Aphrodite Hills Resorts Holidays
"A fantastic coastal resort in the Paphos district of Cyprus, it is a lovely place to unwind, and there is also loads to do in nearby Paphos for those who want to venture out."
A luxury resort that is located close to stretches of sandy beaches, along with the sapphire blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. It provides a vast range of activities including a championship golf course, luxury villas and a hotel. It is nestled in the hills above the famous city of Paphos, which is renowned for being the birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, and provides access to UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as an amphitheatre and the opulent Tombs of the Kings, making it an ideal place for family holidays.
There are also many beautiful natural sights, including luscious pine forests, impressive mountains and underwater treasures. This makes Aphrodite Hills the ideal place to go on a relaxing beach holiday, where visitors can enjoy a modern luxury resort, while having access to the historic city of Paphos.
Aphrodite Hills Travel Guide
At A Glance:
Aphrodite Hills inFocus
Aphrodite Hills is a coastal resort in the district of Paphos, Cyprus, meaning that it is in the southwestern part of the island. It's named after Aphrodite, the Greek goddess, and the resort is about a mile from Aphrodite’s Rock. It is very close to Paphos International Airport, meaning that it is easy to reach, and is relatively close to a number of other interesting spots on the island, including Limassol, (67.3 km), the coastal town of Peyia (17.4 km) and the other coastal town of Pissouri (36 km).
History and Culture
Located just above the city of Paphos, the city has had evidence of human inhabitation since Neolithic times and was inhabited by the Mycenaeans and mentioned in the Odyssey. It is close to the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, known as Aphrodite’s Rock or ‘Petra tou Romiou’. Greek myth claims that when Aphrodite, goddess of beauty, was born in the foams of the sea, she was carried to that exact spot on a clam shell. There are many popular local myths and legends that surround that particular spot, including the belief that if you swim around it three times, you will be blessed with eternal youth, fertility and true love.
As a large resort, it offers plenty of both local and international food choices. Visitors will find many great international restaurants within the resort itself, with the nearby town of Paphos, the best place to go for those who want delicious local cuisine. Cypriot food culture is all about the freshness of the ingredients and the temperate Mediterranean climate, is ideal for growing vegetables, olives and grapes, ensuring that the local wine is delicious as are the vast array of mezes, salads and meat dishes. Thanks to its coastal location, you will also find plenty of fresh fish in the area, which is usually eaten on the day that it is caught.