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Cyprus - A Timeless Wonder of the Mediterranean

Known as one island with a multitude of options, our handpicked villas in Cyprus offer the perfect base from which to enjoy the great beauty and endless variety of this magical island. Golden, sandy beaches and rugged coastlines meet forest-clad mountains and hills, while traditional villages with winding streets and neatly terraced vineyards and olive groves sit in delightful contrast. Cyprus villas provide a carefree setting for a wonderful holiday in this eclectic destination. Immersed in history and once home to the goddess Aphrodite, Cyprus has a sense of timelessness magnified by the charm, kindness and natural hospitality of its native people that is best enjoyed on our delightful Cyprus villa holidays.

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Coral Bay

The popular resort of Coral Bay provides all the facilities for a perfect holiday in the sun. The resort centre is lined with shops, bars and restaurants offering a choice of both Cypriot and international cuisine. Down on the beach, the shallow waters are wonderful for bathing and watersports alike. The ancient capital of Paphos is a short drive or bus ride away with an array of historical sites, as well as livelier nightlife. Close by, the charming village of Peyia offers the perfect place to sample Greek Cypriot meze in a traditional taverna.

  • 40mins fromPaphos

Aphrodite Hills

Occupying a scenic and beautiful location, gently sloping south towards the sparkling Mediterranean, Aphrodite Hills is a truly elegant Holiday Resort where natural beauty, peace and tranquillity meet outstanding sports and leisure facilities. The resort boasts a magnificent and challenging 18-hole golf course set amid stunning scenery, as well as tennis courts and professional coaching for those who enjoy more active holidays. There is also a fantastic gym plus Segway’s can be hired to help you explore the resort. If you’re searching for total relaxation, the amazing and soothing Retreat spa at Aphrodite Hills is on hand to provide a wide range of wonderful treatments including massage, facials, manicures, pedicures and body wraps to name a few. To help you unwind further the spa also features facilities such as a steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi and outdoor swimming pool. For the kids, Aphrodite Hills features a brilliant kids club that is open during the high season, as well as a crèche for small children between six months and three years old. A children’s playground and a Dream Team Soccer School are also provided at the resort, which is a great place for children of all ages and abilities to perfect their skills with a 3G pitch and qualified coaches on hand devoted to developing children’s football skills. Much more is on offer within the resort village square, which provides a plethora of shops including a supermarket and gift shop. A wide choice of restaurants are on offer too at the village square as well as a Costa Coffee and Haagen-Dazs ice cream shop. Even a wedding chapel is available at this fantastic resort. Accommodation at Aphrodite Hills range from one bedroom apartments with a shared pool to private luxury villas with swimming pools. Whatever style of holiday you are searching for, Aphrodite Hills has everything you will need and more. Due to refurbishment taking place on the golf course between 1st June 2017 to 28th February 2018, the course will be operational only with temporary greens which are bookable onsite. For all golf requirements, the resort reservations team can arrange any requested rounds to be pre-booked at the other nearby courses, Secret Valley, Elea Estate or Minthis Hills.

  • 20mins fromPaphos


Our villas in the beautiful, tranquil and traditional village of Argaka offer a touch of rural heaven, and an idyllic setting from which to enjoy the famous Cypriot hospitality and magnificent sunsets. A charming church and small selection of local tavernas are within easy reach, and the nearest secluded beaches are just a short drive away. The nearby resorts of Latchi and Polis offer a busier atmosphere filled with people and local amenities including cafes, shops and restaurants. At the small harbour in nearby Pomos you’ll also find traditional tavernas scattered along the coastline.

  • 1hr 10mins fromPaphos


Set on the island's north west coast, the picturesque fishing village of Latchi lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park. The village offers the ideal place for relaxation with its laid-back lifestyle, whilst quiet shingle beaches stretch along the shore. The coastal road separates the clear blue seas, 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 depart.

  • 1hr fromPaphos

Pissouri Bay

Just a few minutes by car from its sister village of Pissouri, Pissouri Bay is one of the quieter Cypriot beach resorts. The mile-long beach is framed by white cliffs, and leads into beautiful clear waters, ideal for watersports in the summer. After a morning relaxing on the beach or exploring Pissouri village, you can dine on fresh fish at a waterfront taverna, then head to the nearby Aphrodite Hills Holiday Resort for a round of golf.

  • 30mins fromPaphos


This popular holiday resort is located on the southwest coast of the island, The focal point of Kato Paphos, the lower town is the little harbour, with its string of tavernas and cafes. Paphos provides a great choice of evening entertainment as well as some wonderful historical sites. Our villas are situated on the outskirts of the resort just a few hundred meters from a beach and within a short driving distance of the harbour, yet within walking distance of a selection of amenities.

  • 20mins fromPaphos


Polis is an ideal resort to experience a taste of the ‘real Cyprus’. A small, traditional town bursting with Cypriot culture, life here revolves around the main town square with its cafes, fish restaurants, tavernas and small number of shops. The nearest beach is a short distance from the main square, where you’ll find quiet, sandy shores dotted with a small selection of amenities.

  • 1hr fromPaphos


Is an attractive seaside village with fishing harbour, located on the north west coast of Cyprus just along the coast from Polis. An ideal location for those hoping to avoid the main tourist resorts and experience the 'real Cyprus'. Quiet & quaint, with the harbour being the centre of local life, here you can watch fishing boats go out every day and return with laden nets and then dine in the nearby fish taverna. Polis, which offers more facilities, is just a short drive along the breathtaking coastline.

  • 1hr 10mins fromPaphos


Situated on the east side of the island, Protaras is a popular family and beach lovers resort offering everything you could want for your holiday – sun, sea and sand together with a great choice of shops, restaurants and bars. Relax at the famous Fig Tree Bay and enjoy a meal at a beachfront cafe, or head to Konnos Bay for a great range of watersports.

  • 40mins fromLarnaca


Situated on the road from Paphos to Polis, approximately 14 km before the coastal town of Polis is the little village of Miliou. A turning from the main road takes you to the village which is nestled on the Laona plateau and features a traditional taverna.

  • 50mins fromPaphos

St. George

A wonderful spot to relax and unwind, St George has a small, quiet shingle beach and a small selection of traditional Cypriot and fish restaurants. Just up from the bay is a series of natural rock caves, while to the north you’ll find the vast and beautiful nature reserve The Akamas Peninsula.

  • 40mins fromPaphos

Your Cyprus Villa holiday

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Local cuisine in Cyprus

In Cyprus, people like to eat well and at meal times typically enjoy an array of traditional courses. When you choose villas in Cyprus, prepare to slip into this relaxed pace of life with a long, lazy evening meal at a local taverna. Sample traditional Greek meze - an endless flow of Eastern Mediterranean dishes served in one sitting. Visit harbour-side tavernas offering freshly-caught fish, or enjoy a selection of international menus along Cyprus' pretty coastline in popular resorts like Coral Bay. For ultimate relaxation, grill fresh local produce in the comfort of your own Cyprus villa. And don’t forget that there’s always the option of self-catering in Cyprus for your own selection of local cuisines.

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Hints of history in Cyprus

Cyprus has an overwhelming cultural heritage. Wherever you travel on the island you'll find ancient monuments and sites, churches and monasteries depicting over 9,000 years of history. Its open-air museums are filled with relics including a wealth of Greek temples, Roman mosaics and 15th-century frescoes. Among Cyprus' top attractions are its Roman settlements, castle dungeons and old city walls. On your Cyprus villa holidays, a visit to Aphrodite's Rock is a must - just a few kilometres west of Pissouri, it marks the spot where the legendary goddess emerged from the waves.

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Outdoor pursuits in Cyprus

Visitors flock to Cyprus to explore the island's natural splendours, from hiking, windsurfing and sailing, to horse riding at sunset. For a true look at traditional life head to the wonderful rural villages, with their authentic stone-clad houses nestled in the foothills of the mountain. The more adventurous, and those on family Cyprus villa holidays, can explore the island by bike or by boat, take a jeep excursion or play a round of golf at one of Cyprus' three championship golf courses. Small sandy coves offer magnificent snorkelling where you can explore rich underwater sea-life.

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Atmospheric evenings in Cyprus

Traditional town squares play host to local restaurants, shops and bars offering a real taste of Cyprus' culture with live Bouzouki music and dancing. A good selection of tavernas, bars and small nightclubs can be found in the region's larger, more cosmopolitan beachside resorts. Here, you'll be able to dine and dance until the early hours. Why not visit the main resort of Paphos on from our villas in Cyprus and sample the harbours vibrant atmosphere, from local discos to sophisticated night spots.

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Not to be missed...

  • Witness mythological scenes at the spectacular Roman mosaics in Paphos, and explore the island’s eternal collection of archaeological treasures
  • Take a jeep safari into the Troodos Mountains, discover the Kykkos Monastery and visit the highest point on the island at Mount Olympus.
  • Cool off from the sun, or splash around with the kids, at the water park in Paphos.
  • Take a sunset or dinner cruise from Latchi or Paphos harbour to inject some evening glamour.
  • Just a few minutes drive from Coral Bay is Paphos Zoo, home to exotic parrots, toucans, eagles, owls and animals like giraffes, snakes and crocodiles.

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Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 1083 reviews
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9 out of 10


Harpenden Friends
Driving is a doddle!
Weather is fab!
Everyone speaks English!
Flight is relatively long, and Economy-class.
Not much to see, which isn't a bad thing if you just want a guilt-free week to read in guaranteed sunshine.
Small diameter sewerage pipes. (...Just NO NO NO!)
Confirmed stay: 25 September 2016
Published on: 13 October 2016
7 out of 10


Family (the eldest child is at school)
Central to many places.
No air conditioning in living area, route for jeep and motorbike tours, very noisy. Plumbing bad outside from kitchen piping.
Confirmed stay: 04 September 2016
Published on: 16 November 2016
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