Villa Hieros Kepos is a 3 bedroom all en-suite with seaviews close to Paphos
John & Ann
About John & Ann
Hello, We are John and Ann, a retired couple originally from the UK now living in Paphos, Cyprus. We were successful owners / self-employed hoteliers for over 29 years in the popular holiday resort and fishing village of Whitby in North Yorkshire, UK. and therefore feel we know the hospitality business requirements of our customers expectations. We always endeavor and strive to attain very high standards and services throughout our villa, providing that customer expectation in making your holiday a relaxing, pleasant and memorable one as possible.
John & Ann purchased this Villa in 2004
Why John & Ann chose Yeroskipou
In the year 2002, we decided that Paphos was the place we would like to build to our detached villa, to our own specifications, being a 3 bedroom holiday villa with full en-suite facilities and offering great sea views. We had a private gas heated swimming pool installed and separate deluxe spa hot tub. The villa was completed in March 2004. South facing, the HK villa in Paphos has great sea views over the countryside, with country lanes that lead down to the local Rikko`s beach. From the villa you can enjoy spectacular panoramic sunsets ending the day over Paphos. The quiet location of our villa is away from the hustle and bustle of the tourist resorts of apartments, hotels and situated in the small village of Koloni, Yeroskipou, Paphos. Just a short walk from the villa is the supermarket, a bakers selling fresh bread / cakes and a further short walk takes you into the larger village of Yeroskipou. Here you will find where the Turkish/Cypriot delight is made, the historic 5 domed church in a magnificent village square, taverns, banks, post office, various local shops selling local produce. Why not sit here a while in our tranquil village square with its fountains to sit, taking in a coffee and local cake. Should you wish to visit Paphos seafront, Paphos harbour Mosaics, Restaurants, Bars and Cafe`s, you can catch either the local bus outside the supermarket or take a scenic 5 minute drive in your rented car. A short drive will take you to other coastal resorts of Coral Bay, Polis, Latchi, Pissouri, making the villa Hieros Kepos an ideal location for your holiday.
What makes this Villa unique
We love the village location of our villa in Paphos, for many reasons, one being it is south facing, getting sunshine all day long with the superb sea and sunset views and yet not far to go for the hustle & bustle of Paphos tourist front. The village of Koloni, Geroskipou is very restful and private with inspiring views over fields to the sea and surrounding countryside, yet within easy access to all the tourist area`s. When staying at the HK villa Paphos, villa Hieros Kepos, you can put on your summer holiday attire of shorts and lightweight shirt, blouse first thing in the morning, have your breakfast on the sunshine terrace, check your emails using the free wifi, then be in the private heated 8m x 4m swimming pool having your first dip of the day. Then relax enjoying the fantastic panoramic views to the sea, use the swing hammock reading your book of the day or just take in the sunshine on the sunbeds. What a great way to spend your day. In the evenings, fire up the large gas BBQ with its hood oven or use the more popular local charcoal BBQ and enjoy alfresco fresh Cypriot foods for dining with a glass or two of local wines. Now the stars are out in the blackened sky, take a spa hot tub dip with your local tipple and relax those muscles before retiring for the day into the villas comfortable large double bedrooms. Tomorrow you might wish to venture further afield and see some of the historic sites that Cyprus offers in and around Paphos region, or maybe just relax again around the villa and its swimming pool. The choice is always yours.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Villa was beautiful and clean with private pool and hot tub plus loads of extras for our use.
We were met by the owners john & ann who showed us round the villa and explained how everything worked, they supplied a welcome pack which included essentials until we got to supermarket which was most appreciated. The villa was stunning and very well maintained, pool and hot tub cleaned twice a week by john. Situated in a quiet cul de sac so you can relax but close enough to get to town, we were recommended to use rockys taxi which was excellent and we hired a car for couple of days.supermarket just a short walk from villa which has everything you need. I would highly recommend this villa as we had a fabulous week and it is really a home from home in every way and john & ann were great they could not have been anymore helpful, we will definately be returning in the near future.
Hi Marion & George,
Thank you for your review. Ann and I are so pleased you enjoyed our villa for your stay in Paphos. We do look forward to seeing you both again. Ann sends her many thanks for leaving the villa virtually spotless.
John & Ann
Villa Hieros Kepos
Great villa. Quiet location but in easy reach of paphos
A great villa. The kids loved the pool and good amount of space. Bbq..gas and charcoal...everything you could need catered for. John And Ann met us and provided us with essentials until we could get to supermarket. Definitely worth hiring a car..drive on left as in UK so easy. Some great trips...turtle watching parasailing and the water park good fun. Overall, a great holiday in a lovely location.
Thank you for yor kind comments and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay in our villa Hieros Kepos, Paphos.
John & Ann
Nice house with great size pool and everything you need
Just 10 minutes by car outside Paphos but easy to get to. Large enough house with everything you need. Owners very nice and helpful. Pool fantastic and great size with a sea view.
Thank you for submitting your kind review on your stay at the villa Hieros Kepos in Paphos.
John & Ann
For us the villa is in the perfect location, easy to find from directions supplied, short drive from airport and/or in to Pathos, Taverna in walking distance, supermarket a couple of minutes drive. It is situated in a quiet residential street, and is very peaceful and quiet. We hired a car but you could survive on taxi's/local transport from the main road, although Pathos too far to walk. John and Ann are lovely, genuine people who do all they can to make sure the villa is perfect and that you enjoy your stay. they met us at the villa to show us round and were on call the whole time we were there should we need anything, and although we didn't, it was reassuring to know. The villa is spotless, immaculately kept and fully kitted out with everything you could need. Didnt go on holiday to watch TV, but as the world cup was on, it was handy to have all the UK and freeview channels. DVD player was also handy for nights in. the Pool and Hot tub are spotless and amazing, the outside space is also well kept and spacious. All 3 double bedrooms have on suit toilets and showers, the main bedroom also has a bath. Our favourite place to sit in the evening was the bedroom balcony overlooking the villages and the sea and looking at the big starry sky. Cant report much on local beaches as we didnt bother, but Pathos harbour and town have a nice feel to them. We found it handy having a car, pathos is too far to walk but there are local buses and of course taxi's. If you do hire a car, the roads are better than ours and driving on the same side as us makes getting around very easy. A handy base if you do want to do some exploring. All in all cannot praise the place and John and Ann's efforts enough and we will definitely be returning should we want a villa holiday in Cyprus again. Thanks John and Ann for you local knowledge and tips, and for making our holiday so trouble free by ensuring the villa is 100% immaculate.Best Villa Holiday ever, relaxing, peaceful and luxurious! Louise and Dave.
Hi Louise and Dave,
Thank you for your very kind review. Ann and I are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our villa and that your holiday in Paphos was a success. Hope to meet you both again if visiting Cyprus in the future.
John & Ann
Very good stay
We had a delightful stay at the villa, which is very well located to explore Paphos and the Western part of Cyprus. The owners looked very well after us and were very response both before and during our stay. The house and pool is very well presented and maintained. We enjoyed our family time in Cyprus!
Hi Visagie Family,
Thank you for your review on your holidays in Paphos. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay in our villa Hieros Kepos in Paphos and that Ann & I were able to assist when required to do so.
We hope you all have a super 2018 and hope to see you all again if visiting Cyprus.
John & Ann
Villa Hieros Kepos
the villa is excellent , john & ann made the holiday great by answering any questions we had about the villa and paphos itself . if we go back to paphos again we would definitely come back here .
Coastal with great Sea Views:
HK Villa Paphos: The villa Hieros Kepos is situated in a small quiet village close to the village of Geroskipou, Paphos. The local Yeroskipou beach, also known as Rikkos beach, is on Paphos seafront and is approximately 4 minutes drive or a gentle 50 minutes walk from the villa Hieros Kepos, through the lanes of orange and lemon groves, leading to the sea front and beaches. Paphos seafront, fort castle, harbour and tourist resort is approximately 6 minutes drive from the villa with Coral Bay resort just 15 minutes drive away.
Paphos International airport is approximately 12k, a 12 minutes drive from the villa.
Larnaca International airport is approximately 100k, a 50 / 60 minutes drive from the villa.
Car hire is recommended and can be arranged for you to include free airport transfers.
Taxi services for airport transfers and Island tours can be arranged using well known taxi service.
The nearest sea port is in Limassol, some 30 minutes drive from the villa.
Yeroskipou village with its historic five domed church is 3 minute drive, 20 minute casual walk from the villa.
Paphos seafront, the Roman villa mosaics, fishing harbour, castle and Tombs of the Kings are 10 minutes drive from the villa.
Coral Bay resort is 15 minutes drive from the villa. The National park of Akamas peninsula where you find breeding turtles and Cyprus wild life is approximately 25 minutes drive from the villa.
Polis resort is a 40 minute drive through beautiful countryside.
The detached HK villa Paphos is ideally situated in a small quiet village close to Yeroskipou village in the Paphos region. Amenities include a local supermarket, on the premises bakers for fresh breads and local cakes, a post office, banks, various bars and tavernas, all within walking distance of the villa Hieros Kepos. We do recommend hiring a car though to visit many historic places of interest on the Island of Cyprus.
Places to visit in the Paphos region:
Polis village is 10 miles Nortth of Paphos and still a relatively unspoilt part of Paphos with its local tavernas and shops. It still retains a more relaxed way of life even today.
Latchi, the other main town in this area of Polis. Again there are a few shops here for tourists, and a number of traditional tavernas and restaurants, all of which are next to the beach and boat quay. For those looking for water sports Latchi has a water sports centre, where you can hire a boat or even go diving.
Petra Tou Romiou (Birthplace of Aphrodite) - 20 km east of Paphos. According to legend, Aphrodite, goddess of love and beauty, rose from the waves in this strikingly beautiful spot. The Greek name, Petra tou Romiou (The Rock of the Greek), is associated with the legendary frontier-guard of Byzantine times, Dighenis Akritas, who kept the marauding Saracens at bay with amazing strength. It is said in one such fight he heaved a large rock (Petra) at his enemy.
Yeroskipou Folk Art Museum. The name of the village comes from the Greek word "Hieroskipos", the sacred Garden of Aphrodite. A fascinating collection of Cyprus folk arts and crafts is gathered together in the house known as Hadjismith.
Yeroskipou village has the Ayia Paraskevi Church, 3 km east of Paphos. One of the most interesting and attractive Byzantine churches on the island, dating to the 10th century, with a vaulted basilica, a nave and two aisles surmounted by five domes, with later frescoes dating to the 15th century.
Kouklia village is the Temple Of Aphrodite, 14 km east of Paphos. This is Palaepaphos, Old Paphos, one of the most celebrated places of pilgrimage of the ancient Greek world and once an ancient city kingdom of Cyprus. Here you will find the ruins of the famous Temple of Aphrodite. The most ancient remains date back to the 12th century B.C. The temple was one of the most important places of cult and pilgrimage of the ancient world until the 3rd-4th century A.D. The museum in the Lusignan Manor is small but impressive with many finds from the area.
Ayios Neophytos Monastery – Located 9 km north of Paphos. It was founded in around 1200 by the Cypriot hermit and writer Neophytos. The Encleistra or enclosure carved out of the mountain by the hermit contains some of the finest Byzantine frescoes dating from the 12th to 15th century. In the monastery's church there is an interesting collection of icons and remains of 16th century frescoes.
Chrysoroyiatissa Monastery – Located 40 km north-east of Paphos. Turn right before Stroumbi village and you will find the monastry set in beautiful surroundings. It is dedicated to Our Lady of the Golden Pomegranate and was originally founded in the 12th century but the present building dates to 1770. An impressive religious ceremony and celebrations are held on 15th August.