the living rooms, leading out into an attractive courtyard offering a shady spot to relax, read a book, or dine.
Seven of our eight suites have fireplaces to keep you warm and offer the ideal atmosphere while dining or drinking local goods with your beloved ones. The plush mattresses and the beauty-rest pillows that are covered in fine linens, ensure a restful sleep , and our fully-equipped kitchens give you the pleasure of cooking your own meals, allowing you to feel like home. In your suites you will find a breakfast basket with local ingredients (organic eggs, homemade bread, smoked lountza, halloumi, tomatoes, cucumbers, jam, butter, olive oil, herbs, coffee, tea) as well as complimentary local wine. We also provide you with a set of Apivita exclusive products (shampooing, conditioner, cream etc), free Wi-Fi access, air-conditioning, LED Televisions and mini safe boxes.

Our guesthouses are situated in the heart of Lofou village, in a beautiful area, rich in the traditional Cypriot architecture. Hardly any traffic disturbs the atmosphere, so you can really enjoy the beauty of the place in peace. The scenic views and the narrow, stone built pedestrian paths that wind through the hills are rich in the local folklore and great spiritual traditions of Cyprus.

Travellers who wish to experience more about the historical background of Lofou may visit the traditional olive mill in the village and the small cave that is located beneath the primary school. The first inhabitants of the village used to stay there. Our church (“Panayia Chrysolofitissa”) is in the centre of the village and a small chapel (“Profitis Elias”) is in the entrance of the village, for those who want to visit and light a candle. Lofou’s nature trail can offer you calmness when you need it the most, and the Primary School of the village can surely amuse you with its architecture. Next to the primary school, there is a children’s playground. When walking in the village, feel free to ask local people to lead you to wherever you want to go.



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