Villa Panorama Secret Valley Cyprus
 
  There are numerous activities and attractions available within the vicinity of Paphos and Villa Panorama
   
  Aphrodite Hills Resort    

 

A prime golfing desitination. The award-winning, 18-hole championship course features beautifully manicured fairways, lush greens and pot bunkers with the dazzling blue water of the Mediterranean as a stunning backdrop. Set out over two plateaus with a dramatic 130-metre gorge in between, it’s one of the most spectacular courses you could hope to play. And the par 3 at the 7th will certainly present an unforgettable challenge!

The Golf Pro Shop includes a great selection from all the leading brands to either hire or buy including Ralph Lauren Polo, Hugo Boss, Greg Norman, Taylor Made and Titleist. Golf club hire available via Clubstohire to provide you with the most competitive golf club hire prices in Europe. This service will definitely save you the inconvenience of carrying your clubs through stressful airport terminals, avoid paying excess baggage charges.

The Clubhouse overlooks the 18th green, where you can book a table for a casual lunch or international buffet in the restaurant, or enjoy a glass of wine or beer in the bar. The Village Square is at the heart of everything that happens at Aphrodite Hills. Guests can take advantage of a fabulous range of facilities in a beautiful location that will make any holiday on the resort an absolute pleasure.

The Square boasts a fine selection of restaurants and bars where you can relax, meet with friends, enjoy a meal or have a refreshing drink. All tastes are catered for with a range of cuisine, from traditional Greek, to Italian favourites and even Asian and Oriental venues. With its relaxed atmosphere, the Village Square is the perfect place to meet for a meal after a day on the golf course or at the beach. After dinner, take a seat and watch the world go by or take a stroll yourself around the resort’s shops and boutiques. There is a selection of more than 16 high-quality restaurants and bars that serve sumptuous food throughout the day.

Right at the heart of the resort in the Village Square is the Pirates Corner - over 3,000 square metres of pure pirating fun. Designed for children aged between 3 and 12 years old, the area features themed equipment including a bouncy pirate’s ship, an adventure course, three trampolines and a crazy golf course. With clay painting, jewellery making and T-shirt design activities, it’s non-stop, wear them out by bedtime, entertainment for your young pirates!

The Health club also offers a variety of fitness packages such as Personal Training, Yogaand Fitness classes. There is a joining fee payable.

 
 
 
  Aphrodite Water Park, near Paphos    
  Set within 35,000 sq.m of natural landscaped grounds Aphrodite Water Park Paphos is situated at the far eastern end of the Kato Paphos coastal road. Offering a wide and varied selection of rides, attractions and facilities it offers a fun packed day out for all the family. There is a wave pool, slides such as raging river and a twister slide and kamikazee. Attractions in clude the Lazy river, rafting, super volcano and wet bubble. Making it easy to satisfy everyone there are several eateries, souvenir shops and plenty of places to just relax. There are spacious changing rooms, secure locker rooms and also disabled facilities. Child tickets from €17 and adults €30 - bookable online.  
 

 

 

Kouklia

Boasting glorious sea views, Kouklia village is located on a coastal hill, about a ten minute drive south of Paphos town. While best described as a sleepy little community, it has nevertheless continued to hold a special appeal for a small number of British expatriates who came to Aphrodite’s Isle not only seeking the real Cyprus, but who also have a taste for the island’s history and the occasional game of golf.

This is the nearest village to Villa Panorama (just 4km) and it is built in the area where "Palaipafos" (Old Pafos) - the seat of the kingdom of Pafos stood - one of the most important ancient kingdoms of Cyprus. The entire area is an important archaeological region. Excavations have uncovered, the famous temple of "Aphrodite of Pafos" (Pafia Aphrodite), the remains of the fortification of Palaipafos, and various other artifacts which can be found in the nearby archaeological museum..

Visitors to Kouklia will notice little in the way of holiday villas, large-scale apartment complexes or tourist-orientated souvenir shops, instead they are confronted by a small maze of narrow, well kept streets lined by charming stone-built houses. Kouklia features a few small stores and kiosks, as well as a handful of coffee shops and village-style tavernas offering traditional Cypriot meals and snacks. Make sure you go there for their Cyprus nights!

The village is surrounded by fertile lands abounding with grapevines (wine-making and table grape varieties), all manner of citrus fruits, kiwis, avocados, bananas, apricots, olives, locust beans, legumes, peanuts, and a large variety of vegetables. There are also a large number of cattle farms to be found between Kouklia and the Asprokremnos dam to the North West.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Paphos

Paphos is located on the west coat of the Island and is a popular all year round holiday resort, famous for its fishing harbour with many open-air café's, restaurants and shops. Wherever you look in Paphos you will not be able to escape its past, whether it is historical or mythological, there will always be something to capture your imagination. Some sites of cultural and historical interest to explore in and around Paphos include: Medieval Fort (Paphos Castle) Situated at the end of Paphos harbour, this is a Byzantine Fort built to protect the harbour. Over its history it has been constructed and reconstructed several times and was rebuilt by the Lusignans, dismantled by the Venetians in 1750 and rebuilt by the Ottomans in the 16th century. Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 07.30 - 17.00. The Mosaics Of Paphos Situated near the harbour, the mosaic floors are considered to be amongst the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. They mainly depict scenes from Greek mythology.
Opening hours: Monday - Sunday 07.30 - 17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

Petra Tou Romiou (Aphrodite's Rock) - just 10 minutes drive

This strikingly beautiful spot is 25kms east of Paphos. Legend dictates that Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves on this breathtaking coastline. (A tip: If you drive past the tourist café up the hill and on the bend to the right, there is usually a ice cream van. Park there to enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice and the best toasted sandwiches ever! And while you are enjoying your refreshments just take in the breath taking view of Aphrodite's Rock.)

 

 

     

 

Pissouri

Pissouri Village is one of the most attractive, friendly villages in south-west Cyprus. It is situated in the principal vine growing area with sultana grape vines covering the surrounding countryside. This south-facing village, set high up on the hillside about 305 metres above sea level, commands a magnificent view of 32kms of Mediterranean coastline. To the south and east there are panoramic views of the coast, across vineyards, olive and carob trees and to the north one can see the majestic Troodos Mountains. Pissouri is situated just off the main Paphos to Limassol road.

It has a unique and attractive character loved by all visitors. The Cypriot character has been retained and it is still very much a working village. Visitors can find almost anything they need in the village.

 

 

 

     

 

 

Coral Bay

Coral Bay is a delightful resort situated about 12kms from Paphos. The main road is lined with a fine selection of shops, restaurants banks and bars, allowing you to relax in idyllic surroundings whilst having easy access to all its facilities. The sandy beach with bars, café's, and its shallow waters, make it ideal for children and adults alike due to the wide range of water sports on offer, making it a perfect location to holiday for all the family.

 

 

 

     

 

The Troodos Mountains

Troodos is the biggest mountain range of Cyprus, located in the center of the island. Troodos' highest peak is Mount Olympus at 1,952 meters.

Troodos mountain range stretches across most of the western side of Cyprus. There are many famous mountain resorts, Byzantine monasteries and churches on mountain peaks, and nestling in its valleys and picturesque mountain villages clinging to terraced hill slopes.

There are nine churches and one monastery in Troodos that are counted among UNESCO's World Heritage Sites and several other monasteries, of which the Kykkos monastery is the richest and most famous.

 

 

 

 

 

More things to see and do

Other local attractions
Aquarium
Wineries
Monasteries
Greek temples
Byzantine churches
Archaeological museums
Art Galleries
Waterpark – www.aphroditewaterpark.com
Excursions to Egypt/Israel/Syria/Lebanon
Diving Centre - www.cydive.com
Water sports
Snake Park – www.snakegeorge.com
Bird Park – www.pafosbirdpark.com

Donkey Sanctuary – www.donkeycyprus.com

  and more . . .
Horse riding
Lace village
Potteries
Mini golf
Paintballing – www.dna-paintball.com
Safari trips
Ten Pin Bowling
Go Karting
Fishing
Tennis
Cycling
Hiking/Nature trails
Birdwatching
Fitness Centres
Shooting
Skiing