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3 Bedroom Stone villa with Pool, Sauna and JacuzziVilla Varvara is a 3 Bedroom Stone villa with a private swimming pool in a really prime location. This villa has an amazing view of Pafos city and sea. The property includes 3 ensuite bedrooms and a guest toilet. The main Bedroom includes a balcony with spectacular views, a Swedish sauna and a jacuzzi bathtub. There are air conditioners and ceiling fans in each room of the house.
Elite family holiday villa with Playground & ShipThis family friendly villa, located 200 meters from the beach, was designed to offer unforgettable family vacations. Parents can relax, while kids are busy playing pirates in a large garden or sorting out treasures of the Playship. Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable furniture, AC in every room, ironed bedding, good water pressure and 50mb internet - suitable for remote working. No roads to cross to get to the beach. Check reviews and book today!
Luxury modern villa on the beach!Our new luxury 4 bedroom modern villa sleeps up to 8 people and is ideal for those who seeks relaxations and peace The villa is centrally located in Paphos near the hotels directly in front of the Mediterranean sea thus guests can enjoy a relaxing swimming to the beach or to our secluded communal swimming pool.
Between the 2nd century BCE and 4th century AD, Paphos was the thriving capital of Cyprus. But the currents surrounding this Mediterranean island are always changing, and today it’s a confluence of energetic city life, sandy beaches, sea views, and storied ruins. Many travelers come for the world-class turquoise water, yet end up under Aphrodite’s spell (whose mythical birthplace was Old Paphos) and fall in love with the trove of ruins. Roman mosaics and ancient temples are spread throughout the region, many of which appear on UNESCO’s Global Heritage List. All this makes Paphos just as compelling today as it was 8,000 years ago.
Paphos lies on the southwest coast of Cyprus. Paphos International Airport (PFO) is the fastest way to reach the island from Europe. From the airport, it’s 6 miles to the city center; your options for reaching town are bus or shuttle (around 30 minutes) or taxi or rental car (around 20 minutes). Larnaca International Airport (LCA) is Cyprus’ largest and most connected airport, though it’s a 1.5-hour drive to Paphos by car or three hours by shuttle. Most of Paphos’ main attractions can easily be reached on foot or by taxi, bus, or organized tour. If you plan to explore the island more deeply, a rental car may be more suitable.
Summer weather in Paphos is typical of the eastern Mediterranean, which is to say warm, arid, and sometimes muggy. The skies are often clear and the days are dependably perfect for taking a dip in a swimming pool at a Cyprus villa or one of the town’s many beaches. August is summer’s hottest month, with an average temperature of 79 degrees Fahrenheit, and occasional heat waves. May through June provides a more pleasant experience, with less humidity and average highs in the upper 70s. December is known for heavy rain and wind. If you prefer traveling in a winter month then November is the best, as the air is cool and the sea is still warm. By December, some places shut down for the season.
Twenty-five miles north along the coast is Akamas Peninsula National Park, which boasts rare natural wonders. Loggerhead sea turtles nest in coves, and rare orchids and butterflies populate the park’s many hiking trails. It’s worth the effort to seek out the Baths of Aphrodite, a natural grotto and pool. According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite met her lover, Adonis, here.
As one of the most historically significant sites in Cyprus, Kato Paphos Archeological Park is not to be missed. At the center of the park, Roman mosaic floors set the stage of life in Paphos during the Roman era. Here you’ll be surrounded by a complex of vivid ruins that include a medieval fortress, a 5th-century basilica, and a necropolis carved out of rock. An ancient limestone amphitheater hosts seasonal music and theater performances.
More than a dozen beaches in Paphos have been crowned with the coveted environmentally sustainable Blue Flag status, yet Coral Bay is one of the most alluring. A blonde sandy beach leads to calm, shallow water perfect for snorkeling and paragliding. Coral Bay boasts extensive facilities, like sunbeds, changing rooms, and authentic taverns serving local seafood and Cypriot wines.