Villa | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
There is nothing in front of the villa to obstruct the amazing view of the water! Overlooking the 8m x 4m private pool and contemplating the sea, you'll wonder if there ever was a better place for sundowner cocktails! Dining in the sunlight/moonlight is at your disposal at the outdoor table on the large outdoor patio, although you are more likely to be found on the full-length sunloungers while the others try to remember how to use a charcoal BBQ.
All the amenities of home are at your disposal including a fully-fitted kitchen with dishwasher, hob, oven, stainless steel Bosch fridge, dinner service for 8, both bath and beach towelling, and weekly cleaning service if you are staying more than one week. There is private parking for one “real” car (or 2 of the miniaturized versions they tend to rent you) beside the front door.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Coral Bay blue flag beach 700 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 20 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
The villa contains one full bathroom with shower over bath as well as a second separate WC on the ground floor.
The Paphos region
Paphos is surrounded by the Mediterranean on 3 sides, giving it the mildest climate in Cyprus. The subtropical temperatures allow for the cultivation of produce, most importantly, vineyards! I can personally vouch for the Amalthia Xinisteri-Semillon from the Paphos-based Fikardos vineyard.
Paphos Town emanates from the Harbour which is lined with cute, overpriced cafes in which you can while away hours watching the impressive yachts, Guinness-swilling tourists and posturing Cypriots. The Harbour will also whet your appetite for embarking on the Greek ruin trail, as your best view of the Harbour is from the top of the unmissable Paphos Fort, built in 1592 on the site of a ruined medieval castle.
A good place to start is Kato Paphos, located right next to the Harbour. Paphos, as the ancient capital of Cyprus, is peppered with ruins and this site has well-preserved mosaics, cool architecture and the ancient Odeon. Even more historically significant ruins exist at the House of Dionysos and the Tombs of the Kings. As of 1980, Paphos’ ruins were recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Pick up a tourist map (free) to get an idea of how many ruins and churches you could take on. The map will also be helpful in guiding you off the waterfront toward the pub, bar and club area, but you will be best off asking a local for directions to the monasteries and vineyards in the Troodos Mountains behind Paphos or even to an authentic restaurant. Mezze, a never-ending litany of small dishes (think tapas), seems to be both the national dish and pastime.
If you are in lounge lizard mode and don’t want to go anywhere, you don’t have to leave the villa! Coral Bay Village is a 5 min. walk and you will find everything you need for an enjoyable week – supermarket, restaurants, bars and pubs… even a number of nearby dive and adventure centres. Just try and remember what day your flight is on (!).
Good Cypriot dishes can be found at Seriani, opposite the supermarket, and a nice Italian alternative is Trattoria la Vigna at the furthest end of the strip. Also nearby and very worth checking out is the outdoor bar at the 5-star Coral Bay Beach Hotel. Your car, a taxi from Coral Bay or bus #10 or #15 can get you to Paphos Harbour. And from the Harbour, you can walk everywhere in Paphos Town (OK, everywhere touristy!).