Think of Cyprus and you probably think of sandy beaches, sparkling blue seas and spacious white villas, yet one of the island’s hottest attractions is an eco-friendly hideaway where guests get to sleep in a Mongolian yurt.
Set in the heart of rural Cyprus, and existing completely off-grid, Yurts in Cyprus has gone from a shaky start welcoming only a handful of visitors each year to attracting more than a thousand.
Owner Pawel Sikorski, 42, said: “People said I was crazy when I wanted to bring yurts to Cyprus, but the business has exceeded my wildest expectations. I never dreamed the yurts would become this popular.”
Pawel from Osieciny in Kujawy, brought three yurts to the island in 2013. He is now among a growing number of eco-friendly businesses showcasing the kind of diverse beauty attracting tourists all-year-round.
George Campanellas, CEO of Invest Cyprus said: “There has always been more to our island than the beach, and we are especially proud of the growth in green tourism in Cyprus as sustainability is a key issue for all of us in this day and age.”