Halloumi has been produced on the island for centuries, it is undoubtedly Cyprus’ most popular cheese and a staple part of any local’s diet. Delicious served, hot or cold, it is extremely versatile. Enjoy it grilled as part of a traditional meze, chopped in a salad or sandwich or even cold with some fresh chilled watermelon.
The most authentic Halloumi is made in the villages around Cyprus with sheep or goat’s milk, however it can also be made with cow’s milk or even a mix of all three. Traditionally it is made in special large bronze containers where, after adding the rennet, the milk curds are removed from the heat, strained very well and then wrapped in a piece of cloth with a heavy object placed on top to squeeze out any remaining whey. The cheese is then cut into pieces and submerged once again into hot whey until it rises to the surface, then taken out of the container and placed in salt and mint, folded in two and left to cool.
Insider tip: There is a popular local tavern in Pano Paphos, which serves oven baked Halloumi in honey for a taste that is simply delectable. Ask our reception team for details – reservations are an absolute must.
staff were very attentive and always helpful. The hotel looks awesome, room was very nice and brand new furniture with everything that you need!!
“If you want a modern, clean place with friendly staff then book! I highly recommend Elysia Park, I could not fault it on anything!
An all-round excellent experience, the rooms spacious and impeccably clean. The on-site restaurant excellent. The staff courteous and friendly. Thoroughly recommended. No higher praise than we will return (can’t remember ever saying this)
Everything was amazing from arrival to leaving. Cleanliness was excellent around the whole complex and our apartment was lovely. Staff were exceptional and nothing was too much trouble.
Exceptional – First of all I liked how modern and stylish the building overall looked and then the rooms were just as in the pictures! I loved how the room was decorated and everything looked fresh and new.
After a wonderful week long holiday I decided to stay out in Cyprus and work remotely. Moved to a studio apartment at Elysia Park which turned out to be the perfect work spot. Excellent wifi, the most amazing swinging egg chair (great for making your team feel slightly sea sick when talking to them on zoom), a pool for in between meeting clear your head swims and lovely cafe/restaurant.
Great place to stay. Excellent apartment. Very well maintained and clean. All staff very friendly and helpful in all areas. Great pools. Well stocked mini mart and pharmacy. Very positive experience and would highly recommend
We stayed in the garden residence and it was excellent – spacious and clean. Would definitely come back again! Staff are very helpful and the pool is clean and spacious! Excellent holiday resort – thank you
Elysia Park is a very nice complex of newly built apartments of all sizes, around a big pool and common area. There is a feeling of luxury overall, both in the common areas and facilities and in the apartments themselves. The staff and service is exceptional in all aspects. We enjoyed our stay and will be definitely coming back soon!
Amazing hotel in all ways. Very clean and new, amazing personnel, clean pool, good food. Best hotel you can imagine. I have no any ideas for critics, highly recommend for everyone while you stay in Paphos.
Superb apartments, spotlessly clean & so very comfortable. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment, spacious bedrooms, lounge area & a good size balcony, kitchen area had everything you need for self catering. Pool is very big & comfortable sunbeds too. This is our second visit & we would return.
“I never give a 10 out of 10 because I think there is always room for improvement, but this place is very close to a 10 (in my book). If you are looking for an apartment, this is the place to stay. Pharmacy, small shop, 2 gyms (hotel’s and a private one) and a cafe right next to the place, approx. 15min walk to the beach, quite at night, clean”
We really enjoyed our vacation in Elysia Park. The room was super beautiful and clean and the hotel’s stuff is very friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend this hotel.
“we will definitely come back again and again . Great service and wonderful facilities and magnificent staff. We got a 2 bedroom apartment that was fully equipped with washing machine and big kitchen”
“Perfect get away for myself and my husband…We loved this place so much we have booked a stay for Christmas and again for summer 2022 for my 40th birthday. Can’t wait to get back.”
The hotel is just brilliant! Very clean, amazing personnel, big clean pool. Just everything you need to chill on Cyprus.
Really enjoyed our stay at Elysia park, we booked on the day we flew and everything went smooth with check in etc. We were celebrating our anniversary and birthdays and had wine and chocolates left in the room which was a lovely touch. Pool is great, rooms are modern and spacious. Great views from the large balcony. On site restaurant serves great food and cocktails.