Put your golf skills to the test with a trip to the oldest course in Cyprus, Minthis Hills. Set in the grounds of a medieval monastery, you’ll enjoy beautiful mountain views as you play this varied course at 550 metres above sea level.
As you play each hole through the ancient gardens, look out for the grapevines, almond trees and olive groves. Watch out for the water hazards, steep valleys and the challenging uphill fairways at the 14th and 17th holes. Beginners are welcomed here, with elevated tees and friendly staff.
If you’re playing the full course, prepare for a workout as you go up and down hills. If you want to save your energy, there are buggies and electric trolleys for hire.
After your round of nine or 18 holes, return to the clubhouse for a refreshing drink and a bite to eat. For a more formal meal you can eat at the restaurant, or have a casual snack at the café bar. On Sundays, there’s a delicious buffet with salads, traditional dips, hot food and a wide selection of desserts.
If you’re planning to get married in Cyprus, you can even tie the knot at Minthis Hills. If you don’t play golf, there are also nature trails and cycle routes taking you through the dramatic landscape. Look out for waterfalls, caves and native birds. Before leaving, make sure you go into the Minthis Hills Winery to browse the excellent vintage wines for sale.