Set high in the hills just outside Simou village in Paphos sits The Yurts, a unique, sustainable, and off-grid ecological B&B. It consists of 3 authentic Mongolian yurts and an adorable wooden cabin, all offering a comfortable and relaxing stay.
Our land faces the valley, allowing you to enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from anywhere on the property. It's a great place to switch off and do nothing, or on the contrary, spend your days actively in nature - that's why it's equally popular among families, couples, small groups, and solo travelers.
It is a pet-friendly property (one of few in Cyprus) - all well-behaved dogs are always welcome here!
We're open all year round because every season brings a different kind of magic to The Yurts.
THE YURTS & KOLIBA
We offer accomodation in 3 authentic Mongolian yurts : Nasu, Engke and Qadan as well as "The Wooden Cabin;" Koliba. Each yurt is elegantly furnished and has its own private shower and toilet outside. All three Yurts are ethically sourced from workshops in Mongolia which promote Fair Trade Practices and ensure a 'clean' supply chain of all materials. Each Yurt is comprised of authentic materials detailing the original process of construction. The roof poles and lattice walls are tied together with horse hair as well as camel hide being utilized to strengthen the overall structure. We took the Yurts outta Mongolia, but certainly didn't take the mongolian outta the yurts!
Each Yurt is attractively spaced out - approx 50m-80m apart - to allow maximum privacy for our guests to unwind, relax and connect with themselves whilst breathing in the breath-taking views across the valley.
The Yurts have their own private deck or patio with its own hammock and we provide portable Bluetooth rechargeable speakers within each Yurt so you can add your own music over the background of nature's elements. We offer tea and coffee making facilities within your Yurt as well as complimentary water refillable bottles for you (Please don't bring your plastic to us!)
Every Yurt has its own wood burner and ample wood is stocked for your visit so you can rest assured you'll be warm enough and during the summer months, the "natural" air conditioning will keep you cool (some of our guests asked for winter duvets in August!).
Nasu, which translates to "Long Life" in Mongolian, is the closest to the entrance and has a large wooden balcony facing the sunset. It is one of 2 family yurts with 2 single futons available for single use and a king size bed, sleeping 4 in total.
Engke, also a family yurt, translates to "Peaceful" and offers the most seclusion in its set back location with a stone patio facing the gorge. A small waterfall nearby creates a soothing sound of cascading water in the winter.
Qadan, placed at the bottom of the land, means "Cliff", aptly named as it sits right above a ravine which abundantly flows with water in winter. Qadan sleeps 2 people in its king size bed.
There is true magic in these beautiful Mongolian nomad dwellings and watching the huge smiles and sparkly eyes on our guests faces when we show them in is testament to the magic felt.
Koliba, which means "Wooden Shelter" in many languages, sits at the highest point on the land and is a beautifully self contained cabin that sleeps up to 4. Adults sleep in its king size bed whilst children climb up to a mezzanine level above and share a double bed. Koliba, also benefiting from its private shower and toilet outside, has a large decked patio overlooking the mountains and the Yurts. There is a small kitchenette for light cooking, refrigerator and wood burner. Koliba is a beautifully crafted wooden cabin, 100% hand made on site by us.
We are delighted to offer you an ecological friendly stay within nature with us, demonstrating that being conscious towards the planet needn't be uncomfortable and to experience wilderness without really roughing it!
WHAT WE OFFER
Every morning between 8 and 10 AM, we serve delicious breakfast at the Straw House. We cater to various dietary requirements - just let us know one day in advance.
We have a well-stocked bar with beers, wine, spirits, and soft drinks at friendly prices for your convenience.
We'll be happy to cook dinner for you: vegetarian or vegan (sorry, we don't cook meat). We use local, fresh ingredients, so our menu changes seasonally based on what's available. We cater to dietary requests, but please give us a day's notice.
Shukra, our dog, will be thrilled to take you for a walk (no matter how long). We have different routes stored on a handheld GPS, but we've heard Shukra is more fun to follow.
We have 4 mountain bikes available for hire. Not a fan of rides that include hills or traffic? Worry not! Our area has tracks for cyclists of all levels, many away from the roads.
Beautiful interior - photo by Lucia Polla
The Yurts face the west so you can enjoy the sunset everyday.
THINGS TO SEE & DO
Click here to read about cycling during your stay.
Click here to find out about some great hiking possibilities.
Dream away at The Yurts. Click me to find out more!
Cyprus has some fantastic climbs - click here to read more about them.
Cyprus's biodiversity is incredible - click here to find out more.
There are many abandoned villages to visit - click here to find out more!
Click here to find out some more about Horse Riding during your stay.
Click here to find out more about nature's offerings!
Have a quality time with yourself or your loved ones.
SOUNDS AMAZING, DOESN'T IT?
“I can't say enough good things. The location is fantastic. Its remote and peaceful. We loved walking about in the area. Many great photo opportunities. Our Yurt was meticulously clean. Pawel is the most gracious host. One night was not enough. I'd go back tomorrow If I could.”