Opened towards the end of 2009, Villa Carparis is a family-run tourist business specially designed with your comfort in mind, set in a garden, in the centre of which is a large fountain, surrounded by flower beds and small trees, with a restaurant at one end where homemade food can be obtained and where one can sit and read one of the many books on offer (in various languages).
Within walking distance are restaurants, a few shops, and all the facilities of Dipkarpaz itself, one of the few areas where Greek and Turkish Cypriots live side by side. The beautiful beaches at Agios Phillon are on the north side of the Panhandle whilst on the south can be found the most famous golden beach of Cyprus itself, where in season, the turtles next and hatch as they have done for countless centuries. Arrangements can be made with Villa Carparis to be taken to share in this wonderful experience.
Whilst Villa Carparis is situated just off the centre of the large village of Dipkarpaz, with its Orthodox Church and mosque, and offers interesting nature walks in the area. Interesting archaeological sites are within a few kilometres and are some of the most beautiful beaches on the entire island.
This mainly agricultural area is surrounded by fields, and wonderful drives to the far end of the 'Panhandle' past rolling countryside, with snatches of white beaches, and on to Agios Andreas monastery going on further to Zafer Burnu. Wild donkeys still abound in the area, and one special offer of Villa Carparis is that arrangements can be made, in the appropriate summer season, to witness the egg laying and hatching of the turtles which have used these shores for breeding purposes for countless centuries.
In addition, there is the possibility of exploring the region by boat, and even to do some snorkelling - all arranged by your friendly host family.
Hotel Address: Villa Carparis, Dipkarpaz, Karpaz Peninsula
A taxi can be taken from Ercan Airport, some two-hour drive away. Or, if required a pre-booked car hire can be arranged and delivered at the airport for collection.