Beachfront harmony and a haven of beauty for the ultimate private life
Playground of the Gods
Akamas Bay Villas is situated in Latchi, just a 40-minute drive from Pafos International Airport and a few kilometres from the quiet resort of Polis on the north-west coast of Cyprus. A leisurely stroll from Latchi takes you past olive groves and lush meadows to the most sought-after beachfront location on the island: a heart-shaped development gazing out over the bay.
Nature & myth
The sea is calm in this vast, turquoise amphitheatre, but the beach is so close you can still hear the gentle breaking of the waves. The breath-taking views are at their most spectacular come sunrise and sunset, overlooking the majestic Akamas Peninsula, a protected national park of pine and juniper forests, rugged cliffs, winding trails and blue lagoons. The mythical meeting place of Aphrodite and her lover Adonis, the peninsula is home to an extraordinary variety of flora and fauna – 600 different plant species and over 100 different types of birds, mammals and reptiles – as well as one of the few remaining breeding grounds for green and loggerhead turtles. Beaches abound, with crystal-clear waters and sheltered coves promising some of the best scuba diving in the Mediterranean, sailing and sea fishing, jet skiing, windsurfing or parasailing.
Days of leisure
For golfing enthusiasts, superb courses like the Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort are within easy reach. Elsewhere, the wealth of activities includes hiking, the nature trail to the famous Baths of Aphrodite, cycling, horse-riding and birdwatching. Whether eating in or dining out, a mouth-watering array of local restaurants, markets and stores will satisfy all tastes – from traditional mezes to haute cuisine, fresh fish to locally produced fruit and vegetables. À la carte dining, expert spa treatments, floodlit tennis and yacht cruises are only minutes away at the Anassa Hotel – while those in search of nightlife need look no further than the bustling spontaneity of Pafos.
Explore the area
Akamas Peninsula National Park
The Akamas National Park lies on the west coast of Cyprus, a truly pictorial part of the island. It has an area coverage of 230 square kilometres containing valleys, gorges and wide sandy bays. The wildlife diversity is crucial for the ecology in the Mediterranean. In this spectacular environment there are 168 varieties of birds, 20 different reptiles, 16 species of butterfly and 12 different mammals not to mention its very rich variety of fauna.
Baths of Aphrodite
The Goddess of Love used to take her bath in a cool pond near Polis. The place is known as “Baths of Aphrodite” and provides a magnificent view of the Bay of Polis. According to legend, after swimming in the crystal clear waters of the Bay, Aphrodite used to bathe in this pond, surrounded by idyllic landscape with the sweet smelling wild flowers. It is here that she met her beloved Adonis for the first time.
Latchi’s picturesque harbour still welcomes fishermen with the fresh catch of the morning. Due to its ever-growing facilities and amenities, it has become a favourite stopping point with quayside tavernas, kiosks and mini supermarkets where you can buy all essential products.
A member of Leading Hotels of the World, Anassa combines majestic flair, gracious service and a refined joie de vivre. Its seductive regal hillside retreat is a vision of sparkling elegance: the epitome of Mediterranean living at its sublime and stylish best.
Pafos International Airport
Pafos International Airport is a joint civil-military public airport located 6.5 km southeast of the city of Pafos, Cyprus. It is the country’s second largest airport, after Larnaca International Airport.