Aphrodite Hills

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Aphrodite Hills is a coastal resort in the Paphos district, Cyprus. It is named after the goddess Aphrodite and the resort is only one mile away from Aphrodite's Rock.

The resort is built on two elevated plateaus divided by a natural ravine. The resort has many features of a Mediterranean town; Greco-Roman architecture dominates, locally quarried stone is used in buildings and the town square has a market, restaurants, souvenir shops, a chapel, fragrant gardens, splashing fountains and an art gallery. The resort also has a spa, golf course, and leisure facilities.[1] Nearly all landscaping vegetation and development has been planned in advance, and therefore the resort is spacious and lacks the typical sprawl and density of most villages in Cyprus.


The Retreat Spa was built in a classic Greco-Roman style and enhanced by the Thermae. The spa was named in the world's top 10 by Condé Nast Traveller, and in 2008 it received the highest accolade in the spa industry by winning "The Best Spa in Europe" award at the 2008 Professional Beauty Awards.[2]

The resort has an 18-hole golf course (230–hectare) of championship standard.[3] Most of the holes have views over the Mediterranean. Its 7th hole has become a talking point among golfers worldwide. Golfers, golf clubs, and landscape designers have ranked it as among the very finest courses in Europe."[4] There are multi purpose courts and training facilities which attract sports teams from across Europe.

Aphrodite Hills hosts West End shows, festivities, cultural events, and other plays.


Aphrodite Hills has received two international listings in 2010. The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel and The Retreat spa were both listed in Condé Nast Traveller's Gold Lists for 2010.

The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel was named 'Best European Hotel for Leisure Activities' in Condé Nast Traveller's 2010 Gold List.[5] Moreover, The Retreat Spa was named third best Hotel Spa in Europe, Asia Minor and the Russian Federation, at the Condé Nast Traveller Readers' Spa Awards and was also listed in the publication's 2010 Gold List for the Best Spas.[6]

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  1. ^ "Resort in Cyprus Paphos - Aphrodite Hills Resort". Aphroditehills.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ "Cyprus Spa Resort Hotel - Aphrodite Hills Resort Paphos". Aphroditehills.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Cyprus Golf - Championship Standard 18-Hole Golf Course". Aphrodite Hills. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  4. ^ "Cyprus Mail: News Articles in English, 02-11-27". Hri.org. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived March 4, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ [2] Archived March 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.