Townhouse | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
Luxury 2-bedroom townhouse/ maisonette conveniently located within walking distance from the city centre (5 minutes) where the shops and market are, and the beach (10 minutes to the nearest beach). Part of a complex of maisonettes and apartments with access to a communal swimming pool. The balcony next to one of the bedrooms faces the sea to the right and the Axiothea hotel built on a cliff's edge on the left, while the other bedroom has a view of the swimming pool. A recently renovated townhouse with expensive marbles and tiles in kitchen, living room and staircase. Very well maintained and clean. Shops, restaurants, bars and night-clubs, super-markets and kiosks are all available within a short walking distance. Bus stop just across the street with routes to the harbour and Coral Bay every 10, 20 or 30 minutes from 6:30 am till 7:30 pm for just 1 euro per ticket.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Kissos Hotel Beach 1.3 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos Airport 23 km|
|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
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||1 Sofa beds, Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
The Paphos region
The region of Paphos is characterised by a mild weather all year round. The city of Paphos is surrounded by picturesque traditional Cyprus villages where you can experience Cypriot hospitality at its best. There are also a few small wineries with excellent quality wines in Kathikas, Panagia, Statos-Agios Photios. You can visit the Temple of Aphrodite at Kouklia Village 14 km east of Paphos, the Baths of Aphrodite at Polis 48 km north, Petra tou Romiou (the birthplace of Aphrodite) about 25km east, Agios Neophytos Monastery 9 km norht, Chrysorogiatissa Monastery 40 km north-east, Agios Georgios Basilica at Pegeia 19 km north-west, Agia Paraskevi Church and the Geroskipou Folk Art Museum in Geroskipou 3 km east.
Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite's mythical birthplace was here, where her temple was erected by the Mycenean Greeks in the 12th century BC.
The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs of the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods mean that Paphos is of exceptional architectural and historic value. So much that the whole city of New (Nea) Paphos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The mosaics of Nea (New) Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world. The port of Paphos was rebuilt by Nicocles, the last king of Paphos, at the time of Alexander III of Macedon. It became the capital of the island replacing Salamis during the Hellenistic era, under the successors of Alexander III of Macedon – the Ptolemies who favoured a location closer to their capital, Alexandria.
According to the biblical Acts of the Apostles, after landing at Salamis and proclaiming the Word of God in the synagogues, the prophets and teachers Barnabas, Black Symeon, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen and Saul of Tarsus traveled along the entire southern coast of the island of Cyprus until they reached Paphos.There, Sergius Paulus, the Roman proconsul, was converted after Saul rebuked the Sorcerer Elymas. It was at that point that Saul effectively became the leader, from then on being called Paul.
New Paphos (Nea Paphos), the currently inhabited town, was founded on the sea, near the western end of the island, and possessed a good harbour. It lay about sixty stadia, or ca. twelve km northwest of the old city (today's village of Kouklia). It was founded by Agapenor, chief of the Arcadians at the siege of Troy, who, after the capture of that town, was driven by the storm that separated the Greek fleet, onto the coast of Cyprus. (Pausanias viii. 5. § 2.) An Agapenor was mentioned as king of the Paphians in a Greek distich preserved in the Analecta; and Herodotus (vii. 90) alludes to an Arcadian "colony" in Cyprus.
Sites to visit include the archaelogical park with the Odeon amphitheatre, the mocaics, the remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and kings' tombs of the Classical, Hellenistic and Roman periods, the lighthouse, the medieval castle of Paphos, the picturesque fishing harbour with boats and restaurants, Panagia Chrysopolitissa Church and Byzantine Basilica, Theoskepasti Church, Agia Solomoni Church and the Ethnographical Museum, among others.