We are a small family who have spent many happy times in Cyprus and love the land and its people. The Mediterranean climate makes it a suitable destination to visit at any time of the year where temperatures in the winter can reach above 20° making it ideal for that winter break. The decision to buy a 'place in the sun' was made and in 2003 we proudly took possession.
The complex consists of 23 apartments and villas, varying in size and shape. The attractively shaped swimming pool is ideal for both adults and children. The surrounding patio area is ideal for sun-worshippers but like all the other private owners of the apartments on the site, we like to keep everything clean and tidy, so would ask that any visitors do the same. We have two children who love the family but quiet atmosphere and eagerly await their visits. The apartment is fully equipped to a high standard to ensure a comfortable, relaxing holiday. Smoking is not allowed inside the apartment.
The complex was built by a firm of local builders called Costas Gavrielides who have completed several sites in Kato Paphos. Our apartment is situated about 10 minutes walk from the seafront, restaurants, main bar areas and tourist areas. It is about 40 minutes walk to the main town of Pano Paphos, however, a regular bus service runs from the end of the road. Regular bus routes take the traveller all over the island at very low cost.
Cyprus is steeped in history and for those interested in ancient history there are many excavated sites dating back to the Roman occupation. Behind Paphos harbour there is a fascinating site which provides the modern tourist with an impression of a bygone era and where Roman mosaics can be seen depicting famous gladiators.
There are many interesting places to see from tiny villages nestling in the mountains to picturesque beaches. Or visit the famous Troodos mountains where in the winter it is possible for the energetic traveller to ski on the mountain slopes followed by a dip in the ocean. In the height of the summer season, these same mountains offer a haven of peace and tranquillity, providing much needed shade among the tall pines from the hot sun. For the Golf fanatics there are 3 top quality courses situated nearby.
The apartment, which was completed in 2003, is large and bright and is suitable for 4 adults or a family of 5. It has 2 bedrooms, one of which is en-suite with a shower and toilet; a main family bathroom with shower and bath; a large fully equipped kitchen/dining room and separate living room. It also has two patios; the large front veranda, which is equipped with a table and 6 chairs, looks directly on to the swimming pool and at the rear of the property there is a large paved patio which is fenced to provide extra privacy. The attractive communal swimming pool is safe for most children but it is advisable to keep younger ones under supervision. Sunbeds are provided.
This larger than average, ground floor apartment is furnished to a very high standard, with a leather suite in the living room and bespoke locally designed and made wrought iron and glass furniture. There is also a TV and DVD. Both bedrooms have fitted wardrobes, a dressing table and bedside tables. The Master Bedroom has a double bed and the 2nd Bedroom has 2 single beds. A Z-Bed is also available for children. All bed linen and towels are provided.
Both bedrooms are air conditioned while all rooms have multi-speed ceiling fans. The kitchen is fully equipped with oven and hob, fridge freezer, microwave and washing machine and all glassware, cutlery and crockery is provided. Change over day for weekly bookings is flexible. There is a returnable deposit of £150 payable in advance once booking confirmation is received. When the keys are returned to the agent who is satisfied with the condition of the premises the deposit will be repaid in full. Please also visit our website, www.mypaphosapartment.co.uk
Travelling to and from Paphos Airport which is only 15 minutes away and Larnaca Airport - 1½ hours away, is easy. A bus runs every hour from both airports to Paphos Harbour at very low cost. Taxis are also available. Both methods of transport are located at the front of the airport terminal.
Kato Paphos is the tourist centre and has lively clubs and typical tourist bars and restaurants. That said, the recently pedestrianised and refurbished harbour promenade offers comfortable restaurants, both indoor and outdoor and is worth strolling down to in the evening for a meal or just for cocktails. Lunch or afternoon drinks in the shady harbour bars, overlooking the pontoons along with a bit of people watching is a good way to chill out too!
For those that like history and culture, Paphos has a lot to see and do. Close to the complex, as you walk to the harbour, there are a number of ancient sites. These are lit and impressive at night. In the harbour itself, is the old Castle and the mosaics. The Museum has a fine collection of Roman villas but it's best to visit this early or late in the day, it's very hot in the middle of the day.
Similarly the Tombs of the Kings is a very interesting place to go if you like ruins and historic sites. Its' still relatively undeveloped, which we think adds to its charms. The Tombs are a Unesco world heritage listed monument. Further along, but still within 15 minutes of Paphos, is Coral Bay which boasts a lovely beach by day and some good restaurants for an evening meal.
Sirena George is in the 'Universal' area, which sits conveniently between Kato Paphos and Old Paphos Town (Ktima).
Old Paphos Town (Ktima) is within easy reach and offers a quieter experience with more traditional and higher quality restaurants and bars at reasonable prices. Set amongst old colonial style buildings in the administrative and commercial area of Paphos, this is ideal for couples seeking a more romantic atmosphere or families looking for a more traditional Cypriot experience.
Worth a half-hour drive (or even a bus ride) north is a quiet and unspoilt coastline featuring the small town of Polis and the fishing village of Latchi. A lovely day out for some swimming (even some surf) and, perhaps, a fish Meze for lunch. There are many water-sports available in Latchi too and a little further, the Akamas peninsula to explore.
Further afield there are the Troodos Mountains and Kykkos Monastery. You can either go 'on safari' with an organised tour or travel independently if you have a car. However, I would thoroughly recommend the jeep safari, as this takes you off road and you get to see some of the more remote parts of the mountains, plus the guides are very informative.
For those who like to get their 'culture' there are a number of ancient sites like Kourion, near Episkopi. Here there is a Greco-Roman theatre, the House of Eustolios, which has beautiful floor mosaics, the Acropolis, the ruins of a Roman-era forum and the Christian Basilica. The Cypriot Archaeological department has been working very hard to make these sites accessible and interesting. You can reach these sights by car or by bus.
|Size||Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Paphos 1 km|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Pahpos 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Private garden|