Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tonia Buxton at InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel for launch of new Mesogios Restaurant menu

Tonia Buxton, TV presenter of the popular “My Greek Kitchen” series was invited by the Executive Chef of the InterContinentalAphrodite Hills Hotel, Ermis Panayiotou, to sample his new season’s menu for our award winning Mesogios Restaurant. Tonia was in Cyprus to complete the photography for the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s Gastronomy booklet she is currently working on along with UK award winning photographer Vanessa Courtier.

Tonia commented: "Chef Ermis has again put together a menu that will delight all who come to dine at Mesogios. It is very difficult to choose a favourite, but I love the seafood plate and as I have a terribly sweet tooth the Amalfi citrus tart with Madagascar vanilla sauce and chocolate ice cream was just amazing. Can't wait to return in the summer! As always staying at the Aphrodite Hills Resort is a most wonderful and relaxing break”.

The new Mesogios Restaurant menu is another masterpiece of culinary wonders prepared by Ermis and his team, to offer a Mediterranean dining experience with a modern creative touch.

For more information or bookings call: 26 829 000 / 26 829 639

Monday, June 18, 2012

Now is the perfect time to buy property in Cyprus

Extension of the ‘abolition of transfer fees’ for another 6 months (starting from June 2012)

Until now, Cyprus law has always stated that for every sale of a property and the transfer of the Title Deed, fees of up to 8% must be paid by the Purchaser during the transfer procedure.

However, the Government of Cyprus has announced the abolition of transfer fees for any new property purchases for 6 months and irrespective of the time the Title Deed of the property will be transferred to the Buyer. The Government has recently announced the extension of the abolition for a further 6 months, starting from June 2012.

Attractive new tax incentive for the acquisition of new private residences at the reduced VAT rate of 5% (from April 2012) 

The Cyprus Government also approved the reduction of the VAT rate, on the acquisition and/or construction of a property, which is used as a primary and permanent place of residence in Cyprus.
In relation to these extremely beneficial announcements, Lanitis Development has also decided to offer discounts on a selected number of properties at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

Therefore, the combination of the abolition of the transfer fee and the reduction of VAT, plus the advantageous discount on the purchase price, gives you the opportunity to buy a property at the luxurious, award-winning 5-star Aphrodite Hills Resort, at a substantially reduced price.

Now is certainly the perfect time for you, your family or your friends  to buy a new property at Aphrodite Hills Resort.
For further information please contact the Sales Office - Tel: +357 26 82 80 50 or email:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Christian Karembeu at Aphrodite Hills competing in PGA Aegean Pro Am

Christian Karembeu, ex. Real Madrid and Olympiacos Piraeus football superstar was among the many participants playing golf at Aphrodite Hills during the recent 7th Aegean Pro Am, organised by Aegean Airlines and held for the first time in Cyprus.

The ‘French Ace’ considerably impressed everyone present with his golf expertise and the ‘secrets’ of the ball, whilst touring the amazing facilities of Aphrodite Hills Resort.

Christian Karembeu accepted the kind invitation of Aegean Airlines and Aphrodite Hills Golf to give character to the entire event, whilst becoming more acquainted with the beauty of Cyprus - as well as to contribute further to promoting the ‘Island of Aphrodite’.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rio Ferdinand at Aphrodite Hills Resort Paphos Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills Resort was the chosen venue for Rio Ferdinand’s recent family vacation in Cyprus. The Manchester United and England star enjoyed a week’s break with his wife Rebecca and their three children, Lorenz, Tate and Tia. Initially, they stayed at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, followed soon after by a Mythos Villa at the Holiday Residences.

Pictured from left to right: Kratinos Socratous (Director of Sales & Marketing), Rio Ferdinand and Andreas Christodoulides (General Manager) at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Golf Offers and Events

Forthcoming Tournaments & Events
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. Tee times can be reserved up to 1 week in advance. Special Member rates, Visitors only €25.00.
Every Friday afternoon - In May we started the TEE FOR TWO. The tee times run every Friday from 1.00pm and the format is a betterball. Enter as a team of 2 players; the Visitor entry fee is €85.00 per team (Only €42.50 per person). AHG Member Guest - only €32.50.

To enter, please contact the Golf Shop. Tee times can be reserved up to 1 week in advance.

June Offers - Pro Shop:
Summer is here and so are our newest collections!
Be the first to visit the Pro Shop and discover what ‘bargain buys’ you can find to spruce up your summer wardrobe! We have something for everyone… and if we don’t have it, just ask the girls!
Our new LACOSTE collection is here! Be the first to come and see what we have for you! 30% off all Burberry Ladies’ & Men’s clothing, 20% off all Adidas Ladies’ & Men’s clothing, 15% off all Maui Jim sunglasses. Polo shirts from ONLY €35.00 Shorts & 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, Hugo Boss polo’s up to 30% off!

Visit the Pro Shop and find the perfect items to fill your summer wardrobe! Our shop is located on the lower level of the Golf Club, opening hours: 7 days-a-week from 7.00am till dusk
For further information on Golf Shop offers and discounts, please contact: +357 26 82 82 00.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Annabel Croft Tennis Philosophy

Annabel’s philosophy on tennis comes from 35 years experience involved with the game, both as a professional on the WTA Tour and a media commentator/presenter following the sport at its highest level.

Annabel was National Junior Champion at all age groups; u-12, u-14 and u-16 and was also the youngest Britain for 100 years to play at Seniors level at Wimbledon, at the age of just 15. Annabel won both Junior Wimbledon and Australian Open titles in 1984.

Annabel lived in the USA, training and gaining experience with her Australian Coach, Owen Davidson (former Grand Slam Champion with Billie Jean King) and also at the Harry Hopman’s and Nick Bollitieris Academies in Florida!

Since retiring from the tour, Annabel has carved a successful media career in television, anchoring and presenting tennis programmes for major companies including the BBC, Sky TV and International Eurosport. In addition, Annabel has continued to host tennis clinics, exhibitions and tennis master classes alongside the likes of Boris Becker and Venus Williams.

The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy was established in April 2009, in order to fulfil her lifelong ambition to pass on her vast knowledge.

Having three children herself, she was frustrated at the way tennis was delivered, with many clubs coaching to large numbers on court, where children would stand at the back, waiting in line to hit a single  ball. Many of the groups were of mixed standards and at the end of the hour, very few quality balls had been hit. As a result of this experience (and Annabel’s visit to the Sanchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, where she completed the coaching course), Annabel’s  Academy  found its philosophy in ensuring small coaching groups, delivering core content through high energy movement drills and adding good tactical advice in rally situations. She feels she has created a method in which players maximise their time every week on court, by hitting large volumes of tennis balls, understanding vital movement patterns required and techniques covering all areas of the court, whilst mixing this with essential serving, returning and rally opportunities.

Annabel’s  key aim is for all players to enjoy their tennis, have sound technique and understanding of the game and to be inspired to keep playing tennis for many years to come.