This massive, village-style complex packs in loads of sports and activities, a triple helping of restaurants, and a splash park. Oh, and quite possibly the biggest pool in Cyprus...
With a great choice of pools to pick from, a holiday here centres on water-based fun. A huge main pool and splash park top the list, while the beach is a five-minute walk away for a change of scene.
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.
- Buildings: 12 in Aegean Village, 33 in Fishing Village
The ultimate action-packed holiday
- 'HV Live' entertainment, exclusive to Holiday Villages'
- 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
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
This Holiday Village has a First Choice Kids’ Club that’s split into age groups. There’s Little Stars for 3 to 5 year olds, Super Stars for 6 to 8s and Mega Stars for 9 to 11s. They’re open 7 days a week and most activities are completely free. There’s also a Twinkle Stars crèche manned by qualified UK staff.
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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fishing village deluxe 1 bedroom apartment with pool view, garde
These 1 bedroom apartments feature either a garden or pool view, with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, a kitchenette, and lounge.
fishing village deluxe studio with pool view, garden view and ba
This deluxe studio features views of the garden or pool, with a balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, and a kitchenette.
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Great Holiday with lovely weather
Just returned from a week at the Holiday Village Aliathon and really enjoyed it. We travelled as a family, my wife, my son aged 7 and myself. The holiday and flights were booked through Tompson, we were due to holiday in Cape Verde but due to extended building works at our hotel there, we instead opted to change destination to Cyprus. Manchester Airport: worth noting here is that Manchester Airport are now operating a special persons band for people or children on the autism scale, my son has recently been diagnosed with ADHD so we applied for this band which was a life saver at security, it allows you to pass through the fast track lane but without paying for it and then even when there was a small queue at the end of the fast track line they opened another lane for us so we could be seen to immediately which is fantastic instead of having to fight on and keep an overactive child entertained in long queues. Can't praise this service enough and would throughly recommend it to anyone who qualifies for it. You will need to produce a letter from your doctor, but if they are on any kind of medication that is controlled you will need a letter to take these out of the country anyway and I think packs must be applied for in advance but more info is available on the airport website. Flight: was fine, we arrived at Paphos airport around 10pm by the time we had cleared security, got baggage, been sent to the wrong bus by the unorganised Tompson reps, finding the correct bus, we were the last stop of 5 hotels and arrived around 11.30pm. Checkin: was painless, you get a welcome pack from the reps at the airport which includes a room key, you fill out the forms on the bus so will be useful to have a pen handy. Then when you get to the hotel you give the forms to reception, receive your wristbands and are taken by golf buggy cart to your room. We were late arriving so in the fridge was some ham and cheese sandwiches, with coleslaw and salad on the side. They didn't seem to appealing to me as the bread bun was quite hard from being in the fridge a while but my wife managed to eat one and didn't complain. Also in the fridge is a 1 Litre bottle of water but this is not replenished throughout your stay, if you want a refill take it to the restaurant where you can fill it up from water fountains provided. Rooms: We had a junior suite with kids den in the fishing village room 1134 on the ground floor, it was right on the pool, next to the snack bar, 10-15m from the pool bar, the splash park backed onto our room as did the evening entertainment and entertainment bar. Pretty central location took around 5 mins walk to the main buffet restaurant. Rooms were clean, with nice decor, King bed firm but comfortable, there is a fridge, microwave and hob which I suspect are from the hotels former life of self catering at some point. Good size bathroom with bath and shower over top, marble surfaces, fully tiled floors throughout. Kids den was simplistic two single beds, tv hooked up to PS2 which we never used, big set of drawers in kids room for extra storage. Main bedroom had fitted wardrobes which included a safe â¬18 for the week and they give you what appears to be a 3.5mm earphone jack plug which seems to turn the power on to the safe. Large balcony, with two sun loungers, table and two chairs on it with plenty of extra space, we often stored pool inflatables out here too. There was a cat (smartest cat in Cyprus if you ask me) that slept on one of the loungers on our balcony every night. It moved from here in the morning 10m away at the snack bar and spent it's days there looking for food then returned to our balcony to sleep off its food when the sun went down, it reminded me of Garfield the cartoon cat a bit. There are a few young cats about they mainly hang around outside of the main restaurant but never seem to venture in and bother anyone. Our room could become quite noisy on a night due to the close proximity of the evening entertainment, if you don't plan to be up or let your kids stay up till 11pm then request a room away from the entertainment venue, this didn't bother us as we let our 7 year old stay up as a treat to watch the entertainment. Food: Included in your all inclusive package you have the main restaurant, one meal at the Mexican restaurant and one meal at the Greek restaurant. We booked our reservations for the Mexican and Greek restaurants on our first morning, you book them at a desk setup in the internal foyer of the main dining room these spaces fill up fast so book early. The main dining room has plenty on offer, a soup station usually with two different soups, different breads, cold meats, cheeses, salads, the hot options usually has two types of pasta with a choice of two sauces. A meat selection usually at least two an example would be pork loin in sage cream sauce, and lamb ProvenÃ§al. There is always a fish option such as cod with lemon & parsley sauce etc. Plenty of vegetables and one or two potato options, if you want chips they are always available at the kids buffet section. The kids buffet typically has raw carrots, cucumber, pizza, chips, chicken nuggets or fish fingers, beans or peas etc. There is a cooking station which does one thing fresh every lunch / dinner, lamb chops one night, omelettes another, carved meats another etc. Two dessert sections one at the back is ice cream and jelly and the one just in from usually has 4 or 5 dessert options. One option is always a mousse flavours rotate day by day we had moka, coffee, strawberry, chocolate, caramel which are the ones I can remember. Along side the mouse will be options such as Creme caramel, Black Forest gateau, chocolate cake. The restaurant is self service drinks, it has two Pepsi post mix which include fizzy orange too on them, two beer pumps, two wine pumps, two coffee machines and two juice machines orange, Apple, grapefruit juices. We ate early as a family around 18.30 and it was never overcrowded. The restaurant has a nice alfresco section outside covered only by large sun shades and a couple of times per week a band play here which is nice. The Greek restaurant was nothing to write home about for me, pretty bland and uninspiring my wife loves Moussaka but said it had little taste which was disappointing. The Mexican as in other reviews was great, very large portions though! Try the strawberry margarita get the kids the non alcoholic one too, also worth trying if your food is spicy is the iced chocolate milk, I found my taco's had been laced with Jalepenos which I don't mind but when you are not expecting it, the chocolate milk saved me! Snack bar has several options daily starting with late breakfast selection to a selection of meatballs, mini gammon steaks, bbq chicken, chips, salad, breads, cakes, polestyrene plates and plastic knives and forks available. Over the lunch period the open cooking area at the snack bar does a bbq and fresh pizza in the pizza oven. This pizza is really, really good and should be more widely available! Bars: Pool bar shuts at 18.00 and can be located within the lighthouse round the main pool, you can also get ice cream from here. The entertainment bar is located just over from the main pool and doubles as the splash park pool bar during the day, but on a night they roll up a shutter on the side that has self service pumps, again with Pepsi post mix, red / white wine, and Keo Beer (Cyprus brand and very nice). The red wine is chilled though so be warned, my wife had a tactic of getting herself an Ameretto and cranberry juice from the bar then a red wine from the self service bit at the same time, this way she could have the Ameretto while waiting for the red wine to warm up a bit. The main bar is located above the main restaurant but doesn't open until 5pm, this is the only place you can have a drink out of a glass as long as you are staying in the bar or seats just outside everywhere else is plastic cups. Kids Club: Our 7 year old wasn't too keen to try the first one, but once he did he wanted to go to every single one available. Some are charged for but clearly printed, â¬10 for the widgets party, â¬5 for the chocolate party and make sure they are in clothes you don't mind getting dirty for the chocolate party they come back with chocolate all over there faces like face painting with chocolate!! For the most part the kids clubs are free so use them to get two hours of sanity back two to three times per day, these kids club reps are just as mental as your kids I promise so they will have a great time! All the kids cub reps seemed great especially Kieron and Charlotte who seemed to go the extra mile of sillyness to make sure the kids had a great time! Evening Entertainment: Not going to be to everyone's taste but we found it fine, some parts were bordering on professional depending on who was singing / dancing etc. Some were so bad they somehow became good, a bit like a bad X factor audition. The live and loud kids section always impresses me with the dances they have learnt which are always very well executed. They had an HV's got talent night which was on the same day as the Tommy's charity day which some acts were horrific but practiced as such so the judges could make comments in line with performances. Rob the first choice rep was playing the nasty Simon Cowell part although he looks and sounds more like Rylan Clark haha. They had an act called the fairy boys which was basically all the men, with oiled up bodies and a pair of fairy wings and underpants on. They said if they won they would get Rob the rep up on stage for the final act. A lot of people gave money to charity to see them perform again but Rob wouldn't get up on stage with them which I thought was a little bad taste since it was for charity even if he left his clothes on and just did the dance! Excursions: We did three excursions and booked them all with the First Choice rep Tasha, first we did the TUI Pirate cruise which has first choice entertainment staff onboard doing dances, painting faces etc. They stop for a swim / snorkel and you can walk the plank instead of going down the stairs if you want. Food was included which wasn't too bad at all bbq chicken, jacket potato, pasta, salad etc. The second excursion we did was the Wave Dancer and this put the pirate ship to shame, this was an all inclusive cruise open bar, sun loungers on deck, air conditioned lounge downstairs, the only boat in Cyprus to cook it's food onboard with a full kitchen downstairs and bbq on deck. There was a duo as entertainment first, then an Englishman who had been out in Cyprus for 27 years talks you through some of the landmarks the ship passes and a lot about the conservation areas. Then you have a swim snorkel stop they lower the back of the boat and put two ladders into the sea unless you wish to jump from the back foot plate which we did. Snorkel gear is available for â¬10 deposit which you get back when you return the snorkel. All the time you are swimming at least two crew are watching to see nobody gets into trouble, very safe environment as long as you listen to them. There are showers when you get back on the boat to shower off the sea water, the manager on the boat said some people think sea water helps with the tan, I can assure you it will only help burn your skin off! We then sailed another 30 mins or so with more information about Cyprus and the wildlife and stopped again for another swim after which we had lunch which was nice. sausage, burger, bbq chicken, rice, salad, potatoes very tasty. When we set sail again three Ghanian acrobats came up on deck and performed various acrobatics spinning each other round and balancing each other on top one another, a very professional act. After the acrobats came a solo artist who was a very good singer and did some modern chart hits until the boat came to rest in Paphos harbour once agin with everyone dancing and singing on deck! Amazing trip and would definitely recommend we paid â¬57 per adult and they were offering free child's places when we went too, so didn't pay for my son! The final excursion we did was Aphrodites water park which is not far from the Aliathon Hotel we paid â¬6 in a taxi it is probably walkable but we didn't fancy it in the heat with a 7 year old. The park was good, not massive but big enough with plenty to explore in half a day, the slides were quiet when we went in the morning but by the time we were leaving around 2.30pm the park had really picked up. Worth a visit if you are in Paphos all food and drink charges go on your wrist band and you pay when you exit the park. Water Sports / Beach: This hotel is not on the beach, it is across the main road from the hotel and was sometimes hard to make out what was hotel property versus free beach area. We didn't bother with the beach too much and my wife said if we came back she would look at a hotel on the beach. If you walk ten minutes down the road towards Paphos harbour you will come across Oylmpic Lagoon resorts nice big posh hotel, next to it is a beach municipal sign which points down the side of the hotel. You can walk down here and hire a sunlounger â¬2.50 per day and parasol â¬2.50 per day. Also located here in the cove behind the hotel is Nick's watersports (look them up on trip advisor) not the cheapest I have ever seen but good condition equipment, very safe hands and a family run business. My son and I did the double jet ski with him as a passenger â¬40 for 20 mins and then went out on the crazy shark which is an inflatable sofa pulled behind a speedboat â¬30 for both of us. Other info: You get a free wifi code on check in which seems to be available all over the hotel but is super slow and intermittent. The best wifi connection I had was onboard the wave dancer in the middle of the Medditerean sea, wifi was better at the waterpark too, seriously no joke! The plaza at the front of the hotel has a good shop although pricey on certain things, if you need more sun cream you will be paying around â¬20. Here you can grab a few things for late night snacks to keep in your fridge in the room or extra water / soft drinks. As after the restaurant closes at 9.30pm there is no food available and all inclusive drinks are only till midnight, which was ok for us but may not be for everyone. There is an adults only bar in the hotel above the snack bar but I didn't use it. During our week stay we saw at least 3 weddings and you may have to walk through the middle of these to get to your room etc. It just seems to be the excepted thing to do, these can take place in the middle of the fishing village on the back of the snack bar and do here too on a night could get noisy I guess. Taxis queue up at reception Jacks & Sons is the company they give you a card when you reach your destination in case you want to phone them for a return journey. If you want a piece of normality on the food scene just off the harbour in Paphos is a KFC and a Pizza Hut I think the Pizza Hut had a sign sYing unlimited pizza for â¬7. They overlook the harbour and sea so you won't have been in another KFC with a view like that, KFC do Mojito Krushems! Taxi to Paphos harbour â¬8 easy to find one back too. All in all a very good holiday and I would return again, my wife likes to try somewhere different each year but I think we have more of Cyprus to see so will be looking next September. The local taxi drivers told me the best time to visit is from the start of September to mid October the weather is usually very nice around 27 to 30 degrees where as in July and August it can be 40+ which is too hot even for the locals. Go to the Aliathon, enjoy yourself, embrace what First Choice are trying to create in the way of entertainment and if you have an issue talk to them the reps are in reception 12 hours a day.More
An honest review
I am disappointed. There is no other way to put it unfortunately. I am on my last night here and as I sit here typing this on my phone at 2230 trying to get an early night I am unable to due to the absolutely blaring kids music coming from the disco. Word to the wise..... Do NOT accept a room in the fishing village. I'd rather walk 5 mins to the disco with my kids of an evening than have it right outside my door. Seriously.... I cannot stress how loud it is in my room right now. It makes an early night virtually impossible Anyway.... On to the review. Food. Breakfast wasn't great. Not a massive selection amd the usual suspects. Frankfurters posing as sausages. Lumps of greasy fat posing as bacon and awful awful coffee from the machines. The.musli was good though and there was some decent fruit. And also the omlette made on the spot were nice. Only one toast machine I saw so a big queue for a bit of toast. Lunch was ok.. Not a massive selection at the snack bar by the pool but the BBq shack next door was spot on. Really nice meats and unbelievable pizza. Dinner was better. A better selection and the Cypriot night was lovely. As was the Greek a la carte. Drinks. Good measures. The keo beer is ridiculously gassy though. Hard to drink. Not big bars but the staff were all pretty good. Apart from the kids pool bar. One particular woman who sat with the life guard chatting all day (she wears bright red lipstick). Both were women and both were as miserable as sin. You could tell they were talking about guests, I am big on manners and always said please and thank you and make a point of making my kids do the same and the this woman didn't once say a word. Just slammed the drinks on the bar and carried chatting to her mate. She actually wound me up as I can't handle rudeness. The rooms were good. Decent size. Air con worked. They did the job. The first choice reps were quality. They obviously work hard and were always doing their best to engage with the kids and guests. Couldn't fault them really. I have spoken to my other half about why we didn't like this hotel and have both come to the conclusion that there is just something about it that doesn't click or doesn't work. Maybe it's the layout, the food, the pretty cold pools or perhaps we were just unlucky and as it's nearing the end of the season the staff have had enough but I instantly said I wouldn't come back when I was asked by my wife and she said the same. We are a nornal family of 4. 6yr old girl and 2yr old boy. Reasonably well travelled. Comfortable eating in a Harvester or top quality restaurant. And this was more Harvester than quality. Still enjoyed it. But my holiday was made by spending time with the family than the hotel itself..More
Just come home from a weeks holiday with hubby and 2 kids (9 and 11). Felt like it was a holiday for 2 not 4 as hardly saw the kids they loved the pools and the reps were fab with all the kids. Lots to do for them they never got bored. We stayed in the swim up block room 3005 absolutely spotless beautiful room. Which was only a short walk to the main pool as the swim up pool was too quiet for us as we liked all the entertainment. Food was great too there was always something for everyone as I have a very picky daughter and she always had something. The drinks were great a good selection of alcohol and soft drinks for the kids aswell as ice cream throughout the day. Always plenty of sun beds. Big thanks to Alex for remembering what drinks we wanted and a big thanks to all the staff and first choice reps for making our holiday amazing. Wish I was still there. I would definitely recommend this hotel to everyone and I would return. More
A big party of friends with 6 kids age ranging 1-8 had a fantastic week. Food was faultless, entertainment fantastic. Pool was brilliant our kids were never out of it. Husband used the gym and loved it used the spa and had a lovely treatment to end a lovely week. Will return to this hotel.More
We stayed in the 'Time to Smile' section of the village, rooms were fantastic, clean, functional, the whole village is well maintained, family friendly, We were full self catering, had no issues with local restaurants, which I have reviewed on here too, local supermarket could satisfy your requirements but a little overpriced, there is a large supermarket near to the harbor which is far better value and only a bus ride away. This is a great place to stay and highly recommended would go back again More
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