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Argaka

Argaka Holidays

A much-loved Eastern Mediterranean holiday island, Cyprus has plenty to offer visitors to its shores. The shores are home to some excellent beaches and charming, secluded villages. There are also centuries of history to explore, from the ancient sites and monuments found scattered throughout the countryside, to cities full of fascinating buildings.

Argaka is a small village in the Paphos region of the country, sitting quietly on the west coast and surrounded by lush, fruit tree-laden landscapes. If you're looking for a beach getaway that really does get you away from it all, this is the place to go.

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Beach beauty and relaxation

If there's one thing that holidays to Cyprus are great for, it's relaxing on beaches. And Argaka does them extremely well. It features a long sand-and-shingle stretch that offers great views over the crystal-clear waters of the sea. There's no better place to take advantage of the slow pace of life enjoyed in the village, so lay your towel down and begin your journey to ultimate relaxation. You can also hire sun loungers from a restaurant further down the beach at Polis, if you're not keen on the feeling of sand between your toes.

There's even more to fall in love with here if you visit at the height of summer, with the endangered Green Turtles often making appearances on the beach.

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Enjoy laid-back village life

Argaka holidays are tranquil and pass at a gentle speed, with the village being everything you'd expect from a traditional coastal spot such as this. Winding streets and a number of churches are the main features of Argaka, but there are also several restaurants, tavernas, bars and coffee shops to keep you happily fed and watered during your stay.

You'll also find a good choice of shops. A market and supermarket give you the chance to buy some fresh local produce and to stock up on groceries and other essentials. There's even a bakery for indulging in some traditional sweet treats. Rub shoulders with the locals wherever you go and you'll enjoy an authentic experience in this wonderful retreat.

Tantalise your tastebuds

The best way to get a feel for a new place is through its food, and there are plenty of restaurants to be found in Argaka.

While your stay is most definitely in Argaka, Cyprus, you could just as easily be in any Mediterranean country when it comes to the diverse flavours on offer. Cypriot cuisine features heavily, but Turkish, Greek and Middle-Eastern flavours are also key players. The most popular restaurants are generally the ones situated down by the waterfront.

Naturally, most of the menus are bursting with fresh fish and seafood, with octopus and squid being particular delicacies. Fish and meat mezes are also firm favourites. Locally-grown fruit is often given as a complementary treat alongside your meal.

Head for the hills

The Troodos Mountains are a two-hour drive away, but are well worth the trip. Troodos is the biggest mountain range in the whole of Cyprus and it's a walker's paradise, with hiking paths etched all over the landscape. The Caledonia Falls trail is particularly scenic, with a route that follows a stream and winds its way through the landscape to a majestic waterfall.

There are numerous quaint villages dotted around the mountains too. Kakopetria is located within the foothills of Troodos and is home to a stunning Byzantine church called Agios Nikolaos tis Stegis. It's one of the oldest churches in the country and features beautifully-preserved wall paintings and carvings. Omodos is a famous wine-producing village nearby where you're likely to be offered a tipple free of charge.

Nearest airport to Argaka

Paphos International Airport – 58 kilometers.

Argaka can be reached by hire car or taxi from Paphos International Airport in one hour.

If you're looking for sun, sea, sand and an unhurried pace of life for your next holiday destination, look no further than Argaka in Cyprus. This sleepy village boasts all the best features of the Cyprus coast but never shouts about it, giving it an irresistible charm. Argaka holidays are your chance to experience an authentic Cypriot experience, meaning you get to enjoy great beaches, a friendly atmosphere and delicious traditional food.