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.
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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