|In the garden at Palati, Panayia|
Palati was a perfect choice for our group. My parents stayed in an apartment that was filled with old family photographs, traditional fabrics and tools from daily village life - almost like a folk art museum. While it maintained a very traditional feel, however, the apartment had modern amenities, with a well equipped kitchen, efficient heating, modern bathroom etc.
|The living room of the 1-bedroom apartment|
As it was late October, it was still warm enough to enjoy breakfast outside in the courtyard, and during the evenings there was plenty of space in the sitting area of this apartment for all of us.
|Family photos in the living room of the 1-bedroom apartment|
The studio apartment we stayed in shared the courtyard with my parents' apartment, but gave us a bit of space to ourselves. Having less breakable objects it was also more suitable for staying with our dog.
|Bedroom of the studio|
|Kitchen area of studio|
When I contacted the owner of Palati to ask whether dogs were allowed in the apartments, she was extremely friendly and helpful. The only restriction was, very reasonably, not to allow Sage on the furniture, and not to disturb the other guests.
|Sitting area of studio|
Arriving at Panayia, a housekeeper met us with the keys for the apartment, and showed us the basics - where to leave the car, how the heating worked etc.
There was one other family staying at Palati while we were there, in the upper storey apartment. As they had a large balcony area (with fantastic views of the village and mountains), we had the courtyard to ourselves. Sage loved it. As the courtyard was enclosed, she was free to explore the nooks and crannies of the space, to sniff around the plants, and to play chasing games with us around the table and chairs.
Palati Apartments would be great for a romantic getaway, or for a larger group to holiday together. Panayia is a great base for trips to Paphos and the coast, as well as for hiking in the Troodos. It's also pretty good for just relaxing and enjoying time with a book... or with your dog.
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