Villa Holidays in Cyprus
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Introduction to Cyprus
With over 400 miles of scenic coastline and gloriously golden sands, Cyprus is a truly beautiful holiday destination for those seeking a stunning stay. From serene beaches to dramatic rocky stretches, the shores of the third-largest island in the Mediterranean are filled with contrasting seascapes.

Here you’ll find family-friendly resorts and pretty fishing villages, ancient monuments and breath-taking mountain vistas, making this a captivating destination for tourists looking for sun-filled Cyprus villa holidays. During your getaway, you can indulge in dishes at traditional tavernas, browse the wares at local markets and explore everything this country has to offer.

So, whether you’re planning a party break, or you’re planning a holiday hidden away in your own countryside bolthole, you’ll find your dream villa break in this classic holiday hotspot.

Sunny Climates

If you want your holiday to be filled with warm weather, July and August are the key months to book your villa in Cyprus. Temperatures range between anything from 27°C right up to 38°C at this time of year, and you can soak up around 13 hours of sunshine, too! When you feel you’re ready to retreat from the heat, you can return to your villa and either enjoy the cooling air conditioning that comes with most of our properties or take a refreshing dip in your private pool. 

The spring and autumn are a great time to visit Cyprus if you don't enjoy too much heat. From March the temperatures are an average of 19°C and you can expect similar in October and November, perfect for exploring.

Your Self-Catering Holidays in Cyprus

By choosing a self-catering villa stay, you are the master of your holiday. Therefore, opting to book a villa in Cyprus means you can enjoy the wonderfully warm weather and explore everything the country has to offer before returning to your holiday accommodation at your leisure.

Villa Plus has a diverse selection of properties available, with over 140 villas offering everything from countryside hideaways in the country to centrally-located villas. So, you can select your villas to rent in Cyprus featuring all your favourite things using our ‘villa type’ filter.

If you’re hoping for a lively town where you can explore white sands and azure waters by day and sip cocktails by night, you can book your stay in one of our villas in Coral Bay. Thanks to its famed lively nightlife, this is the ideal spot for your holiday villa as it allows you to enjoy what the surrounding bars and eateries. You can easily make the trip from Coral Bay to Paphos.

There’s much to see and do in Paphos itself. Highlights include the impressive Paphos Castle and 2,000 years’ worth of history at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.

While Coral Bay is lively, the village of Chloraka, three kilometres from Paphos, provides a quieter getaway. Here, you can use your own luxury villa in Cyprus as a base and discover the beautiful beachside views and sweeping rocky slopes on offer.

For a family-friendly Cyprus stay, book your villa in the traditional town of Latchi. The uncrowded beach, picturesque harbour and gentle nature walks make this a lovely spot for large groups and families wanting to explore the region.

Protaras is located on the southeast coast of Cyprus and is a lively,family-focused resort. Its coastline is lined with sheltered sandy bays,while the main street has plenty of places to eat and drink.



Your Cyprus Villa Holiday

As well as being able to search by the location you’re seeking, you can also look for the perfect number of bedrooms to suit your group. We cater for small groups looking for two-bedroom properties as well as larger groups that require seven bedrooms. Whatever the reason for your villa stay, you’re sure to find the accommodation to suit your requirements when you look at what we have to offer.

Each of our villas in Cyprus features a private pool, BBQ and outdoor dining space, creating the perfect accommodation for the sunny weather. Even in the slightly cooler winter months, you’ll find there are plenty of properties that offer heated pools, so you can still enjoy a swim, even when the weather turns chilly.

Holidays for Families

Whether you’re travelling with teens or little ones, there are a lot of activities and events for families planning their Cyprus villa holidays. A large selection of our properties in Coral Bay are ideally placed for diving fans. The striking coral in the bay, as well as the underwater caves and sunken ships make this a prime spot for those who want to take the plunge.

Staying in Coral Bay, you can all while away the days at Ithaki Amusement Park, which features a mini golf course, trampolines and games arcade. If animals are your thing, Paphos Zoo is a short journey from Coral Bay and home to tigers and giraffes, plus the daily bird show is a must-see.   While you’re in Paphos, you can all take a trip to Aphrodite Water Park. This is filled with rides, slides and wave pools for adults and children alike.

Another popular water park in Cyprus can be found in Protaras. Aquamania Waterpark is a one of the main attractions in this popular family resort. You’ll also find Protaras Ocean Aquarium and Star Leisure Mini Golf here, both ideal for a fun family day.

Enjoy a Cyprus Stay

Whatever holiday you have in mind, you’ll find the one for you when you take your pick from the selection of Villa Plus properties in Cyprus. From quiet spots to bustling towns, our villas can be found in an array of areas on the island. Check out the accommodation on offer and book your dream Cyprus holiday today.

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  • Archaeology and history
  • Golden Mediterranean beaches
  • Diving in Coral Bay
  • Akamas National Park's wilderness walks
  • Turtle spotting in Lara Bay
  • Delicious seafood meze

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Cyprus
Where is Cyprus? 

Situated in the Mediterranean Sea, just south of Turkey and southeast of Greece, Cyprus is an island country comprising over 400 miles of dramatic coastline, complete with sandy beaches and tranquil towns and villages.

Weather

The country has a balmy Mediterranean climate, with long dry summers lasting from May to October, and mild winters from December to February, separated by shorter autumn and spring seasons. It’s gifted with plenty of sunshine, too, and over the summer months, there’s an average of 11.5 hours of bright sunlight per day! Summer is generally a season of high temperatures and cloudless skies. You can cool of during the night, with air conditioning in all bedrooms.

Nightlife

In Cyprus, you can lap up the local culture in traditional restaurants and bars, many of which offer live music and entertainment. There are plenty of bars and nightclubs in all major Cypriot cities and resorts, particularly the renowned Coral Bay area. The main clubbing spot in Cyprus is Ayia Napa, near Protaras, which is known internationally for its nightlife, festive atmosphere and countless bars, pubs and nightclubs.

History

Once ruled by Greek, Assyrian, Egyptian, British and Persian regimes and empires, amongst others, Cyprus officially gained independence in 1959. The country is rich in history, with many archaeological finds left over from previous civilisations. Now, these lost worlds have been uncovered and are here for you to visit – start with a trip to either the House of Dionysos, the Temple of Aphrodite or the Tomb of the Kings.

Culture

Throughout Cyprus, the typically Mediterranean landscape is blessed with the timeless beauty of antiquity. There are crusader fortresses situated next to tall cypress trees, Greco-Roman theatres carved out of cliffs and Byzantine monasteries perched on mountaintops. Being an island with such a varied and interesting history, there are many places to explore. The wealth of archaeological sites, museums, castles, monasteries and old Cypriot churches are all well worth visiting if you’re wanting to delve into the country’s past.

Places of interest

Cyprus is a land of contrasts – just take the untamed wilderness of Akamas National Park, the tourist mecca that is Paphos or the beautiful beaches of Coral Bay and Protaras, for instance. Experience solitary walks in the Troodos Mountains with just wild sheep for company, or revel in the buzzing nightlife of the Coral Bay Strip. Whatever you do here, you’ll leave the country with a thirst to return as soon as possible.

Cuisine

Perhaps best of all, for some people anyway, Cyprus is also foodie heaven! The food here is mainly fresh, organic and local. If you want to eat in true Cypriot style, order a selection of meze (the Greek-Cypriot equivalent of tapas) – a big selection of little dishes such as souvlaki, tzatziki, calamari, halloumi, taramasalata, hummus and tahini.

Things to do for families

Coral Bay is a popular diving site, and as you would expect from the name, there are coral colonies to explore, complete with ancient shipwrecks, underwater cliffs, caves and valleys. Night dives here can be particularly exciting, too. There are many PADI Diving Centres offering diving courses for beginners, so you can enter the water at a pace which suits you.

Alternatively, Ithaki Amusement Park is situated in Coral Bay. It’s complete with a mini golf course, a video game arcade and a café-bar, making it ideal for a family day out. Paphos Zoo is also suited to families and is a great place for all animal lovers. There are tigers, giraffes, tortoises and many other beautiful animals to see, along with a bird show which occurs several times a day.

Villa Plus in Cyprus
Here at Villa Plus, our customers are always at the forefront of our minds. We have a selection of handpicked, self-catering villas which you’ll instantly fall in love with. Whether you fancy a spot of pure relaxation in a peaceful countryside retreat, spectacular patio views at sunset or a property in a central location within walking distance of restaurants and the beach, we’ve got everything covered. 

As locals to the destination, we’re on hand 24-7 to ensure you have the perfect getaway you’ve been dreaming of. We live and breathe Cyprus and want to make sure that you leave the country loving it just as much as we do.

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Villa Polyxeni, Coral Bay, Cyprus
  • 5 Bedrooms
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  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 miles
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Villa Veronika, Peyia, Cyprus
  • 5 Bedrooms
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  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 1 ¾ mile
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Villa Androniki, Latchi, Cyprus
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  • 5 Bedrooms
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    33 x 20 ft
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  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Beach 1 ½ mile
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Villa Akamas Bayview, Latchi, Cyprus
  • 5 Bedrooms
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    30 x 15 ft
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  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 ½ miles
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Villa Christella, St. Georges, Cyprus
  • 4 Bedrooms
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  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach ¾ mile
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Villa Corallina, Coral Bay, Cyprus
  • 4 Bedrooms
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    27 x 14 ft
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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 900 yds
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Villa Zeus, Coral Bay, Cyprus
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  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 miles
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From: £75 To: £248

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From: £602 To: £1983
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Villa Xanthi, Latchi, Cyprus
  • 4 Bedrooms
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  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Beach 2 miles
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Villa Danae Coral Bay, Peyia, Cyprus
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  • Beach 2 miles
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Villa Joanna Coral Bay, Peyia, Cyprus
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Cyprus Resorts
You can choose any one of our many villas in Cyprus and enjoy a holiday you will dream about for many years to come. We know how to make you happy! If you just want to relax under a brilliant blue sky, you’ve come to the right place – the beaches are spectacular, and your own private pool at the villa is perfect for soaking up the rays. Or you might opt for a really active holiday, trying some of the many water sports on offer, or exploring the island. You could head up into the Troodos Mountains, or take a jeep safari on the dirt tracks of the Akamas National Park through a timeless world of carob and olive trees, pine and juniper forests, streams and waterfalls, deserted coves and hidden beaches.

In the evening you can venture out to the harbour at Latchi for a great choice of top notch restaurants around the picturesque harbour, including traditional Cypriot food and contemporary international cuisine. This is seafood heaven and we highly recommend the fish meze in this most romantic of settings. If you want to liven things up, the busy main strip of Coral Bay is well supplied with clubs, bars and rustic tavernas serving a Cypriot meze that will challenge the capacity of even the hungriest beach bum or babe! When you need a break from taramasalata and kleftiko, you can try one of the Japanese, Chinese or Italian restaurants. There are pubs if you are feeling homesick, and even a disco open till very late – or do we mean early?

Coral Bay
53 Villas
Located off a coastal road west of Paphos, Coral Bay is a popular seaside resort. The main attraction here is the 660 yards of sandy Coral Bay Beach, which carries Blue Flag certification and is the most popular in the area. The warm shallow waters are perfect for paddling, while the surrounding bay is a water sports hotspot.

Latchi
15 Villas
Latchi is ideal for a relaxing holiday, with its own laid-back rural charm and culture. There's no sign of noisy bars or high-rise resort-style developments here, with life centring around the authentic Latchi Harbour – a particular highlight for seafood fans. In the early hours of the morning, while you are fast asleep, the fishermen are out catching the fish you’ll eat for dinner.

Polis
22 Villas
Polis is a small town with a lovable sleepy ambience. In short, it provides the perfect environment to forget about everyday life, helping you to leave any stresses back home. Although it is less than an hours’ drive from the crowds and bustle of Paphos, it is a world away in terms of atmosphere. When it comes to restful and rejuvenating holidays, Polis is hard to beat.

Peyia
16 Villas
The name Peyia refers to quite a large area which includes Coral Bay, St George and Sea Caves. Villa Plus rentals are located near this village, which sits on the hillside with magnificent views across the bay. It has supermarkets, shops, a town hall and a choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. Peyia village is well known for its local tavernas where you can try delicious Cypriot meze.

St. Georges
8 Villas
St Georges is situated by a rugged, unspoilt stretch of coast which is right at the edge of the Akamas peninsular. It has undergone development but has still managed to maintain its natural beauty. There is also a small fishing harbour, which has a small, sheltered bay of sand and small pebbles gently sloping into the clear waters, as well as a handful of charming tavernas serving mezes. If you want to visit the region’s spiritual attractions, St Georges is home to a couple of churches dating back to the 6th century.

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Things to do in Cyprus
Cyprus is a great destination for a carefree holiday. On this beautiful island, there are fantastic beaches, traditional local villages and archaeological sites to be explored. Nature lovers will appreciate the Troodos Mountains and Akamas National Park.

Paphos Archaeological site
Kato Paphos Archaeological Park includes sites and monuments from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages, while most remains date back to the Roman period. The marvellous mosaic floors of four Roman villas form the impressive epicentre of the finds. This complex includes other important monuments, such as the Asklepieion, the Odeon, the Agora, the Saranta Kolones (Forty Columns) Fortress, the Limeniotissa Ruins of early Christian Basilica and the Tombs of the Kings.

Akamas National Park
The western tip of Cyprus is an area of breathtaking rugged beauty. Only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicles and on foot, you can explore the many trails and discover the Fontana Amoroza pool and Avakas Gorge. The area comes alive in springtime with over 530 species of plants including orchids providing a blaze of colour. Pack water, sunscreen and a hat and prepare for a mini-adventure.

Turtle Spotting in Lara Bay
Green turtles and loggerhead turtles nest only in a handful of select locations around the world – Cyprus just happens to be one of those locations. The pollution-free sands of the Akamas Peninsula (particularly Lara Bay) and the beaches near Polis are great for turtles to lay their eggs. Seeing some of these magnificent animals in the wild is an experience you’ll always cherish.

Fantastic Beaches
Cyprus is well known for its beautiful beaches with golden sands and crystal-clear waters. Coral Bay resort is famous for its Blue Flag beach, while the beaches of Polis and Latchi are where the locals like to frequent. In Protaras area, there are many fantastic beaches with Fig Tree Bay being one of the most beautiful on the island.

Beaches in Cyprus
The best place to soak up the Cyprus sunshine is at the beach, and with more than four hundred miles of coastline, there are plenty from which to choose. Cyprus has a diverse geological terrain resulting in beaches of varying types. Umbrellas or sun beds are generally charged at the standard rate of approx. €2 per day. All the main beaches have parking facilities however during peak season these can become crowded.

Moving from the North West of the island and following the coastline to the East you can visit a beach of your choice. The "Blue Flag" is awarded to beaches meeting strict criteria relating to environmental education and information, beach area management and quality of bathing water. In 2006, 49 beaches in Cyprus were awarded the Blue Flag so there are plenty of great options to choose from.

Coral Bay Beach
Coral Bay Beach is one of the best beaches in Cyprus. It has golden sands and clean, calm waters. The beach also has Blue Flag status, with a few tavernas nearby tavernas if you’re wanting to replenish. This is a busy beach in peak season and is great for water sports lovers. You can also rent sunbeds and parasols here. 

Corallia Beach 
Corallia Beach is smaller than Coral Bay but still a hit with locals and tourists alike. It is a manmade, picturesque beach and has sunbeds and parasols to hire, as well as toilet and shower facilities. The beach is home to fine golden sands close to the shore, which change to rocks and large pebbles as you enter the sea. The beach lies at the end of the Paphos to Coral Bay Resort bus route.

Cavo Maris Beach 
Popular with families, Cavo Maris is named after a hotel and is a small, sandy beach with shallow waters. It is located in the same vicinity as the Lombardi Beach, but it is slightly larger and has water sports facilities available. You can also hire sun loungers, umbrellas and pedalos. It’s close to many public transport options, so you can easily go to and from the beach.

Chloraka Beach 
Chloraka Beach is situated between the main resorts of Coral Bay and Paphos next to the Chloraka Village. It has golden sands which are protected by rocks so it keeps the big waves away, making it ideal for children. The beach isn’t far from St George Chapel, which attracts both locals and tourists, if you’re looking for to experience other local attractions while you’re there.

Fig Tree Bay 
Fig Tree Bay is the most popular and beautiful beach in Protaras and it has been declared by TripAdvisor as the third best beach in Europe. It has fine, golden sands and crystal-clear waters, making it ideal for families. There are numerous amenities on the beach, including toilets, changing rooms, sunbeds, umbrellas and water sports facilities, as well as a few restaurants.

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Food & Drink in Cyprus
Cypriot cuisine takes influence from Europe, Africa and Asia, catering for a range of different tastes. Fruits and vegetables are freshly picked, while Cypriots often pride themselves on their tasty homemade breads. Towns and villages tend to have traditional souvlaki shops, serving up chicken or pork kebabs, either in pita bread or on a platter. They also serve delicious gyros with beef. Fresh fish is caught and served by the attractive harbourside tavernas, the perfect spot for a lazy lunch or to watch the sun set. There are vineyards dotted throughout the countryside and many local villages produce their own liquors if you're feeling brave!


Local Markets - Puglia
Markets
The Old Town of Paphos has a partially covered farmer and retailer market, where you can purchase all kinds of good such as fresh fruits and vegetables, fish, lace, leather and therapeutic olive oil products. It's worth a visit on a Saturday morning, as this is when the knowledgeable locals tend to go.

If you are staying in the Protaras area, head to the Farmers' Market which is held early on a Saturday and Sunday morning in the nearby village of Deryneia. It starts at 7am and finishes up at 1pm, giving you the chance to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Alternatively, take a visit to the market on the outskirts of Larnaca, held every Sunday between 9am and 1pm.


Speciality Dishes - Puglia
Speciality Dishes
In Cyprus, you can discover an impressive variety of local cuisine. The meze dishes are popular and typically comprise of Greek salads, olives, kleftiko (slow cooked lamb), afelia (pork with coriander seeds), stifado (beef stew) and potatoes, along with dips like hummus, tzatziki, taramasalata and tahini on the side. 

Halloumi - Halloumi is probably the most popular Cypriot food because it possesses the rare ability to be easily fried or grilled, completely redefining the expectations of ‘grilled cheese’. It is produced by combining a mixture of goat and sheep milk and can also be served up cold alongside freshly sliced watermelon. This is commonly eaten as either an appetizer or a dessert in Cyprus. 

Stuffed Vine Leaves - Stuffed Vine Leaves (koupepia) are made of minced meat, rice, onions, tomatoes and a mixture of herbs. This filling is then wrapped carefully in fresh vine leaves. It is usually made in large batches and can be frozen, so it can be enjoyed later. 

Souvlaki - Souvlaki is a popular dish, consisting of small chunks of charcoal-grilled meat on a skewer and a large amount of fresh salad filling. It is often served with a pita bread on the side

Sheftalia - Sheftalia is Cypriot style sausage dish which is made using lamb and pork meat. It is wrapped in sheets of caul fat, which is rendered over a live fire. As the fat drips, little towers of flame lick the meat, creating a super crusty exterior that's still moist and juicy inside.

Kleftico - Kleftiko is a lamb cooked for around 2-4 hours in a clay oven with lemon juice and cinnamon. Join the locals at a taverna and take your time over this flavour filled speciality.





local recipes


Keftedes (Greek meatballs with a lemon sauce) 
Keftedes (Greek meatballs with a lemon sauce)  -  Cyprus
This is an easy Greek recipe for flavour-packed, tender meatballs with a crispy crust and a lemony sauce. It can be eaten as an appetizer, but it also can be served as a Greek-style dinner bowl when combined with Greek-style salad, tzatziki sauce and pita bread.
  • INGREDIENTS
  • 1 grated brown onion  
  • 3 minced garlic cloves 
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • 1 slice, day-old bread or pita bread, cubed and soaked in milk
  • 1 lb lean ground beef 
  • 1/2 lb ground lamb or pork 
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, divided 
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 
  • 1 tbsp. organic ground coriander  
  • 1 tsp dried oregano, preferably Greek oregano 
  • 1 tsp organic ground cumin  
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg  
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 3 lemons, zested and juiced 
  • Flour for dredging 
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken stock
INGREDIENTS



Take a large frying pan and heat 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat. Add onions and garlic and cook until golden and translucent, stirring regularly. Transfer the onions and garlic mixture to a large mixing bowl to cool. Set aside in a frying pan for later. 

Wring the excess milk out of the soaked bread. Add the bread to the mixing bowl. 

Add the ground beef and lamb (or pork) to the mixing bowl, along with 1 egg, fresh mint, spices, salt and pepper and 1 tbsp. lemon zest. Mix by hand until mixture is fully incorporated. 

Form the meat mixture into balls (each the size of a heaped tablespoon.) Roll the meatballs into the flour to lightly coat and place them on a large tray for now. 

Add 1/4 cup olive oil to a large skillet and heat over a medium-to-high heat. Turn heat to medium and add the meatballs. Fry them for 10 minutes or so, turning occasionally until they’re cooked and well-crusted on all sides. 

With a slotted spoon, remove the meatballs from the frying pan. Place them onto paper towels to drain any excess fat. Meanwhile, carefully discard most of the cooking fat from the frying pan – it’s best to dump it into a tin can until cooled. Put the skillet back onto the stovetop over a medium heat. 

Whisk 1 egg yolk with the chicken broth and lemon juice. Add to the cooking skillet with the remaining lemon zest, then put the meatballs back in. Cook over medium heat for another 5 minutes until the lemon sauce thickens.

 
 
 


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