Located on the western plains of Cyprus is the beautiful village of Geroskipou. Within walking distance of Paphos and offering stunning views of the countryside and the Mediterranean Sea, Geroskipou is the perfect place to have a holiday rental apartment or villa. You can choose to relax in the warmth of the sun on the balcony of your apartment or take to the villages’ beautiful beach, where you will also find a host of activities waiting to be enjoyed. Information about all of the activities, attractions and tourist trails can be found at the Tourist Information Centre in Paphos. Whether you are looking to just relax and enjoy some stunning scenery or get stuck in to some exciting activities, Geroskipou apartments are the perfect base for your holiday.
The village of Geroskipou has so much to offer the holiday maker in terms of things to see and to do. The village has many ancient buildings including the Church of Agia Paraskevi, which dates back to the 11th century. It has a unique feature; it has five domes atop the building which form a cross when you look at the roof from the inside.
Visitors also flock to the Traditional Folk Art Museum in the village. Housed in an old British Vice Council building, it has artefacts and art depicting life in the village in the 19th and early 29th century.
Geroskipou has a wonderful beach which is perfect for sunbathing or pursuing water sports if you are more adventurous. You can venture out from your Geroskipou apartment and indulge in some waterskiing, jet skiing, sailing and fishing here. Other activities are available in Geroskipou including tennis, swimming, golf, quad biking and paragliding.
No holiday to Geroskipou would be complete without a visit to the Greek Delight sweet shop. Greek Delight (similar to Turkish Delight), known locally as “Loukoumi”, has been made by the same family for generations and is now exported all over the world.
Paphos is a well-known holiday destination and it has significant historical importance to the island of Cyprus. Paphos is the birthplace of the Greek Goddess Aphrodite and was the island’s capital during the time of the Romans.
A visit to the town would not be complete without a trip to Paphos Castle. This ancient castle has had several occupiers since it was rebuilt in the 13th century by the Lusignans. It is a protected building and is one of the most important landmarks in the town.
Another historical building not to be missed when visiting Paphos is the Tombs of the Kings. Constructed in the 4th century BC, this is an impressive network of over 100 tombs, carved expertly out of the solid rock. A sensible pair of walking shoes is recommended for this activity!
If you are on holiday with the children, Paphos offers a fantastic water park, Paphos Aphrodite Water Park. Set in over 35,000 sq m of landscaped grounds, children of all ages (and those in their second childhood!) can enjoy numerous waterslides; for the adults a Jacuzzi and a wonderful massage area.
Geroskipou lies on the western side of Cyprus on a coastal plain which means that visitors can enjoy a lower chance of rainfall through the summer season of the year. The temperature during the months of May and October can reach as high as 25°C, which makes it possible to use the sea and swimming pools to cool down on most days whilst on holiday. Even during the winter months, Geroskipou temperatures are regularly no lower than 12°C.
Many of the airlines including BMI, Thomas Cook Airways, easyJet and British Airways offer regular cheap flights to Paphos Airport (PRO), which is only 15 minutes drive away from Geroskipou. Many UK airports have flights to Paphos including London Gatwick (LGW), East Midlands (EMA), Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), London Luton (LTN), Edinburgh (EDI) and Aberdeen (ABZ).