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Hamam Omerye in South Nicosia

Exploring the Tranquil Ambiance of Hamam Omerye in South Nicosia

 

After an exciting weekend at the Cyprus travel expo 2024 The Luxury Travel Co team spent a well deserved break unwinding in true understated luxury. The Hamam Omerye was our Sunday unwind moment and one we want to share with you.


Communal chilling with friends
Hamam Omerye


As you step through the ancient doors of Hamam Omerye in South Nicosia, you're immediately enveloped in a world where time seems to stand still. This hidden gem, nestled within the bustling streets of the Cypriot capital, offers more than just a traditional bathhouse experience; it's a journey back in time to the era of Ottoman elegance and serenity.

 


The history you can feel from the walls
Stepping into the past

A Step Back in Time

 

Originally built in the late 14th century during the Ottoman rule, Hamam Omerye has stood the test of time, preserving its historic charm while offering a haven of relaxation for modern-day visitors. The moment you enter, you're greeted by the sight of meticulously restored architecture, with intricate details adorning the walls and ceilings, reminiscent of the grandeur of centuries past.

 

The Guest Experience

 

The experience at Hamam Omerye is nothing short of enchanting. From the warm welcome extended by the friendly staff to the soothing ambiance that envelops you, every moment feels like a retreat from the outside world. The journey begins as you're guided to the changing rooms, where you exchange your attire for a traditional pestemal, a light cotton towel used in Turkish baths.



communal quite area with private calming cubicles
The heart of the Hamam

 

As you step into the main bathing area, the gentle sound of water echoes through the space, instantly calming your senses. The central dome, with its intricate skylight, allows natural light to filter in, casting a soft glow over the marble floors below. The air is infused with the subtle scent of aromatic oils, adding to the atmosphere of tranquility.

 

The Decor and Style

 

The decor of Hamam Omerye is a true testament to the craftsmanship of generations past. The walls are adorned with geometric patterns and ornate tile work, showcasing the exquisite artistry of the era. Traditional Turkish lanterns hang from the ceiling, casting a warm, inviting light that dances across the room.



Heated thermally to 48 degrees the essence of hydrotherapy
The bathing chambers

 

The bathing chambers themselves are a study in understated luxury. Marble benches line the walls, inviting guests to recline and unwind as they indulge in the therapeutic ritual of the Turkish bath. The atmosphere is one of quiet contemplation, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and reconnect with themselves.



For both men and woman a magical ritual.
complete relaxation

 

 

 

Our visit to Hamam Omerye left us completely relaxed and unwound. This experience is more than just a spa day; it's a journey through time and culture, offering a glimpse into the rich history of Cyprus and the enduring legacy of Ottoman influence. From the moment you arrive, you're transported to a world of tranquility and relaxation, where the stresses of modern life seem to melt away.



A relaxing drink after a thermal experience. Bliss
A charming ending to a long week

 

Whether you're seeking a rejuvenating spa experience or simply looking to immerse yourself in the beauty of centuries-old architecture, Hamam Omerye is a destination not to be missed. So, why not indulge yourself in a little luxury and discover the serenity that awaits within these historic walls? Your mind, body, and spirit will thank you for it.



Images courtesy of Hamam Omerye Facebook page.

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