Cyprus has sunshine for around 300 days each year, making it a great choice for a villa holiday at any time of year. According to Greek mythology, the goddess Aphrodite was born on this beautiful island where villas can be found in both busy resorts and quiet locations.
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We have over 1,000 villas in Cyprus to choose from, many with private pools. For a real party experience, why not rent a villa in Cyprus in the hot spot of Ayia Napa and experience the world-class nightlife. Paphos is home to some glorious beaches which are perfect for families; from water sports to hidden coves. Go self-catered with a Clickstay villa and enjoy privacy and flexibility.
Holiday villas in Cyprus offer the chance to experience the wonderfully warm Cypriot welcome while enjoying the space and privacy that comes with having your own home in the sun...
With long sandy beaches, a wonderful year-round climate and scenery that ranges from mountains to dramatic coastlines and pine forests, Cyprus makes a great choice for a villa holiday. It has a mix of bustling, nightlife-driven resorts, family friendly hotspots and laid back villages offering a taste of traditional Cyprus. So it’s easy to see how the island can offer the perfect holiday for everyone from romantic couples to hedonistic groups and families with young children.
The majority of villas on offer are towards the west of the island in the Paphos area. Here, in addition to great blue flag beaches, you’ll find golf courses, spa hotels, a plethora of water sports and some great shopping in the more upmarket resorts.
In the east, meanwhile, you’ll find villas in resorts such as Protraras and Nissi Beach, which offer a mix of high-octane nightlife and laid back family activities.
There is also a wide range of historic sites to visit on the island from both Greek and Roman times, as well as the Troodos Mountains with their spectacular views. And if you plan your holiday well, you can even make a day trip by air to Egypt to visit the pyramids.
Planning your trip is easy to do. Why not read some of the tips on our villas page to help you along the way.
Paphos in the west of the island is the point around which most villas in Cyprus are located...
The resort areas around Coral Bay (including St George) and Aphrodite Hills offer a huge choice, from simple cottages through to luxury villas, many with superb sea views. These areas are packed with amenities such as shops, restaurants, beach bars and water sports schools, and are also a great base for excursions into the Troodos Mountains.
Another option is Pissouri Bay to the east of Paphos, which is popular with tourists thanks to its great beach. You can access this area via Paphos Airport (PFO) on direct flights from the UK.
Further east still, you will find the Protaras area that is closer to Larnaca Airport (LCA) and offers easy access to the bars and nightlife of Ayia Napa.
If you want something a little quieter and more traditional, meanwhile, then you can head to resorts such as Polis and Latchi on the western coast.
The best way to get around when on a villa holiday in Cyprus is to rent a car. It will make everything easier and give you the freedom to explore at your own pace...
A lot of Cyprus villas are inland, so having a car is imperative if you want to spend days at the beach. Pick up a hire car on arrival at either Larnaca (LCA) or Paphos (PFO) airport and keep it for the duration of your trip. Many villa holidays to the island will include it as part of the price; however we recommend you check standalone prices as well using our car hire comparison service to find the best deal.
If you do opt for a villa without a car, then ensure you can reach shops and restaurants on foot, and pre-book an airport transfer to cut costs. A bus network serves much of the coastline, so you can take the bus or a taxi for longer journeys during your stay.
Cyprus offers a range of ways to fill your day or evening, whether you want nightlife, outdoor adventures or something altogether more laid back...
Shopping – the major resorts all have shopping centres where you can find holiday essentials as well as supermarkets for food. Larger towns such as Larnaca also offer designer names and high street stores, while you can sometimes get a great deal on handicrafts such as lace, pottery and leather goods by heading to a local market.
Water sports – the water sports on offer in Cyprus range from banana boats to windsurfing and even diving: there are some great diving and snorkelling sites along the south coast. Those who enjoy sailing can also rent boats to take out to sea, while there are plenty of water parks with slides and flumes for old and young visitors.
Culture – even though it has a reputation as a beach holiday island, there are many cultural sites to visit on Cyprus. Explore the Tombs of the Kings in Larnaca, see the spectacular mosaics in Paphos or take a trip into the stunning Troodos Mountains and visit the Kykkos Monastery, which is packed with antiquities and religious artefacts. Alternatively, head into North Cyprus and visit Nicosia, which was ravaged by war in the 1970s and is now slowly coming back to life as a trading centre.
Entertainment – As in any holiday destination, the entertainment in Cyprus is as non-stop or as on-and-off as you like. Clubbers head to the big resorts such as Ayia Napa, while those looking for a more authentic experience seek out tavernas offering freshly cooked local ingredients and wines alongside Bouzouki music and dancing.