Guest Comments


"The Ultimate "Relaxation" Holiday!”    [From Trip Advisor]



The experience at Villa Pheakon and Pissouri Bay could not have been better! I spent a week with my wife and 2-year old son, and we enjoyed every minute. We all recommend a stay at Villa Pheakon for all who may consider passing this way. The entire process, from making leasing arrangements to "check out" was quite easy, thanks to Denise and Pete. It started with an easy drive from Larnaca Airport, and although I had to quickly adapt to driving on the "wrong" side of the road, the precise directions to the property helped simplify the adjustment. Upon arrival, again excellent guidance provided by the Owner's made it easy to get in and begin enjoying this beautiful Villa. We awoke to the most stunning bay view with the sun shimmering off the water. The Owner's local caretaker, Pam, stopped by to make sure we were comfortable and knew how to operate everything. She was so nice, and so very helpful. The layout is fantastic in this Villa, with views of Pissouri Bay from every room! And although we stayed over the New Year Holiday, the morning sun warmed us to the extent breakfast was Al Fresco on the upper level of the wonderful terraced patio with the magnificent Mediterranean backdrop. The rooms were comfortable and the bathrooms clean and functional. The Village of Pissouri Bay is quite walkable, and most every morning involved a nice stroll down the hill to the local market to pick up some fresh milk, bread, or eggs. But it was oh so nice, as we arrived late the first night, to find a cache of staples stocked in the fridge! We love to cook dinners, and hence really appreciated layout and the well appointed kitchen. We enjoyed the openness of the kitchen/dining/living area as we could all be together while preparing meals. Every recipe contained local, inexpensive and delicious wine...whether called for or not! And of course the standard rule of cooking…one part wine for the sauce, one part for the Chef, duly applied!!!The patio/grilling and the pool areas were wonderful, and even though we were off season, we enjoyed the outdoor area as much as the sunshine would allow. The pool is very clean, very inviting, but we will need to return just a bit closer to summer to fully utilize this prize. We were also pleasantly surprised on New Year's Eve by a midnight fireworks show over the bay, and what a view from the master bedrooms balcony! The location of Pissouri is perfect for seeing the south coast of Cyprus, and it is spectacular! We made excursions each day, and all included wonderful scenery and comfortable drives. Picnics on the bluffs overlooking the rugged coastline; walking amongst archaeological ruins; medieval castles; and quaint mountain/.;  VJ JKUU villages were several of our most memorable destinations...and all within 1-hours drive! This was wonderful vacation in a fantastic location and a perfect villa. The experience could not have been better, the hospitality could not have been warmer, and the setting could not have been more beautiful! We strongly recommend to all to enjoy Villa Pheakon and Pissouri Bay. We will certainly be back!!!                      Daniel, Giselle and Danielito Polenz .        Jubail, Saudi Arabia     December 2012/January 2013 

Thank you Pete & Denise, enjoyed our stay – a welcome boost of sunshine before the gloom descends in the UK! Second visit to Pissouri, so lovely and peaceful.

Kevin & Geraldine             Guildford               October 2018

Our third visit to Villa Pheakon and it was as wonderful as ever. Leaving totally relaxed and refreshed. Do we have to go home?

Marie & Stephen              Bolton                     August – September 2018

Superb holiday, very relaxing. Villa was everything we needed, well equipped and very homely. The weather has been amazing for the whole 2 weeks, very hot! We have been to Cyprus a few times, Coral Bay, Ayia Napa (when we were younger!) but Pissouri is everything we wanted! Would definitely come back again. Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful villa. Didn’t want to go home, another week would have been perfect.

Zoe & Lain                        Market Weighton             August 2018

Second time here. Had a great time, weather perfect if not too hot at times. Looking forward to coming back.

Sue & Stuart                    York                                  June 2018

Our 5th visit to Villa Pheakon. Yet again a fantastic week here. It’s been really lovely to visit at a slightly different time of the year, certainly not as hot as July/August, so the humidity is less which is great. Overall the sun has shone and the full moon rising over the hill opposite has been magnificent. Looking forward to our next visit already, cyprus is fab and the villa is as ever truly wonderful.  Nicky & Neil     Derbyshire             May - June 2018

We had a wonderful week here in Villa Pheakon. The weather has been kind to us and we are not looking forward to returning to the British winter, some of us also managed daily swims in the pool. Thanks Denise & Pete for letting us stay in your home from home villa.

Fay, Stephen, Charlotte & Joe             Lincolnshire and London          November 2017

Just a short trip this time over Halloween – today is very nice and warm but had a storm on our first evening. We swam in the pool which was lovely especially as they had a frost at home! Excellent villa, we had a BBQ and mostly sat around the pool.

Adele and Mark      Stamford Bridge York          October/November 2017

We have been coming to Pissouri Bay for 10 years and have stayed in many villas on Vinelands and Katikotes. This was our first time staying at Odysseus Bay. The villa is superbly decorated and equipped – very homely. We have spent a very relaxing week here – mostly lazing around the pool. We arrived, after a delayed flight at 2345. The welcome pack in the fridge was much appreciated – bacon and egg butties at midnight on the patio with the wine! A very relaxing week and now leaving the glorious Cyprus sunshine – until next year.

Paul & Helen           Glossop Derbyshire          September 2017

We’ve had the most wonderful time. Thank you so much.

Sarah, Peter, Georgia & Rachel            September 2017

We have had a wonderful two week break here at Villa Pheakon. Have found it beautifully equipped and a real home from home. Have spent many lazy days around the pool with the occasional BBQ. Thanks Pete & Denise for a wonderful holiday.

Matt, Jill Max & Sam       Northampton Northants            August 2017

Thank you Denise & Pete for letting us share a little piece of your lovely villa, completely felt home from home here. Beautiful views. We went in the pool daytime and some evenings when all the garden and pool lit up, absolutely fab. We met Pam and Alan the pool man, very friendly and efficient people. Didn’t want to go home, will find it hard to leave this lovely place. We have had a lovely couple of weeks.

Louise, Jason and Ben      Hitchin Hertfordshire          July/August 2017

Our last day at the villa. Preparing to leave tomorrow. We have seen and done a lot in our week. Have enjoyed the facilities here, great to come back at the end of the day of sightseeing, from a swim in the pool. It has been lovely to spend the evenings sitting out till late with an ouzo or 2. Thank you Pete and Denise for allowing us a little piece of your home.

Dave & Heather     Heathfield East Sussex             July 2017


Had a wonderful two weeks in the villa / Pissouri. The villa is a real home from home with everything you could need plus things you didn’t even know you wanted. Buy some oranges and squeeze your own juice, use the smoothie maker to make your own Frappes etc. etc. Thanks Denise & Pete for a lovely time.

Jon & Alison           Havant Hampshire            June 2017

Fabulous villa and pool. Been to Cyprus many times, know the area well. Had a great time.

Christine & Keith. Chippenham. October 2016

Our second visit to Cyprus, but the first time to Pissouri. Weather proved to be ideal, sunny and warm throughout. Whilst the BBQ proved to be a success we enjoyed eating out.

Al & Keith. Hartington. Sep/Oct 2016

This was our second visit to Villa Pheakon and our 5th visit to Pissouri Bay over a 20 year period. Seen many changes but still the nicest place in Cyprus to come back to. We had a great relaxing time in a wonderful villa, made the most of the fantastic weather. Be sure to return.

Julie & Chris. Shipham Somerset. September 2016

A great holiday in Cyprus, will certainly be back. This has been our first visit to Cyprus and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful place to stay. The villa is amazing, had everything you could need on a holiday, the Wi-Fi was a godsend with the two teenage boys. We had lots of BBQ's and saw the family of lizards most days. Will definitely be back again sometime. We all seemed to fall in love with Cyprus. Thanks Denise and Pete for lending us your villa.

Rachel & Darren. Oxford. Aug/Sep 2016

This has been our third stay in Villa Pheakon and we can honestly say it just gets better and better! We've become more familiar with Cyprus. Once again thank you for a wonderful 10 days in your villa  Denise & Pete. Although we are planning a USA road trip next year, we will certainly be back here as soon as possible.

Nicky & Neil. Chesterfield.  August 2016

Another wonderful holiday in the beautiful villa!. We don't want to go home.

Marie & Stephen. Bolton. August 2016

Well equipped villa, all you need for a relaxing break. Thank you for the welcome pack - made all the difference.

Ross, Jackie & Beth. Rochester. July 2016

Our 4th visit to Villa Pheakon. A perfect place for a relaxing holiday. The weather as you would expect has been amazing, a couple of days up into the 40's. Would recommend going down to the beach for an early swim as the sea seems to be calmer at that time of the day. Have made good use of the BBQ. Thank you Denise & Pete. Will be back again I'm sure.

Malc & Lyn. Liskeard. June/July 2016

Fab. Great villa, second time in Pissouri - first time in this villa and has been perfect in every way. will definitely be back. Thanks Pam for all your help.

Sue & Stuart. York. June 2016

Beautiful. We have had a wonderful stay, don't want to go home. Everything is just perfect. Thank you.

Petina & Wayne. Hythe. June 2016


What a wonderful place the villa is. We said you have thought of everything that is needed which has helped our stay most enjoyable. Very central for travel around the island, we found it great that there were plenty of maps. We visited Polis, Limassol, Nicosia and Lefkara (lace place) and there was plenty more to do and see. Keep it for next visit. Thanks again – as Arnie would say “we’ll be back”.

Gordon, Chris, Caroline and Bill     Wilts and Hampshire England.  September 2015


We had an absolutely wonderful time! The villa was all we could have hoped for and more, and we love Pissouri. Stayed in at the villa lots too, lovely to sit out and great BBQ. We will most definitely be back. We don’t wat to go home.

Marie, Stephen Nat and Libby.   Bolton England .             Aug – Sep 2015


Once wasn’t enough, so a year on, we’ve returned to Villa Pheakon and Pissouri Bay. As last year, we cannot fault this lovely villa. The pool is perfect and has provided us with daily fun and exercise! It’s also been great to sit out on the balcony and admire the view. We would strongly recommend turning out all the villa lights and sitting out on the sunbeds below the bedroom balcony to gaze at the stars up above. A treat rarely afforded to those of us living in well-lit towns and cities. The Wi-Fi is a must for all those visiting with teenagers, so it’s ideal for families with children of all ages.

Nicky, Neil and Lilly. Derbyshire. August 2015


Fantastic Villa. An extremely clean & well kept modern villa that really does have everything you need for your stay! Even cool bags & ice packs. A welcome pack of bread, milk, butter, cheese, bacon & a bottle of wine is provided for your arrival which is great especially if you arrive late in the evening. Wi-Fi is available at the villa which was great for our teenagers! Amazing views from the patio & especially from the master bedroom balcony. The pool is a good size, with lilos & inflatables provided. It is well maintained, the pool man visits twice a week. Papantoniou supermarket (about 10 minute drive) has a good selection of provisions and it is cheaper than the smaller supermarkets in Pissouri Bay. The beach is only a 15 minute walk away. It is a pebbly beach, I would advise beach shoes as walking to the sea from your sun lounger was uncomfortable. Wi-Fi is available at the beach. At the 'Yellow Ocean' sunbeds you are given a bowl of water to clean your sandy feet. There is a guide in the villa of places to eat which we found useful. It is very reasonable priced to eat in Pissouri Bay & also Pissouri village. There are lots of lovely Tavernas to choose from. Great communication with the owners, Denise & Pete. They answered all our questions before our travel & sent us detailed directions to the villa from the airport. We would most definitely highly recommend this Villa. We look forward to visiting Villa Pheakon very soon.                                                     Sarah & Chris                 Cheshire               August 15

Could not have wished for better. Our stay in Villa Pheakon was amazing from start to finish. The villa was spacious, beautiful and ideally located and we fell in love with Pissouri. We really didn't want to go home at the end of our fortnight's stay.                                  Marie & Stephen         Bolton                        August 15


The villa is more than we expected. We’ve been relaxing around the pool and in it, on the patio and the kitchen. Has been just a lovely visit in the Pissouri Bay. The villa and the surroundings are excellent. Thank you for renting it to us.

                                                             AnnSofie,Tomas, Elsa, Thea and Maj        Falun Sweden        July 2015


Perfect. Villa Pheakon was perfect in every way – clean, comfortable and modern. We have stayed in Cyprus on many occasions and this is definitely one of the best equipped villas that we have ever rented. A welcome pack is provided and a key safe allows for any arrival time. The views into Pissouri Bay were amazing from the pool area and the master bedroom balcony. We have a great time and would thoroughly recommend this villa.                                                                                                        Andrew & Debra      Bletchley                    February 15

We’ve had a fantastic week here. The villa is wonderful – very well equipped and comfortable. We have taken full advantage of the pool every day and after a couple of trips top Papantoniou’s supermarket, we’ve enjoyed cooking most evenings sitting out on the patio. We would love to come here again and will definitely recommend villa Pheakon to friends and family. Thank you for the food and drink in the fridge on arrival, we really appreciated it.

                                                          Nicky Neil & Lily                  Derbyshire    August 2014


Returned for our 2nd holiday at Villa Pheakon and as every bit as fabulous as we remembered from 2012. Thank you so much Pete &Denise for letting us holiday here again. Thank you so much to Pam for ensuring the villa was prepared beautifully for us and making a special trip to Paphos to replace a broken sun lounger for us so quickly. The extra hours on the air con were bliss and the Wi-Fi and English channels an extra luxury. We enjoy so much, the relaxing terrace, pool area and spent many a day relaxing here with fab BBQ’s in the evening. Had a wonderful holiday here and will continue to recommend Cyprus and this villa to friends back home. Thank you.      

                                                                Steph Abid Harris Hannah & Alissa Newbury          Newbury Berks          August 2014


We were looking forward to this holiday for so long and we were not disappointed. The villa is beautiful, Pam was amazing when we had a small ant army. Pool man was very efficient. Will be back!

                                                                Ward              Norfolk          September 2014


Yet again we’ve had a wonderful time here at your villa – everything could ask for and more – the privacy just adds so much to our holiday – we love the pool, BBQ, garden – just everything. Longer air con time much appreciated. Thanks again for letting us use your beautiful villa. Thanks. 

                                                                Julie Gray &Phil Parfitt      Yorks              September 2014


Third time in Pissouri and still love it, previously stayed at Vinelands but much prefer this villa. Thanks Denise and Pete. Hope to be back next year.                The Browns                Kent                            July 2013


Once again – a great holiday had by all and the villa is still as good as it was 3 years ago. We just had to return. First ever 3 week holiday and we’re still not ready to go home. It’s just too nice here in Cyprus and specially the Pissouri area. A fantastic holiday in a fantastic villa. Thank you to Pete and Denise and Pam and the team for looking after us. I’m sure we’ll be back again.                              Ralph, Donna, Heidi & Freya Coombes                    Bucks              July/August 2013


The villa far exceeded our expectations…very clean, fully equipped and light and airy.

                                                               Christine James Daisy                                    Manchester                 August 2013

Great holiday – Kicked off by welcome pack, much appreciated, late on arrival as restaurants were closing around 11pm. superb villa – one of the best we have stayed in. We had a wonderful holiday and will certainly recommend your villa.       

                                                               Linda & Mike Rogers Cheshire October 2013


What a fabulous week we’ve had. What a view to wake up to. What a beautiful villa. Thank you.

                                                               Rachel, Dick, Martha and Robin Beavan London October 2013


Well presented at the beginning and was beautiful – the view from the villa is pretty amazing too.  The villa was perfect, the neighbourhood was very peaceful everything all we needed was provided. Most of all it is really clean!!  We enjoyed our stay thank you very much for everything.                             Carless family                              December 2012 

Our first visit to Cyprus really impressed with the island and the villa, a lovely time of the year to visit – spent a lot of time lazing around the pool – hope to return in the future.               Mc Elroy                                        October 2012 


We spent a long time on owner’s direct website which was well worth it – cos this villa is a real gem. Super location with a great view out to the sea. P & D friendly and helpful during the initial admin. The pool has been super and we used it every day – Villa well equipped in every respect and the BBQ much appreciated.

                                                              Tony & Amanda Fairbairn      Wilts                October 2012 


Really enjoyed Villa Pheakon – it was 9th visit to Pissouri Bay – didn’t expect to come back so often but seems like home to us now!  Welcome pack appreciated and the villa is excellent, well presented with all amenities.

                                                              Martin &  Lorraine           Norwich                      October 2012 


Villa – FANTASTIC – A REAL luxury villa when we go away we want comfort and this is it with a capital C. Decent beds plenty of room, good furniture, refreshing pool quality outdoor furniture, we are going home very relaxed if a little reluctantly.                                          Gordon & Di    Rickmansworth Herts            September 2012 


Thank you Denise & Pete we have had a fantastic time, the villa is superb and the weather was amazing. Just wish we could have stayed longer – thank you again.                   Kate & John Sargant   Banstead Surrey         September 2012


We had such a wonderful time here at Villa Pheakon. We arrived late in the afternoon to the glorious sunshine and dived straight into the welcoming pool. The welcome goodies were appreciated – it meant we did not have to rush out and but could relax from the start – thank you. The villa was beautifully presented and has everything that you could want. It was our first visit to Cyprus and we felt the villa was in such a great location to see many of the main attractions.  BBQ loads of times which were fantastic – super holiday and would def come back here next time we are in Cyprus.

                                                                      Steph Abid Harris Hannah & Alissa      Newbury           August/September 2012 


Had a lovely 10 days in the villa.  This is our 4th year in Pissouri and we love the peace and quiet.  – Thank you again Carol and John – Welcome pack was a nice treat.                               Carol and John   Milton Keynes         August 2012 


We had a great stay at this villa.  It has been really good to have such a well equipped kitchen and we’ve had some lovely BBQS too, It’s been very hot and humid so we’ve spent most of our time by the pool but have been to Avdimou beach – nice but quite pebbly – lovely place to eat on right as you park.   Thanks to Denise & Pete for the use of your lovely holiday home.  P.S. Many thanks for the welcome pack – it was great!!

                                                                      Dalgish family Gloucestershire           August 2012 


Thanks to Denise & Peter for sharing their wonderful villa with us.  This is our first time to Cyprus we came to celebrate our 25 Anniversary and we have thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.  The villa is absolutely wonderful, so well equipped and everything is to a really high standard.  We spent many hours in and around the pool.  Many thanks to Allan for keeping it so well maintained.                                   Debbie and Andy Weller        Hertfordshire      July 2012 


Great Villa, Great Villa, Great Villa, Great Pool, Great Place, Great weather, Great Island and we had a Great Time!!  Came to relax and will need carrying to the plane tomorrow.  Denise & Pete bless you for sharing it with us and oh yes it was GREAT.                                                         Dave & Linda Coates               Yorkshire                  July 2012 


We arrived late on Friday night and the welcome pack was most welcome. We have had the most relaxing week, just what we needed.  The villa is superb, with everything you could possibly need.  Didn’t hire a car but used the local bus to get around, very helpful driver and very cheap just ask in Pissouri Bay for the bus times.  Tried most of the restaurants in Pissouri Bay all satisfied our test buds, local wines especially the dry whites very good. After a late afternoon swim Agamemnon on the beach is perfect for a cooling drink and a chat with the Cypriot owner.  Thanks Denise & Pete for a holiday that we really needed, it’s been fantastic.

                                                                      Malcolm & Lyn Southern        Cornwall                       June 2012 


Derek and I have had the most marvellous relaxing holiday.  We have visited and stayed in Pissouri a few times now and this villa is by far the best.  The attention to detail is excellent, as previously stated by other guest the ‘welcome pack’ on arrival, and given it was very late when we arrived.  The quality of the furnishings, towels etc.  I have loved the early morning sitting on the balcony overlooking the sea and have successfully read 3 books whilst here.  Thank you so much Denise & Pete for giving us the opportunity to use your villa for the most fab holiday.

                                                                      Derek Thomas & Helen Rowe                   June 2012 


Arrived late in the evening and instantly felt at home.  Provisions in fridge very welcome.  Had a lovely, very hot week and would come again. Enjoyed waking up to the view from the bedroom, will miss that. Thanks Denise & Pete for sharing your holiday home with us, make’s a real difference to the holiday being somewhere where people really take care in ensuring their guest enjoy their stay.               Derek & Georgina   Carlisle Cumbria             June 2012