Thursday, January 30, 2014

Try the new velvety smooth Flat White Italian blend Mocha at the Aphrodite Hills Costa Coffee shop


It is with great pleasure we would like to announce that Lanitis Development Ltd has been successful in obtaining permission to release blocked clients’ funds from the Bank of Cyprus, for the purpose of buying any luxury property at Aphrodite Hills Resort. Lanitis Development Ltd, developers and owners of this 5-star establishment, has already successfully concluded several deals of this kind and would now like to extend this opportunity to other clients, who wish to exchange their blocked funds for a luxury property.

Lanitis Development Ltd is committed to ensuring the success of each exchange and to providing all clients with assistance throughout the entire procedure.
•An example of how the blocked funds can be paid in exchange for property:

- €712,500 - Converted to Shares
- €225,000 - Cash Released
- €562,500 - Converted to 3 Equal Fixed Deposits (with maturity dates 6, 9 and 12 months each)

These 3 deposits can be used for the purchase of any property at Aphrodite Hills Resort. Additionally, it is at the discretion of Lanitis Development Ltd to consider the exchange of a small percentage of shares as part payment for the purchase of property.

•The price range of available properties at Aphrodite Hills Resort is as follows:

- Apartments: from €242,500*
- Junior Villas: from €790,800*
- Villas: from €779,400*

*Note: above prices include 5% VAT. VAT at 5% will be charged for first time purchasers buying for their own use and provided the relative approval is secured from VAT authorities.

Property Inspection Visit 
Aphrodite Hills Real Estate is offering potential clients the opportunity to partake in a 3-day Inspection Visit Package. This consists of 3 days complimentary stay at the 5-star InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel. A private Property Tour is arranged for each guest. A meeting with the Real Estate Sales Team allows interested parties to discuss the exchange of blocked funds for property in further detail.

For further information on the exchange of blocked funds for property, or for any real estate enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Real Estate Sales Team using any of the following methods:

Aphrodite Hills Real Estate Office: 
Village Square, 3 Aphrodite Avenue
Kouklia 8509, Pafos, Cyprus.

Tel: +357 26 82 80 50
Fax: +357 26 82 80 01

Aphrodite Hills Real Estate Office - UK: 
40 Arlington Road, London N14 5AS.

Tel: +44 (0) 771 000 8517

Aphrodite Hills Real Estate Office - Russia:
107553, Moscow, Bolshaya Cherkizovskaya, 24A, Construction 1, Business Center. "Etalon", 7th Floor, Office 716.

Tel: +7 (495) 766 46 78
Mob: +7 (916) 576 79 45

Twitter: @AphroditeHillRE
Facebook: Aphrodite Hills Real Estate

‘Legend’s Hosted Week’ at Aphrodite Hills

‘Legend’s Hosted Week’ at Aphrodite Hills 
7th April 9.00am - 13th April 5.00pm 

Tennis Holiday Package Description

Tennis Holidays don't come any better than this!
Our ‘Legend's Hosted Week’ features the opportunity for you to spend time on court with a former professional player or tennis celebrity, whilst participating in a unique programme of Tennis Coaching Clinics & Events.

Available to both Adult and Junior Tennis Players*.
The week features over 15 hours of coaching held over a 5-day period (Monday - Friday), at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, Aphrodite Hills Resort in Cyprus. Each day players will take to the court to be coached by a specialist team headed by a former tennis professional, who will be giving demonstrations of the modern game of tennis and insights into life on tour.

The week also features opportunities to socialise with your host via evening dinner engagements and other social events, including a Q&A session about life on the ATP Tour. The week closes on Friday with a Tournament and Prize-Giving Ceremony. Guests can choose accommodation for this package to best suit personal requirements. The recommended stay is from Sunday 6th April - Saturday 12th April 2014.

*Junior participation for the Legend’s Hosted Week is limited to ‘Performance Standard Players’.
Please provide your ratings and a brief tennis history.
Adult Package = €550 per person.
Junior Performance Package = €345 per person

About Your Host - Dan Lobb
Dan Lobb is most widely known for his role as co-presenter on the UK breakfast TV show GMTV.
Dan shared the sofa with many high profile celebrity guests for over 2 years - having started in the GMTV Studios as the Sports Anchor. During his time at GMTV, Dan appeared in the 2011 BBC show ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ hosted by Bruce Forsythe and Tess Daly.

As well as having a successful TV career, tennis players will be interested to know that Dan was a former professional tennis player who competed full time on the ATP Tour in the mid-nineties. He achieved a singles high ranking of 700 and is also a fully qualified Tennis Coach with several years teaching in England in the south-west London area.

Proposed Itinerary

4.00pm - Registration at the Annabel Croft Tennis Academy with
‘On Court’ Assessments
7.00pm - Welcome Drinks at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

9.00am - 11.30am - Coaching Clinic 1: Getting the Basics Right

9.00am - 11.30am - Coaching Clinic 2: Footwork & Modern Movement
2.00pm - 3.30pm - Coaching Clinic 3: Singles Tactics & the Modern Game
4.00pm - Courts reserved for Social Play

9.00am - 11.30am - Coaching Clinic 4: Mastering the Net / Doubles Basics
12.00pm - Q&A’s ‘Insights into the ATP Tour & Strictly Gossip’ at the Tennis Academy
6.00pm - Club Night at the Academy (Optional)

9.00am - 11.30am - Coaching Clinic 5: Serving Master Class featuring Video Analysis
2.00pm - 3.30pm - Coaching Clinic 6: Advanced Techniques in Doubles

9.00am - 11.30am - Coaching Clinic 5: Serving Master Class featuring Video Analysis
4.00pm - Academy Pro-Am Tournament
6.00pm - Presentations and Prize-Giving Ceremony


Meet our Wedding team!

Natalie Mealing
Overseas Weddings Coordinator at Aphrodite Hills Resort

Natalie is originally from England and gained her degree at Leicester University. In 2005 she moved to Cyprus to join her parents on this beautiful island and started working for a Tour Operator arranging weddings. In 2011 she joined the Aphrodite Hills team and began working as the Overseas Wedding Coordinator. Natalie deals with a variety of clients from many countries including the UK, Russia, USA, Norway, Israel and Lebanon.

An important part of her job is to maintain an excellent line of communication with potential clients and continue to offer advice and information via telephone calls and emails throughout all of the wedding arrangements. She is always available to discuss whatever requirements the guests may have. Natalie is with the wedding couples from making the booking to taking them to register the wedding at the Town Hall before their big day.

Natalie will be taking part in the National Wedding Show at the London Olympia from 21st to 23rd February 2014.

21-23 February Olympia, London

Corina Shartou
Local Weddings Coordinator at Aphrodite Hills Resort

Corina is originally from Cyprus and has spent time studying in the USA. She decided to have a career change when coming to Aphrodite Hills Resort and has now been with our team for 3 1/2 years. Corina deals with the local market for the Orthodox weddings and christenings.

Corina spends time with each client helping them decide on a venue, the set-up and creation of a specially designed menu with our Head Executive Chef. She is the point of contact from the moment the couple book their wedding at Aphrodite Hills to when their special day arrives. As every couple is unique and important, she’s there on the day to help guide the guests and the couple making sure everything runs smoothly; from collecting the Bride, coordinating and supervising the overall set-up of different venues and ensuring all of the couple’s needs are exceeded, to preparing the DJ for the couple’s first dance.

Corina participated in the Wedding Exhibition on 24th, 25th and 26th of January 2014 at the Monte Caputo in Limassol.

Aphrodite Hills Riding Club - The Year of the Horse

According to the Chinese Astrology Calendar, the year 2014 is the ‘Year of the Horse’ and it begins on 31st January 2014. The Calendar comprises twelve animal signs and the horse is the seventh among them. In Chinese culture the horse is a sign of nobility, class, speed and perseverance. People born under this sign strive towards freedom and happiness and so 2014 should be a better year for all those born in the Year of the Horse!

As we love all things 'horsey' at the stables, we are very happy to celebrate 2014 as the Year of the Horse!

New Year at the stables has been busier than usual thanks to a wonderful mild winter. A horse riding trail in the winter sunshine on one of our nine beautiful horses is a relaxing way to see the countryside, as well as great exercise! Aphrodite Riding Club now has many regular local riders of all nationalities and some of our younger riders now take part in local dressage and show jumping competitions. Whatever your interest in horses, we are pleased to welcome you at the stables.                                                                                                                                                      

For further information and bookings please call Patricia on: +357 99 99 89 89.

The Retreat Spa Gym - Fintess Class Schedule

The Retreat Spa has won another Award!

We are also pleased to announce that Aphrodite Hills Retreat Spa has won the accolade of Best for Golf & Spa Europe in the Spa Traveller Reader’s Award for 2013!

We would like to thank all those who voted for us and ensure you of our continued commitment to high standards and the best quality of service.

Love & Romance at The Retreat Spa

February is the month of ‘love and romance’ - and what better way to get you in the mood, than having a soothing and indulging Aromatherapy Massage together with your loved one in the Retreat Spa’s dedicated Couple’s Suite… Here, you will not only indulge in the sublime treatment, finished off with champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries in the warmth of our relaxing Tepidarium, but you will also get to take home a complimentary ESPA Body Oil to share!

Alternatively, give the perfect gift to the one you love - our Warm Hearts Valentine’s Spa Day.

Both packages are subject to availability on the 14th, 15th & 16th February, so pre-book now to avoid disappointment.

For the whole month of February, we also offer a choice of 55-minute Full Body Massages to choose from, targeted to your specific needs - for a special price of only €69.

The Aphrodite Hills Golf Festive Open

The last official Aphrodite Hills Open of 2013 saw a full field take to the course for the Festive Open. This annual event is becoming ever more popular, as players see the chance to play their sport and to take themselves away from the festive feasts… although the bacon rolls went down better than some of the putts on the day! Conditions were not so festive for Cyprus, but more akin to the rest of Europe; extreme gales and treacherous gusts made scoring very tricky, to say the least…

Scoring was throughout the field but in Runner-Up position was Demetris Spyradakis with 34 points. The players who won the two ‘Nearest the Pins’ were Maro Kazepi on the 12th and Martina Vucemilo on the 17th. However, the overall festive winner for the event was Andreas Christodoulides also with 34 points, but a 19-point back nine made him victorious on the countback.

On behalf of the Golf element at Aphrodite Hills, may I take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support and wish you all a fantastic 2014 in everything you do, and on the golf course, may all your drives be long and may your putts drop in!

New Year's better ball

The New Year’s Better Ball competition was held on Sunday 12th January 2014.

The entrants arrived fearing the worst that rain was imminent, but were pleasantly surprised when the weather - like their scores - had the majority smiling! A few were feeling grey though, as their putts failed to match their drives…

Christine Smith hit a great shot on Hole 15, to claim the traditional and the individual ‘Nearest the Pin’ prize. The winners last year could not retain their title, as their good score of 40 points put them into third place, behind two very good scores of 41 points. The countback decision was also a tough one, as both groups amassed the same 9-hole splits of 20:21. So the countback went to the back six holes and this resulted in the Runners-Up being Angela and Blue Turnpenny from Episkopi Golf Club. The winners from Aphrodite Hills Golf Club were Yiannis and Linda Demetriou. The prizes were presented by John O’Neil, Club Captain of Aphrodite Hills, for which he was thanked and wished well by Andrew Darker, Director of Golf, for the forthcoming year’s golf in his captaincy year.

Congratulations to all the prize winners from the Golf Department at Aphrodite Hills and more importantly, a very sincere ‘Happy New Year’ to all who play golf at Aphrodite Hills.

Blue & Angela Turnpenny, Linda & Yiannis Demetriou

Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Get the most out of your Winter Workout using these great tips !! 


Great DETOX tips to try out and feel great ! 



InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel today announced that it was named among the top hotels in the Cyprus Luxury Hotels category by TripAdvisor in its 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards.

Now in its twelfth year, the annual TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards honour the world’s best hotels, earning their distinction from those who know them best – real travellers. Unlike any other hotel honours, TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice winners are based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from travellers around the world.

“We’re excited to recognise the world’s best properties, based on the opinions of those who know them best – the millions of travellers around the globe who come to TripAdvisor to share their experiences,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing Officer for TripAdvisor. “For those seeking inspiration for their 2014 travel planning, this list of spectacular accommodations that received 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards is a perfect place to start.”

For reviews on the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, Cyprus go to  

To see 2014 Travellers’ Choice winners, go to:   

For further  information please contact:
InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel
Tel:  +357 26 829 000/ Toll Free Cyprus: 8000 1210 

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Useful tips from our Pirates Village Kids Club team, how to keep your little ones entertained !


Welcome to the new Aphrodite Hills Cook Book, 
where week-by-week, our Head Chef de Cuisine 
Kyriacos Panayiotou and his culinary team will let you into their kitchens and their secret recipes.



Get Ready for the New Aphrodite Hills Cookbook !

Entering into the kitchens of 
Head Chef de Cuisine - Kyriacos Panayiotou. 



Check out our new Aphrodite Hills Resort website and let us know what you think. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

INTRODUCTION TO DANNY HEARD - Aphrodite Hills Resort Golf Pro

Danny Heard - PGA Qualified Golf Professional & Instructor, Aphrodite Hills Resort

Aphrodite Hills Resort is the first ever leisure and golf development in Cyprus and home to a magnificent 18-hole championship Golf Course, with a dedicated Golf Academy and a magnificent Clubhouse. As the Resort is synonymous with playing golf, it is my responsibility as a Golf Instructor to encourage players of all ages and abilities to learn and improve their game at the Aphrodite Hills 3-hole Golf Academy. I’d like to introduce myself - my name is Danny Heard and I’m one of the PGA qualified Golf Professionals and Instructors here at the Resort, where we are fully equipped to provide the very best one-on-one golfing tuition.
To give you a brief insight into my background, I come from a very sporting English family. My mother was a Physical Education teacher, my father a golf fanatic and my younger brother, an all-round competitive sports player. I excelled in football, cricket and basketball and in all of these sports I represented my county as a young boy. At this point, I had already started to play golf - at the tender age of just 8 years old! So throughout my younger years, sport was already my passion. After completing my ‘A’ Level exams, I decided to concentrate solely on my game of golf and as I began to excel in the sport, I won a number of county tournaments. As I reached a certain standard of play and my golf handicap was reducing, I was able to compete in a number of national events. Golf became my new way of life!
Dedication is the name of the game whilst striving to become a professional golfer with the correct accreditations. Whilst partaking in my PGA training programme, I was also expected to complete 30 hours per week of golf-associated work, which in my case consisted of time in a Golf Pro Shop, golf instruction and teaching. I also had to enter a minimum of 21 golf tournaments to fulfil my training obligations. I am very proud to say that I passed my yearly exams with flying colours and became a fully qualified PGA Professional.

For me, golf is a way of life… it is all-encompassing as it is not only my chosen career, but also my passion. My years working in various golf establishments in England enabled me to grow not only as a golfer, but also as an instructor. I had experience of working in all levels of Golf Clubs - from the low end of the market where the Club was affordable and accessible to all players - to the higher end of the market where the Club had a 2-year waiting list for membership. During this period, I coached and taught people from all walks of life, each with differing levels of ability and all ages.

As a Golf Instructor I believe that it is a very ‘personal service’ we offer to potential and existing clients, and by this I mean we have to be approachable at all times and contactable whenever the need arises. It is not unusual for me to give my personal telephone number to clients for any golfing issues they may face and I actively encourage them to call me.
The award-winning Golf Course at Aphrodite Hills was officially opened in 2002 and was designed by the renowned architect, Cabell Robinson. Aphrodite Hills is the perfect mix of challenging pot bunkers, manicured fairways and generous tiered greens. It is also visually spectacular, as the Course expands through indigenous olive and carob trees and is built on 2 plateaux separated by a dramatic ravine with outstanding views of the Mediterranean Sea. I am proud to say that in 2009 I began working here and I am now one of 3 professional PGA Golf Instructors lucky enough to enjoy this magnificent Course and its facilities.
At the 3-hole Academy Course, Aphrodite Hills Golf provides the perfect environment for learning golf before progressing to the full Course. Additional facilities also available at the Academy include a Driving Range, Chipping Area and Putting Green. We ‘coach’ or ‘teach’ all ages, nationalities and levels of players - I make this differentiation because I believe that we ‘teach’ beginners and we ‘coach’ the more advanced players. A typical lesson will last approximately 45 minutes and we offer lessons 7 days-a-week. Golf Professional, Giles Johnson and I oversee the running and operation of the Driving Range and the Golf Academy - including the Junior Golf Academy, which currently consists of 35 children from 6 to 16 years of age.
I am very proud to be part of such a dedicated and hard-working team. This is continually reinforced by the excellent feedback we receive from our clients globally - and by the repeat custom we get every day of the year. Client satisfaction is paramount to me and when I see my golfing students grow in performance, technique and confidence then I know I have done something right!


If you have love, you do not need to have anything else. 
If you do not have it, it does not matter much what else you have.

Sir James M. Barrie.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WINTER WARMER OFFER - InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel


For more information or reservations contact: 
Tel: 26 829000/ Toll Free Cyprus 8000 1210 or

Monday, January 13, 2014

Say "I do..." at Aphrodite Hills Resort.

Say "I do..." at Aphrodite Hills Resort. 

Brides, who want their special day to be inspired by romance, have only to turn to Aphrodite Hills Resort.
This award-winning Resort offers a choice of stunning venues for your wedding ceremony, including the traditional, picture-perfect St. Catherine’s Chapel, spectacular and unique receptions, luxurious accommodation at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, pampering packages at The Retreat Spa and your own on-site, dedicated Wedding Organiser, are all at your disposal, allowing you to create an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime occasion!

For more information or to speak to a personal Wedding Organiser 
Tel: +357 26 829611/ 702 

Email: or 

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Best Spender of the Month for December & Best Spender of the Year at Aphrodite Hills Pantopoleio Supermarket.

We are proud to announce that Mr. Baykov Genady was awarded with a voucher worth €100.00 as the winner of the Best Spender of the Month for December at Aphrodite Hills Pantopoleio Supermarket. Mr. Baykov Genady was also the Best Spended of the Year, winning an iPad. Congratulations!

Retreat Spa Fitness - Pay 2 months Gym Membership and get 3rd month Free

Unique Grace Period on Mortgage Payments only for Lanitis Development’s Clients!

In an unprecedented move towards boosting property sales, whilst at the same time easing the burden of mortgage payments for buyers, owner and developer of Aphrodite Hills Resort, Lanitis Development Ltd, has announced a new and exclusive mortgage scheme, solely intended for its clients. The scheme allows increased long-term affordability for mortgage loans on completed properties and on those in the process of being constructed.

After an initial 40% down payment from the buyer, a grace period for both capital and interest payments is set in place for 2 years or until delivery of the property, whichever comes first. Mortgages on completed properties have a 2-year grace period on capital only - and in either case, there is no penalty for early repayment.

Additionally, interest rates are based on 6 month’s Euribor plus the bank’s margin and arrangement fees are only 0.50% of the loan amount. The duration of the loan can be up to 30 years and is intended for clients who purchase a single unit only. The scheme applies to loans taken out in Euros, although other currencies are offered, different terms will apply.

Lanitis Development Ltd strives to be at the forefront of the Real Estate market in Cyprus, both in the consistently outstanding build quality of its properties - and now with the financing of such properties, offering long-term economical benefits for its valued clients.

For further information, please contact the Aphrodite Hills Real Estate Sales Team:
Tel: +357 26 82 80 50
Twitter: @AphroditeHillRE
Facebook Page: Aphrodite Hills Real Estate

Wedding Show 2013/2014

The Gamos Wedding Exhibition has occurred every year since 2009 and its purpose is to provide soon-to-be-married couples the valuable help needed to organise their wedding with ease and professionalism.

The Show featured over 35 Wedding Specialists, including wedding dresses, Make-Up Artist, catering, Florist, Photographer and much more - everything couples need to start organising their special day.

Our award-winning Pastry Chef prepared a 2-metre high wedding cake specifically for the event, which was displayed at the entrance of the exhibition; it was a real show stopper.

Aphrodite Hills Christmas Market - What an amazing day!

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. There are numerous stalls selling an abundance of handcrafted goods, Christmas decorations and traditional food, a Christmas Choir, fun activities for children with Angels and a snow machine with snowmen, a Nativity Manger and even a visit from Santa, and there’s a fabulous Light Ceremony with Glühwein… allowing you and your family to become wholly absorbed into the seasonal festivities. On Sunday, 8th December 2013 everyone was at Aphrodite Hills Village Square - and it was an amazing day! Children and adults enjoyed the entire day and had lots of fun with the little Smurfs!

Celebrate the joyous occasion of the Epiphany with us at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel


 Epiphany - also known as ‘Day of the Lights’…

Celebrate this joyous occasion with us at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel
with this exclusive special offer!

50% Discount off
the Accommodation Rate
for a Second Night!

Accommodation in a
Double Deluxe Room with Pool or Garden View
Including a Rich Breakfast Buffet


Offer is valid for the weekend of 3rd to 6th January 2014
1st Night Accommodation: €136.00 per Room
2nd Night Accommodation: €68.00 per Room
Total: €204.00 for 2 Persons for 2 Nights!

**Our Deluxe rooms can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child up to 12 years old**
**Our Junior Suites can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children up to 12 years old**
** Family rooms (2 interconnecting Deluxe rooms) are also available on request**
Please contact our Reservations Department for further information

Supplements per Room per Day
Double Deluxe with Golf & Sea View: €35.00
Junior Suite with Pool & Garden View: €50.00

Cancellation Policy
A credit card or deposit payment is required as guarantee upon reservation.
Free of charge cancellation 48 hours prior to day of arrival.

Terms & Conditions apply. Offers are subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers.
Please call for further information or to make a booking: Tel: +357 26 82 90 00, Fax: +357 26 82 90 01
Toll Free Number: 80001210 / email:
InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, P.O. Box 64118, CY-8072 Paphos, Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills Golf Proshop - Sensational January Sale

To get 2014 off to a ‘Driving Start’ our Golf Shop is offering a Sensational Sale this January!

With incredible discounts of up to 50% off  famous brands such as:
Hugo Boss, Polo Ralph Lauren, Aquascutum, Glenmuir, Greg Norman, Adidas & Ahead

We have all your golfing needs ‘down to a tee’ this winter - so don’t miss out on these fantastic offers!
This offer is only valid from 1st - 31st January 2014

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:
Mon - Sun
7.00am - Dusk
+357 26 82 82 00
or email:

A Romantic St. Valentine’s Dinner at the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel

St. Valentine’s 4-Course Dinner

GOLF CARVERY BUFFET - Every Sunday from 12.30pm to 3.30pm

A scrumptious package consisting of an extensive variety of fresh salads; a succulent carvery prepared and served by our Chefs; a selection of delicious hot and cold dishes and a variety of sweet delights. To complement this beautifully prepared buffet there are picture-perfect views of the Aphrodite Hills Golf Course greens. 50% discount for children under the age of 12.