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Ancient Stories of Cyprus

4th – 14th November 2021 and 10th – 20th March 2022

11 days from £1,095pp

Escape to Paphos on this Cypriot escape and soak up a Mediterranean landscape of sandy bays, rocky coastlines and aquamarine waters, rich in ancient myths and legends. 
  • Great value half board package at a highly recommended hotel
  • Superb waterfront location in Kato Paphos with the beach just meters away
  • Enjoy complimentary bowls sessions and dance lessons at the hotel
  • Explore Limassol’s charming old town and cosmopolitan new marina
  • Visit one of the most famous beauty spots on the island – Aphrodite’s birthplace
  • Sit back and relax at the tranquil Baths of Aphrodite
  • Explore the 12th Century St Neophytos monastery
  • Sample fresh seafood in the quayside tavernas of Latchi

Island Escapes

Our Island Escapes are the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation. Fully escorted by experienced tour managers, these holidays allow you to enjoy the benefits of travelling with a group, with the freedom to make the trip your own. Whether you choose to relax and enjoy the fantastic facilities of our carefully chosen hotels, or spend your time exploring, our included excursions will ensure you experience the must-see highlights.

With pleasant temperatures over the winter months, Cyprus is the ideal escape from the UK’s unpredictable weather and has been a firm favourite for many years.

Situated on the south west coast of Cyprus, the four-star superior Athena Royal Beach Hotel in Paphos will be our base for this 10-night island escape. Located directly on the beach in Kato Paphos, the hotel is just a pleasant, flat coastal walk away from the picturesque harbour and various archaeological sites as well as local shops, restaurants and bars. For those wishing to explore further afield, you will find charming villages nestled in the mountains around Paphos with centuries-old monasteries, ancient ruins from Cyprus’s historic past and numerous prestigious blue flag beaches which can be found around the island.

A complimentary bowling programme is also included for those who wish to play bowls. The Athena Royal Beach Hotel shares impressive bowling facilities with its sister property offering 18 full size rinks and 12 indoor short mat rinks making it one of the largest in Europe outside of the United Kingdom and a favourite for both individual bowlers and groups. Hosted by the hotel's resident coordinator, there are five bowling sessions are included in this holiday which can be played with other members of the group or individually.

There will also be the opportunity to practice your steps on the dance floor at the complimentary, twice weekly dance lessons with the resident dance teachers should you wish.

Your Accommodation

Athena Royal Beach Hotel, Paphos

★★★★
Overview
Overlooking its own sandy beach and set in its own grounds with direct access to the beach, the adult only Athena Royal Beach Hotel is more intimate that the neighbouring hotels and is a firm favourite with our guests.  
Hotel Facilities & Amenities

With five restaurants, the hotel serves a variety of cuisine and offers both indoor and outdoor dining options.

There is a very good choice of hot and cold freshly prepared international dishes from the buffet breakfast and dinner tables at the Oasis Restaurant and Pygmalion Restaurant. Desserts are delicious and include a good selection of gateaux, cheeses and ice-creams. Alternatively, you might like to book at table for dinner at the Aphrodite a-la-carte where you will be able to enjoy a four course table d’hôte menu restaurant (additional charge may apply). During the day, the snacks, light lunches and salads are available at the Olive Tree restaurant located besides the pool with views of the sea. During the day the Akakia Pool Bar serves a selection of beverages and in the evening, the Dionysos Cocktail Bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink or enjoy a night cap with live entertainment.

Facilities at this luxurious hotel include one indoor and three outdoor swimming pools, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, a tennis court, health spa, table tennis, boccia, shuffleboard, both indoor and outdoor short mat bowls, and an outdoor flat bowls green. Guests have complimentary beach towels, sunbeds and umbrellas both around the pool and on the beach.

The hotel’s position is perfect, offering a flat coastal walk to Paphos Harbour, or the option of using the frequent bus service directly outside the hotel. There is also a wide choice of shops, bars, cafes and tourist facilities very close to the hotel making it ideally situated.

Room Facilities & Amenities

Guest rooms feature floor to ceiling windows and either a furnished balcony or terrace with wonderful views of the sea or the hotels extensive gardens. All rooms are equipped with the following

  • Private facilities with hair dryer and toiletries 
  • Bathrobes and slippers 
  • Air conditioning with climate control 
  • TV 
  • Direct dial telephone 
  • Safety deposit box 
  • Tea / Coffee facilities 
  • Mini-fridge 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
Room Types

Choose our standard room type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday. Please check our 'dates and prices' tab above to check available rooms for your holiday.

Standard Room
These comfortable rooms have balconies and have views over the hotel's colourful gardens, or a sea view can be requested for an additional supplement. Available as a twin share or for sole use. 

 
 

Superior Room
Superior rooms are furnished with modern amenities featuring Simmons® Luxury Beds, a lavish bathroom and private balcony while high ceilings and large windows create a light-filled environment. These rooms have views over the hotel's colourful gardens, or a sea view can be requested for an additional supplement. All superior rooms are available as a twin share or for sole use. (Please call to request this room)