Villa Athena Private pool Jacuzzi free internet
From $890 / week
Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Villa Athena, South Cyprus. We would like to offer this new 3 bedroom peyiavilla fully air conditioned with panoramic Views set into the hillside of Peyia in a picturesque area known as (Where the Gods Live) with Mountain Views at the back and sea in the front. The villa is located at almost the highest point and has truly one of the best unobstructed panoramic views of the beautiful blue Mediterranean and the Coral Bay area you can even see Paphos in the distance. The sandy award winning beach of Coral Bay is only a five minute drive away and the nearest shops and taverns' are in Peyia Village which is only a 3 minute drive away. The historic ...Read more
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Villa Athena Private pool Jacuzzi free internet Peyia, Paphos, Cyprus
Additional Location Information
The original Peyia village was a small, stone built community of farmers whose crops were mainly bananas and oranges. Over the last 20 years Peyia has grown in strength to be the Municipality of Peyia, governing the area from Akamas Peninsular in the west to the edges of Paphos on the east side. Paphos is only 15 minutes by road from Peyia village and Coral Bay resort is only a few minutes drive away.
Popular area of Peyia include the Sea Caves which are cracks' and joints in the strata of the chalky rocks that the waves have opened over time to created a labyrinth of caves. Until recently the caves were home to seals. Further north-west from Peyia Agios Georgios with a small settlement of cafes, restaurants and a few isolated dwellings. There is a fishing shelter and a few colourful fishing boats .
Coral Bay which is known as the Beverly Hills of Cyprus is a relatively small resort, but has plenty of bars, restaurants, shops and banks etc. It has the best sandy award winning beach in the Paphos area known locally as Corallia beach, which is ideal for swimming and water sports or just soaking up the sun and relaxing at one of the friendly bars
Polis and Latchi are about a fifteen minute drive from the villa Polis is where Aphrodite bathed here with Adonis.
Paphos has a pretty harbour where one can still see the ancient Roman breakwater. Around the harbour are many taverns and bars. There are many archaeological remains such as the House of Dionysos which has a fine mosaic floor. There are several old Greek churches, and The Tombs of the Kings, which are ancient burial places, are just outside the town. Sub-aqua diving is available from several companies along the sea front.
Golf can be played at Aphrodite Hills golf course this is approx 1hr away the course features the following.
18 holes, Par 71/70, 6232 metres. Carved out of groves of carob and olive trees on two high plateaux divided by a ravine; the championship standard course opened in October 2002 overlooks the Mediterranean with all but a few holes, enjoying superb sea views. There's double ended 350 metre practice range, also offering 4 target greens with accompanying bunkers. For those who only have time for a short practice round, there are 3 academy holes (1 Par3, and 2 Par4). On hand are 2 resident professional golf instructors.
Last but not least the 19th hole has a superb clubhouse with pro shop, restaurant and bar overlooking 18th hole.
See (website: hidden) (website: hidden) for more details. Also there are two non-member 18-hole championship golf courses both in the Paphos area - the Tsada Golf club, part of the historic Stavros tis Minthis monastery, and the Secret Valley Golf club.
Places to visit
Pachyammos Beach – Blue Flag
Pachyammos Bay has a narrow sandy beach with a very few rocks.
It is situated in the Pafos (Paphos) tourist area, in front of the hotels by Poseidonos Avenue.
Well signposted, the beach is accessible by bus, car, motorbike and bicycle.
From June 1st to October 15th, water sports, sun beds and umbrellas are on hire on site.
Accommodation facilities, bars, restaurants and telephones are also available nearby.
The quality of the water is tested frequently and the beachfront is cleaned every day.
Lifeguards are on duty with lifesaving equipment from 11:00 to 17:30 hours during the bathing season.
Coral Bay is famed for having one of the most beautiful sandy beaches on the island, and with its sparkling clear waters, safe swimming and sport facilities, it’s not surprising that it’s a favourite with tourists and locals alike.
Close by you can find shops, supermarkets, and also restaurants and taverns which serve fresh fish and Cyprus delicacies.
Lara Bay is a beautiful remote area with one of the best beaches on the island although the dirt track is quite poor, and it’s advisable to go with a jeep type vehicle, it’s worth it because here some of the finest scenery on the island can be found.
Famed for its turtle hatchery where loggerhead and greenback turtles lay their eggs, one of the few places in the Mediterranean where they can still be found, Lara Bay is also home to the Mediterranean monk seal, another very rare species.
Beyond the turtle hatchery, the most beautiful beaches with white sand and clear waters can be found, The ideal way to reach the beautiful bay is to get a boat from Paphos to Lara Bay so visitors avoid the difficult and time-consuming road trip.
Latchi is a small fishing village located on the northern coast of the island. Before becoming known as a tourist area, it was a sponge diving area, until sponge supplies run out.
On Latchi’s pebble beach many tourists and locals alike get their suntan and enjoy a swim but swimmers should be careful because the water suddenly deepens, which is perfect for the water sports and scuba diving that are very popular in the area.
There are many coffee shops and traditional little tavernas that specialise in seafood close to the beach.
Panayia Chrysopolitissa Church
The church of Panayia Chrysopolitissa was built in the 13th century over the ruins of the largest Byzantine basilica on the island.
From the compound you can see St Paul’s Pillar, where it’s said that Saint Paul was flogged at some time before Roman Governor Sergius Paulus converted to Christianity.
Panagia tou Sinti Monastery – Pentalia, Paphos
It is an abandoned monastery on the banks of the Xeros River.
The central nave of the monastery, dating to the 16th century is in good condition and is considered one of the most important buildings of the Venetian period.
In 1977 it received the Europa Nostra award for the restoration and conservation work carried out on it.
Ayios Neophytos Monastery (5.5 miles) north of Paphos
It was founded at the end of the 12th century by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neophytos.
The Egkleistra, an enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit, contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th century.
In the monastery church which contains some of the most beautiful icons of the Post-Byzantine period of the 16th century is a very interesting ecclesiastical museum.
More About This Location
Nearest airport: Paphos, 20 miles
Car is recommended