Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Resort hands over check to First Lady of Cyprus

A group of representatives from Aphrodite Hills Resort have recently visited the Presidential Palace to hand over a cheque of around €3200 to the First Lady, Mrs. Elsie Christofia. The money was raised after the Resort’s annual Radiomarathon Charity Event held on 28th October.

Mrs. Despina Tymvios, Leisure and Events Manager of the Aphrodite Hills mentioned to Mrs. Christofia “It gives us great pleasure to present this cheque every year in aid of such a worthy cause and that people remain sensitive and generous when it comes to charity fundraising.”

Every year, in support of the Radiomarathon fundraising efforts, Aphrodite Hills Resort holds a charity fair aiming to raise as much money as possible to help children with special needs.

This year’s fair was held on Sunday 28th October at the Village square of Aphrodite Hills Resort and was supported by the Resort’s staff and management as well as by residents and guests. Once again the fair was a huge success with over 2000 visitors who came to contribute to this charity event, but also to enjoy a great family day at the beautiful grounds of the award winning Resort!

Monday, November 26, 2012

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel – International Property Award 2012 winner for the second year!

It is a great pleasure to announce that the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel in Cyprus, was awarded Best Resort Hotel, Cyprus at the International Property Awards 2012 Gala ceremony held at the London Marriott Hotel, Grosvenor Square, London on Sunday 4th November 2012.

Developed to identify, highlight and reward excellence throughout the global hospitality industry, the International Hotel Awards in association with Bloomberg Television, seek to recognise the finest operations throughout a wide range of areas. In addition to categories for all manner of different sized and specifically targeted hotels, there are also sections for the best hotel architecture, interior design, marketing and website.

Stuart Shield, president of the International Hotel Awards, says, “I am confident that our winners will attract the attention of the most discerning clientele wishing to be assured of the finest hospitality in the world.”

On behalf of Aphrodite Hills this year’s awards were accepted by the Hotel’s General Manager, Mr. Andreas Christodoulides, who stated “We are very proud to receive this prestigious award for a 2nd consecutive year, giving my team and I immense pleasure to know that our hard work at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel is widely appreciated and awarded by the professionals of hospitality industry.” Mr. Christodoulides finished by saying “Thank you for this huge recognition and like all InterContinental properties we will continue to offer A Great Hotel that Guests Love!”

Award-winning InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel is uniquely and scenically located at the heart of the internationally recognised Aphrodite Hills Resort. A luxurious hotspot offering a fantastic array of facilities such as an 18-hole championship golf course with a golf academy, an award winning Greco Roman Spa, a great playground and Kids Club of 3000 sq m, the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, a multipurpose court, horse riding, a beach club, nature and bike trails, a variety of bars and restaurants as well as excellent conference facilities.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

The Aphrodite Hills Autumn Gala Dinner at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

Lanitis Development would like to announce that the 3rd Local Russian Autumn Gala Dinner was held on Saturday, 17th of November 2012 in Morpheas Ballroom at the InterContinental Resort Hotel

The actual event was purely entertaining and included a memorable 3 day experience (November 16th – 18th, 2012) which included the Saturday night Gala Dinner and a lot of different activities to help the guests experience everything that Aphrodite Hills Resort has to offer. Special guests also had the opportunity to view the site of our new development project, Alexander Heights, offering unique and unobstructed sea views and the highest possible specifications and design.

This exclusive engagement celebrates the development of Cypriot-Russian business and cultural relations and comprised approximately 500 corporate and retail clients of some of the most prestigious organizations in Cyprus as well as other political and business personalities. Participating organizations had the opportunity to offer this event to their top clientele as a gesture of appreciation for their business.
The whole event was hosted by Angelos Markides CEO of Lanitis Development and held under the auspices of H.E. the Ambassador of the Russian Federation Mr. Vyacheslav D. SHUMSKIY.
The event is sponsored by Porsche A.I. Motokinisi Group, Saga Baldinini Boutiques, Hand crafted by Jewelry Constantinos Paphitis, PrimeTel and Velos Design.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Hotel wins award

The award winning, five-star and first-ever leisure, golf and Real Estate development in Cyprus which combines the five-star InterContinental hotel with an indulgent spa, championship golf course and a first class tennis academy, announced that the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel had won the 2012 'Cyprus’ Leading Resort’ award last week, making it our 7th World Travel Award title since the opening of the hotel in 2005.

The World Travel Awards are considered one of the most prestigious and sought after signs of achievement in the international travel and tourism industry. This year, a phenomenal 213,000 industry professionals participated in the voting process, which is scrupulously monitored and independently audited.
The InterContinental Hotel part of Aphrodite Hills Resort is known as one of the finest fully integrated, luxury resort developments in the world. This extremely prestigious award, proven to substantially heighten the hotel’s  international profile and provide a highly effective advantage in making our sales and marketing stand out from the rest of it’s competitors.
The World Travel Awards began in 1993 as a means to acknowledge and celebrate excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now in its 18th year, travel professionals and discerning travellers have come to regard the World Travel Awards as the very best endorsement that a travel product could hope to receive!

Monday, November 12, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Christmas Market 2012

Every year, the Village Square plays host to the wonderfully exciting traditional Christmas Market, providing a warm and festive atmosphere to be enjoyed by the whole family. Traditional Christmas markets are loved by everyone all around the world, with stalls offering a variety of goodies, from stocking-fillers to that something extra special!
A magical atmosphere created by the unique festive fragrances of hot mulled wine and pine needles, sets the scene for a wonderful day with family and friends, to join together and become absorbed into the excitement of Christmas.

Bring your family and friends along to experience our spectacular Christmas Market! Join us on Sunday December 9th, 2012 from 11:00am to 5:00pm.

There is something for everyone… and this year, we will even have snow!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Running For Life Naso Papatherapontos

Naso Papatherapontos Shemetras will be running the ultra marathon 400km all around Cyprus in aid of the Anticancer Society from the 12-18 November 2012.

She is 48 years old, from Peristeronopigi Ammoxostou and for the last 28 years, has been living in Plymouth Devon UK. She is a personal trainer and enjoys running.

She asked the Cyprus Anticancer Society to help organise this marathon and put it under their auspices and they gladly accepted!

This cause is very close to her heart as she has close friends and family that have been affected by this disease. Naso says “I’m sure this will give me strength to complete this cruel but worthy course.”

Support Nasos efforts by donating to:

The Cyprus Anti Cancer Society
Registration No: E3951
Account No: 0110-05-071900
Bank of Cyprus-quote Running for Life
Or at
For further information visit the website,
or call at 22 446 222

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Golf Clubhouse - Sunday Carvery Lunch Buffet

Enjoy a traditional English Carvery at the Golf Clubhouse for a Special Price for November and December.

Every Sunday the Golf Clubhouse has an exceptional Carvery Lunch Buffet including a wide range of choices from traditional Yorkshire Puddings with slow roasted Pork, to Cod in Beer Batter with green pea puree, there is something for everybody.

With a friendly atmosphere and fantastic views overlooking the green you can relax and enjoy a family get together without having to do the washing up.

You can enjoy this amazing fest at a special price for November and December at only €25.00  per person and children under 12 years old receive a special discount of 50% .
The Buffet opens at 12.30 until 15.30 so contact the Golf Clubhouse to make your reservation.
Golf Clubhouse - +357 26 828 207

The man behind your tingling taste buds, Executive Sous Chef Panayiotis, has been controlling the kitchens of the Hotel for 6 years and as from 2012 he is now in charge of the Resort, which covers over 15 different restaurants.
Sous Chef Panayiotis, has an amazing passion for food and is always creating new menus and ideas for our guests.

With a very talented team behind him, there is more to come from the cuisine at Aphrodite Hills.
Please call 00357 26 829 000 to make a reservation in any of the fantastic restaurants to try our amazing cooking! 

Eleonas Restaurant – Theme Buffets
You can take a trip around the world with every bite.
The Hotel’s Eleonas Restaurant offers a different theme buffet every night of the week. You can visit a variety of countries through your taste buds. You may be staying in Cyprus but you can journey to the likes of Italy, Asia and Mexico.

Our experienced and talented Chefs create a wide range of dishes for you to try all the cuisine from each country. Taking you on a journey every time you dine…
With the welcoming staff and exciting live stations you will have spoilt for choice and have an evening to remember.
Theme Buffet available at the Eleonas Restaurant for 39.00euros per person.
For reservations please call 00357 26 829 000

Monday, October 29, 2012

Alexander Heights… the successful construction continues!

Alexander Heights is the final and most luxurious development at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

The construction of the project is proceeding according to schedule and tremendous progress has been made, as the first houses of Phase 1 have now started to come to fruition. In terms of sales, 80% of the Villas available in Phase 1 have already been sold so far, the combined value of which has reached €18,000,000!

Sales of Junior Villas and Apartments have also increased to reach 30% of the total units available in Phase 1. As a result of the excellent progress to date, the launch of Phase 2 may well come sooner than predicted. 

To view the construction, please ask our Sales Team about Property Tours.

+357 26 828 050


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Radiomarathon at Aphrodite Hills 2012

Join us on Sunday 28th October 2012 from 11.00am to 4.00pm for our exciting and entertaining “Radiomarathon 2012” charity fun-day, in aid of Children with Special Needs at the Aphrodite Hills Village Square.

Entrance is free and all events have a small token charge. The net proceeds will be donated to this worthy charity.

Enjoy a fabulous and fun-packed family day out, whilst at the same time contributing to improve the lives of many children and their families. A vast array of activities will be on offer, such as market stalls, spa treatments, active games, horse riding, tennis and golf lessons, various competitions, mini Olympics, bouncy castle, dancing, art competitions and much more!

A selection of food and beverages will also be on sale throughout the whole day.
For more information please call: Despina Tymviou Tel: 26 828045 or Mob: 99 532133.

The “Aphrodite Hills Radiomarathon” 2012 charity fun-day offers something for the whole family - so don’t miss out!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser!

It is that time of year again when, The Aphrodite Hills Retreat Spa, raises money for Europa Donna Breast Cancer Charity & Sunflower Cancer Support Group.

We would like to invite you to join us at our Breast Cancer Research Fundraiser!

Date: Wednesday 24th October 2012 Time: 6.00pm
Location: The Retreat Spa
Entrance Tickets: €15.00

Tickets include 2 x 10 minute Spa sensory treatments, live entertainment, plus canapés & cocktails!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Aphrodite Hills October Golf News

Junior Academy 2012/2013 Season:

The 8th September saw the start of the 2012/2013 Junior Academy Season. With over 50 Juniors signing up for the year, it’s going to be very busy for our professional team, Giles, Danny and Adam.

The guys have created a programme full of various activities and topics; this is guaranteed to keep the Juniors interested and will bring out the best of their abilities. We will keep a close eye on the progress of the children and later on in the year, we will ask Giles to highlight the ‘ones to watch’!

If you would like your children to get involved in golf, please contact the Golf Professionals; there are still a few places available. The monthly fees include weekly coaching, a monthly tournament and an ‘Order of Merit’ event. Juniors have the option of choosing from different packages to suit their golfing abilities and needs.

Choose from lessons with access to the Academy - or the full deal with lessons and access to the main championship course. Prices for children are now starting from only €50 per month. Contact the Golf Academy to enrol your children and the Professionals will do the rest… could there be a star in the making??


Our OFF-PEAK Membership is now available for periods of 3 months to 1 year. The short-term options have proved very popular with our local golfers; prices start from as little as €600

For Membership details, please contact the Golf Shop or the Operations Manager, Andrew Darker .

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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Real Estate - Otello Opera

On Saturday 8th September, Lanitis Development accompanied a small number of potential clients, associates and journalists from Cyprus and the UK to the OTELLO OPERA by Giuseppe Verdi, Opera of the Slovak National Theatre, which took place at Paphos Medieval Castle. The play was based on the Othello drama - and the combination of the performing actors together with the classic scenery of the old harbour, transcended the audience to another time in Famagusta, where Othello’s story took place.

Lanitis Development created a package which included the following: 
  • 3 days complimentary accommodation at the five-star InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel
  • Ticket for the spectacular open-air performance of the Opera
  • Pre-Opera Champagne Cocktail at the Sunset Bar, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea
The package also included a Property Tour in Theseus Village and to the eastern plateau, to view the Villas available for sale. The Tour continued with a visit to Alexander Heights, the new Real Estate development currently under construction until summer 2013.

Those who participated in this event were treated exclusively and have been left with the greatest impressions of both the Opera and the entire Aphrodite Hills experience.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy tennis exercise tips!

Fitness has become an integral part of all sports these days and none more so than tennis. Tennis being the high energy game that it is, requires a certain amount of core fitness, so we have carefully chosen 7 exercises which will get you into the shape you need in no time at all. 

These exercises do not require the use of a gym and can be easily done in the comfort of your own home. These exercises can be done by children too. 3 times-a-week is more than enough to see rapid improvements in your tennis fitness levels.


Use these 7 tennis exercises to improve your tennis fitness:
#1 Tennis Exercise - Suicides (Lateral Shuffle Drill)

  • Shuffle two steps to the right
  • Touch the ground with your right hand
  • Shuffle two steps to the left
  • Touch the ground with your left hand
  • Do this exercise for 1 minute
#2 Tennis Exercise - Lunges
  • Step forward with your right leg
  • Your left leg should be 1-2 inches off the ground and bent at 90 degrees
  • Your right knee should be behind your right toe and at 90 degrees
  • Do 10-15 reps per side
#3 Tennis Exercise - Squat Jumps
  • Squat back until your knees are at 90 degrees
  • Then hop up 3 inches off of the ground
  • Do for 30 seconds or 10-15 reps, depending on your tennis exercise goals
#4 Tennis Exercise - High Plank
  • Go into a push-up position
  • Keep your back flat and your core engaged
  • Hold for 30-60 seconds
#5 Tennis Exercise - Squat Thrusts
  • Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your sides
  • Push your hips back, bend your knees and squat down as you place your hands on the floor in front of you, shifting your weight onto them
  • Kick your legs backward so that you're now in a push-up position, with your arms straight
  • Quickly bring your legs back to the squat position 
  • Stand up
  • Repeat the entire movement
#6 Tennis Exercise - Push Ups

  • Place your arms slightly wider than your shoulders
  • Rise up on your toes and engage your core
  • Bend your elbows until you are 2 inches from the floor, and then push your body off until your arms are straight
  • If needed, do the exercise from your knees
  • Do for 30 seconds, or do as many reps as possible until exhaustion
#7 Tennis Exercise - Mountain Climbers
  • Begin in a push-up position on the hands and toes
  • Bring the right knee in towards the chest, resting the foot on the floor
  • Jump up and switch feet in the air, bringing the left foot in and the right foot back
  • Continue alternating the feet as fast as you safely can for 30-60 seconds
  • You should have worked up a real sweat if you did these tennis exercises properly!

How’s it going with your tennis training programme? Could complacency be your greatest opponent? Tweak your tennis strategy by including these Top 5 Tennis Tips for Hydration. All of the tennis training tactics are not going to help if your body is suffering from poor hydration management.

When it comes to hydration tips for tennis tournaments or even a fun game with friends, a smart hydration plan is vital before, during and after. Tennis is, in general, a warmer weather sport, and sun-drenched tennis court surfaces coupled with an intense heat index create dehydration pitfalls.

Top 5 Tennis Tips for Hydration
  1. Avoid or limit intake of caffeinated drinks (such as coffee, teas, soft drinks) before and immediately after tennis training and match games. They are potent dehydrates, plus trigger fluid loss via sweat and urine. It’s a misnomer that caffeine creates extra energy. A vitamin B tablet helps promote extra energy without an increase in loss of fluids. Definitely avoid alcohol at these times… but you already knew that, right?
  2. Be prepared. Fill up and chill your bottles or sports drink containers beforehand and park them courtside for handy, regular intake of fluids.  Plan enough for over 2 hours.
  3. Consume sufficient fluids before, during and after your tennis training programme and match performances. In general: Drink 17 to 20 ounces within the 2 hours before; 300ml every 15 to 20 minutes during; and within the 2 hours afterwards drink a minimum of 600ml per pound of weight loss.
  4. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty. Maintain a deliberate drinking discipline today and every day. Light-coloured or clear urine is a good sign you’re on target. At 2% loss of body water we feel thirsty, but by then our endurance is compromised. At 3% dry mouth     sets in. By 5% we have problems concentrating, coupled with pulse and breathing increase. With the possibility of death occurring at 11%, you can see why it’s essential to be well hydrated.
  5. Electrolytes, whether from water or sports drinks, are important for an overall health and stability. These electrically-charged substances, naturally found in urine, blood and other body fluids, are released through sweat and must be replenished through drinks and foods that contain them. Follow a balanced intake - not too high or too low. Either extreme can cause nausea, fatigue, diarrhea, vomiting and kidney malfunction.
What to do for dehydration? Rehydrate as soon as possible. Stop physical activity, go to a cool place, put your feet up and slowly drink, drink, drink. In a few hours you’ll feel better, but keep chilling out. It can take up to 1½ days to make up for your fluid loss.
Re-hydrating is not just about drinking water and juice; it’s about getting re-balanced via electrolytes. The sodium and chloride components in electrolytes (along with potassium and bicarbonate) are key to staving off muscle cramps. Potassium via bananas is not as effective as a liquid electrolytes intake.
Keep striving to stay at the top of your game with these Top 5 Tennis Tips for Hydration. They’re so easy to do, but so easy to overlook until you’re dying of thirst! Hydrate now, hydrate often, as the intake of fluids keeps your body in top form by providing it with the liquids it needs for optimum performance.

Monday, September 24, 2012

The Retreat Salon Cocktails Evening went with a bang…

It was a great night for the new Hair Stylists from The Retreat Spa Salon!

Guests, Owners and Local Clients gathered together to introduce themselves and discover what new techniques and treatments would be available.

Our Visitors all relaxed in the wonderful atmosphere of the improved Salon;  enjoying a glass of bubbly whilst letting their hair down, discussing their personal ‘Spa’ needs and having their questions answered regarding that ‘just left the Salon’ glamorous look.
Clients are said to be so impressed by the new Stylists, they are tweeting some fantastic reviews.

Thank you for your support for our re-launch!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Informal Meeting of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) at Aphrodite Hills

On the 7th and 8th September 2012, Aphrodite Hills played host to the Informal Meeting of the EU Foreign Ministers. This high profile two-day meeting usually takes place once every six months in the Member State which holds the Presidency of the EU Council. It is also known as the ‘Gymnich’, named after the castle in Germany where the first meeting was held during the German Presidency of the EU Council in 1974.
The Gymnich Meeting, chaired by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Catherine Ashton, enables the EU Foreign Ministers to freely discuss current EU foreign policy issues. Other participants of the meeting include the European Correspondents from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of each of the 27 EU Member States, who accompany the Ministers and Representatives of the European Commission.
The Gymnich Meeting enabled the Ministers to work on the following issues:
  • The situation in Syria: the Ministers discussed the latest developments of the situation and explored options to allow the EU to play a more active role, both during the crisis and immediately following the crisis;
  • The situation in Iran: Ms. Ashton shared with the Ministers her analysis of the most recent meetings with the Iranians. The question of strengthening the sanctions was also raised;
  • Issues relating to access to water and the relationship between water and international security: the Ministers reflected on what measures the European Union could take in this area;
  • Education in post-crisis situations: the Ministers exchanged views on the priority of education in the countries undergoing transition and reconstruction. The discussions notably focused on the proposals that could be made by the EU, particularly within the framework of its crisis response policy.
(Picture caption)
Foreign Secretary, William Hague with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus, Dr. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis and Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union (EU) at the Informal Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs (Gymnich) at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel.

Friday, September 14, 2012

The Wonderful World of Jazz

Aphrodite Hills Resort would like to invite you to an experience you will never forget. Join us for our pleasure-packed Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday 6th October 2012, from 5.00pm till late at Aphrodite Hills’ Village Square.
The Jazz Festival returns to Aphrodite Hills with a host of world-class artistes and emerging stars, offering a music programme of back-to-back concerts, set in the most exquisite and luxurious 5-star surroundings.
This year’s event presents a much larger programme than previously, featuring a variety of internationally acclaimed bands and solo artistes.
Leading the ‘Sarah Fenwick Trio’, Sarah Fenwick was born in Kenya in 1966 and grew up in the West Indies, Cyprus and the UK. Her great passion in life is singing jazz and for 16 years she has performed with the best jazz and blues musicians in Cyprus, the USA, Italy, Kuwait and Israel.
Heading up the ‘Haig Yazdjian Trio’, musician and composer Haig Yazdjian hails from Syria; the homeland from where he draws his musical inspiration. He has collaborated with some of the greatest artistes in Greece and beyond, succeeding in all stages of musical production, whilst his live performances always constitute a special event.
From Limassol, Cyprus, our very own double bass player, Irenaeos Koulouras performs in the awe-inspiring ‘Koulouras Quintet’. Irenaeos studied in New York and his music is renowned all over Cyprus. He was the highlight of our 2011 Jazz Festival.
Spanish drummer and percussionist, Marc Miralta started playing drums at the age of just 7 and began taking lessons at 11. Marc plays a variety of percussion instruments including the vibraphone, marimba and ‘tables’ and has performed with numerous internationally recognised musicians. For the Jazz Festival, he performs in an impressive quartet of distinguished musicians.
The Festival also features saxophonist Asaf Yuria from New York, who brings the soothing tones of the sax to the stage. He has performed internationally and also in collaboration with another of our guest artistes, Amos Hoffman.

Tel Aviv-based guitarist and oudist, Amos Hoffman attended the
prestigious Rubin Academy of Music in Jerusalem. His search for new musical experiences took him to New York City, where he has played jazz with many established musicians.

Created and produced by the Aphrodite Hills Events Team, the Jazz Festival promises by far, to be a stirring experience with its magnificent blend of Jazz styles complemented by an intoxicating festival spirit. Many styles of music are represented, including Blues/Rock, Modern Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Funk/World/Afro and Latino/World.
As this is an event for all the family, there’s a variety of local finger foods, with wine, beers and beverages available. Kids’ Corner offers numerous activities to keep your children happy and entertained.
Entrance is free to all and special accommodation rates are available at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

Official Carriers: Media Sponsors:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Hosted Tennis Week Miles Maclagan

Miles Maclagan is a current ATP Tour coach and former coach to Andy Murray and Marcos Bahgdatis. Learn from one of the tour’s best coaches in the wonderful surroundings of Aphrodite Hills

We are delighted to announce that the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy will be holding another of our fantastic HOSTED TENNIS EVENTS with the arrival of top ATP Tour coach Miles MacLagan to the resort for 2 weeks in October.

Miles is one of the most respected coaches currently working on the mens ATP tour and is the former coach of Andy Murray and Marcos Bahgdatis. Our hosted week with Miles will give players access to some of the current coaching methods used by Miles with his players, sample drills and exercises used by current tour professionals as well as receive unique insights into life on the professional tour.

Hosted Tennis Weeks with Miles Maclagan October 21-28/October 29-November 4 Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Aphrodite Hills The Miles Maclagan Hosted Week costs €699.00 per person. 10% discount available to all Annabel Croft Tennis Academy members.

Your week will feature over 18 hours of coaching with Miles Maclagan in specially organised groups with additional opportunities to compete in competitions, practice sessions and a unique social programme of events. Our hosted week with Miles Maclagan offers a fully organised programme of events as follows:
  • Sunday – Arrival at Aphrodite Hills. Your chance to get your tennis assessed by our resident team of coaches and get ready for your week ahead. In the evening, join Miles for a cocktail before dinner for your first chance to talk about tennis.
  • Monday-Friday (9am-11am & 11am-1pm) – Every morning groups will take to the courts to be put through their paces with Miles. Try your hand at the same exercises the pros use or take Miles expert advice on how to improve your technique.
  • Monday-Friday (5pm-7pm) – Each afternoon features match play clinics which provide you with a chance to work on your competitive game. Find out what really makes a top doubles team or how to structure your points in singles to take advantage of your opponent.
  • Friday (7pm) – Presentation Dinner. Accompany Miles to dinner for our final night with prizes awarded for our tournament winners and top performers on court throughout the week.
  • Saturday – Enjoy some free time around the resort with golf, spa and the beach all on offer.
  • Sunday – Departures
For further enquiries please call the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Aphrodite Hills on +357 26 82 8122 or email

Monday, August 20, 2012

New Zumba classes at The Retreat Gym

The Retreat Spa would like to introduce our latest keep fit frenzy… ZUMBA!!!
As the latest addition to our Fitness Programme, we give a warm welcome to Sandra Leicos.  ZUMBA is currently the leading fitness craze, taking the world by storm. We are proud to announce that this upbeat, feel-good workout technique is being offered twice a week.
This is the only fun and effective workout, WITHOUT the feeling of working at all. Anyone can join the Latin and international music party!!!
Classes take place every Friday at 8.00am  and at 5.00pm. Class duration: 1 hour. €5.00 per class per person.

More classes coming soon!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Golf News September 2012

Junior Academy 2012/2013 Season begins:
The 8th of September 2012 is the starting date of the 2012/2013 Junior Academy Season. For this coming season, the Professionals at the Golf Academy are planning many more activities and events. Spaces are limited and the monthly fees include weekly coaching, a monthly tournament and an ‘Order of Merit’ event. Juniors have the option of choosing from different packages to suit their golfing abilities and needs. Choose from lessons with access to the Academy - or the full deal with lessons and access to the main championship course. Prices for children are now starting from only €50 per month. Contact the Golf Academy to enroll your children and the Professionals will do the rest… could there be a star in the making??

SEPTEMBER Offers - Pro Shop:

We have just what you need to keep you warm this autumn with our brand new collections coming in fast! Be the first to visit the Pro Shop and see what new and exciting items we have to offer! If you can’t see what you want… just ask the girls!

  • 30% off all Burberry Ladies’ & Men’s clothing  
  • 20% off all Ahead Ladies’ & Men’s clothing  
  • 20% off selected Adidas Ladies’ & Men’s clothing

Polo shirts from ONLY €35.00! Shorts and trousers from ONLY €38.00! … and a fantastic combined offer when you buy any 2 for ONLY €65!!
(Please note: all offers are valid on selected items only)

That’s not all - we have many more fantastic offers available on selected items in store such as, Ralph Lauren polo’s up to 40% off, Greg Norman and Glenmuir up to 25% off and many, many more! With these bargains, there’s no better way to prepare your winter wardrobe!!

For further information on Golf Shop offers and discounts, please contact us!
Our shop is located on the lower level of the Golf Club.
Opening Hours: Monday - Sunday, 7.00am till Dusk
Call us on: +357 26 82 82 00

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

World of Jazz Music Festival

Aphrodite Hills Resort would like to invite you all to experience our Jazz Festival, to be held on Saturday 6th October 2012 from 5.00pm till late… so don’t make any plans for early the next day!

Join us for this wonderful celebration and explore a pleasure-packed Jazz Music Programme in opulent surroundings at our world-renowned 5-star Resort… for an experience you will never forget!

There will be a variety of local finger foods, with wine, beers and beverages also available. In addition, the Kids’ Corner will have a bouncy castle, face painting, a trampoline, musical games and much more!

Created and produced by the Aphrodite Hills Events Team, the World of Jazz Music will be by far, a stirring experience with such a wide variety of Jazz styles blended with an intoxicating festival spirit - and there is no doubt it will lift all moods!

See you all there!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Real Estate Sales Soar at Aphrodite Hills

Aphrodite Hills Real Estate team did very well with sales for the first half of the year, despite the economic recession all over Europe. In total and until June 2012, the Real Estate team managed to accomplish double the sales of last year. The reason for this is a combination of the incentives given by the Government from the beginning of the year, plus the very special offers that the company has introduced. Mostly however, this is due to the luxury and unique product we have available and the trusted name of Lanitis Development.”

“Available properties at Aphrodite Hills Resort include a combination of all products, ranging from ready Villas and Apartments, plots, to custom builds and of course, Alexander Heights - the jewel of Aphrodite Hills, with its Apartments, Junior Villas and detached Villas boasting the most exceptional views. The company is not stopping there either; it is in the process of designing a new Golf Resort within the undulating countryside of Aphrodite Hills. This will comprise of approx. 600 properties on more than 1,400,000 m2 of land. The project is approximately 15 minutes from Aphrodite Hills, in a superb location and is surrounded by a stunning green area.”

George Elias continues, “The first half of 2012 was an excellent year for sales at Aphrodite Hills. The Russian and English markets still remain our main markets, but still we are trying to look ahead to the future. We are now trying to penetrate the Chinese market; a unique market that offers great opportunities but also great challenges. At Aphrodite Hills we succeed in offering the exclusive combination of a luxurious product, special packages and the experience of a lifetime.”  

For more information on properties for sales at Aphrodite Hills, please contact our Real Estate team at : +357 26 828 050 or via the web here.

Sunday, July 29, 2012


Experienced Hair Stylist Team at the Retreat Salon:

Despina, Mario & Douglas would like to offer you a FREE hair consultation for your NEW summer look!

SUMMER SALON SPECIAL: FREE lunch in the Juice Bar when you book: Colour, Cut & Blow-Dry!

Salon Prices at a Glance

Shampoo, Cut & Blow-Dry - from €35.00
Full Head Colour - from €45.00
Highlights - from €85.00
Gent’s Cut - from €12.00

NEW Professional Make-Up Artist available upon request. BRIDAL MAKE-UP, EVENING MAKE-UP, MAKE-UP LESSONS. Using Mac professional make-up products.

For healthy hair and professional, modern styling call today for your personal consultation: +357 26 82 81 00.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Golf Offers & News AUGUST 2012

Every Wednesday afternoon - come and join us for The 9 & WINE event.
Play a social 9 holes and enjoy a couple of glasses of wine, then relax before the evening prize-giving. 

Visitors only €25.00.

Every Friday afternoon - THE TEE FORE TWO!

The tee times run every Friday from 1.00pm and the format is a betterball. Enter as a team of 2 players.

Visitor entry fee is €85.00 per team (Only €42.50 per person).

Saturday 18th August 2012 - The Summer Betterball Open 2012

The betterball is always a popular format. This year’s event will kick off at 9.00am with a shotgun start and finish at the Clubhouse with a sumptuous buffet lunch. A huge variety of prizes will be on offer for the winning pairs, so don’t miss out and join today! If you need help to find a partner, please give the Golf Shop a call and they will help to join you up with another individual.

Saturday 1st September 2012 - The BMW Golf Open 2012

It is with great pleasure we announce that BMW will continue their sponsorship for this year.
This great event occurs on Saturday 1st September and offers fantastic original BMW prizes.

Thursday 4th - 7th October 2012 - The Glenfiddich Team Cup 2012

Enter as a team of 4 and play a different format every day! This event is one of a kind!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Aphrodite Hills - Footballers' choice resort

Just days after his Euro 2012 appearance, Phil Jones – England’s football international and Manchester United defender, jetted off for a relaxing break at the luxurious 5 star Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus to soak up the sun.

With his team’s summer tour kicking off within just days, Phil took some time off to recharge and spend quality time with his family, while playing golf at the resort’s 18-hole championship course.

Photo caption: Phil Jones photographed with Director of Sales & Marketing of Aphrodite Hills, Kratinos Socratous. 

Friday, July 13, 2012


The exclusive and secluded Cove Beach Club at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort has undergone recent upgrading and has re-opened for the summer season on 2nd July.

Although serviced by a regular shuttle bus, The Cove is located a mere 900m from the entrance of the hotel and just across the road from the resort’s main entrance, and will now offer all Aphrodite Hills Resort guests a variety of facilities for the whole family.

Visitors to Aphrodite Hills who choose to indulge in the amenities of The Cove Beach Club be able to soak up the Mediterranean sun on the newly added sundeck where sun beds and umbrellas are available, or sit in the comfort and shade of the club’s cushioned lounge areas and enjoy an ice-cold drink. The Cove catering outlet offers guests a light food menu throughout the day and refreshing drinks and ice creams to keep cool. Wooden decked walk ways will lead you to the crystal clear waters of this tucked away beach.

A new beach experience also awaits our little guests at The Cove since the construction of the new sandy kids play area where a plethora of recreational games await them, to spend a fun day at the beach.

The Aphrodite Hills Resort has become synonymous with luxury, 5 star facilities and impeccable service, and The Cove Beach Club will be no exception.