Good morning neighbour, I stammer in Cypriot. Sofronis taught me the words so that I could greet my neighbour. This week, I am staying among the locals in one of the authentic houses of Village Houses Tochni owned by Sofronis.
In the Cypriot village of Tochni, the day begins as it always does: the sun rises slowly, the inhabitants wake up and start the day with a coffee in the tavern or a morning walk. I often get up extra early, because I want to soak up all the real Cypriot life. I told Sofronis that last week on the terrace in the shade of an olive grove: "I would actually like to stay in an authentic village with the daily life around me." Sofronis looked at me in amazement and said: "But don't you know?" And now I was surprised. What? Further on in Tochni, he had converted and renovated centuries-old village houses into luxury apartments. The cottages are spread throughout the village and are decorated in a Cypriot but modern style in the atmosphere of the island. With centuries-old wood, slate walls and shutters. "That really is living like a local!"
My neighbour waves and smiles. In the warm sunshine, I stroll slowly to the tavern where, as a guest of Village Houses Tochni, you can enjoy breakfast under the pergola with a view of the village and the hills. Afterwards, I will take a dip in the swimming pool, also for the guests, and on the way back to my village house, I will stroll through the narrow streets. Because this week I am a local and I can't get enough of that feeling.
Discover the local cuisine at this culinary location
Cyprus Village Houses Tochni grows their own vegetables and organic herbs and spices to take the dishes to the next level. For example, they produce olive oil from their own olive grove and the fruit from the orange and lemon groves is picked regularly. These ingredients are used in the traditional dishes of their restaurant Tochni Tavern, where you can enjoy delicious taste sensations at lunch and dinner. At the breakfast buffet, you can feast on homemade jam. The locals will see you here regularly!
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