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Paphos Digest


Published By Mandziak Estate Agency Ltd. Trading as Fitzgerald Marketing Solomos Crt, 74 Ap. Pavlou Ave Kato Paphos Cyprus 8046 Tel: +357 26 930345 Fax: + 357 26 930929 e: web:

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Why Fitzgerald's? We aim to bring you the BEST VALUE properties in Paphos and now they are even better value... * A Safe Investment

Mandarin Gardens is situated in one of the most desirable locations along the south western coast of Cyprus. Here you will enjoy the most equitable year足round climate and the finest scenery on the island. Reference: 1558 (See page 6)

* No VAT charge to pay * Fully equipped * You can move in NOW Most of our properties either have the Title Deed issued, available or are in the final stages of Land Registry approval. Fitzgerald Marketing only list properties that are safe to buy and have a full record of any encumbrances on each property.

We continue to actively promote our range of top quality Cyprus properties on Rightmove Property Portal, UK余 Prian, Russia and Juwai, China.We feature properties in popular Russian lifestyle magazine, Moi Ostrov widely read in Russia, Ukraine, Bielarus, and Russian speakers accross Europe and Asia. In this time of economic and market uncertainties we strive to give you a range of top quality properties at realistic market prices coupled with all the legal quarantees and the Title Deeds

We Listen To You August is by far the most challenging of times. As the whole of the Mediterranean heads for the beach for a well­earned holiday, the rest of us cope with the ‘in­between’ state, battling not only heat and humidity but the general business slow­down in town. Coincidently, our northern European neighbours have the same idea too, and flock to Cyprus to soak up the sun and the sea… and just about dinner time, with the spectacular sunsets and cooling sea breezes, there comes a validation that it makes a lot of sense to have a house in this sunny island paradise. Where better, you may ask? Certainly Cyprus has a lot to offer anthropologists, archaeologists, botanists, business entrepreneurs or just to escapees from the big city yearning for a more relaxing retirement scene. Obviously, they have not reckoned on the August ‘in­between’ rule, where half of businesses close their doors and the other half seem to take holidays whilst at work! In the true Cypriot style however, you can have things done, though it takes some effort calling on business colleagues, partners, friends, aunts and uncles ­­ but it can be done. For Fitzgerald’s August was a busy time. We’ve been wide awake (it was not easy when siesta time beckoned) and we sold no fewer than five properties. Surprisingly, the buyers come well prepared, well researched and market savvy and most importantly, are very optimistic in their investment and Cyprus. Most found us through our website and are avid observers of the property market. In this most difficult of times and major market uncertainties, the appeal of Fitzgerald’s is our range of quality properties at realistic prices with Title Deeds. The Brits and Russians continue to be our foremost buyers as well as other buyers who come to us from around the globe; a recent request came from a Scottish lady currently living in Bangkok, to arrange to view our properties when she arrives later this September, and a Russian from Canada on a ‘flying 2 day visit’ to view his selection of our properties in mid September. The feedback is indeed positive and many clients view our website as an excellent introduction to the property market and to Paphos in general. Our high level of expertise in the Cyprus property market, pricing trends and judgment of demand has earned us a reputation for correctly judging the market supply­demand without the need for heavy discounting or ‘hope values’. We have the balance right and we are delivering what our buyers want, no matter what season of the year. September promises to be busy as well with a promising number of bookings taken already.

Many prefer the ‘quieter’ (and cooler) September to combine a holiday with a property search, and of course, Cyprus holiday fever will settle down by then so we can get back to ‘business as usual’ till next August. Elena and Bella, will be on­hand to help (Bella just returned from maternity leave) and once Anna (Mandziak­Fitzgerald) finishes her dissertation for her MSc Real Estate (due end this month) we will all be on deck focusing hard on continuing to improve our customer service and range of properties for our customers. Fitzgerald’s continues to be active in the local community and charity work. We were delighted to sponsor the ‘Help for Heroes’ concert in Pissouri amphitheater held at the end of August. As a former RAF officer and tactical co­ordinator on P3 Orions, help for servicemen is something I get excited about. Fitzgerald’s have offered to make a standing donation of €100 to the ‘H4H’ charity for each sale made, and for any introduction of property with Title Deeds received, in September. In the meantime, some outstanding examples of the sales this month are:

There is now huge interest in our Peyia Paradise Estate for only â‚Ź980,000

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Kissonerga Villa

Mandarin Gardens is situated in one of the most desirable locations along the south western coast of Cyprus. Here you will enjoy the most equitable year足round climate and the finest scenery on the island. Kissonerga Village is very close to Paphos town but maintains a charm of its own with many modern amenities. The detached villas of Mandarin Gardens have views to the sea and are just a short distance from the beach. There is nothing to do except move in and enjoy the serenity of the private courtyard that envelopes the front, side and rear of the property. With established gardens, swimming pool and covered terrace the exterior is complete. Natural tones and natural light permeate the elegant interior with inviting indoor and outdoor atmosphere that flows to the paved poolside entertaining area. The open足plan dining足living room extends to the garden terraces (living room terrace is fully covered) overlooking the swimming pool area. Striking gourmet kitchen is at the far end and is styled with granite worktops and a large breakfast bar. Entertaining? Formal or casual, you can plan a perfectly intimate soiree inside, thrill your guests with your courtyard setting or take your party to your fabulous

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roof terrace that simply amazes. The cooling shade of the rooftop gazebo, the sea breezes, the country views – enough to entertain a large crowd. What could be better than that? On the first floor three bright sunny bedrooms and family bathroom. The master bedroom features an en­suite shower and south­facing balcony. All bedrooms fitted with built in wardrobes. You have an utility room on the second floor, opening to the roof terrace. If you’ve been telling yourself the time is right to buy a Cyprus home, this Kissonerga property is value­packed to the core. Exceptional opportunity. Inspection a must!


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Lighthouse Beach Villa

This stunning southerly orientated villa and a perfect Mediterranean lifestyle can be yours today. This ‘one­off’ villa offers a flowing and elegant indoor/outdoor living environment amidst a unique, cleverly designed and carefully tended semitropical garden. The palm studded setting has been 6 years in the making and you’ll be surprised what a wonderful oasis of calm awaits you here, a perfect backdrop to your new home.Everything speaks of cosseted leisure, enhanced well­being, and sophisticated living. The ground floor offers a custom designed, open­plan kitchen/living area with an elegantly sculptured, designer, black glass breakfast bar, a gravitational point, from which to entertain and socialise. The living room, with two sets of patio doors, projects a fairytale garden ambience enhancing the indoor living space, with the inviting, sculpted, walk­in pool beckoning in the heat of the day. Additionally, a concealed extended kitchen area discreetly houses quality white good appliances and fridge freezer.

Featured Property The ground floor also offers a spacious double bedroom with its own extended pergola garden terrace and voluminous built­in wardrobes. A stylish bathroom completes the ground floor. The master bedroom is on the first floor in a setting of pure indulgence. Very spacious and full of light, it features a sculpted designer dressing table, a full wall of built­in robes and a full­size private shower en­suite. The bedroom opens to a rare, more than generous, balcony, screened to offer perfect privacy. Here you have enviable views of the lighthouse (900m), and the sparkling turquoise of the sea, a mere 180m away. Luxury Seaside Villa in Kato PaphosThere is also a discreetly sheltered, private roof terrace (one level above), a unique venue for that perfect tan! Fully furnished and totally refurbished, the villa is not new…but ‘as new’. Many of the designer furniture and furnishings are new additions, so you will have no need to shop… just bring your suitcases and move seamlessly into your wonderful new treasure.Viewing is a must! The villa is, chic, stylish, uncompromisingly sophisticated but nevertheless welcoming and could easily grace the cover of a fashion magazine. Make it yours… you deserve it.­kato­paphos/

Price: €389,000

Fitzgerald's New Properties Melania Townhouse €108,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 2 Chlorakas closest outpost to Paphos is Melania Hill. Here you have the whole of Paphos in you sight, the hills and the majestic views of Mediterranean coastline. Ref: 1544

Peyia Penthouse €139,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1 Peyia village is one of the most dynamic locations in the Paphos region and has been transformed into a fashionable destination. Ref:1538

Pafia top Floor €85,000 Beds: 2 Baths: 1 You are in the bustling area of Tombs of the Kings Road, home to the very best and most celebrated restaurants in Paphos! Ref: 1540

Arcadia Sea Side Bungalow €320,000 Beds 2 Baths 2 Villa Zephyrus (God of the West Winds) is part of an exclusive, sea­front, gated complex located less than 100m from a stunning Mediterranean mini­harbour. Ref: 1501

Kings Palace Views Apt

Pissouri Pine Villa

€75,000 Beds 1 Baths 1 Come to the tranquillity of Kings Palace and luxuriate in a private world of leisure and relaxation, grand views and stylish living...

€385,000 Beds 3 Baths 3 Green area at the side of your villa and pine forest in the front. Private swimming pool, charming garden. Two balconies with sea view... Ref: 1557

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Big On Ideas Our new office addition – a big map. After nearly 5 months of trying we have finally achieved our aim to secure permission to reproduce the Cyprus map on the office wall. A big thank you goes to the Lands and Survey Department and to Paphos 2020 printing works who were a tremendous help. Getting your bearings has never been easier! The 5m by 6 m map shows entire west end of Cyprus and includes Limassol where we aim to expand next. Even though it was a challenge to find the appropriate file, we see the map as a key selling tool which complements our primary activity and that is to sell real estate. Most of our clients are overseas visitors and many have major difficulties putting locations into perspective. For new visitors, Pachna, Pissouri, Coral Bay or Polis, for example, mean very little. The map makes it so easy to connect the location dots. The map shows villages and towns as well as sandy beaches, forests, historical monuments, elevations and, of course, roads systems. When buying property all of these are very important considerations whether you are looking for a holiday home or your permanent residence. Our clients are over the noon about it and so are we. Apostolos Pavos Avenue is a busy tourist thoroughfare and we are very happy with the location, but we did not take into account an additional very pleasant benefit of the map... a regular flow of tourist who just call in just to get their bearings and put locations into perspective. All are welcome!

Unmissable H4H concert at Pissouri amphitheatre Fitzgerald’s was immensely proud to be approached as one of the first sponsors for the August Help For Heroes (H4H) charity concert. There was a fantastic turnout last month on Saturday 24th August and the amazing Pissouri Amphitheatre – a modern recreation of the old theatre at Curium – was almost full to capacity. Supported by some of the islands best vocal performers, the programme ­ under the musical direction of Andrew Oliver ­ included many well­ loved songs from pop anthems through to classical arias. This was a completely one­off concert, probably never to be repeated. It was also an awesome environment to stand and share a message about the Fitzgerald business in front of the VIP guests – including Station Commander Akrotiri, Group Captain J Linter OBE & his wife Anne; Bob Humphries (Major retired), the events co­ordinator for Episkopi Garrison, Sir Michael Beavis KCB, CBE, AFC and the Mukhtar of Pissouri, Christos Foutas and members of his family. Daryl Fitzgerald had a clear stage when he announced that A.Mandziak Estate Agency Ltd would give €100 to the charity for each introduction of property with title deeds for a month after the Concert for Heroes. Thereafter the Fitzgerald presence was maintained by Lisa Sofokleous of the Hill View restaurant team, who is the company’s representative in Pissouri; she reports an excellent response. The offer stands for the month. The concert proper opened with Martin Rhodes whose Sinatra favourites are perhaps the most loved swing tunes of half a generation: My Way and more. He was then joined by acclaimed ‘Fusion’ soprano Tina Chester for the romantic duet: If Tomorrow Never Comes. Tina continued in a classical vein, finishing with Un Giorno Per Noi with young dancer Ella Simmonds providing a charming visual diversion. The superlative programme then continued with three moving numbers from Judith Evans Davies, whose wonderful Welsh voice inspired the audience; the applause was rapturous as Judith is rarely seen in such venues. Judith also donated her appearance fee to the charity. Martin then introduced surprise performer Peter

Hindmarch; only two weeks earlier, Peter had volunteered his services to MD Andrew Oliver, who cleverly made space to include a poignant song – entitled Afghanistan (We live for them) ­ for which Peter had written the lyrics. After a stunning moment of silence, more thunderous applause! A change of tempo was introduced as dynamic Paphos­based singer, Kaela Santosh immediately moved the audience into action with a giant Mexican wave around the theatre. Soon, with pop classics like Dancing in the Street; everyone was on their feet and, before the first half came to a close, Kaela had a massive conga line snaking round the stage. She was then joined by Tina Chester and Martin Rhodes for Going Home ­ a touching lyric set to Dvorak's Largo from the 9th symphony: From The New World In the interval, the Blevins Franks Champagne Draw for a magnum of fizz was well received; also the paintings auction and the Prize Draw. For the second set, the new­look Abba Dabba Do – also based in Paphos ­ entertained with songs from their new show; original partners Bonnie, John and Andrew have been joined by Jo Allsop who brings a real all­round ability to the role of Frida . The audience showed their appreciation by flocking onto the stage to dance and join in the final Abba classic: Thank you for the Music. ‘It was a truly inspiring and enjoyable evening’ commented one member of the audience after the last strains of the final number – Land of Hope and Glory, a hugely difficult song delivered impeccably by Tina Chester – had resounded through the amphitheatre. This was a wonderful finale to the dream which organiser June Ainsworth has long held – a successful fundraiser for the charity nearest to her heart: Help for Heroes. The event made over €6000 for the charity. Later Daryl confirmed in an interview with the national paper Cyprus Daily: ‘We are new to sponsorship of this kind but, as a former Australian Airforce officer – I was tactical co­ordinator on P3 Orions ­ I have empathy with the military service personnel whom this charity supports. We are proud to be involved.’

Daryl wiith June Ainsworth

Cyprus: more than sun. sea and great social life When people come to Cyprus to buy a holiday home or to live here full time, there are always a number of things that bring them to the island – those in the title being amongst the foremost reasons expressed. There’s also another ‘S; for families with young children, Schooling. The Paphos area has many good schools at all levels. Something that occasionally gets lost in the marketing facts is that Cyprus is also an island full of history with a patchwork past of conquerors and kings – Richard the Lionheart was married to Queen Berengaria here; in fact he spent more time in Cyprus than he did in Britain. Who can blame him? If history interests you and if knowing more about Cyprus of old would influence your decision to buy in what is frequently seen as a modern island with all ‘mod cons’, then look out for ‘My Old Acquaintance: Yesterday in Cyprus’; a book written by Barbara Cornwall Lyssarides; an American who came to Cyprus and wrote for many years for Cyprus national newspapers. Her prose is lyrical as she describes how things were in her time (1999) and earlier. You can find the book on Amazon. For an earlier view – and lots to amuse – check out a 1965 Tourism video One of our ‘Digest’ contributors was here at that time and says that much of what’s depicted is quite accurate and, of course, the north was not split from the south till 1974. In fact much is still the same nowadays; one of the delightful things about exploring the island’s countryside when you have decided upon your house, is that you can still find villages, for instance, where they beat the olive trees on ladders to dislodge the crop – although a modern slant has popped up in some places, where they stand on the back of a flatbed truck! It’s not just sea, sun and a truly terrific social life (if you want it) – Cyprus is also an island of history and mystery, which can still be discovered if you take the time.

"The Office" From the harbour walk up towards the Begonia Garden centre at the traffic lights and we are on the left just before the “Wishing Tree”. Coming from the Tomb of the kings turn right at the traffic lights (or cut through by the Roman Hotel) and we are a short way down on the right just after the “Wishing Tree”. Office hours are 9am

to 5.30pm 6 days a week with no break for lunch.

SUMMER MUSIC As well as Jezebel’s excellent pub compilations, these special shows are also happening in September For all show information ­ Ticket hotline for all shows and reservations ­ Tel: 99832538. LAST NIGHT OF THE PIMMS Saturday 14 September 7pm ­ Letymbou Tavern Britain's favourite classics starring Tina Chester, Soprano, and Andrew Oliver, Piano, in a quintessentially British concert of uplifting classics from the UK and most particularly those well­loved numbers that always feature at the BBC Proms. Tickets: €22 inc. dinner, at 7.30pm and show at 9pm Reservations essential ­ Anita 99945457, Antonis 99945457 ANDREY BLUES BAND Friday 20 September 7pm ­ Paradisos Hills Hotel, Lysos Paradisos Hills is a wonderful boutique hotel in the foothills between Polis & Paphos; stunning views; wonderful bedrooms! Great place for this intimate performance.Dine and dance to blues music under the stars with Andrey Stareyshinski's new band performing the songs of Eric Clapton,Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, Delbert McClinton and others. Andrey started playing violin at the age of four, went to a music school where he started playing guitar at the age of 15 and that was the end of his violin playing career! Since 1978 Andrey has worked as a professional musician, playing all over Europe and Scandinavia. Tickets: €19 inc. dinner at 7.30pm, show at 9pm Accommodation and local taxi service – Tel: 99595050 DANCING UNDER THE STARS Sunday 22 September 7pm ­ Y & P Hotel Latchi Dinner Dance with THE MARTIN RHODES SWING BAND Dine and dance to swing music just by the beach with Martin's new band. Martin, formerly a policeman in UK, has a relaxed style and vocal overtones of Frank Sinatra. Tickets: €20 inc. dinner at 7.30pm, dancing from 9pm B & B rooms available Reservations ­ Tel: 99885428, 26321411

The "Big Breakfast"

Out & About A Flavour of Paphos in Pictures

August is a month to relax, the heat and humidity reaches its peak and things quiten down except on the beaches. During all this though there was an exceptional turnout to the Big breakfast at the "5th Floor" in aid of the Archangel Michael Hospice.

Savvas Varges (Mayor of Paphos) with Mona Skordi

Out & About A Flavour of Paphos in Pictures

What's On with Jezabel Here’s an extremely small selection from the vast list of choices ­ at least a dozen every night ­ on offer at LISTINGS page. Make the most of it this month, as things will start to slow in October as the tourists begin to dwindle, and by November you’ll be kicking your heels again. It’s worth fighting for a bar stool right now! Rock FM starts a new timetable on Monday with Tony Newell welcomed back into the breakfast show hotseat 98.5 (Pafos) 106.7 (Polis) or Monday 2nd September Gaia Melodia at Hammam Cafe, Turkish Baths, 99821040 Tuesday 3rd September Julie Webster sings 9.30pm at 357 Bar, 25 TOK Rd Kato Pafos, 99960143 Wednesday 4th September Simone Swift 9pm and Michael Jackson show at Baywatch Bar, Bar St Thursday 5th September Eugene plays sax 8pm at Verandah, TOK Rd Kato Pafos off coast side (near Lidl) Friday 6th September Spooky rock­blues band 9pm at New Horizon Pub, TOK Rd Xlorakas almost in Coral Bay, off coast side 99831136 Saturday 7th September Opera Futura Verona and the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra present L'Elixir d'Amour at Pafos harbour 26822218 Sunday 8th September Groovejet at Aliathon Hotel Beer garden or Wild Horse Pub 99831136 Monday 9th September Juke Box Rockers at Haris Restaurant, Peiga Hill Tuesday 10th September Stammy at Get In Café, Mandria 99115957 Wednesday 11th September Take Two 8.30 ­ 11.30 pm at Queens Bay Hotel, TOK Rd almost in Coral Bay Thursday 12th September Dominic Holmes 8pm at Greenhills, Upper Peyia 99538077 Friday 13th September Military bands at Pissouri Amphitheatre 7pm €10 adults €5 kids 99934668 Saturday 14th September Stevie Dean at Ollie's Taverna Beerfest 3.30pm €10 inc. beers & BBQ

Symbiosis rock band 9.30pm at Rose Pub, just off harbour, Kato Pafos 99013187 Sunday 15th September Kaela Santosh as Tina Turner 8.30pm at Athena Beach Hotel. Monday 16th September The Abba Babes Jezebel & Lisa­Marie at Limani Amphitheatre, Coral Beach Hotel 10 ­ 11pm 99831136 Tuesday 17th September Chris King as Elvis at Blazing Saddles, Coral Bay Strip 26622466 Wednesday 18th September Easy Duo 9pm at O'Solomons Pub, Coral Bay (opp Coral Beach Hotel) 99842627 Thursday 19th September Mario Kombou as Elvis at Colosseum Restaurant, Kato Pafos €18 inc. dinner Talk Of The Town 7pm at Pissouri Amphitheatre in aid of Paphiakos Animal Welfare €10 in advance €15 on door 99151996 Friday 20th September Andrey Blues Band 7pm at Paradisos Hills Hotel, Lysos, near Polis €19 inc. dinner 99595050 Saturday 21st September Kyp on live sitar 7.30pm at Poppadums Indian restaurant, TOK Rd Kissonerga Sunday 22nd September The Babyloves Jezebel & Lisa­Marie sing Motown 2 ­ 4pm at G&Ts Bar, Polis Road near Tsada 99831136 Frontline’s tribute to Pink Floyd at Paliomonastirio, Peiga. Doors 6pm €15 inc. BBQ 96586891 Monday 23rd September Martin Rhodes as Frank Sinatra 9pm at Baywatch Cocktail Bar, Bar Street. Tuesday 24th September Andi Hobbs sings rock n roll 9.30pm at Evis Pub, Kleous St Kato Pafos Wednesday 25th September The All New Jersey Boys at La Plage, Latchi harbour €20 inc. BBQ 99948941 Thursday 26th September The Real Thing play the blues 9.30pm at Rose Pub, Kato Pafos 99013187 Friday 27th September Dusan & Isobel 10pm ­ 12.30 at Evis Pub, Kleous St (turn at Yemen's opposite Alexander Hotel) 26955652 Saturday 28th September Vacant (punk band) at Iron Horse, Pissouri 9997447 Sunday 29th September Black Cabb rock band 7pm at Orfeas Bar, Xlorakas Monday 30th September The Abba Babes Jezebel & Lisa­Marie at Limani Amphitheatre, Coral Beach Hotel 10 ­ 11pm 99831136

Paphos Digest September 2013  
Paphos Digest September 2013  

September issue - Monthly digest from Fitzgerald Marketing, Paphos, Cyprus. Specialist's in property in the Paphos region of Cyprus. More th...