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Minthis

Cool breezes bring comfort in the warmth of Minthis Hills, a romantic resort close to Tsada village, in the south west of the wine-producing region of Paphos.

Areal View of Minthis Hills
Minthis Hills

While enjoying the stunning sea views wedding couples and their guests can embrace the Mediterranean climate and enjoy the beautiful landscape of rolling hills, ancient olive groves and fragrant orchards. The resort is more than 500m above sea level, where the humidity is lower than in Paphos, and the breezes help to keep the temperature milder.

Olive Groves, Minthis Hills
Olive Groves

Those who love the great outdoors can find jogging, hiking and mountain bike routes while golf enthusiasts will enjoy a beautiful and demanding 18-hole, par 69 course that winds its way past a 12th-century monastery with breathtaking views of the Troodos Mountains and beyond. The stone-built monastery, Stavros tis Minthis, dates from the Byzantine era, and takes its name from a raid on the chapel when a monk hid the cross in mint bushes.

As for the golf course, it was designed by golf architect Donald Steel in 1994 and renovated by renowned course designers Mackenzie and Ebert, to be in keeping with the scenic surroundings.

Areal View of the Golf Course
Golf Course

The village of Tsada has a number of historic religious sites, including the church of the Virgin Mary Chryseleousa and several chapels. There is also a stone-built winery and a museum established in the former home of 1950s Greek Cypriot independence fighter and poet Evagoras Pallikarides.

The village is also home to the Aphrodites Rock Brewing Company, a family-run microbrewery and pub where the cuisine includes local, Italian, pizza and vegetarian dishes, with brewery tours available on weekday afternoons.

Grapes, Minthis Hills
Grapes in Minthis

The area is popular with special interest groups such as birdwatchers, hikers and astronomers, who appreciate the lack of light pollution, so honeymooners can pour a glass of local wine and spend a balmy evening stargazing on the idyllic south-west coast of Cyprus.