Cyprus Breakfast was created by Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), Travel Foundation, UK and Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) through the Cyprus Destination Partnership programme.
The aim is to promote local gastronomy and enhance authenticity in the hotels in Cyprus.
As from mid April, CSTI, under the coordination of the CTO, has begun to monitor the Cyprus Breakfast in the hotels that have been already certified to participate in the programme in Ayia Napa, Protaras, Paphos, Limassol, Larnaca, Nicosia and the mountainous areas.
The first visits were carried out at Atlantica Aeneas Resort & Spa, Nissi Beach Resort, the Anonymous Beach Hotel and Alion Beach Hotel.
These hotels supportCyprus Breakfast and showcase Cypriot identity by providing a range of local products to their guests.
Their buffet contains a significant selection of Cypriot specialities including the traditional halloumi and anari, traditional home made halloumopitta (halloumi pie) and eliopitta (olive pie) as well as fresh local fruits that link to authentic Cyprus.
In addition, Alion Beach Hotel is preparing a booklet for the better explanation and presentation of Cyprus Breakfast products to their guests.
The booklet will be on display at the hotel’s menus stand at the entrance of the hotel’s restaurant while an electronic version will be posted on its info kiosk.
On June 26, the CTO organised a seminar at Nissi Beach Resort in Ayia Napa for hotel personnel who assist and serve guests during breakfast. The seminar was for hotels that are either already certified or interested in becoming members of the Cyprus Breakfast programme.
The aim was for participants to acquire the appropriate knowledge to inform and/or to offer a guided tour around Cyprus Breakfast, explaining the historical, cultural and nutritional attributes of the products and recipes in order to enhance guests’ experience.