Kritou Terra Villa

Cottage with 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and private pool in Kritou Terra, Cyprus

From €700 per week

A charming traditional restored stone house with private swimming-pool and free car, located in the countryside near the village of Kritou Terra, only 15 minutes from the holiday beach resort of Polis


Set in a blooming garden full of bougainvillea, jasmine, roses, and geraniums, as well as lemon and almond trees, the villa enjoys complete quietness and privacy. As the nearest house over 250m away, you can really enjoy that away from it all feeling of solitude and country living. With superb views of the surrounding countryside, including Kritou Terra village and the Troodos Mountains, the villa's superb secluded situation makes it perfect for family holidays, nature lovers or romantic holidays. Spa Treatments are now available in the comfort of your villa - choose from massage, reflexology, aromatherapy, facials, manicure, reiki or even your own private Yoga lesson. Prices and more details available on request, please book your session prior to arrival.

The villa is set in the traditional rural village of Kritou Terra, which is on the Laona plateau within the proposed Akamas National Park at the western tip of the island of Cyprus. It is only a short 10-minute drive to Polis town and the sandy beaches of Polis and Latchi. The famous tourist resort and beaches of Coral Bay are a 20-minute drive away, and Pafos town with its shops and buzzing night life is a 30-minute drive away. An excellent selection of tavernas and pubs can be found both in the nearby villages and in Polis.

The whole Laona area is very beautiful, with a wide variety of landscapes from coastal to hill country. Guests interested in seeing the Spring flowers should visit between the beginning of March and the end of May. The main bird migrations, when a wide variety of species may be seen, take place in Spring and Autumn. The Troodos mountains, which reach to 2000 metres, and Paphos forest (home of the moufflon, the island's indigenous mountain sheep) are close by.


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Couple from Bradford, United Kingdom Oct 2013

We booked at really short notice but everything was completely in order. The photos of the villa were totally representative of the place. The house was cosy, clean, pretty, brilliantly stocked, out of the way of tourists and in a fantastic location, with beautiful views of the hills and mountains as well as of the village we were in. There was everything youd need for a comfortable holiday, including a 4x4 Toyota Rav, which made adventuring a must, down all the slightly- less- than- perfect roads to beaches off the beaten track. The owner picked us from the airport and dro pped us back, and her husband was always willing to do anything to help on the practical side of things. She had left a fridge full of goodies to keep us going for a couple of meals, and was always available on the end of the phone if needed.
The village itself does not have much in the way of food shopping facilities but that is fine as there are bigger shops and big supermarkets in Polis, and other surrounding villages.
We went on our own and could have taken other friends to fill the other double bedroom,but it was fine. The water in the pool was cold in October but was great for cooling down, as the sun was still hot and great for tanning, but not too hot to make you feel like doing nothing!
All in all a great week. We definitely want to go back!

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This was a very attractive property and I will echo all of the comments made in previous posts. Frances was an exceptionally pleasant and accommodating host. One of the first things that is evident is the elevation of the house, around 1500 feet above sea level. We found that this reduces the temperature by one or two degrees and the light breeze was very welcome in the August heat. The drive from Polis in the 4x4 will accomplish this climb in only 15 minutes – an exhilarating drive! The property was very well equipped, we have not encountered items like complimentary bath robes before in any of the vacation rentals properties we have stayed in – this is our 5th villa rental holiday. The pool was glorious, appreciated by all the family. Finally we liked the friendly cat which also came with the rental at no extra charge! John Parker, Cardiff, UK. Stayed August 2012.

If you want a beautiful character villa with stunning views in an authentic location, this is the place for you. A well kept clean property. We would recommend this delightful place to anyone who doesnt want to be on top of other tourists. Ideal for touring and walking. Close to authentic cypriot tavernas as well as the benefit of a cosmopolitan feel in the nearest beach resorts and towns. The host is always available to offer knowledgeable advice without being intrusive. The pool is wonder! Pam & George Keen, Devon, UK.

What can we say that we have not already told Frances. The description of the villa does not do it justice once you arrive. The location is what we hoped it would be, quiet but within easy reach of the near by coastal resorts (Latchi & Polis) Having the car gave us the opportunity to get out and about if and when we wanted. The villa was more that what is required to have an enjoyable stay. Clean well maintained and the pool area is to die for. To say that Frances provided good customer sevice would be an understatement. She makes your stay even more enjoyable if that is possible. The covered area at the front of the villa prooved to be excellent when the sun was too hot and you needed a break from lazing around the pool. We spent most mornings and evenings watching the world go by. I would not hesitate to recommend this villa to any of our family and friends, but we are reluctant to do so as we would not want to share it with anyone. Having been on holiday in various countries at villas, this one by far beats them hands down. We could not praise it and our host more than we already have. Peter Lee, Durham, UK.

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Distances to locations

Nearest beach 12km Nearest bar 1.5km Nearest restaurant 1.5km Nearest supermarket 300m Paphos International Airport 39.7km Larnaca International Airport 157km Drousia Village 1.5km Polis 12km Latchi 12km Pafos 35km

Local activities

Boat hire 15km Climbing 15km Cycling 15km Fishing 15km Golf 45km Horse riding 15km Mountain biking 15km Sailling 15km Scuba diving 15km Sports center 15km Tennis 15km Water skiing 15km Wind surfing 15km

Sights and attractions

Historic site 45km Museum 15km Night club 15km Shopping 15km Theatre 45km Theme park 45km Zoo 25km Cinema 45km

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Updated 22 September 2022

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Changeover days and minimum stays

  • 27 September - 31 October 2022: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 November 2022 - 28 February 2023: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 March - 31 October 2023: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 November 2023 - 28 February 2024: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 29 February - 31 October 2024: the minimum stay is 5 nights.
  • 1 November 2024 - 28 February 2025: the minimum stay is 7 nights.
  • 1 March - 31 October 2025: the minimum stay is 5 nights.

Late booking discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is made within 7 days of the arrival date.

Long stay discounts

  • Receive 10% off if the booking is for 22 days or more.

If more than one discount matches your arrival date, please be aware that only one discount of the highest amount will be applied to your booking.

Optional extras

  • Transfers to/from Larnaca Airport

    €200.00 per booking, paid with booking



2 bedrooms, Sleeps 4:

  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds

There is also 1 single sofa bed in Living Room


1 bathroom

Swimming pool

Private pool, Size 8m x 3m, Depth 0.8m to 2m


CD player, Computer, DVD/Blu-ray player, WiFi / WiFi, Radio, Telephone, TV Languages in English, Local, Satellite / cable


Living area seats 4, Dining area seats 4, Air conditioning, Open fire, Hair dryer, Iron / board, Towels / linen, Washing machine, Car hire optional


Cooker, Crockery, Cutlery, Dishwasher, Fridge, Freezer, Glassware, Kettle, Microwave, Oven, Pots / pans, Toaster


Balcony or terrace, Barbecue, Outside lighting, Parking, Private garden

Suitable for

Children, Hen or stag groups, Infants, Single gender groups, Pets


Average rating from 1 review

Private Owner From Kato Pafos, Cyprus Member since Mar 2012

My name is Frances Higgins, I am from Ireland, and I have lived in Kritou Terra Village for 16 years now. I bought this villa 8 years ago, which I have been renting out ever since to very happy holiday-makers.

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My name is Frances Higgins, I am from Ireland, and I have lived in Kritou Terra Village for 16 years now. I bought this villa 8 years ago, which I have been renting out ever since to very happy holiday-makers.