Monday, April 30, 2012

10km RACES for RUNNERS & WALKERS & 5km Ramble on May Day


Run or ramble through the ‘Well of the Franks’ and afterwards enjoy all of the family fun at the Aphrodite Hills May Day Market!
Registration forms are availble at: www.abfcyprus.com, via email or you can contact us via email at: pdhogg@cytanet.com.cy

Schedule:
 


8.00am: Registration at Aphrodite Hills Car Park
10km  Walkers Go - 9.00 am     5 Km Ramblers Go - 10:05 am
10km Runners Go -10.00am    Prizes at Noon


Adults: €10
Age 11-15: €5
Under 10: FREE

T-shirt included with registration while stock lasts. Special prizes will also be provided for the winning runners, ramblers and teams.For more details on this charity event, visit: www.abfcyprus.com.

MAY DAY MARKET AT APHRODITE HILLS
Entry is free for everyone at the May Day Market at Aphrodite Hills Village Square. Stalls and booths selling handicrafts, fun & games for the children, international stage show, plus lots of traditional May Day surprises. Any questions or additional information on the May Day Market, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

NEW BUS ROUTE: APHRODITE’S ROCK – PAPHOS HARBOUR


We are pleased to announce the introduction 
of the following new return bus route, 
stopping at Aphrodite Hills as from 
1st April 2012. 



FARES FOR BUS ROUTE NO. 631
ONE -WAY
DAILY
WEEKLY
MONTHLY
YEARLY
€1.00
€3.00
€13.00
€30.00
€300.00
Following categories travel FREE at all times:
  • Children up to 12 years old
  • Pupils presenting their student card
  • Owners of Cyprus Social Insurance Card
  • All fares include luggage carriage for passengers












Route 631: Harbour (Station) – Petra tou Romiou (Aphrodite’s Rock)
Description:
Harbour (main station), Ledas, Alkiminis, Poseidonos Ave., Danaes Ave., 
Aphrodite’s Ave., Spyrou Kyprianou Ave., Gianni Kontou, Ippokratous, Makariou Ave., 
Paphos-Limassol old road, Aphrodite Hills, Petra tou Romiou.

From Harbour:

Monday – Saturday: 07:25, 09:00, 11:00, 14:10, 15:45, 18.35, 22:30

Sunday: 06:30, 09:30, 12:00, 14:10, 15:45, 18:35, 22:30

From Petra tou Romiou
:
Monday – Saturday: 08:15, 09:50, 11:50, 15:00, 16:35, 19:20, 00:00

Sunday: 08:15, 10:20, 12:50, 15:00, 16:35, 19:20, 00:00

For all Aphrodite Hills Resort Guests
Bus stop at the Golf course parking opposite the Hotel
Travel Time 45 min.

For more information please contact the Holiday Residences office on
Tel: +357 26 828280 or +357 99 212415

Monday, April 23, 2012

World travel Award Nomination InterContinental Aphrodite Hills

We have great pleasure advising that the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel once again has received notification from (Ms.) Manon Han - Executive Vice President of the World Travel Awards of our following nominations for 2012:
  • Europe's Leading Family Resort
  • Europe's Leading Resort
  • Cyprus' Leading Resort
  • Mediterranean's Leading Family Resort
  • Mediterranean's Leading Resort
World Travel Awards was launched in 1993 to acknowledge and recognise excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. Now celebrating its 19th anniversary, the awards is regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive. Votes are cast by 217,000 travel professionals which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries across the globe.

The official online voting is now open at
http://www.worldtravelawards.com/award-europes-leading-hotel-2012.

We thank you all for your support!

 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Aphrodite Hills May Day 2012 Market

There is something for the whole family at Aphrodite Hills Resort’s May Day celebrations on Tuesday 1st May 2012.

The picturesque setting of the Village Square is host to our annual May Day Market, where you will find an abundance of stalls offering a range of goods, including handmade treasures and tasty homemade foods.


Entertainment for the children is varied and plentiful and includes face painting, pony rides, mini Olympics and a bouncy castle - and of course - guaranteed fun! Adults may indulge in a mini spa treatment or opt to purchase something from the wide range of quality beauty products available. There is a full entertainment programme, offering competitions, a sponsored Charity race and ramble for the Army Benevolent Fund and a song and dance show.


Moreover, there is the renowned selection of Village Square restaurants and bars, where as always, you can enjoy light refreshments or a meal in idyllic surroundings... or why not indulge in a delicious May Day Lunch Buffet at the elegant and stylish Golf Clubhouse?


On May Day 2012, bring your family to the Village Square at Aphrodite Hills to enjoy our celebrations - we guarantee there’s something for everyone!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

The ‘nextbike’ bike sharing system - now available at Aphrodite Hills!

A new service is now available for the residents and guests of Aphrodite Hills Resort. Take in the fresh air and Offer-only-8beautiful scenery at your own pace on one of our many nextbike bicycles, now available for hire. You’ll find our nextbike station situated next to Costa Coffee in the Village Square.
To hire a bike, you must first register onto the nextbike system via the website www.nextbike.com.cy. Hiring up to 4 bikes can then be done swiftly and easily online, or by telephoning +357 777 88 323 or sending an SMS to +357 99 40 80 94. You’ll receive a code to unlock your bike… and off you go!

The nextbike network operates over 10,000 bikes in more than 40 cities in Europe and New Zealand, so once your details are registered on the bike sharing system, you can hire bikes around the clock in any of the locations!
To make a booking or for more information, visit www.nextbike.com.cy  Please note that registration is required only once.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aphrodite Hills Weddings freebies giveaway

PLANNING A WEDDING?

We, at Aphrodite Hills Resort, will be giving away some freebies!

Celebrate your special day with an amazing backdrop of the most magnificent sunset and with the view of the blue glistening waters of the Mediterranean from which Aphrodite, the goddess of love, has been emerged.

Enjoy every minute of this important day without stress and worries and let our team of experts take care of every detail!
The 5 lucky couples that will book their wedding on the grounds of the award-winning 5 star InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel will receive:
  • A complimentary overnight stay on the night of the wedding along with a champagne breakfast and a meal for two in one of our restaurants,
  • Two nights of accommodation at the InterContinental Hotel in Athens
  • An exquisite couple’s massage at The Retreat Spa.
  • A complimentary 2 tier wedding cake
  • Complimentary services from our wedding coordinator
  • A complimentary alcoholic fruit punch for the guests at the cocktail reception
  • Free half board for 10 of the wedding guests that will be staying at the hotel for 2 days
To be considered for this draw, just fill in the registration form by July 31st, 2012. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entry is restricted to persons aged 18 or older, who are not employees of Aphrodite Hills Resort or in any way connected with the promotion. No employee, agent, subcontractor and their associated agencies, nor anyone else connected with the competition, nor any member of such person's family, is eligible to enter. The organisers reserve the right to verify the eligibility to enter. The winners will be chosen at random from all correct entries received by the closing date of 31 July 2012. There is no cash alternative and the prize is non-transferable, non-refundable, cannot be extended and is subject to availability. The prize includes only what is mentioned above. Standard booking conditions apply. The prize is subject to availability and must be taken before 31/12/2013(excluding peak periods). 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The Village Square gets a ‘face lift’!


This spring, we have a number of surprises in store for you, as Aphrodite Hills Village Square becomes a busy shopping centre! A selection of new shops and services will be available, in our continuous effort to please and assist Aphrodite Hills Residents and Guests.
New Supermarket at the Village Square
A large new supermarket - Pantopoleio is scheduled to open in mid-April 2012 and will have departments offering fresh meat and produce, dairy products, baked goods, canned and packaged goods and various non-food items, including household cleaning products, pharmacy products and pet supplies. All products at the supermarket will be sold at competitive prices and will include special discounts and offers. The existing Mini Market will remain closed during construction of the new supermarket. Pantopoleio Supermarket ‘Opening Hours’ for April will be from 7.00am - 10.00pm.
Important facility - New MediCentre
A new MediCentre will also open and will provide trained Paramedics capable of dealing with any medical emergency at the Resort. The Centre will have a Doctor and Nurse available during normal working hours and there is a limited service available during weekends. A Paramedic and a Technical Driver per ambulance will also be available in order to assist with any emergency that arises at the Resort.
Luxury Rental Car Company
A new luxury Rental Car Company will also be opening at the Village Square. Leos Car Rentals, will be able to assist Resort Guests looking to rent a car during their stay in Cyprus. Leos, offers a large selection of cars, including family cars, SUV’s and luxury cars. Car rental rates will be very competitive offering Guests both great service and satisfaction.
The Gallery Multi Shop
The Gallery Multi Shop will re-open with a new time schedule, offering famous brand outlets covering a wide selection of luxury items and casual apparel.
Costa Coffee
Costa Coffee is open for all Resort Residents and Guests who want to enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee or a snack at any time, whilst strolling around the beautiful Village Square. 
Free WiFi Access
For those guests that wish to stay connected with ‘cyber space’ all the time, the Village Square provides free WiFi access. So if you are shopping in the Supermarket and you forgot what ingredients you need for your dinner, you can go online and find it instantly!

This year, welcome Spring 2012 at the Village Square - a place where you can find everything you need, without leaving your favourite spot… Aphrodite Hills

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Retreat Gym New Instructor!

Sport has always played a major role in my life since I was child and became even more important throughout my school years, during which time I successfully competed in gymnastic tournaments. Other hobbies and interests from my earlier years include contemporary dance, hip-hop dance and actively attending Fitness Centres.

I loved participating in anything I could in the health and fitness world, which influenced me to make the decision of acquiring more knowledge about fitness and completing many fitness courses. I completed my Fitness Studies at the College of Physical Education (Semmelweis University, TF) in Budapest, Hungary. My fitness knowledge and experience was extended greatly in Ireland and Canada. In my free time I love being in nature, I love anything that enables me to ‘be active’.

My motto is: ‘You CAN if you think you can’.

Join me to keep active and get fit at The Retreat Fitness Centre!

FITNESS CLASSES - Starting Monday 2nd April 2012:
  • Body Sculpt: Exercises for the main muscle groups of body, using dumbbells or bar (legs, bums, back, chest, shoulders, biceps and triceps). It tones and defines certain muscle groups.
  • Body & Soul: Combination of Yoga poses, stretching and core exercises to relaxing music, improving blood circulation, clearing the mind and relaxing the body.
  • Cardio Interval: Fast cardio workout, applying intervals to raise your heart rate, to boost your metabolism, great for fat burning.
  • Cross Training: Full body workout, using different equipment or bodyweight, applying intervals. It boosts your metabolism, strengthens and defines the muscles and improves endurance.
  • Fast Abs: Compound and isolation exercises for the tummy that strengthen and tone the muscles.
  • Legs, Bums, Abs: Exercises for legs, bums, abs, mostly with bodyweight, shaping and toning the muscles.
  • Shift & Lift: Combination of cardio and strength exercises, keeping the heart rate high, using free weight and body weight. It boosts your metabolism, strengthens and defines the muscles and improves endurance.
Please call: +357 26 82 81 00
or email: spareception@aphroditehills.com for your timetable.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Annabel Croft Tennis Academy Cyprus April News and Offers

Welcome to the Tennis Academy Newsletter for April. Finally, it seems that the rains have gone and spring is now well underway!

This month, we focus our attention on competition, clay courts and tennis retail. Read on to find out more about the competitive side of the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy at Aphrodite Hills, how to play on a clay court and details on the fantastic new offers currently in the Club Shop.

Playing competitive tennis has both its advantages and disadvantages, but in recent times with the global focus on health and wellbeing, the ‘pros’ far outweigh the ‘cons’. Playing competitive tennis in either singles or doubles matches burns many more calories than just recreational play. Read on to find out why… and how playing on clay can help you burn even more calories!

Calories are burned during tennis…

As with any exercise, the number of calories you burn playing tennis depends on how intensely you are working. Tennis can be a leisurely activity played by doubles partners for a half an hour or it can be a grueling battle between two highly competitive people that can go on for hours.

Women’s Singles

  • A 5ft 5in, 30 year-old woman who weighs 130 pounds will burn 404 calories in an hour of competitive singles’ tennis.
    A 50 year-old woman of the same height and weight will burn about 30 fewer calories in an hour. 

Men's Singles

  • A 6ft, 30 year-old man who weighs 160 pounds will burn 511 calories in an hour of competitive singles’ tennis.
    A 50 year-old man of the same height and weight will burn 472 calories. 
Women's Doubles
  • The 30 year-old woman playing competitive doubles’ tennis will burn 289 calories in an hour.
  • The 50 year-old woman will burn 20 fewer calories.
Men's Doubles
  • The 30 year-old man playing competitive doubles for an hour will burn 365 calories.
  • The 50 year-old man will burn 337 calories.
Other Considerations
  • The number of calories burned playing tennis varies considerably, depending on the level of competition. The sections listed are examples of active games, in which the players are on the move most of the time.
  • Competitive tennis burns about twice as many calories as competitive indoor volleyball, about the same as basketball and about two-thirds as much as cross-country skiing.
At the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, we have the perfect way to judge your standard of play. We have cleverly designed a PLAYER RATINGS CHART. Read on to choose which category you think you belong in. If you are unsure, come down to the Academy and speak to the Coaches, who will help you assess your standard of play. PLAYING COMPETITIVE TENNIS IS GOOD FOR YOU!

Playing tennis on a clay court is significantly different from playing on a hard court or grass surface. Clay courts are considered by many to be the most difficult tennis surface - but this is a myth. Here are a few steps that will improve your clay tennis game and help you prepare for your French Open dreams. 

Instructions:

Be patient - because clay tennis courts play slower than other surfaces, points usually last longer. Clay courts don't produce a lot of non-returnable shots, so good conditioning is essential since you will be moving back and forth a lot.
Mix up your shots. Clay courts require lots of creativity since the surface slows down your hard shots. Use different spins and angles instead of just trying to hit it hard. The element of surprise is your best friend on clay courts.
Put topspin on your shots. Topspin works well on clay because the spin bites into the clay well, giving it a more unpredictable bounce and it will make it difficult for your opponent to put counter spin on it.
Play deep on clay tennis courts more than you would on hard courts or grass. Playing deep will allow you more time to plan your shots since clay is slower. This will allow you more control over the point instead of just reacting.
Learn to slide on clay. The clay surface is different from the other surfaces in footing as well as bounce. Being able to slide effectively on clay will allow you to get to balls you would not have a chance at on harder surfaces.
Make your opponent back up and hit them with a drop shot. Drop shots can be devastating on clay and mixed with deep balls with lots of topspin, drop shots can give you a great advantage.
Come down to the Academy and experience clay court tennis this year…
and add more variety to your game.
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