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Aphrodite Hills by Atlantica in Cyprus: Where Luxury and Myth Meet by the Sea

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Just 15-minute drive from Paphos International Airport in Cyprus, the five-star Aphrodite Hills by Atlantica embodies the essence of Mediterranean splendour. Set between verdant hills and in the immediate vicinity of Petra tou Romiou, the beach where the Ancient Greek Goddess of Love and Beauty, Aphrodite, is said to have been born from the waves, it’s a resort where myth, luxury, and nature blend.

 

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The  championship golf course was designed by renowned architect Cabell Robinson

Golf + Recreation

Golfers take note: Aphrodite Hills is home to an 18-hole championship golf course. Designed by the esteemed architect Cabell Robinson who has had a hand in designing numerous esteemed links around Europe, the demanding course is filled with immaculate fairways, challenging bunkers, and meticulously manicured greens, with a bonus of panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea at just about every swing.

But the allure of Aphrodite Hills extends far beyond its golfing greens, which can be admired from most rooms. For those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation, the resort’s award-winning spa invites relaxation and rejuvenation through its deep bench of treatments and therapies. From soothing massages to invigorating facials, each bespoke service is designed to nurture both body and soul, leaving guests feeling utterly transformed.

With two large swimming pools of the hotel – one of which is adults only – there are good options for enjoying the more than 300 sunny days per year of Cyprus. Meanwhile, fitness enthusiasts can keep to their routine at the state-of-the-art gymnasium where expert trainers offer personalized workout programmes, and group classes provide sociable ways to stay active.

 

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From light snacks to fine dining—it’s all available at Aphrodite Hills

High-level gastronomy 

It’s best to arrive hungry at Aphrodite Hills. The resort’s diverse selection of restaurants offers a unique culinary experience and a taste of world cuisine, whether its crispy tacos and chips and veggie fajitas by the pool at El Sabor or fresh sushi, vegetable spring rolls, and slow cooke beef boa buns at Jasmine, the resort’s elegant Asian eatery.

At the heart Aphrodite Hills is Village Square, a reconstruction of a Greek village marketplace where à la carte restaurants present a variety of flavours, from meze at the Greek Pithari Tavern to Gate of India, serving innovative Indian cuisine, to juicy burgers at Anoi Pub and traditional Cypriot kebabs ad Ladi & Rigani.

 

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The Greco-Roman amphitheatre in Kourion hosts performances during the summer

 

Discover Cyprus

The island of Cyprus has had a rather turbulent history over the centuries, leaving behind a multitude of archaeological and historical sites of great interest. The privileged location of the Aphrodite Hills makes it easy to visit a few, such as the ruins of the ancient city of Kourion with its superb Greco-Roman amphitheatre, built in the 2nd century BC and extended in the 2nd century AD, and now used for open-air performances during the summer months.

The trendy seaside resort of Paphos shelters some of the most fabulous mosaics of Roman times, as well as beaches, a medieval castle, and authentic tavernas.

Not to miss are the  UNESCO listed Tombs of the Kings, part of the Archaeological Park of Kato Pafos (Paphos)  and one of the most important archaeological sites of Cyprus.

Allow an hour and a half to reach the main cities, Nicosia or Larnaca, or take to the interior mountains for an exploration of some of Cyprus’s traditional villages such as Lefkara is the best known of these, famous for its traditional handicrafts, elegant lacemaking, and delicate silver jewellery.

Another charming village, Platres, attracts hiking enthusiasts to its wooded hills.

Cyprus is known as home to some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean too, so pack towel and sunscreen and pick your favourite, from windswept and wild wonders to small rocky coves and sandy swathes that skirt turquoise waters. Among the most famous on the island is Petra tou Romiou, where, according to legend, Aphrodite  was born of the sea foam, rose from the waves and was escorted on a shell to this particular beach.

 

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Aphrodite Hills is ideal for short and long stays, with a range of rooms, apartments, and villas

Rooms, Suites, Apartments & Villas 

At the end of each day, guests can retreat to the sanctuary of their luxurious accommodations, where elegant furnishings and modern amenities combine to create a haven of comfort and style—a symbol Cypriot hospitality.

Aphrodite Hills features 290 rooms located in various annexes around the beautiful resort gardens and pools, including spacious suites, some with their own Jacuzzis on balconies overlooking the golf course.

For families and groups, or those wanting more privacy, Aphrodite Hills offers a collection of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments and villas, including those that are part of the lavish Mythos Collection, with 4-5 bedrooms, their own secluded gardens and pools, and sea views.

 

More than just a luxury retreat—Aphrodite Hills is a mythical destination where every moment is an opportunity for indulgence, discovery, and relaxation.

Whether teeing off on the world-class golf course, unwinding in the spa, or savoring traditional cuisine at a taverna, guests will create memories that will turn into long-lasting legends retold again and again.

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Be Seeing You in: Cyprus

Good to Know: Cyprus is member of the EU, and money is Euro

Wow! Factor: Greek is the official language, but English is spoken by almost everyone

Tip: The average winter temperature is around 17°C, and the sea water never drops below 16°C.

 

Author’s and photographer’s bio: Frederic de Poligny

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Frederic De Poligny
Annick Dournes and Frederic de Poligny are two French tourism journalists who travel the world for many years. They will share with you their very favorite experiences of worldwide travels. Those about France, their native country, will be found on a regular basis in their chronicle “Meanderings through France”.

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