The call of the beach can’t be ignored – when the heat starts you just can’t tear yourself away from the seaside breeze, especially since the pain of humidity has not yet set in. This time, I opted for a drink at the Athina Lounge Bar at Amathus hotel.
The great thing about going to a bar at a hotel is the meticulous and elegant décor and atmosphere, where each detail is rigorously attended to, and it offers great service. So, if you are looking for a night of pampered drinking then this is the place for you. Overlooking the shore, its summer terrace is everything you wanted and more for a break from the buzz of the busy Limassol nightlife. The inside of the bar is reminiscent of a very elegant version of a speakeasy whiskey bar, adding to the air of sophistication that permeates. Although it goes without saying that none of this comes cheap.
What this place can be recommended for is its interesting take on cocktails, or if you aren’t feeling too adventurous its comprehensive wine menu. I started off with a sparkling wine cocktail and went for the Spice Up Your Life made with Prosecco, Apricot Brandy, strawberry, and topped with chilli. The combination at first seemed quite odd, but it was odd enough to intrigue me into giving it a taste and it did not disappoint. The sweetness of the apricot brandy and strawberry made a great contrast to the tangy prosecco and spicy chilli that created a beautiful amalgamation of flavours. However I like my cocktails to be refreshing so I followed the first with an Apple Breeze made with Vodka Citron, fresh apple, apple puree, bergamot and red grapefruit. Each taste was a punch of summer breeze.
All in all, with unparalleled and unobstructed views, great service and atmosphere that is combined with great drinks I don’t see why Athina Lounge Bar should not be visited this summer. And with their no children under 16 allowed after 20:30 policy, it guarantees a relaxing atmosphere!
Where: Amathus Hotel, Limassol
Contact: 25 832000