Cyprus on the Mediterranean has a favorable, mild climate, beautiful beaches, and picturesque landscapes. Paphos, on the western side of the island, is one of the most picturesque regions of Cyprus. It is famous for its ancient history and numerous attractions.
All of this will be yours when you buy your own home in Paphos or rent a house for the summer. The cost will depend on the location and quality of the housing. However, no matter where you buy or rent, it will be difficult to find a property at a cheap price. At the same time, there is always the chance that you can negotiate to reduce the price. As a result, you may get a deal on favorable terms.
The Best Place to Stay in Paphos
This is the seafront of Paphos and the city’s main residential area. It is close to the harbor. This neighborhood has a resort ambience, thanks to the many bars, restaurants, taverns, cafes, and the souvenir shops. A promenade stretches along the beach area. You will find hotels that go up to the coastal village of Geroskipou. The Archaeological Park of Paphos, lighthouse, and the Tombs of the Kings are also located here.
This residential district is located in the northeast of Kato Paphos. It is between the Spirou Kyprianou Avenue and the Europe Avenue, which separates the city from Geroskipou. This is a compact area with many apartment complexes, most of which were constructed between 2000 and 2012.
Universal is suitable for those who do not need to go to the beach area regularly. Stay here if you prefer a quiet and calm neighborhood that is close to the center of Paphos. You will find developed infrastructure and many entertainment options here.
Pano Paphos – The Old Town and Exo Vrysi
The city hall buildings and the Ethnographic and Archaeological Museums are located here. Paphos was declared as the European Capital of Culture for 2017. Since then, major renovation and restoration works have been carried out in the Old Town neighborhoods. Roadway and sidewalks were paved. Modern lighting was installed. The landscaping was improved. As a result, these quarters now look much more attractive. There are many shops, salons, cafes, and restaurants. The city theater Attikon has been reconstructed and is operating.
Tombs of the Kings
Close to the harbor, this quarter stretches along the coastline in a western direction, going from the Kings Avenue Mall to the Aspire Private British School. It looks a lot like Kato Paphos. There are many shopping centers, karaoke bars, souvenir shops and real estate offices.
On the promenade from Cape Foros to the Tombs of the Kings, you will find a Blue Flag sandy municipal beach. In the Venus Beach Hotel area, you will find a recently reconstructed beach with breakwaters that prevents ebb currents. Part of this coast is occupied by an ancient acropolis, which is popular with tourists.
Melanos & Moutallos
Melanos is close to the Tombs of the Kings. This residential quarter is popular with the British, and more recently with wealthy Chinese. It is a suburb of Chloraka. The residential complexes and private residences are built on a gentle slope. You will get a beautiful sea panorama from many houses here. However, you won’t find any well-maintained beach within walking distance. Many houses have swimming pools.
If you prefer, you can always drive a car for 10-15 minutes and reach the sandy beaches of Peyia and Geroskipou.
Anavargos & Vasiliko
These residential areas are close to the Limassol-Paphos expressway and the Paphos Central State Hospital. You can’t walk to the sea from here as they are quite far away – the popular beaches are at least 10-15 minutes by car. They are not resort areas. Most of the buildings are modern, low-rise residential complexes. But, you will also find many private houses and villas.
There is everything you need for a comfortable life, such as many good shops, entertainment centers, gyms, many restaurants, the Stelios Kyriakides stadium, the Post Office and the central office of the Electric Company. To some extent, these areas can be called a medical cluster because apart from the Central Hospital, there is also the Evangelismos Hospital, Blue Cross Medical Center and many small private clinics.
Coral Bay in Peyia is an impressive residential area of Paphos. This is the most British town on the coast as half of the population here are from the UK. Church of St. George is a beautiful sight. The Paphos Zoo is close. Sometimes called the Bird Park, it started as a private collection of birds, but has now turned into a full-fledged zoo. But you will still find plenty of birds here, and the main entertainment is the show of owls and parrots.
Coral Bay has many Blue Flag beaches. The most famous of them is Coral Bay itself. It is wide, clean, and has almost no waves. So, it is ideal for families with children. It also has a diving center. There is a diving site nearby. On the beach, you will find areas for volleyball and sports equipment rentals. There is a large parking area nearby.
Laoura beach is also very close. It is next to the pier, so you can rent a boat or speedboat. Almost on the beach, on the shore, you will find the excavation site of an ancient city.
Villas in Paphos
Almost all real estate, both apartments and villas in Paphos, are made of good quality construction materials. So, you will hardly find a poor quality building.
To rent a house in Paphos, Cyprus, you need to first find a good property and then look closely at your agreement with the landlord. It should not terminate unexpectedly. We recommend renting a villa in Cyprus on the Cyprus Villas website – this is a reliable platform where you will find a large selection of diverse accommodation options. Just fill out the booking form to proceed.
The website contains 2500 villa rentals on the island. You can rent a villa, an apartment, house, and even a bungalow in Cyprus close to the beach. There are various properties in different styles, locations, and budget.
Many beaches in Paphos have been awarded the EU Blue Flag for environmental cleanliness and infrastructure. Most of them are municipal beaches. You can rent a sun bed and umbrella.
This modern 2-storey villa north of Paphos is a part of a row house complex. It has wide open areas and a luxuriously furnished interior. This is a very good holiday villa in Cyprus for a group of up to 6 people.
It is located in a luxurious residential area, on a quiet and prestigious road, just one lane from the sea. Villa Margo is close to restaurants, cafes, and bars. There are also shops and supermarkets nearby. St. George’s Beach is just 700 meters away. Many tourist attractions are nearby.
This private 2-bedroom home is located on the Aphrodite Hills Golf Course, which is one of the most prestigious residential communities on the island. Both bedrooms are en suite and air conditioned. This holiday villa for rent has a private swimming pool, which is heated in winter. It is set in manicured gardens overlooking the Aphrodite Hills golf courses.
Sun loungers are located at one end of the pool. There is also a small outdoor dining area on the private outdoor terrace. The interiors are chic and well decorated.
Marbella is a luxurious 3-bedroom villa for rent close to the Mediterranean Sea in Paphos. This holiday villa can be your home away from home while you are in Cyprus. It offers luxurious accommodation with modern amenities for a comfortable stay on the island. It is set on a 250 square meter area with a private pool, large garden, terrace, outdoor/indoor dining area, well-equipped kitchen and living room.