At Aphrodite Hills Resort, we are committed to minimising the impact of our operations on the environment. We comply with all environmental legislation and regulations and aim to protect the environment through the continuous improvement of our environmental performance.

Our Environmental Policies include:

  • Our Master Plan respects the natural landscape and existing ecosystems (ravine) and circulation has been designed to lessen the impact of human activity.
  • This approach to design takes advantage of the natural sea breezes and solar power to conserve energy.
  • Buildings are inspired by traditional Cypriot architecture. Materials include local natural stone and extensive use of timber; aluminum shutters are not allowed.
  • The colours of building materials are those which occur locally, a neutral earthy palette.
  • The use of exposed roof-mounted water tanks is not permitted; solar panels are placed with minimum exposure.
  • All equipment, including air conditioning units, are disguised from view.
  • External lighting fixtures avoid unnecessary applications of light to conserve energy and minimise light pollution.
  • Plot subdivisions have been minimised with the use of hedge planting.
  • All existing site features including lime-kilns, stone walls, scree slopes and rock outcrops have been preserved.
  • Extensive use is made of local stone in building retaining / feature walls within the landscape design.
  • Existing tree vegetation has been transplanted with a success rate of over 90%.
  • All existing vegetation in non-built areas is retained and enhanced where necessary.
  • All public areas are planted with indigenous trees and shrubs with minimum water and maintenance requirements.
  • Existing topsoil has been stockpiled and reused.
  • All grey water from the Resort is recycled and used for irrigation.
  • Extensive pedestrian ways and cycle routes give residents the choice to avoid using motor vehicles.
  • Hunting and grazing practices that used to take place within the area of the development have been terminated, resulting in the regeneration of the existing flora and fauna.
  • The use of the latest irrigation application systems makes efficient use of recycled irrigation water.
  • Aphrodite Hills Resort Ltd, the owner of Aphrodite Hills is the only company in Cyprus employing an Environmental Manager dedicated to the control and enforcement of our policies.