Things to do in Cyprus this Easter!

The Easter Holidays is a fantastic time to visit Cyprus for a number of reasons including the beautiful weather, the blossoming flowers and the wide range of activities which simply cannot be done in the heat of the Summer months!

Here is a list of things to do in Cyprus this Easter!

Golf
The newly titled ‘PGA National Cyprus’ 18-hole golf course on Aphrodite Hills is a must for any golfer. This year welcomed the completion of the Golf Club’s €2.5 million investment upgrade, including complete modernisation and reconstruction of the greens and bunkers. And if this isn’t enough for you, the country is also home to Secret Valley, Elea Estate and Minthis Hills which are all top class courses.

Spa Treatments
The Award-Winning Retreat Spa is the perfect way to make sure your holiday is as relaxing as can be. This wonderful health club is home to an expert team of therapists who will not disappoint. With breathtaking views, and a newly added package for children aged 8-15, you can now treat the whole family to the ultimate pampering experience.

Walking
 Whether you are a hiking fanatic or prefer a short stroll along the coastline, you will not be disappointed. From nature trails to uphill climbs, you will never be far from what you are looking for. Just don’t forget to take a break, and enjoy the stunning views.

Scuba Diving                                                                                                                                        Why not take advantage of the beautiful clear waters surrounding the tranquil island.  The Cyprus waters are home to over 250 species of fish and a total of 13 wrecks for you to discover and explore, meaning scuba diving is a fun and unique day out! Contact Steve at Cyprus Diving Adventures for more information.

Dining                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            There are many choices of dining options, whether you are looking for traditional Cypriot dishes, Mediterranean cuisine, or an infusion of spices, you will find what you are looking for. Known for the famous tavernas, why not have a meal and blend in with the locals in the many quaint villages.

Cycling                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           What better way to discover the island than on a bicycle ride. If you want calm picturesque routes or challenging uphill dirt tracks, you will definitely find what you are looking for. Make sure you enjoy whichever journey you take, but more importantly make sure you stop and appreciate the beautiful scenery around you.

Shopping                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               With the island boasting 3 modern malls to choose from, Cyprus is a shopping haven. Each mall has a wide variety of European and Cypriot retailers. From sports fashion to cosmetic stores to food courts, there is everything you need for a family day of shopping. However if the sun is shining, there are also shopping streets and markets to visit.

Wine Tasting                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    As Cyprus now has many fantastic wineries, why not spend a day learning all about your favorite beverages. With 50 different wineries, there is plenty to learn about the history of Cyprus wine and how it has developed, dating back more than 5500 years. However if you are more of a beer drinker, be sure to check out the local brewery for all of your beer needs.

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

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Valentine’s Day Events and more!

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

Sunday 11th February 2018: Live Event: Rhys Taylor, Grape & Grain, 6:00pm:

The Grape and Grain have a real treat in store this Sunday! For the first time, Rhys Taylor will be performing live!

Rhys will be playing a wide variety of music for everyone to enjoy.

6pm start and certainly not be missed… 🍺🍷👍

Sunday 11th February 2018: Sunday Curry Buffet, Saffron Contemporary Cuisine, 1:00pm:

11th February, Sunday from 13.00 until 17:00. Spend this Sunday with your friends and family and taste an exclusive selection of Indian curries.

Sunday is the best day to treat yourself some real Indian curry!

The buffet offer includes:
Popadums
Starter
Main course (usually 3-4 types of chicken curry, 3 vegetable curries, beef curry, lamb curry and more…)
Dessert

You and your friends are invited!

For only €18.50 for adults and €9.95 for kids under 12.

Drinks are not included. Other offers are not valid for Buffet. Reservation Only.

Wednesday 14th February 2018: Valentine’s Day, Elea Estate, 7:30pm:

Less than a week to go until Valentines Day!

Treat your loved one to a romantic meal at Elea Estate.

Glass of Bubbles on Arrival

APPETISER
Togarashi Crusted Sashimi Tuna | Scallops on Pea Puree |
Potato String Prawns | Micro Cress | Chorizo Stack

MAIN COURSE
Veal Tenderloin Sous Vide | Crispy Potato Cubes | Brussel Sprout Choucroute | Carrot Fluid Gel | Jerez jus
OR
Slow Cooked Salmon fillet | Crushed Leek Potatoes | Sweet and Sour Shallots | Broccoli | Watercress Puree | Horseradish Cream

DESSERTS
White Chocolate Brownie | Strawberry Sherbet | Pistachio Macaroon
************
Chocolate Dipped Strawberry

* Vegetarian Option available – please ask for details

All this will be accompanied by live music from the fantastic J’Dee Duo.

Please call 26202003 or email dining@eleaestate.com to make a reservation.

Wednesday 14th February 2018: Valentine’s Evening, Hill View Restaurant, 7:30pm:

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one this Valentines.
The Hill View have a sumptuous set menu available.

For more information and reservations: Call 25221972, send the Hill View a Facebook message or visit their website www.hillview.com.cy

Thursday 15th February 2018: Quiz Night, Platea Tavern, 8:30pm:

It is quiz time at Platea Tavern. Plenty of prizes on offer. Come along and test your knowledge. Weekly menu specials available on the night.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

Weekly Events:

The Plaice in the Square has reopened! 

The Plaice in the Square has reopened and Steve has assured us that it is going to be better than ever! ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ is back meaning that a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm.

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 99714944 (Temporary No.) for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Every Sunday, Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

 

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

 

 

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Upcoming Local Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

Thursday 18th January 2018: Quiz Night, Platea Tavern, 8:30pm:

It is quiz time at Platea Tavern. Plenty of prizes on offer. Come along and test your knowledge. Weekly menu specials available on the night.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

PGA National Cyprus – Official Relaunch – 19th January 2018

Aphrodite Hills Resort is delighted to announce that the 18-hole Championship Golf Course has attained the highest standard recognition in Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus.

The course, designed to a world-class standard, is undergoing a €2.5m investment upgrade and complete modernisation including the reconstruction of greens and bunkers. This is placing the multi award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf as the ‘must play’ golf course in the Mediterranean.

Aphrodite Hills Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus is currently operating with temporary greens and will be fully open to its members, PGA professionals & groups and all golf travellers on the 19th January 2018.

Wedsnesday 14th February 2018: Valentine’s Evening, Hill View Restaurant, 7:30pm:

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” ― Virginia Woolf

Enjoy a romantic evening with your loved one this Valentines.
The Hill View have a sumptuous set menu available.

For more information and reservations: Call 25221972, send the Hill View a Facebook message or visit their website www.hillview.com.cy

 

Weekly Events:

The Plaice in the Square has reopened! 

The Plaice in the Square has reopened and Steve has assured us that it is going to be better than ever! ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ is back meaning that a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm.

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 99714944 (Temporary No.) for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Every Sunday, Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

 

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Paphos What’s On Guide

This page contains full listings of everything and anything that’s happening in the Paphos area  – kindly compiled and provided by Andrew Oliver, this is an essential guide for residents and visitors alike to regular entertainment, classes and special events all across our region. Please click on the picture.
Paphos What’s On Guide (by Andrew Oliver)

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

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5 Things to do in the Troodos Mountains this Winter!

The Magic of Winter in Troodos: Where to Go & What to do on the Snowy Summits! There’s nothing quite like the experience of the Troodos Mountains covered in a blanket of glistening snow. While beholding splendid greenery and dense pine trees is one thing, the magic of panoramic views tinged with brilliant white is enough to seriously take your breath away as the whole district takes on a rather otherworldly appeal. Choose your Cyprus gives you the inside track on all the great things you can do as you head up to the island’s highest peaks. Dress warm, and let the fun and memorable times begin!

1. Ski, even more skiing, and a bit of snowboarding just for good measure! From skiing to snowboarding, adrenaline junkies will be in for a treat. Just make your way up to the Troodos Ski Resort on Mount Olympus and you’ll see people of all ages having a blast in the snow. Whether you want to take it easy and unwind on the Sun Valley 1 and 2 slopes, or prefer more of a thrill on North Face 1 and 2, there’s endless fun to be had. *Bear in mind that Sunday, January 17th is ‘World Snow Day’. On this joyful occasion, celebrations come to life at the Troodos Ski Resort, either on the North Face or Sun Valley Ski Slopes. Children will be given a free introduction to the sport by the academy coaches and academy athletes. There will also be a snow sculpture competition for young and old alike to enjoy. For more detailed information on skiing in Cyprus visit: http://www.cyprusski.com.


2. Get some rest and unwind at an exquisite hotel or Agrotourism getaway. When it’s snowing outside, the warmth of fireplaces and snuggling up is a thoroughly enjoyable experience. There are many hotels in the Troodos area, and most are within close proximity to the ski resort – some feature prominently in Troodos square, others call Platres their home, and a spate of hotels command attention in the extremely popular village of Kakopetria. *If you’re not planning on skiing, you can always head somewhere a little further afield to enjoy the winter ambience. From Platres to Agros, Kalopanayiotis to Pedoulas, Kyperounda, to Arsos, there is an endless list of places to put your feet up for the night.

3. Warm up with…traditional village Zivania! If you fancy a real taste of Cypriot tradition while it’s snowing outside, there is no better way to heat up on the inside than with a stiff shot of Zivania. It is produced in the many traditional mountain villages producing the potent spirit in true homemade fashion. Just visit one of the many coffee shops, cafes or restaurants scattered across the Troodos region, and sit back and enjoy the drink that so many of the locals are proud of. *For the courageous of heart, this white spirit contains a whopping 45% alcohol but do keep in mind that the traditional village variety can be even stronger! Want to nibble on something with your drink? Zivania goes down a treat with local almonds or walnuts, raisins, soujouko (a local delicacy made of solidified grape juice and nuts) and slices of cured meat, like the delicious lountza.


4. Tuck into some winter comfort food in a picturesque mountain tavern When it’s cold outside and there’s snow on the ground, there is nothing better than stepping into a warm restaurant and tucking into a hearty meal chosen from a menu including traditional Cypriot dishes. Many eateries in the winter incorporate soup on their menu, especially avgolemono (an egg/lemon soup with chicken and rice), and trahanas, which is a delightful combination of cracked wheat and soured goat’s milk. *There are a whole host of other dishes that are a warming and delicious winter treat, including moussakas, makaronia tou fournou (pasta with béchamel and minced meat in the oven) and tavas (a traditional lamb stew).

5. Capture some great scenic shots on camera When it comes to capturing the best of Cyprus on camera, a picture of the snow-capped mountains is hard to beat. The mountaintops of Mount Olympus with its snow covered pines and idyllic gauges makes for an obvious choice, but we suggest you also do something more adventurous and go for off-the-cuff visits to some old-world villages high in the Troodos peaks. The cobblestoned streets and terracotta roofs take on a whole different character when covered in white. * Countless vineyards call out for attention when carrying your camera, where you can even warm up with some local red wine at a boutique winery once you’ve captured a few great shots of the vineyards in all their white splendor. Panoramic village views also make for terrific pictures – even the wine growing villages on the southern slopes of Troodos.

December – February

Weather: This period is considered winter-time for Cypriots, but autumn weather for some visitors. Winter is the rainiest season, although sunshine is plentiful during these months as well. Average temperatures range from 5 °C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F).

What to pack: Winter clothing is recommended.

What to do: Outdoor activities and excursions can be enjoyed. February is known as the best month for snow skiing on the Troodos Mountains.

Courtesy of  chooseyourcyprus.com

 

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Upcoming Events in January

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

The Plaice in the Square has reopened! 

The Plaice in the Square has reopened and Steve has assured us that it is going to be better than ever! ‘Thank Cod it’s Friday’ is back meaning that a FREE glass of wine or a beer comes with every large cod or haddock & chips purchased in house between 6-8pm.

The Plaice is also hosting Sunday Lunch with a choice of two different meats and homemade desserts every week. There will be two sittings, the first at 12pm and the second at 2:30pm.

Special Offer: €7.95 take away only cod & chips.

Opening Hours:

Monday: 5pm
Thursday: 5pm
Friday: 6pm
Saturday: 5pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm

Call 99714944 (Temporary No.) for FREE delivery & Reservations!

Thursday 11th January 2018: Quiz Night, Platea Tavern, 8:30pm:

It is quiz time at Platea Tavern. Plenty of prizes on offer. Come along and test your knowledge. Weekly menu specials available on the night.

To book please either message The Platea Tavern on Facebook or call 99604823

PGA National Cyprus – Official Relaunch – 19th January 2018

Aphrodite Hills Resort is delighted to announce that the 18-hole Championship Golf Course has attained the highest standard recognition in Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus.

The course, designed to a world-class standard, is undergoing a €2.5m investment upgrade and complete modernisation including the reconstruction of greens and bunkers. This is placing the multi award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf as the ‘must play’ golf course in the Mediterranean.

Aphrodite Hills Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus is currently operating with temporary greens and will be fully open to its members, PGA professionals & groups and all golf travellers on the 19th January 2018.

Avlaia – Thursday 28 December – Sunday 14 January 2018 – Markideio Theatre – 16:00 until 19:00

The exhibition “Αυλαία”, which will be held in the Markideio Theatre, refers to the ending – or the beginning – after a year full of events, connected with thoughts, ideas and feelings about the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The exhibition is linked to the Official Handover Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, when Pafos passes on the baton to the next European Capitals of Culture and showcases through sculptural installations the space and the meaning of the theatre.

With the participation of the following visual artists: Theodoulos Gregoriou, Angelos Makrides, Nikos Kouroushis, Yiannos Economou, Andreas Savva and Gioula Hadjigeorgiou from Cyprus, Danae Stratou, Kostas Varotsos, Peggy Kliafa, Yiasemi Rapti and Vally Nomidou from Greece, Vince Briffa from Malta.

Entrance fee: Free

Weekly Events:

Every Sunday, Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 12:30pm-2:30pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

 

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Paphos What’s On Guide

This page contains full listings of everything and anything that’s happening in the Paphos area  – kindly compiled and provided by Andrew Oliver, this is an essential guide for residents and visitors alike to regular entertainment, classes and special events all across our region. Please click on the picture.
Paphos What’s On Guide (by Andrew Oliver)

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

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Upcoming Local Events

A warm welcome to 2018 from the aphroditerentas.com team! As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

Friday 5th January 2018 – Live Music; Lefteris Moumtzis – Technopolis 20, Paphos – 20:00 onwards

The prominent Cypriot musician, The Low Spark, Sooty, Trio Tekke, has traveled to Germany, France, Greece and England for the past two years, touring his “Now Happiness” album. Returns to Paphos, specifically Technopolis 20, on Friday, January 5, 2018 at 8pm, for a new show to play tracks from the Now Happiness album, some unreleased songs, as well as songs from his discography as J. Kriste, Master of Disguise, as well as some cover songs he loves.

Lefteris will accompany himself with guitar and piano. This is an atmospheric live set, consisting mainly of ballads that flow with a calm harmony, leaving the listener a sweet feeling of optimism.

Entrance fee: € 10 
Reservations required at 70002420 (only by phone)

Avlaia – Thursday 28 December – Sunday 14 January 2018 – Markideio Theatre – 16:00 until 19:00

The exhibition “Αυλαία”, which will be held in the Markideio Theatre, refers to the ending – or the beginning – after a year full of events, connected with thoughts, ideas and feelings about the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017. The exhibition is linked to the Official Handover Ceremony of the European Capital of Culture Pafos2017, when Pafos passes on the baton to the next European Capitals of Culture and showcases through sculptural installations the space and the meaning of the theatre.

With the participation of the following visual artists: Theodoulos Gregoriou, Angelos Makrides, Nikos Kouroushis, Yiannos Economou, Andreas Savva and Gioula Hadjigeorgiou from Cyprus, Danae Stratou, Kostas Varotsos, Peggy Kliafa, Yiasemi Rapti and Vally Nomidou from Greece, Vince Briffa from Malta.

Entrance fee: Free

Upcoming Events:

PGA National Cyprus – Official Relaunch – 19th January 2018

Aphrodite Hills Resort is delighted to announce that the 18-hole Championship Golf Course has attained the highest standard recognition in Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus.

The course, designed to a world-class standard, is undergoing a €2.5m investment upgrade and complete modernisation including the reconstruction of greens and bunkers. This is placing the multi award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf as the ‘must play’ golf course in the Mediterranean.

Aphrodite Hills Golf, the PGA National, Cyprus is currently operating with temporary greens and will be fully open to its members, PGA professionals & groups and all golf travellers on the 19th January 2018.

The Plaice has closed… But Street Food has Opened!

Click on the image for the menu.

‘Street Food – Life the Middle Eastern Way’ is brought to you by Steve, the owner of The Plaice in The Square! Located right next to the Plaice in the Square, ‘Street Food’ is very conveniently situated near the Village and is hard to miss.

Call 99079503 for FREE delivery!

Weekly Events:

Every Sunday, Sunday Lunch at the Hill View Restaurant, Pissouri, 1pm-4pm

The best Sunday carvery around!  Enjoy a mouth-watering meal at the Hill View restaurants with beautiful views over Pissouri Village. Book in at the Hillview Restaurant in Pissouri Village where you will get a delicious meal, great service and a warm welcome.  Call on +357 25 221972 to book in advance.

Every Sunday, O’Vrakas Sunday Lunch BBQ ‘all you can eat’, O’Vrakas Taverna Pissouri Square, 1pm – 4pm:

Haris and his team at O’Vrakas will be offering a Sunday Cypriot BBQ lunch, featuring a Salad buffet and unlimited Grill items, accompanied by live Greek music from their Guitar and Bouzouki duo for €20.00 pp. Special menu for kids is also available as well as the chance to enjoy the Salad buffet for those of you who wish to have a light Lunch. Only €12.00 pp
‘Feast like a local on a Sunday’! For reservations and more information please call us at 0035799312443 or send an email at haris@ovrakas.com

Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Paphos What’s On Guide

This page contains full listings of everything and anything that’s happening in the Paphos area  – kindly compiled and provided by Andrew Oliver, this is an essential guide for residents and visitors alike to regular entertainment, classes and special events all across our region. Please click on the picture.
Paphos What’s On Guide (by Andrew Oliver)

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

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Christmas & New Year’s Eve Events

As always, there’s plenty of local events taking place to keep you busy & entertained this weekend. Click on the images below for full details:

27th December and New Year’s Eve: O’Vrakas Taverna

27th  of December  3 Course set menu for you accompanied with a great show tribute to King, with Chris King as Elvis Presley. (Click here for the menu)

31st of December Ben Miles will travel through time with background and more uplifting music accompanied with a Special Gala dinner for the occasion of New Year’s Eve.(Click Here for the menu)

Sunday 31st December 2017: New Year’s Eve Sumptuous 3 Course Meal, Platea Tavern, 8pm:

Ring in 2018 at Platea Tavern with an all inclusive 3 course Gala Dinner at the Platea Tavern. Great entertainment and a DJ to dance the night away to.

A delicious 3 course meal with all drinks included for €50.

More details to follow closer to the night but tables will be limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

Sunday 31st December 2017: New Year’s Eve Sumptuous 3 Course Meal, Platea Tavern, 8pm:

You will be lucky to get a reservation at the Hill View for New Year’s as the event is SOLD OUT but there is always a chance that someone may cancel, so why not give it a go!

DJ playing all night long!

50 Euros per person

Call 25 221972 for more information

 

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

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