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With a hot Mediterranean climate, moderated by sea breezes, Cyprus has long been a popular year-round holiday destination. By far the most beautiful, verdant and untouched part of the island is the Turkish-run North with old castles and ancient ruins set amongst pine and cedar forests, against the backdrop of the sparkling sea. We ran our first wonderful holiday here in 2021 and with so much to see and do, we were sure to return. Click HERE to see some of our photos.
Gillham Vineyard Hotel
Gillham Vineyard Hotel, open since 2018, is set on a hillside above four hectares of rolling vineyards and the Mediterranean in the distance. The attractive mature gardens are home to the estate’s own wine centre as well as a pool and holistic spa. Perfect spots to relax, sip a glass of wine and watch the sun slip behind the green mountains. This is the first hotel of its kind in North Cyprus - expect great service and a very friendly welcome.
The 31 suites all have terraces with lovely views to the sea, the gardens or the mountains. The rooms have been beautifully designed and finished to a high standard with contemporary furnishings, making them light, airy and relaxing. Super comfortable mattresses, crisp linen and fluffy towels are standard. The spacious, modern bathrooms are all en-suite.
For more information about Gillham Vineyard Hotel and to see their photo gallery, please visit their website by clicking HERE.
The stunning Gillham Wine Spa is situated on the edge of the vineyard with fabulous views out to sea. There is a fully equipped gym, traditional Turkish Hamman, an outdoor heated pool and three treatment rooms. A complete range of traditional and Vino Therapy treatments are on offer for the mind, body and soul. Click HERE to read more about it.
Excursions and Activities
There is so much to do away from the bridge table - wine-tasting, walking, golf, beaches, spa treatments, historical sights, interesting towns… a week will hardly seem long enough! There will be two wonderful optional excursions and we will contact you nearer the time with full details.
Easily accessible from the hotel, woodland walking trails lead to quaint villages with charming traditional whitewashed houses or, if you are feeling a bit more energetic, head high up into the mountains. Nearby Kyrenia (below) has often been described as the jewel of Cyprus with its pretty harbour surrounded by shops and tavernas, guarded by the mighty medieval castle. Further inland, one of the most beautiful villages in Cyprus, Bellapais lies amid citrus groves and features the splendidly preserved ruins of a Gothic abbey. Author, Lawrence Durrell lived in the village in the 50’s and wrote about his experience in ‘Bitter Lemons’.
History lovers will be fascinated by the walled old city of Famagusta and the nearby Roman city of Salamis with its mythology, Roman theatre, baths and latrines. It is also possible to visit the eery ‘ghost town’ of Varosha, a once thriving and touristic district of Famagusta, abandoned since the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, now left to decay.
For prices and more information, please click HERE to download the brochure
*with 10% loyalty discount (if booked before 31st January 2022)
|Prices per person||♣||♦||♥||♠||NT|
|Full price, twin occupancy||£1880
|Twin occ with 10% discount||£1692
|Full price, single occupancy||£2210||£2370||£2760||n/a
|Single occ with 10% discount||£1989||£2133||£2484||n/a
Award-winning Israeli chef, Eyal Lavy, has created a delicious and appetising mediterranean menu with a middle-eastern twist using fresh, local ingredi- ents. The cuisine at Gillham’s has had amazing reviews and, if you are a fan of Yotam Ottolenghi, we are sure it will be a highlight of your stay here.