Welcome to Villa Lignea located only minutes from the coastline at the Secret Valley Resort. Enjoy peace and tranquility with stunning sea and mountain views. Free carhire!
There is a lovely feeling of space and tranquility around Villa Lignea which has been enhanced by sun kissed terraces, gardens and modern sun decks. The beautiful natural surroundings extend from large open verandahs to the most breathtaking sea and mountain views and you will feel the stresses of your day to day life melt from you as you take a sip of wine and watch your first sunset!
INSIDE VILLA LIGNEA
Inside, the villa is light and airy with cream walls and beautiful cool, Italian tiles which flow effortlessly from room to room. On the ground floor there is a large Dining Kitchen, Lounge, and a guest wc.
The kitchen has beautiful granite work surfaces and is equipped with everything you could need. There are plenty of kitchen units, a double sink and modern appliances including a tall fridge/freezer, dishwasher, an electric fan assisted oven and ceramic hob. There is a variety of high quality designer pots and pans to make your cooking experience an event! We really have tried to think of everything and hope that you enjoy it!
You may be on holiday and choose not to spend too much time in the kitchen, however if you prefer to stay at home everything is at hand to rustle up a gourmet meal. The scene at night is as spectacular as those in the day! Look upward to a star studded sky that resembles a planetarium! The star’s silvery light shine upon the perfect setting for a romantic evening …
The Stairs has a beautiful, large window with far reaching views of distant mountains. Again sunshine pours through and from the moment you leave your boudoir you are uplifted by the sight of another lovely sunny day!
Upstairs, there are 3 bedrooms the master bedroom has a double bed with 2 bedside tables and a dressing table. There are fitted wardrobes which provide plenty of storage space and a stylish ensuite.
The second bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables, fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room. From the landing and second bedroom you can access a large sun garden.
SECRET VALLEY AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
The Secret Valley Golf Course is a highly prestigious golf course located in the renowned area of "Petra tou Romiou", the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Goddess of love. It is set in a scenic valley surrounded by mature trees and beautiful natural rock formations.
The course is consistently appearing as the preferred course amongst the islands visiting players in terms of sheer playability and enjoyment.
The spacious clubhouse with its restaurant and bar facilities is an excellent spot to relax after a good game of golf. The interior of wood and stone is a pleasant surprise, the comfortable chairs are very inviting and you don’t want to get out of them easily ones you are seated. Very comfortable!
Open daily from 07.00 – 19.00 with its ala carte menu.
Friday and Saturday evening the kitchen will be open until 22.00
Sundays offer a Carvery lunch buffet.
Aphrodite Hills 18-hole standard championship golf course follows the scenic contours of the two plateau that are divided by a central ravine. A premier Golf Academy and Pro Shop enhance your golf experience, while the Clubhouse offers delectable specialties and a breathtaking view to the golf course.
RESTAURANTS AND TAVERNAS
Pithari Tavern offers guests the opportunity to taste authentic island cookery and serves traditional tavern-type food in either the meze or the a la carte variation. The menu consists of a variety of Greek and Cypriot meat and fish dishes prepared in accordance with authentic recipes.
Anoi Pub & Bar serves a large variety of draft and bottled beers, a new world wine list and quality fast-food favourites from steaks and potato skins to fajitas and spicy chicken wings, potato skins, mozzarella dips and spicy chicken wings, quickly prepared steaks, ribs and some traditional Mexican food like fajitas and the traditional juicy hamburgers. Desserts, ice creams and smoothies are also available.
Zimi Pizza & Pasta is a traditional over the counter restaurant with a great variety of freshly made pizzas and calzones, oven-baked pasta dishes and pasta classics prepared to order, and a fresh salad bar for quick service.
Platia Coffee Shop-Ouzerie is a truly traditional Cypriot Coffee Shop serving coffee made in the utzaki and served with with lizos—the traditional Paphos delights. The coffee shop also serves traditional Middle Eastern and preserved sweets, a variety of olive and cheese pies (Cyprus and Greek style), and other local puff pastry specialties.
Gefsis Gelateria & Crêperie serves top quality Häagen Dazs ice cream, served in homemade cones of different flavours, either for seated consumption or to be sealed and taken away. Confectionary creations are also prepared along with ice cream serving such as pancakes, Belgian crêpes and waffles, complete with a variety of tantalising toppings.
A visit to The Retreat Spa at Aphrodite Hills is the ultimate in top-to-toe pampering for body and mind. It offers a cool serenity with monastic interior and tranquil surroundings, where superb facilities and an expert team of therapists tend to your every need.
PETRA TOU ROMIOU
Close to Aphrodite Hills and Secret Valley you will find one of the most photographed scenes in Cyprus, Petra Tou Romiou more commonly known as Aphrodite’s Birth Place. The dramatic rocks look like monumental tear drops in the ocean and are backdrop to the mythological setting where Aphrodite emerged from the waves! You may prefer just to take in the view or if you feel a little more adventurous perhaps climb the largest of the tear dro p rocks or swim around it 3 times to be blessed with Aphrodite’s famed eternal beauty! (Legend may claim this to be true but I think it was her last laugh!!)
Perched on the hillside, the views from Pissouri village and its surroundings are spectacular.
Pissouri has a quaint, unique character bestowed by winding cobbled streets lined with charming rustic houses. The Cypriot character has certainly been retained and is what attracts so many visitors.
There is an exceptional choice of restaurants and taverns offering a wide range of cuisine Pissouri really does have it all from ice creams palours to exquisite fine dining there are restaurants for all occasions!
During the summer there is a traditional Cyprus night in the lovely pedestrianised village square, with dancing and music. It is hosted by the 3 restaurants and their collaboration creates an incredible party atmosphere that is so infectious you can’t help but be drawn into the merriment! There is much Greek Dancing and entertaining whilst you dine underneath the stars and later a DJ with a live band take the evening into the early hours! Although the idea is perhaps to provide entertainment for Pissouri’s visitors, it is also true that a significant number of those present every week are the villagers themselves! Here you can truly enjoy an authentic Cyprus evening but as you can imagine the evenings are so popular that early booking is essential!!
KOURION BEACH AND AMPHITHEATRE
The ancient Hellenistic Kourion Theatre which sits on the top of a hill overlooks the glistening Mediterranean Sea, was constructed probably around the late 2nd century A.D.
The magnificent presence of this ancient relic resonates of times gone by and over the years it’s stage featured raging gladiators as well as plays and operas.
The view from Kourion Ampitheatre is nothing short of spectacular and at its feet you will find the ever popular Kourion Beach. (sometimes spelled Curium). Kourion is a sandy blue flag beach with a gentle shoreline. It can however be a little windier here and as there are no wave breaks it is a great place for wind surfing, kite boarding and even hand gliding.
There are 3 restaurants on the beach and I have to be extremely bias on this occasion and show my loyalty to Chris’s Blue Bar and Restaurant, which is the middle one. This Beach restaurant has recently been refurbished and offers sun loungers, fantastic shower and changing facilities. The restaurant has a varied menu but genuinely it would be a shame to miss the delicious fresh fish on offer. Choose your own fish from the chilled displays or order a great bottle of wine and let wave upon wave of Fish Meze come to you. Believe me when I say that you will not need to eat again that day!
Kourion is a great day out and you will find more locals than tourists on the beach. As Kourion is close to Fasouri Water Park, it can also be a civilised way to end a day of water mayhem!
TROODOS AND MOUNTAIN VILLAGES
Cyprus is one of the few places where you are able to walk on sun-kissed beaches in the morning and ski on snow-capped mountains in the afternoon. In the summer months, Troodos is a cool, welcomed retreat from the coastal heat and there are many activities to pursue from woodland pony rides to cycling and walks on dappled pathways leading to hidden waterfalls.
Winter time offers a magical wonderland where you can sip delicious hot chocolate made on location in Platres, have skiing or snowboarding lessons, hire sledges for some real family fun or simply build a snowmen! Wintertime in Troodos is a main attraction for tourists and locals alike and the village square is bustling with people purchasing hot honey nuts and sampling Commandaria wine.
We really enjoyed a very relaxing stay at Villa Lignea and will be booking again around the same time next year (end March). We arranged the transport from the airport which was available but at 30 euros each way we found this overpriced and will just get a taxi next time. However the pickup was on time and excellent just a bit pricey for such a short journey. There was a substantial welcome pack on arrival, bread, milk, cheese, ham, coffee, tea, wine etc which was much appreciated. There is a very good supermarket about 15 min drive away which we used a lot. The garage for petrol is near there too.
The Villa is gorgeous and has a big pool which unfortunately for us was freezing which I expected. The weather was hot when we were there but it was too early in the season for the pool to have warmed up. It will be a lovely pool to swim in during the summer. The Villa is well equipped with, TV, WiFi, CD player and the kitchen is great. We ate out for lunch and ate at the Villa in the evenings and it was a pleasure to cook in the kitchen. The included car is a real bonus and much needed. It was a Honda which was very reliable and easy to drive. My only slightly negative aspect of our holiday was that unfortunately the expats in the villa next door but one had two dogs who yapped a lot at everything and sometimes early in the morning. I tried not to let them get on my nerves but they did! ( it could have been a lot worse as a lot of Cypriots keep hunting dogs who are really noisey. )
For me it would have been a great help to have a folder in the Villa detailing how everything worked eg it was really cold the night we arrived and we couldn't work the heating and there weren't any instructions, likewise a few other things we were unfamiliar with like the CD player. I had to ring Louise several times and eventually the equipment was sorted out.
Villa Lignea was great, for the money we paid you really could not of asked for better!! Louise was a pleasure to deal with and dealt with everything we needed perfectly.
The area is very quiet and peaceful, a car is 100% needed as there is nowhere within walking distance to eat or buy supplies.
The villa itself had everything we needed to have a great time, the pool was cleaned twice a week during our stay which was great!!
Everything was organised for us perfectly, we were collected at the airport and transferred to the villa, the car was waiting on the drive when we arrived and after a very relaxing two weeks we were collected and returned to the airport!!
I would highly recommend this to anyone, from groups of friends or couples to families.
Villa Lignea is a really well maintained villa with excellent facilities. It is an ideal base for a relaxing holiday. As it is situated in the Secret Valley development a car is vital to get about - lucky therefore that one is provided as part of the package.
The customer support we received during our stay was superb - there if you required it - but not intrusive.
We would have no hesitation in staying at this property again.
This villa I would recommend to anyone looking for peaceful and relaxing holiday .The pool was amazing clean for all the family to enjoy
The free car hire included was needed but was not a honda crv as said but a honda jazz bit of a problem when there was 6 of us but did not spoil our holiday we had a great time at villa Lignea
Lovely villa with great pool. Good communication and contact with the management company.
Only recommendation would be to install internet connection.
We had a great holiday and my husband and two sons have stayed on for another two weeks they were enjoying it so much!
Lots of help from Janice in locating alternative accomodation (our villa was booked out) in a very short space of time.
Excellent service, thank you very much.
The kitchen includes a fan assisted electric oven and ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and microwave. There is access from the kitchen onto the terrace overlooking the front garden and the hills beyond. The spacious main bedroom is en suite with a large shower and enjoys a private balcony overlooking the garden and sea views The other two bedrooms each have two single beds although bedroom 2 can be made up as a double room. The main bathroom has a bath with shower over.
Sports and activities:
Boat Hire Climbing Fishing Flying Horse Riding Sailling
Scuba Diving Skiing Sports Center Tennis Water Skiing Wind Surfing