Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10
The complex is located in a quieter residential area, and benefits from the lack of high-rise buildings and hotels. There are approximately 30 properties arranged around the central swimming pool and sun bathing terrace.
Some properties are occupied all year round by their British owners who are on hand to advise and assist holiday makers if needed and who often extend invitations to their 'Universe 1 Barbeques', this makes for a friendly and relaxed holiday.
The location is near to all the amenities of the main Kato Paphos tourist area with its' harbour and extensive variety of tavernas, restaurants, bars and shops. The Cypriot people are warm, friendly and helpful and the great majority speak English.
Many sporting facilities and activities are also available in and around the area, all at reasonable cost.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kato Paphos|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
Both apartments have dwarf walls extending all around the properties containing rock and stone chip border gardens that are planted with a variety of exotic flowers, shrubs and miniature palms.
The elevated verandahs are provided with breakfast tables and occasional chairs and overlook the communal pool and poolside sun bathing terrace. A total of 8 private sun-beds and mattresses are provided with parasols.
Poolside showers, changing and shower rooms, complete with wc’s, are located adjacent to the apartments.
A dedicated off-road car parking area is allocated directly to the rear of the apartments.
Welcome Packs are provided that contain basic foodstuffs including bread, eggs, milk, water, butter, coffee, tea, ham, cheese, jams and marmalade.
In addition, the following reference documents are kept in the apartment to assist residents with what may possibly be an unfamiliar area of Cyprus:
a) A Residents Guide that contains general information and includes instructions on the operation and use of all equipment and facilities within the apartment. Some local food shops and tavernas are listed along with contact numbers for accident and emergency services and for maintenance services.
b) A copy of the ‘Rough Guide to Cyprus’. This is an easy to read reference book that covers the whole of the island and contains a ‘proverbial wealth of information’, well worth spending a little time reading.
c) A Visitors Book is also provided where you can view the appreciative comments of other holiday makers and where, of course, you are welcome to record your own views and experiences
The Paphos region
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and is full of contrasts; from cool, pine-tree covered mountains to villages in rocky hills to modern beachside resorts with luxury hotels.
The weather is warm and sunny from May to the end of October, with peak temperatures in July and August, giving bountiful harvests in the orchards and magnificent crops in the vineyards, which produce many fine local wines across the island. Outside of these months the climate is still wonderfully mild and sunny with average temperatures never much below 60 degrees F.
There are many fascinating archaeological sites and antiquities, all evidence of occupation and colonisation over many centuries and a reminder of the island's strategic importance. Fortifications built by the Crusaders still stand, the medieval Fort at Paphos harbour today provides a stunning backdrop for outdoor evening concerts.
The majority of roads on Cyprus are modern, there is a developing motorway network, and access to all areas is relatively easy although enough mountain tracks are still available to host international motor-sport rallies!
Driving is on the left side of the road, as in the UK. Hiring a car is straightforward and affordable with petrol significantly cheaper than in the UK. The whole of the island is within easy reach.
Paphos Town comprises two areas; the ‘New Town’, Kato Paphos, encompassing the harbour, shops, restaurants and larger hotels, and the ‘Old Town’, Plano Paphos, where the main banking, business centres and markets are situated.
Restaurants are located all over the town with costs available to suit every pocket. The choice is enormous, from the traditional Meze to International, French, Italian, Chinese and Indian cuisine, to say nothing of ‘traditional’ British Fare.
The surrounding area of Greater Paphos extends for approximately 100 square miles along the West coast of Cyprus and includes the Akemas wildlife and conservation park, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Coral Bay, situated between Akemas and Paphos Town has some of the best beaches in the area.
An extensive variety of sporting activities can be enjoyed including cycling, scuba diving, fishing, tennis, horse riding, mountain biking, paragliding, swimming, walking, water skiing, wind-surfing, and nearby facilities include the Aphrodite Waterpark and a Go-karting stadium; all widely available at reasonable cost.
Golf, in particular, is being promoted in the region with three challenging, world-class, 18 hole championship courses now open. These include the Tsada Golf Club, 20 minutes from Paphos town, which plays to a par 72, the Secret Valley Golf Club, 18 kilometres east of Paphos and situated in a scenic valley with panoramic views, also playing to a par 72, and the Aphrodite Hills Golf Complex close to the main Limassol-Paphos highway that plays to a Par 71. All three courses measure over 6,000 metres.