Beach villa with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom in Kato Paphos, Cyprus
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From £495 per week
Detached 2 bed villa on Faros ( lighthouse ) beach. Uninterrupted views over beach and sea 100 metres away. Quiet area. Free Paphos airport transfers. Free aircon. Free wifi and a welcome pack
This is an established, detached, 2 bedroom villa. Situated on the beach front in an enviable position, it has stunning views over the sea and the UNESCO protected heritage site of ancient Paphos.
The property is paved all around with patio area to front and barbeque area with pergola to the rear for ‘Al Fresco’ dining .
The Villa is a 15 min drive from Paphos airport and close to all amenities. No car needed. Airport transfers are included in the price as is full aircon, wifi and a welcome pack.
The transfer is by taxi ( organised by us ) who will be waiting and holding your name up on their board. You will be taken directly to the villa where you will be met by Jacquie who has the keys and will show you round. On your departure day your taxi will be organised and Jacquie will call round to pick up the keys.
There are no hidden costs once you have made your booking.
A short walk away is the ‘Tomb of the Kings’ area with numerous bars and restaurants or you can enjoy a lovely 15 minute stroll along the beach to the picturesque Harbour and marina where there is a wide choice
of cafes , restaurants and shops. Just 5 mins walk away is the new Kings Avenue shopping Mall with its
international feel and well known coffee shops. Old Paphos town is 20 mins walk with a mix of old and new,
well worth exploring the narrow streets and alleyways before stopping for a Frappe overlooking the coast
and lower Paphos. Frequent bus services are available to all the area at very low cost.
There are 2 bedrooms (1 double with balcony and a twin) and a shower room with w.c.
All rooms have air conditioning to keep you cool in the summer heat! Aircon is also included in the price.
WiFi is available free of charge and English TV and catch up available as standard.
Enjoy a stroll along the beach only 100 metres away or a 20 min walk around the headland past the old city walls and lighthouse to the lovely Paphos harbour.
Whether it’s a relaxing sun kissed holiday, an action packed adventure or a cultural and historic experience you’re after, you’ll be sure to find it here. On arrival at the Villa Martin
will meet you to show you around and hand over the keys. They are on hand at any time to solve any
questions or to give advice. They are just a phone call away. On your departure day your transfer will be arranged and Martin will call to pick up the keys.
The charming west coast town of Pafos focuses around an attractive little harbour whose picturesque open air fish restaurants line a quayside of bright fishing boats and pleasure craft.
With a population of just 28.000 Pafos nestles In the lee of the Western Troodos Mountains, which add another dimension to this area of scenic beauty. The recent addition of its own international airport nearby has opened up the Pafos area, and the resort is graced with some luxury hotels along the coastline.
Pafos has an air of holiday charm combined with history, and olden-day elegance is lent to the town by its classical style buildings in the upper part of town which leads to the shopping area. The lower part of the town - known as Kato Pafos has a life of its own albeit so close by, down near the sea -home of the harbour, the fish tavernas, souvenir shops and several beautiful hotels with important archaeological sites around them.
Pafos is entwined with Greek mythology, and the legendary birth of Afrodite on her shores brought fame and worshippers there to follow the cult of the Goddess. Landmarks associated with Afrodite are the chunky, rugged rocks of her beautiful birthshore known as the Afrodite Rocks or "Petra tou Romiou", the evocative sanctuary of Afrodite at Kouklia Village, one-time shrine and scene of pagan festivals for thousands, the Baths of Afrodite at Polis, supposed source of fertility and the Fountain of Love, or Fontana Amorosa, a few miles further into the Akamas Peninsula.
Even the towns name is linked to the Goddess, for Pafos was the name of the mythological daughter of Venus and Pygmalion.
Pafos became the capital of Cyprus under the successors of Alexander the Great - the Ptolemies and in those days its harbour was a busy, thriving port. It continued as the islands first city for more than seven centuries, retaining its importance under Roman rule Its most famous Governor Sergius Paulus, was converted to Christianity by St Paul in 45 AD.
But Pafos history dates back a great deal further. In fact the whole area abounds in historical and archaeological treasures.
WHAT TO SEE
Just north of Paphos, pristine sandy beaches dot the coastline, some of them home to leatherback turtles. Inland, forest-covered mountains are carpeted with orchids, dark-red Cyprus tulips, rare crocuses and pretty pink thistles, depending on the season, and there are little grape-growing villages and frescoed Byzantine monasteries to explore. The islands rich cultural heritage is easily accessible. Just five minutes walk from the hectic main boardwalk in Paphos are the ruins of its ancient city, Nea Paphos, a huge archaeological site which includes a medieval fortress, a 4th-century church, a Roman villa with stunning mosaic floors, and two vast, frescoed tombs from the early Hellenistic period. For further details, see below:
Nea Paphos, or New Paphos, is the name given to the sprawling archaeological site that occupies the western segment of Kato Paphos, north of the harbour and west of Leoforos Apostolou Pavlou. This is the ancient city of Paphos which was founded in the late 4th century BC when Cyprus was part of the kingdom of the Ptolemies, the Graeco-Macedonian rulers of Egypt whose capital was in Alexandria. Nea Paphos became an important strategic outpost for the Ptolemies, and the settlement grew considerably over the next seven centuries. The current archaeological sites are being slowly excavated as it is believed that there are still many treasures yet to be discovered. You can easily spend half a day exploring the sites.
AGORA, ASKLIPIEION AND ODEION
The Agora, or forum, and Asklipieion date back to the 2nd century AD and constitute the heart of the original Nea Paphos city complex. Paphos second most popular attraction is an impressive collection of intricate and colourful mosaics in the southern sector of the archaeological park immediately to the south of the Agora. Discovered by accident in 1962, excavations carried out by the Department of Antiquities brought to light remains of a large and wealthy residence from the Roman period with exquisite coloured mosaics decorating its extensive floor area. Subsequently named the House of Dionysos due to the large number of mosaics featuring the god of wine (Dionysos), this complex is the largest and most well known of the mosaic houses.A short walk away are the smaller Villa of Theseus, a 2nd-century private residence, and House of Aion, a purpose-built structure made from recycled stones found on the site and housing a panel of 4th-century mosaics.
HRYSOPOLITISSA CHURCH & ST PAULS PILLAR
This fairly extensive site, still being excavated, was home to one of Paphos largest religious structures. What is left are the foundations of a Christian basilica (built in the 4th century) which aptly demonstrate the size and magnificence of the original church.
TOMB OF THE KINGS
Paphos most popular and most impressive site is the Tomb of the Kings, a World Heritage Site which is 2km north of Kato Paphos. It contains a set of well-preserved underground tombs and chambers used as a necropolis by residents of Nea Paphos during the Hellenistic and Roman periods from the 3rd century BC to the 3rd century AD. The name Tombs of the Kings reflects the majestic appearance of the tombs rather than any royal pedigree of the people buried there.
Worth visiting for its collection of icons from the 13th and 14th centuries. Open 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm from October to May and from 9am to 2pm on Saturday
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37 out of 37 people recommend staying here
This was our second stay in this ideally placed villa. Our first stay being a taster of one week, this time we stayed for three weeks. For us, the villa is perfectly placed, being a matter of yards from the beach and the same distance to all of the amenities on Tomb of the Kings road. The villa is well equipped and has comfortable beds. Airport transfers are included in the price, which is a very handy commodity to have. Nothing is ever took much trouble for Tony or Indeed Janet, who is there to meet and greet on arrival and departure. Janet is also contactable at any point during the stay. We loved our stay so much, we have already booked again for next year.
we had a lovely stay weather perfect however couldnt use barbecue as there was not a gas bottle but 2minutes to beach lovey coastal walk to harbour
From first contact, right through to our staying at the villa, communication has been first class. We were even allowed to look around the villa on our visit to Cyprus last year, to see if the villa was what we were looking for. The place has everything that you could wish for, including a bbq. The views are first class, although there is no pool, why would you need one, with the sea only a matter of yards away. In Janet, the owners have an excellent point of local contact, only being a phone call or text away. Janet will endeavour to make your stay as smooth as possible. The airport pick up and drop-off was also excellent. We have already booked for later in the year and will definitely use again in the future.
Thanks for a great holiday. The villa was perfect in every way. Beach, restaurants, shops, bus stops all on the door step. Everything we needed in villa. Loved the balcony watching sunset with glass of wine 🍷
Janet was very helpful.
Shall definitely be returning.
From the moment we arrived we felt at home. The villa has everything you need as a holidaying couple. Rooms are a good size, large bathroom with good shower and loads of storage in bedrooms. Kitchen has all you need and a washing machine helps out for longer stays like ours. Wi fi works well. We found the upstairs balcony very useful for late afternoon sunset and people watching. Outside space is adequate but not the most private, we would have preferred some screening down the side, but the beach is so close and wasn't busy so you could find space and relative privacy here. The location was perfect for us as quality bars and restaurants are just minutes away on foot. We planned to hire a car but found we didn't need one. Very happy with our stay but if I had to find a fault I think the owners should make a small vacuum cleaner available as mops and brushes on tiled floors just move muck n sand around. We had a great stay and will be looking to go back again some time soon.
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Updated 26 November 2023
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- 9 December 2023 - 31 March 2027: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
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- Arrive between 1 November - 31 March and receive 25% off if the booking is for 4 weeks or more.
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2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:
- 1 double bed
- 2 single beds
There is also 1 cot
1 bathroom, 1 Separate WC
DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, TV Languages in English, Local
Living area seats 6, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning throughout property, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, High chair, Car hire optional
Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster
Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Private garden, Sea view
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