Thursday, July 28, 2011

The brand new "Multi Shop Gallery" is opened!

Aphrodite Hills Resort announces the opening of a brand new ‘Multi Shop Gallery’ at The Village Square

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. From famous brand outlets covering a wide selection of luxury items and casual apparel, including handmade creations to homemade sweets, bringing the local culture even closer.

Mavromatis Bookshop
A wide range of books in many languages, to buy for children and adults. Also newspapers, magazines, stationary and gift items are available.

Famous Sports
Casual and fashionable sports apparel as well as quality equipment and accessories by world leading manufacturers.

Ioannou Eyewear Boutique
An extensive collection of glasses and sunglasses, contact lenses and optical accessories.

Early Learning Centre
At the Early Learning Centre, we do all we can to aid parents help children grow into happy, self-confident people. With fantastic toys that help develop vital skills, toys that help children get off to the best possible start, and toys that are tremendous fun.
All toys are designed to help children explore the boundaries of their imagination and creativity, to make learning fun and help children be all they can be.
All toys meet and exceed all British and European standards for toy safety, and we’re delighted with an ongoing association with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, who work with ELC in the development of the toys.

Folli Follie
Folli Follie is a leading global jewellery and fashion brand that offers top quality, trendy, fashionable luxury at affordable prices. Folli Follie’s ‘full fashion concept’ provides an array from sparkling rings to funky watches, complemented by a range of eye-catching accessories from bags and purses, to scarves and belts.

Katerina Sweets
Voted Best Cypriot Product 2010 - TimeOut Eating Awards!
At the Award Ceremony of the TimeOut Eating & Drinking Awards, held in 2010 at Larnaka International Airport, Katerina Sweets was awarded with the honorary award of Best Cypriot Product 2010!

Today Katerina makes more than 20 different types of spoon sweets, jams and other traditional foods, without the use of any colours or preservatives. You too can bring tradition and sweetness to your home by buying Katerina’s homemade spoon sweets.

A traditional and delightful Greek custom is the offering of spoon sweets to guests as a symbol of hospitality. Spoon sweets, mostly known as Glika tou Koutaliou (say: ghlee-KAH τοο koo-tahl-YOO) is a Cyprus traditional homemade fruit, stewed down with sugar to a desired consistency and available in a wide range of flavours. They are usually served with Greek coffee and a cold glass of water. They can also be used as ice cream toppings, or mixed with yogurt and even spread as jams over toast for breakfast.

Sparkles
Selling products using genuine Swarovski elements
SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS is the premium brand for the finest crystal elements manufactured by Swarovski. Available in myriad colours, effects, shapes and sizes, these elements provide a fabulous palette of inspiration for designers in the worlds of fashion, jewellery, accessories, interior design and the lighting industry.

A certificate of authenticity appears on all products made with Swarovski elements and serves as a sign of authenticity and the highest standards of design.

Evrodynamiki DIY Store
The Evrodynamiki DIY Store, offers an array of useful and necessary household products, for any property owner who wishes to make improvements or purchase new items for their home. With a large selection of hardware, including all garden accessories and interior household products, the Evrodynamiki DIY Store has everything.

Folli Follie
Folli Follie is a leading global jewellery and fashion brand that offers top quality, trendy, fashionable luxury at affordable prices. Folli Follie’s ‘full fashion concept’ provides an array from sparkling rings to funky watches, complemented by a range of eye-catching accessories from bags and purses, to scarves and belts.

Pharmacy
We provide all products including delivery service every Tuesdays and Wednesdays for all prescription medications

Papaellinas Cosmetics
Papaellinas Perfumes and Cosmetics Department was established in 1959 with a few fragrance brands, today it represents many leading international brands such as 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 Shop
Cyta (Cyprus Telecommunications Authority) is the primary telecommunications provider in Cyprus with a broad range of services and facilities 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 selection of mobile phones and accessories.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The new Ice Cream Parlour opens at the Village Square!


Tantalize your taste buds with a mouth-watering treat from the new Ice Cream Parlour at Aphrodite Hills.


It is located amongst the charming Village Square Restaurants, above the Pirates Village and opposite Psarochori Restaurant. Gevsis opens daily, from 3.00pm to 11.00pm.

From this open-air Parlour, you may purchase your ice creams to take away. Alternatively, you may take in the awe-inspiring views of the Mediterranean Sea, whilst relaxing in the outdoor lounge area… enjoying your scrumptious ice cream at your leisure. Experience a truly divine combination to tease the senses… the heavenly taste of delicious ice cream and breathtaking vistas of the spectacular sea.

Golf August Events & Offers

Golf Events for August 2011

Saturday 20th - Summer Betterball Open Tournament - Open to All - 9.00am Shotgun.

Entry forms available online or by calling the Golf Shop.

For further information on offers and events, please contact the Golf Club on: +357 26 82 82 00
or via email to golfreservations@aphroditehills.com



Pro Shop Offers for August 2011

Up to 40% off famous brands such as Burberry, Polo Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss, Greg Norman, Glenmuir, Adidas & many more!

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 you pay only €65.00!!

(Please note all offers are valid for selected items only)

We even have swimwear, sun products & sunglasses in store. Perfect to keep you looking stylish at the beach or by the pool!

For further information on Golf Shop offers and discounts, please contact +357 26 82 82 00



Golf Round Offers - Specials - Exclusive Offers at Aphrodite Hills

As a local visitor you can benefit from the following rates for golf;

Special Offers August 2011
18 holes including the buggy €85.00
3 Round Offer €228.00
Twilight Golf including buggy €75.00
9 holes including the buggy €54.00
Members of Cyprus Golf Federation and Cyprus Golf Clubs – TEE TIME OFFER for 4 persons €260.00 before 11.00am
Members of Cyprus Golf Federation and Cyprus Golf Clubs – TEE TIME OFFER for 4 persons €220.00 after 11.00am
9 holes - Walking the back 9 08:02 – 08:26 special rate €30.00

Or take advantage of the
online offers for 9 holes and Twilight www.aphroditehills.com

* Exclusive Online Rate! *

  • Twilight: €65.00 per person August 2011 including the seat on the buggy - Twilight is when we cannot guarantee that players can complete 18 holes due to the daylight restriction and so you play as many holes as you can before dark.

* Exclusive Online Rate! *

  • Afternoon 9 holes: €40.00 per person August 2011 - including the seat on the buggy
NB: In order to view the Twilight & 9-hole tee times on our booking tool, please kindly select your search times from 12.00pm

Academy News

IT’S TIME FOR THE FAMILY TO PLAY GOLF!!

Did you know that our 3-hole Academy Course is built to the same specifications as the main Championship Course? A Day Pass for an adult is only €20.00 - YES €20.00! - and children can now play all day for only €10.00.

Take advantage of our special rates on the Academy Course… and now we are also offering the children FREE club hire when they are playing with an adult.

So now is the time to take advantage of the brilliant facilities at Aphrodite Hills and get the whole family into golf.

If you need any help with your swing technique then you can always give Giles or Danny a call to book a lesson or two…

Academy Events

Junior coaching throughout August - The Aphrodite Hills Professionals are running one hour Junior Group Classes every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 5.00pm and 6.00pm for only €12.00 per session. Now is the best time to get your children involved and introduced to golf! The Professionals will be teaching the basics and covering all aspects of the game; they will also run some fun mini competitions during the lessons.

Reservations must be made in advance through the Golf Shop, as numbers and spaces are limited.

The full Junior Membership Programme starts again in September. To register your children for the Junior Academy, please contact Nicole Efstathiou at:
Nicole.e@aphroditehills.com

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

For further details on offers and/or to enter any of the events,
please contact the Golf Club on: +357 26 82 82 00

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Village Square Restaurant News & Updates


The Village Square is proud to announce the following exciting news, keeping you up to date with the latest information regarding our restaurants, services and facilities.

The Secret Garden offers a tasty alternative
The Secret Garden Restaurant opened on 21st July as a Steak House & Stone Grill Restaurant. The menu offers a vast selection of delightful salads, starters and soups, with an array of juicy tender steaks and meat choices from the Rock Grill.
  • Wednesday night is Kleftiko night!
    Enjoy the traditional ambience at the Pithari Tavern, every Wednesday evening. Tempt your taste buds on Kleftiko night for an appetizing and authentic experience.
Authentic Cyprus Night at the soul of the Village Square
The Pithari Tavern is the perfect place to enjoy delicious local Cypriot cuisine and on a Friday evening enjoy a perfect ‘Cyprus Night’ with live Greek music.

Sumptuous Seafood Meze in a Mediterranean atmosphere

For a delightful and mouth-watering experience, allow your-self the healthy luxury of a special Seafood Meze, served on Saturdays at the Psarochori Seafood Lounge Restaurant, for only i25 per person.

Enjoy Live Music outside during the warm summer evenings

If you are a lover of listening to live music, in an idyllic open-air atmosphere, then visit the Village Square on a Sunday evening. Live music at the Village Square Plateia will be performed weekly.

For reservations or further information please call:

Yiannis Michaelides
F&B Operations Manager
Tel: 97646440

Andreas Theodorou
Club House Manager
Tel: 97809745

Demetris Paparistodemou
Pithari Tavern Manager
Tel: 97806789

Charles Papadopoulos
Anoi Pub Manager
Tel: 97805571

Monday, July 25, 2011

Get fit this Summer with Timis Tips!

We’re all looking for a killer beach bod, and what better way than to return from a week of sun and sea than with one? No, we’re not talking about eloping with your personal fitness trainer (although it may be tempting), but honing our own bodies into a healthy shape. Thankfully we’ve enlisted the services of Aphrodite Hills’ 28 year old personal training star, Timmis Kampanellis, to give us some top tips for getting svelte this summer.

What is the best way to a beach body?

You must always mix good nutrition with exercise. You must do it if you want to see good results. For people who are coming late to getting into shape, the first thing they must do is start exercising immediately with functional training, which is exercising with your own body weight.

Try this exercise which will only take 15-20 minutes you will work hard and burn a lot of fat in a short amount of time. Move from each set of exercises without stopping.

  1. Do 20 Sumo squats – open your legs wide and do a squat, like a ballerina doing a plié, keeping toes to the outside of the knees.

  2. Next, 20 lunges nonstop – these and the squats are both very good for your thighs and gluteal muscles, plus burn a large amount of calories.

  3. Then 10 squat jumps, a squat followed by a jump.

  4. Then 20 pushups or women’s pushups (with knees on the floor) which is great for the arms, upper body, and bingo wings.

  5. Finish with 20 crunches.

  6. Repeat this routine three times and you’ll have a full cardio workout which tones muscles at the same time.

How does the New TRX system help a workout?

The TRX system is a great way to start getting into shape. It’s easy and functional to use anywhere and everywhere, you just need something to hang it from. The TRX is really effective because you twist two kinds of muscle fibres, short muscle fibres and long muscle fibres. While your body tries to recover over the rest of the day you’ll be burning lots of calories. If you eat healthily, and you must, and reduce the carbs for a few days, you’ll see very quick weight loss results.

Who do you think the TRX training system is most suitable for?

All ages, because you’re working with your own body weight. It’s great for building a nice firm body with nice lines, the natural, althletic body you were meant to have. It’s a highly personalised system because it’s all about you working with what your weight is exactly. I teach clients two ways of exercise, one how to use the TRX, and if they don’t want to buy them I tell them how to work out with exercises in their house using their body weight. Each client can take their own programme back home with them.

And how do you think it’s different from pilates and powerplate?

It’s a lower impact programme, and you will see results but it’s gentler and not so quick, it takes longer as you’re not pressing yourself to you limits in quite the same way.

What food would you recommend for training?

After training a fresh juice mixed with different fruits, and as the heat in summer is greater than winter we need to protect ourselves with vitamins.. mix orange carrots and apple.

What foods would you avoid?

Bad carbs and fat. Take less food in the summer and drink more water and you’ll lose weight. To maintain weight keep giving something to yourself every 3 hours and you’ll be able to balance your insulin and blood sugar levels. Eating something healthy in this time stops you giving in to cravings.

What do you find most satisfying about your job?

Making people happy and helping them change their lifestyle and achieve their goals, if somebody wants to lose a certain amount of weight and they succeed in that, I am more happy than them.

What’s your number one health tip?

My number one health tip is to stay positive and be positive. If you are not positive then you are not going to eat in a healthy way, and you are not going to train, and everything collapses. My tip is to have positive energy and then you will succeed in everything. If you are a negative person, you can have all the knowledge in the world but you are not going to find success.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Spa Retreat News August 2011


July has been a very interesting month at the Retreat Spa; we’ve been learning new things and taking on new experiences. We have welcomed new team members and seen others take on new roles… changes are happening and all of them are positive!

The Spa has been working in cooperation with Pevonia; a premier in the Spa industry for many years. The name, ’Pevonia’ stems from Greek mythology. Legend has it that the gods’ physician, ‘Paion’ discovered peonia - an exquisite flower filled with a magical essence. Once extracted, its purity and power could miraculously cure a number of ills. And so the legend grew… a perfect fit for a Spa situated so close to Aphrodite’s Rock!

We have been very lucky to have one of Pevonia’s Senior Trainers with us this month. She has been introducing the Therapists to some new products, techniques and treatments which we are very excited to try out. We have also been revising our skills and refreshing our minds, to ensure we stay at the peak of our performance.

Working together with our Spa Manager, Anastasia they have been planning new strategies, which will give all Spa guests a more complete experience with us; one which will not only relax you, but give you excellent results as well.

The Retreat Spa, together with the rest of the Resort was used by the competitors for the ‘Miss Cyprus’ title this month, during which they shot mini films of each of the contestants with the Resort as the background. The contestants told us they found our Spa fully deserved its reputation as a place for tranquillity and relaxation; particularly after all the hard work they had been doing to prepare for the beauty contest.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Aphrodite Hills Residences Wins "Most popular Resort in Cyprus" award!

APHRODITE HILLS HOLIDAY RESIDENCES WINS “MOST POPULAR RESORT IN CYPRUS” CONDE NAST TRAVELLER MAGAZINE - GREECE

Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences has been voted the ‘Most Popular Resort in Cyprus” in Greek Condé Nast Traveller magazine’s second annual awards and is the only Resort in Cyprus to be recognised for its outstanding leisure facilities.

The magazine’s readers were the ones that voted for Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences who showed for the second year in a row that Aphrodite Hills Resort is the most popular resort amongst the Greeks who chose Cyprus as their holiday destination!

Commenting on the accolade Telemachos Hasapis, Holiday Residences General Manager, said: “This is an exceptional achievement and I’m incredibly proud of my entire team who all deserve congratulations for the part they have played. It is testimony to our ongoing commitment to offer the very best in luxury hospitality.”

Established in 2004, the Aphrodite Hills Holiday Residences has now grown to become the Resort’s official leading holiday rentals company. The Residences at Aphrodite Hills Resort are a unique holiday proposal, offering lifestyle experience in a luxury integrated resort, with high standards of facilities and services, appealing to both local and international holidaymakers.

For further information please contact:
www.aphroditehills.com

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Lanitis Development Extends 20% & 30% discounts on property sales!


Lanitis Development has decided to extend the offers of 20% and 30% discounts for buying a truly luxurious Villa or Apartment at Aphrodite Hills’ most prestigious and exclusive location


This is perfect time to take advantage of buying luxury property at Aphrodite Hills… at a fraction of the original price!

Mr. Andronicos Antoniou, Head of Sales & Marketing of LDL Real Estate says,
“We are very happy to announce that Lanitis Development (LDL) has decided to extend the offer of buying a truly luxurious Villa or Apartment at Aphrodite Hills’ most prestigious and exclusive location until end of September 2011.”

He continues by stating, “There is a number of properties available for immediate sale, with a very special discount until the end of March.”

For those interested in property for sale in Cyprus, Lanitis Development offers a 20% discount on selected luxurious Villas, whilst an exclusive and very attractive 30% discount is offered on a limited number of Apartments in Theseus Village. A very appealing and exclusive mortgage scheme is also available, with a 25% down payment and an interest rate based on 6 month’s Euribor, plus bank’s margin.

Mr. Antoniou, encourages anyone who may be interested in Aphrodite Hills’ property to partake in a “Visit to View” and he explains, “If you are interested in these superb offers, you should contact our Real Estate team directly, who will arrange for you a 3-night complimentary short stay at the luxurious InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel including Spa and Golf, in order to experience what Aphrodite Hills has to offer!”

All properties for sale are available for viewing daily.

For further information you should contact:
Aphrodite Hills Real Estate Sales Office on: +357 26 82 80 50

Tennis Academy Offers & News

Tennis Academy August Offers & News

Welcome to the August edition of the Tennis Academy Newsletter. This month focuses on the summer holidays, which are finally here! All attention now switches from work to play and where better to start than at Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy. In this issue, we shall take you through what July has already brought us… and what is to come in the following months.


July saw the beginning of our Holiday Tennis Programmes, which bring kids and adults alike from across the whole of Europe to enjoy our fantastic courses - suitable for everyone - and which are so much fun!


Nowadays, Group Coaching is highly regarded as the best way to learn and we believe this is exactly right! Group Coaching enables both kids and adults to learn together and in doing so, it becomes much more fun than learning alone. Learning also becomes easier in a more relaxed environment, which is why we here at Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy promote it in such a way. Just take a look at all of the options available this summer! Here at the Tennis Academy we have something for everyone and no matter what standard you play at, we will always find players of a similar level to you. Just take a look below…

Holiday Tennis Offers


Tennis is always popular with children when they are on holiday and Aphrodite Hills’ Tennis Coaches are renowned for their ability to teach children. With the Mental Match Play Themed Summer Tennis School for Kids (ages 5-10), this is a perfect environment for children to come and learn how to play - not to mention a great way to make new friends! Come and learn with Scooby Doo, Donald Duck and finishing off with the World Famous Olympic Games on the Friday.


Throughout the week at Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy there are always a whole lot of activities going on. Check out the days and times of the activities below. Again, there is something for everyone!


Mental Match Play Summer Offers

Our highly regarded Friday Tournament schedule has recently started and a total of 18 entrants for the first one battled it out to be the King or Queen of the Tie Break. The first Tournament saw the Juniors and Seniors split into two different groups. Eventually, we had two winners after they battled it out bravely in the finals.


The winners were as follows:

Adults NIGEL WILSON (Stoke on Trent, UK)

Juniors JOSHUA HOPE-KIBBLE (Taunton, UK)


Congratulations to you both and see you very soon!




The Tennis Academy is pleased to announce that the popular Tuesday Night Adult Coaching Class for Locals will still be running throughout the summer holidays, every Tuesday between 7.00pm and 9.00pm - as will the Children’s Group, every Sunday at 9.00am until 10.00am.

Club Nights
from 7.00pm to 9.00pm will also remain in place throughout the holiday period.

The new Multi shop Gallery is open!

APHRODITE HILLS ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF A BRAND NEW MULTI SHOP GALLERY AT THE RESORT’S VILLAGE SQUARE!

The new Multi Shop Gallery at Aphrodite Hills is now open! Take a short walk at the Resort’s Village square and visit our new shops which they will surprise you with all they have to offer!

A shopping day is a great escape for anyone and now at Aphrodite Hills you can find a variety of stores just under your feet.

Visit us and shop till drop from stores like Famous Sports, Sparkles, Folli Follie and Viso Boutique. If you are looking for traditional home made goodies, take home some sweets from Katerina where as a book from Mavromatis bookstore can keep you company under the hot summer sun.

If you are looking for some hardware, garden accessories or even shelves for your house the Evrodynamiki D.I.Y store will not disappoint you where as the Early Learning Centre toys will keep your children busy while you will be working.

At the Ioannou Optical House you will find a great selection of eyewear and lenses to suit every occasion and at Cyta Store you will come across the latest phones and accessories!

The Multi-Shop Gallery at Aphrodite Hills is open for our guest's convenience 7 days a week from 9:30 to 22:30.

The next time you will think of shopping just pay us a visit and discover what the shop gallery has to offer!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Our Award Winning Gym Instructor Tim Kampanelis on CYBC


Our award-winning Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer, Timis Kampanelis is featured on CYBC’s 7-10 show, broadcasted weekly…

In this particular episode, the host of the show, Gavriella Christodoulou announces Timis’ award from ‘Wellbeing Escapes’. This coveted award from the world’s leading experts in ‘Spa & Wellbeing Holidays’ is in recognition of Timis’ outstanding personal training services.

This episode also highlights some of Timis’ techniques including these valuable additions to our daily exercise routine, which guarantee further improvement in the benefits and results of regular exercise:

Sumo Squats (20 reps) Workout of the lower body (glutes, legs & thighs)
Ladies or Men’s Push-ups (20 reps) Workout of the upper body (chest, shoulders, back & arms)
Abs (20 reps) Abdominal workout
Plank with movement

Enjoy the show