Pilates in Cyprus
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Suitable for all, the Pilates method was developed by Joseph Pilates nearly 100 years ago. In Pilates we practice slow, controlled and flowing movements, all performed with awareness. Benefits include improved flexibility, greater core strength, and muscle tone. It also helps to improve posture, body alignment, and mobility and creates a feeling of wellbeing.
- Pilates concentrates on core stability exercises that can protect and strengthen the spine and alleviate chronic back pain
- Experienced tutor to offer advice, answer your questions and take you through the key principles
- Demonstrations and instruction in the morning is followed by a free afternoon and some optional late afternoon sessions
- Good quality en-suite accommodation in one of our European partner hotels
- Half Board – continental breakfast and evening meal
- Guidance and tuition from a qualified leader, to ensure you get the most from your holiday
- Sightseeing day trip, including meze lunch, admission costs and transport for the day
The 4-star Athena Beach hotel enjoys an enviable beachfront location in a quiet part of Paphos.
The hotel is also renowned for its warm and friendly staff. This accommodation has been branded 'Hotel Plus' as this hotel is close to the shops and local services and has a good range of facilities that add the "Plus" to your holiday.
HF Holidays Europe Partner Hotel Awards 2016
Gold Award for Great Hotel Staff, Dining and Breakfast.
Silver Award for Overall Hotel.
|There are 327 en-suite bedrooms, which are spacious, very well equipped and have been recently refurbished.
The hotel has 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.
||Hotel's Elixir Spa
Holidays on Cyprus are Half Board with an extensive breakfast selection and 3-course evening buffet.
This an extensive self-service continental buffet selection and hot options are also available.
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.
The hotel has a well-stocked bar serving beer, wine and spirits.
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.
The friendly atmosphere of our holidays continues into the evening.
Enjoy a glass of wine or local beer before your evening meal with your fellow guests. On most evenings you will be able to take advantage of the hotel's entertainment programme.
Your leader will also be checking for any local events going on nearby.
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.
The laid-back charm of this Mediterranean island is a perfect setting for a Pilates holiday. Enjoy Pilates sessions every morning and a further optional late afternoon session, leaving the rest of the day free to explore the local area including the historic town of Paphos.
We include this sightseeing day (admission costs as well as a meze lunch) in your holiday:
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 of the village 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.
Relax in the hotel using their facilities, or independently visit local places of interest. You can discuss other options for your free day with your holiday leader. There are no planned Pilates sessions on this day.
What to bring
No special clothing is required for your Pilates holiday, but it is recommended that you wear loose-fitting clothes to facilitate easy movement. Please bring your Pilates mat and a small towel. Please note, a non-slip yoga mat is not suitable.
Cyprus has always been fought over, from the Phoenicians, Egyptians, Romans, Venetians, Ottoman Empire to the Arabians during the Crusades, the British and the civil struggles with Greeks and Turkish. Its easy to see why, throughout history, this Mediterranean gem has been so sought after. Modern day Cyprus is no different and the island is a popular holiday destination. It offers visitors an ancient history to marvel and explore with the Greco-Roman sites on the island, one of the largest within walking distance of our hotel.
Cyprus is the third largest island in the Mediterranean and dominated by a vast mountain range, The Troodos Massif. The diversity of the flora and fauna is amazing; the best time to see this is early Spring when we visit the island and again in Autumn.
Paphos – Paphos is located in the western part of the island and is the largest resort in Cyprus. Its star attraction is the host of archaeological gems in the heart of the lower town, Kato Pafos. The main archaeological site, Nea Pafos, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, features an incredible array of Greco-Roman mosaics yet surprisingly was only uncovered in the 1960s by a farmer ploughing his field.
Shops & facilities: There are a number of local shops across the road from the hotel where you can obtain the basic necessities. When shopping for gifts, traditional crafts such as pottery, lacework and woven basket products are found in Paphos.
We recognise that everyone’s travel arrangements are unique, so all our holidays to Europe can be booked ‘with flight’ or ‘without flight’, giving you more flexibility and choice.
‘With flight’ holidays – the hassle-free option
Book your holiday ‘with flight’ and choose between Gatwick and Manchester flights to Paphos airport. For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
If you choose this option we automatically include return transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer takes approx 30 minutes to the Anthena Beach Hotel.
‘Without flight’ holidays – the flexible travel option
Alternatively, tailor your journey to suit you by booking your holiday ‘without flight’ allowing you the freedom to book your own flights from your local airport.
If you choose this option, transfers are not included in the price. However, below are some suggestions to help you reach your destination:
Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details
* Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach
Susie left her stressful job in marketing after experiencing the benefits of Pilates and undertook the rigorous training to become a Body Control Pilates teacher. She now has a thriving business, teaching group classes, private and corporate clients in the UK and Europe. Susie also qualified as a Nordic Walking Instructor with Nordic Walking UK in 2010
Joseph Pilates said: ‘In ten sessions you’ll feel the difference; in twenty you’ll see the difference and in thirty you’ll have a new body.’ Susie can’t promise you a new body in a few days but she will introduce you to the joys of this fantastic form of exercise.
Dates & Prices
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|29 Apr 2018||
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Prices are per person
- Double room for sole occupancy: £16 per night
- Sea view: £7 per person per night
- Non-member associate fee: £10 per person