If you want to try the hammam experience or if you want to relax in an oriental style, I can recommend you the best place in town to do that; The Hamam Omerye baths, situated in the heart of old Nicosia. An impressive location dating from 1570/1571 when the island came under the Ottoman rule, it was built by Lala Mustafa Pasha as a donation for the city, in 2005 it received the Europa Nostra Award for Architectural Heritage Conservation.
Starting from the entrance, the building and the environment lead you into a peaceful and relaxed mood. The small outdoor terrace, suitable for two persons covered with long vaporous curtains, seems to invite you to spend some good time there, alone or with a friend enjoying a coffee.
The sumptuous entrance hall has some intimate rooms for relaxation and massage. In the middle of the hall is a fountain-shaped table, over which some golden balls flowed from the ceiling. Everything is just perfect for a luxuriant experience in a hammam.
In the bath room it was very clean, warm and humidity, the perfect environment for cleaning your body in a wet sauna, preparing yourself for a massage session.
Personally I was excited about the outdoor terrace. A really beautiful relaxing space, decorated with mirrors, back- seats, floor pillows, small tables, everything in a little green garden. I imagine myself lying there for a few hours with a cup of tea.
This amazing place where you can experience the oriental bath in a fancy, traditional environment it was definitively on my type. Both inside and outside decor is specially created for leading you in a peaceful and relaxing state of mind. Next time I will come for sure for a full experience not only for visit.
If you also want to treat yourself with such an experience, find below the opening hours and the contact details:
Monday & Tuesday: Private Date By Appointment Only
Wednesday: 10:00 – 20:30 Men – Women
Thursday: 10:00 – 20:30 Women
Friday 10:00 – 20:30 Men – Women
Saturday: 10:00 – 20:30 Men – Women
Sunday: 10:00 – 20:30 Men – Women
8 Tyllirias Square
Nicosia 1016 ,
Phone No. : +357 22 460006