Sunday, October 7, 2007
Pafos, Cyprus, is the legendary birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, born from the foaming waves of its shores. Almyra, meaning "taste of the sea", brings its own beauty to Pafos, transforming the resort experience and adding a contemporary flavour to a historical town.
Simple, practical and understated, the 158 guestrooms at Almyra - all of which have either Mediterranean or garden views - are about style and convenience. With a careful eye towards enriching the family holiday experience, the hotel has extra facilities for children, and many of the spacious rooms are suitable for sharing. Indeed, one of the Almyra's two pools is designed specifically for younger guests, and both are heated in winter.
Savour Greek specialities at the hotel's three restaurants, including a traditional "Ouzeri", and freshly caught fish at "Mosaics". In the evenings, capture one of Cyprus' blazing sunsets from the terrace of the Helios bar, and dream of the next day on this mystical island.