Pilates on Cyprus
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Our 4-star partner hotel, with its enviable beachfront location, gardens and indoor and outdoor pools, makes Cyprus the perfect location for a Mind & Body holiday. The Pilates Technique was developed in the early 1900’s by Joseph Pilates. It is a gentle, non-aerobic exercise combining stretching and breathing to build core stability, release tight muscles, improve posture and promote a sense of well-being.
- 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
Great Reasons to Join Us
- Great value: all prices include Half Board en-suite accommodation, and tuition from our expert leaders
- Accommodation: enjoy high quality accommodation and excellent food
- Expert leaders: our leaders are expert in their field and will ensure that you get the most from your holiday
- Sociability: spend time with like-minded people in a fun and relaxed environment
The 4-star Athena Beach hotel enjoys an enviable beachfront location in a quiet part of Pafos, just a short promenade walk from the picturesque harbour and archaeological sites. There are 327 en-suite bedrooms, which are spacious, very well equipped and have been recently refurbished. Facilities at the Athena Beach include tranquil gardens, indoor and outdoor pools and a bar with a large, comfortable terrace. The hotel is also renowned for its warm and friendly staff who are on hand to make your stay extra special. Holidays on Cyprus are Half Board with an extensive breakfast selection and 3-course evening buffet.
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.
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.
This hotel has beautiful views of the Mediterranean and hotel’s tranquil gardens.
The leisure facilities of this hotel include 3 freshwater swimming and 2 paddling pools, a waterslide, indoor pool (heated during November to March), indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis, floodlit tennis courts, a 24-rink indoor and outdoor Bowls Green facilities and mini golf.
In the hotel’s Elixir Spa there is a heated pool, a sauna, a steam bath, a fully equipped gym and a hairdressing salon. There is also a choice of professional massages and facial and body therapies, aromatherapy and other treatments to help relax and rejuvenate.
There is a mini market/souvenir shop, jewellery shop, free parking, laundry and dry cleaning facilities and a currency exchange.
This is 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.
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 Pafos 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 early evening session, leaving the rest of the day free to explore the historic town of Pafos.
Thursday is a free day, without any Pilates sessions. This is an ideal opportunity for you to simply relax around the hotel or independently visit local places of interest. You can discuss options for your free day with your holiday leader.
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. There may be some lying down work, so you need to bring a Pilates mat and, if possible, a small blanket. 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.
Pafos – Pafos 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 Pafos.
‘With flight’ holidays
For flight times and prices please see the Dates & Prices tab.
We offer flights from Gatwick and Manchester (regional flight supplement £60) to Pafos.
If you book a ‘with flight’ holiday with us, we automatically include transfers between the airport and the hotel. The coach transfer to Pafos takes 30 minutes.
All our overseas holidays can also be booked without a flight. This is ideal if you are travelling from overseas, or prefer to make your own arrangements from your local airport. If you choose this option the transfer to the hotel is not included.
HF Holidays can help you to reach the hotel in the following ways:
HF Holidays’ transfer coach from Pafos airport. These are timed to meet the HF Holidays’ flights (provisional HF Holidays’ flight times can be found on the dates and prices tab or call 020 8732 1220). Cost per single journey is £8.50. Please note that HF Holidays is not responsible for your onward travel if you fail to meet the transfer coach under any circumstance.
Our Airport Taxi service operates at this resort, offering quick and easy transfers for guests booking their own flights. All prices are per taxi for single journeys, allowing you to mix and match different transfer options. Transfers must be pre-booked. Please call 020 8732 1220 for more details.
From Pafos airport by taxi transfer £31 per taxi single journey.
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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: (2016) £5 per person; (2017) £10 per person