Bridge & Walking in Cyprus

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Duration: 7 nights
Interests: Bridge Holidays
Type: European Centre Based
from £1,329pp £1,179pp with flights

Join us on this fantastic Bridge and Walking break to explore the best of Cyprus' natural landscape during the day and enjoy bridge competitions in the evenings. Discover lush green landscapes and charming villages. Walk between Byzantine ruins and vineyards, and on the wild Akamas Peninsula. There is lots of wildlife to see, including the green turtles that lay their eggs on Lara Beach. On your dedicated sightseeing day, travel to the picturesque villages in the foothills of the Troodos Mountains. Cyprus’ position in the eastern Mediterranean has also given the island an amazingly varied history: over thousands of years the Greeks, Phoenicians, Egyptians, Romans, Ottomans and British have all landed on Cypriot shores and shaped the island’s culture. Diversity is certainly one of Cyprus’ traits. These different cultures left a huge array of temples, tombs, mosaics, churches and castles, but perhaps the biggest surprise is the backdrop for these historic treasures – Cyprus’ incredibly diverse landscape. Aphrodite’s island is perfect for a walking holiday in early spring or late autumn, when the temperatures are most pleasant. We’ll walk well established trails between Byzantine churches, past waterfalls and foothill villages. Our base for the week is the town of Paphos (often spelt Pafos), which provides easy access to these varied landscapes, as well as being home to a host of historic sites, including the UNESCO World Heritage Nea Pafos archaeological site and the Tomb of the Kings. Additionally, Paphos provides a good selection of shops and facilities to make your stay more comfortable, not to mention sweeping beaches and wonderful views out over the sparkling Mediterranean.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the true identity of Aphrodite’s isle from the wild Akamas Peninsula to the foothills of the magnificent Troodos mountains
  • Stay in Paphos, with its pretty harbour, great beaches and a host of archaeological gems
  • Bring the archaeological sites to life on the sightseeing day with our incredibly knowledgeable local guide
  • Knowledgeable walking guides
  • Join well established walking trails between Byzantine churches, waterfalls and villages in the foothills
  • On your free day, visit Greco-Roman ruins and the Tombs of the Kings, UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Daily evening Bridge competition

What’s included

  • A choice of 2 guided walks in the stunning area
  • A sightseeing day with a local guide including all admissions and a meze lunch
  • All transport to and from walks and on the sightseeing day
  • A free day to explore the area independently 
  • Each evening there is a supervised Bridge competition so you can put your skills into practice
  • EBU Master Points are awarded on this holiday

Trip Notes

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Welcome to Constantinou Bros Hotel. Unpack and settle in.


We're finalising our walks programme and will publish it as soon as possible.

You'll enjoy a choice of 2 guided walks per day that will take in the best of the area.


Today we’ll all travel along the most scenic stretch of coastline on the island, where we stop to see Ancient Curium. Here we’ll discover the infamous House of Eustolios, which proudly boasts its intricate mosaics and magnificent amphitheatre overlooking the sea. We will then drive through beautiful mountain areas to reach the charming village of Omodhos, built around one of the oldest monasteries in Cyprus, the Holy Cross. This is also one of the best wine producing villages where traditional white stone buildings line the narrow cobbled streets. We visit the old wine press and then enjoy a traditional meze lunch. On our way back we will stop at the island’s most famous landmark, Aphrodite’s rock, the legendary birthplace of the goddess of love. On this day, sightseeing costs are included in the price of your holiday as well as the meze lunch.


Each week there is a free day when no guided walks are offered. This is an ideal opportunity to relax around the hotel, walk independently or visit local places of interest. Some options for your free day may include:

PAPHOS WATERFRONT:

Walk along the promenade to the harbour and enjoy a drink overlooking the town’s imposing castle. Hotel: Relax at the hotel and take advantage of its extensive spa and swimming pool facilities.

NEA PAPHOS:

You can reach this UNESCO World Heritage site on foot from the hotel via the beachfront promenade. This outstanding archaeological park features extensive Greco-Roman ruins and incredibly well-preserved mosaics depicting ancient mythology.

LOCAL INFORMATION WEBSITE:

For information on Paphos please visit www.visitpafos.org.cy


We're finalising our walks programme and will publish it as soon as possible.

You'll enjoy a choice of 2 guided walks per day that will take in the best of the area.


We wish you a speedy journey home and look forward to seeing you on your next adventure.


Constantinou Bros Hotels - Cyprus

The 4-star Constantinou Bros Hotels enjoy an enviable beachfront location in a quiet part of Paphos.  HF guests could stay at either the Athena Beach or Pioneer Beach properties. Just a short walk to local services and shops the hotels offer a wide range of facilities and bright spacious rooms.  The hotels are renowned for their warm and friendly staff and have been awarded silver and Gold Hotel Awards from HF Holidays for their outstanding feedback.  

Rooms

All the bedrooms are spacious, very well equipped and have been recently refurbished.

The hotel have comfortable en-suite bedrooms with private balconies and breathtaking sea or land views.

All rooms have flat screen LCD satellite TV and radio, direct dial telephone, WiFi (small charge), safe deposit boxes (small charge), tea and coffee making facilities, a mini-bar, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers, complimentary toiletries and air conditioning/heating.

Facilities

Hotel facilities

  • Bar with a large comfortable terrace
  • Beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the hotel's tranquil gardens.
  • 3 freshwater swimming pools
  • Indoor pool (heated November to March)
  • Indoor and outdoor jacuzzis
  • Floodlit tennis courts
  • 24-rink indoor and outdoor bowls green facilities
  • Mini-golf
  • Mini market/souvenir shop
  • Jewellery shop
  • Free parking
  • Laundry and dry cleaning facilities
  • Currency exchange

Hotel's Elixir Spa

  • Heated pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam bath
  • Gym
  • Hairdressing salon
  • Professional massages
  • Facial and body therapies
  • Aromatherapy and other treatments to help relax and rejuvenate

 

Food & Drink

Holidays on Cyprus are Half Board with an extensive breakfast selection and 3-course evening buffet.

Breakfast

This an extensive self-service continental buffet selection and hot options are also available.

Lunch (payable locally)

A picnic lunch can be ordered in advance from the hotel or purchased from the shop on the lower ground floor which is open Monday to Sunday 7.30am until 10pm.

Evening meal

Dinner is a 3-course meal with the entré and dessert served from the buffet. The main course is served to your table. There will be a vegetarian menu option but if you have any special dietary requirements we recommend that you discuss your preferences with the hotel management.

Drinks

The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.

Your Evenings

In Europe, our walking holidays continue into the evening.  Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer whilst listening to your leaders outlining the next day's walks.  After a relaxed evening meal take advantage of the warm evenings and  chat with your fellow guests drinking a cocktail in the hotel gardens or just listen to live music one evening at your hotel.

The hotel's location is ideal for a leisurely stroll into the old town, where you can watch the world go by and soak up the atmosphere with a relaxing drink at one of the pavement café bars around Paphos harbour front; just follow the path from the beach front. Or you may like to relax on the terrace or in the bar, with a drink and chat.

Getting to Constantinou Bros Hotels - Cyprus

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What to Bring

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT

To enjoy walking/hiking comfortably and safely, footwear, clothing and equipment needs to be suitable for the conditions. Safety and comfort are our priorities, so our advice is to come prepared for all eventualities.

  • Footwear with a good grip on the sole (e.g.Vibram sole) is the key to avoiding accidents.
  • Walking/hiking boots providing ankle support and good grip are recommended (ideally worn in), and specialist walking socks to avoid blisters.
  • Several layers of clothing, which can be added or removed, are better than a single layer (include spares).
  • Fabrics (lightweight and fast drying) designed for the outdoors are recommended.
  • Waterproof jacket and waterproof over trousers.
  • Warm hat and gloves. 
  • Denim jeans and capes are not suitable on any walks.
  • Rucksack with a waterproof liner.
  • Thermos flask for hot drink.
  • Water bottle (at least 2 litre).
  • Spare high-energy food such as a chocolate bar.
  • Small torch.
  • First aid kit – your leader’s first aid kit doesn’t contain any medication or blister kits (such as Compeed).
  • Sun hat and sunglasses
  • Sun cream.

OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT

  • Walking poles are useful, particularly for descents.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera.
  • Gaiters.

All Bridge equipment will be provided.

Titch Glenday

Titch is a professional Bridge teacher. She ran her own Bridge School in Devon for many years before selling it to move to Surrey. Bridge has been an important part of her life, opening doors when she moved to new countries in her youth, including Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, East Africa, Canada, India, etc. Titch works for the English Bridge Union, training Bridge teachers all over England. Her love of the game is infectious and she believes every player is an ambassador to Bridge. Learning and playing Bridge is equivalent to taking your brain to a mind gym and giving it a good work-out, thereby keeping it fit and active while also improving the memory. Titch’s classes are relaxed and full of good humour.

Titch is an excellent and very interesting and lively communicator and excellent organiser.

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change.
Non-Member fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

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2020
22 Mar - 29 Mar Bridge & Walking £1,329 £1,179 Save £150 Per Person Book Now
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22 Mar - 29 Mar Bridge & Walking £1,139 £989 Save £150 Per Person Book Now
Duration:
7 nights
Interests:
Bridge Holidays
Type:
European Centre Based

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