Almyra’s name means “the saltiness of the sea,” and that name provides the inspiration for the exhibition “Saltiness” sponsored by Thanos Hotels and Resorts. Curators Nikolas Michael and George Pantazis invited Cypriot photographers to contribute images on the theme, assembling works by twenty-five artists featuring not just the sea, but also people and objects that suggest the flavour and texture of salt. The artists donated their photographs to benefit the Sophia Foundation for Children, a Cypriot charity that focuses on the needs of children suffering from poverty and famine. Proceeds from sales of the photographs will support the foundation’s programmes. As its work is concentrated in the slums of Kenya, the foundation buys beadwork from Kenyan artisans and resells the art in Cyprus to raise money; these works are also offered for sale at the exhibit. After an initial run at Almyra, the exhibition moves to sister hotel Anassa from 27 May to 26 June.
The gardens of Almyra have just received a major new addition: a stunning 33m x 7m infinity pool overlooking the sea. The new pool is surrounded by four new terraces for sunbathing. We’ve also added a shaded pergola, a covered lounge area, and a fire pit for cool nights. Grab a lounge chair and enjoy the sea breeze as it rustles the palms and olive trees fringing the terraces. Take a plunge in the pool, swim some laps, or take a dip in the sea. Our team will be happy to serve you a cool drink or a light snack. You’re also invited to nearby Notios for an al fresco meal featuring Japanese Mediterranean fusion cuisine. Book one of the adjoining Terrace Sea View Rooms, and you’ll have your own expanded terrace just steps from the new pool. It’s a new way to enjoy the chilled-chic seaside ambiance that is Almyra’s hallmark.
Guests of all ages will enjoy Easter weekend at Almyra. On Saturday, join our chefs in Mosaics restaurant for a Live Cooking Demonstration (from 11:00). You’ll learn how to make two Cypriot Easter specialities: Flaounes (pastries stuffed with local cheeses, semolina, sultanas, and mint) and Tsourekia (braided sweet breads). We’ll dye eggs and savour a light snack of olives and halloumi cheese. Sunday features the Family Easter Egg Hunt (10:00-10:40; free for in-house guests). Children are invited to the football pitch next to the playground for traditional Cypriot games, face-painting, and egg hunting! Throughout the weekend, our youngest guests (ages 4 months to 11 years) are invited to the Kids’ Club for all manner of age-appropriate activities involving eggs and chocolate. We’ll have bunny races, Easter hat making, basket weaving, and scavenger hunts. Contact Guest Services for further details; click HERE for the full programme of meals and activities.
Green Monday is a national holiday celebrated in Greece and Cyprus to kick-off the Lenten period in the run-up to Greek Orthodox Easter. Traditionally locals get together for festive picnics in the countryside, and feast on vegetarian and seafood specialties and Cypriot wine. At Almyra, we will celebrate the first day of Lent at Ouzeri from 12:30 to 3:30pm, where a traditional Green Monday Lunch (set menu) with live music awaits you. This year we will be joined by the famous Cypriot musical group, “Giorgalettoi”, a 6-piece male singing/guitarist group, and the oldest Seranders in Cyprus, who will serenade you as you enjoy your green delicacies and traditional specialties of the day. Make this year’s ‘Green Monday’ celebrations a momentous and memorable occasion for you and your loved ones, at Almyra. To make your booking contact 26 888700 or almyra@thanoshotels.com 
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Almyra is starting the New Year by adding exquisite new facilities. Our gardens are undergoing a major transformation: we are adding a stunning 33m x 7m infinity pool overlooking the sea. The pool will be surrounded by four new terraces for sunbathing, a pool house for shade, and an open fireplace for warmth. The furnishings will sport clean lines, bold geometric patterns, and the hues of the sea. The adjoining Terrace Sea View Rooms will feature expanded terraces overlooking the new pool. Book our fully renovated Deluxe One Bedroom Suite and enjoy the sharp look of the new wooden flooring. Our Lobby restaurant is getting both a new name and a new menu: Aeras presents Asian fusion dishes sourced from the freshest local fish and seafood. All renovations should be completed by the end of February. Come check us out as we celebrate Pafos 2017—the European Capital of Culture.
At Almyra, we approach the festive season with a pervasive spirit of creativity. Our Lobby is a meeting ground for global influences and local culture, with its sleek design forming the backdrop for contemporary Cypriot art exhibitions and its stage hosting an array of musical styles. The season kicks off on December 21 with a Pop-Up Art event; come help artists Katerina Foukara and Arsenty Lysenkov construct a sleigh with reindeer out of natural materials like wood and paper. Our musical trio will play well-known tunes covered in bossa nova, swing, and bolero rhythms. Nightly music continues through 2 January in the Lobby. It’s a great time to check out our Lobby restaurant, which is getting a new name and a new menu for the New Year. Aeras (“the wind” in Greek) presents Asian fusion dishes sourced from the freshest local seafood and served in shareable portions.
Come celebrate with us!