Kalavasos is an ideal traditional village setting for holidays to Cyprus, where visitors can explore this beautiful island, including the many archaeological sites nearby, whilst enjoying the traditional Cypriot lifestyle. Centrally located, approximately mid-way between Larnaka and Limassol and not far from the sea, this is the ideal place to combine exploring the country with relaxation on the beach. The name Kalavasos originates from the ancient Greek word ‘vassa’ which means woody valley and the village dates back to medieval times. The village was once a thronging copper mining area and the remains of the mines and trains can still be seen. Today the village is an idyllic setting where you can experience the real heart and soul of Cyprus and maybe while away an hour or two over a coffee in the village square, with locals who are always welcoming and willing to sit and chat to you.