The island’s official religion is Greek Orthodox, which celebrates Easter – its most significant religious occasion – by the Julian calendar, and with a series of local customs in the week leading up to Easter Sunday. Aside from the church services, Easter has its own sweet and savoury delicacies and is considered a time to thoroughly spring-clean the home.
At the Amathus Beach Hotel, we also celebrate Easter in a unique way:
Holy Friday – 14 April 2017
A mini-bus or taxis will be booked by the hotel so as to transfer guests to St. Ioakim & Annis church for Epitafios Mass. Transfer will be offered free of charge to our guests.
Holy Saturday – 15 April 2017
An Easter basket with flaounes (cheese pies), tsourekia (traditional sweet bread), koulouria and red-dyed eggs will be placed in all guest rooms along with a bottle of water and a fruit basket.
During the afternoon, (16:00-19:00hrs) piano music will be played at the Athina Lounge. Later on, a bus will transfer guests from the hotel to St. Ioakim & Annis church (Agios Tychonas) and then transfer them back to the hotel. Bus transfer will be offered free of charge and one Easter candle will be given to all guests.
After the mass, Magiritsa Soup along with a small buffet with cheese board, red eggs, flaounes (cheese pies), tsourekia (traditional sweet bread), and koulouria will be served in Cyan Restaurant at the cost of €21.00 per adult and €10.50 per child for children under 12 years old.
Easter Sunday – 16 April 2017
A welcome Cocktail will be offered to all our guests from 11:30 till 13:00 at Kalypso Gardens in order to celebrate Easter!
Easter Sunday Lunch will follow at Kalypso Restaurant with a live entertainment show. A music band will be playing folklore songs accompanied by a dancing show. The menu will consist of refreshing salads, cold appetizers and hot specialties (such as whole lamb, kokoretsi, halloumi, sheftalia, Cyprus sausage and many more) and will cost €54.00 per adult and €27.00 per child for children under 12 years old. .
During the afternoon, (16:00-19:00hrs) piano music will be played at the Athina Lounge.
Easter Monday – 17 April 2017
Easter Monday Lunch based on the Easter spirit will be launched at Kalypso restaurant at the price of €43.00 per adult and €21.50 per child for children under 12 years old. During the afternoon, (16:00-19:00hrs) piano music will be played at the Athina Lounge.
For reservations and more information, please contact:
Amathus Beach Hotel
Tel: +357 25 832 000