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.
Sun and sea, wonderful resorts and even better landscapes, plus an abundance of Blue Flag beaches - Cyprus has something for everyone. Villas in Cyprus can be a relaxing retreat or a base for exploration. The choice is yours, but have no doubt there’s a whole world on your doorstep.
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.
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.
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 shingle coves offer magnificent snorkelling where you can explore rich underwater sea-life.
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 from one of our villas in Cyprus and sample the harbours vibrant atmosphere, from local discos to sophisticated night spots.
Cyprus Holidays - Points of Interest
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.
Coral Bay is a popular resort with all the essentials of a perfect summer holiday. You'll love the choice of lively bars and restaurants offering a great range of tasty Cypriot and international cuisine.
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.
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.
Set on the island's North West coast, the picturesque fishing village of Latchi lies on the edge of the beautiful Akamas National Park offering the ideal place for relaxation with its laid-back lifestyle.
Polis is ideal for experiencing a taste of the ‘real Cyprus’. A small, traditional town bursting with Cypriot culture, life here revolves around the main square with its cafes, fish restaurants and tavernas.
Set on a hillside with fabulous views of the coast, this charming Cypriot village is steeped in character. Pissouri is a maze of narrow streets, featuring pretty stone-built houses with picturesque vineyards all around.
Pomos 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 experience the 'real Cyprus'.
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James Recommends - Cyprus villas
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