The Best Villas in Paphos, Cyprus

Enjoy snap-worthy sunsets, rooftop terraces and infinity pools with a stay at a chic villa in Paphos, Cyprus
Enjoy snap-worthy sunsets, rooftop terraces and infinity pools with a stay at a chic villa in Paphos, Cyprus | Courtesy of Paradise Cove Luxurious Beach Villas / Expedia
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11 January 2021

Cyprus’s busy harbour city of Paphos is surrounded by tangled forests, gin-clear waters and enough secluded crannies to escape the crowds. From hilltop houses to beachside boltholes, here are the best villas in Paphos for a Mediterranean escape.

Paradise Cove Luxurious Beach Villas

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Location is everything at Paradise Cove, with the best bits of the surrounding sky and sea incorporated into the design of each villa. The result? Clean lines and floor-to-ceiling bedroom windows, allowing you to soak up unobstructed coastline views from the king-sized bed. Breathtaking sunsets are pretty much guaranteed – even in winter, when you can cosy up next to the crackling fire.

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Meltemi Villas, Chloraka

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Meltemi is best at sunrise, when the sun crests the Med like a giant grapefruit wedge, painting the whitewashed stone walls in a glowing pink. Abandon your blue-and-white striped bedroom and clamber over the rocks to Mersini Beach to watch the rays dance over the water. Pack your own coffee – there’s no bar, restaurant or any other soul to be seen.

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Chriseleni Latchi Villas

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Drive north of Paphos, through the foothills of Akamas National Park, and you’ll reach Latchi – a bright little fishing village, filled with cheerfully coloured fishing boats. Chriseleni Villas offer views of them both. The pastel and pine decor is a little dated, but you likely won’t notice as you’ll spend most of your time sunbathing outside by the pool or exploring the cobblestoned streets of nearby village, Polis.

Lithos Holiday Villas, Peyia

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While Coral Bay may not be on your doorstep, its mermaid-blue waves provide an impressive backdrop to each of these hillside villas. Opt for one with an infinity pool (they’ve been designed to look like waves lapping against a sandy shore) or, for true indulgence, book Villa Palati. It comes complete with a Balinese-style daybed, a sunken pool bar and a pair of roof terraces – not to mention the in-house sauna and outdoor jacuzzi.

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  • Azzurro Luxury Holiday Villas

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    Life is blissfully quiet at these hilltop villas, yet the wine bars and water sports of Coral Bay are only 10 minutes away. Tucked in the tiny, photogenic village of St Georges, they are good-looking in their own right with white stone walls, winding blue railings and hand-carved oak furniture. Plus, leaping into the large sunken pool is nothing short of heavenly after spending a day hiking through nearby Avakos Gorge (10 minutes by car).

    Platzia Beach Villas, Kissonerga

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    The road to these terracotta-roofed villas winds through a thicket of banana trees, creating an air of total privacy, disturbed only by the occasional rabbit. The furthest villa from the beach is only 50 metres (165ft) away, so spectacular sea views are a given. Giant windows mean the marble-tiled bedrooms are filled with coral-coloured light at sunset – not that you’d be inside when there are sea-facing sun loungers and first-floor terraces offering equally dazzling vistas.

    Panorama and Oceania Villas, Peyia

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    No expense has been spared in kitting out this pair of glorious villas, poised in the Peyian hilltops. Of the two, Panorama has the better pool – a paint splatter-shaped lagoon set among neatly manicured gardens and crowned with an Insta-worthy decking bridge. While Panorama nails the rustic vibes, Oceania is a vision in glass and steel, featuring a blue-lit rooftop bar and infinity pool slicing down towards the Pikni Forest.

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