Paphos Beach Walking distance to main Paphos Harbour (around 10-15 minutes) regular buses to Harbour and market, bus stops around corner from complex. Coral Bay a must with spectacular golden sandy beach, easily accessible by local buses (fixed price regardless of distance). Visit Polis beach a fantastic day trip out, accessed through a eucalyptus wood and emerging at a stunning beach with golden sands and fabulous views along the coast. Sunbeds abound with a beach restaurant good food. Golf Skiing Special interest holidays Travel Distances Further details Tala Sunset NATURE HOLIDAYS:-
For the golf fanatic, there are nearby, 3 championship Par 72 golf courses all available for non-members to play, recommend to book in advance!
Tsada golf course set in the grounds of a 12th century monastery, facilities include clubhouse, locker rooms, sauna, swimming pool, pro-shop, restaurant bar, golf academy, driving range and putting green - 18 holes, par 72, 6060m
Extensive course for the golf professional.
Aphrodite Hills is a well planned and competitive course carved out of carob and olive groves on 2 high plateaux divided by a ravine. All but a few holes enjoy superb sea views. 18 holes, par 71, 6299m, for an enjoyable round or 2.
The Secret Valley Golf Club is located 18km east of Paphos and lies in a scenic valley surrounded by trees and beautiful rock formations. Facilities include clubhouse, locker rooms, pro-shop, restaurant bar, golf academy, driving range and putting green. 18 holes, par 72, 6120m, then back to the 19th hole!
The Troodos mountains are accessible by car a 30-40 minute car drive, with snow January to March. How about skiing in the morning and Scuba diving in the afternoon? Mount Olympus rises 1951 metres above sea level and in season the village of Troodos comes alive as the deep snow attracts many skiers enjoying schussing down the piste. Back down at sea level feel free to hire out your own aqualung and goggles!
Spectacular views and well worth a visit any time of the year!
Troodos is more than just skiing of course. Pine forests herald the entrance to peaceful rambles, picnic sites, bird life and tranquility. Swooping mountain roads with spectacular vistas at every turn, camera a must! Every village in the Mountains is different from each other have to experience every single one to get a true taste of life in the uplands. Turtle hatchery at Lara Bay on Akamas Peninsula is for the Naturalist, one of the few green Turtle sanctuaries in the Mediterranean.
Photographers - spectacular sea and Mountain views throughout the district plus wildlife, flora and fauna.
Scuba diving, jet skis, surfing parascending, speedboats/power boat rides for all Watersports enthusiasts. There are too many special interests - take your pick!
Nearest airport Paphos 15-20 mins drive away. Larnaca airport 50-60 mins drive. Cheap flights to Paphos available from all low cost airlines. car hire is easily available either at airport to pickup, or to rent during stay (drive on left remember!) worth for a few days to explore the island, not essential but recommended for exploits further afield.
Please note airport transport can be arranged through us for a more personalised service.
Tombs of the Kings area has archaeological ruins (2km). Fabulous bird park everything from giraffes, monkeys, camels, snakes to parrots/owl show (5km). Peyia is just up the coast spectacular views (10km). Coral Bay fantastic golden beach + views, plenty of bars & restaurants to cover all tastes (8km). All travelable on local bus for one set price. Car hire is very worth using for a few days to see areas like the Akamas Peninsula, Aphrodite's Rock, Polis beach, Troodos Mountains, Pissouri etc.
Apartment is near bars and restaurants, one way is the designer shops, banks and shopping areas, the other way is down to the harbour with boats, yachts and market area. There are nearby all the shops you would ever need from souvenir, to supermarkets, restaurants and the famous 'fruit market'.
For the party animals Kato Paphos if not Ayia Napa, however it does possess its own Bar Street to suit all ages. If you like big screen Sky Sports with native English owners, Irish Bars, fun pubs, its all here. However in some bars you will come across traditional Cypriot folk music and dancing all ages can join in, but the Potiri dance is reserved for the Cypriot experts. You try dancing with 50 glasses on your head!
For people of all ages of course, there is also the famous Water Park in Paphos a favourite day out with slides, waves, sliding hills, water rings, gentle drops down to the water below to more spectacular cascades. Great family day out!
For the photographer there are the breathtaking views from Peyia village, Aphrodite rocks and all along the coastal walk which stretches northwards from Kato Paphos.
There are plenty of choices, quiet areas and parks to stroll in, beaches to dip your feet or swim, zoos to see all the birds and animals, water parks, views from Peyia village, Coral Bay with golden sands, Polis beach, Tombs of the Kings to see all the historical sites, golf courses to play on, cheap and friendly buses to get around, reasonable car hire to explore further afield and all this with marvellous sun sun sun hottest times being June - Sept., pleasant around April/May and October, moderate in Jan - Mar, Nov-Dec.
Food very reasonably priced vast selection, beaches nearby and beyond, zoo, water park, golf, boat trips, glass-bottomed, hire and diving. Spectacular scenery, markets and harbour.
Walking distance to main Paphos Harbour (around 10-15 minutes) regular buses to Harbour and market, bus stops around corner from complex. Coral Bay a must with spectacular golden sandy beach, easily accessible by local buses (fixed price regardless of distance). Visit Polis beach a fantastic day trip out, accessed through a eucalyptus wood and emerging at a stunning beach with golden sands and fabulous views along the coast. Sunbeds abound with a beach restaurant good food.
Special interest holidays
Paphos Nature Holidays
Nature spotting and indeed bird watching come high on the agenda here in Paphos and there is an enormous list of birds to view.For those who don’t know, Cyprus is on the migratory path between Europe, Asia, and Africa and therefore you will see flocks of birds during migration season.Some of the birds you can hope to see during spring migration include storks, cranes, larks, wagtails, and swallows.In autumn there are a large number of raptors just waiting to be spotted.
Cyprus is renowned for its unique and rare plant life and there are many rare endemic plants including the Cyprus orchid. A nature holiday in Paphos is a great way to become familiar with these rare plants and you are bound to see such beauties as the tulip, crocus, and the Cyprus orchid in its many colors. There are also a large range of wild anemones which can be seen during spring. Plant life is everywhere in Paphos and if you enjoy them you are sure to find Paphos is your botanist paradise.
The sandy beaches of Cyprus and in particular the Akamas peninsula are very important breeding grounds. These beaches are the breeding places for the green and loggerhead turtles and many are protected. It is thanks to this protection that the numbers of turtles have greatly increased. If you are interested in seeing these beautiful creatures a trip to turtle beach is a must.
As you can see a nature holiday in Paphos has much to offer, all that's left now if for you to decide exactly what you want your nature holiday to involve.