A colourful history; a very special villa
Last night, we had the great peasure of meeting with Michael and Tasoulla, at their new home in Pittikopos, which is a very old village high on the hills beyond Peyai, towards Polis and Latchi. An area steeped in history and, in parts, seeming almost desolate as its boundaries touch the edges of the Akamas peninsular, the villa is in a collection of only 20 beautifully designed homes, each set to maximise the view.
Michael and Tasoulla have designed very aspect with love, care and respect. Their garden contains only indigenous plants and shurbs, which they’ve cleverly displayed amongst local colourful rocks, taken from the hillside nearby. The house is open, welcoming and calm
Admiring the paintings, I was told by Michael that he had commissioned a famous artist to dispict scenes from the Tojan war, using the backdrop of Latchi and Polis which would have been their landing point………in all, this is a beautiful home , thoughtfully pulled together.
We sat togoether enjoying fine wine and watching the distance; looking out across the coastline of this lovely part of north western Cyprus as if we were still waiting for Trojans to come into view and pull up on the shores…….
This is the most beautiful island: where gods and goddesses have played, wars have been fought and life has been coloured by conflict, mystery and love – but its an island with a huge heart – and people like this lovely couple who provided us with such a great evening, represent the best of Cyprus.
They’ve also offered us to the chance to rent this lovely villa to holidaymakers next year. Guess who are going to be first to take advantage of it? You are right! We just need a dog sitter and we’re off……