Cyprus may be a renowned summer holiday destination, but the sunkissed Mediterranean island exudes a unique charm in the cooler winter months. Day by day, the golden hues of autumn give way to lush vibrant green. The famous Troodos mountains also dress up in their winter finery come December, capped in brilliant white as the first snow of the season blankets the towering peaks. And in historic city centres and serene seaside towns, Christmas in Cyprus takes on a magical appeal, as cheerful festive markets and sparkling fairylands pop up on roadsides and central squares. What’s more, temperatures remain relatively mild in December – between 19° during the day and 10° at night – while the island’s notorious bright blue skies and glistening seas provide a magical backdrop to festive days filled with Christmas cheer.
At Kanika Hotels & Resorts, Christmas is one of our favourite times of the year. And we take great pride in offering our valued guests the most exciting Cyprus Christmas experience for the whole family. Here’s an insider glimpse of everything you can enjoy in sparkling festive style at some of our luxurious beachfront hotels and resorts in picturesque Paphos.
Christmas in Cyprus at Olympic Lagoon Resorts, Paphos is all about uplifting music, colourful costumes and heaps of fun for all ages from December 23rd to January 1st. Suffice it to say, the restless Kanika mascots have been busy planning for the upcoming festivities for months. And they’ve gone all out for the roaring occasion to impress our beloved guests with a special Christmas jingle!
No matter what your age, you’ll be singing along to your favourite Christmas hits throughout your Cyprus Christmas holidays. But before the jollities begin, you may want to head straight to the award-winning Serenity Health Club and Spa. A world of peace and tranquillity, the hotel’s signature spa is the ultimate relaxing haven away from it all. Try out the unique roll and lift facial or indulge in a chakra balancing massage. It will certainly get your energy flowing for a healthy New Year. Once you’ve rejuvenated your body and mind, head out on a group walking trip to local cultural sites of interest. Or if you’d rather explore the hotel grounds, you can learn how to decorate personal candles or create your own Christmas cards. To really get your mind ticking, put your knowledge to the test in a festive afternoon quiz.
Once the hunger pangs strike, the hotel’s lobby area is the place to be for afternoon treats. Indulge in Viennese pastries and cakes, local specialties and other sweet bites. All this, with live piano music to soothe the senses. Come evening, endless delicious taste experiences await. Travel to faraway Mexico, savour a taste of Italy and delight in the fresh flavours of the Mediterranean Sea. You can also savour all your festive favourites during the special Christmas Eve gala dinner, Christmas day lunch, or New Year’s gala dinner.
When you’re ready to let your hair down, the Xperience Arena beckons! Get your dancing shoes on for live evening shows including a Christmas Eve Gala Night Spectacular, Grease, Blues Brothers, The Queen Xperience and more. Keep in mind that the kids can also enjoy their own special festive fun as part of a Kanika Kids Christmas Programme at The Little Monsters Kids Club. Theme days include ‘elf day’, ‘Santa’s workshop’, ‘candyland’, ‘winter wonderland’ and more!
If you want to make the most of your festive stay, the Olympic Lagoon Resorts, Paphos is offering guests a special Christmas package and New Year’s Eve package. Prices start from just €299 per person. Find out all you need to know here.
There’s nothing more romantic than jetting off for a cosy winter break arm-in-arm with your other half. And at the intimate and stylish Amavi, MadeForTwo Hotels, love birds are in for a roaring Christmas in Cyprus. The hotel’s special festive programme will be coming to life between December 23rd and January 1st and is specifically tailored to couples.
Relax with a meditation class or couples’ yoga, unleash your creative flair with a flower arrangement or dinner table decoration workshop, chill out at The Lounge and have a good giggle with tons of festive games. You can even enjoy an organised visit to a local pottery factory. Or just snuggle up indoors with your loved one for a cosy movie night.
Days and nights during the festive period at the Amavi will be filled with the sound of music. The local Orpheus Choir will add to the festive cheer with beloved carols while harp players, violists and musical duos whisk you away on a dreamy journey. DJs will also be livening up the atmosphere with popular music and classic Christmas tunes. And because no loved-up holiday at the Amavi would be complete without romantic meals for two, gastronomes can experience the hotel’s renowned culinary offering with delicious Xmas tasting events and special gala dinners. Delight the palate with a Nocturne tasting menu or fire up your taste buds with flavours of Mexico at Ezaria. And then prepare for the ultimate indulgence at the hotel’s special Xmas and New Year’s feasts. Cocktail masterclasses and Cypriot wine tasting will also be giving you good rejoice in the festive spirit!
Revel in romance during the festive season at the custom-designed couples-only Amavi with special Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages. Prices start from €373. Click here for all the details.
Christmas and New Year are all about non-stop entertainment at the long-established Alexander the Great Beach Hotel. Fun activities for all ages and tastes will certainly keep you on your toes. Stay fit over the holiday season with aqua aerobics, try your hand at archery, and serve like a pro in a game of table tennis. Be sure to also join the Kanika All-Stars in a game of French boules.
Sporting fun aside, the hotel will be brimming with festive cheer throughout the holidays and special Christmas markets will be packed with goodies and crafts. Looking to indulge during your time away? Tantalising theme nights will be tickling your taste buds in the hotel’s restaurants. Tuck into the finest French fair and enjoy a taste of the orient at Asian nights. Or indulge in continental buffets and local feasts for a true taste of Christmas in Cyprus. Extravagant gala dinners and buffets are also planned for Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. For post-dinner fun, make a beeline for Alexander’s Bar. Here, the Kanika All Stars’ sweet soul music, cabaret shows, musicals and professional acts will liven up your carefree nights.
Of course, the festive season calls for a special glow. So be sure to make time for some self-care at the hotels’ Serenity Health Club & Spa. Get to know the spa’s highly trained therapists and learn how to pamper your skin for a glamorous makeover. Or simply sit back and enjoy a unique roll and lift using a Germanium wand for the ultimate toning effect. Feeling tense and stressed after the past year? An Indian head massage will work wonders. You can even give your tired legs a treat with deluxe hydrating hands and feet therapy.
Want to start and end the day in great festive fashion? Alexander the Great Beach Hotel’s special Christmas and New Year’s Eve packages offer a world of luxury and relaxation. Prices start at €240 per person. Check out all the details here.
Whether you’re dreaming of a romantic Christmas in Cyprus with your loved one or want to revel in the festive fun with the whole family under the glorious Cyprus sun, endless festivities await at Kanika Hotels & Resorts! Find out more about the unique world of Kanika Hotels & Resorts and its pioneering holiday offering here.
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