Glaro Gardens is a family-run accommodation in the heart of Dipkarpaz, where you are perfectly situated to enjoy a glimpse of traditional Cypriot village life, to explore the Karpaz countryside and to relax on nearby sandy beaches.
There are 5 separate stone-built bungalows housing six rooms (two of the rooms have an adjoining door making them suitable for families with young children). The bungalows are built in a traditional style in-keeping with the village heritage, and look onto the beautifully kept gardens of the guesthouse.
In addition to the five bungalows, there is the main building which houses the reception area, an inside and outside dining area, a small inside lounge area next to a fire place, and the guest house kitchens. The inside dining and lounge area are decorated with a variety of traditional Cypriot handicrafts including hand-made pottery and baskets. The outside dining area is situated on a veranda which overlooks the gardens and bungalows, and is the perfect place to enjoy a home-made Village breakfast before heading out for the day round the Karpaz.
The family who own and run the Glaro Gardens Guesthouse have their own organic vegetable garden which provides them and their visiting guests with some delicious vegetables, including tomatoes and cucumbers. The family also have a herd of sheep out in the fields surrounding Dipkarpaz and they go to milk them every day so that they can make fresh hellim cheese. Guests are always welcome to join the family when they are heading out to milk the sheep, which is a really unique experience that gives a wonderful insight into life in the Karpaz.
The Glaro Gardens Guesthouse is situated in the village of Dipkarpaz and is only 20 km from most famous beach in the Karpaz - Golden Sands Beach, where during the summer months Green and Loggerhead Turtles are known to nest. Just 10km west of Dipkarpaz are the ruins of an early Christian basilica, Ayios Philon, which looks out over two more beaches as is right next to the Oasis Restaurant. There are several small food markets within walking distance from the guesthouse, and also the Manolyam Restaurant which serves some delicious Turkish cuisine.
Hotel Address: Dipkarpaz, Karpaz Peninsula
To travel to the Karpaz it is recommend (if you're not a keen cyclist!) to hire a car for a few days, as this is the easiest way to explore the region. It is possible to get public transport from Famagusta to Dipkarpaz but the service is not very reliable and infrequent. If you are travelling from Ercan (Lefkoşa) Airport to Dipkarpaz the journey will take approximately 1.5 hours. If you are travelling from Girne (Kyrenia) to Dipkarpaz the journey will take approximately 2 hours.