Wednesday, August 31, 2011

'Multi Shop' new outlet openings!

Shopping at Aphrodite Hills is a stimulating and varied experience, with an extensive choice of quality goods on offer, in a comfortable and relaxing environment. We are therefore pleased to announce the opening of three new outlets, adding to the shops with a range of extensive products on offer... at the ‘Multi Shop Gallery’.

Papaellinas Perfumes & Cosmetics was established in 1959 with a few fragrance brands on offer. Today it represents many leading international brands, including the Estée Lauder Group of Companies, Elizabeth Arden, the Cosmetic Houses of Givenchy, Guerlain, Britney Spears, Juicy Couture and Cartier. You can find a wide selection of both perfumes and cosmetics.

Cyta (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority) is the primary telecommunications provider in Cyprus, with a broad range of services and facilities available, which aim to satisfy the ever-increasing needs of its customers; for voice and data applications in both fixed and mobile telephony. We have a wide selection of mobile phones and accessories for sale.

The ‘Multi Shop Gallery’ Pharmacy provides a selection of all medical products. An exclusive delivery service is available for the convenience of customers, operating every Tuesday and Wednesday for all prescription medication deliveries.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Aphrodite Hills ‘Best Golf Development Award’


Leading developers from across the length and breadth of Europe have been notified of their success in Europe’s most prestigious property competition, in association with Google and Bloomberg Television.

Aphrodite Hills Resort
is delighted to learn that it is one of the winning companies.

The Gala Awards Presentation and Property Awards Business Summit will take place on the 22nd and 23rd September at the Park Lane Hotel in London’s Mayfair.

Aphrodite Hills Resort will be presented with the 'Best Golf Development Award'.

The event is part of the International Property Awards, which is now in its 17th year and has become globally recognized as the highest standard of excellence throughout the industry.

Attaining one of these coveted awards is evidence that Aphrodite Hills Resort is capable of excelling over some very strong contenders within the highly competitive European property arena.

Later this year, the highest scoring winners from the European Awards will compete against other winning companies from Asia Pacific, Africa, the Americas and Arabia to determine the ultimate
‘World’s Best’ in each category.

The judging panel consists of more than 80 professionals, whose collective knowledge of the property industry is unsurpassed by any other Property Awards.

This year’s judges include James Bacon, UK Account Manager for Google; Peter Bolton King, Group Chief Executive of the National Federation of Property Professionals; David Dalby of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and Mike McNamara of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS).

Further Information:
Lanitis Development Head Office
Tel: +357 25 828 000

Friday, August 26, 2011

Golf September Events & Offers!

  • Saturday 17th September - BMW Tournament

    Once again we would like to thank BMW Cyprus for the continuous support of golf at Aphrodite Hills.This is one of the most popular events of the season so remember to sign up well in advance to book your place.
    09:00 Shotgun. Entry forms available online or by calling the golf shop.
  • Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th October – Glenfiddich Team Cup

  • There are only a couple of team places remaining for the prestigious Glenfiddich Team Cup; if you are interested in competing in the 4-day event please contact Nicole Efstathiou

For further information on offers and events please contact the Golf Club at +357 26 828200 or via email to

September Proshop Offers

We have Polo Shirts from ONLY €35.00, shorts & trousers from ONLY €38.00

That’s not all - If you buy 1 Polo & 1 pair of shorts/trousers it is only €65.00!! (Please note all offers are valid for selected items only).

PLUS - 25% off Glenmuir, Greg Norman and Ladies EP Pro clothing.

For the start of the new Junior Academy we are also offering 20% off all Junior Shoes, clothing & Accessories (excluding hardware).

Clothing: We now stock junior Ralph Lauren clothing and we have caps, gloves & even sunglasses for our juniors.

Golf shoes: Adidas & Footjoy, staring from a size UK1/EU 33. For September receive a free pair of Aphrodite Hills logo socks worth €8.95 with each pair of shoes (excluding junior shoes).

For Further information on Golf Shop Offers and discounts please contact 26 828200.

Golf Round offers –Specials Exclusive offers at Aphrodite Hills

As a local visitor you can benefit from the following rates at the golf:

Special Offers

Until 15th September

From 16th September

18 holes including the buggy



3 Round Offer



Twilight Golf including buggy



9 holes including the buggy



Members of Cyprus Golf Federation and Cyprus Golf Clubs – TEE TIME OFFER for 4 persons

€260.00 before 11:00 am

€260.00 before 11:00 am

Members of Cyprus Golf Federation and Cyprus Golf Clubs – TEE TIME OFFER for 4 persons

€220.00 after 11:00 am

€220.00 after 11:00 am (until 30th September)

9 Holes - Walking the back 9 08:02 – 08:26 special rate of



Or take advantage of the online offers for 9 holes and twilight.

Exclusive Online Rate!

  • Twilight: €65.00 per person until 15th September & €75.00 per person from 16th September -Including the seat on the buggy – twilight is when we cannot guarantee that players can complete 18 holes due to the daylight restriction and you play as many holes as you can before dark.
Exclusive Online Rate!
  • Afternoon 9 holes: €40.00 per person until 15th September & €49.00 per person from 16th September - Including the seat on the buggy
Click here to book online

NB: In order to view the twilight & 9 hole tee times on our booking tool please kindly select your search times from 12:00pm


Saturday 3rd September – the 2011/2012 Junior academy begins.

The full Junior membership program is starting again, and for the upcoming season many more activities are planned for the children.

The program continues with the weekly lessons and a monthly tournament; plus in September only we are offering 20% off all Junior Shoes, clothing & Accessories (excluding hardware) See pro shop for details.

For the full schedule of events please speak with one of our Pga Professionals.

To register your children for the junior academy please contact Nicole Efstathiou.

For all other membership enquiries, membership details and member guest offers please contact the Golf Shop or your membership manager Nicole Efstathiou.

For more details on offers and to enter any of the events please contact the golf club.

Tel: 26 828200

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Spa Retreat News September 2011

The heat has been sweltering down on us this month, and it seems there is little to do other than soak up the sun and chill out with a cool drink. August is the peak of the holiday season for a reason, so our advice is... why fight it, just relax and let the stress escape you.

Juice Bar

With this philosophy in mind we have created some truly refreshing juices and smoothies for our guests to enjoy poolside or in the shaded relaxation gardens of the spa. These compliment our new healthy menu that has been created with an expert nutritionist to ensure that guests don’t only get a meal that tastes great, but something that is really good for you too.

The menu includes a range of appetisers, salads, wraps and lunches that can be followed by something delicious to satisfy your sweet tooth without denting your diet.


Also this month, we’re pleased to have had some great interest in our bi-weekly skin consultations. Every Wednesday and Friday at midday in the Intercontinental Hotel lobby, our expert beauty therapists armed with the Pevonia skin scanner have been giving out free advice to hotel guests and visitors. Whether you’re concerned about sensitivity, sun damage, aging or you just would like to know more about your skin type then our consultations will give you an in-depth understanding that will satisfy even the most beauty conscious.


Keep your eyes open this month whilst you relax by the hotel pool as our Spa Representative may be testing your spa knowledge with our fun quiz... you never know, you could be a prize winner.


Whilst some of us may be finding it difficult to be motivated in the heat, others are fighting fit and our classes are increasing with popularity. After all, the fitness centre air conditioning is working hard! Saturday’s Zumba is keeping our hips swinging, whilst Fridays yoga is calming our souls so whichever is right for you, be sure to reserve your place.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Tennis Academy September 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to the September Edition of the Tennis Academy Newsletter.

Traditionally, September is the time when the Summer comes to an end......Not here in Cyprus! Summer is extended through to the end of October and this is what make playing Tennis in Cyprus so special.

This month all the children will be returning to school, starting new classes and enjoying new beginnings while all the adults go back to work after their long deserved Holidays and back to the daily grind at work can seem daunting but never fear the Tennis Academy is here to help.

This month we focus on the Health Benefits that can be gained from playing Tennis. Going to the Gym is not the only way to get into shape...

Bjorn Borg, the stoic tennis-playing Swede who won five straight Wimbledon and six French Open singles titles, was famous for his calm, cool demeanor on the court. For a time, he was dubbed "Ice Borg." His conditioning was legendary, and so was his resting heart rate, a reported 45 beats per minute.

Whether true or not, the story about Borg's tranquil cardiac tissue underscores an important point about tennis: playing it on a regular basis is good for your heart. It's also good for the body and mind. In fact, playing tennis on a regular basis produces physical, physiologic and psychologic benefits.

These benefits include increased burning of calories, reduction in blood pressure and reduced stress. All of these benefits play a role in reducing a person’s risk of developing heart disease, the number-one killing disease among men and women.

To help you appreciate the health and heart benefits of tennis, to encourage you to get out there and play and to help you play the sport safely, Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute at Cleveland Clinic and the United States Tennis Association have collaborated to bring you this “Get your game on” guide.

Cut Calories, Lower Blood Pressure
Playing tennis on a regular basis can help maintain or improve balance, mobility, agility, strength and fitness. It also helps burn calories. According to the Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute exercise physiologist and avid tennis player Gordon Blackburn, Ph.D., research shows that three hours of moderate aerobic exercise every week can cut the risk of developing heart disease by 50 percent. "Playing tennis at a moderate to vigorous intensity on a regular basis," says Dr. Blackburn, "is a good way to get your aerobic exercise. You'll exercise your muscles and burn calories. Tennis can even help lower your blood pressure. All of that helps reduce your risk of developing heart disease or of having a cardiovascular event, such as a heart attack or stroke."

A 135-pound woman playing an hour of tennis can burn 330 calories during doubles and 420 calories during singles, says Dr. Blackburn. An average-sized man playing an hour of tennis can burn about 425 calories during doubles and 600 calories during singles. In fact, says Dr. Blackburn, you’ll burn more calories playing three hours of tennis per week than you will doing three hours of light weightlifting, bowling or golfing.

If you complement the tennis with other aerobic activities such as brisk walking or cycling, so that you are getting some sort of aerobic exercise most days of the week,” says Dr. Blackburn, “you can make an even bigger impact on improving heart health.” For instance, numerous recent studies, says Dr. Blackburn, have documented the physiologic benefits of walking on a regular basis and at a moderate intensity.

Whether you’re a former tennis player ready to take up the sport again, or you’re taking it up for the first time, pre-play stretching is one of the most important precautions you can take to minimize the risk of muscle or limb injury. Stretching prepares the body for physical activity by warming the muscles and joints. The process takes only a few minutes. Stretching does not guarantee that you won’t be injured during play, but the evidence shows that it can help significantly reduce the risk.

For those of you thinking, “Dude, this body don’t bend,” stretching exercises are not designed to contort the limbs, inflict pain or serve as a tryout for Cirque de Soleil. The objective is to ready the muscles and joints for the stretching and extending you’ll do as play begins and progresses.

To keep tennis safe and healthy, always keep these tips in mind:

  • Get the body’s muscles and joints properly warmed up by stretching
  • Use water or healthy sports drinks to keep the body properly hydrated before, during and after play. This is particularly important when playing in hot, humid weather, or for longer than an hour per session.
  • If you injure yourself or experience chest pain, stop playing immediately and contact your physician.
  • Play within your means. (In other words, leave the acrobatics to Roddick and Venus Williams)
  • Get Your Game On…Safely

Dr. Blackburn encourages anyone who can to take up tennis, but certain individuals, he says, need to check with a physician before doing so. If you are interested in playing tennis, check the list below to see if any of the criteria describe or relate to your health status. If so, you’ll want to discuss your intentions with your doctor.

  • Chest discomfort or pain during physical activity
  • Current inactive lifestyle, by choice or because of a medical condition
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Heart disease
  • Recent surgery (within past year)
  • Pacemaker
  • High or low blood pressure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Regular dizziness or loss of consciousness
  • Vision problems
  • Joint replacement
  • History of chronic joint pain or discomfort that worsens during physical activity

Also, if you are under a physician’s care for any reason, or taking medications to help manage a condition, be sure to discuss with your physician your interest in tennis before heading off to the courts.

Fun…and For All
One of the greatest aspects of tennis is that playing it can be fun. True, it can be challenging, especially if you’re just learning, but it also is a sport in which lessons, practice and persistence pay off quickly. Tennis offers a great diversion from life’s stresses as well as a great opportunity to socialize, particularly if you join a local tennis league or club or frequent public courts. Tennis is invigorating, and, once you get the hang of it, tremendously satisfying. It also makes a great family activity.

Contrary to what you might think, tennis is not a sport played and enjoyed only by the young. In fact, 11.3 million adults aged 25 and up played tennis at least once last year. And as Venus and Serena Williams have so brilliantly reminded everyone, tennis is a sport for women just as much as it is for men.
Some great information there. Now there is absolutely no excuse not to play, especiall if you are looking to get fitter or just looking to improve your game slightly. The tennis Academy is the place to be and we are looking forward to welcoming you very soon.

Tennis Academy Programmes Setember 2011

As the children go back to school and the Holiday season is over, our Local Tennis programme will once again commence on September 12th with all the Groups running as before.

Just to refresh your memory, here is a list of all the groups which are held throughout the week Monday to Sunday.

Activities and offers at Aphrodite Hills Tennis Centre

Weekly activities


Aphrodite Hills Meerkat Group €14.50 per child 9am – 10am
Aphrodite Hills Dragons Group €14.50 per child 10am –11am

Aphrodite Hills Adult Coaching Class €15.00 per person 6pm – 8pm
Aphrodite Hills Dragon Group €14.50 per child 5pm – 6pm

Aphrodite Hills Lions Group 60.00 per month(4 times) 4pm – 5pm
Aphrodite Hills Social Club Night

Free For members
€10.00 Non Members

6pm – 8pm

Aphrodite Hills Pumas Group €60.00 per month (4times) 6pm – 7pm

Aphrodite Hills Meerkats Group €14.50 per child 5pm – 6pm

Aphrodite Hills Panthers Group €60.00 per month (4times) 9am – 10am
Aphrodite Hills Junior MatchPlay €15.00 per Session 10am –12pm

Tennis court hire

Clay Courts

Hard Courts
1 hour €20.00 1 hour €15.00
6 hours €100.00 6 hours €75.00

Floodlight per hour €3.00 Racket-rental per hour €5.00

Winter 01.11.-31.03 Summer from 01.05.-31.10.

€275.00 €225.00
€550.00 €500.00
€200.00 €160.00
Juniors until 18 years
€200.00 €160.00

Unlimited court hire. No multiple booking possible.
Included Club Night every Wednesday.
Aphrodite Hills owners and members have on MMP Coaching a discount of 15 %.
In case of special tennis events we reserve the right to use all the tennis courts - -

Monday, August 1, 2011

Featured Property August: Villa Thalia

Three bedroom Villa with a mezzanine floor

Villa Thalia is perfect for a romantic retreat, with the focus on combining indoor and outdoor living. High glazed doors throughout allow the tranquil Cypriot evenings to filter though the home. A graceful use of stonework and timber, along with traditional details create a hideaway in harmony with the style of the architecture found on the island.

Intimate dinners or grand occasions are easy with a beautiful open living area, spilling onto an outdoor entertaining space. A large dining room presents full height glazed doors on two sides, opening to the gardens. This space is aptly served by a large, light filled kitchen, accommodating the needs of the most discerning purchasers.

The spacious master bedroom looks over the pool area and is served by a grand en suite bathroom and wardrobe. A second guest bedroom is reached by a small flight of skylit stairs. The lower ground floor option provides the possibility of a third bedroom or a study along with ample storage space. Another bedroom with en suite bathroom is located on the mezzanine floor.

Villa Thalia includes a generous 177m2 of living space and 21m2 of covered verandas.

*price for guidance and subject to change
This Villa includes a 20% discount

Plot Area: 1495m2
Ground Floor Covered: 124m2
Lower Ground Floor: 53m2
Covered Verandas: 21m2
Total Covered Area: 198m2

Bedrooms: 3
En suite Bathrooms: 2
Guest Bathrooms: 1
Swimming Pool: 10x5m overflow

For additional information please click here