It’s no secret that we adore our neighbouring town, Paphos. We’re proud as punch to be able to recommend its many highlights with visitors to Aphrodite Hills and Cyprus…it is rich in history, archaeology, beaches, eateries and bars. Planetware created a cool (archaeology-rich) list of what they consider the 14 top-rated tourist attractions in Paphos which we’d definitely recommend a read of: check it out HERE.
July is looking like a fun month ahead, with a great variety of cool events coming up. Here’s our overview of the best things to do in the local region this month – enjoy! 🙂
12th July 2019 – UB40 & Antonis Remos:
What? Legendary reggae band UB40 and Greek singer Antonis Remos will perform together, marking the bands 40th anniversary tour | Where? Tsirio Stadium, Limassol | Cost? from €20 | More info?: Click HERE.
13th & 14th July 2019 – Wimbledon Finals:
What? Watch this years Wimbledon Finals on the big screen, with Pimms available for €5 should you wish to get in the spirit! | Where? Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy | Cost? free
14th July 2019 – The Big Choir Project:
Kourion Ancient Amphitheatre, Limassol | What? 250 people singing for Cyprus
Anticancer Organization | Cost? €10 | More info?: Click HERE.
18th – 20th July 2019 – Paphos Beer Festival:
9th annual Paphos Beer Festival from 6pm – midnight, international beers, live
music, family entertainment, games & more| Where? Paphos Medieval Castle
square | Cost? Free entrance | More info?: Click HERE.
20th July 2019 – Srixon Open Golf Tournament:
Individual stableford golf tournament, with 9am shotgun start, followed by
lunch and prize giving | Where? Aphrodite Hills Golf Club | Cost? €75 for
visitors, reduced rates for members | More info?: Click HERE.
21st – 27th July 2019 – 16th Summer Dance Festival:
What? A summer Dance Festival by Nea Kinisi taking place at public venues in the heart of Limassol | Where? Various outdoor venues in Limassol | Cost? Free | More info?: Click HERE.
GAME, SET, MATCH: It’s Wimbledon time again! There’s no better place to watch it than at the Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy, with a cool glass of Pimms, surrounded by the game itself. The Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy will be showing games at 1pm every day (they have 3 channels, normally showing the British first or top 10 players) between now and the final day, 14th July 2019. Pimms will be served for just €5 a glass (there’s plenty of other cool refreshments on offer too).
Why not really get into the spirit and book yourself or the kiddies in for a tennis coaching session? And make sure to check out the Dream Team Soccer school facilities and classes while you’re there too!
TIME TO ROCK: The summer rock festival is back! One of our favourite events of the year kicks off this Saturday, 6th July, at 8pm in the beer garden – first up it’s local band, In Vain. Full details HERE.
JAZZ IT UP: jazz vibes will be filling the beer garden this Sunday, 7th July, with a saxophonist playing in the beer garden from 8pm. See flyer HERE.
A visit to nearby Pissouri never disappoints; just a 10 minute drive from Aphrodite Hills rests this pretty, picturesque traditional Cypriot village up a little windy hill. The village square is nestled within the heart of the village, boasting tavernas, bars, a church and plenty an interesting character!
O’Vrakas Taverna is our pick of the restaurants here; Haris is a brilliant Sommelier and his, alongside his team’s, hospitality will have you dining with a smile. Warm hospitality and friendly service compliment the wonderful menu (with great free-from options). Don’t miss out on the bouzouki nights that are hosted here every Wednesday night, with live acoustic Greek music for an authentic Cypriot dining experience, and you can ‘feast like a local’ every Sunday lunchtime with the all-you-can-eat Cypriot BBQ (also accompanied by live Greek music).
This year, Haris has even kindly offered to subsidise taxi costs for groups of 8 – 12 persons for Aphroditerentals.com guests staying on the Resort. If you book a group of this size to dine at O’Vrakas then Haris will cover €30 each way towards your taxi fare! Please ask Haris for more details: +357 99 312 443.
On Thursday 27th June 2019, the Hill View Restaurant in Pissouri village will be hosting a stunning evening pairing Tsiakkas Winery’s beautiful local wines with some of the Hill View’s most popular dishes. The wine tasting will even include a new edition wine that has never been tried before!
The evening will start at 7pm and costs €45 per person – places must be booked in advance (call: +357 25221972 / +357 99377341 ). Click HERE to view the menu.
There really is not a more impressive event venue in Cyprus than the Curium ancient theatre…set in the stunning Curium archaeological site with panoramic sea views, this amphitheatre is still used for hosting events such as plays, musical performances and theatre productions.
This month, Hamlet will be presented on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June at 8pm. Click HERE for event and ticket details.
In Cyprus, Kataklysmos festival, or ‘Festival of the Flood’, is a religious holiday for the feast of the Pentecost, otherwise known as ‘Whitsun’, or ‘The Day of the Holy Spirit’, as it commemorates the descent of the Holy Ghost to the Apostles. In Cyprus, however, the celebrations are also connected to the ancient ceremonies organized in honour of Aphrodite and Adonis. Kataklysmos is an annual festival, celebrated 50 days after Greek Orthodox Easter.
Water is the main focus of the festival and locals are often found yielding water balloons and water guns in the villages. All coastal cities organize concerts, games and other events near the waterfront. Be ready to get wet at Kataklysmos!
15th – 17th June 2019:
In Limassol, the events of Kataklysmos take place along the seaside over a three-day period. You will find plenty of kiosks, entertainment and competitions by the sea.
In Paphos, Kataklysmos is celebrated outside the castle at the harbour. The harbour front is lined with wonderful stalls selling local foods, crafts and souvenirs and is open until late night.
If you’re staying on Aphrodite Hills Resort this weekend, there is also a Kataklysmos event being held in the Village Square on Monday 17th June! See more information HERE.