The village of Mandria in Cyprus is set among citrus groves, just 2 minutes from the beaches of the western coast of Cyprus. The village is a tourist free haven of tranquillity, just 13 km from the tourist centre of Paphos and all the facilities, sports centres and attractions the region has risen to fame for.
Villas in Mandria, Cyprus are wonderfully traditional in design, and there is an undeniable charm to the village. Although Mandria is not aimed at tourists at all, you can still have a fantastically comfortable, self catering holiday without having to leave the village. There is a bank, bakery, café, ice cream shop and two excellent tavernas, serving the finest of local cuisine. The home made ice cream is an absolute treat, and if you are staying in one of the villas in Mandria, you are sure to have found your personal favourite by the time you leave for home!
The beaches that line the coast in front of the Mandria are a chain of secluded coves, empty for the vast majority of the year and never crowded in any way, even during the height of summer. Shaded by large trees and imposing rocks, the beaches of Mandria are always comfortable, even when summer temperatures begin to soar. There are no water sports centres to speak of, but swimming and snorkelling are always refreshing and rewarding. If you would like to try any water sports, including sailing, fishing and scuba diving, Paphos is just a short drive along the coast, and provides all the facilities you could need.
The mountainous countryside which surrounds villas in Mandria consists of narrow gorges, climbing peaks and deep, lush valleys, perfect for walking and riding holidays. Fruit trees cover much of the area, making excursions, even in the summer months, shaded and cool enough to really enjoy. Mount Troodos and the walking, hiking and climbing routes up its peak are easily reached from self catering villas in Mandria.
There are many excellent day trips to be taken from the villas in Mandria. The tourist centre of Paphos is a magnificent centre, providing a little of everything that has made Cyprus such a popular tourist destination. The staggering archaeological discoveries of Kato-Paphos need investigation from any holiday accommodation in western Cyprus, and the glorious beaches of Coral Bay are among the finest anywhere in the island. The traditional tavernas and breathtaking views from the raised village of Tala make the village on of the most attractive places to visit from Mandria.
The Paphos region enjoys a fantastic Mediterranean climate, with over 330 days of sunshine every year. During the summer, temperatures can reach up to 40˚C, with average temperatures in July and August reaching over 30˚C.
A self catering villa in Mandria is wonderfully easy to reach from the UK. There are 18 British airports with direct flights to Paphos International Airport (PFO), which lies just a short drive from the village. There are a great range of cheap flights to Paphos, as well as the more luxurious options like British Airways. Taking a hire car is a great idea for a full, unrestricted exploration of the area, but taxis are not expensive to and from the airport if you would prefer not to drive.