This massive, village-style complex packs in loads of sports and activities, a triple helping of restaurants, and a splash park. Oh, and the biggest swimming pool in Cyprus…
The scene-stealer here is the pool – it’s the island’s biggest. And it sits opposite a splash park with slides and a huge pirate ship. If you’d rather swim in the sea, you’re 5 minutes’ walk from the beach.
There’s a decent helping of sports, an Aerial Adventure course, and activities and entertainment for everyone from tots to teens. There’s a trio of restaurants to try, too.
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- Buildings: 12 in Aegean Village, 33 in Fishing Village
The ultimate family holiday
- Clubs for 0 to 11 year olds, run to UK standards
- Meet-and-greets with the Widgets
- Expert-run swim, stage and football academies
- Outdoor activities including archery, Water Walkerz and raft-building
- Child-friendly buffets and at least 2 à la carte restaurants
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages
All Inclusive - Here's what you get
Buffet meals. 1 visit per week to each à la carte restaurant - Mexican & Greek taverna. Snacks, cakes and ice-cream. Discounted dining at other restaurants within the Aliathon Plaza.
Unlimited local alcoholic beverages and soft drinks 10.00-24.00. Discounted drinks at other bars within the Aliathon Plaza.
Sports and Activities
All are included except where indicated.
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First Choice Kids' Club
First Choice Kids’ Club caters for 3 to 11 year olds – so brothers and sisters can join in the fun together. And most of it’s completely free. It runs 5 days a week and – outside of peak season – there are parent and toddler sessions for under 3s, too. For your peace of mind, all First Choice Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least 2 of them on duty at all times. Plus there’s a strict sign-in and out system.
Kids' interactive pool
With slides and a splash park.
Evening entertainment programme
Our First Choice team have put together a cast of highly trained entertainers, offering an exciting and diverse range of shows, fun and activities. The programme includes themed and party nights, pop shows, bingo, kids' entertainment, karaoke, cabaret and colourful shows.
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Studio sleeps up to 3 with a kettle, microwave, 2 electric hobs and a radio. Located within the Aegean Village. Safety deposit boxes are available at an extra cost.
Deluxe studio sleeps up to 3 with a kettle, microwave, 2 electric hobs and radio. Located within the Fishing Village. Deluxe studios are subject to availability. Safety deposit boxes are available at an extra cost.
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Best holiday ever!
This was our first holiday abroad with the children (aged 7 and 4) and we could not have picked a better hotel. I wanted their first experience to be special, and it certainly was that! We arrived at the hotel quite late in the evening and after a speedy check in we were whisked off with our cases on a golf buggy (which was a god send as we were all tired from our journey). Our room was in the Fishing Village and was immaculately clean and very spacious. There were fresh sandwiches and water in the fridge which was a nice touch. Throughout our stay the food was amazing. Plenty of choice and very tasty! There was something for everyone, and the puddings were out of this world! There were plenty of drinks available, including cocktails and local beer and wine (which were both actually really nice). The splash pool and the main pool near the lighthouse were our favourite spots during the day. You do need to get up quite early to pop your towel on the sunbeds though, but this is something that happens everywhere abroad I'm sure. The entertainments team are fantastic and make the holiday so special for the children. It made my daughters holiday to win the 'Russell the Brussel' postbox competition where she got to go on stage to collect her certificate! We are still singing the catchy songs from the evening entertainment a month later! All the staff at the Aliathon work tirelessly day and night throughout the hotel and gardens, and it shows. The service was faultless and I honestly think that we will struggle to find anywhere else to go that will beat this holiday. We will always now be comparing everywhere to 'the best'.More
Great family holiday
I was mad when I read a review saying not to book this place. I am just back and we had a fab time. Our wee one is 5 and had the best time. The accommodation is everything you need and the food is lovely with plenty of choice. The reps could not be nicer and the staff were so friendly, nothing is a problem. To clear up a few lies in the review I read, the ice-cream is lovely and IS inclusive, the beer is inclusive.. If u want branded crisps and branded ice-lollies, cornetto etc then yes u do have to pay for it which is not unreasonable. You DONT have to pay for water there are water machines and u help yourself. The fridge in the room can make a bit of noise but with a bit of commonsense u turn it down to 1 and u won't hear it! The air conditioning can be heard but u get used to it and if u don't then just switch it off last thing before bed. I would absolutely recommend this holiday village. The reps are all lovely and the swim academy taught my wee one to swim in a week!! It is an award winning venue both for 2013 and 2014. I hope I have put the record straightMore
Fabll, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Great if you have children. Worth booking!
We booked this holiday due to price, available from our local airport Exeter (we live in Cornwall) normally we have to travel to Bristol. Thomson/First Choice which we have always had a better holiday experience than other holiday operators. All inclusive as we didn't want to worry about where to get food/drinks an cost with a 2 yr old. Finally trip advisor reviews. Flight was 4 1/2 hours which was long enough with a small child. Never enough leg room. Duty free was better in Exeter than Paphos. No films/entertainment on flight. Greeted by a team of reps on arrival and shown to our bus transfer only 20-30 mins which was great. Hotel staff where waiting for us when we arrived. Check in smooth. helped us with bags onto a golf cart and taken to our room (fishing village deluxe 1 bed apartment) 11 pm at night. Sandwiches in fridge with coffee a nice little touch. Room was clean and tidy. Camp bed was the 3rd bed. We moved this into the bedroom. Our daughter was more than happy with this. Flat screen tele and DVD player. Not great choice of British channels but we were on holiday and didn't care. Shower over bath, big balcony with sun beds chairs and table. Is what we expected. Would of been nice for a couple of extra touches. i.e. Rug, pictures. Guide in your room explaining opening times of restaurants, pools, map etc. Food was plentiful from the main restaurant. Always something for everyone and changed each night. Snack bar at pool was the same but we generally got changed and went to the main one as it broke up the day. The special al a carte tickets we tried to book on the first morning Greek no problem but Mexican was fully booked. We had a dine around voucher â¬25 euro off Italian. Which we booked both were nice Italian well worth it. All staff we spoke to asked questions served us were fantastic. Couldn't ask for more including first choice reps. Loads of them (good thing). We didn't use kids club but the ones we did see go looked like they had fun The pools were clean. The kids splash pool is where we spent most of our time. Paul the bar man there was great. Worked really hard. This pool wasn't very well respected by some parents and children who pushed their way through knocked over smaller children. We were with ours all of the time. Ended up managing them as well. Worth a lifeguard there. Think the complex could be improved by building a bigger splash park for older children as couldn't see much for them to do ages 8-15. Worth considering I your children are this age. Also paying for safe was disappointing â¬3 a day. Late flight meant we either paid â¬50 for late check out 6pm or vacate our room at 12. We used the luggage room would of been nice for lockable cubicles so we knew our things were safe. All small things. We would recommend this complex to anyone. Even the quieter side was good for a break and for more lone time. Hope you find our review helpful. More
NOT EVEN CLEANED!!!!
Just returned to our room at 6.10pm it's not even been cleaned!!! THIS PLACE IS A DUMP!!! I sincerely hope the St Raphael has rooms from tomorrow! Tomorrow I will take lots of pictures for you all, Or you could private message me for my room number and the rubbish we have to put up with!More
FarnhamDeb, Farnham, United Kingdom
CANCEL YOUR BOOKING YOU WILL THANK ME!
I am in the very unfortunate position of only checking into this dump last night! We booked the "kids" suite which more resembles the "allocate upon arrival" room from the 80s. The fridge sounds like a vacuum cleaner, the air conditioning unit like a road hammer drill, the bath has enough human bodily samples around it, the discovery channel could make a whole years series from it! I woke at 7am this morning after the usual Thomson flight delays to look out of the window and EVERY SUNBED had a towel on!!! Also all inclusive means the following are NOT INCLUSIVE! WATER LARGE BEER ROOM SAFE ICE CREAM CRISPS The place is vile I suspect even the wild cats and mice in the evening wear white coats and gloves. Good luck!! I am registered here till the 26th but hopefully if a previous hotel we have stayed in has availability my family won't be sleeping here! Also First choice reps just. "TUT" More
FarnhamDeb, Farnham, United Kingdom
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Terms and Conditions Limited availability at these price so book now to avoid disappointment. Guaranteed savings - Refers to an online discount of 10% on July & August nad 9% September & October holidays and applies to the basic adult cost before supplements. Available on package holidays booked online departing between 1st July 2014 and 31st October 2014 Online discount only applies to package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk and does not apply to flight only, accommodation only and tailor made flight+hotel bookings. Online discount is not combinable with free child places.
Free child places - Free kids offer applies to new bookings only, on selected summer 2014 holidays, subject to limited availability. Only 1 free kids place is available in each selected hotel room or selected apartment type or villa with 2 full paying adults. Other children must pay the full brochure price. Available on First Choice holidays only. Free child places may not be combinable with other discounts.
Save up to £400 per couple on July & August holidays – Saving offer applies to new bookings only on selected First Choice package holidays booked on firstchoice.co.uk. Offer applies to holidays departing between 01 July – 31 August 2014 and is subject to limited availability. Savings is against brochure price. Excludes flight only, accommodation only and any other bookings. Additional supplements may apply. Saving is based on a minimum of 2 adults travelling. Thomson reserves the right to withdraw or change this offer at any time