With an award-winning spa, a championship golf course and a gang of restaurants, holidays to Aphrodite Hills in Cyprus are brimming with fun and sun.

Divine beauty

The Aphrodite Hills resort area sits on a sun-kissed part of the Cyprus coast between Paphos and Limassol, right above the mythical birthplace of the Greek goddess. Start your day with a spot of outdoor yoga, then finish with al fresco dining and sunset cocktails. Those legendary ocean views make every moment memorable.

Camera-worthy culture stops

Prepare for show-stopping scenes within an easy drive. Charming UNESCO-protected churches and monasteries pop up between pines across the Troodos Mountains. If you'd rather stay close to the coast, make the 40-minute drive to Ancient Kourion and marvel at Episkopi Bay from the fully restored Roman amphitheatre.

Beaches left and right

If you fancy some sunbathing, take a 15-minute bus to pebble-and-sand Avdimou Bay, where sunbeds and parasols await. Along to the east, more adventurous beachgoers can rent pedalos and jet-skis at Pissouri's Blue Flag award-winning beach.

Peace versus play

Kids can make a dash for the area's water play zone and shaded paddling pool, while a children's club hosts treasure hunts and movie nights to sweeten the deal. For grown-ups, days on the golf course or sessions in the spa are relaxing retreats.

At a Glance

  • Feast on just-caught sea bream in family-run tavernas
  • Dance to Cypriot folk music in Pissouri
  • Marvel at archaeological ruins and Roman mosaics in Paphos