Giolou, Paphos


The village of Giolou is a small rustic village in the Paphos district, approximately 35kms from Paphos and only 12kms from Polis Town and Latchi.

The village offers a bank, a minimarket and two local coffee shops ‘kafenions' where locals gather to socialise and chat covering everything from village gossip to political discussions over thick, strong coffee and maybe a game of backgammon. There is also a cafe that provides sandwiches, hamburgers and pancakes. The emphasis on a holiday in this village is rest and relaxation.

For those looking for relaxing wellness treatments, Ayii Anargyri natural Spa resort is located within a 5-minute drive in the authentic village of Miliou. Set in a valley of mature trees, the spa offers a unique retreat, a place of profound calm and the opportunity to enjoy the health-giving waters which have benefited visitors for so many years.

Aphrodite’s Rock Brewery which brews local beers and ciders is located within a 12-minute drive from the village. The brewery offers a tasting experience, tours of the brewery as well as freshly prepared meals. Vasilikon Winery situated in Kathikas is located within a 15-minute drive, offering local wine tasting and light bites.

Latchi, located within a 20-minute drive with its coastal paved walk, is the picturesque harbour of Polis, known throughout Cyprus for its fresh fish. In the past, it served as a small port for shipping carobs. The old stone carob warehouses have been converted into restaurants, fish taverns and places of recreation. From Latchi, travellers to Polis can go on short cruises to the Akamas, a must for all visitors. At Latchi, there are also water sports facilities.

Paphos Town is located within a 30-minute drive which was once the capital of the island and is now included in the official UNESCO list of cultural and natural treasures of the world's heritage. The remains of palaces, theatres, fortresses and tombs mean that the town is of exceptional architectural and historic value. The well-preserved mosaics and the Tombs of the Kings is probably the biggest cultural draw with further archaeological discoveries continually being made. Kato Paphos is the main tourist area built around the harbour and medieval port. More modern entertainment facilities in Paphos include shopping facilities, markets, a waterpark, bowling alley and the Paphos Zoo.

There are 4 golf courses in the nearby area; Minthis Golf Course, Secret Valley Golf Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf Course and Elea Golf Course, all within approximately a 20 minute to 1-hour drive.