Penthouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
Penthouse 201 is in the residential part of Kato Paphos and centrally located for the sea, shops, and places of interest . It has all-round balconies and a large, totally private roof terrace with its own barbecue, covered pergola, shower, sun loungers and panoramic views over Kato Paphos to the sea.
Tastefully furnished with a fully equipped, modern kitchen, Penthouse 201 has a double bedroom with en-suite, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom. It is fully air-conditioned and has ceiling fans and fly-screens in every room. The modern kitchen is equipped with a reverse osmosis drinking water filter, and a breakfast bar with four adjustable bar stools. There is a satellite dish receiving English speaking news and 24-hour movie channels; flat screen TVs (32" and 20") and DVD players in the lounge and main bedroom plus a CD player, MP3 player amplifier, and a mini-safe. In fact just about everything for a perfect holiday for families and couples.
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|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Beach 1.7 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||700 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos International 15 km|
|Family friendly||Suitable for children over 5|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Air conditioning, CD player, Safe, Satellite TV|
|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, Solarium or roof terrace|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
|Further details indoors|
Patio doors in each bedroom, the lounge and dining areas give a light, airy feel to the penthouse and provide welcome through breezes on those hot, sultry days. Cool granite work surfaces and breakfast bar in the kitchen add that luxury feel. Satellite TV. A supply of DVDs and CDs to keep you entertained. Double roof-top water tanks (1600 litres) so you do not run short. Luxury showers in both bathrooms to refresh you (there is even a shower on the roof terrace to cool you down after sun bathing). Smoke alarms, fire blanket and mini-safe for your security. Fitted wardrobes and drawers for all your belongings. And what you often do not find even in hotels - bathroom cupboards for all those essential toiletries!
|Further details outdoors|
The communal facilities include a swimming pool with a deep end of just 1.5m (5ft), barbecue, shower and picnic table. With only six apartments on the complex, you won't have to queue for any of these! However, Penthouse 201 has its own private roof terrace of approx. 100 sq.m. with 4 sunloungers, coffee table, dining table and six chairs, built-in barbecue with tools, covered pergola, sink and shower, and magnificient views!
The apartment's all round balcony means you can move around with the sun or avoid it you need to cool down. Balcony tables and chairs are provided for al fresco eating or just watching the world go by. On the ground floor there is both covered and uncovered on-site parking. The complex is in a cul-de-sac, so no through traffic to bother you. Have we forgotten anything? Oh, yes - the sun. Well, we've laid that on, too!
The Paphos region
Paphos/Pafos is situated on the island's south-west coast and sheltered by the Troodos mountains which provide winter skiing just an hour's drive away. Its old town of narrow streets rests on a cliff about 2km inland overlooking the sea and merges with a newer town of expanding commercial, retail and residential suburbs.
The Paphos area is full of archaeological treasures, so much so that UNESCO has included it in its World Cultural Heritage list. These treasures include extensive mosaics from the Houses of Dionyssos, Theseus and Alon, only recently discovered after 16 centuries beneath the soil and still being excavated to this day. Adjacent to these is the ancient Odeon amphitheatre and ,just a few hundred metres further west, the vast array of underground tombs of the island's ancient kings and rulers.
Other places of interest worth visiting include the harbour which is guarded by a fort built in 1592 AD;
Latsi Bay (Polis); Akamas Peninsula; Aphrodite's Baths; Aphrodite's Birthplace at Petra tou Romiou; Lara Bay turtle sanctuary; Avakas Gorge; St Georgios of Pegeias Isle; Lempa Village;and St Neophytos Monastery.
Its good road connections make Paphos a perfect base from which to visit other parts of the island. Polis on the north-west coast is just 30 minutes drive, Troodos mountains 60 minutes and the capital Nicosia (Lefkosia) about 120 minutes. Pathos International Airport is just 15 km distant via the B6 (currently undergoing upgrading as is the airport itself to provide a new terminal) or slightly longer via the excellent A6 motorway.
The climate in Paphos is hot and dry virtually all year and tempered by frequent and welcome sea breezes. It has 335 days of sunshine with, in the summer months, at least 12 hours of sun each day. Even in winter months, the temperature rarely drops below 15 degrees C during the day. Rainfall is low and limited mostly to winter months when it can be short and sharp, but in the last few years even this has been in short supply.
Average Temperatures (degrees Celsius)
Kato Paphos, which means "below Paphos", starts at the base of the town "cliff" and stretches to the sea. It is focussed around a picturesque harbour guarded over by an ancient fort. The harbour is filled with colourful fishing boats and pleasure craft and lined by open-air fish restaurants. This is the place to be on those endless balmy evenings.
Starting at the harbour, which benefits from a large FREE car park, and stretching eastwards for over a kilometre is a seaside promenade lined with shops, restaurants and hotels. The stretch of promenade nearest the harbour has recently undergone a significant facelift involving repaving and the removal of the old sea wall to open up the front and turn it into one of the most attractive and relaxing tourists areas in the whole of Cyprus. Also recently opened is a mosaic pathway running by the sea and connecting the harbour with the Tombs of the Kings area, with plans to extend it all the way to Coral Bay.
THINGS TO DO
There is so much to see and do in Kato Paphos and the surrounding area; many of the World Cultural Heritage sites are here and there are a number of very good museums in the town above.
The west coast coastline varies from sand and pebble beaches (three in Kato Paphos) to secluded coves and rugged cliffs. Coral Bay with its sandy beach and watersports is 15 minutes drive away, and Paphos water park with its many slides and activities for all ages is just 5 minutes drive. At the harbour you can hire a speed boat or take a trip in a glass-bottomed boat.
OR WHY NOT TRY:
Jeep or Quad Bike Safaris;
Golf - there are three courses nearby;
Skiing - in the Troodos mountains in winter
Paragliding over the sea;
Walking - there are 48 signed trails covering 200 km throughout the island;
Paphos Bird and Animal Park;
Kathikas Donkey Farm;
(Maps and guidebooks can be found in the penthouse for your reference.)
EATING & DRINKING
You will be spoilt for choice here because Kato Paphos has literally hundreds of good eating places to suit all tastes and budgets. Most restaurants have good vegetarian selections, too. Local wine and beer is excellent
and cheap. And if you are self-catering, the Carrefour, Orphanides and Papantiniou supermarkets are first rate, but don't overlook the numerous small but well equipped baker's with their mouth watering pastries.