From the moment we stepped inside the Athena Beach Hotel — wait, strike that. From the moment we arrived at Paphos airport in Cyprus and met the Olympic Holidays rep after collecting our bags, we knew we were in good hands. We were whisked to this gorgeous 4-star family-friendly hotel on the water in Paphos, handed cold drinks, offered any number of activities and diversions and fed until we could eat no more.
We visited Athena Beach Hotel as a guest of Olympic Holidays. The company books fabulous trips, tours, flights and excursions to Cyprus, Green, the Italian islands, the Canaries, Croatia, Egypt and more. This was our second trip to Cyprus as a family. I love how easy it is to get there, how manageable the airport is and the vast array of things to do, including historical sites, rugged countryside and relaxing poolside lounging.
I’ll be doing a hotel review and writing more about all the fab things we got up to on our visit. We took in not only Paphos beach and the city centre but also an outing to Troodos Mountains and even the mall (hey, we have a teenager. It was inevitable). Look for that soon.
Until then, I’ll whet your appetite with a peek at the hotel, the pools, the food and other things that provided fun and flair on our visit.
Can I tell you how great it is to walk in to the hotel after leaving drizzly England to this view?
We got to stay in 2 different rooms. Both were fabulous — one with an amazing view over the resort, one with its own terrace and plunge pool.
We were on a dinner, bed and breakfast plan. We loved how flexible it was. You can choose from some of the restaurants for dinner, switch dinner for lunch if you’re going to be out in the evening or pay a supplement to eat in one of the upscale restaurants. My daughter especially loved the variety on the buffets and the menus.
Out and about
Olympic arranges excursions — we picked up the coach for ours right outside the hotel. The hotel also has a great location. You can follow the picturesque beachfront walk all the way into downtown Paphos to the amazing Paphos mosaics, the medieval castle and the lighthouse beach.
Athena Beach Hotel
Theas Afroditis Avenue
8101 Paphos, Cyprus
+357 2688 4300
Have you stayed at Athena Beach Hotel or visited Cyprus? Leave a comment with what you like about it!
Olympic Holidays is offering 7 nights at the 5-star Amathus Beach Hotel from £3,612 for a family of three based on two adults and one child travelling. The package includes 7 nights’ half board accommodation in a superior room inland view, VIP UK airport lounge access, private taxi transfers in destination and return flights from Gatwick. Departures are available on 20/07/18. The package is subject to availability. For bookings call 0208 492 6868 or visit www.olympicholidays.com.
Olympic Holidays is offering 7 nights at the 5-star Amathus Beach Hotel from £3,985 for a family of four based on two adults and two children travelling. The package includes 7 nights’ half board accommodation in a superior room inland view, VIP UK airport lounge access, private taxi transfers in destination and return flights from Gatwick. Departures are available on 20/07/18. The package is subject to availability. For bookings call 0208 492 6868 or visit www.olympicholidays.com.
Disclosure: Our travel, accommodation and some meals and outings were covered by Olympic. All opinions are my own.