Cyprus

Hotels in Cyprus

Cyprus, a four-hour flight from London, has long been a favorite vacation spot of sun-seeking Europeans. And since the Greek part of the island joined the European Union, a flurry of stylish new hotels have opened. Among them is the recently revamped Almyra.

The 68-room waterfront retreat was designed by the venerable Italian firm Caruzzo Rancati. The hotel has creamy marble and wood interiors, a mod restaurant, and an alfresco bar with a DJ and dancing.

The 58 mod-rustic suites - most with butlers and all named after a Greek god or goddess - are perched on a peninsula just above Coral Bay, overlooking 3,400-year-old Mycenaean ruins.