The proximity of a large number of beaches used by the Loggerhead and Green turtles for nesting, makes Oasis a popular base for turtle watching.The turtles flipper up onto the sandy beaches at night time to dig huge holes in which they lay their eggs, covering them with sand and returning to the sea. The warm sand provides safety and steady incubator like temperatures until hatching six weeks later. The laying season is May/June /July/August and hatching takes place in July/August/September/October.
Welcome To The Oasis at Ayfilon Hotel
Restaurant & Rooms
The Oasis at Ayios Philon is set high on rocks above the ancient Roman harbour. It’s location makes a perfect base for exploring the rich history of Karpasia.
Our simple bedrooms stand above the beautiful cove with steps leading down to the sandy beach...
All our rooms are equipped with Wifi and air conditioning. A separate sparkling clean wash room facility with toilets and showers benefits from a modern solar water heating system. The twin beds are new and comfortable and at night a delicious breeze blows from the sea keeping the rooms cool and free of mosquitoes.
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Things to see & do
Exploring the sunken ruins of the Roman Harbour with a snorkel and flippers is a fascinating pastime and the proliferation of amphora shards and terracotta pieces on the sea bed among the toppled cut stone blocks of the ruined sea walls testifies to the intense trading activity of bygone eras.
If you are lucky, you may see one of the schools of dolphins on their way along the coast and in the spring and autumn flocks of migrating birds over fly the peninsula.