Minthis: Effortless Luxury Living

Minthis is an inspiring hillside community, where every inch is in complete harmony with its breathtaking surroundings.

  • Awards
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2018 - 2019
International Property Awards
Best Leisure Development Europe
2018 – 2019
International Property Awards Minthis Five Star Award
Best Leisure Development - Cyprus
2017 – 2018
International Property Awards Minthis Five Star Award
Best Leisure Development - Cyprus
2017 – 2018
International Property Awards Minthis Five Star Awards for
Best Property Single Unit – Cyprus
2015 - 2016
European Property Awards (in association with Polisan Home Cosmetics) Minthis
Hills Highly Commended Award for Best Leisure Development Cyprus
  • Situated on 5 million square metres of land, 550 metres above sea level
  • Just 10 minutes from Pafos in the heart of the wine producing region
  • 3% of the land will be built on, the rest will remain natural untouched landscape
  • Part of a Natura 2000 protected site

An eden of discovery, wellness and adventure

The exclusive neighbourhoods and private homesites at Minthis capitalise on incredible views, positioned around the golf course, children’s playgrounds and world-class amenities.

Perched on a tranquil hilltop, resting in 5 million square metres of a Natura 2000 protected landscape, this authentic residential retreat offers true escapism and cultural discovery. Inspired by local Cypriot dwellings, the pioneering architecture is a unique balance of modernity, tradition and the natural world.

High-quality design that creates a strong sense of community and long-term value has been an integral part of the shared vision between renowned developer, Pafilia and world-class architects, Woods Bagot.

All properties – Residences, Villas and Suites – harmonise with the topography to capture the light, harness cool hillside breezes and frame the extraordinary views. Nature is an ever-present element at Minthis. The 18-hole championship golf course moulds itself to the landscape, passing walnut and fig trees, olive groves and the historic 12th century monastery.

World-class chefs use seasonal ingredients from the surrounding countryside to create dishes that are a fusion of modern Mediterranean flavours. Countless nature trails balance serenity and pathways for adventure — mountain biking, horse riding, hiking —while peaceful courtyards and gardens welcome outdoor yoga or quiet reflection.

Just 10 minutes from Minthis lies Pafos, a beautiful and vibrant city that is captivating in its contrasts. A cosmopolitan hub, Pafos combines stunning palm-fringed beaches, stylish boutiques, lively cafés and world class restaurants, with colourful archaeological sites, rustic tavernas and charming colonial backstreets. Add to this the city’s thriving arts scene – concerts, plays, screenings, exhibitions – and it is no wonder it has become a European Capital of Culture 2017.

Design: Holistic Harmony

The essence of Minthis echoes Stoicism, an ancient Greek school of philosophy, which encourages living a life in harmony with the universe and in agreement with nature. Just as Stoicism teaches, Minthis inspires a mode of thinking that counsels: I don’t have to be here, I choose to be, and to enjoy the instant of life.

In bringing Minthis to life, Pafilia made a commitment to sustainable design that will ensure a sensitive balance is struck with the natural surroundings. In fact, Minthis is situated on a protected Natura 2000 site of some five million square metres, of which only 3% will be developed.

The resort is the result of valued partnerships between the acclaimed residential developer Pafilia and several world-renowned authorities in their fields. The carefully-conceived masterplan was developed by international architecture firm WATG, who have been leaders in strategic luxury planning and design for over 70 years. Design and architecture has been undertaken by Woods Bagot, one of the largest architectural groups in the world and one whose award- winning future-orientated work centres on human experience and global communities. The world-class championship golf course has been designed by Mackenzie & Ebert, celebrated British course architects who believe in creating enduring courses that harmonise with the natural landscape.

The architects and designers travelled extensively through local mountain villages to understand the philosophies of traditional Cypriot architecture.The home at Minthis merge these time-honoured aesthetic principles with the best of contemporary design, creating refined cultural evolutions.

Ochre-hued limestone from the Troodos mountains, panels of warm Iroko wood, walls of glass, striking entryways, and light and leafy courtyards are just some of the seemingly opposing features of tradition and modernity that unite at Minthis in creating simple sophistication, and a unique harmony of intimacy and openness.

Investment: Long-Term and Limitless

Property options at Minthis are diverse and the build strategy is low-density, guaranteeing exclusivity, and long-term property and rental values. The resort is established enough to be a secure investment, but new enough to ensure significant appreciation.

The award-winning property collection, Residences, Villas, and Suites, offer a distinctive proposition to each respective homeowner. Add to this Minthis’ unique leisure options, and it becomes just as much a lifestyle investment focused on limitless enriching experiences as it does a long-term monetary investment.

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The architecture has the power from a humanistic point of view to regenerate you visually and sensorially.

Nik KaralisCEO Woods Bagot

Inspired by the traditional architecture we engaged the local Cypriot character with an uncompromisingly luxurious modern edge to create timeless designs.

Rob SteulWoods Bagot

Our work at Minthis has focused on making it even more beautiful by drawing the monastery into the landscape and opening views towards the Troodos Mountains.

Tom Mackenzie Founder, Mackenzie & Ebert

We use very simple architectural forms, which integrate into the landscape. We don’t try to dominate.

Ernesto Ruiz LéonMinthis Chief Architect

At Minthis there is a unique balance of personal intimacy and openness in the homes that comes from the light.

Demetris AshiotisMinthis Executive Director

Minthis offers a true escape, where you can embrace a new way of living that centres on wellness, tranquility and quality.

Elias Eliades,CEO Pafilia
Project Timeline
Resort official inaguration
Golf course redesign
Completion of first neighbourhood
Launch of villas and suites
Construction of wellness and plateia
New golf extension and practice areas
Completion of all facilities

Minthis Property Types

Minthis Residences

Influenced by the graceful architecture of traditional Cypriot dwellings, the Residences at Minthis are a collection of unique, customisable home designs that are built around key philosophies of light, luxury and landscape. Towering windows frame the views that unfurl before you, natural materials are tactile and authentic, and terraces and central courtyards invite peaceful reflection.

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Minthis Villas

The Villas at Minthis take full advantage of their incredible surroundings. Along with the incomparable panoramas, the layouts were designed for the modern lifestyle. Open floor plans accommodate both entertaining and family life, with the perfect amount of privacy; living/dining space, peaceful verandas, and an elegant private plunge pool.

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Minthis Suites

Nestled into the hillside these two bedroom Suites with communal and children pool combine contemporary design with modern excellence. The secluded and private neighbourhood is perfectly positioned at the heart of resort life, next to the Wellness Spa and within walking distance to amenities including the Clubhouse, Golf Course, Driving Range and our village square called The Plateia.

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Minthis Golf

A beautiful and demanding course that winds its way past a 12th-century monastery with breathtaking views of the Troodos Mountains and beyond, golf at Minthis is a unique and characterful experience.

Designed by legendary golf architect Donald Steel in 1994 and renovated by renowned course designers Mackenzie & Ebert, the course is a flawless example of their philosophy that golf courses should fit into the terrain, be in keeping with their setting and focus on the details.

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Minthis Resort

Explore winding nature trails by foot or on horseback and tend to your own vines at the Minthis vineyard. Spend some time at the driving range or on the tennis courts before unwinding at the ground-breaking Wellness Spa. As the sun sets, meet friends and neighbours for dinner and
drinks at the Restaurant at the Plateia or the Clubhouse. Life at Minthis is about enriching experiences.

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Wellness and Spa

The groundbreaking Wellness Spa is designed to maintain a strong connection with nature; overgrown grass roofs make the striking contemporary architecture, by world-renowned Woods Bagot, feel like it has emerged from the earth. Sophisticated interiors balance a sense of space and intimacy, materials are natural, the sound of water can be heard throughout and evocative scents fill the air.

Facilities include studios centered on wet and dry therapies, yoga, hydrotherapy, sauna, 25m indoor heated pool, scented baths, private reflection courtyards and a gym with yoga deck–all within the 2000sqm low-lying Pavilions.

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Refined yet relaxed, the dining experiences at the Clubhouse combine world-class food and drink in an atmospheric and incomparably beautiful setting. Schooled at the Alain Ducasse Training Centre, chefs make the most of the natural bounty and herb garden at Minthis, hand-picked nuts and figs, honey from our own beehives, to create mouthwatering dishes. The varied wine list celebrates Cypriot favourites and international classics, and our mixologists innovate with flavour and flair.

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The Plateia

Our village square, will become the beating heart of Minthis. The architectural aesthetic and quality materials complement local character–natural limestone, terracottas, weathered juniper logs– and water features replicate natural wells. Ornamental, indigenous trees and plants help it merge with nature. Decks maximize views, creating the perfect spots to gather under the shade and watch the world go by, admire the wonder of a sunset or the beauty of the moon.

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