Paphos (or Pafos, as it is officially now called) is a terrific location for a villa holiday in Cyprus, as you get two towns for the price of one! Kato Paphos is the lively part of town down by the harbour, home to the amazing Roman mosaics, while Ktima Paphos is the Byzantine old town, up the hill.
Choose a rental villa in the centre of Kato Paphos, and you'll be in the heart of lively, modern Pafos, with its shops, restaurants and nightlife. Yet you're also just a short walk from ancient history, including Roman villas, ancient Turkish baths, not to mention a classic castle overlooking a picture-perfect harbour, where fishing boats still bob on the waves.
With a Cyprus holiday villa in Kato Pafos, you can easily explore on foot, and not worry about parking your Cyprus hire car in town. Start early at the Roman mosaic park to wander around the ruined Roman villas with their ultra expensive mosaic floors, designed to impress their neighbours! Then, climb the castle for great views over the town and out to sea, before lunch at a harbourside restaurant. Eat at The Pelican restaurant, and you'll probably meet two of these enormous birds dropping in for their midday snack too...
After lunch, stroll along the seafront boulevard Leoforos Posidhonos, and you'll find everything you need for a great day beside the sea, including the small Municipal Beach. However, choose an Amy Villas Paphos villa for rent with pool, and you can relax in the sun all day and never have to battle for sunlounger space!
If you don't want to cook in the evening at your Cyprus rental villa, take a taxi uphill to the centre of old Ktima Paphos, to enjoy a superb meze at the Seven St Georges tavern, followed by home-made liqueurs to finish this authentic Cypriot meal! Or simply explore the streets set back from the Kato Paphos coast road for great value seafood restaurants and family-run tavernas.
There are plenty of small supermarkets in Kato Paphos, so you can stock your Cyprus holiday villa fridge will everything your family likes, from glistening black Greek olives and creamy Greek yoghurt, to cooling beer and local wine.
With an Amy Villas hire car, you are free to explore the areas beyond Pafos town from your Cyprus rental villa. Head west and you'll pass the atmospheric Tombs of the Kings, whose elegant columns are carved from solid rock. Then, drive on to one of the best beaches in Cyprus, Coral Bay, where the sparkling Mediterranean Sea laps over half a kilometre of golden sand in a sheltered bay. Further back into the hills, local winemakers offer free wine tastings in their vineyards, so you can stock up for evenings at home in your Pafos rental villa.
Paphos really does have something for everyone for perfect villa holidays in Cyprus. Kids will adore a day at the Paphos Aphrodite Waterpark with its Kamakazi waterslide. Keen scuba divers can explore over 40 Pafos dives sites, including the old Roman harbour wall lying just 6 metres underwater, ideal for beginners. You can watch rare loggerhead turtles hatch during the season at Lara Bay (beyond Coral Bay), or get up close with alligators at the Paphos Aquarium.
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