Tired of the daily grind? Feeling the need to escape from it all but haven’t had the chance to go on holiday yet? The My Cyprus Insider team have located some quiet little gems to wash away those weekday blues!


1. Hair ETC

A new kid on the Nicosia block, this funky industrial-chic establishment is an absolute stunner in the looks department and provides a real creative twist on the typical hairdressing salon. Aptly named Hair ETC, you’ll have the chance to unwind and enjoy a pampering session in a cool alternative underground venue that oozes hip charm.



Run by the well known Marios Neophytou, kick back to enjoy a holistic experience where hair styling and hair care takes centre stage, but where you’re also given the chance to totally disconnect from the rest of the world while being pampered by a group of experts. Do keep in the mind that the venue can also be booked for events.

Where? 17D, Themistokli Dervi St, The City House, Nicosia. Tel: 99- 651581


2. Quick Spa

Feeling stressed as you’re dashing about running errands in town? What we like about this place is that it is exactly what it says it is – a quick spa in the city (also with branches in Larnaca and Limassol) for the modern-day professional that doesn’t have too much time to spare. Fancy a pedicure? You can dash in and out for pretty toes or hands. How about getting your hair styled if you’re off somewhere special? Sorted! And do you fancy a shoulder and back massage? Or your feet are tired? A dedicated treatment will wash away the tension of the day.



From traditional Thai floor massage and super effective organic facials, to a shampoo, manicure, hair set and pedicure on the go, Quick Spa covers just about everything! On your way out, be sure to have a look at their Organic Pure Care range of hair products: they’ve been tried and tested by our team and absolutely transformed our hair after a few months. And that’s not to forget their Organic ILCSI products which are used in all of the Quick Spa facials.

Where? 8A Mnasaidou Street, Nicosia. Tel: +357 22- 422422


3. Ninfea Wellness

If it’s ultimate relaxation in the heart of the charming old town that you’re after, this wellness and beauty care centre should be right up your street. Combining ultimate relaxation with expert beauty treatments, you’ll revitalize your senses and refresh your mind in no time!



The venue itself is a beautifully renovated old mansion in the charming Chrysaliniotissa area – just by the historic Famagusta Gate – and once you step inside, warm blue hues transport the senses into absolute heaven. Enjoy a sip of tea while you relax in the beautiful garden, apppreciate the relaxing music, and make the most of a relaxing essential oil massage or pampering facial treatment.

Where? 7 Odos Archiepiskopou Filotheou, Nicosia. Tel: +357 96-709152

Cover photo: Ninfea Wellness