Holidays in Paphos Cyprus
A big welcome awaits you and your families to the romantic Island of Cyprus for your all year round sunshine holidays and short
summer vacations. Here on our website we will offer you a reliable easy to
view, cheap rentals and a booking service for
your villa holiday accommodation. with large swimming pool for your self catering
The island of Cyprus is situated in the Mediterranean sea, south of Turkey
coast and is the third largest island in the Mediterranean.
National languages spoken here on the island of Cyprus are Greek, Cypriot, English in the Republic of Cyprus
and Turkish in the occupied North of Cyprus. Paphos is
due south of Nicosia and Limassol, a very popular holiday resort for your
all year round sunshine holidays in rentable holiday villas having its own
swimming pool. So, grab your maps, arrange your hire car rentals and enjoy the ancient
ruins and historic sites of Cyprus, exploring this wonderful romantic holiday Island which some
people still call "The Playground to the Gods".
Villa holidays in
Paphos Cyprus where you will find the Greek Goddess of love named Aphrodite, who rose from the
Mediterranean sea at Petra Tou Romiou, a short drive from the villa. The romantic notion not lost on the many
couples who take in the Paphos Weddings services offered locally and
honeymoon in this enchanting part of Paphos to swim around the Rock of Aphrodite
in the name of love.
Whether you are single, a senior couple, a group of friends or relations, you all will find something of interest and enjoy your villa holidays in sunny Paphos.
Villa Rentals with Swimming Pool in Paphos
Search for your "villa rental with private pool for holidays
in Paphos" to rent your own villa with its own swimming pool, renting and booking direct from the
villa owners. No hotels holiday reps tempting you to pay for those days out, those coach trips or nights out to local taverns that you do not really wish to
You are the boss, totally in control when taking your self catering holidays in a private villa rented
direct from the owners. Self catering villas have so much to offer the holiday-makers,
old and young alike. From villa locations in rural peaceful surroundings and local tranquil villages to ancient historic and lively coastal resorts
such as Polis, Coral Bay, Pissouri and of course Paphos. Holidays
in villas can be found to suit your every requirement, showing you a location where all these different aspects can be enjoyed without having to go much further than your own villa front door.
Just a short drive from our villa Deretcia you are able to visit
many tourist and ancient sites. Here we offer you a selection that
should meet most family activities whilst on holiday in Cyprus..
Golf Clubs in Cyprus
Eléa Golf Club
Created by Sir Nick Faldo designed
this18-hole layout commands a striking location with fantastic views
over the shimmering Mediterranean Sea. It has been meticulously
crafted through rolling countryside and features imposing weathered
outcrops of limestone and mature carob and olive trees that offer a
unique character across the golf course.
Minthis Hills Golf Club
Designed by Donald Steel, Tsada Golf Club, now known as Minthis Hills Golf Club
and Restaurant nestles among vineyards next to a 12th century monastery.
It is situated 20km from Paphos and a short drive from our villa Deretcia overlooking the
Mediterranean and cooled by gentle sea
breezes in the summer. Minthis Hills offers a challenging and
enjoyable round of golf in beautiful surroundings and an excellent
clubhouse with first class facilities
Aphrodite Hills Golf Club
Opened in October 2002 the Aphrodite Hills is a superb golf clubs and course,
built to PGA championship standard. Designed by Cabell Robinson, the
course is built on two plateaux, separated by a dramatic ravine and
enjoys spectacular views of the sea and coast. The mix is perfect,
with pot bunkers, generous fairways and large tiered greens.
Situated just 20 minutes from Paphos seafront
Paphos District Region
Paphos region has many local villages to visit when holidaying in Cyprus. Some villages have become modernised.
Some are still the quaint Cypriot old style and daily routine ways of life.
Koloni - Geroskpiou - Emba - Chloraka - Lemba - Kissonerga - Peyia - Timi - Anarita - Mandria - Kouklia - Secret Valley - Aphrodite Hills - Pissouri -
Marathounda - Armou - Episkopi - Mesa Chorio - Mesogi - Tremithousa - Tsada - Koili - Polemi - Drousia - Kathikas
- Polis - Latchi
Places to visit when in the Paphos Region
Capital of the West and positively teeming with history is where you will find the seaside resort of Paphos and the site of the island's second international airport. The
seaside resort has as its focal point a
charming fishing harbour by Paphos Fort, lined with open-air cafés and taverns
that serve a tempting menu of the day's fresh catch.
Petra Tou Romiou, the Venus Rock - Baths of Aphrodite in Polis and the Fontana Amorosa,
the fountain of love. Kouklia is where the remains of the Goddess
Aphrodite earliest Sanctuary.
Paphos harbour is where you will find the remains of Roman villas
and themosaic floors of Dionysos, Orpheus, Aion, and
the Villa of Theseus. The wide range of these beautiful designs can be seen in the Villa of Dionysos where
nearly 5,985 sq.ft of area consisting of 14 rooms are covered with the mosaics. House of Dionysos, House of
Theseus and House of Aion. The mosaic floors of these noblemen's villas dating from the 3rd to the
5th century AD are considered among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.
is situated near the new Paphos Lighthouse. Built in the second century, the Odeon is made of pure limestone. Today it is used to stage musical and
live performances. The structure is semi circular in shape with 12 rows of seats. To the south of the Odeon are the remains of the Roman temple of Asclepius,
God of Medicine and to the north are remains of ancient town walls.
is found in the village of Kouklia. Erected in 1500 BC, idols and coins related to Aphrodite dating back to 3800 BC have been found at the site.
Tomb of the Kings
As the name suggests, but no kings were buried here. It was actually the
resting place of around 100 Ptolemaic wealthy aristocrats who died in
Paphos between 3B.C. and 3A.D. Located in the northwest of Paphos, just
before the harbour. Spread over a vast area, these impressive underground tombs date back to the 4th century BC.
and are carved out of solid rock with some being decorated with Doric
pillars. High officials rather than Kings were buried here, but the magnificence of the tombs gave the locality its name.
Troodos Mountains is a medium drive from Paphos and
the villa Deretcia offering superb scenery for the serious walker and general tourist alike.
You can ski on the snow slopes in the morning and then
soak up the Cyprus sun in the afternoon during winter months. This impressive mountain range stretches across the centre of Cyprus
and reaches up to 1.952 meters at Chionistra, the highest point of the Troodos at Mount Olympus.