Experience traditional Cypriot village life at this luxury spa retreat, set in an ancient mountain range
The mountain spa retreat of Casale Panayiotis is a luxury hideaway in the Troodos mountains of Cyprus. The hotel is set in the midst of Kalopanayiotis village, on the mountainside of the Marathasa valley amidst spectacular scenery.
Each carefully restored studio or suite has been meticulously furnished, with most rooms enjoying glorious mountain views or a private courtyard garden. There are three restaurants serving fresh, nutritious food, sourced from the local area as far as possible, including the hotel’s own orchards, and all have spectacular views. A full buffet breakfast is served each morning.
There are miles of unspoilt nature to explore on walking trails or mountain bikes. Visits to local cottage industries or walks around the hotel’s working orchards are easily arranged, as well as wine-tasting or halloumi-making workshops to name but a few. Guests are encouraged to immerse themselves in village life; wander around the village and sip coffee with the locals, or visit the exquisitely frescoed UNESCO 11th-century byzantine monastery and chat to the priest.
Nearby attractions include the fabulous Kykko and Trooditissa monasteries and the famous Painted Churches of Cyprus. Fishing, hiking, rock-climbing, abseiling, mountain adventure parks and skiing in winter are also accessible. Casale Panayiotis is just 50 minutes from Nicosia, or 60 minutes from Limassol by car.
Olympic Rating: 4 Star
Official Rating: 4 Star
The award-winning Myrianthousa Spa boasts an indoor hydrotherapy pool and thermal suite with sauna & herbal steam experience showers and a snow cabin. A rhassoul mud cabin and seven treatment rooms, including a luxurious couple’s suite with private outdoor whirlpool complete the facility. The spa is terraced into the side of the mountain, surrounded by fruit trees and bathed in light, with tranquil views across the gurgling stream and topped with a grass roof. There is a gym and yoga instruction is also available.
Is open daily from 9am-7pm. Guests must be aged 16+ to use the thermal cabins. Guests under the age of 12 are not permitted in the spa.
- Full buffet breakfast served daily in the Troullino dining room and terrace.
- Byzantino restaurant serves mouth-watering traditional Cypriot cuisine. All recipes are homemade and freshly prepared. Enjoy al-fresco dining on the roof-top terrace or more intimate wooden balcony. Open every day for lunch and dinner. Buffet lunch on Sundays.
- Loutraki Steak & Grill is a Cypriot-style steak and grill restaurant, with sophisticated mid-20th century décor and glorious valley views. Closed Tuesdays.
- Pantheon is a casual dining venue with a large open-air terrace and fantastic valley views. Closed Thursdays.