Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Superb first floor one bedroom apartment in the highly rated Sirena Olympia development on the outskirts of the popular Universal area of Kato Paphos, just 15 minutes drive from Paphos airport.
Located on a well maintained private complex in a quiet location overlooking the large lagoon shaped pool & only 5 minutes drive or 20-25 minutes stroll to a good selection of restaurants, taverna's, cafes, bars, shops etc at Paphos seafront.
This complex is popular with couples & families looking for a relaxing holiday within easy reach of all amenities.
There are 2 large lagoon style pools each with large terraces for sunbathing & a shallow end for children with easy access via wide steps. Sunbeds, mattresses & an umbrella are in the apartment for your use. Linen & towels are supplied but not beach towels.
The apartment is fully air conditioned & has a large balcony with a table & 4 chairs which overlooks the pool & has access from both the bedroom & the living room.. It has a large lounge with 2 leather sofas, one being a sofa bed which has full mechanism & a deep mattress. . There is an LCD 32" flat screen TV, DVD player, CD Stereo & a selection of DVD's & books.
The fully tiled bathroom has a full bath with a shower over, washbasin, with a large mirror & WC. There is a shaving point.
The bedroom has a double bed with a Dunloppillow mattress, built in wardrobes with vanity unit & chest of drawers. There is a single folding bed for children & cots are available on request. There is a fully fitted kitchen with a breakfast bar & stools, which has an electric oven & hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, toaster & kettle. There is also an iron & ironing board. Highchairs are available on request.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||5 mins drive or 30 mins walk. 2 km|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos Airport 9.5 km|
|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|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Paphos region
Cyprus is situated at the crossroads of Europe & Asia & is the 3rd largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The island is loved for its enviable year round climate, spectacular natural scenery & traditional values. An island of contrasts, the cool pine clad mountains & timeless villages are in striking contrast to the modern cosmopolitan towns & tourist beach resorts. The Cypriot people are friendly & welcoming. The average temperature around the Paphos area in winter is around 16-18 degrees & 30-35 in the middle of summer.
Only an hours drive from the beaches will take you to the foothills then on to the Troodos mountains where you will find life at a gentle pace in the sleepy villages. Here you can experience the customs, the local cooking & hospitality of the village people. visit local wineries or stroll through orange & lemon groves or watch the old ladies as they sit outside their houses making lace like embroidery just as their mothers did. visit byzantine churches & monasteries. On the higher slopes you can go hiking, mountain biking or even skiing in the winter months.
There are many festivals throughout the year which can be either Religious or cultural & are celebrated in various towns & villages throughout the region. Some have ancient origins, others are more traditional, whilst some simply reflect today's more modern culture.Generally there will be stalls selling local food & craft, wine & of course dancing. Carnival is celebrated 50 days before Orthodox Easter, the Easter festival follows with celebrations at midnight on Easter Sunday morning. In May there is the flower festival followed by Pentecost festival or Noah Day which celebrates the coming of the new season in coastal resorts. July sees the Art festivals in various locations & in August most villages have there own village festival There is a wine festival in September in Limassol & a beer festival in Paphos too.
English is widely spoken except maybe for the mountain villages & cars are driven on the left as in the UK.
Paphos the birthplace of Aphroditi, is situated on the SW coast, once the island's capital it retains an old town (Upper or Pano Paphos) with it's traditional narrow winding streets & market selling local craft, & lower or Kato Paphos which is the bustling tourist area around the harbour lined with many restaurants serving local & international cuisine, shops & trendy outdoor cafe's.
Kato Paphos is close to all amenities & there are many activities including a waterpark, boat trips from the harbour including pirate cruises & glass bottom boat trips, scuba diving , all manner of water sports ,jeep safaris, go carting & several golf courses.
The scenery around Paphos is cultivated with banana plantations & along the rugged coastline you will find small unspoilt beaches. The Akamas Peninsula is an area of natural wilderness with dramatic coastlines & coves where you can visit the last Mediterranean nesting ground of the Green & Loggerhead turtles on the sandy beach at Lara, or walk one of the nature trails spotting rare plants & birds. Paphos was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1980 & has a vast amount of Archaeological sites to visit. Some sites date back to prehistoric times but most are Roman. These include the house's of Dionysos, Theseus & Aion's Mosaic's which are of 3rd century AD & considered to be the best in the Mediterranean., the Tombs of the Kings, St. Pauls Pillar, the Paphos Odeon, & by the harbour the fort & Medieval castle, as well as several museums.
If all you want to do is enjoy the beaches then there are several municipal beaches in Pahos & Coral Bay is a 15 minute drive away which has a safe, sandy beach for children to enjoy.
Paphos really does have something to suit everyone