The village of Emba lies just 2km from the famous holiday resort of Paphos on Cyprus’ west coast. The village is still wonderfully underdeveloped, yet has all the amenities you could need for a wonderful self catering holiday in Cyprus. The village affords its visitors magnificent views over both the Mediterranean and the mountains, and it is hard to beat a relaxing evening sitting on your private balcony sipping a glass of Cypriot wine.
A holiday villa in Emba is the ideal place to take advantage of the stunning sandy beaches of Paphos and Coral Bay yet live in peace, seemingly miles from the tourist crowds the area can attract. Coral Bay is just a 5 minute drive from the beach, meaning you can come and go as you please, popping home for a bite of lunch or a quick siesta. If you would like to enjoy a little more activity during your holiday, the clear waters of the Mediterranean here are perfect for snorkelling or scuba diving, with dive centres offering everything for beginners and experts alike.
Aphrodite’s Rock is also very close by, which has been a sight of pilgrimage for many centuries for those with an interest in the Greek goddess of love, and the vast range of archaeological treasures discovered throughout the region, from the Tombs of the Kings to the Roman mosaics of Kato-Paphos should not be missed from an Emba villa, regardless of your interest in Mediterranean history.
Even golfers will be happy in a holiday rental in Emba. The Tsada Golf Course is easily reached, offering 18 holes of excellent golf in the sun. There is also no shortage of tennis courts, spa centres and walking routes available for your use, meaning that you shall never be short of activity from an Emba apartment if you wish.
The magnificent mountain village of Tala is just a ten minute drive from a holiday property in Emba. The village is perfectly traditional, and the finest place in the Paphos region in which to enjoy the best of Cypriot food, wine and culture. The 12th century Monastery of St Noephytos is well worth exploration, if only for the phenomenal views from the site.
Cyprus has become so popular as a summer holiday destination partially due to the climate. There are over 330 days of sunshine yearly in Emba, with daily temperatures almost always above 10˚C, even during the coldest of days. In the summer months, temperatures routinely soar past the 30˚C mark, occasionally reaching 40˚C during July and August.
Paphos Airport (PFO) is just a few miles from a holiday rental in Emba, and as it receives daily flights from more than 15 British airports, reaching your Emba accommodation could not be much easier. Many carriers provide services to Paphos, and if you are planning on using your Emba accommodation as a base for exploration of western Cyprus, a hire car is an excellent way to ensure you really get the most out of your time.