Almyra musician Alexis Goudas has created a special programme just for kids. ‘Master Time and His Friends’ is an original story in the Greek language about the seasons, the months, and their friends. Alexis will tell the tale, play music, and sing songs, too. Then kids can play a fun interactive game, take a selfie with Chrono Time, receive gifts, and enjoy delicious treats by Mr. Curabie. Gather in the Lobby for this special Story Time event on 29 December from 17:00 to 19:00. It is just one of many opportunities at Almyra for kids to get creative during the holiday season—and part of this year’s Celebration for All Ages.
Set your sights on our Christmas lights and join us for a day of fun at our annual lighting of our Christmas Tree. On the 16th of December, Art Studio by Arsenty Lysekov and Katerina Foukara will install a unique Christmas tree at the lobby. We invite friends of all ages to celebrate with us, make a wish, find the magic box, accept the challenge and win a gift! Rock Fm will be broadcasting live from 12.00 to 14.00 with Jason Collins and Simone Swift, follow by DJ Kellis until 15.00. Glühwein and Christmas treats will be served.
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.