Aphrodite Hills Golf Resort
Cyprus, West Coast, Paphos, Paphos Airport
- The Resort
- Address & Map
A few miles from the ancient town and seaside resort of Paphos, Aphrodite Hills is an award-winning integrated 5-star luxury sports, leisure and real estate resort and one of the most prestigious holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. The resort enjoys a superb location on a coastal plateau overlooking Aphrodite's mythical shore. Extending over 500 acres of lush Mediterranean countryside, this award winning resort encompass Real Estate, Aphrodite Hills Golf Club, The Retreat Spa & Tennis, The Village Square and The InterContinental Resort Hotel.
The Village Square is the focal point of daily life at Aphrodite Hills and a meeting point for residents and visitors alike. Designed to reflect the unhurried atmosphere of a traditional Cypriot village, it offers a great selection of resturants, bars, fashion boutiques and shops.
Aphrodite Hills boasts a championship course that follows the scenic contours of two plateaux divided by a central ravine. Visually stunning and with panoramic views of the sea, Cabell B. Robinson’s signature course has been carved out of a carob forest and olive trees. Making the most of the topography, Robinson has delivered an attractive course with a well balanced mix of pot bunkers, generous fairways and tired greens. A premier Golf Academy and lavish Clubhouse will enhance the experience. There are three further courses in Paphos, two of them managed under the umbrella of Cyprus Golf Resorts and a brand new Faldo course.
For more details and photos on this destination, use the tags above ...
Luxurious, contemporary and elegant in style, the InterContinental Hotel in Cyprus at the Aphrodite Hills Resort offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation. In a tranquil setting at the heart of the resort, the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel combines seamless service, superior accommodation and fine dining in an unparalleled setting. Accommodation comprises nearly 300 rooms and suites, while the Club InterContiental caters for extra luxury including a private reception, meeting room and lounge with complimenteray breakfast, drinks and snacks. The InterContinental 24-hour Health Club has a fitness room, sauna, steam bath and massage services, and there is also a heated indoor/outdoor swimming pool as well as a large outdoor landscaped cascading pool.
• 5 Stars Golf & SPA Resort
290 Rooms & Suites • All rooms with balcony/ terrace and garden, golf & sea view • AC, safe, minibar, tea/coffee makers, Satellite/TV, in-room movies, DDL phone, voicemail and high speed internet • Bathrooms with walk-in shower and bathtub • 24 hour room service • 24 hour Laundry/Valet service • 24 hour Business Centre • 24 hour Health & Fitness Centre • Indoor/outdoor pool + Large outdoor cascading pool • 8 function rooms • The Beach Club •
The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus offers a tempting choice of chic and relaxing bars, both casual and formal restaurants, plus the additional luxury and convenience of 24 hour room service for private in-room dining. Furthermore, the restaurants and bars located at the Golf Clubhouse and the Village Square offer visitors an array of choice and a true taste of the Mediterranean, whilst being set in delightful surroundings.
• Conference & Events
The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel, Paphos, Cyprus offers an unparalleled setting for corporate and private functions of all kinds, from company gala dinners and award ceremonies to international and local conferences. At 592 square metres, the Morpheas Grand Ballroom can seat as few as 50, or as many as 460 guests for a banquet and host receptions for over 1000 people. The world renowned hallmark of InterContinental properties is professionalism and dedication to organizing the finest details of your event. Impeccable catering and unparalleled service is of paramount importance to our Events and Banqueting Department, who coordinate every aspect of the occasion ensuring its success. The Hotel offers the finest setting in Cyprus to gather friends, clients or fellow professionals for all types of events, whether high profile, intimate or once-in-a-lifetime.
Aphrodite Hills Resort
• Apartment Rentals
Pleanty of apartments with an extensive range of services and facilities are available for rent throughout the resort, offering full access to all facilities at Aphrodite Hills Resort.
• The Retreat Spa
The retreat Spa at Aphrodite Hills provides a unique treatment environment, with its serene monastic design and a variety of therapy areas. With a total of 24 spacious rooms, many with sea views, the options range from couple rooms to specialized hydrotherapy, beauty salon, state-of-the-art fitness centre and garden massage pavilions.
• The Tennis Academy
The Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy is endorsed by the leading tennis equipment and clothing brand, Wilson. The Academy offers comprehensive tennis programs for players of all ages and abilities, from beginners to advanced and touring players, under the expert guidance of Aphrodite Hills’ resident Pro.
The Village Square at Aphrodite Hills
The beautiful Village Square is the focal point of daily life at Aphrodite Hills Resort and a charming rendezvous for owners and visitors alike. Designed to reflect the unhurried atmosphere of a traditional Cypriot village and built from locally quarried stone, it stands at the heart of the Resort overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The Village Square has a real community ambience with a great choice of shops and restaurants, a wedding chapel and open spaces that invite you to relax and watch the world go by in true Mediterranean style.
The Village Square offers a great selection of restaurants and bars. For more information, please visit our Dining section. As well as the many dining options, the Village Square offers all amenities guests could want or need, including a bank, mini-market and travel agency. In addition, the spacious open air area acts as the focal point for events such as traditional bazaars and other festivities.
Aphrodite Hills Golf Club
• Championship Course
Cabell B. Robinson (2002) 18 holes - 6,299 yds - Par 71
Aphrodite Hills has been carved out of a forest of carob and olive trees on two high plateaux divided by a deep ravine and overlooking the legendary sea-birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite.
The open fairways are wide to accommodate all classes of players, but the intelligent positioning of selected tees in strategic locations makes the second shots more difficult - drive placement is paramount on many holes. The fairway bunkering throughout the course is visually impressive but the location of the bunkers is far out enough from the tees not to penalise long hitters. The mounding and contouring around the bunkers and in the fairways is low profile to keep in scale with the natural vegetation.
Occupying two elevated plateaux on either side of the Randidi Gorge, a natural ravine and nature preserve, the site is surrounded by the Randi Forest, under protection by the Cyprus Government’s Department of Forestry. Dominating the landscape are around 7,000 mature olive and carob trees. The planting policy at Aphrodite Hills gives preference to endemic bushes and flowers, together with exotic species such as bougainvillaea and hibiscus.
The friendly environmental policy at Aphrodite Hills is complemented by the respectful attitude towards the remains of the past on this ancient island. At least two ruins are to be found on the estate, a 19th century building with built in fireplaces and an archaeologic site believed to be a Roman-Byzantine settlement dating between 200 BC and 200 AD - excavations are currently under way. Further archaeological remains can be found on the course, with several old limestone kilns edging the fairways.
• The Golf Academy
Double ended 350 metre driving range + 4 Target greens with bunkers + Short game practice area + Academy course (3 holes: One Par 3 and two Par 4)
• Golf Clubhouse
The Golf Lounge (Gourmet à la carte) • Bar (Spirits, special coffees and cigars) • Terraces and lawn overlooking the 18th hole • On- course buggy catering and picnic baskets • Proshop • Changing rooms
Paphos - Cyprus Golf
• Secret Valley Golf Club
Iacovos Iacovou (1996) 18 holes - 6,695 yds - Par 72
Secret Valley Golf Club lies in a a scenic valley in the mountainous hinterland east of Paphos. The lush vegetation add maturity to this new layout built in 1996 and designed by Greek architect Iacovos Iacovou. Golfers will enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful natural surroundings and its dramatic rock formation backdrop. The front nine starts with four rather easy holes to warm up and provides birdies opportunities. The back nine plays longer and the challenge starts immediately, with no warm-up holes on this nine ! The course ends up with a beautiful par five 18th hole in front of the clubhouse and with artificial lakes at the back of the green.
• Minthis Hills Golf Club
Donald Steel (1994) 18 holes - 6,640 yds - Par 72
Minthis Hills Golf Club was the first grass course in Cyprus and was completed in 1994. At 550 metres above sea level, the course enjoys cooling breezes in summer, providing for agreeable playing conditions even during the hottest months. The course is part of the ancient monastery of Stavros, giving the layout a timeless atmosphere and monks can often been seen working in the gardens from the 7th tee. The layout was designed in two loops of nine holes by Donald Steel, clearly showing the subtle hand of this architect reputed for blending his courses with the natural surroundings. The fairways are lined by scented fruit tree groves and vineyards, most of them running uphill and downhill, with side hill slopes. The undulating greens are well defended, with tricky approach shots and have perfect putting surfaces.
• Elea Golf Club
Nick Faldo (2010) 18 holes - 6,824 yds - Par 71
The Elea Golf course, designed by Nick Faldo will be the focal point of the Elea Resort. The course is set in the hillside facing south with a view to the sea and winds its way through olive and carob trees, dramatic outcrops of weathered limestone - this course is designed for the thinking golfer rather that the big hitter, the various tees make this an excellent course that golfers of all abilities can enjoy. The course has been created to be sympathetic to its stunning setting, while still embodying the traditions of the game. Skill, strategy, precision – and maybe a little luck – are needed if you’re to be victorious here. But, win or lose, playing at Eléa Golf Club promises to be a memorable experience. Created by a legend, cared for by a dedicated team and already attracting international interest, Eléa Golf Club is set to be one of the leading golf destinations in the Mediterranean.
Steeped in myth, legend and tradition, Cyprus has a rich cultural heritage dating back over 9000 years and today blends this history with the comforts of a contemporary European lifestyle. As the third largest island in the Mediterranean, it has long been a crossroads between three continents. The island's landscape ranges from sandy beaches to pine-covered mountains and this, combined with an ideal climate, friendly welcome and prospering economy, makes Cyprus a first choice for investing in a home away from home. Cyprus is a full EU European Union member and the official currency is the Euro.
Cyprus enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine all year round. Long, dry summers and mild winters are separated by short autumn and spring seasons. Summer is a time of high temperatures with cloudless skies, tempered by cooling sea breezes in coastal areas. Winters are mild, with some rain and snow in the Troodos Mountains. English is widely spoken and the island is renowned for its warm welcome, hospitality and friendly people.
Situated on the south-west coast of Cyprus, Paphos and the surrounding area including Palai-Paphos (modern Kouklia), are rich in history dating back to the days of the Trojan Wars. Once the Roman capital of Cyprus and now regional capital, Paphos was famous throughout antiquity both for its association with the cult of Aphrodite and the spread of Christianity. Its historic importance and ancient remains have secured the sites of Palai-Paphos and Nea Paphos a place on UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage list.
• Paphos Castle
Paphos Castle, originally a Byzantine fortress erected to protect the harbour, was rebuilt by the Lusignans in the 13th century, dismantled by the Venetians in 1570 during the Ottoman invasion and rebuilt by the Ottomans after they captured the island in the 16th century. During its long history, it has seen use as a fortress, a prison and even a warehouse for salt under British colonial rule. A landmark symbol of the Paphos region, it was declared an ancient monument in 1935. The Castle acts as a dramatic backdrop for cultural events staged in the square in front. These include the Paphos Aphrodite Festival (www.pafc.com.cy), which each September presents international opera with world famous artists.
• Paphos Mosaics & Odeon
The mosaics of Paphos, dating from the 2nd to the 5th century AD, are considered to be among the finest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Their depictions of scenes from Greek mythology make them a must-see attraction. Paphos Odeon, a small 2nd century Odeon built entirely of well-hewn limestone blocks, lies at Kato Paphos - the heart of the Paphos tourist area and is used for summer musical and theatrical performances. Nearby are the remains of the ancient city walls, the Roman Agora and a building dedicated to Asklipeios, the Greek god of medicine.
Address & Contact
Aphrodite Hills Resort
2, Aphrodite Avenue
Seaside in Paphos, west coast of Cyprus
Paphos International Airport (PFO), 17 km.
Larnaca International Airport (LCA), 112 km.
All year (Hotel & Golf)
Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers