If you are looking for a residential area in Kato Paphos close to the town and all
amenities, then maybe Universal, on the borders of Geroskipou, could be for you.
Universal is a highly populated area. It consists of an upper and lower area, both
of which are very popular with a number of nationalities, making it an interesting
mix of people.
It is suitable for families, couples, retirees and business people wanting to be
close to town. All different types of property are available, from small apartments
to luxury villas with private pools. Due to its close proximity to the main tourist
attractions, it is also a popular holiday area.
If you don’t want to drive into town, then the lower area will probably be best for
you. But, if you don’t mind a walk, then the upper area, which is relatively new and
smart may be preferable. If you don’t want to walk at all, you can always use the
regular bus service or taxis.
Universal enjoys all the benefits of being close to town, without being in a noisy
neighbourhood. Banks, shops, restaurants, hairdressers, bakeries, supermarkets,
tavernas, the beach and the harbour aren’t far away, neither is The Paphos Mall,
where the largest supermarket is.
The area has the added advantage that local and international schools, hospitals,
doctors and dentists are all within easy reach.
The nearest school is only 5 minutes away by car and the town centre approximately
10 minutes walk. Of course, when you are walking in the hot, summer months, you
probably need to allow a little more time, as walking at this time of the year is
Depending on where you are based, the famous “Old Town” is approximately 20 minutes
away. Here, there are many shops, cafes and restaurants and of course, the municipal
market which also sells fresh fruit and vegetables.
What’s more, if you want to visit the award winning blue flag beach at Coral Bay,
that’s just a short bus trip away – or, if you prefer, the local beach is about 10
minutes walk. So you can see, there is something for everyone.
Access to the motorway is only 5 minutes by car. From here, Paphos International
Airport is about 20 minutes drive. Larnaca International Airport is about 1½ hours
There are 3 golf courses nearby, namely Tsada, Aphrodite Hills and Secret Valley,
which are about 20 minutes drive away. Very soon there will be a brand new golf
course at Geroskipou, which is even closer! So it’s an ideal location to be if you
are a golfer.
Moving onto climate, the Universal area of Kato Paphos is very hot and humid in the
summer months; you will need either ceiling fans or air-conditioning. But in the
winter, this area has the advantage of being much warmer than those areas further
towards the mountains - where generally in the winter you need a roaring fire all
All in all, due to its great location, Universal is a very popular area with both
holidaymakers and permanent residents alike.