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.  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Kazantip Republic Beach Party Cyprus

The Kazantip Republic started out in 1992 as a small windsurfing competition that grew into something bigger, better, and more extreme. Who wants to sit on the beach in silence? Not these guys - that’s for sure. Out came the vinyls and the sound system… and a beach party republic was born.

Now in its 20th year, Kazantip is a month-long beach party with up to 100,000 attendees. Featuring DJ’s, musicians, performers, dancers and of course, kite surfing and windsurfing competitions.

This year, as a prelude to the real Kazantip in the Ukraine, we are pleased to announce the creation of the Kazantip Embassy of Cyprus, which will be hosting a three-day event in July (13th - 15th). This has been organised to support the official Kazantip Republic and will be an ongoing, yearly event taking place in Limassol, Cyprus.

An impressive line-up of both international and local DJ’s will play non-stop music, to keep party-goers in the mood. Accompanying this, there will be kite surfing and windsurfing competitions and a Fashion Show by famed international designers. The event aims to encompass all areas of people’s interest and imagination, whilst communicating to the population the fascinating world of the Kazantip Republic.

Based between two Limassol locations (Drops Club and Mazotos Beach) and with three days of non-stop activities, it is shaping up to be one of the most prolific festivals the island has ever undertaken. 

See schedule below:

13th of July Friday:


23:00 – 00:00 Cotsios O Pikatillis (ABR) & Neti Neti (Cusack) (ABR)
00:00 – 01.30 I.O.D. TITSY ROSS, BANGLA, Plasmatik
01:30 – 03:30 Rodriguez Jr.
03:30 – 05:00 Marcin Czubala – LIVE
05:00 – 06:00 Anestie Gomez

Second Stage
00:00 – 06:00 Ultraviolet

14th of July Saturday:


BEACH PARTY Mazotos Beach

07:00 – 08:00 ANESTIE GOMEZ
08:00 – 09:30 Nick Haze
09:30 – 11:00 Bulbuloid
11:00 – 12:30 NICKY Z
Break for Windsurfing races results 12:30
12:30 – 14:00 ANDIS P CHRIS OXYGEN
14:00 – 15:00 MYKNELL
15:00 – 16:00 SOCRATES
16:00 – 17:00 HUGO MAGAR
17:00 – 18:00 COZ
Break for Windsurfing races results 15:30


FASHION SHOW 22:00-23:00
22:00 – 23:30 BY KRISTOS DJ-ing fashion show
23:30 – 01:00 MICHEL FIALAS
01:00 – 02:30 Alejandro Mosso (live)
02:30 – 04:00 Agraba (live)
04:00 – 06:00 Sasch BBC

Second stage
00:00 – 06:00 DIRTY BASS LINES

15th July Sunday:

15:00 – 16:00 BY KRISTOS
16:00 – 17:00 COZ
17:00 - 18:00 ANDIS P
19:30 – 21:30 John Dimas
21:30 – 00:00 Catz N Dogz

Monday, July 2, 2012

Tips for the courts from Annabel Croft

Wimbledon is now well and truly underway and the sight of the lush green grass and the players’ white clothing makes Wimbledon the special tournament that it is. Therefore, this month’s Newsletter is ‘A Wimbledon Special’!! To learn more about the world’s most prestigious tournament and to find out how you can improve your game with us here at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, Aphrodite Hills - read on! Enjoy!
How to Play Tennis on a Grass Court:
A grass tennis court is the least common tennis surface because of its maintenance demands, yet the most recognizable tennis court - Center Court at Wimbledon - is of course, a grass court. Grass courts play faster than hard courts and are much faster than clay. There is distinct strategy you can use to improve your grass tennis court game.

Use the serve-and-volley technique. To serve-and-volley, make a powerful serve and then immediately go to the net to attack your opponents return. If you serve well and your opponent has to return defensively, you should be able to make a low-bouncing, fast-moving volley shot that should win you the point, or at least give you control over the point.

Hit flat shots, which cause the ball to move faster and help you have control of the point, as opposed to higher bouncing or loftier shots.

Make your strokes short and compact. This will put you in position to make offensive shots on the low-bouncing, fast-moving balls on a grass court, instead of having to play defensively.

Position your hits toward the open court and approach the net when possible. Getting your opponent moving back and forth on grass will give you a decided advantage and being close while your opponent is running, will make you nearly unstoppable.
Tips & Warnings:
Grass courts get worn down easily so the court will constantly be changing. The changing surface will affect your footing and how the ball bounces, so you always need to be alert about where you are and from where the ball is bouncing.

Game, Set & Stats:
Amazing Wimbledon Facts & Figures

Everything you ever wanted to know about Wimbledon (maybe!), but were afraid to ask...
1 – The number of shillings it cost to watch the first ever men’s singles final in 1877
2 –
The number of British singles winners in the Open era (since 1967) - Ann Jones (1969) & Virginia Wade (1977)
3 –
The number of times the ‘middle Sunday’, traditionally a rest day, has been used due to rain - 1991, 1997 & 2004
4 –
The number of semi-finals Tim Henman reached at the All-England Club
5 –
The number of years in a row Bjorn Borg won the men’s singles title - 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 & 1980
6 –
The number of years after it was first invented, that the tie-break was introduced to Wimbledon. It was used for the first time at       the Tournament in 1971
7 –
The number of times the Tournament has been played without a rain interruption - 1922, 1931, 1976, 1977, 1993, 1995 &            2010
8 –
The number of hours the 2010 marathon fifth set between John Isner & Nicolas Mahut took to complete in their first round match. Isner eventually won 6–4, 3–6, 6–7, 7–6, 70–68
9 –
The number of women’s singles titles won by Martina Navratilova - 1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, & 1990
10 –
The numbers of women’s singles finals reached by Chris Evert. She won three & lost seven
113 –
The number of aces served by John Isner in 2010 - in that one match against Nicolas Mahut!
148 –
The number of miles per hour at which Taylor Dent hit a serve in 2011; a new Tournament record
150 –
The number of countries that received live TV coverage of last year’s Tournament
18,000 –
The number of tennis ball key rings that were sold in the Wimbledon shop last year
31,360 –
The number of kilos of strawberries eaten as last year’s Tournament
54,250 –
The number of tennis balls used in the 2010 event
511,043 –
The total number of spectators who watched the Tournament in 2009 - the highest in the Championship’s history
850,000 –
The number of Wimbledon iPhone Apps downloaded last year