The Santa Marina Retreat (formerly the Elias Country Club) has long been known to horse racing enthusiasts as home to many of the country’s best race horses. The Retreat incorporates the island’s largest stud farm and visitors can enjoy watching the 200+ horses as they train, are exercised or they feed their foals. There is the chance for all ages and abilities to enjoy a riding lesson or hack in the Retreat’s 150 hectares.
The Santa Marina Retreat has many exciting activities for the family to enjoy. There is a target archery range with the opportunity for older children (7+) and adults to ‘have a go’ with guidance from experienced staff. The golf driving range is popular with golf enthusiasts and is participating in the PGA approved Junior Passport Scheme for youngsters aged from five years of age.
The climbing wall at Santa Marina Retreat is the largest in Cyprus and has been built to EU specifications. It is situated under cover so that it can be used all year through and the main practice wall has inclines of 10º 20º and 30º .for freestyle climbing and a bouldering wall and cave. and a 10 metre high wall for top roping. The Retreat's newest adventure is the Sky Trail which opened last summer. This exhilarating ropes system is ten metres off the ground and features 14 different challenges for all the family.
For those who prefer to take life more gently, there are rambles to enjoy in the grounds of the Santa Marina Retreat or the fun of discovering the Venetian chapel using one of the ecological electric buggies. There is a natural lake stocked with Koi Carp that can be fed and for younger family members, there is a beautiful wooden play castle behind the Terrace café. The petting zoo is great for getting ‘up close and personal’ with some Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs including Wilbur who has been hand-reared, geese and some rabbits. For all the family, the Terrace Café offers hot and cold drinks and the chance to relax and enjoy the moment.
- Climbing Wall
- Horse Riding
- Koi Carp Lake
- The Farm
- Kids Play Centre
- Cafe / Restaurant
Don’t forget : Paphos Zoo
A fun day out in the Paphos district .
The Paphos Zoo set over a large area - and boasts a wide range of animals and birds from around the world - read more - above.