Pilates in Paphos
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Relax and unwind in peaceful Paphos on this Pilates holiday. The benefits of practicing Pilates include improved flexibility, greater core strength and a better sense of wellbeing – take advantage of all this and enjoy the calming influence of this popular Cyprus destination as well!
- Enjoy morning Pilates sessions to improve your wellbeing
- Indulge your senses and invigorate your mind at the Elixir Spa (payable locally)
- Explore Paphos - the mystical birthplace of Aphrodite
- Free time to relax and unwind on one of the many blue flag beaches
- Half-Board en-suite accommodation.
- Guidance and tuition from a qualified HF Holidays Yoga leader
- ‘With flight’ holidays include return flights from the UK and hotel transfer
In 2020, our guests will be accommodated in either The Athena Beach or The Pioneer Beach hotels. Both are 4-star and enjoy an enviable beachfront location in a quiet part of Paphos.
Both hotels are renowned for their warm and friendly staff. The accommodation has been branded 'Hotel Plus' and just a short walk along a path in front of both hotels leads you to Paphos harbour with its shops and cafes.
|All en-suite bedrooms, which are spacious, very well equipped and have been recently undergone a refurbishment. All rooms with private balconies and have side sea views.
There are 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.
|Both Hotels have the following facilities:
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 hotels have well-stocked bars serving beer, wine and spirits.
Lunch (payable locally)
A picnic lunch can be ordered in advance from the hotels or purchased from the shop on the lower ground floor which is open Monday to Sunday 7.30am until 10pm.
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.
Both hotels have a location 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.
During your stay
Our mornings will be dedicated to Pilates practice, with sessions running from 9:30am to 12:30pm. In the afternoons, you may wish to use your free time to explore the local area or stay and enjoy the hotel facilities.
On our 7-night holidays, we offer one free day where there is no organised excursion. This is an ideal opportunity for you to relax, enjoy the hotel facilities or explore the area independently.
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 a Pilates mat and 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.
Paphos and Nea Paphos
Paphos has an interesting history, dating back to Neolithic times, the current city of Paphos was not a particularly important centre until the 1970s, when tourism flourished in the area. Until this time, the city was in decline, as the Capital City, Nicosia, grew in importance on the island. Paphos airport is now the second largest on the island, and the city became the European Capital of Culture in 2017.
You can enjoy the beach of Paphos in the sun or hire bikes from the tour office to see the sites in the city.
On the fringe of Paphos is the ancient city of Nea Paphos (New Paphos) is steeped in mythology, with strong ancient links to the Greek goddesses Aphrodite and Artemis, the city was built next to a natural harbor. Nowadays, the site is open to visitors, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This archaeological site boasts outstanding archaeological park features extensive Greco-Roman ruins and incredibly well-preserved mosaics depicting ancient mythology.
Did you know?
Cyprus was once the wealthiest nation in the known world. It was during the Copper and Bronze Ages when the island's rich natural copper resources were exported to other countries.
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 short 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
Molly is a qualified and experienced Yoga and Pilates teacher with her own studio based in Cardiff. She holds a BA Hons degree in Human Movement. She teaches Hatha yoga to include physical postures, breathwork, relaxation and visualisation and meditation exercises. Her Pilates classes focus on the original exercises since she was trained individually before any of the big Pilates schools were formed. Molly is very passionate about the human body; what it can do and seeking out its limits.
Hatha yoga is not suitable for those with disabilities although spine and other joint problems can be catered for.
She was very knowledgeable about her subject and was very good at getting us to do the exercises and showing us how we could do them better using her techniques of energy lines and points. She listened to questions and comments and incorporated them into her sessions very well.
Dates & Prices
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|26 Jan 2020||CPKHP - Pilates in Cyprus - Without Flights||7||£799.00||£759.00||Book Now|
|26 Jan 2020||
CPKHP - Pilates in Cyprus
(Travel included - Departs from: London Gatwick)
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|26 Jan 2020||
CPKHP - Pilates in Cyprus
(Travel included - Departs from: Manchester International)
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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