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Sitopia is a natural retreat in the picturesque village of Kfar Uria, just a 40-minute drive from Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. The village itself is in the Mateh Yehuda region, also known as the Little Tuscany of Israel. It showcases the essence of honest and stylish hospitality against a backdrop of consciously crafted landscapes.

Sitopia is all about authentic, local experiences

Sitopia, which officially opened its doors to guests in February 2023, is a one-story villa, boasting four thoughtfully designed rooms, an open dining area and a bar. It also features a heated swimming pool, set within an open-air lobby with an adjacent steam room.

With authentic hospitality and local experiences at its heart, the bolthole property embodies a slow-living, farm-to-table dining ethos, using fresh produce from the estate and surrounding area.

The Story of Sitopia

Owned and run by British-Israeli mother-daughter duo, Tessa Laws and Lotte Beilin, Sitopia takes guests on a journey through this lesser-known region of the Judean Hills. The location is an ideal hideaway for nature lovers and luxury seekers, or those simply looking for some peace and quiet.

The bucolic retreat, named after the ancient Greek words for food, “sitos,” and place, “topos,” provides an idyllic setting for sleeping, eating, and exploring. Tessa and Lotte bring a fresh perspective on hospitality to the Judean Hills, welcoming visitors looking to relax and unwind in a destination that cares deeply about the local community and the environment.

How to best enjoy your stay at Sitopia

Days can be spent slowly exploring and enjoying everything Sitopia has to offer. For instance, you can spend the day relaxing by the pool. Or, you could explore the nearby fields with a freshly prepared picnic. And why not try the guided Tzora forest bathing? In addition, the property offers bike and jeep excursions, as well as Kadma winery and Mony vineyard visits.

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Specifically, the four loft-style rooms at Sitopia are housed in a one-story building, set on the ground floor. They all feature sophisticated, charming interiors with distinct colour schemes. In particular, the White, Blue, Green and Black room. All were designed by Israeli architect Amit Doron. Moreover, each room boasts a private, nature-facing terrace space, as well as a back-to-basics campfire.

What about the food?

Sitopia’s culinary offerings include an authentic Israeli breakfast, made from locally sourced, seasonal produce from the Mateh Yehuda region. And how to best enjoy it? Either from the comfort of your room, on a private terrace or in the property’s charming kitchen.

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A private chef dining experience serving sumptuous farm-to-table dishes is also available for those looking for a truly unique experience. Additional food options, such as field-side picnics, foraging experiences, terrace grills, and complimentary sundowners, are available upon request.


Rates at Sitopia begin at 1,800 NIS per night. For more information on Sitopia, visit


Eleanna is the founder of A Curious Compass and has been blogging since 2013. Her mixed ethnic background has made her curious about the world from a young age. Since her first solo trip at 18, she has visited and lived in many places, like London, Sao Paulo, Paris, and Toronto. Her mission is to inspire people to travel the world in style and get to know the soul of each destination.

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