Relax and enjoy the peaceful location of Diana Gardens, just minutes walk from the nearest bar, restaurant and shops, yet set in a quiet enclosed complex with very large communal pool, just 10 metres from the huge sun-kissed terrace.
The property will accommodate up to 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 small children. Both bedrooms (one double, one twin) have extra-large, floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, with internal drawers. Air-conditioning units (Optional extra cost) are fitted in both bedrooms and lounge area, which has two extending double sofa beds, ideal for children. A travel cot is also available for hire - please bring your own cot bedlinen.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 family bathroom|
|Nearest beach||Paphos 2 km|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Paphos 15 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared outdoor pool (unheated)|
|General||Air conditioning, TV, CD player, Safe, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Furniture||Double Beds (1), Sofa Beds (2), Single Beds (2), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Shared outdoor pool (unheated), Balcony or terrace, Shared garden|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details outdoors|
The lounge doors open onto a wide, sunny, south-east facing large terrace, which is equipped with a table and 6 chairs, and also 4 sun-loungers with comfy mattresses. There is a dedicated parking space. Next door to the complex is the Iasis hospital and pharmacy.Diana Gardens complex has a book-share/library room, which also has some toys for small children. The swimming pool area also has changing rooms, showers and toilets. The only step to negotiate at this apartment is from the pool onto the terrace area - making it suitable for everyone. The complex is in a quiet residential area, with no noise interference - ideally situated for a peaceful, relaxing holiday, yet within easy reach of exciting nightlife if desired.
Cancellations will not be refunded, but alternative available dates may be considered.
Paphos has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. It is known as the birthplace of the legendary Greek goddess of love and beauty Aphrodite, and it is where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century B.C. Between Paphos and Limassol is Petra tou Romiou or "Aphrodite's Rock", the very spot where the legendary goddess of love is said to have emerged from the foaming waves.
Near the harbour will find the House of Dionysos and admire the most impressive mosaics depicting familiar scenes from mythology. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the whole area is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The mosaics of Nea Paphos are among the most beautiful in the world. St. Paulís Pillar is located on the site of Ayia Kyriaki, and is where modern Anglican and Catholic weddings take place. Indeed Paphos in its entirety is like one big museum, with rich history around every corner. The town of Paphos is included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage.
A visit to the Tombs of the Kings is a must while in Paphos. The site is situated just on the edge of the town, on the road to Coral Bay. Buses will take you there, but there is a large car park if you are driving. The tombs are situated on a cliff above the sea, with stunning views, and the site covers about a square mile. No Kings were entombed here, but the grandeur and scale of the tombs earned them their title. It was actually a large burial site for nobles and dignitaries. Any evidence of burials and burial goods have long gone, but what you will see is an elaborate necropolis cut out of the living rock. Columns around submerged courtyards, with visible nooks for bodies and offerings to the dead are evident, which are reminiscent of sites in Egypt. It is a truly fascinating place.
Paphos Castle has a colourful history as a fort and prison under many administrators. It is located on the edge of Paphos harbour, and was originally built as a Byzantine fort to protect the harbour. It was then rebuilt by the Lusignans in the thirteenth century after being destroyed in the earthquake of 1222. In 1570 it was dismantled by the Venetians. After capturing the island in 1586, the Ottomans restored and strengthened it, and it was last actively used by the British. More recently the castle serves as a backdrop to the annual open air Paphos cultural festival which takes place in September. It was declared a listed building in 1935 and represents one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city of Paphos. Open daily to 6 PM (in summer).
The Akamas Peninsula, a wild area of outstanding natural beauty, is located very close to Paphos. A day may not be enough to explore the deep gorges the wild landscape and the sandy bays. This is an area of great biodiversity and ecological significance. Home to 530 plant species, it remains largely unspoilt to date mainly thanks to its inaccessibility. A jeep safari excursion to the region is truly a breathtaking experience.
The Diana Gardens complex is on the outskirts of the large Universal Gardens residential area. It is on the eastern (airport) side of Paphos, just 15 minutes drive (15km approx) from Paphos airport, with regular flights from throughout the UK. Within 15 minutes drive (15km approx) there are 4 superb golf courses : Tsada, Secret Valley, the fantastic Aphrodite Hills, which also caters for horse riding and tennis, and the brand new Faldo designed Elea course, only 10 minutes away.
The nearest bar & restaurant (Pambi's) and shop are just a five minute walk from the complex. The municipal beach and indoor bowling are all less than 5 minutes drive away. Paphos old town, with its many historic buildings, market, and many boutiques & shops, is just a 5 minute drive. The many bars, clubs & bustling nightlife of Kato Paphos are a fifteen minute walk, and the beautiful harbour and Castle are a twenty minute walk. And Kato Paphos is famous for its huge array of top quality restaurants, catering for all tastes and budgets.
Local bus no,603, which stops at the entrance to Diana Gardens, costs just 1 Euro (Kids FREE) and goes to the harbour area, from where other buses connect throughout the locality, for the same price.
Paphos Karting, 5 minutes drive away, has 1,600 metres of pure adrenaline, combining twisting bends and long straights with flowing corners. Hold on tight around the two sweeping half handers as you approach the tunnel and make your way over the bridge! The main track has Bambino, Cadet, Pro Karts, Super Karts, Twin Engine Karts and Thunder Karts. There is also a kiddies track with four types of karts: Turbo Turtle, Quad Bikes, Super Wheels and Safari Jeeps. The centre also offers a Caf√©, rest room, Snack Bar and Crazy Golf for the whole family.
The Paphos Aphrodite Water Park, also about 5 minutes drive away, is a large, impressive, and very nicely themed, water park. Plenty of slides to keep all ages amused, as well as lazy river rides, wave machines, and everything else you've come to expect from the best water parks.
Golfers have a choice of 4 mouth-watering courses nearby. The newly opened (2011) Faldo designed ELEA course is just 10 minutes drive; the excellent APHRODITE HILLS is 20 minutes away, and both MINTHIS HILLS at Tsada and SECRET VALLEY are just 15 minutes drive. All offer club and buggy hire.