Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 5
Stunning panoramic sea views from both the large terrace and balcony, courtyard garden to rear with flowerbeds - lots of private outside space, new swimming pool with sea views
Gorgeous Townhouse for Holiday Rental in between Paphos & Coral Bay, Cyprus
* 2 bedroom 2 bathrooms - one double, one twin room & one additional camp bed (if required)
* Rear garden & front terrace
* Stunning panoramic sea views from balcony & terrace
* Beautiful communal swimming pool less 2 yrs old - shared with a small residential community
* Fully furnished with modern air conditioning system and brand new washing machine
* Internet access & wifi available
* Quiet cul de sac location but close to all amenities- restaurant, kiosk, beach & bar all within walking distance.
* Allocated parking space
* Located in Chloraka, Paphos
* 10 minutes drive to stunning beach at Coral Bay
* 10 minutes drive to Paphos harbour
* 5 minute drive to large supermarket, pharmacy, bank, hairdressers & shops
* 5 minute drive to bars/restaurants on Tomb of the Kings Road
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Small one at the bottom of hill on Tomb of Kings r 500 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos International airport 14 km, Nearest railway: N/a|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (3), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
The Paphos region
The Pafos (Paphos) Region
Feel the romance in the air in the land where Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, once roamed. Swim in the sea by the rocks known as Petra tou Romiou where she was believed to have risen from the waves, make a pilgrimage to her sanctuary at Kouklia, or visit the grotto near Polis where she was supposed to have bathed. The Pafos (Paphos) region is the perfect place to celebrate a wedding or go to for your honeymoon.
Pafos (Paphos) town, with its pleasant harbour and medieval fort, combines a cosmopolitan holiday resort, spectacular countryside and historical sites. The region offers the possibility of combining sea and mountains as well as getting a taste of culture with its many archaeological sites.
Admire the view at Maa-Paleokastro, the site on a peninsula near Coral Bay, where the Mycenaean Greeks first landed in Cyprus in the Bronze Age. Explore inland by going on a wine tour of the villages, stopping off at Chrysorrogiatissa monastery with its fine icons where you can get a taste of the locally produced vintage wine from its own winery. Or indulge in one of the many activities available, from playing a round of golf at a premier golf resort, indulging in a sea sport, such as swimming, diving or sailing, or going for the thrill of a water park or karting centre.
The Akamas peninsula is an area of natural wilderness with dramatic coastlines and sandy coves. Visit one of the last Mediterranean nesting grounds for the green and loggerhead turtles on the sandy beaches of Lara. Or walk along one of the many scenic nature trails spotting rare endemic plants that grow there, or watching migrating birds fly by overhead. Or take a boat trip along the spectacular coastline of what forms part of Aphrodite's playground.
Cyprus enjoys an intense Mediterranean climate of hot dry summers starting in mid-May and lasting until mid-September and rainy, quite mild winters from November to mid-March. Spring and autumn are effectively short intervals in between, characterised by smooth weather. With almost year-round clear skies and sunshine, daylight length ranges from 9.8 hours in December to 14.5 hours in June.
Cyprus enjoys a very sunny climate compared with most countries with 11.5 hours of bright sunshine per day over the six summer months. Even during the months of December and January, there is 5.5 hours of sunshine.
In broad lines, Cyprus's climate is characterised by hot summers and mild winters. There is a significant seasonal difference between mid-summer and mid-winter temperatures that ranges from 18° C inland to about 14° C on the coast. The difference in daily maximum and night minimum temperatures is also quite significant. In winter they range from 8° to 10° C on the lowlands and 5°to 6° C on the mountains and in summer from 16° C on the central plain and 9°to 12° C elsewhere.
The house at Bella Vista is
* 5 minutes drive away from UNESCO World Heritage site Tomb of the Kings
" 10 minutes drive from Paphos harbour
* 10 minutes drive to Coral Bay
* 15-20 minute drive to Akamas Peninsula
* 2 minutes walk down hill to Tomb of the Kings road where public bus is available
* Within walking distance of a small beach, restaurant, bar and kiosk
* Few minutes drive to large supermarket, pharmacy, banks & shops
* Lovely residential area
* House will eventually have views of new marina at Coral bay and yachts travelling in/out
Interesting places close to the house include -
Tombs of the Kings
The “Tombs of the Kings” are situated close to the sea in the north western necropolis of Pafos (Paphos). They owe their name to their size and splendour – some probably belonged to the Pafian aristocracy, and not because royalty was buried there. They are rock cut and date to the Hellenistic and early Roman periods. Some of them imitate the houses of the living, with the rooms (here the burial chambers) opening onto a peristyle atrium. They are similar to tombs found in Alexandria, demonstrating the close relations between the two cities during the Hellenistic period.
The Akamas peninsula, named after an Athenian warrior and son of Theseus, who arrived here after the Trojan war, is a unique area, both geologically and physiographically and with regard to flora and fauna.
Almost all the geological formations of Cyprus can be found here, from narrow deep valleys, caves and islets to gorges such as that of Avakas, resulting in a real geological mosaic. For this reason the Akamas peninsula is endowed with a unique biodiversity, habitats and ecosystems.
The uniqueness of the flora stems mainly from the unparalleled endemic wealth. In the Akamas there are about 530 indigenous plants, of which 35 are endemic, out of a total of about 142 endemic species, sub-species and varieties occurring throughout Cyprus. Some of these plants are endemic to the area.
As regards fauna, the endemic Glaucopsyche paphos butterfly can be considered the emblem of the area. Until recently the Mediterranean seal, Monachus monachus, bred in the inaccessible caves of the peninsula, while on the remote beaches of Lara, the sea turtles, Caretta caretta and Chelonia mydas, continue to breed in large numbers.
The area has one of the favourite haunts of the mythological goddess Aphrodite. Legend has it that after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the bay, she would walk up the hill and bathe in a pool fed by a freshwater mountain spring dripping down the sides of a shady grotto overhung by a leafy fig tree, which has come to be known as the Baths of Aphrodite. It is here that Adonis saw and fell in love with her while hunting in the Akamas forest. The Italian poet Ariosto wrote a poem about the area and its waters which became known as the Fontana Amorosa.
The myth of Aphrodite lived on through the Middle Ages turning into the love story between the mythical Byzantine hero Dhigenis Akritas and the Queen of Cyprus known as Rigaina. The ruins of an old monastery in a clearing in the heart of the Akamas with a giant oak tree and a bubbling spring, is known as the "Pyrgos tis Rigainas", or the Queen's castle, and is linked to this love story.
Get to know the area on foot along one of the nature trails that cross the peninsula, such as those of Aphrodite or Adonis, affording marvellous views of the bay and the west coast and an opportunity to admire nature from close up. European path E4 cuts through the region as it goes across the island. Stop off for a rest in the shady Smygies picnic site, a place associated with love and where Digenis met Rigaina. The area is ideal for cycling due to its numerous forest roads.
Agios Georgios Pegeia Archaeological Site
Agios Georgios at Pegeia is a famous place of pilgrimage in the Pafos (Paphos) region in the west of Cyprus. Three early Christian Basilicas and a bath, all 6th century, were excavated in the early 1950s. Later excavations revealed an extensive unwalled settlement that occupied the neck and the south slope of the cape in the Roman and early Christian periods.
The advantageous position of the settlement suggests that it was probably a port of call for ships transporting grain from Egypt to Constantinople. The settlement flourished under Justinian I (527 - 565 A.D.). The necropolis lies at the brow of the cliff with tombs carved into the rock.
The place of pilgrimage of Agios Georgios is located between the site of the basilicas and the necropolis. There is also a small chapel founded in the late 13th early 14th century also named after Agios Georgios. The stone - built church of Agios Georgios was built more recently.
Maa - Palaeokastro Settlement
Maa-Palaeokastro, a settlement on the western coast of the island close to Coral Bay, is important for the understanding of the end of the Late Bronze Age in Cyprus. Maa is located a good distance from the nearest main urban centre of the antiquity Palaepafos, some 25 kilometres to the southeast, and 10 kilometres northwest of the modern town of Pafos (Paphos). Its imposing defensive walls were always exposed and gave the site its name of "Palaeokastro” ('the old castle'). This area was settled by the first Mycenaean Greeks who arrived on the island around 1200 BC, after the fall of the Mycenaean kingdoms in mainland Greece. It is therefore one of the nuclei from which began the Hellenization of Cyprus. Strategic advantages, like the superb natural harbours provided by the sheltered bays and the uninterrupted view of the land and sea approaches, appear to have been dominant in the choice of site.
The site is well known for its fortification walls, reminiscent of Mycenaean Cyclopean architecture. These large ashlar blocks and the steep rugged cliffs on the other sides of the site offered protection to the inhabitants of Maa and it is believed that the site had a specific defensive function. Despite its strong protective character, the site's life span was short and came to an end c.1200 BC.
The fortifications of the settlement consist of two separate walls. The first wall protected the settlement from the land, as it blocked the whole width of the narrowest part of the peninsula. The second offered protection from the sea, as it is located on the edge of the peninsula, just next to the sea. Both these fortifications were built in the same way, strongly reminiscent of the 'Cyclopean' style of Mycenaean walls. The walls which faced towards the land have a total length of 70 metres and a width of 3.5 metres. They have a gate 4 metres wide. The lower part of the walls has two parallel rows of boulders, the gap between them filled with smaller stones. The upper part seems to have been built of mud-brick. The sea-front wall was built in the same way, but the boulders of the lower part were of a smaller size.
Many archaeologists associate the destruction of Maa and other Late Bronze Age sites, with the appearance of the 'Sea People', blamed by scholars for causing wide spread disorder and destruction throughout the Eastern Mediterranean towards the end of the Bronze Age.
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9 Sep 2013
"Beautiful views, warm welcome and peaceful surounds."
Great place to celebrate our 1st year anniversary. Will definitely book up next year. Clean tidy and had everything we needed for our stay. Not to far from a bus stop and a short walk to the kiosk.… More
Great glad you had a good time. Thanks for leaving me this nice review. Please get in touch about next year and I'll do you a special offer! Look forward to welcoming you there soon.
6 Aug 2013
This is a great holiday house ideal for a couple or family. The location is good being close to both Paphos and Coral Bay and there is room for parking at the front.
The house and pool are clean and well kept and there is a great view from the front over to the sea.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review I really appreciate it and I hope to welcome you back for a stay again soon.
5 Aug 2013
had a brilliant time, weather was perfect, beautiful apartment everyone was so friendly. nice quiet location within easy reach of beach and bars. and a special thanks to chris horne who help us if we needed anything, but we didnt it was just perfect.
Great glad you had a good time. Thanks for taking the time to write this I really appreciate it and I hope to welcome you back again soon.
30 Jul 2013
"Lovely views and great sunsets on the balcony"
Had a wonderful sunshine stay at this house over the bank holiday weekend in May. Amazing weather with great sunsets at night over the bay - the town looks amazing lit up from afar in the evening! The house was easy to find and clean when we arrived, along with a few beers in the fridge which were very enjoyable on the balcony after the evening flight. Easy and quick to get anywhere we wanted to go but quiet enough in the evening to enjoy a relaxing break.
Brilliant thanks for writing such a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you to the house again soon xx
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