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Festive Bridge & Bowls in Paphos

Join us at the Athena Beach Hotel Paphos for our Christmas and New Year overseas bridge & bowls holiday.

This hotel is exceptionally popular with First for Bridge guests and renowned for its excellent service and superb dining, and offers a wide range of facilities. Ideally located with direct access to a sandy beach, and a pleasant flat coastal walk takes you directly into Paphos harbour.

There is so much to do on this holiday. In addition to our bridge sessions and seminars we include seven bowls sessions throughout our fourteen night stay, and the hotel offers twice weekly dance lessons with their resident dance leaders. Combine this with a festive programme of events in the hotel and fabulous gala dinners on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve for a fabulous festive holiday!

If you can find time to tear yourself away from all these activities there is much to discover on the beautiful island of Cyprus. Take a trip up the Troodos Mountains visiting traditional villages and monasteries, passing Aphrodite’s Rock on the way. Explore Paphos - it is listed in UNESCO’s list of World Cultural Heritage sites. Walk around the harbour and castle, which was originally a Byzantine fort. Visit the Paphos mosaics, considered to be the finest in the eastern Mediterranean. Explore the Tomb of the Kings from the Hellenic and Roman periods, and view the legendary Baths of Aphrodite

Why not venture further afield and cross the border into Nicosia, the only divided capital in Europe?

8 days from £795pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 7 or 14 nights half-board accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Paphos airport
  • Varied bridge programme with masterpoints and prizes awarded
  • Seminars twice weekly
  • Services of our EBU-qualified director and friendly bridge hosts
  • 3 weekly bowls sessions
  • Complimentary dancing lessons twice weekly
  • Gala dinners on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve
  • Fruit & wine in room on arrival
Experts
Sarah Amos

Sarah Amos

Sarah is the third generation of her family to be hooked on bridge, following after her mother and grandparents. She started playing over 35 years ago and began teaching and directing not long after. She is probably best known as a top-level Tournament Director in both Wales and England. Sarah has been trying to play more bridge since moving to South Wales five years ago and is delighted to have made it to the Welsh Lady Milne twice.

She spent a large portion of her working life helping to run a family restaurant with her brother, sister-in-law and mother and really enjoyed managing the front of house and assisting with wedding and events planning.

All of her work now involves various aspects of bridge, directing all sort of events from club games through congresses to internationals; teaching beginners and improvers; and latterly helping players and clubs get online and keep playing through the pandemic.

Itinerary

Please choose your preferred 8 or 15 day itinerary

Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break, and, in addition to playing bridge, we try to include interesting bridge seminars, hosted by your EBU-qualified director.

Your duplicate bridge will be available every evening between 7:45pm and 11:15pm. We endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs and featuring at least one Swiss event during a two-week break.

Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams. On UK holidays, bridge sessions may take place in the mornings instead of the afternoons, complimenting any included excursion programme.

Masterpoints are awarded on evening bridge sessions, and on day sessions with over 5 tables.

During your bridge holiday, nothing is obligatory, and you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. We don’t forget you are on holiday and our bridge programmes also allow time to relax, giving the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

Meet us at Paphos airport and be transferred to your hotel. Relax and settle into your hotel, enjoy dinner, and join in our evening bridge session if you arrive in good time.

Singles are invited to our singles meeting to find a suitable bridge partner.

Includes Dinner

Meet all your new bridge friends at our welcome meeting this morning.

Relax and enjoy the hotel facilities this afternoon or explore the surrounding area before joining our bridge session this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bridge

Join us for 2 weekly morning bridge seminars; 3 weekly bowls sessions; 2 weekly dance classes, and evening bridge and some afternoon bridge.

If you wish to explore this delightful island – why not hire a car? Car hire is very reasonably priced and in Cyprus you still drive on the left! Alternatively see the choice of excursions available from the hotel.

Join us on the evening of day 5 for a superb gala dinner on Christmas Eve.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bridge

Depart hotel for your return transfer to Paphos airport.

Our bridge programmes will vary according to the length of your break, and, in addition to playing bridge, we try to include interesting bridge seminars, hosted by your EBU-qualified director.

Your duplicate bridge will be available every evening between 7:45pm and 11:15pm. We endeavour to vary these evening sessions, balancing between teams and pairs and featuring at least one Swiss event during a two-week break.

Bridge will also be offered some afternoons between 2:30pm and 4:45pm. These sessions are normally given over to open pairs/teams. On UK holidays, bridge sessions may take place in the mornings instead of the afternoons, complimenting any included excursion programme.

Masterpoints are awarded on evening bridge sessions, and on day sessions with over 5 tables.

During your bridge holiday, nothing is obligatory, and you can play in as many or as few bridge sessions as you wish. We don’t forget you are on holiday and our bridge programmes also allow time to relax, giving the opportunity for you to explore the surrounding area.

Meet us at Paphos airport and be transferred to your hotel. Relax and settle into your hotel, enjoy dinner, and join in our evening bridge session if you arrive in good time.

Singles are invited to our singles meeting to find a suitable bridge partner.

Includes Dinner

Meet all your new bridge friends at our welcome meeting this morning.

Relax and enjoy the hotel facilities this afternoon or explore the surrounding area before joining our bridge session this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bridge

Join us for 2 weekly morning bridge seminars; 3 weekly bowls sessions; 2 weekly dance classes, and evening bridge and some afternoon bridge.

If you wish to explore this delightful island – why not hire a car? Car hire is very reasonably priced and in Cyprus you still drive on the left! Alternatively see the choice of excursions available from the hotel.

Join us on the evening of day 5 for a superb gala dinner on Christmas Eve.

Join us on day 12 for an amazing New Years Eve gala dinner and entertainment.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bridge

Depart hotel for your return transfer to Paphos airport.

Single Room Supplement from £105.00 (8 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for 7 or 14 nights at the 4-star Athena Beach Hotel in Paphos.

Athena Beach Hotel

The Athena Beach is a luxurious 4-star hotel located right on the beachfront in Paphos, Cyprus. The hotel offers comfortable accommodation and a range of facilities including swimming pools, a spa, restaurants, and bars, making it an ideal location for a relaxing getaway.

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Safe Box
  • Free Wifi
General
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool (Seasonal)
Hotel
  • WiFi Available