GUÍA DEL CONSERJE
BIENVENIDO A Kouklia
Welcome to our little paradise on the Island of Cyprus. My multinational team and I are delighted to have you with us and wish you a most enjoyable stay under the sun and by the blue waters of the Mediterranean sea.
The InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel is ideally situated on the western coastal hillside region, amongst the award winning Aphrodite Hills Resort. The Main Building and the Outside Blocks are located around a beautiful Pool and surrounded with Olive and Carob Trees within beautiful gardens.
Cyprus is an island with perfect, rolling beaches and dazzlingly blue waters, but it also has a fascinating history and a wealth of captivating places to see. Start your day in Geroskipiou and try some freshly made loukoumi (Cypriot delights) to sweeten your mood. You can then feast your eyes on the awe-inspiring Church of Agia Paraskevi, located right in the centre of the town. This is a Byzantine architectural masterpiece with five domes and an atmosphere of sacred calm. Make sure you see the centuries-old frescoes in the dome above the sanctuary.
Head to Kato Paphos, where you can see the House of the God Dionysus, and then have a traditional Greek lunch at the local restaurant Hondros Taverna, open since 1957. With the delicious food and friendly, welcoming atmosphere in this place, the wine and smiles will surely flow. Afterwards, drive along the sparkling coastline and stop at the magnificent Tombs of the Kings, before heading to Agios Neophytos Monastery, which is 10 km northwest of Paphos. This glorious monastery has a fantastic history, which includes the tale of the hermit who in 1159 cut a cave from the rock with his own hands. There are also two shops with traditional Cypriot wares, made by monks. Under the shadow of the trees, enjoy a local Cypriot coffee and look at the rolling Mediterranean landscape.
There is no more perfect place for sunset than the Petra Tou Romiou. This is where Greek Myth says that Aphrodite, the Goddess of love, rose from the waves and onto the shores of Cyprus. The sunset seems to melt into the sea from this romantic spot, where legend has it that if you swim anti-clockwise round the rock three times at sunset, Aphrodite will ensure you good health. Afterwards, have a superb supper at Thanasis, where the meze will leave you satisfied but not so full that you can't dance the night away to the local music and be swept up in the traditional bouzouki dancing.
Cypriots are extremely friendly, so don't be surprised if they invite you into their homes and go out of their way to treat you as one of the family.
LOCAL DISHES AND SPECIALITIES
Local specialities like haloumi (white goat's cheese), sheftalia (meatballs) Tahini (sesame seed dip), commandaria (sweet red wine) and zivania (alcoholic spirits from grapes) should all be tried.
Visitors should respect ecclesiastic traditions and avoid wearing shorts and sleeveless garments in churches and monasteries.
Cyprus experiences good weather all year round with 340 days of sunshine and blue sky. The temperature varies from 17degrees celsius / 76 degrees farenheit to 35 degrees celsius / 95° degrees farenheit.
¿SABÍA QUÉ? ?
Ensure you are in Cyprus for one of the festivals: Wine Festival: End of August / September. Flower Festival: May. Kataklismos: June. Jazz Festival at Aphrodite Hills:October
Enjoy the pageantry of the Greek orthodox religion during Easter when celebrations take place across the island.
Smell of jasmine
Cyprus is an island of wild nature, and the sweet smell of jasmine often fills the air.
QUÉ METER EN LA MALETA
Bring sunglasses and hats in the Summer. In the Winter there is no need for heavy Winter clothing.
Exchange some money upon arrival at the airport, at least enough to cover transportation to the hotel.
- 1 Aphrodite Avenue
- Kouklia , 8509
- Recepción +357-26-829000
Distancia 15 KM / 9.32 MI EAST al hotel
Servicio de taxi (sólo ida): €35.00 (EUR)
Duración del viaje en taxi: 15min
Leave Paphos Airport on the B603 in the direction of Timi Village. At the first junction turn right onto the B6 to Mandria Village, pass Kouklia Village and turn left at the Aphrodite Hills Resort Sign. The hotel is 15km away from Pafos Airport.
Larnaca International Airport (LCA)
Distancia 100 KM / 62.14 MI SOUTH WEST al hotel
Duración del viaje en taxi: 60min
Follow the signs to A5 Direction Lemesos (Limassol). Continue on the A6 after Lemesos to Pafos. Leave the A6 on the SECOND exit called "Petra tou Romiou" and follow the signs to Aphrodite Hills.
- Estacionamiento disponible/300 espacios
- 150 outside and 150 covered parking spaces
- Servicio de estacionamiento disponible
- Zona de estacionamiento iluminada
A hotel taxi operates 24 hours a day and is available to take you from the airport to the resort. From Paphos Airport between 7am and 7pm the cost is EUR 30.- for four seats/way and EUR 40.- for six seats/way. From Larnaca Airport, it will be EUR 100.- for four seats/way and 110.- for six seats/way respectively. This service should be booked in advance with the Concierge. Otherwise, guests can take an airport taxi which will cost approximately EUR 10-20 more than the outlined prices.