An art installation called “The Voice of Ink” invites viewers to meditate on the role of handwritten communication in a rapidly changing world. Artist Marianna Constanti presents a collection of ink bottles, quills, and other objects used to connect hand to ink to paper in shaping the written word; she accompanies these with works on paper that highlight acts of revision and blotting. If the art of the personal letter seems dated in an era of rapid electronic communication, artist Miriam McConnon Papageorgiou makes this claim directly in her “Lost Communication”—a large-scale charcoal drawing of worn and rusted post boxes. Yet she also stresses the value immigrants find in connecting by letter across great distances through “House of Letters,” a house-shaped structure she crafted from thousands of letters by immigrants from throughout the world. The artists will host workshops for kids featuring ink, paper, and envelopes. The exhibition opens in the Lobby with a reception at 19:30 on 21 October and continues through 30 November.
Our outdoor venues are bustling with energy this summer. At Eauzone, our poolside restaurant and bar, Wednesdays let you contemplate What Dreams May Come—over cocktails, light bites, and Greek and international acoustic music from Salted Bossa (19:30-23:00). Saturdays, Eauzone plays host to our Summer Soirée with a blend of drinks, snacks, and live music; bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the pool (from 20:00). Sundays kick off with poolside brunch and our customised Bloody Mary cocktail (11:00-15:00) and conclude with Vibezzz—a lounge-like party with beats provided by two local DJs (20:00-23:00). On August 7, we welcome the full moon with a get-together at our fire pit—kids can roast marshmallow while adults sample special sushi and gin menus (from 20:00). On 9-11 August, see prize-winning films from the Lemosos International Documentary Festival at Eauzone (starting at 21:00). For all events, contact Guest Services about reserving your place. Then sit back and enjoy!
Eauzone—Almyra’s stylish poolside restaurant and bar—plays host to a variety of events throughout the summer months, including concerts, film screenings, and cocktail parties. In July, we are hosting performances of the new musical “The Truth about Venus.” Based on interviews with residents, migrants, and visitors in Pafos, the musical theatre production explores how people think about beauty in the area known as the birthplace of Aphrodite. Local composers, musicians, and actors bring these legends to life. Performances take place twice daily, at 20:30 and 22:30, on 28-30 July. The production is sponsored by Pafos 2017—European Capital of Culture.The performance is free; contact Guest Services to reserve a seat. Our restaurant and bar will be open prior to each performance, so grab a light bite to eat and a refreshing cocktail as you settle in to enjoy a seaside performance under the stars.
Almyra’s Eauzone becomes a cool poolside lounge on weekend nights. On Saturdays, our Summer Soirée features the music of Tefkros Neocleous and his band. Hang by the pool, grab a bite to eat, and go for a swim between drinks—the party gets going at 20:00. At Sunday Vibezzz, you’ll groove to the beats of DJs Aris Droussiotis and Dragan Marceta from 19:00 to 22:00. On both nights, we’re serving mini burgers and sandwiches, light bites, sharing platters, and sweets and desserts. And our Gin O’Clock menu offers bespoke cocktails: choose from nine premium gins, four kinds of tonic water, and a wide range of enhancers—fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. Eauzone also hosts two special events this summer. The musical The Truth about Venus will be staged there on 28-30 July as part of Pafos 2017. And a documentary film festival will be held 9-11 August. Contact Guest Services for reservations.
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.