Dioni Palace is a beautiful spacious Traditional Cypriot cottage set in the charming village of Ayios Therapon. Traditionally decorated this house provides you with all the modern amenities such as air conditioning and wifi whilst still allowing you to experience the joys of stepping back into time.
The mixture of stone and wooden architecture creates an aesthetically pleasing ambience that only adds to the entire character of the guesthouse.
The whole cottage is available for our guests
Ideal place for excursions to the Troodos mountain or to visit the ancient places in the surrounding of Limassol or Paphos.
Their fascinating histories and impressive artefacts open intriguing glimpses to times past, and visiting such ancient places in Cyprus can be an unforgettable experience. But also for those who are passionate for water and swimming, Ayios Therapon is just only a few minutes drive away from the well known Kourion Beach.
The best means of transport to get to Ayios Therapon is to get a rental car or a taxi.
Agios Therapontas, a small picturesque village built on the Troodos mountain region, emerges predominately and proudly for centuries.
It is a village of the Lemesos District, on an altitude of 640 metres and it is subsumed in the geographical region of Krasochoria.
During the Frankish period, the village was owned by a feudal lord, though, as it seems, it existed since the Byzantine years. More specifically, in 1941, according to Mas Latri, the village was a fief of Petros Podokatoros.
The village was named after Agios Therapontas, who according to tradition was a pillar saint at the place where the holy water and the church of Agios Therapontas are today.
In a unique landscape with rich natural vegetation “emerges” a settlement with very interesting architecture. Most of the roads are still covered with Chesil stones, whereas some of them, mainly in the periphery of the settlement, has been paved with slabs. Attention is particularly drawn by the approximately twelve traditional buildings called “votes”. “votes” is as “a kind of original building, which is the ground floor of a house and which is only found in few villages of Cyprus. It is an arched covered room, mainly used for storing large clay jars containing wine or even used as a stable for animals. Above the ground floor arch, which is built with local stone, an upper floor is built to accommodate the owners”.
Agios Therapontas is undoubtedly the village of viticulture. From the very ancient years up until today, the residents of the village mainly dealt with viticulture. Moreover, according to the records of 1971, approximately 2.336 ‘skales’ of land (one ‘skala’ equals to 1337.8 square metres) were cultivated with vineyards. What is noteworthy is the fact that even today vineyards continue to occupy an important part of the cultivating land. Viticulture is favoured both by the compilation of the ground as well as by the climatic conditions of the area. The Great Cyprus Encyclopaedia underlines that “the dismembered landscape of the woads, with the mild circular hills, as well as the relatively medium average rainfall of approximately 600 mm, contributed to the expansion of vineyards and especially the ones which could produce wine”.
Traditionally, the main breed was the local black grape followed by the breeds of ‘soultanini’, ‘malagas’ and ‘cardinalios’. Nowadays, new breeds, which seem to be more productive, have begun to be cultivated”.
Apart from the cultivation of vineyards, in the village thrive, although in a more limited extent, fruit-baring trees such as olive trees and carob trees, citrus fruits and vegetables.
We are 24 hours available for our guest.
50% of the total amount, 48hrs after booking confirmation.
The rest of the amount, seven days prior to Arrival/Check-in.
In case of cancellation up to seven days prior to arrival, the whole amount is fully refundable.
For this cottage, there is a cleaning fee of €50 per stay.