Coral Bay - Paphos, Cyprus
SANTAMARINA luxury villa is centrally located just off the coastal road between Kissonerga and Coral Bay near the Mavrokolympos Dam.
Coral Bay beach is approximately 2 kilometres away whilst the harbour area of Paphos is approximately 8 kilometres away. Although car hire is highly recommended, there is a bus service that connects Kissonerga, Coral Bay, Coral Bay Beach and Paphos town.
Kissonerga produces citrus fruits and olives and most well known for the cultivation of banana plantations. Loosely separated into two communities, the coastal area of Kissonerga features several hotels, a couple of mini-markets, and a small selection of eating places covering everything from meze style dining to dishes with a more international flavour. The main beach for the Kissonerga area is the small sandy cove at Vardas Beach which is great for swimming, sunbathing and snorkeling. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for rent and a small selection of watersports are available in the summer months. Set approximately 2 kilometres inland is the residential village with a bank, chemist, two coffee shops, a small high class restaurant and a popular bar where you will find British & locals alike.
Coral Bay is the well known beach resort for the Paphos district. This family oriented area has become a lively resort with plenty to offer in terms of amenities and activities. The resort boasts two sandy beaches, the busier of the two being the popular Coral Bay Beach, a sandy horseshoe shaped bay honoured with a Blue Flag of the European Union. Sunbeds and umbrellas are available for hire, watersports are on offer and there are two beach cafés providing refreshments. A little further along the coast is the quieter of the two beaches at Corallia Bay. Continue still further along the coast and you reach the natural rock caves of the area known locally as Sea Caves, an area which provides ideal snorkelling territory and is popular with local scuba diving schools.
Paphos Town once the capital of the island is now included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage. The remains of villas, palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the town is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The well preserved mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings are probably the biggest cultural draw with further archaeological discoveries continually being made. Pano Paphos on the cliff is the main administrative centre and residential district and Kato Paphos, by the sea, built around the harbour and medieval port is the main tourist area.
For the nature lovers, The Akamas Peninsula is also in close driving distance. A 4WD is necessary to explore this beautiful protected nature reserve with some of the islands best beaches and unforgettable sunsets.
Exploring Coral Bay, Paphos and everywhere in between, increases the list of available activities and attractions to include mini golf, watersports, go-karting, horse riding, a snooker hall, bowling alley, heritage sites, modern shopping facilities, a waterpark and the Paphos Zoo.
There are 4 golf courses; MiNTHiS HILLS (Tsada Village) Golf Course, Secret Valley Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf Course and Elea Golf Course all within approximately a 30 minute drive.