Everything you need to know…
Aphrodite Hills, named as the birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite sits nestled on the western coastline Cyprus. Popular for its award winning golf resort, beautiful beaches and yearlong fine weather, the destination is becoming ever more popular with holiday makers and golf fans alike.
But what can you really expect from an Aphrodite Hills villa holiday?
There are plenty of options when it comes to flying to nearby Paphos airport from the UK. Some opening up as recently as 2018; now it’s even easier to visit the popular golf resort.
- Fly from Gatwick with EasyJet or Thomas Cook
- Fly from Stanstead with Ryanair
- Fly from Luton & Manchester with Easy Jet
- Or fly from Bristol, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Doncaster, Cardiff, Edinburg, Exeter, Leeds, Newcastle and Nottingham
Paphos airport is just a short 15 minute drive from Aphrodite Hills; you can expect to pay around 30-40 euros for a private taxi.
Where to stay?
Aphrodite Hills is a pretty big resort, and houses plenty of accommodation from private villas which give your own secluded sense of paradise to apartments with sweeping views of the Mediterranean plus there’s the 5* Aphrodite Hills Hotel. There is a wide selection sure to make your stay all the more enjoyable.
The resort is home to some beautiful private villas, surrounded by their own tranquil gardens. They provide a more spacious space for couples, groups and families to relax and unwind.
Many have their own private pools and balconies which offer views of the golf course and sea. Take a look at the below video with a detailed look at what you can expect from one of these luxurious villas:
At the heart of the Aphrodite Hills resort is the village square where you’ll find a myriad of restaurants offering cuisines from local dishes to more familiar international ones. The square is a short walk from many of the resorts private villas.
- El Sabor Restaurant (Mexican)
- Zimi Trattoria (Italian)
- Pithari Tavern (Greek)
- Anoi Pub (Burgers)
- Ladi & Rigani (Kebabs)
- Gate to India
- Golf Clubhouse Restaurant (Elegant dining & fine wines)
There are many more still in the Aphrodite Hills Hotel providing casual day-time lunches and more formal settings in the evening. Many of the restaurants on the resort are family friendly and offer kids meus as well.
Visiting With Children
Aphrodite Hills has plenty to keep your kids entertained during their stay. The dedicated kids club runs from 9am-5pm and is situated in the centre of the resort. The club has facilities for babies and toddlers 6-42 months and children aged 3-12.
Children are kept busy with indoor and outdoor activities including tennis, archery, football coaching, arts and crafts and pottery making. Youngsters interested in learning golf can visit the golf academy which also caters for children.
Children can also visit the horse riding and pony club where they can learn to ride a horse from any age or ability, and/or riding and caring for pony’s.
Away from the centre of the resort families can enjoy scenic cycle routes ranging from casual flat routes to challenging off-road terrain.
Of course the main reason most people visit the Aphrodite Hills Resort is the golf, and it doesn’t disappoint. The 18 hole course is visited year-long thanks to the excellent weather Cyprus enjoys. Guests can expect spectacular views of the Mediterranean all the while surrounded by tranquil lakes and indigenous olive groves.
It’s not just about the breath-taking views either; the course features a unique challenge of hole 7 where a dramatic ravine separates the course. Aphrodite Hills is an excellent course in its own right, attaining the Cyprus PGA national in 2018. The course has also received high critical acclaim from the IAGTO who named it 2018 European golf resort of the year.
Golf enthusiasts can hone their skills in the excellent 3-hole golf academy, staffed by four PGA approved golf pros. The academy also features a large double-ended driving range and well stocked pro golf shop.