Kissonerga is very conveniently located – under 10 minutes’ drive to the tourist area of Paphos, even less to the very popular Coral Bay beach. There’s also a regular bus service to both Paphos Harbour and Coral Bay, with a bus stop just 400m from the apartment. From Paphos Harbour you can catch the bus up to the old town and market.
Vardas Beach, which has sun loungers, umbrellas and a very nice beach-side restaurant, is just 500 metres from the apartment.
In Kissonerga village you will find a supermarket, pharmacy and several restaurants – Kambana taverna (just two minutes’ walk from the apartment), Julie’s café/bar, Tweedie’s, The Village Inn and Melios kebab house. And there are many more restaurants and bars within walking distance along the coastal road.
Head into Paphos and stroll along the seafront with its wide selection of restaurants, cafés, bars and shops. Near the harbour, with its medieval castle, is the Paphos Archaeological Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Don’t miss the fabulous mosaics and other ancient monuments including the Tomb of the Kings. Also visit the Church of Agia Kyriaki (St Paul’s Pillar).
There are plenty of boats trips to take from Paphos harbour, whether you’re keen on fishing or just want to relax and sunbathe as you take in the view of the coastline. Walkers will enjoy the Paphos coastal path – set off from the castle and you can walk for miles, taking in the dramatic coastline and beautiful blue sea.
Hiring a car is recommended for those who want to explore all that the wonderful island of Cyprus has to offer. Nearby places to visit are the fishing port of Agios Georgios, the Agios Neophytos monastery and the monastery cat park (in Tala, just 3km from Kissonerga), the artists’ village of Lemba (the next village along from Kissonerga), and the wineries in the hills above Paphos, including Kolios Winery.
Further afield, head to Polis, Latchi and the Baths of Aphrodite. A drive up to the pineclad Troodos Mountains is recommended – scenic villages include Lania, Omodos and Kakopetria. A jeep safari of the Akamas Peninsula is great fun too.
And don’t miss lunch at Viklari (The Last Castle) in Peyia, near the Avakas Gorge, where you can sit at stone tables and feast on barbecued chicken and pork, jumbo chips and village salad, while taking in the amazing views.