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.
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How do you celebrate Movember? Grow a Mo! Men all over the world will be growing moustaches to raise funds for men’s health in November. Almyra sponsors the Paphos events, starting with an opening ceremony on Saturday, 29 October, from 15:00 to 18:00. Artists Katerina Foukara and Arsenty Lysenkov will paint a giant moustache on Almyra’s front wall. Meanwhile, in the entrance courtyard, the requisite barber’s chair, mirror, and razors will be on hand for shaping those moustaches; please make a small donation for the shave. Mo Bros and Mo Sistas alike will enjoy the DJ and beverages.
Later, attend our Pop-Up Moustache Art Event on Saturday, 12 November, at 18:00. Over a dozen artists will be decorating large scale ceramic moustaches in our Lobby. Join us for a cocktail and the charity auction of the Almyra Team’s moustache. Proceeds from both events go to the Movember International Foundation and Europa Uomo Cyprus. Produced in association with Movember Cyprus, Keo, and Round Table 1 Nicosia. Artists participating include George Kotsonis, Andreas Charalambides, Charis Paspallis, Yiannis Sakellis, Renos Stefani, Marianna Constanti, Yiota Ioannidou, Charalampos Margaritis, Stella Patsalidou, Katerina Foukara, Arsenty Lysenkov, Chrsitos Foukaras, Michalis Charalambides, Andreas Makariou, Sonia Hadjivasili, the Almyra Team, the Pafos 2017 Team, and the Movember Cyprus Team.
During the half term holiday (13 October-1 November), kids ages 5-12 can pursue manifold hands-on experiences in the arts. On site, we’re offering a drama workshop and photography classes. Our Kids Club also offers special field trips to studios in Paphos. The visit to Avgoustinos Pottery Workshop lets kids watch potters using the wheel, moulds, and their hands to shape clay into pots that they carve and glaze; kids then get to go on wheel and craft a work of their own. At The Place, Cypriot artisans demonstrate a variety of craft traditions, such as weaving, basket making, and icon painting. Then children ages 5-7 will make mosaics and paint rocks, while those aged 8-12 will learn wax painting and wood burning techniques. Everyone gets to try some tasty Cypriot treats as well. For details on schedules and fees for these and other Kids Club programmes, contact Guest Services.
After acclaimed showings in Munich, Berlin, Cologne, Nicosia, and Limassol, the photographers Nikolas Michael and George Pantazis bring their exhibition “9.251 km2” to Paphos on 8-31 October in Almyra’s Lobby. The title of the show describes the total surface area of the island of Cyprus, which the two surveyed with their cameras over a two-year period. They captured stunning landscapes and seascapes, recording the natural beauty of Cyprus as well as forgotten architectural ruins. The artists came to photography from different perspectives: Nikolas Michael has worked in front of the camera for twenty-five years as an internationally recognized model, while George Pantazis is an architect who has used photography to record building sites. Both live in Limassol. The exhibition opens on 8 October with a reception at 20:00. The artists will be on hand to answer questions. Prints and a catalogue will be on sale throughout the exhibition.
Contemporary Greek actress and director Lena Kitsopoulou’s short story “Karagiozis” (2010) will be brought to life at Almyra on August 27 at 20:30 . The story was adapted for the stage by director Andreas Araouzos, who is the founder of the Alpha Square theatre company in Nicosia. This production features Cypriot actor Herodotos Miltiadous. The story traces the dark psychological development of its hero from a traumatic childhood to a haunted fatherhood. Kitsopoulou’s poignant writing comes across in Miltiadous’s masterful performance. The story is disturbing and not appropriate for those under the age of 15. Presented entirely in Greek, the play lasts about 45 minutes. Join us in the Danae Room for a look at one of the latest creative offerings from the contemporary theatre scene in Cyprus—and a performance you won’t soon forget. For tickets and reservations, contact the sales office on 26 888705 or sales@thanoshotels.com.