About the home
The villa is idyllically situated within a pretty garden on the hillside overlooking a beautiful valley, hills and sea at Polis. The views are even better from the terrace upstairs, which is a wonderful spot to watch shooting stars from. This house has been built using traditional stone throughout which keeps it cool in summer and warm in winter, and wooden beams and shutters. It is spacious and furnished to a high standard. 2 of the bedrooms and bathrooms are downstairs so may be suitable for guests with limited mobility.
The colour changing lighting in the private pool is a popular feature. The lovely terrace (below) gets welcome shade and a light breeze during the heat of the day. Here you can enjoy meals, lounge around and relax, whilst observing the stunning colour changes of your beautiful unobstructed 180' view in front. (I have tried to give an impression of this with our selection of photos, and the videos.) Reached via a no through lane leading from the village, the location of this tastefully furnished house is completely private and not overlooked. Rare birds frequent this area so take your binoculars!
|Size:||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach:||Polis, 8km|
Nearest amenities: 300m
|Family friendly?||Suitable for children of all ages|
Suitable for people with restricted mobility
|Notes:||No pets allowed|
No smoking at this property
|Luxuries:||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|Pool:||Private outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General:||Air conditioning, TV, Safe, Satellite TV, Wi-fi available|
|Standard:||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities:||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms:||3 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 3 family bathrooms|
|Furniture:||Single beds (4), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seating for 6, Lounge seating for 6|
|Other:||Linen and towels provided|
|Outdoors:||Private outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony / Terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
Further details indoors:
Ground floor: Spacious open-plan extremely well equipped kitchen/diner and 11m x 5m lounge. Fireplace. Two twin bedrooms (wide beds) and 2 x adjoining shower/w.c. One shower has flat floor and shower curtain, possibly adequate for a wheelchair. Doors downstairs are 81cm wide. French doors to poolside terrace and ramp from front door to garden. Marble staircase.
First floor: Double bedroom with adjoining bath, shower and w.c. Large 11m x 5m terrace.
Sleeps: 2 – 6
Bath/shower rooms: 3
Private pool: 8.5m x 4.5m
Depths: 1m – 1.8m
Views: Rural and sea
Reductions for 2 sharing: Yes
Facilities: Dishwasher, Washing machine, Microwave, American style large fridge freezer, Coffee maker, TV, DVD, CD, Fireplace, Air conditioning.
Limited Mobility Friendly: Yes
Further details outdoors:
Outside: Ramp with handrail access to house. Pool has 2 deep Roman steps and hand rail. Aurora effect lighting in pool. Garden and terraces with lighting for evenings. Built in BBQ. Kleftiko oven. Shower. Herb garden at rear.
The property has air conditioning in the 3 bedrooms. Pre pay in Cyprus €6 per air conditioning wall unit per day.
Cot, highchair and camp bed on request.
You may occupy the villa from 3pm.
Vacate by 11am.
Car Hire advisable.
Changeover day: Wednesdays and Sundays depending on Bookings.
Special rates for 2 persons on selected dates - please enquire.
Rates are subject to change. This will not affect any bookings taken.
Refundable Damages Deposit £200
Rental includes: Welcome hamper including chilled wine, eggs, bacon, cornflakes, bread, marg., water, milk, coffee and tea. Linen and towels. Change of linen and towels every 7 days, along with a light clean of villa. Visit from our representative
No deposit required * No obligation * We reserve villa for 48 hours
Kostenlose Option für Ihre Villa für 48 Stunden * Keine Buchungsverpflichtung
Réservation sans accompte et sans engagement à l'inscription * Nous réservons la villa pendant 48 heures
We can reserve the villa for you for 48 hours with no obligation, so that you can book flights. We do not require any credit card details or payment at this stage, only a completed Booking Request Form. By completing this, you are not under any commitment to proceed with booking the villa.
The Paphos region
Paphos, once the capital of Cyprus, is on the south western edge of the island, and well placed for excursions to all the main sights. Dubbed the 'Western Cyprus Riviera', it's quieter than the southern resorts of Larnaca and Limassol, but still offers plenty for sun-seekers, families, cultural types and outdoor enthusiasts alike.
History and culture are two of the island's big selling points, and you don't have to venture far to find them in Paphos, where the whole town is UNESCO listed. The island's most visited site is the Tomb of the Kings, a stone's throw from the city centre, dating back to 4 BC. High dignitaries and officials, rather than kings, were buried here, but the underground houses for the dead, with their imposing entrance columns and wells, are worthy of their royal tag.
As well as being the mythical birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, Paphos is famous for having been visited by the apostle Paul. The town is packed with churches and ecclesiastical monuments and visitors can follow in the saint's footsteps on a religious sightseeing route.
Close to Paphos harbour is the house of Dionysos, a villa containing some of the best preserved mosaics in the Mediterranean region. Mainly depicting scenes from Greek mythology, they were accidentally discovered by a farmer ploughing his field. It's worth recommending that clients go on a guided tour to bring the mosaics to life.
A 'must see' site outside the town is the ancient city kingdom of Kourion, on the inland road between Limassol and Paphos. Arguably the island's most spectacular archaeological treasure, it is dominated by a magnificent Greco-Roman theatre.
With water temperatures ranging from 16C-27C, and virtually year-round sunshine, Paphos is a paradise for water sports fans. Sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, parascending, jet skiing and surfing are among the attractions on offer, and all the big resort hotels have water sports centres.
Below the surface, Cyprus boasts one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean, from March until November, with exceptional conditions and crystal-clear water. Some of the best dive sites can be found off Paphos, including the remains of sunken shipwrecks.
Back on dry land, the stunning stretch of coast between Paphos and Limassol is where visitors can take the classic shot of Aphrodite's Rock, said to mark the spot where the goddess emerged from the sea.
The Baths of Aphrodite, where she relaxed after entertaining her lovers, can be found on the Akamas peninsular further west. Anyone who bathes there will supposedly be blessed with eternal youth, but it's strictly forbidden to jump in to find out if the legend has any truth in it.
Paphos is at its liveliest at night, when the bars, restaurants and clubs bring together tourists and locals of all ages. The heart of the nightlife scene is Agiou Antoniou, aka Bar Street. Popular haunts include Woodyz Music Bar, the late-night Hollywood Music Bar, the Keg and Barrel sports bar and the retro Starsky and Hutch Disco Bar.
Strike out in any direction from Paphos and, within a few miles, you'll find long stretches of sandy beaches, rugged hills and rolling countryside.
Simou village: 300m, Beach/sea: 10km, Evretou Dam: 3km, Folk museum: 3km, Latchi: 10km, Shop: 300m, Internet Cafe: 300m, village tavernas: 300m, Polis: 8 km, Sa Buneri: 3km.
The Polis / Simou area
Simou is a lovely traditional village off the beaten track and away from busy roads. Evretou Dam is about 1 mile away, for fishing. Polis is situated to the North West of Cyprus. The Akamas Peninsula lies to the West and it is a 30 minute drive from Paphos. Polis caters well for independent travellers and is well known for its nature, and those keen on active holidays including cycling, hiking, horse riding, scuba diving and golf.
A stunning unspoilt resort, dotted with citrus groves and beautiful turquoise waters, it is the least developed beach resort in the South of Cyprus. Varied landscapes are to be found here including rocky mountains, meadows and forests. Polis faces across Chrysochou Bay to the Akamas Peninsula where many hiking trails can be found.
The town is partly pedestrianised and has a laid back feel to it. You can find international food as well as excellent traditional tavernas, (we will send you information on Eating Out etc.).
Polis is rich in history, dating back 3000 years. It was built on the ancient cities of Marion-Arsinoe. Over the past 20 years many artefacts have been unearthed including statues, jewellery and decorated pottery which is displayed in the local museum which opened in 1998.
The local beach is at Polis Chrysochous Camp site, the only location in Cyprus where a eucalyptus forest meets the coast. The sandy beach is about half a mile walk into the town of Polis or alternatively there is a flat coastal walk way to the neighbouring resort of Latchi.
Facilities at the beach include showers, toilets, washing facilities, beach volley ball court and a snack bar.
The Akamas peninsula nearby covers about 230 square km and is located on the western tip of Cyprus. Protected as an area of outstanding natural beauty, it is the perfect location to enjoy outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking. A major characteristic of this peninsula is its beaches. Akamas is the only large unspoiled coastal area remaining in Cyprus.
Latchi is a picturesque fishing village which stretches 3km along the North West coast of the Island and lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park. The pretty harbour offers a number of excellent fresh fish tavernas that have turned out to be famous across the Island.
The coastal road separates the clear blue sea, pretty shoreline and local amenities from the surrounding lush green countryside. At the harbour, sit back and enjoy a seafood meal in one of the harbour side tavernas and watch the boats come and go.
There are several beaches in Latchi which are perfect for swimming. They are covered with fine sand. Sunbeds and parasols are available to hire.
Latchi is the perfect resort for water sports as it has such clean sea water. You will find windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, sailing and fishing here. There are also plenty of boat trips to choose from. Latchi is home to beautiful scenery and nature, making it perfect for trekking and there are plenty of organised nature walks for you to enjoy.
The Baths of Aphrodite are just along the coast from Latchi. According to myth, the goddess Aphrodite used to bathe in the pool of the nearby grotto which is shaded by a fig tree and has a continuous run of water from the overhead rocks. The baths are considered a source of fertility, and even now young Cypriot women go there early to avoid the guard, to bathe in the water.
How to get there
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For Car Hire we recommend Cy-Breeze in Paphos, as all cars are from their own fleet, and they meet you personally at Paphos Airport, no queuing or delivery charges.
Or they can deliver the car to your villa. They also offer older cars at lower rates, and always tell you the age of the car too. We have been working with Nick and George at Cy Breeze since 1990. www.cy-breeze.com.cy
Here are some links to flight Companies that clients have had good results with, in no particular order:
View daily rates and good for last minute: http://www.skyscanner.net/
New: Moneysavingexpert: http://flightchecker.moneysavingexpert.com/
To Paphos and Larnaca: http://www.jet2.com/destinations/paphos-flights.aspx
I think these include E.Mids, Manchester and Leeds Bradford
www.Airflights.co.uk Good for last min, and it's a Freephone 0800 083 7007
Daily flights to Lca from Heathrow, 09.30 and 22.00. Tuesdays and Thursday to Pfo. Stansted to Pfo Tuesdays. Manchester on Saturdays. Birmingham Friday night flight to Pfo. Wednesdays to Lca. You can mix and match these flights. ie fly out to Lca, come back from Pfo etc. Seats are sold 10 months prior to departure, and are cheapest then too, like Easy Jet.
As far as I know there are no add ons on Cyprus Airways, meals, drinks and luggage included. Same with BA.
Please note Paphos comes under "C" for Cyprus. They also fly to Larnaca. They fly from Luton, Gatwick, Manchester and Bristol, Edinburgh and maybe more..
Last Minute: http://www.olympicholidays.com/flights/flights-home.htm
From Belfast, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, East Midlands, Humberside, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, Luton, Glasgow, Manchester, Newcastle and Stansted.
Activities near Polis
Tennis in town
Golf within 30 mins drive
Rural / countryside retreats
A winter sun break
31 Oct 2012
Have been waiting for some sun here to recapture the spirit of our holiday - some chance!
It is very hard to expand on previous comments of people who have stayed at Villa Aurora but will try.
If you need an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life then this is the place for you. We arrived in the dark and in pouring rain so were unable to appreciate the location until the next morning - breathtakingly beautiful! Taking in the panoramic views on the roof terrace as the sun rose with the first cuppa of the day - magic. We live in the country but the position of the villa meant you are able to appreciate the views at all times of the day - and at night the sky was wall to wall stars.
Having been to Cyprus before we chose to make this holiday a 'chill out' one which we did to the full - we got up intending to go out, looked at each other and thought 'we'll stay here'. The welcome pack was such that we did not need to go out for supplies immediately and the supplies in the villa are better than home and so we stayed put and enjoyed the ever changing view as the sun moved round. Michael made us very welcome and brought us some home made jam and had left preserved fruit in the fridge - lovely but unfortunately too sweet for us - and we met his wife and his lovely dog Filousa? mid way through our stay.
All in all a thoroughly enjoyable holiday.
29 Sep 2012
We had a lovely holiday at Villa Aurora. It is a great villa, well equipped and with fabulous views. The area is quiet and is uncommercialised and hidden away in the hills. Though only being 30 km... more
15 May 2012
Total seclusion, comfy beds, crystal clear pool, a garden full of flowers and an amazing view. Gifts of home made jams, olives and comprehensive welcome pack. Five minutes stroll to Simou where Antonia at the Pomegranate Taverna (on the right in the square) makes a great meze. Perfect.
|Rental prices originally quoted in: British £||Convert to:|
|Prices for group size 6|
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|15 Nov 12||23 Mar 13||£ 650||-||-||1 Week|
|23 Mar 13||14 Apr 13||£ 670||-||-||1 Week|
|Special Offer||14 Apr 13||1 May 13||£ 490||-||-||1 Week|
|From||1 May 13||1 Jun 13||£ 555||-||-||1 Week|
|From||1 Jun 13||1 Jul 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
|From||1 Jul 13||24 Jul 13||£ 850||-||-||1 Week|
|From||24 Jul 13||1 Sep 13||£ 1050||-||-||1 Week|
|From||1 Sep 13||1 Oct 13||£ 795||-||-||1 Week|
|From||1 Oct 13||11 Nov 13||£ 720||-||-||1 Week|
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