Near Latchi, 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6, full air conditioning, quality furnishings
About Peter Emms
Sue and I are both retired and enjoy visiting our holiday home in Cyprus where we love the surrounding countryside and enjoy the beautiful year-round sunshine. We enjoy the walks along the spectacular coastline and into the hills and surrounding villages. As we both enjoy wildlife we love to see the wild flowers in Spring and to watch the swallows arrive and young start to fly and then swoop down to drink in the pool. Later in the year we enjoy seeing the colourful Bea-eaters circling high overhead.
Peter Emms purchased this Villa in 2006
Why Peter Emms chose Neo Chorio
We first visited the Akamas region on a day trip from Paphos and were struck by the beautiful scenery and coastline which reminded us of some parts of Greece and Italy. the north-west corner of the island has truly outstanding scenery, equal to any island in the Mediterranean, which still remains almost untouched. The Akamas peninsula, is the last remaining pristine coastline in Cyprus. It’s a unique area; home to 600 native species which is likely soon to be designated a national park. The villa itself is situated right at the edge of the Akamas but close to the small town of Polis and the neighbouring fishing village of Latchi where you will find all modern amenities. If you like your holiday resorts quiet, authentic and not swamped by modern tourism, this is the area for you, especially if you visit in spring or autumn, when visitors are fewer and the ‘weather bonus’ compared with the UK is at its greatest. In March or April, when the weather back home can still be grey, damp and cold, our guests usually have warm sunshine and light breezes.the villa enjoys spectacular views straight out to sea and overlooks the pristine Asprokremos beach with crystal clear waters; the same beach and views as those enjoyed by guests at the nearby luxury Anassa hotel. The views from high up on the peninsula meediately behind the villa itself are spectacular; the sweeping aerial view to Cape Arnaoutis at the end of the peninsula are amazing. In spring the limestone rock is sprinkled with thousands of rock cyclamens and other flowers. And if you’re a keen walker, the five mile Aphrodite Trail walk (which starts a few hundred metres from the villa) is a must. The views are unequalled anywhere on the island and if you don’t fancy the steep climb, you can walk along the Akamas coast from the Aphrodite Baths on a wide accessible track providing easy walking; or hire a bike and go explore http://m.guardian.co.uk/travel/2013/apr/12/cyprus-cycling-holiday-akamas-peninsula
What makes this Villa unique
The property has been our holiday home since we bought it from new. We have fitted it out to a high standard and keep it updated and in a good state of repair and decoration. A new kitchen has been fitted and the pool upgraded to include easy steps down. A consistent theme in feedback from guests is that the villa is better equipped than they expected with lots of space and plenty of options for finding a quiet spot. We love its proximity to the beach where we often take a stroll before dinner or for an early morning dip. We love sitting on the upstairs terrace which enjoys fantastic views of the sea straight in front of the villa. At night, we enjoy just chilling on the large sofas sipping a glass of chilled wine and listening to the cicadas. The garden has been a joy to watch develop and we enjoy sitting in the shade and watching the insects visiting the many colourful flowers and the lizards climbing the stone walls. This part of Cyprus can be less oppressive in the summer months than other parts of the south and enjoys gentle sea breezes at most times. Hiring a boat is very simple and many water sports are readily available. Outside of August, we often have the 2km beach - which is immediately below the villa and said by many to be the best on Cyprus - totally to ourselves. According to Giles Coren, writing in The Times on September 12th 2012 about his stay at the Anassa Hotel, just a few hundred metres along the beach from the villa 'And what a bay. What a beach. I have never been anywhere in the world so top end and modern where the views were over empty sea, virgin beach and barely developed hills (which are protected so won't get spoiled)' That's some accolade! And its the same views and beach which our guests enjoy. So obviously, we agree wholeheartedly!!
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Another great stay
This is the second time we have stayed at this villa and we are definitely planning to return again if we are able. Well equiped for a family of 6, lovely pool and seating areas and just a 5 minute walk down to a very quiet fine pebble beach where you usually find yourself alone for an early morning dip before breakfast.
A lovely family holiday at a great villa
We arrived late and the Villa was as described - the property was very clean and beautifully laid out. The Villa had everything and beach towels were a real bonus.
The support and information from Andrea and Brad was excellent resulting in a fantastic boat hire from George's Watersport and some great visits to restaurants
All enjoyed the pool which was a little 'fresh' as you would expect in Oct/Nov
and we all thoroughly enjoyable 10 day break
So glad you had a good family holiday together. Andrea, Brad & the local team are always there to help all our guests make the most of their holiday. Having lived in Cyprus for many years, with loads of knowledge about the Latchi area, they are able to answer almost any question and help sort out problems which may arise.
Beautiful villa, clean, modern and well equipped, with great seating areas outside. The pool is very clean and a really good size. Without doubt one of the best we have stayed in. The local area is quiet but with a good selection of bars and restaurants in nearby Polis and Latchi so if you're not too bothered about lively nightlife I would hesitate to book.
We are really pleased you enjoyed staying in our villa and would love to welcome you back.
A well appointed Villa in a great location
A very well run and maintained Villa in an excellent location; facilities just as described and an excellent Pool. Very close to the beach and situated with a number of similar properties, all well spaced apart and secluded.
Within a 5-10 minute drive you have a large choice of restaurants in Latchi and Polis from excellent beach cafes serving great seafood/pasta etc to "The Old Town" restaurant in Polis for excellent food and Wine.
Waterskiing, jet ski, boat hire etc are all available nearby with a discount if you're renting the Villa.
We've stayed in a number of properties over the years with differing rental experiences and this was one of the best.The Owner and property manager were very helpful and professional from recommending car hire before you go, to being on hand to answer questions etc.
I'd certainly recommend it for a family holiday for all ages and hopefully we plan to return.
Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay - we’d love to welcome you back!
Excellent villa & fabulous location
If you are looking for the perfect spot for a calming, relaxing family holiday then Villa Gladiolous should be your go-to venue.
A simple 55 min drive from Paphos airport was completed late at night with no dramas (or family fall-outs) due to the excellent directions.
Upon arrival, the villa lives up to all expectations. There is air-con in the bedrooms, a well provisioned kitchen and comfortable internal living area. But more importantly, a stunning outside area with a great pool, BBQ and panoramic views.
We spent most of our days relaxing by the pool before travelling out for an evening meal.
On that, Andrea from the local management team will give you some top recommendations. We tried Smiyies and Pavlaras - both were great and only a 5 minute drive from the villa. Also good was the Moustakallis Tavern (Polis) and Molos for lunch (Latchi).
Another hit was the 4-hour boat hire from George's Watersports.
It was our first holiday in Cyprus and I think we will be back. Highly recommended.
So pleased you enjoyed enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back soon.
Sehr schönes Haus in naturbelassener Umgebung
Schön eingerichtetes Haus mit tollem Außenbereich. Die Terrasse ist sehr gut verschattet, der Pool ist herrlich und schön groß, toller Blick aufs Meer und nur ein kurzer Fußweg zu einem wunderschönen (Kies)-Strand mit glasklarem Wasser!!
Die Küche ist sehr gut ausgestattet, man findet alles vor, was man braucht.
Das Haus ist schön ruhig gelegen.
Wir können diese Objekt 100%ig weiterempfehlen.
So froh, dass du deinen Aufenthalt genossen hast.
Only 50 minutes’ drive from Paphos airport, but a world away from the rat-race of the busy resorts, this modern, luxurious villa is peaceful yet very accessible. Set in its own secluded, landscaped gardens below the Akamas hills with stunning views across Chrysochous Bay, it is just 5 minutes’ drive from Latchi marina with its promenade of fish tavernas. The ancient town of Polis with its popular pedestrianised square filled with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants is just 10 minutes away.The villa is situated just 300 metres (less than 5 minutes’ walk) from an unspoilt beach with beautiful clear water, widely recognised as the best on Cyprus. See: http://traveldk.com/cyprus/southwest-cyprus/topten/hideaway-beaches
Asprokremos beach is one of the least crowded on Cyprus, and you can gaze out over the sparkling, calm waters or watch splendid sunsets over Cape Amaoutis and its offshore islets.
It's location is ideal for an early morning swim before breakfast (the sea remains warm until November) and the beach is one of the few remaining breeding places of the 'Caretta Caretta' protected sea turtle. The exclusive, world class Anassa Hotel, with its luxury facilities is a 5 minute stroll along the beach in one direction and a traditional beach taverna is the same distance in the other direction. The Akamas National Park is immediately behind the villa; backed by a rugged spine of hills, covered with pine and juniper trees. Along its shores are southern Cyprus’s only empty beaches, and from the trails in the hills are some of the finest coastal views in Cyprus. There’s excellent snorkelling off its rocky shores. It also offers a diverse selection of wildlife, migratory birds and flora. In the spring the rocks are covered in wild cyclamen and other alpine flowers. Nearby are the famous Baths of Aphrodite, the goddess’s mythical bathing pool. Around the spring feeding the pool radiates a network of walking trails including the Fontana Amorosa, a 6-km (4-mile) which winds along rocky slopes by the edge of the sea, overlooked by pine-covered slopes with many perfect opportunities for a cooling plunge in the sea. Scattered in the hills behind the villa are many interesting old villages to explore such as Drouseia, one of the region’s prettiest villages, with graceful old stone houses standing above steep lanes overlooked by the limestone crags of Agios Georgios. The Akamas is widely recognised as one of the most attractive and least spoilt parts of Cyprus. See:
If you’re looking for a place to escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, enjoy swimming, sailing, fishing and diving in turquoise lagoons and sheltered coves or simply relaxing by your own private pool or on the beach below, this villa is probably just right for you.