Hip Holiday Apartments in Paphos You'll Want to Call Home

Paphos is a great base for exploring the rugged hiking trails, pretty villages and dune-backed beaches of southwest Cyprus
Paphos is a great base for exploring the rugged hiking trails, pretty villages and dune-backed beaches of southwest Cyprus | Courtesy of Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments / Expedia.com
Culture Trip Travel Team

Whether you’re heading to the southwest coast of Cyprus for ancient ruins, Mediterranean boat trips or sandy beaches, these holiday rentals in Paphos provide the perfect reprieve.

With tales and trails dating back to the ancient Greeks, Paphos and its surrounding southwestern stretch of Cyprus has plenty of mystery. So it’s a great place for a rental apartment – putting you close to rugged hiking trails, pretty villages and drives to dune-backed beaches. Here are some of the best places to rent in this storied slice of Cyprus.

1. Apollonia Holiday Apartments

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Apollonia Holiday Apartments outdoor pool with loungers and cypress trees
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A short walk from Paphos’s pretty fishing harbour, as well as two sandy beaches, these simple but comfy apartments are perfect for self-caterers. As well as having nicely equipped kitchens, they come with a welcome pack of tea, coffee, milk, beers, fruit and soft drinks when you book stays of five nights or more. There’s a large shared pool set in gardens and lovely little sun-trap terraces for some rooms, too.

2. Rododafni Beach Apartments

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Rododafni Beach Apartments lounge area in modern style with sea view and tv, sofa and coffee table
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In coastal, villa-packed Chlorakas, these modern, palm-shaded apartments are just steps from the crystalline shallows of the Mediterranean. Along the front of the refreshing outdoor pool is a row of loungers gazing out to sea. Kids love the spacious grounds for playing and swimming, and families fit nicely in the modern, ice-white apartments, with full-sized fridges and ovens made for feeding a clan.

3. Damon Hotel Apartments

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Damon Hotel Apartments kitchen and living area with sofa, art on walls and table
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Close to the malls and mini-marts of Kato Paphos, Kefalos Damon is a sociable cluster of apartments around a courtyard pool, where kids will easily make friends. Apartments are basic but modern, kept cool by their tiled floors; some have corner sofas and decent-sized kitchenettes. The pool, with its bar and terrace, is a pleasant spot to hang out, but if you get bored you can always dip into the facilities at the sister hotel, 10 minutes around the corner.

4. King's Holiday Apartments

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Kings Holiday Apartments funky seat with pool in background at sunset
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In Paphos Town, 20 minutes’ walk from Paphos Beach, this apartment complex has bright, sun-flooded white apartments with kitchenettes and balconies. A family-run operation with hosts who will give you local tips, it’s well placed for Paphos’s ancient ruins, historic mosaics and glorious boat trips around the west coast. There’s a kidney-shaped pool and loungers on a smart patio, too.

5. Valentinos Apartments

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Valentinos Apartments sofa with tile floor and flatscreen
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This modern apartment block has spacious apartments with polished wooden floors and prettily tiled kitchens – a cut above the competition, looks wise. It’s close to Paphos’s Old Town, with historic churches, supermarkets and bakeries all within easy reach. There’s no swimming pool, but there is a nice little lawn for sunbathing, and all rooms have balconies that catch the sun.

6. Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments

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Princessa Vera Hotel Apartments room with light decor, stripe wallpaper, fruit and patio onto the pool
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Just 500m (0.3mi) from sandy Faros Beach, these zesty modern rooms are jazzed up by tangerine armchairs and throws, wide-striped wallpaper and glossy, space-saving wooden units. Downstairs is just as fresh-feeling, with a low-lit, glowing cocktail bar and poolside patio for breakfast. Two large outdoor pools, a sauna and a jacuzzi also showcase the stylish side of Paphos living.

7. Anna Hotel Apartments

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Anna Hotel Apartments Pool View outdoor pool with palms and loungers
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In the Paphos-adjacent village of Kissonerga, russet-tiled Anna apartments have a sizeable pool terrace and a charming little nook of a pool bar, complete with plush cushioned seating. Spotless rooms survey the palms, and it’s run by a family who make you feel warmly welcomed – especially kids, who they love having to stay. Head to nearby Coral Bay for sandy shores and clear shallows.

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