Almyra offers a full programme of holiday activities for our youngest guests. From Christmas Eve to New Year’s Day, you’ll find events designed to stimulate creativity and provide hours of fun. Kids can enjoy several crafts workshops, listen to stories, or take the Christmas Selfie Challenge. Families can play Bingo and take our Christmas quiz, or they can take in screenings of ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ or ‘Moana’. Gather by the Lobby fireplace for roasting marshmallows and chestnuts (17:00 to 19:00, 25-30 December, 1 January). And don’t miss our holiday parties just for kids! On Christmas Eve, we’ll play games, dance, and enjoy festive face painting (20:00 to 22:00). For New Year’s Eve, children five years and older are invited for a night of fun, including arts and crafts, a mini photo booth, and a mini disco (20:00 to 00:30).
Check out our full schedule of holiday events for details.
Guests of all ages are invited to celebrate the holidays at Almyra.
We feature sophisticated cuisine for our gala Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve dinners - yet we also have separate celebrations just for children. We offer a full slate of kids’ activities and events for all the family. We also invite you to take in our art exhibition, converse over a relaxing drink in our Lobby, or indulge in a holiday spa treatment. At Almyra you can enjoy the many moods of the holiday season.
Take a look at our Christmas Program.
Almyra is kicking off its new Sunday Brunch offering on 5 November at Eauzone, our jewel box restaurant overlooking the pool and sea. Start off by ordering a personalised cocktail from our Bloody Mary menu. After choosing a premium vodka and a base (tomato or V-8 juice), select a spicy seasoning for the rim, a savoury flavouring such as horseradish or wasabi, and one of ten garnishes. Then turn your attention to our innovative menu, spotlighting four types of dishes—eggs, toasts, salads, and sweets. You’ll find Mediterranean and Asian influences as we tweak breakfast favourites—try our signature Almyra eggs benedict or the dashi poached eggs with wasabi hollandaise and grilled teriyaki salmon on a toasted sesame seed brioche. Aris Droussiotis and a roster of guest DJs create a chill lounge atmosphere.
Service is available from 11:00-15:00; in the colder months, the party moves to Aeras and the terrace of Helios.
The Logicom Cyprus Marathon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place on Sunday 4th March 2018. The running festival has grown a lot in numbers in the past few years and is all due to its attractive all-inclusive package (technical t-shirt, free beer and many more), top-notch organization and electric atmosphere! It also combines breathtaking and historic scenery with traditional Mediterranean hospitality!
The Marathon
The Marathon starts at Aphrodite’s Birthplace, where white foam waves break on a stunning rock formation. The tranquility of this picturesque spot prepares the runners both mentally and emotionally for a great race ahead. The first half of the course follows a mostly coastal route and then passes through a number of traditional Cypriot villages. The final stage of the course is through Pafos city where runners will soak up the town’s buzz and beauty, complete with palm trees and luxury hotels. Saving the best for last, the finish is by the Paphos Medieval Fort where an entertainment like no other is there to congratulate runners for their impressive finish!
Side Events
On the same day, as well as the Marathon, there is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Road Race and a 5km Fun Run! These three races start and finish next to the Paphos Medieval Fort and follow different courses. The most popular race is the Half Marathon which covers an almost flat course and participants have the opportunity for fast and fun times, much the same as the 10km race, which follows a similar course with palm trees and cheerful spectators. The 5km fun run follows a route around the Archaeological Park, a UNESCO protected site, and is just a few meters from the sea. All these races conclude at the finish line where runners can enjoy juices, fruit, water, beer, music and entertainment. In addition, finishers can also cool down in the sea and soak up the majesty of the 13th century Fort.
Growth in Numbers
The last few years have brought a dramatic growth in the numbers of participants at the event. Many of the past events have averaged around 500 runners, however, the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon, on 4th March 2018, is expected to host more than 2,500 runners from 50 different countries. This is mainly due to the enrichment of the packages that are offered to participants and include a technical t-shirt, a supreme medal, energy gels, fluid stations every 3 km (water, electrolytes, energy gels, sponges & bananas), bus pass for the Marathon weekend, chip timing, finish line entertainment, finish line massage, fruit, juices and free beer at the finish line and an excuse to travel!
Why Paphos?
Pafos is the European Capital of Culture 2017 and is resplendent with beautiful countryside and historic sites, but is also a cosmopolitan resort with more than 200 hotels and is the ideal location to host such a multi-cultural event. The numbers reinforce the multi-cultural quality of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon with around 50% of the participants coming from abroad. Specifically, 1 in 4 runners (25%) come from the United Kingdom with the other 25% coming from other countries such as Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Italy and Greece.
The Logicom Cyprus Marathon is dedicated to Paphos born Stelios Kyriakides, a Cypriot that won the Boston Marathon in 1946. His achievement fueled American donations and he arrived back to war savaged Greece with 250,000 dollars and two ships full of food, clothes and medical supplies.
More information at www.logicomcyprusmarathon.com and online registration at: http://register.CyprusMarathon.com.
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!