Fotini

West Cyprus

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Web Ref: 3825

Accommodation

At a glance

  1. Sleeps 8
  2. 2 Double Bedrooms
  3. 2 Twin Bedrooms
  4. 4 Bathrooms
  5. Air Conditioning
  6. WiFi
  7. Beach 11km
  • Ground floor: Living room (A/C, TV, DVD) with French doors to terrace.  Kitchen/diner (A/C, oven, microwave, dishwasher) with French doors to terrace. Cloakroom. Double bedroom (A/C) with en suite bathroom. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and French doors to covered front and side terraces. WiFi.
  • First floor: Principal double bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and French doors to front balcony. Twin bedroom (A/C) with en suite shower room and French doors to side balcony.
  • Outside: Enclosed grounds with dining and sunbathing terraces, in-built barbecue, poolside pergola and outdoor shower, private parking.
  • Private infinity edged swimming pool (12m x 6m) with water cascade into the small pool (irregular shaped, 4m x 3m, uniform depth 0.50m) on lower level.

Without doubt, the pool at Fotini is one of the most striking we have seen and a real highlight for guests staying at this lovely property. The stunning infinity pool, its bright blue tiles a sharp contrast to the surrounding white stone walls, occupies the middle terrace, whilst below, a small, almost circular, pool is an inviting place for children to use (or adults who simply wish to cool their feet!). Linking the two is a rippling cascade of water, background music for a sleepy afternoon under the Cypriot sun. 

On the terrace above the pool area, alfresco dining is catered for, with a wooden pergola providing shade, a barbecue area and direct access into the kitchen/diner.  Traditional in style, the interior features exposed stone walls and wood furniture.  With the bedrooms, all en suite, divided over the two floors, Fotini is a good choice for two families or a group of friends wishing to holiday together.  
 
The rural vistas over the fields and orchards signal Fotini’s countryside setting yet amenities are close by.  The local villages of Skoulli, Steni and Peristerona are all within a 5 minute drive and offer a small selection of traditional tavernas and mini markets.  The bay area around Polis offers a wealth of beaches, including the small ‘Baths of Aphrodite’ beach (16km), Asprokremmos (15km, ideal for long walks) and the sandy beach in Polis (11km) which is equipped with sun loungers and parasols. The capital, Paphos, is under an hour’s drive and well worth a day trip to explore the treasure trove of historical sites found within the city, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.       

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Great Things to Do Near Fotini

Day at the beach

Head down to Polis Chrysochou Bay, where you will find sandy beaches with watersports such as stand-up paddling, windsurfing and diving on offer, as well as boat hire and boat trips.

The Akamas Peninsula

This wild corner of the north west is virtually uninhabited and covered with forests. Ideal for exploring on foot, it is home to many species of wildlife, flora, fauna, birds and butterflies. It is popular with walkers and maps of the walks and nature trails can be obtained from the Tourist Offices in Polis and Paphos.

Polis town

As well as a good range of bars and restaurants to discover, there are charming craft shops to browse in Polis.

Fish of the day

The Polis area is well known for its fresh fish, and many of the restaurants here will feature fish and seafood dishes using the catch brought in to Latchi or one of the other local harbours.

Byzantine museum in Peristerona

This small but interesting museum has a varied collection of icons, woodcarvings, metal craft and embroidery.

In the footsteps of Aphrodite

Paphos is famously the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty, and subsequently a place of pilgrimage for the entire Hellenic world. Aphrodite’s Rock is a massive stone that marks the spot where she emerged from the sea. The Baths of Aphrodite, located between Polis and Cape Arnaouti, are formed by a natural grotto and where she reputedly bathed after her liaisons with Adonis.

Spend a day exploring the Troodos Mountains

There is so much to see here ranging from the ten painted churches, with their stunning medieval frescoes, to the Kykkos Monastery, also the village of Troodos itself from where numerous hiking or cycling trails begin. Or simply exploring the lush forested hillside, often hiding spectacular waterfalls.

Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon

This is a sheltered bay in the Akamas peninsula, whose crystal clear waters are usually warmer than the rest of the area. A variety of boat trips leave from Latchi, and most include a stop off for a refreshing swim.

Lara Bay

One of the most isolated beaches on the island, it is a haven for green and loggerhead turtles to lay their eggs. During the laying season (May – September) the females struggle ashore to lay their eggs and bury them. Volunteers then relocate the eggs to a fenced hatchery, protecting them from predators.  After seven weeks the eggs hatch and the babies make their way to the water.

Paphos

A town of two parts – Kato (Lower) Paphos is the area around the harbour and castle and is the touristy hub with hotels, cafes, bars, shops and from where excursions are sold and boat trips depart.  However, parts of it have Unesco World Heritage status with fine Roman ruins and mosaics as well as Byzantine remains. Ktima Paphos lies 3 kms uphill and features narrow, winding streets around the Turkish Quarter which has been turned into a covered market.  Lovely views of the town below can be enjoyed from the cafes and bars on the edge of this part of town.

Golf, tennis or spa?

The Minthis resort in the hills (about half an hour by car) has an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts for hire, and a wellness spa.

Watch the sun setting

The Western end of Cyprus is perfect for watching this fascinating spectacle. Observing the sky coming alive with fiery crimson and orange hues never fails to please! Two of the most popular places to enjoy it are at Aphrodite’s Rock or Paphos Medieval Castle.

Nearby

Towns

Peristerona 5 mins
Skoulli 5 mins
Polis 10 mins
Paphos 40 mins

Beaches

Polis Municipal Beach 15 mins
Latchi Beach 20 mins

Airports

Paphos 60 mins
Larnaca 120 mins
Times are approximate

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