Fantastic Plot of Land, Kallepia, Paphos, Cyprus
Fantastic Plot of Land, Kallepia, Paphos, Cyprus
Euroresales Property ID – 9826089
***Available for £190,000***
With its glorious climate and stunning Mediterranean coastlines, it is little wonder that, even in these changing times, Cyprus remains one of the most desirable places across the world to live. On offer here is your chance to invest in this magnificent part of the world with this magnificient plot of land.
Located just half a mile from the centre of the beautiful village of Kallepia, the plot is huge at 3345m2 and offers far reaching picturesque panoramic views over the valley of orange groves, vines and olive trees. This property has the added advantage of the owner holding the title deeds.
This amazing site not only offers buyers a potentially comfortable, modern and spacious place to live but is also a fantastic investment in the holiday rental market, in which the Paphos region is unsurprisingly one of the fastest growing across Europe. As well as being surrounded by glorious countryside, Kallepia has the added advantage of being just 15 minutes away from many of the regions’ stunning beaches and coastal areas.
Kallepia is not only a fascinating place in its own right is also a great base to discover many of Cyprus’ other wonderful areas such as the city of Papos (just 17km away) and Limassol (just an hour away).
For those wishing to venture a little further, Cyprus itself is a great point from which to discover limitless other fascinating countries and cultures across Europe and the Middle-East such as Turkey, Lebanon and Syria.
Those wishing to get out and about will be further intrigued by the many walking, cycling water sports and fishing areas near the property. Golf fans will not be disappointed either as there are many excellent courses near the site such as Minthis Golf Club (just 3 miles away) and Marios Golf Park (11 miles away).
The area is also very well served transport wise both locally and internationally with Paphos International Airport just 18 miles away. This of course is yet another huge plus point in the context of the holiday rental market.
This land offers far reaching picturesque panoramic views over the valley of orange groves vines and olive trees toward the coastal town of Polis. On a clear day, you can also see the breath-taking Mediterranean, there is also a view of Troodos in the far distance with snow on top during the winter months.
Access to the land is about half a mile down a country road from the centre of the village of Kallepeia. The site has a water standpipe installed and electricity is but a few metres away from the local village church and can be easily accessed.
The size of the plot is 3345m² (36,005.58 sq.ft.) and is in two tiers. It had planning and building permission for a 4 bed house on the upper level, outdoor infinity pool, gym, wine cellar and games room and/or a 3 bed bungalow and outdoor infinity pool. Although this planning permission is currently expired there is an architect standing by ready to re-instate these permissions with support from the local village mayor/president.
All that is missing from this wonderful property is someone with the vision and ambition to transform it into a spectacular commercial or residential project.
ABOUT THE AREA
Kallepia of the Paphos District in Cyprus is a village situated 17 kilometres northeast of Paphos, 73 kilometres northwest of Limassol and 160 kilometres southwest of Nicosia.
A mountainous settlement at an altitude of 490 meters with a pluralistic scenery of mountains, cliffs, wild vegetation and cultivated land with vineyards, apple trees, lemon trees, orange trees, almonds, carob trees, grain and a few olive trees, Kallepia of the approximately 200 inhabitants is considered among the first wine-producing villages of the province of Paphos and a popular destination with many cottages belonging to both local and foreign visitors who come here at weekends and in the summer. From here passes the river Ezousas with its tributaries Ammati and Kalamos, which together with the many natural springs that flow throughout the year, cool down Kallepia and the surrounding regions and provide it with water supply for the fruit trees and the vegetables.
The village seems to have existed since the Frankish era and was divided into Pano (Upper) and Kato (Lower) Kallepia. Pano was a medieval feud, while Kato was one of the estates of the royal family of Cyprus. However, in the area there are also indications of ancient habitation, as remnants related to the ancient Greek religion of Pan, the god of the shepherds have been discovered. Regarding the most recent history, the community suffered serious damage in the great earthquake that hit Paphos in 1953.
Regarding the origins of the name of the area there are several versions, one speaks of the composition of the words “kallos” and “peia” (which in Greek mean beauty and good reason respectively), since “its people are talking with beautiful words,” another one refers to the adjective “kallistos”, meaning “the most beautiful one” in Greek, while a third version refers to its ancient Greek origins that are associated with the god Pan.
Kallepia is one of the “villages of Minthi”, along with the Episkopi Paphou, Tsada and the Minthis Hills tourist project, which essentially form a “community cooperative” under a common umbrella to highlight their history, tradition and the unique natural environment. The “villages of Minthi” have released a guide with tourist information and walks in the valley of Ezousa, highlighting the place as an agrotouristic area.
The monastery of Timios Stavros Minthi, located 4 km southwest of the village, is also a place of interest among the religious attractions of the area. There is also the famous Minthis Hills Golf Resort, the 18-hole golf course, covering an area of 2,000 square meters, which is also open to beginners, after lessons are delivered by golf coaches. The beautiful complex that combines sports with food, coffee on the terrace, a drink at the cocktail bar, and luxurious villas for those who want to stay in the area is a great attraction for golf lovers and not only.
Apart from the invigorating breaths of nature offered by the region, visitors can wander the streets of the beautifully renovated village and visit the many churches and chapels, eat at restaurants and tavernas or enjoy a coffee in the traditional cafes.
The central church is dedicated to Agios Georgios, located in the heart of the village and built in the 1960s, after the previous one was demolished 20 years earlier. A smaller chapel also dedicated to Saint George, is located at the edge of the community and was built on the foundations of another temple. At the “Monastiroui” site, the chapel of Timios Stavros (Holy Cross) was renovated and declared an ancient monument by the Department of Antiquities of Cyprus. The Prophet Elijah chapels built on high rises, the chapel of St. Constantine and Helen beside which runs the holy water of the spring, the one of Agios Theodoros outside the village and of Agios Gennadios in the abandoned Turkish village Moro-Nero, complete the picture of the religious points of interest in the region.
The central square of Kallepia is adorned with a stone-built monument dedicated to the Fallen Heroes and to the benefactors of the community, but also to those who contributed in the fields of education and culture. The Museum of Folk Art and Tradition of Kallepia, the gem of the settlement, opened in 2012 and displays aspects of Cypriot folk art, tradition and life in the Cypriot countryside. Another cultural event and one of the many festivals on the island of Cyprus is the Annual Kallepia Festival, held in August.
For the lovers of nature who also like hiking, the Kallepia-Episkopi Nature Trail is a beautiful 8 km long path in the middle of the verdant surroundings and between imposing gorges.
- Located in a peaceful and friendly area
- Huge 3345 m2 plot set on beautiful countryside
- Far reaching picturesque panoramic views over the valley
- Water standpipe installed
- Owners currently hold title deeds
- Huge potential in the holiday rental market
- 15 minutes from many stunning beaches
- Close to essential amenities in the town
- Close to many excellent bars and restaurants
- Surrounded by numerous walking, cycling, water sports and fishing areas
- Just 18km from the stunning coastal city of Paphos
- Close to excellent golf courses such as Minthis Golf Club (https://www.minthisresort.com/resort/golf-club) and Marios Golf Park (https://www.mariosgolfpark.com)
- Excellent local transport links
- Paphos International Airport just 18 miles away
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