Cyprus also offers some of the most favourable tax regulations in Europe, ensuring that buying property is a sound financial and lifestyle investment.
(PRWEB) December 15, 2009
Increasing demand for the complete five-star lifestyle package is boosting interest in Aphrodite Hills luxury villas in Cyprus, report prestige property experts Savills Select Resorts.
Discerning buyers are increasingly looking to buy luxury homes built around exclusive spa complexes and championship level golf courses.
This is drawing them to five-star Aphrodite Hills, the first integrated golf, leisure and real estate development in Cyprus. It is set on two elevated plateaus divided by a stunning natural ravine, “affording beautiful Mediterranean views at every turn.”
The 234-hectare luxury resort development has its own award-winning spa The Retreat, named in the world’s top 10 by Condé Nast Traveller. The spa is built in a classic Greco-Roman style and enhanced by the Thermae, a series of rooms of increasing temperatures; fragrant gardens, splashing fountains and outdoor pavilions.
The 18-hole golf course is of championship standard. Its 7th hole has become a talking point among golfers worldwide. This signature par 3 demands an accurate shot across the ravine, making it one of Europe’s most spectacular drives.
Property owners have their own village square and shops and access to the InterContinental Aphrodite Hills Resort Hotel – the first of its kind in Europe – with its world-class Tennis Academy and outdoor facilities.
Savills Select Resorts Director Pauline Bonanni said: “Cyprus has been a crossroad of many civilisations for millennia. Today it is a magnet for international travellers and discerning buyers seeking a home in the sun on a friendly island, renowned for its culture, history and warmth.
“Cyprus also offers some of the most favourable tax regulations in Europe, ensuring that buying property is a sound financial and lifestyle investment,” she added.
It is the complete lifestyle package at Aphrodite Hills that is proving so tempting to buyers – 340 days of sunshine every year, mild winters; swimming and water sports in translucent blue seas; hiking, cycling in the Troodos Mountains; warm Cypriot hospitality, colourful markets and fine cuisine.
“There is lots to do and see in Cyprus – comfortable driving on the left, English is widely spoken and the legal system is similar to the UK. There are significant tax advantages, especially for people thinking of retiring there – only 5.0 per cent tax is charged on pensions.”
Plaudits for Aphrodite Hills luxury villas in Cyprus include:
- Five Star Mercedes-Benz International Property Award
- Gold Homes Overseas magazine Property Award
- Five Star Bentley Property Award
- Condé Nast Traveller’s ‘Hottest Hotels’ list 2006
- One of The Top 10 Golf Developments in the World (A Place in the Sun magazine)
- One of the Top 10 Spas in the World listed in Condé Nast Traveller magazine
- One of Europe’s Top 10 Tennis Resorts, rated by Ace Tennis magazine.
Luxury properties for sale include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom junior villas in Theseus Village (€401,650 to €1.18 million) to bespoke two- to five-bedroom villas with swimming pools (€1.44 million to €2.98 million).
Villa owners can choose from 12 different villas designs – most with three bedrooms – from 130 to 350 square metres of living space. Their charming architectural accents include natural stone and wood, window shutters, shady pergolas, large balconies, open terraces, gardens and private swimming pools.
Theseus Village has semi-detached villas located next to a tranquil conservation area on the resort’s western plateau. Owners can choose two or three bedrooms in a layout offering around 171 to 191 square metres of living space. Each benefits from a beautiful private garden complete with pool.
Theseus Village also offers elegant apartments (around 91 to 143 square metres of living space), each with private terrace or balcony and its own parking space.
Aphrodite Hills luxury villas in Cyprus are easily accessible, just 15 minutes’ drive from Paphos International Airport – or 75 minutes from Larnaca – with regular flights from major European cities and other worldwide destinations.
Aphrodite Hills has been created by Lanitis Development Public Ltd, a member of the Lanitis Group of Companies. It was founded in 1990 and has been listed on the Cyprus Stock Exchange since July 2002.
The company plans, designs, develops and manages integrated resort projects, having secured the exclusive cooperation of strategic partners of international reputation and expertise.
For more information about Aphrodite Hills luxury villas in Cyprus, please contact Pauline Bonanni, Savills Select Resorts, 0845 505 6061, http://www.aphroditehills.com .
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Savills, a leading global real estate service provider listed on the London Stock Exchange, has been appointed as international agents to sell and market Aphrodite Hills luxury villas in Cyprus. The company, established in 1855, has more than 200 offices and associates throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and Middle East.
The Savills name has become synonymous with luxury residential property worldwide and the experienced international residential team is dedicated to providing a superior sales and marketing service. Savills is responsible for taking Aphrodite Hills to a much wider market and to compete effectively in both the emerging and established global market place.