A rural gem. The villa is idyllically situated within a pretty garden on the hillside with absolutely breathtaking views of a beautiful valley, hills and sea at Polis. The views are even better from the terrace upstairs, which is a wonderful spot to watch shooting stars from. This house has been built using traditional stone throughout which keeps it cool in summer and warm in winter, and wooden beams and shutters. It is spacious and furnished to a high standard. 2 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs so may be suitable for guests with limited mobility. There is also a ramp to front door and decking to pool.
The lovely terrace (below) gets welcome shade and a light welcome breeze during the heat of the day. Here you can enjoy meals, lounge around and relax, whilst observing the stunning colour changes of your beautiful unobstructed 180' view in front. (I have tried to give an impression of this with our selection of photos, and the videos.) Reached via a no through lane leading from the village, the location of this tastefully furnished house is completely private and not overlooked. Rare birds frequent this area so take your binoculars! There is a good traditional tavern in the village, 5 minutes walk, with reasonably priced food, and coffee shops bars which serve simple food
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Polis 8 km|
|Nearest Amenities||300 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (1), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details indoors|
Ground floor: Spacious open-plan extremely well equipped kitchen/diner and 11m x 5m lounge. Fireplace. Two twin bedrooms (wide beds) and 2 x adjoining shower/w.c. One shower has flat floor and shower curtain, possibly adequate for a wheelchair. Doors downstairs are 81cm wide. French doors to poolside terrace and ramp from front door to garden. Marble staircase.
First floor: Double bedroom with adjoining bath, shower and w.c. Large 11m x 5m terrace.
Sleeps: 2 – 6
Bath/shower rooms: 3
Private pool: 8.5m x 4.5m
Depths: 1m – 1.8m
Views: Rural and sea
Reductions for 2 sharing: Yes
Facilities: Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, American style large fridge freezer, Coffee maker, TV, DVD, CD, Fireplace, Air conditioning. Free Wi-Fi.
Limited Mobility Friendly: Yes
Rates are approximate, please use as a guide.
|Further details outdoors|
Outside: Ramp with handrail access to house. Pool has 2 deep Roman steps and hand rail. Garden and terraces with lighting for evenings. Built in BBQ. Kleftiko oven. Shower. Herb garden at rear. Decking path to poolside, suitable for limited mobility. Playhouse for children
The property has air conditioning in the 3 bedrooms. Pre pay in Cyprus €6 per air conditioning wall unit per day.
Cot, highchair and camp bed on request.
You may occupy the villa from 3pm.
Vacate by 11am.
Car Hire advisable, we can help. Cy-Breeze car rental will meet you in arrivals, no queuing.
Changeover day: Wednesdays and Sundays depending on Bookings.
Lower rates for 2 persons on selected dates - please enquire.
Rates are subject to change. This will not affect any bookings taken.
Refundable Damages Deposit £200
Rental includes: Welcome hamper including chilled wine, eggs, bacon, cornflakes, bread, marg., water, milk, coffee and tea. Linen and towels. Change of linen and towels every 7 days, along with a light clean of villa. Visit from our representative if required. Free Wi-Fi.
Paphos, once the capital of Cyprus, is on the south western edge of the island, and well placed for excursions to all the main sights. Dubbed the 'Western Cyprus Riviera', it's quieter than the southern resorts of Larnaca and Limassol, but still offers plenty for sun-seekers, families, cultural types and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
History and culture are two of the island's big selling points, and you don't have to venture far to find them in Paphos, where the whole town is UNESCO listed. The island's most visited site is the Tomb of the Kings, a stone's throw from the city centre, dating back to 4 BC. High dignitaries and officials, rather than kings, were buried here, but the underground houses for the dead, with their imposing entrance columns and wells, are worthy of their royal tag.
As well as being the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, Paphos is famous for having been visited by the apostle Paul. The town is packed with churches and ecclesiastical monuments and visitors can follow in the saint's footsteps on a religious sightseeing route.
Close to Paphos harbour is the house of Dionysos, a villa containing some of the best preserved mosaics in the Mediterranean region. Mainly depicting scenes from Greek mythology, they were accidentally discovered by a farmer ploughing his field. It's worth recommending that clients go on a guided tour to bring the mosaics to life.
A 'must see' site outside the town is the ancient city kingdom of Kourion, on the inland road between Limassol and Paphos. Arguably the island's most spectacular archaeological treasure, it is dominated by a magnificent Greco-Roman theatre.
With water temperatures ranging from 16C-27C, and virtually year-round sunshine, Paphos is a paradise for water sports fans. Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, parascending, jet skiing and surfing are among the attractions on offer, and all the big resort hotels have water sports centres.
Below the surface, Cyprus boasts one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean, from March until November, with exceptional conditions and crystal-clear water. Some of the best dive sites can be found off Paphos, including the remains of sunken shipwrecks.
Back on dry land, the stunning stretch of coast between Paphos and Limassol is where visitors can take the classic shot of Aphrodite's Rock, said to mark the spot where the goddess emerged from the sea.
The Baths of Aphrodite, where she relaxed after entertaining her lovers, can be found on the Akamas peninsular further west. Anyone who bathes there will supposedly be blessed with eternal youth, but it's strictly forbidden to jump in to find out if the legend has any truth in it.
Paphos is at its liveliest at night, when the bars, restaurants and clubs bring together tourists and locals of all ages. The heart of the nightlife scene is Agiou Antoniou, aka Bar Street. Popular haunts include Woodyz Music Bar, the late-night Hollywood Music Bar, the Keg and Barrel sports bar and the retro Starsky and Hutch Disco Bar.
Strike out in any direction from Paphos and, within a few miles, you'll find long stretches of sandy beaches, rugged hills and rolling countryside.
Simou village: 300m, Beach/sea: 10km, Evretou Dam: 3km, Folk museum: 3km, Latchi: 10km, Shop: 300m, Internet Cafe: 300m, village tavernas: 300m, Polis: 8 km, Sa Buneri: 3km.
Simou is a lovely traditional village off the beaten track and away from busy roads. Evretou Dam is about 1 mile away, for fishing. Polis is situated to the North West of Cyprus. The Akamas Peninsula lies to the West and it is a 30 minute drive from Paphos. Polis caters well for independent travellers and is well known for its nature, and those keen on active holidays including cycling, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving and golf.
A stunning unspoilt resort, dotted with citrus groves and beautiful turquoise waters, it is the least developed beach resort in the South of Cyprus. Varied landscapes are to be found here including rocky mountains, meadows and forests. Polis faces across Chrysochou Bay to the Akamas Peninsula where many hiking trails can be found.
The town is partly pedestrianised and has a laid back feel to it. You can find international food as well as excellent traditional tavernas, (we will send you information on Eating Out etc.).
Polis is rich in history, dating back 3000 years. It was built on the ancient cities of Marion-Arsinoe. Over the past 20 years many artefacts have been unearthed including statues, jewellery and decorated pottery which is displayed in the local museum which opened in 1998.
The local beach is at Polis Chrysochous Camp site, the only location in Cyprus where a eucalyptus forest meets the coast. The sandy beach is about half a mile walk into the town of Polis or alternatively there is a flat coastal walk way to the neighbouring resort of Latchi.
Facilities at the beach include showers, toilets, washing facilities, beach volley ball court and a snack bar.
The Akamas peninsula nearby covers about 230 square km and is located on the western tip of Cyprus. Protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking. A major characteristic of this peninsula is its beaches. Akamas is the only large unspoiled coastal area remaining in Cyprus.
Latchi is a picturesque fishing village which stretches 3km along the North West coast of the Island and lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park. The pretty harbour offers a number of excellent fresh fish tavernas that have turned out to be famous across the Island.
The coastal road separates the clear blue sea, pretty shoreline and local amenities from the surrounding lush green countryside. At the harbour, sit back and enjoy a seafood meal in one of the harbour side tavernas and watch the boats come and go.
There are several beaches in Latchi which are perfect for swimming. They are covered with fine sand. Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire.
Latchi is the perfect resort for water sports as it has such clean sea water. You will find windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, sailing and fishing here. There are also plenty of boat trips to choose from. Latchi is home to beautiful scenery and nature, making it perfect for trekking and there are plenty of organised nature walks for you to enjoy.
The Baths of Aphrodite are just along the coast from Latchi. According to myth, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby grotto which is shaded by a fig tree and has a continuous run of water from the overhead rocks. The baths are considered a source of fertility, and even now young Cypriot women go there early to avoid the guard, to bathe in the water.