Historic Cyprus: Panagia Odigitria Church

Aphrodite Hills Resort is situated within the Kouklia district (just 5 minutes from the main village). Kouklia itself is a real gem; remaining unspoiled by tourism, the village truly gives visitors a taste of Cyprus and of Cypriot life. The restaurants (our favourite is Gabriel’s Tavern, a must-visit during your time at Aphrodite Hills!) still offer warm Cypriot hospitality and delicious home-cooked meals and the village square fills with local men sipping coffee and playing backgammon by day. Kouklia is also extremely rich in history – MyCyprusInsider gives the low-down on the Panagia Odigitria Church HERE and you can also learn about Paleapaphos (old Paphos, one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world) via THIS BLOG.

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Highlight events in September

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We’ve had a scout around to pick out the best events that are set to take place this coming month, check them out below! There’s some great variety in September; from Cyprus nights to wine festivals to some really promising musical events:

‘Cyprus nights’ in the local region

What? a real taste of Cypriot culture; Cyprus nights are great fun and include traditional dancing, music, food and entertainment | Where? Kouklia village and Pissouri village | Cost? free | More info?: Click HERE to find out which days the Cyprus nights take place in each village.

30th August – 8th September 2019 – Limassol Wine Festival:

Where? Limassol Municipal Gardens, Limassol | What? The annual Limassol wine festival celebrates wine making in Cyprus with a week of wine tasting, music and food stalls in the Municipal Gardens | Cost? €5 | More info?: Click HERE.

6th September 2019 – Tierney Sutton Band:

What? A jazz concert with the world-renowned and 9-time Grammy award nominee Tierney Sutton and her band | Where? Rialto Theatre, Limassol, 8.30pm | Cost? €12 | More info?: Click HERE.

22nd September 2019 – Rock Festival:

What? Rock festival featuring 4 of the island’s best rock bands | Where? Heroes’ Square, Limassol, from 7.30pm | Cost? free entrance | More info?: Click HERE.

21st – 22nd September 2019 – Limassol Motor Show & Motion:

What? A unique exhibition with cars, motorbikes, bicycles, products and services, in the cosmopolitan setting of the Limassol Marina | Where? Limassol Marina: 21st Sept from 3pm – 9pm / 22nd Sept from 12pm – 9pm | Cost? Free! | More info?: Click HERE.

26th September 2019 – Anna Vissi:

What? Anna Vissi, famous singer, returns to Cyprus for concerts that include latin, pop, rock, all time classic ballads and Greek laika | Where? Limassol Municipal Gardens Theatre | Cost? From €25 – €35 (depending on seats) | More info?: Click HERE.

Regular events:

Sundays: carvery at The Hill View Restaurant | all-you-can-eat-BBQ at O’Vrakas Taverna |

Wednesdays: Bouzouki night at O’Vrakas Taverna

Thursdays: Cyprus night in Kouklia – book with Gabriel’s Tavern

Fridays: Cyprus night in Pissouri village square, 7pm

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Discover Cyprus – cool rooftop bars by the sea

Our hot summer days in Cyprus gift us with beautiful warm evenings, and the opportunity to dine and drink al fresco. We are spoiled for choice for outdoor venues: tavernas, beach bars, harbour restaurants and more. Not much beats chilling outside, cocktail in hand, after a day by the pool, with not a jacket in sight! Here are MyCyprusInsider‘s pick of 5 rooftop bars by the sea; these are the coolest places to dress up for a drink as you watch the sun set, soaking in the views, basking in the al fresco lifestyle…READ HERE.

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Discover Cyprus: Paphos Beaches that we LOVE!

Cyprus’ coast line is made up of one pretty beach after another – so how do you choose which to visit whilst you’re here on holiday? In-Cyprus published their ‘3 most attractive beaches in Paphos’ which includes GPS coordinates and snappy facts that will help you make your holiday beach plans: check it out HERE.

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This weeks public holiday – Assumption Day (15th August)

This Thursday, 15th August, is a national public holiday in Cyprus. To celebrate, Aphrodite Hills Resort will be hosting a Souvla (BBQ) afternoon in the beer garden from 1pm – 3pm for just €12 per person, followed later on by a Latin night from 8.30pm (free entrance). Pop along and join in the celebrations, everyone is welcome!

What is Assumption Day? According to the Greek Orthodox religion, nearly every day of the year is dedicated to a Christian saint or Martyr. Each church is devoted to a particular saint and that saint’s name day is celebrated on the saint’s birthday or day of death. The 15th August is one of the main name days, and public holidays of the year; The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven – READ MORE.

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Discovering Cyprus: scuba diving – Cyprus is the perfect diving destination!

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Cyprus’ waters are perfect for scuba diving, year round! They are warm, clear, calm and very safe. Our favourite dive centre, Cyprus Diving Adventures in Pissouri Village, is headed up by Steve Ford who offers our guests a 10 – 20% discount (depending on group size) and a brilliant free visiting service and free pick up and drop off service. So there are no excuses not to get your wet suit on, dive in and try an exciting new activity!

Check out Steve’s blog post where he tells us why Cyprus is the ideal destination to scuba dive for all level of divers (including beginners, for which the conditions are perfect!), with its amazing sea conditions and different dive sites. Learn as an individual, a couple, as a family (kids can start from the age of 8) or group of friends! FIND OUT MORE HERE.

Discover the real Cyprus. We guarantee you’ll never be bored at Aphrodite Hills Resort: www.aphroditerentals.com

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Highlight events in August

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Summer is in full swing and August has some really great events taking place in and around Aphrodite Hills. Here’s our overview of the best things to do in the local region this month – enjoy! 🙂

Aphrodite Hills August events @ the beer garden in the village square:

What? Live entertainment in the beer garden every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout August. | Cost? free entrance! | More info?: Click HERE for the full programme.

‘Cyprus nights’ in the local region

What? a real taste of Cypriot culture; Cyprus nights are great fun and include traditional dancing, music, food and entertainment | Where? Kouklia village and Pissouri village | Cost? free | More info?: Click HERE to find out which days the Cyprus nights take place in each village.

10th August 2019 – Sarah Fenwick Jazz Trio:

Where? Technopolis 20, Paphos | What? Jazz singer Sarah Fenwick reunites with the brilliant guitarist Marinos Neofytou and bassist Costas Challoumas for a night of original and standard melodies from the great traditions of jazz and blues | Cost? €12 | More info?: Click HERE.

10th – 11th August 2019 – Reggae Sunjam 2019:

What? Reggae music festival with bands & top acts from Greece, Germany, Austria and UK | Where? Eleouthkia Park, Mandria, Paphos | Cost? 1 day: €10 / 2 days: €15 | More info?: Click HERE.

17th August 2019 – Summer Open Golf Tournament:

What? Pairs better ball golf tournament, with 9am shotgun start, followed by lunch and prize giving | Where? Aphrodite Hills Golf Club | Cost? €60 for visitors, reduced rates for members | More info?: Click HERE.

24th August 2019 – Junior Golf Family Day – Elea Estate:

What? Free golf lessons and a chance to try out golf for the little ones! | Where? Elea Estate Golf Club | Cost? Free! | More info?: Click HERE.

30th August – 1st Sept 2019 – Pafos Aphrodite Festival: MacBeth:

What? Τhe dramatic opera Macbeth (Macbetto) by Giuseppe Verdi, based on William Shakespeare’s homonymous drama; production by the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of Belarus | Where? Medieval Castle, Paphos Harbour | Cost? From €25 – €70 (depending on seats) | More info?: Click HERE.

Regular events:

Sundays: carvery at The Hill View Restaurant | all-you-can-eat-BBQ at O’Vrakas Taverna | live jazz music at the Beer Garden in Aphrodite Hills, 8pm

Wednesdays: Bouzouki night at O’Vrakas Taverna

Thursdays: Cyprus night in Kouklia – book with Gabriel’s Tavern

Fridays: Live rock music at the Beer Garden in Aphrodite Hills, 8pm | Cyprus night in Pissouri village square, 7pm

Saturdays: live music at the Beer Garden in Aphrodite Hills, 8pm

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