Miliou in Cyprus
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With far-reaching mountain and valley views and unspoiled countryside, Miliou is a delightful rural setting, perfect for long walks and for those who love nature and bird watching as the village is renowned as a nesting site for nightingales.
Best time to visitThis area has long, hot and dry summers. Winters are relatively mild making it a year round destination with just some rain between December and February. If you’re interested in seeing Mother Nature’s spectacular show of spring flowers, then visit between the beginning of March and the end of May. The aroma of the surrounding pine and lemon groves, brought in by the cool valley breeze, provides relief from the hot Cypriot sun. The main bird migrations, when a wide variety of species may be seen, take place in spring and autumn (April-June & September-October). Click here for the average weather in Phapos City (45 minute drive from Milou) in Cyprus.
What to do in the neighbourhood
Where to stayRight next door to the springs is the restored monastery of Agii Anargyri which is now being used as a spa hotel. The monastery was built in 1649 and is said to be one of the first ever on the island. It was founded by two brothers who used to care for the sick and dying without taking any payment for it. It is said that this is how the monastery got its name, from the Greek meaning ‘without payment’. The hotel provides the means to benefit from the time-tested remedies of the mineral rich waters which flow here.
The establishment is situated in lush greenery with beautiful orange trees. The rooms very well equipped and clean. It is an adults only hotel and on booking.com they receive a great average rating of 8.5.
How to get there
- London to Cyprus via ferry from Turkey - Now the only practical year-round option from Europe to Cyprus. You enter via Northern Cyprus.
- London to Cyprus via ferry from Greece - All regular ferries suspended since 2001, but there may be cruises offering one-way voyages
- London to Cyprus via freighter from the UK & Italy - Limited number of passenger places available on direct UK-Italy-Cyprus freight ships.