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Villa Alexandros Palace is situated in the heart of the historic and pretty village area of Peristerona near Polis in Paphos District, Cyprus. Accessed through iron gates into the extensive private grounds, this impressive stone built villa (with an array of traditional features, and all modern conveniences) has everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday in the Cyprus sunshine.
The villa is spread over 3 levels and has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, (en-suite to master with Jacuzzi bath and king-sized 4 poster bed) and sleeps 10. It has a 8m x 4m private swimming pool with roman steps (can be heated), separate Jacuzzi pool, full air-conditioning, Wi-Fi Internet, TV with Satellite & DVD, dishwasher, washing machine, an open fire (for those cooler winter evenings) large stone built bbq, a pool table and more. The setting is both serene and spectacular with the rolling hills of the nearby villages and the not too distant sea at Latchi giving views you'll remember forever.
Peristerona village centre is just 200m away from Alexandros Palace and where you will find a taste of the ‘real Cyprus’. With its mini-market selling fresh (natural) organic produce, coffee shops and friendly locals, you won’t have to travel far to get the most out of your holiday. The nearby village of Steni (2km) provides a further choice of coffee shop and traditional taverna for dining during the day or in the evening. In nearby Lysos (5km) you will find a well known hotel (Paradisos Hills) with excellent restaurant, a further taverna, and a few other shops. Activities in Lysos include horse riding, clay pigeon shooting and many walks and mountain bike trails for those who like to be active.
Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing citrus-fruit vegetables, cereals, olives and almonds. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri). The church, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, has five domes on the roof arranged in the shape of a cross, a feature only seen on one other church in the island. Peristerona is always a very green village due to the lush vegetation. It all looks particularly special in winter and spring months and is ideal for photographers, artists and those who like to walk and even hike. It is also home to the famous ‘museum of Arsinoe’ showcasing a stunning collection of Byzantine artefacts.
Slightly further afield, you will find further amenities such as supermarkets (3km), pharmacy, petrol station, and the more extensive choice of bars, restaurants, shops etc in Polis (8km). The nearest beach is at Latchi (12km) which is well known as one of the best on the island. You can relax and sun-bathe on the golden sand by the crystal clear waters, sit in the marina and enjoy lunch eating the day’s fresh catch or for the more adventurous there is a great choice of watersports available for all the family.
|DETAILS OF THE INTERIOR|
**Please note that the furnishings in the villa have been recently updated and upgraded and the description is therefore not 100% accurate at this time**
The villa's large wooden double doors lead into a large airy open plan space comprising of seating areas on either side, inside dining area and kitchen. The cool and comfortable lounge is furnished with a large sofa and armchairs in rustic style. A 32’’ LCD TV with Satellite & DVD player occupies one side, whilst at the other the centrepiece is an open log fire for those who wish to take advantage of some daytime sunshine and a cosy evening atmosphere in cooler winter months.
The adjacent dining/breakfasting area is equipped with a sturdy wooden table and ten chairs. The fully equipped kitchen has modern appliances including, large fridge/freezer, oven, gas hob and extractor hood, microwave, coffee maker and many other extras. A very useful kitchenette/ laundry room with washing machine, dishwasher and a further oven and gas hob leads off the kitchen. Doors from the lounge area open out onto the balcony which hosts table and chairs (a perfect place for alfresco dining at any time of day) and on to the beautifully kept enclosed garden and private pool area. The views from the balcony are spectacular and take in the rolling hillsides as well as the Akamas nature reserve and the Sea at Latchi beach. A nice airflow is maintained by keeping the front door and patio doors open at the same time allowing comfortable temperatures even in the height of summer.
Making up the ground floor is a double bedroom with king sized bed. The adjacent bathroom with bath and shower over makes this a self-contained area for those who do not wish to climb stairs. There is one further guest WC on the ground floor to keep the shower room private.
Moving upstairs and you will find a further 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom is a double bedroom with king-sized 4 poster bed. The bedroom further benefits from fitted wardrobes, satellite TV and an en-suite bathroom with Jacuzzi bath.
The second, third and fourth bedrooms on this level are all twin bedrooms and share a bathroom (bath & shower) One of the twins has a TV with Satellite. All upstairs bedrooms have balconies either facing the beautiful countryside and/or the Mediterranean Sea at Latchi.
|DETAILS OF THE EXTERIOR|
The private grounds and beautifully kept pool area of Villa Alexandros Palace in Peristerona are accessed through a set of iron gates that lead down the long private driveway to the underground parking area (parking for at least 3 cars). There is ample parking at the rear and side of the house.
A pool table under the house lets the children (or adults) pass time in the shade. Access from this area can also be gained to a changing area with shower and WC so no need to go into the main area of the house upstairs when spending time by the pool.
Most of the outside areas afford spectacular uninterrupted views of the surrounding valley and hillside as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The pretty flowers, shrubs and large palm trees add to the atmosphere, making it the ideal place for relaxing in the sun or shade.
|''The property was excellent, very spacious and well laid out. Good size of rooms and kept cool with the shutters closed. The location was very peaceful which was just what we were looking for, the local shop was ok for basics but anywhere else we drove. The directions provided were excellent and a perfect route to the villa from the airport. We spent several days out of the two weeks visiting local towns and villages, Polis and Lachi were very nice for an evening meal, with plenty of shops bars and restaurants to choose from. The best (biggest) supermarket in Polis was close enough to the villa for us to frequent. Paphos was a great day out down by the harbor, lots of souvenir shops and interesting also for the children. Very happy with your service.''|
|''First of all happy new year. Holidays went well, villa was fantastic. Many thanks. Bjorn and Family (guests stayed 31st Dec-7th Jan and had heated pool)|
|THE LOCAL AREA|
Villa Alexandros Palace, Peristerona near Polis, Paphos District, Cyprus
Latchi Beach, Sea: 12km to Latchi
Peristerona is a traditional mountain village in Paphos District, Cyprus. It's a picturesque village famous for its efforts to maintain the beauty and the traditions of Cyprus.
Peristerona is primarily an agricultural village producing cereals, olives and almonds with its wonderful climate producing many delightful fruits and vegetables such as cherries, avocado, mango, watermelons, apples, lemons and oranges in abundance. The name Peristerona derives from the Greek word for dove or pigeon (peristeri). The church, St. Barnabas and Hilarion Church, has five domes on the roof arranged in the shape of a cross, a feature only seen on one other church in the island. Peristerona is always a very green village due to the lush vegetation. It all looks particularly special in winter and spring months and is ideal for photographers, artists and those who like to walk and even hike.
In various locations around Peristerona there are many remarkable landmark churches. Ayios Georgios was built in the 13th century where frescoes of Saint Mama can be found and it’s still protected by the antiquities department. Churches such as Panayia Chryselousa constructed at the end of the 15th century with Byzantine and Gothic elements, Profitis Elias, Ayios Constantinos, Ayios Charalambos and the country church of Archangel Michael provide for a unique perspective of the village’s history.
The famous museum of Arsinoe displays an attractive collection of objects from the Byzantine period, including Byzantine icons from the 13th to 19th centuries, as well as wood carved ecclesiastical items, local and imported silver and metal artefacts as well as textiles. Rare books and manuscripts are also on display.
Peristerona is situated between the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and the spectacular mountains of Paphos Forest and the Troodos. Walking in the forests is a delight. Filled with pine trees, fruit and olive trees, wild flowers and herbs and vineyards the air is scented and the views spectacular.
The nearby village of Steni (also steeped in tradition) hosts a coffee shop with wireless internet access and a very good traditional taverna.
Travel a little further into the hills and you will find Lysos, which has a very good horse riding school and is also home to a very good traditional Cyprus taverna, with neighbouring shops and the more widely known Paradisos Hills Hotel which does an excellent Sunday buffet as well as a themed Indian night on a Friday.
Heading back towards the coastline and you will find the small town of Polis. There is plenty of activity to choose from in Polis, whether you wish to dine in one of the many good quality restaurants, have a coffee or lunch in the central square, hire mountain bikes, quad bikes or maybe even a boat!
The nearby Latchi beach is renowned as one of the best in Cyprus and not as crowded as the beaches in and around Paphos itself. Latchi beach is famous for its clear blue sea, soft white sand and a great selection of watersports which are readily available. The watersports available at Latchi include diving, snorkelling, sailing, banana rides and a great deal more. Bring your UK driving licence and you can even hire a boat and explore the Akamas coast from the sea. Drop anchor when you feel like it and swim or snorkel in the warm crystal blue water of the Mediterranean Sea.
For the more adventurous, you can explore the Akamas nature reserve and go all the way round to Lara Beach famous for its turtles and another wonderful unspoilt beach.
You can also venture to the nearby villages of Miliou, Droushia and Panagia or further on to Kathikas with its vineyards and wineries. Other fantastic scenery can be taken in at Cedar Valley and the Troodos mountain range where in winter, you can even ski!
Paphos airport is 40 minutes away by very good quality roads with English road signs. Visit Peristerona (for a taste of the real Cyprus) and you won’t be disappointed.
|LATE AVAILABILITY DISCOUNT||Bookings of 7 nights or more made within 14 days of travelling discounted by 10%|
|LOW OCCUPANCY DISCOUNT||1-4 guests: 20%|
|Only one discount can apply|
|Per property 7 nights *||Quoted in||Approximate equivalent in|
|1 May - 31 May 2013||£850||EUR997|
|1 Jun - 30 Jun 2013||£910||EUR1,067|
|1 Jul - 19 Jul 2013||£995||EUR1,167|
|20 Jul - 31 Aug 2013||£1,100||EUR1,290|
|1 Sep - 30 Sep 2013||£950||EUR1,114|
|1 Oct - 31 Oct 2013||£795||EUR932|
|1 Nov - 23 Dec 2013||£795||EUR932|