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Issue 3 Your guide to living on the sea
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EDITOR’S NOTE How many things could possibly change in a year? Well, upon completion of our last issue, a bright sparkle shone a light on Limassol Marina in the form of diamond company extraordinaire, Graff. Bedazzled by the beauty of its gems, this new arrival was accompanied by a string of other welcome additions from the luxury sphere.
In this issue, we set out to learn more about man and the sea in an environment that continues to thrill and inspire.
Shopping isn’t for everyone, so our evolution didn’t stop there! Enter Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd with its renowned expertise in delivering food and beverage excellence. Εψιλον Resto | Bar brought an authentic Mediterranean flair to the promenade and has recently been joined by our very own beach bar, just steps away from our completed villas. It’s still as overwhelming as ever to walk through the residential area and see people leaving their homes for a swim or a workout at the fitness club. From land to sea, some of the world’s most prestigious superyachts are also continuing to pop in to use our services and facilities. That may appear to be all, but it is so much more than we had hoped for. You can believe in your vision with all your heart, you can work relentlessly to bring a dream to life but when it finally becomes someone else’s reality, that’s when its true value surfaces. Hop ON BOARD and join us on a journey of discovery, in an environment that continues to thrill and inspire!
42 01 Editor’s Note
24 Adviser To The ‘A-List’
42 Man And The Sea
28 Renewing Our Promise
50 Dare To Be Different
16 Drive In Sail Out
30 Life At The Helm
52 Boys & Toys
33 Experience The Difference Limassol Marina’s concierge services
54 Where Great Wines Meet
Introductory words from Limassol
Marina’s Marketing & PR Manager
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Limassol Marina’s unique villas on the sea with their own private berths
22 Graff: The King Of Diamonds
Introducing Laurence Graff
J ohn Leonida’s rise in the expanding world of the superyacht industry he Four Seasons Hotel enters a new T era of casual sophistication esponsibilities and rewards of a R superyacht captain
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A sailing-affiliated wish list of exclusive items from tiny to tantalising
Cyprus winemakers at The Deck
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16 56 Captains Of Cuisine
Meet the chefs in charge of the culinary journey at Limassol Marina
63 Your Space, Your Time
Sanctum Spa guides you to a healthier and happier lifestyle
64 Cape Escapes
A plethora of coastal beauties, waiting to be explored
68 Cyprus: Driving Ahead
Growing interest in golf in Cyprus
70 Exploring New Depths
New wreck dive sites off the coast
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74 Londa Hotel
Limassolâ€™s preferred boutique hotel
A display of world-class artists at the Limassol Marina gallery
77 Limassol Marina Directory
our guide to living, yachting, dining Y and shopping on the sea
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Equix Group Cyprus launches its bespoke services and luxury goods exclusively at Limassol Marina In a year of ongoing activity, Equix Group has launched diamond company extraordaire, Graff, world-class Halcyon Gallery, Shiraz carpet art, Zilli fine garments for men and a premium Cigar Lounge exclusively in Cyprus at Limassol Marina. Celebrated in the company of Messrs Francois and Elliott Graff, CEO and Operations Director of Graff Diamonds respectively, the arrival of the most fabulous jewels in the world added to an inventory of more than 50 Graff stores worldwide. Commenting on its boutique opening at the waterfront development, the company was “delighted to announce the launch of its new flagship store in Cyprus, continuing a progressive expansion of its European portfolio.” Throughout its rich history, Graff is said to have handled more diamonds of notable rarity and beauty than any other jeweller and continues to inspire and excite the world’s most discerning clientele. Other esteemed guests during the Graff opening included worldrenowned sculptor Lorenzo Quinn who was at Limassol Marina leading the inaugural exhibition of Halcyon Gallery, a world-class destination for art collectors, which joins international galleries in London, Mumbai and Shanghai. Shiraz, the world’s best collection of Persian carpets, Maison Zilli, the global reference for haute couture menswear and the Cigar Lounge are the latest additions by Equix Group. Elegant and adorned with sophisticated tasteful décor, the Cigar Lounge is characterised by distinctive elements expressly designed to offer a tranquil sanctuary, where cigars and quiet conversation can be enjoyed by visitors.
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Superyacht Destination Continuing to make history
When the first superyacht sailed into Limassol Marina back in 2013, few could believe that this would be the beginning of a new era for Cyprus. At 75m, M/Y Anastasia made history as the largest vessel to enter a marina on the island. The shores of this vibrant Mediterranean city have since been frequented by a string of distinguished guests. Four of the most prestigious superyachts in the world used the services and facilities at Limassol Marina within the space of a month. Second time visitors, 88.5m M/Y Nirvana, 72.6m M/Y Queen K and 99m M/Y Madame Gu, were followed by 119m M/Y A. And these are just a handful of more than 50 superyachts to have visited or signed long-term berthing agreements with Limassol Marina since its official opening. The new superyacht destination has stepped in to provide an ideal stop-over or winter berth, conveniently located at the crossroads of three continents.
Germania Nova Renaissance of a world-class racer
Fitting of a modern resort at one with the past, the stunning Germania Nova sailed into Limassol Marina this year, bringing tradition and history to the shores of the city. The 59.6m sparred length overall or 47.8m length on deck sailing yacht was designed using identical hull lines as the original 1908 schooner Germania, as well as the same sail and deck-plan. The skylights, companionways and deckhouse are true replicas of the original with a main engine and generators added to complement the modern navigational and communications equipment. Built in 1908 by the Germania Shipyard in Kiel, the original ship had no electric lighting and no main engine. The large schooner was a world-class racer and won Cowes Week in 1908, setting a new course record. When war broke out in 1914 she was seized as a prize of war and sold again several times under the name Half Moon – before succumbing to a storm and sinking off Key Biscayne in 1930, becoming Florida’s Seventh State Underwater Archaeological Preserve.
Mayfair Luxury Party Sunseeker London hosted the annual Luxury Party at its fantastic showroom in Mayfair just before the turn of the year, in the presence of around 200 guests from London and afar, including clients from partner brands like Backes & Strauss and Porsche. Now also home to Sunseeker Cyprus, the official distributor of Sunseeker luxury motor yachts on the island, Limassol Marina was one of the party’s principle sponsors. Launching four new models; the 131 Yacht, 95 Yacht, 116 Sport Yacht and 52 Manhattan, Sunseeker London was delighted to host so many guests in Mayfair and speak about new projects. Teens Unite and Caudwell Children were represented by both Karen Millen OBE Teens Unite and Trudi Beswick CEO of Caudwell Children. The BBC was also present, filming the evening party with special guest arrivals from Robert Braithwaite CBE DL Founder of Sunseeker International and friend of Sunseeker, Eddie Jordan.
Fighting Cancer with Music Minus One Concert
The first “Fighting Cancer with Music” event was held on the 24th of April at Limassol Marina in support of The Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society. In collaboration with the Bank of Cyprus, a range of fundraising activities, a live performance by Nikos Baliakos and a live link with Kiss FM constituted a fun-packed day for all visitors. In the evening, Lopodytes band were the opening act for an outdoor concert with free entry for all, followed by Minus One in a last appearance on home-ground before representing Cyprus at the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm. All donations and event proceeds went to The Cyprus Anti-Cancer Society, including a €1 contribution from each bill issued across Limassol Marina’s restaurants during the day, further which strengthened the cause. The event is being established annually by Limassol Marina in a fight against cancer.
Limassol Boat Show The first of its kind
The Limassol Boat Show 2016 was the first of its calibre to be held in Cyprus. Hosting over 66 companies from the yachting and boating industry, including diving, water-sports and fishing, the event was deemed a huge success and is scheduled to return again next year. Aiming to attract an increasing number of international exhibitors and visitors from around the globe annual, the Limassol Boat Show is further enhancing the island’s position on the yachting map, establishing itself as an up and coming destination for on and off-shore business or leisure in the region. With more than 10,000 people visiting the show, trade agreements and sales were concluded, with attending companies presenting a broad range of products, services and facilities, including activities, seminars and off-shore shows. The latest BMW, Nissan, Discovery, Jaguar and Mini models were also on display from main sponsor Char. Pilakoutas Group.
Light It up Blue In aid of autism, the myth and reality, the artist Elena Kousi hosted a musical event at Limassol Marina for the first time on Saturday the 2nd of April, in line with World Autism Awareness Day. With the support of the Association for People with Autism in Cyprus, the event aimed to inform and educate the local community on autism and proper treatment for the smooth integration of autistic people in a social context. The event, with live music by the Children’s Choir of the Music School of Kyriakides, Elena Kousi, Andreas Panteli, Natasa Chrysanthou and Michalis Mazoras, featured the popular and beloved actress Maria Ioannou. Face painting, Bricks4Kidz and other activities also took place during the day, with net revenue from the contributions being given to strengthen the Association for People with Autism in Limassol.
Official Audi Q7 Launch A national unveiling
Denim Master Studio
The first official presentation of the new AUDI Q7 in Cyprus was held at Τhe Yacht Club, Limassol Marina. The event gave guests the opportunity to become acquainted with the all new Audi Q7 in unique and elegant surroundings, perfectly complementing the Audi brand. The new Audi Q7 is a symbol of excellence in its category, with innovative technologies, advanced driver assistance systems and unsurpassed luxury. A never-ending success story: athletic, timeless, unique. A powerhouse straight out of the brand’s heart, written in the new design language, characterised by precise edges, lines and small radii. More compact than its predecessor, it features a reduced overhang at the back, enhanced sporty appearance, with more width, height and an even more striking presence.
In another first for Cyprus, Diesel hosted an open denim master studio allowing shop visitors at Limassol Marina to experience denim customisation with a group of experts. In a unique setting, characterised by the individuality and creative freedom of the brand’s philosophy, the innovative team offered a signature cocktail and gourmet mini burgers to all participating guests. The evening was accompanied by the live sounds of deejay radio with Evelyn Kazantzoglou and Nicolas Ioannides. Diesel is an international lifestyle company, producing a wide-ranging collection of jeans, clothing and accessories. Since its creation in 1978, it has experienced extraordinary growth and has evolved from being a leading pioneer in denim into the world of premium casual wear, becoming a true alternative to the established luxury market.
Rowing Competition The Sanctum Spa & Fitness team at Limassol Marina hosted an on and off-shore rowing event across the development in collaboration with the Limassol Nautical Club’s rowing team. The event was open to all Sanctum members and residents of Limassol Marina. The first demonstration was held on the water with Olympic rowing boats and the second part of the competition took place outside on indoor rowing machines adjacent to the gym’s facilities and outdoor pool.
Limassol 3on3 Basketball by the sea
Limassol Marina is taking part in the corporate games of Limassol’s 3on3 tournament for the second consecutive year. Set along the Limassol seafront, the last tournament was the first of its kind in Cyprus and provided an unforgettable basketball celebration for the whole community. Played out on a customised court specifically designed for the event, teams played on rotation throughout the weekend, to the tunes of a live DJ and with a crowd of enthusiastic spectators cheering them on. Limassol Marina was a social contributor and participated with a four-man team formed by its Commercial Manager, Assistant Marina Manager, Marina Supervisor and Marina Attendant. Originating as pure streetball, 3on3 is rightfully the worldwide #1 urban game. Its magic lies in its simplicity, straightforwardness and fun. Two teams, six players, half a court, one hoop and ten minutes of ball in, all in extraordinary locations.
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The New York Times Marina properties in demand
Mixed use marina developments provide more than just a safe harbour for visiting yachts. They provide a home, a unique and convenient lifestyle, combining waterfront living and yachting with an array of facilities in highly sought-after locations. The New York Times quoted an increase in demand for real estate in coastal locations in a recent article, with reference to Limassol Marina which offers apartments and villas as part of an integrated marina development in Cyprus. A rise in the number of wealthy buyers wanting to own property in coastal locations, as well as a global increase in the number of boat owners, is prompting international developers to create more waterfront enclaves. London-based property firm Knight Frank confirmed that: “Sailing is becoming more popular, and boat owners need places that offer facilities for maintenance. But they also want somewhere with increased lifestyle experiences, like an accessible location, good infrastructure, residential options and quality on-site leisure services, restaurants and retail.” Marina resorts also attract large numbers of people who don’t own boats but who want to live in a waterfront location. “There is a shortage of, and high demand for, space in which marina and residential are combined,” said Eamonn Feeney, Managing Director of MDL Consultancy, a marina planning specialist.
Christmas on the sea
PAG Boutique arrival
Limassol Marina has now firmly established the city’s first Christmas event of the year in a unique setting, with an impressive line-up of entertainment and in the presence of its property and marina residents, all project staff and visitors.
The exclusive Mediterranean destination division of the established PA brand, a household name in Greece for over 120 years, has now opened at Limassol Marina. The concept store is the third in the company’s glamour sportswear and yachting lifestyle chain, with the first two opened in Costa Navarino. A selection of highend sporting attire incorporates the new Marina Yachting Resort and Sport Collection, with deluxe brands such as the RLX premiumtechnical Ralph Lauren line, the ground-breaking Swiss ON running shoe, and the finest handmade Bermudas. The children’s section offers a range of premium sunsafe swimsuits such as Coolibar, along with an array of selective athletic fun games as well as the best and brightest brain fitness toys to uniquely challenge your brain in new and engaging ways.
Stephanos Georgiades, a local singer songwriter, was first to set the mood with a solo performance, followed by percussion group Batukinio. The Limassol Mayor, Mr Andreas Christou, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Limassol Marina Ltd, Mr Marios E. Lanitis, and Limassol Marina’s CEO, Mr Andreas Christodoulides, proceeded to welcome the crowd by switching on the array of festive lights surrounding the wooden Christmas tree, specially designed and handcrafted for Limassol Marina with a theme of helms and snowflakes. After the light show, Diastasi Children’s Choir and the Limassol Philharmonic Orchestra gave their own performances for the evening, in full view of the sea, the decorated yachts and a flyboarding Santa.
PAG Boutique joins WOO.MEN Italian fashion and Sunseeker Cyprus as the latest additions to the development’s shopping area. A Bank of Cyprus branch is also now available on site.
Monaco Yacht Show The industry’s event of the year
The last Monaco Yacht Show, held in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco, was a great success for the 25th consecutive year. Over 120 extraordinary one-off superyachts built by the world’s most respected shipyards were on display and 40 new launches were unveiled in a world premiere for every edition. The 500 world leading luxury yachting companies, superyacht builders, yacht designers, luxury manufacturers and brokerage houses were all also present on the docks. Limassol Marina attended along with Camper & Nicholsons International and Marinas. During the show, the team from Cyprus caught up with the stunning M/Y JADE’s team, including EKKA Yachts Cyprus Ltd, Burgess Yachts and Christie’s private sales featuring Graff Diamonds. From Cyprus to Monaco in just a few days, M/Y JADE has visited Limassol Marina twice in the past few months.
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NIREAS RESIDENCES Final waterfront apartments for sale
Following the ongoing success of property sales at Limassol Marina, a new range of luxury apartments has been released for sale with a record 60% reserved within days. The 29 sea-view homes at Nireas Residences are perfectly situated just steps away from the sparkling Mediterranean, with uninterrupted views of the Marina. The one, two, three-bedroom apartments and four-bedroom penthouses benefit from immediate proximity to both the city centre and the sea. They come complete with a communal swimming pool, covered terraces, private parking and storage space, all adjacent to the developmentâ€™s dining, shopping and leisure facilities. Apartments at Limassol Marina have already attracted buyers of over 18 nationalities. Of the 121 units delivered to date, there are only two remaining. Commenting on their high demand and ongoing success George Englezos, Sales Manager at Limassol Marina, re-affirmed that â€œthese newly released apartments offer one last opportunity for buyers to own a waterfront home at one of the most exciting marina developments in the Mediterranean. We have every confidence that the unique product offering and excellent value proposition will be embraced with enthusiasm. It is rare to find a residential experience in such an ideal location and with such attractive pricing.â€? Over and above the luxury apartments, Limassol Marina also offers a range of beautifully designed villas that are now ready to move into. The first phase of villas on the sea, with private berths or direct access to the beach, has been delivered and is already 65% sold.
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DRIVE IN SAIL OUT The ultimate in living on the sea, where you can drive home, then sail away from your own garden.
Our vision was to provide an exclusive ‘living on the sea’ experience with multiple choices every day.
Cyprus has joined some of the most popular destinations in redefining the term ‘marina’. No longer simply a place to moor vessels of every size, shape and function marinas are now vibrant waterfront communities with stylish residential, retail and service facilities. Visit Limassol Marina and you will find a dream come true: an exclusive luxury development offering private berths attached to individually designed villas just a stone’s throw away from a vibrant city.
There is no doubt that the world’s astute investors search for marina properties with flexibility in design, functionality and appeal in significant global locations and vibrant localities. Clients vary from shrewd boating enthusiasts with 12m cruisers to ‘A List’ 110m ‘superyacht’ owners. Few marinas can offer that scale of mooring linked to a residential property, which is why Limassol Marina is unique in the Mediterranean. Already home to a growing community of residents, the exciting new integrated marina development offers deluxe-specification property with private berths and a full service facility over and above the global level of expectancy. The design and planning, both internal and external, is of an exceptionally high standard across the
entire range of stunning accommodation. Properties sit effortlessly on the water, enhancing the natural beauty of the area. There is an aura surrounding the Marina which is unmistakable: captivating yet tranquil. Yiorgos Georghiou, Sales Director at Limassol Marina says: “The expectations of discerning clients are very specific, so we needed to combine the best of everything in our design and construction. Limassol is the only ‘superyacht’ facility in Cyprus able to accommodate 110m yachts - and the only residential development in the region offering private berths attached to each individual property. The prospect of owning a spectacular and convenient on-your-doorstep ‘villa berth’ (for yachts from 12m to 60m) is particularly attractive - especially to the serious water sport enthusiast. “The prospect of driving up to one door of your home and sailing away from another is something dreams are made of! We have also factored in a unique commercial aspect to the lifestyle elements and believe we have created the ultimate Mediterranean marina package. The exclusive villas, built on what feels like private islands, represent the pinnacle of waterside living, showcasing the finest in local craft and design.”
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Situated just a five-minute stroll from Limassol’s cosmopolitan town centre, with all its facilities, makes this an enviable location. In the heart of the island’s second largest conurbation, the Marina offers a rich and vibrant choice of entertainment. However, discerning Marina owners and their guests have the option of enjoying the privacy of their own property, mingling with the eclectic Marina community and all its facilities or venturing further afield. Yiorgos explains: “Yes, the town is close but we wanted to provide our clients with everything they could wish for right outside their door: exclusive shops, the finest restaurants, a spa and fitness club, cafés and bars. Our vision was to provide an exclusive ‘living on the sea’ experience with multiple choices every day. Go sailing, relax at home or on the beach, stroll to the heart of the Marina for a coffee with friends, a nice lunch, a dose of culture or maybe some designer shopping. “Our vision was to ensure the commercial aspect could supply everything our residents would require to complement their lifestyle and needs. They also have access to a fibre optic network providing high speed broadband, wireless internet, telephone and IPTV. From home to berth, every potential convenience has been considered, including maintenance, fuel, access, securi-
ty and transportation. We have a bank, a boutique minimarket, pharmacy, car-rental service, a chandlery and a helipad. There is a 24-hour reception and concierge service and, like the two airports, the marina is also an official entry point to Cyprus making it particularly attractive to incoming mariners.”
The villas with private berths will be fully completed by the end of the year with a majority now delivered and 65% of the completed phase already sold. The residential offering encompasses luxury apartments through to magnificent villas on the sea with value added packages including Cypriot residence permits and citizenship. Yiorgos reflects: “We began construction in May of 2010 and the first properties were delivered to their owners in January 2013: in April that year we also welcomed our first yachts. Even in the early stages there was so much interest. I remember standing on the shoreline with a potential client, plans-in-hand, pointing to a small fishing boat about 150m off-shore. I said: ‘Your villa will be approximately in that position.’ An amusing and strange situation, but he bought off-plan and last year I opened the door to his villa and welcomed the family to their new home. Their boat is now just two steps away from the edge of their property
and the marina is the only place in Cyprus able to offer that luxury. Perhaps in the past people did not believe that Cyprus would have such a facility but it’s here and we are very proud of our achievement and what it contributes to the island. The future is positive, mainly because we offer something completely different from the mainstream market and constantly receive a host of enquiries and visitors. Investors can really see and appreciate the potential of the opportunity in front of them. They also value the confidence and reliability of the companies behind the project.”
When the final phase of the superb residential development is completed, it will mark the end of an amazing journey of vision, foresight, planning and detail: a balanced mix of exclusive villas - some with private berths, others with beach front access - coupled with luxury apartments. The Marina also offers a rental and management service which is attracting considerable interest, especially from the high-end market. Now widely acknowledged as the most desirable property location on the island, it is an obvious investment prospect with universal appeal. To date, 18 different nationalities have purchased properties at Limassol Marina and are enjoying the unique lifestyle. This new maritime destination in the Mediterranean has, in a short time, become internationally acclaimed and recognised on both the nautical and real estate maps. While the venture has enhanced the Cyprus tourism market it has also increased confidence in the investment viability of the island. Property sales in Cyprus are steadily on the increase and
Elegant living, stylish design and the perfect location is a universally attractive proposition coupled with the almost perfect year-round climate.
Limassol Marina is a perfect example of why this is occurring. Elegant living, stylish design and the perfect location is a universally attractive proposition; coupled with the almost perfect yearround climate it is easy to understand the appeal. A stroll around the delightful Marina endorses this and shows how easily the residents and visitors have taken to the ‘living on the sea’ lifestyle. Cyprus has always been known as the Mediterranean island at the crossroads of three continents. Now it is also being celebrated as a destination of preference. Investing in Limassol Marina is a life-changing decision where home is defined by a drive in, sail out experience. For a private viewing contact +357 25 020 020
Graff: The KinG of Diamonds
In the glamorous world of exclusive designer jewellery, the name ‘Graff’ is synonymous with rare gems as well as the finest craftsmanship. Limassol Marina invites you to explore the world of Graff in a boutique dedicated to this world-famous house of diamonds.
raff is a household name among kings, queens and heads of state around the world. Laurence Graff’s title, King of Diamonds, says it all. It reflects decades of not only being surrounded by the rarest and finest of such gems, but also his successful crafting, setting, buying and selling of world-famous diamond pieces of art. However, knowing Graff as a purveyor of legendary jewels of unparalleled perfection and breathtaking scale is only part of his dazzling story – a story of passion, ambition, and uncompromising commitment to the highest quality standards.
in Hatton Garden, London’s famous jewellery quarter and centre of the UK diamond trade. In 1960, when he was only 22 years old, he founded Graff and soon had two jewellery shops, including his own in Hatton Garden. With nerves of steel
Graff’s passion for gems combined with his exceptional business acumen mapped out his extraordinary journey from London’s East End to the wider global arena where celebrities and dignitaries meet.
Graff’s name is synonymous with unique pieces of jewellery and the most famous diamonds in the world
Gifted & Passionate
Laurence Graff, the diamantaire, was not born into the business – but his affinity to it was obvious from a young age, when he left school at 15 to become an apprentice. Before long he was repairing jewellery and creating small pieces of his own, which he sold independently to jewellers all over England. By all accounts, he is considered a self-taught gemmologist; but he learned from the best – the jewellers
and an uncanny sixth sense about diamonds, it was clear that Graff had a rare gift. Combined with confidence and perseverance, it drove him forward at an unstoppable rate. ‘The sky’s the limit’ was not only his motto, it was a mindset that ultimately made his name synonymous with unique pieces of jewellery and the most famous diamonds in the world.
An Eye For Beauty
Graff’s name is linked with the iconic ‘Hair and Jewel’ coiffure, created and captured in 1970 in a black and white image that has made fashion, diamond and advertising history. In the photo, a model flaunts an elaborate hairstyle inspired by the hair fashion of the 18th century Court of Versailles, with different ultra-feminine diamond
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creations worth one million dollars adorning the hair loops. To celebrate 60 years in business, Graff decided to outdo himself with a 2013 followup to ‘Hair and Jewel’, this time adorned with half a billion dollars worth of gems. Today Graff Diamonds is involved in every stage of the jewellery industry, from sourcing rough gems to cutting, polishing and setting them to deliver unique pieces with the Graff signature. Over 50 Graff stores can be found around the world, with one such diamond lovers’ paradise waiting to be explored at Limassol Marina.
Documenting The Magic
To provide insight into Graff’s career and capture the story behind world-famous jewels, a new book entitled simply ‘GRAFF’ was published and released by Rizzoli. With 272 pages and 193 colour black & white photos, this is a unique and mesmerising tome that records history in a most enchanting format. It includes an interview with Laurence Graff himself, and a selection of images from his personal archives, which show his
family’s beginnings in London. It also presents the best of the House of Graff, as well as intriguing gems that have defined the industry. Among them are stunning photographs that offer a close encounter with extraordinary stones such as the 603-carat Lesotho Promise – to which Graff dedicated many months before finally transforming it into a necklace of 26 flawless diamonds. Also illustrated is the 118.08-carat Delaire Sunrise, the largest square Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond in the world, and the 102.79-carat Graff Constellation, the largest D Flawless round diamond in the world.
jewellery design and extraordinary timepieces. The book can be purchased for the price of €85 at Limassol Marina’s exclusive store, located in the luxury shopping area just a few steps away from the central square. Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Graff’s charitable foundation, FACET, which supports the education, health and well-being of the people of sub-Saharan Africa from where Graff sources many of its beautiful stones.
The book also features a foreword by Suzy Menkes, OBE, a British journalist and esteemed fashion critic with notable credits that include Vogue, The Times, International New York Times, and Harper’s Bazaar. GRAFF, the book, is an extract from the life and work of Laurence Graff and a must-have for anyone fascinated by the magic of diamonds,
Tel: +357 25 354 040 www.graffdiamonds.com
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text by Sophia Paraskeva
Adviser to the ‘A-List’ Lawyer John Leonida counsels many of the world’s leading superyacht builders, owners and designers. Cypriot by birth, he is also an aficionado of the maritime lifestyle. Here, he lets us glimpse a light-hearted but sincere slice of his life – and his positive assessment of Limassol Marina.
It was that time of the year again! A pristine line-up of superyachts, a fleet of gleaming Rolls-Royces, a never-ending flow of champagne, red carpets, dock-side parties and charming industry professionals. It was none other than Boat International’s spectacular Rendezvous in Monaco. For the second consecutive year, Limassol Marina were there as a sponsor alongside our partner Camper & Nicholsons Marinas. The trip promised to be as fun-packed as ever, particularly for me. Sipping my gold-flake champagne on the terrace of the Hotel de Paris after the ShowBoats Design Awards, an acquaintance introduced me to what I can only describe as the quirkiest version of a dapper man I have come across in my life. Smooth, jovial and witty, I was instantly taken by his charisma and genuinely startled by his tone and humour. It was so familiar. I knew him, surely I did. It felt as if I had known him for years. “Where are you from?” I asked. “London, but originally Cyprus,” he said with a childlike grin peering from under his well-groomed moustache. The standard Cypriot joke, that half way into a conversation you usually discover someone is your relative, or as good as, began to ring true very quickly. Not only did John have roots in Limassol, his aunty Christine Sergides had been my favourite teacher at school and his cousins were old friends and classmates. He was one of us! And he had mastered a segment of the industry most in Cyprus were only just beginning to grasp. John Leonida was our home town boy turned superyacht lawyer. I just had to find out more.
Drawn To The Sea
It was almost inevitable that John would find his way to the sea! His family history had always been connected to boats. Born in South London to Cypriot parents, he experienced Deptford and Surrey Docks before their gentrification when, in the 1960s, they were hardworking shipping and
cargo centres. Before London’s docks were closed, his playground was the maritime heartland of London: Greenwich. Discovering new stories of exploration in the halls of the National Maritime Museum or standing on the foredeck of the nineteenth century tea clipper Cutty Sark, John was always fascinated by boats. He also remembers the boating lake in Greenwich Park, where he and his father would launch a battery-powered toy yacht. Who would have guessed that some 30 years later the real thing would be an integral part of John’s life? Although his family was originally from Kalopanayotis in the Troodos mountains, several of John’s uncles and his godfather settled in Limassol, a place he always considered his coastal home. Many summers were spent there in the 1970s and 1980s, with John watching the cargo ships plying Limassol Harbour. An economist by training, he served with Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, working on trade development. His move to the legal profession came late, qualifying in 1996. He eventually ‘washed ashore’ at what was then a small specialist marine and insurance firm in the City of London, Clyde & Co. The company went on to develop as a major force, with 45 offices globally and almost 400 partners - of which John became partner number 60 in 2003. He advised on his first superyacht transaction in 1998 - the US$2m sale and purchase of a Sunseeker Predator 80 – and today counsels many of the superyacht world’s leading yacht builders, owners and designers. John is in considerable demand at international symposia and regularly writes for the leading superyacht publications. As much known for his legal skills as his articles and eccentric Twitter feed, signature facial hair and bespoke suits, he can be seen zipping around Monaco on his Brompton folding bike or zooming around London on his “jet ski on wheels”, a much beloved CanAm Spyder.
The Changing World Of Superyachts
John Leonida at Sunseeker’s Mayfair Luxury Party in London with Andreas Christodoulides, CEO of Limassol Marina, and Michalis Hadjipanayiotou, CEO of Cybarco Development.
“ The attention to detail and the warm Mediterranean breeze almost compel you to stay there”
When John first became involved with superyachts, it could barely be called an industry. By today’s standards, the yachts were small and relatively cheap. It was a cottage industry populated by enthusiastic amateurs with just a few long term professionals. A 40m yacht was considered huge, a 50m yacht gigantic. At the turn of the 21st century, spending more than US$20m on a maritime plaything was considered outlandishly extravagant. During the last ten years, the global fleet of superyachts over 45m has grown from around 546 to almost 1,000. Annual deliveries of all superyachts have averaged 140 yachts per year over the last five or six years. And the professionals have driven out most of the amateurs. It is accepted wisdom that the global superyacht fleet sits at around 5,000 or 6,000: the pride of around 3000 owners. According to the 2016 Annual Report from Superyacht Intelligence, there are some 40,000 individuals involved in the superyacht industry as well as 6,500 in the supply chain. John’s own practice, which is overwhelmingly shipbuilder based, sees a bright future: “From the contracts that have been signed in the last year or so it’s evident that serious yacht building is up and running. According to a number of sources, for the first time since the crash of 2008, the number of new orders has exceeded the number of new deliveries. A situation we haven’t seen since 2006.”
Cyprus On The Yachting Map
In recent years there has been a small, considered, shift in the cruising destinations of superyacht owners and superyacht charterers. In John’s early years, chartering in Europe was almost exclusively along the Côte d’Azur, cruising through Italian waters, visiting Sardinia and the Balearics. Now, more owners and charterers choose to cruise east of the Côte d’Azur: with the Adriatic, the Aegean and the Mediterranean providing less obvious but sometimes surprising cruising waters. Montenegro, Mykonos and Santorini have proven popular places to stay, but - at the eastern rim of the Mediterranean - John believes Limassol is an attractive and alluring destination. Together with his wife, John passed through Limassol when holidaying in Cyprus a couple of years ago. They were captivated by the ‘village within the town’ that was the Limassol Marina: a venue which, in a very short space of time, had developed as a lively hub of social activity for the city’s residents as well as the visiting “yachties”. It was, says John, as if Limassol Marina had always been there. “The sympathetic Italian influenced architecture reminiscent of the Costa Smeralda, the attention to detail and the warm Mediterranean breeze almost compel you to stay there; but if you choose to sail away for a day, the short day-trips to Akamas Peninsula or Pissouri Bay will make this part of the Mediterranean a favourite.” Cheekily John adds: “If you choose to moor-up and hire a car and drive inland, try my home village of Kalopanayotis up in the Troodos mountains. Where, if you are lucky, you might find me lunching at Casale Panayiotis. And I might invite you to a small cup of the coffee favoured in this part of the Mediterranean - accompanied by a sweet that will have your doctor condemning you for an unhealthy diet.” The success of any marina depends on its ability to provide shore-side facilities for visiting yachts. Not just repairs and maintenance, but hospitality and a relaxed environment. Limassol can deliver all that in bucket-loads. And as the Marina becomes more and more integrated into the city’s daily economic and cultural life it is sure to become a haven for the superyacht lifestyle to which Cyprus is so well suited!
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RENEWING OUR PROMISE A unique concept of casual sophistication launches the Four Seasons into a new era of exclusive hospitality that reaffirms the hotel’s standing as ‘the Finest on the Island’.
uests who visit the Four Seasons every year, or even more often, look forward to the annual changes that always mean pleasant surprises. Some are subtle, others you can’t miss. The renovations of winter 2015/16 were of a different calibre altogether: they turned a page and started a new chapter in the Four Seasons story. For the second time in two decades, the hotel reinvented itself and welcomed spring 2016 with a refined look, feel and functionality.
The fact that it only took four-and-a-half months for the new Four Seasons to be unveiled was an achievement in itself. Structural changes, finishing material and décor reveal wall-to-wall innovation in guest rooms and public areas, both indoors and outdoors. The new concept is the result of targeted, in-depth research into the trends and details of elite living. Specialists in high-end interior décor, contemporary artists and smart-home technology provided ideas and inspiration. Throughout the
hotel, luxury has developed into sophistication, and aesthetics has evolved into finesse. The visual impact is powerful – in a gentle way. To define the ambience in every area, carefully chosen lighting creates the perfect mood, while new technology takes guest comfort to a higher, more stylish
personal involvement that are characteristic of the Four Seasons as a family business.
An Extraordinary Experience
The new Four Seasons experience begins in the lobby, where the reception says ‘welcome’ in a
Throughout the hotel, luxury has developed into sophistication, and aesthetics has evolved into finesse level. But the full extent of the Four Seasons’ new definition of hospitality has to be experienced to be appreciated.
personaliSed language. Furnishing, décor and artistic light fixtures draw slim lines and delicate designs with a liberating, relaxing effect.
Such forward-thinking attention to detail and determination to create a unique guest experience – based on the close rapport with the hotel’s clientele – is unthinkable without the passion and
In all the guest rooms, the familiar Four Seasons quality standards delight the senses but also sparkle with intelligence. New furniture and decorative touches reflect a cosmopolitan personality, while
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the walk-in colour therapy shower brings spa sensations to your room. Several new comfort features embrace touch technology and include the latest room locking systems and an in-room tablet that provides information and doubles as a remote control for all automated room functions. Speciality dining options have been revised and the Vista Bar fully redecorated for a new feel from every perspective. Together, the bar and restaurants map out a new journey into the world of contemporary culinary art and cosmopolitan sipping and lounging combined with entertainment. For social and corporate functions that are predisposed to success, the Ballroom features artistic chandeliers designed with metal mesh décor, fibre optics, and LED lighting systems allow unlimited colour variations to generate the desired vibes for every occasion. In the spa, the redesigned reception area is your introduction to the wellness treatments that unfold inside. Known and preferred among discern-
ing shoppers, the Four Seasons boutique areas have been extended and redecorated for more comfortable browsing and a greater variety of hand-picked designer collections. Outdoor changes, also speak to the senses. The remodelled family pool maximises bathing freedom, while the pool bar has adopted the generosity and architectural style of the adjacent Café Tropical. At the other end of the property, the adults-only pool is an all-new creation. Its glass wall on one side visually eliminates the pool boundary; and after sunset, this area is a starry heaven on earth!
ronment that triggers an extraordinary experience is the bigger picture; a picture that is as intelligent as it is attractive, exclusive yet comfortable. In many ways, the Four Seasons has developed its very own brand of casual sophistication. The ultimate goal, however, is to renew the Four Seasons’ promise to offer the most discerning traveller genuine, friendly and personalised hospitality that remains and is recognised as the Finest on the Island.
True To The Original Vision
When the Four Seasons in Limassol first opened its doors to the public in 1993, it had a clear mission: to offer guests ‘the Finest on the Island’. The new Four Seasons is not just an example of impeccable, routine hotel maintenance. It is an expression of the hotel’s determination to stay one step ahead. Anticipating guests’ needs and wishes is only the starting point. Creating a unique envi-
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text by Alexia Evripidou
Life at the Helm S
With long stretches out at sea, far away from the familial comforts of dry land, the perks and pitfalls of life as a superyacht Captain are not all high adrenaline adventure and glamour. A rare peek on board one of these luxurious beauties with her captain reveals the secrets of life at sea.
ailing off to exotic lands at a moment’s notice, embarking on endless adventures out at sea and navigating the latest luxurious superyacht, are most people’s daydream staples; the life of a captain creates intrigue wherever these seafaring beauties go. Promises of freedom, splendour and incessant yacht parties with beautiful people and champagne on tap however, may prove to be a far cry from what this man of mystery’s daily reality entails. In search of answers, we were given access onboard a breathtaking 85m yacht docked at the lavish Limassol Marina, to discover what life at the helm of these nautical palaces is really all about.
shorts and t-shirt with a cool, calm demeanour greets us. He is not the multimillion euro superyacht captain we had envisaged. From deck to deck, working our way to the bridge, we try to process the complexity and beauty of the vessel. She impresses instantly and effortlessly, in fact everything about her seems effortless; a perfect distraction from the actual hard work that goes on behind the scenes. In a leisurely manner, he jumps and sits on the panel next to the five huge monitors lined in front of the slanted window in the bridge. Not a steering wheel insight, just a fancy joystick.
Prepared to meet a white-bearded British sea captain in a starched uniform we ring a ‘doorbell’ at the base of the Burmese teak wood and chrome steps. The custom gangway and entry system is the only obstacle separating us from one of the most fantasised about grown-up toys around today, the super-yacht; desired by all and owned by so very few.
With her gross tonnage at just under 3,000, she’s 21m high with five decks and runs with a crew of 28; technically paid to work seven days a week, 365 days a year. The yacht must remain in standby mode, ready to cruise at a moment’s notice. Little seems to faze the Captain, not the breathtaking opulence of the vessel he lives on, or the jet-setting lifestyle. Having worked on super-yachts since 1989, he takes it all with a pinch of sea salt.
A friendly voice gives us permission to enter and, to our surprise, an affable barefooted man in
“Life as a superyacht captain is a large responsibility. In the olden days there was a saying
Aye Aye Captain
‘Master under God, and it’s not far off’,” laughs the captain. Everything is ultimately his responsibility: be it a crew member tripping and breaking an ankle, a main engine failing or a helicopter incident.
A Captain’s Log
Much to people’s surprise, the decision-maker, caretaker, and manager of all things operational, financial and logistical is the captain and not the owner. He’s responsible for both the superyacht and all people on board. Ironically, much of his time is all spent in an office tied to his desk and not staring at the sea; there’s much logistical red tape that must be adhered to. “We’re constantly running varying safety drills. Every month we need to match the nautical safety standards and every two years we carry out the big maintenance jobs.” A typical day for a captain is less James Bond and more hotel manager, requiring much forward planning: spending hours dealing with emails, systems maintenance, meeting with his heads of departments, liaising with the chief engineer, supporting his crew’s emotional wellbeing and responding to reports on what needs doing and when, “it’s all about juggling logistics depending
“Life as a superyacht captain is a large responsibility. In the olden days there was a saying ‘Master is under God’, and it’s not far off. ”
on what the owner’s plans are.” The rest of the time, they travel around the world chasing the seasons. One week they’re in the Mediterranean waiting for further instructions, the next they’re sailing to the Pacific to prepare for the owner’s arrival. The owner chooses where to go and everything after is up to the captain. “It’s a surreal reality, one moment you’re trolling through emails the next you’re organising a day out to swim with whale sharks in Australia. I have to stop everything, take the helicopter and go scouting for idyllic beaches, diving venues and places to anchor. Everything needs to be faultless for when the boss arrives. The boss is also mindful of the budget, but not to the extent it would compromise his experience onboard. He gives me more than enough rope to hang myself!”
It’s a huge and demanding job which the Captain evidently adores, “I love being at sea. It’s an exciting life, travelling the world and seeing new sights. Another perk of the job is the excellent pay without expenses; if you get it right and you work hard you may end up being able to balance the job and to find time with your loved ones.”
Then there’s the actual job of being a captain: navigation, passage planning and the general getting the boat from A to B, as well as dealing with the whopping costs; he spends two months drafting an annual watertight budget, sometimes balancing a six million+ account a year.
Beneath The Surface
“However, the real role of the captain is to generate the vibe, performance levels and end results. Setting the tone for how the yacht operates. It’s all about making the unit work well together; having the right personalities who can live together in a small space is the most important thing. Anyone can do the jobs but the right chemistry is vital for a well-functioning yacht,” explains the Captain.
It appears that trying to keep that sense of fun and adventure now that super-yachting has become so regulated is a common grind amongst superyacht captains. For most, home is the sea and family their crew. Their relationships on land are taxing due to the amount of time they spend on water, and the vast blue expanse is their mistress. ‘Real life’ on land, is a challenging temporary necessity. With all that in mind we set out to explore this floating ten-star resort’s countless rooms, nooks and crannies with newly informed eyes. The crew is polishing cutlery, cooking gourmet foods and seeing to last minute alterations as we pass through water tight doors, emergency escape rooms, cinemas, helipads and a submarine, the theme music to Mission Impossible playing on a continuous loop in our heads. The music switches to full volume on entering the upstairs, downstairs engine rooms; it’s immaculate, all white, chrome, impeccably kept and exactly akin to the films: each object somehow intrinsically linked to another and together beating as the heart of this stunning metal sea creature. Scratch the multimillion euro surface and the genius engineering and mechanical complexities that keep this beauty afloat shine. The calm exterior of the Captain begins to make sense, it’s his baby and everything needs to be perfect, a relaxed temperament is required to cope with all the things that can constantly go awry. “At full speed, 20 knots, we burn 50 tons of diesel a day and at cruising speed, 15 knots, we burn 20 tons. There are two main engines with 4,500 horse power each,” explains the Captain. His pride in his vessel is evident as he looks out at the rippling ocean ready to sail full speed into blue vastness; this, one feels, is the true meaning of beauty and opulence.
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Our dedicated team is here to offer lifestyle management, for any occasion and at your convenience.
Reservations Dealing with reservations in a friendly and welcoming environment like Cyprus is never an arduous task, particularly when there is a world of opportunities to explore within Limassol Marina itself. You can, however, make them through our team with the local expertise and professional contacts to guarantee your satisfaction. We can speak directly with our tenants or make recommendations on where to go for the very best that Limassol and Cyprus have to offer. • Restaurants • Cafés • Bars
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Bookings There is always somewhere to be, there are always people to visit and there is always business to attend to. We are here to help you be as time-efficient as possible by managing your tasks for you along the way. Give us a timeframe, an end objective and we will pave the path for you with the best recommendations acquired through our own approved associates. • Courier service • Taxi or limousine service • Airport transfers
• Vehicle hire • Air tickets • Private jets
Personal Services Your personal time is valuable – if we can help make your stay here easier for you in any way, assistance is always available. We have the connections and networks to set you up in any area of your life, personal or professional. There is no limit to what can be achieved, all you have to do is ask. • Personal guide • Personal security • Translation services • Personal shopper
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With 24-hour marina staff and security, comprehensive concierge services, berthing assistance and crew facilities, you will always feel at home at Limassol Marina. Whatever you may need to repair or maintain your yacht, all you have to do is contact us.
Our trained and knowledgeable team of marina and property professionals are here to deal with all requests for the management and maintenance of your home on shore or on board. As part of Limassol Marina, your residence or yacht is of utmost importance to us. Whether you are looking for a company to undertake some light repair work, in need of a gardener or plumber, enquiring about rentals or trying to make some changes to your space, we can share the load.
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Whether this is your house on shore or on board, we can arrange to have it cleaned and prepared for your arrival with any additional requests for provisioning and maintenance. Our buggy service can collect your clothes, towels and bed linen for laundry or dry cleaning and return them prior to your arrival. Bring the trimmings of a hotel to your own home with a single phone call.
With our own spa and fitness club at Limassol Marina, your wellbeing is a priority we aspire to uphold throughout the year. Our oasis of tranquillity is just steps away, with a professional team of consultants on hand to nurture your wellness, health, fitness and lifestyle goals. Contact us for an optimum way of life or a day of pampering, under the guidance of the very best in the fields of spa, fitness and nutrition.
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Your health, wellbeing and the ability to enjoy your time with us is of the essence. We have identified designated specialists available to discuss your needs whenever required. We are here to make the initial introduction with a pool of highly trusted healthcare professionals.
Here in Cyprus, if there is one thing we value greatly, it’s family. We know how important it is to you that your children are in good hands; happy, healthy and receiving the very best care and education available. We can assist you in your choice of schooling, suggest trustworthy individuals to look after and entertain them in your absence, or offer them a wide range of activities to occupy them during your stay.
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Whatever your plans, whoever you need to entertain or impress, we can refer you to the right people to help you be the perfect host. Our experience and broad range of businesses allow us to manoeuvre efficiently under the radar. It’s the small details that make the difference, however small. Do not hesitate to contact us to assist you with those special occasions.
In a world of opportunities, your time at Limassol Marina can be complemented by an array of entertainment choices for a more colourful experience. Whatever tickles your fancy, we can make arrangements for you and your guests, to maximise your enjoyment of the destination and give you an insight into the local landscape, history and culture.
• Catering • Event planner • Butler service
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Fine Quality, Superlative Luxury, Dutch Craftsmanship.The renowned Van der Valk shipyard in Holland specialises in building personalised “pocket-superyachts” in steel or aluminium, up to 40+ metres.
or almost half a century, Van der Valk Continental Yachts has been successfully building steel and aluminum motor yachts in Waalwijk, Holland. At the helm of this familyrun enterprise with a pedigree which spans generations is the founder and Managing Director, Wim van der Valk. A passionate yachtsman and water sports enthusiast, he founded the company that bears his name in 1968. At the time, the first cabin and aft-cabin design cruisers that were built measured 7 to 10 metres and proved to be extremely successful. Subsequent triumphs were achieved with the launch of pinnacle yachts such as the ValkCruiser, Comfort, Royal and Falcon, which underlined the Van der Valk characteristics: quality and reliability. Continued development and innovation elevated this shipyard to its rank among the most prominent names in the Dutch yacht-building industry – an industry acknowledged worldwide for its contribution to high-end yacht construction.
In the 80’s the shipyard introduced the Vitesse series. Built in steel and/or aluminum, these again became the reference in the exclusive segment of the market, with international recognition and success thanks to their progressive design, great sailing characteristics and high resale value. Towards the end of the 90’s, the elegant Continental became a reality. The Continental ONE, an instant success, evolved into the company’s gorgeous signature product, with over 100 proud owners to date. The Continental TWO and Continental THREE followed, both offering a choice of direct shaft, V-drives or IPS. The more recently introduced Continental FOUR has already take the world by storm with the 2015 launch of a 37-metre version of this expedition-type trawler series. It officially debuted at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival held every September. Currently taking shape is a 24-metre version with lavish interiors and amazing specifications. The Continental FIVE is a new concept for globetrotting Expedition Yachts. The design features a distinctly masculine character making an impressive appearance.
Innovative technologies is the compass of Van der Valk progress. When the revolutionary Volvo IPS was launched, Van der Valk was one of the first non-production yards to install this technology on their Continental yachts – a move that was both successful and greatly appreciated by the yachting public. To accommodate personal preferences, Van der Valk offers buyers a choice of propulsion type and bespoke interiors and layouts. The number of innovations is countless, and distinguish every new launch. Nothing is pre-determined; customisation is king. No two yachts are identical, with options as vast as the imagination. Working with steel and/or aluminium allows this flexibility, in order to create individualised yachts using proven techniques and technologies on well-tested platforms. With the buyer’s specification in hand, the Van der Valk team develops the desired yacht – whether on a proven platform or as a unique creation. Renowned designers and naval architects ensure optimised space utilisation and hydrodynamics for the ultimate end-result.
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Van der Valk people are at the core of company’s success. They thrive on innovation, take pride in what they do, and are rewarded with customer enthusiasm. With 2nd and 3rd generation craftsmen on board, some team members have been with the company for decades. It is no wonder that many clients return to this shipyard again and again to create the next personalised yacht of their dreams
A Jewel In The Making
Van der Valk Continental Yachts’ new 27-metre Continental Two motor yacht is taking shape. The naval architecture brief is met by Jaron Ginton, while Guido de Groot is responsible for both the exterior and interior design. Nautimar Marine in Cyprus is the involved broker and owner’s representative. Construction of the hull started in January, and the yacht is slated for delivery in spring 2017.
For more information visit our agent’s yacht lounge office at Limassol Marina:
Tel: + 357 25 051 210, +357 99 693 633 Email: email@example.com www.nautimarmarine.com The owner of the new vessel is a seasoned yachtsman with clear requirements. As a yard with a proven track record in accommodating such wide-ranging wishes, Van der Valk was the natural choice for this custom order.
from vessels with a traditional hull. The 6.72-metre beam will be exceptionally wide, and the yacht will have Lloyd’s approval for the construction and welding plan, as well as full MCA-MGN-280 Vessel operating Category 2 certification.
The all-aluminium, Round-bilged Fast Displacement Hull will feature an innovative bulb on the submerged section, extending the waterline. This will improve performance and set the yacht apart
It will be the first custom-built aluminum yacht to feature the latest 1.900hp MAN engines, a European debut of the high-tech Veem gyro stabilisation and many other ‘firsts’.
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Where Great Wines Meet
If there is one destination worth exploring this summer, it’s The Deck at The Yacht Club that features renowned Cypriot labels. We met with three pioneers of local wineries that have come together to celebrate yet another successful year.
here is no easier way to discover the wine tradition of Cyprus than a reservation at The Yacht Club’s Deck. At the heart of Limassol Marina situated right on the water, it’s the ultimate setting for a special wine-tasting experience. Its list showcases over 200 labels to satisfy every preference for acidity, sweetness and body. Particularly for the discerning wine connoisseur, the private wine collection will entice you with its rare bottles belonging to limited vintage editions or purchased at auction. Owner Emilio Panayis is markedly proud of local wine and singled out three Cypriot brands bearing the calibre of their international counterparts. Their wines are unique versions of established grape varieties as well as an introduction to the island’s indigenous types.
A natural advantage for Cyprus winemakers is the wonderful warm climate that compliments countless international varieties. Sophocles Vlassides has mastered six different types by benefitting from the calcareous soil of Koilani village to sustain healthy vines. “Our priority lies in their careful culti-
vation in order to guarantee more harmonious results during the production process,” explains Sophocles. Having studied in California – home to equally excellent wines – Vlassides combines the expertise of a qualified oenologist with the technical experience of a winemaker since 1998. Originally a makeshift project within the old grocery store of his grandfather, the new winery situated at the ‘Koloni’ vineyard since 2012 produces 120,000 bottles annually. One variety that is now part and parcel with Cyprus wine-making is the Shiraz, and the Vlassides edition is among the best islandwide. It has received the Gold Medal repeatedly at the Wine Competitions of Thessaloniki and Cyprus since 2004. Sporting a deep red tint, with a rich texture and robust taste, it’s Sophocles’ personal favourite as an accompaniment to meat dishes or as a standalone beside a cheese platter. The local variety Xynisteri can also be found on Sophocles’ 16 hectares of land, as part of his ongoing plans to represent more indigenous grapes. For now, alongside the Shiraz, The Deck also serves the
winery’s Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon that are also critically acclaimed.
Sophocles is also the oenologist of the Argyrides winery in nearby Vasa, run by Rebecca Argyrides and her family. The boutique winery boasts stateof-the-art technology however its preserved building retains its traditional qualities. ‘Within our beautiful estate, we embrace the 200-year history of our family plus our visitors engage in the legacy of the village,’ says Rebecca. The production – limited to 20,000 bottles - is more of emotional than commercial importance but it displays the utmost commitment to excellence. ‘To ensure consistency in our standard, our production is solely from our own grapes,’ says Rebecca. ‘Our experts from Cyprus and abroad guide us through the complexities of the viticulture and oenology process.’ Their high-quality standard explains why their bottles are only available in boutique cavas in Cyprus whilst acquiring a growing international presence.
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Yacht Club is one exclusive supplier of Argyrides classics such as Chardonnay and Merlot Cabernet, and the more recent Viognier. Viognier is a French variety first produced by Argyrides in 2013 as the natural conditions at Vasa contribute to the wine’s full body and fruity notes of peach and jasmine. Still, it is a temperamental wine that can be a challenge to perfect and Argyrides has been congratulated in the industry for mastering an aromatic bouquet and creamy texture every year. Rebecca trusts their Viognier for pairing with lighter dishes of sushi, salads and grilled seafood.
Like Argyrides, the work of Costas Tsiakkas is a family affair with a winery that continues the original endeavours of his grandfather. Located outside Pelendri, the Tsiakkas vineyard has helped draw international attention to Cyprus as a promising newcomer in the world of wine. Tsiakkas and his 11-person team have revolutionised the business since its humble beginnings in 1988 with their wines now representing Cyprus in seven countries. Costas embarked on his winemaking journey with
the help of foreign varieties such as Riesling, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc but has turned decisively towards his roots in recent years. With the help of an oenologist and viticulturist, he has sought to reintroduce forgotten varieties of older red grapes such as Yiannoudi and Vamvakada. “Given the increased curiosity for Cypriot wines, we owe it to the island to give greater attention to local varieties in our vineyard from now on,” says Costas. Available at The Deck are the oak-aged versions of Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc but the Xynisteri is an opportunity to savour a local white variety in its best possible form. After all, it won the Regional Trophy at the 2015 Decanter World Wine Awards, out of 114 competitors in its category. “It was a white grape previously underestimated but its fermentation and cultivation are very particular and it surprises you every year with the bouquet of flavours it can offer,” says Costas. The Deck at The Yacht Club awaits you to discover these Cypriot wines that can make any
gathering as special as this meeting of three important cultural ambassadors. The Yacht Club is situated at Limassol Marina, operating year-round, 7 days a week from 10-2am. An elevator is available for the convenience of disabled guests.
Tel: +357 25 051 205 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.limassolyachtclub.com
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Captains of Cuisine Limassol Marina is not just a Mediterranean crossroads – it’s a meeting point for the island’s finest minds in gastronomy. We meet the culinary ambassadors who have anchored at its select restaurants, making a gourmet journey to the waterfront far beyond smooth-sailing. With each Marina restaurant as their canvas, we uncover the highlights of their careers and the inspiration underlying their art form. Setting the standard for avant-garde cuisine and welcoming household names in the industry, Limassol Marina remains an unrivalled destination for the palate in the heart of a historical coastal city. With an enticing mix of local and international cuisine, to satisfy an array of tastes, it is where food enthusiasts expand their horizons as leading chefs exhibit new and exciting masterpieces. This is a dining on the sea experience at the island’s most vibrant location, with uninterrupted views of the Marina and the sparkling Mediterranean.
Each visionary has contributed their own concept in décor and cuisine to create a host of unique dining possibilities within one setting. Yet, these food pioneers share an untiring thirst for innovation and the utmost attention to their audience. The Marina’s restaurants invite you to bask in their ambience and explore the gourmet inventions at the heart of each chef’s inspiration. Our gallery celebrates the master behind every discerning menu.
Your taste buds can embark on a journey through the world’s most striking flavours and aromas thanks to the imagination of this culinary globetrotter.
Christoforos Peskias, The Yacht Club
Some of the most esteemed restaurants across Greece carry his autograph, from Balthazar in Athens to Jackie-O in Mykonos. Winner of ‘Chef of the Year’ awards from several publishing houses, judge on the reality show ‘Top Chef’ and now presenter on an AlphaTV cooking show, he is synonymous with Greece’s budding food movement. The Yacht Club is Christoforos’ chosen spot for his first creative stamp in his country of origin. The secret to his culinary excellence lies in its duality, bridging traditional ingredients with modern techniques. The nostalgia for his homeland resonates in the citrus fruit, coriander and fresh fish prevalent in his cooking. Studying in the USA and travelling to countless other destinations spurred his personal twist on his culinary heritage. Similarly, Christoforos wished to create a menu that encapsulated the duality of the Marina, a location that connects one to Cypriot and international cultures simultaneously. Thus, his ‘Island Cuisine’ theme is a celebration of Mediterranean summer food fused with flavours
from his subsequent discoveries further afield. The ‘Raw Bar’ offers cooler starters of caviar, tiraditto, carpaccio and oysters for summer dining. For mains, authentic ingredients within and around Cyprus come into conversation with influences from Latin America, Japan and Thailand. Peruvian ceviche – one of Christoforos’ favourites – is presented in a Greek format with lemon and mint replacing the usual traits of chilli and lime. Pork tenderloin in its Commandaria sauce has the subtle tang of ginger for an Oriental kick. The innovation behind such recipes is so far-reaching that Christoforos’ work represents an entire cuisine of its own. With views of endless shades of blue beyond the glass panels, and the Yacht Club’s elegant interior, you are almost transported to the top deck of a luxury cruiser. Once your gastronomic travels are complete, explore the downstairs lounge with drinks, light bites and entertainment. The Yacht Club connects the magic of possibility out at sea with the warmth of reaching Cyprus, and finally Christoforos��� food movement can evolve somewhere it truly belongs.
Long associated with high-end Japanese fare, he is now taking his creativity up a notch with his spectrum of fusion dishes.
Gil Panayiotou, The Crystal
‘Food Art by Gil’ is a new dining experience set to enrich the Marina’s food scene even further. It represents the next chapter in the food revolution that Gil instigated in 2001 as Cyprus’ first television chef. He provided a fresh and approachable take on gastronomy which inspired his viewers and generated a ‘foodie’ movement on the island. Available at lunch and in the evening, the menu intends to be ever-changing with daily additions to the chef’s repertoire, but the influence of Oriental flavours is a firm constant. Indeed, Gil’s award-winning career is a strictly Asian affair to the core. With a commitment to ‘good, honest food’ being his overriding mantra, his introduction to Japanese cuisine is what directed him to his true passion. His early years in the UK provided the foundation of his knowledge but it was his partnership in Nippon restaurant that defined his mission: to acquaint the Cypriot market with the cooking practices of the Far East. He initiated the island’s love for sushi and continues to raise the benchmark with ever-changing recipes. Nippon has elevated Larnaca on the
restaurant front since 2003 and together with its sister restaurant in Limassol, it presents unique dishes of Japanese flair. ‘Food Art by Gil’ is a continuation of this Asian-inspired legacy. With experience in leading a kitchen team and hosting a restaurant, Gil successfully unites exquisite food with the ideal setting to suit every occasion. With panoramic, uninterrupted views, The Crystal Lounge Bar & Restaurant is a design centrepiece floating on the water. The lavish seafood bar with impressive fish display compliments an aperitivo session and the lounge area beside the glass panels combines casual dining with effortless elegance. Above all, Gil is dedicated to satisfying all taste buds by adapting his dishes to each palate. Different sauces can be whipped up on demand and bouquets of flavours are prepared for each individual. His new endeavour promises to serve up a more personal gourmet selection, where the flavours are modified for your added enjoyment. Like any successful artist able to touch their audience, Gil’s collection of food creations offers an experience at its most interactive.
Ready to welcome its first summer in operation, this dining destination is a fresh opportunity for discovering Skevos’ excellence as a leading chef.
Skevos Kapsos, ‘Εψιλον Resto | Bar
As Executive Chef of the Carob Mill restaurants, Skevos has manifested an exciting new project that reflects the group’s gastronomic expertise in its almost 20 year history. He has been the driving force behind the inception of the restaurant’s food and design philosophy and guided his team since October 2015. A six-month culinary trial allowed Skevos to fine-tune his vision and create a delectable assortment of signature dishes for the summer. Unique in taste, texture and presentation, all suggestions fuse distinctive elements of Mediterranean and Asian cooking. Any chosen seafood or meat dish is a wondrous whirl of flavours for the palate, whether it’s exotic ingredients such as ginger, lemongrass and miso or hints of parsley, mint and coriander. Skevos’ research into leading restaurants abroad also paved the way for a multi-functional and versatile interior. Seated above the bridge overlooking the waterfront or beside the glass curtain walls with their picturesque boating backdrop, these are the ultimate reservation options for lunchtime dining. Sunset onwards however, the
outdoor full-service bar beckons. With reflections of light bouncing off the water and eclectic music surrounding the setting, ‘Εψιλον is a trusted favourite for starlit entertainment. Small plates are commonly ordered alongside the impressive list of cocktails, each boasting a bold and yet well-balanced synthesis. Skevos recommends the ‘Siko tou Paradisou’, that blends Commandaria and white wine together with lime, fig, papaya and carob purée. It’s an in-house treat that graced Carob Mill with second place in the 2012 Cyprus Cocktail Competition. ‘Εψιλον (Epsilon), the fifth letter in the Greek alphabet, represents the Earth’s five central elements. Just like its name, the restaurant has a completeness in the sensory experience that Skevos has mastered. His creative process promises to influence not only ‘Εψιλον but also new menus in the making. At the Peninsula Beach, just a stone’s throw from both the villas and the bay, Skevos is preparing a selection of dishes at its beach bar and restaurant for no-fuss, sun-kissed dining. In the meantime, ‘Εψιλον offers a plentiful taste of what’s yet to come at Limassol Marina.
He has been the authority for seafood in Nicosia for the past decade and Limassol is now home to the next stage of this expert’s story.
Petros Georgiou, Pyxida Fish Tavern
He maintains a low profile but his work speaks for itself and requires no introduction. Pyxida is a continuation of Petros’ success story that began with the Nicosia restaurant in 2004. The move to the coast was an important milestone to make its tenth anniversary even more significant. Its presence at Limassol Marina is relatively new but from its launch, Pyxida has immersed itself perfectly in its maritime surroundings. It’s the goto point during the day or evening for savouring high-quality seafood and just like the capital, its signature dishes are testament to the restaurants’ accolades by TimeOut magazine year after year. Overseeing a team of 11 chefs, Petros ensures that all is prepared and presented to the highest standard. To match the level of gastronomy, each dish arrives at the table with silver service by the most attentive staff. With his experience in the restaurant field spanning decades, Petros recognises the importance of a warm atmosphere in enhancing the meal. The wandering of the palate takes place within the open feel of the venue, flanked by natural light and overlooking
the Marina’s splendour. The soft furnishings in pastel tones and the option to dine al fresco on the outdoor terrace provide added comfort and flexibility to the visitor’s experience. The menu is strictly seafood yet is a taste odyssey in the menu that Petros has meticulously put together. Conscious of his multi-cultural clientele and their preferences, the selection covers a wide spectrum of cooking styles, from traditional to the more alternative. Many treasures of the sea receive a sprinkle of seasoning and served as standalone raw, fried or grilled treats. Carefully prepared tartare and carpaccio feature alongside your chosen fish or shellfish, cooked with precision. For the more adventurous palate, these same ingredients are enhanced with sauces, cheeses in a casserole or pasta dish. This culinary mastery is accompanied by a respectable wine list of local and international labels. It is this reputation of expertise and excellence that sets Pyxida apart. The island has countless fish tavernas but this refined seafood concept makes Pyxida more than just the catch of the day.
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your space, your time
Sanctum Spa and Fitness
e all have good days and not-so-good days; times when we don’t want to face the world, or even the mirror. The best thing to do in such cases is to follow the Chinese proverb which says: ‘Don’t curse the darkness; light a candle’ – and you can do that by visiting Sanctum Spa & Fitness at Limassol Marina.
Wellness & Beauty
Located directly on the water’s edge, Sanctum is a place designed to lift your spirits by showing you a path to overall wellness, both instantly and long-term. Depending on your personality and lifestyle, your individual wellness formula could be based on exercise, or spa treatments, or a healthier diet, or a combination of all, with a portion of beauty to deliver that ‘feel good’ factor. At Sanctum you’ll find it all. Fitness options include everything from high-energy Les Mills workouts to yoga and Pilates, on your own or in a group. In the serene and private environment of the spa, treatments range from a
single massage to complete mind and body spa journeys using the power of nature that is captured in the Australian Li’tya spa products. Sanctum also houses a full-scale hair spa & salon as well as a nail lounge, offering a full menu of personalised hair care for men and women, and beauty treatments to complement the sense of wellness that comes from within.
Positive & Personal
personal trainers, spa therapists and beauty consultants are all professionals who will listen and advise you, encourage and support you, to help your reach your wellness goals and live a healthier, happier life. Visit Sanctum and meet the team to see for yourself what makes it a personal sanctuary, where you can discover your true self, as it is, and as it could be.
What makes Sanctum a real escape for its regular members and occasional visitors is the positive energy that fills every corner of the luxurious facilities. Natural daylight floods the reception, lounge and fitness club. Outside, the health bar offers shaded seating around the exercise pool in the sun. But the main source of Sanctum’s unique vibes is the staff. Young and vibrant, yet calm and discreet at the same time, the Sanctum team understands that every guest or member comes with different expectations. Fitness instructors,
For full details, membership options, corporate packages and special offers, call +357 25 100 109 or visit Sanctum Spa & Fitness online at www.marina.sanctum-spa.com
text by Al Davidian
Cape escapes Savour the diverse beauties of the Cypriot coast and the nearby waters of the islandâ€™s neighbours. After all, when there is such a plethora of sea caves, turquoise waters and enticing, cliff-framed bays to discover, it would be a crime not to broaden your horizons. Here are some of the natural treasures that await you, all within a few sea-sprayed hoursâ€™ reach.
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A breath away from Limassol Marina, at a distance of 3NM, lies Lady’s Mile, an enticing stretch of beach lavished by improbably clear, crystal waters. A mere 15 minutes by motor yacht or an hour by sailing yacht, Lady’s Mile provides a lovely outing, with good holding, and water sports and family restaurants available in a protected environment. “Drop your anchor at about 3m,” advises local yachtsman Kleanthis Hadjisoteriou, “and then take a dinghy or swim the 100m to the shore” – you’ll be walking after the halfway point as the seabed is shallow. Anchoring closer to the Sovereign Bases buoys is advisable, to avoid the sandy gusts nearer the harbour. According to Kleanthis, a sea cave, framed by cliffs and perfect for a mid-morning swim, awaits a little after rounding Cape Gata.
A little further west from Lady’s Mile, at approximately 22NM from Limassol Marina, lies Pissouri Bay. About an hour’s passage by motor yacht, and a three to four hour passage by sailboat, the Bay offers water-skiing, windsurfing, diving and restaurants, as well as the more exclusive services of the Columbia Resort and Beach Hotel. The Bay is also a secure stopping-off point for sailors en-route to the Akamas Peninsula or the Greek Isles. Holding is good, but “keep as far northwest into the Bay as possible,” advises Kleanthis, “because when the wind dies you get the swell, which, if you are staying on, can make for an uncomfortable night.” Day-tripping vessels powered by the wind will enjoy a particularly magnificent passage back to the Marina, as the southwesterlies ensure a fast and exciting sail home.
Also known locally as Petra tou Romiou, Aphrodite’s Rock, considered the birthplace of Venus, is probably the bestknown symbol of the Island of Love, as well as a muchsought after postcard landmark for motorists driving along the Limassol-Paphos coastal road. From the Marina, the sea stack is approximately 27NM, translating to about an hour by motor yacht and five to six hours by sail boat, and adds a romantic flourish to a day’s sailing to more westerly destinations such as the Akamas. It is best admired from afar, however, says skipper Roberto Sciffo, with sailors advised to stay no less than about 100m off the Rock, as the perpetual swell makes it a less-thanideal spot at which to drop anchor.
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50NM Turquoise Secrets
Charting a 50NM-course eastward from Limassol Marina, the pleasures of Konnos Bay include water sports, breath-taking views and fine dining at the five-star Grecian Park Hotel. But before you get there - it takes two to three hours by motor yacht, or seven to eight hours by sailing yacht to get there – the east side of Cape Kiti provides a nice place to enjoy a swim and lunch, to break up the trip. “Just give the reef that’s south of the Cape a good mile-and-a-half of clearance,” advises Kleanthis. Then, after rounding Cape Greco, there are protected, deep turquoise waters, locally called “antennas” to enjoy, as well as a sea cave and arch further on. Thereafter, Ayioi Anargyroi Church, high up on the cliffs (at a favourite diving spot), will be visible, marking the beginning of Konnos Bay. Moor in the most secure, northern part, and take advantage of the many water sports and dining options - perhaps enjoying a drink at the Grecian Park’s trendy Cliff Bar or a romantic sushi dinner at its Japanese restaurant, both overlooking the Bay.
“The Akamas Peninsula is a must-see for all visitors passing through,” says Roberto, given the 230m2 of pristine terrain, teeming with birds, butterflies and the protected green and hawks-bill turtles, for which the area is an important breeding ground. About four hours by motor yacht and ten hours by sailboat, sailors can break up the trip at the beautiful Coral and Lara Bays, both proximate to each other. Rounding Cape Arnaouti, there is the famous Blue Lagoon Bay, “great for snorkelling, with clear waters and boasting turquoise colours,” says Roberto, with further stopping-off points provided at the Fontana Amorosa, Aphrodite’s Baths, and finally Latchi Harbour. “If there’s a berth there, you should take it,” advises Kleanthis, because then it’s easy to rent a car and head for the Akamas nature trails, or for some superlative scuba diving.
Given Cyprus’ proximity to other famous Mediterranean locales, there are several options further afield as well. Depending on regional conditions, Lebanon’s Beirut Harbour (130NM) allows you to explore the antiquities and rich cultural life of this Middle Eastern city. Israel’s Tel-Aviv (180NM) is another alternative, especially for those wishing to stretch their mariner muscles while taking part in the annual Cyprus-Israel regatta. Greece’s beautiful Dodecanese also beckon, with the nearest island being the unspoiled Kastelorizo (205NM), as well as the southern Turkish coastline, which includes the less-known Kekova Roads, an enclosed bay protected by the four mile-long Kekova Island, boasting underwater Greek tombs and a Roman castle, and, further on, the scenic, well-equipped Gocek (250NM).
CYPRUS: DRIVING AHEAD Leading the drive towards making golf at Aphrodite Hills among the finest golfing experiences in Europe, director Andrew Darker reveals his blueprint for this prestigious goal
olf may not be the world’s most popular sport when it comes to fan popularity ratings, but with over 400 million fans globally it’s definitely among the top ten. Millions flock around the world each year chasing the sun wanting to enjoy their favourite sport year-round in renowned holiday destinations. One such destination is Cyprus. With all its well-known characteristics Cyprus has the potential to attract many golf tourists, especially during the winter months when many courses in central and northern Europe are closed. “There’s more interest and demand now in golf tourism,” says Aphrodite Hills golf director, Andrew Darker. “From mid-October to early April the warm weather here makes Cyprus a really popular destination.” Promoting the island’s golfing facilities is a “joint effort” as all the courses in Cyprus have “joined forces” with help from the CTO when exhibiting internationally, Darker pointed out.
Among the courses currently available, the Cabell Robinson-designed Aphrodite Hills course offers
a range of outstanding facilities to its golfers, either beginners or at a more advanced level. For beginners there is the three-hole academy, practice greens and bunkers driving range where a team of four PGA qualified golf professionals equipped with a full video swing analysis system are on hand to provide the very best in one-on-one golf tuition.
and overlooking the Mediterranean, provides for an impressive yet challenging game. Additionally, the Aphrodite Hills Club House, has a picturesque setting overlooking the 18th green while also providing Cypriot cuisine and international dishes that are accompanied by a range of fine wines. There’s also the Aphrodite Hills Golf Pro Shop.
There are small golf societies forming in Cyprus as the sport is becoming EVER more popular Aphrodite Hills is equipped with a large double ended driving range, a short game area with a pitching and chipping green. For more advanced players the 18-hole championship course, 6,299 metres long, a par 71, carved out of a forest of carob and olive trees on two high plateaus divided by a ravine
Golfers playing at Aphrodite Hills can, at the end of the year, expect to see GPS systems installed into their buggies – a facility only seen at the world’s high-end golf courses.“A small TV screen will shows the golfer where they are on the course
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and what the distance is to the flag,” explains Darker. “It will be the first in Cyprus. We’re also looking at other improvements and investments to enhance the golf facilities further.”
Currently golfers at Aphrodite Hills range from beginners to more advanced players, and various packages are available, catered to best suit their needs and skillset. “Aphrodite Hills is the most popular golf resort for golf packages,” remarks Darker. “We’re promoting these in international markets and we’re working with the other courses, so if anyone is staying at the resort we can also arrange for them to play at the other courses if they wish to do so.” Darker explains that these packages make it easier for golf operators to package their holidays. “We’re the only resort that does that,” he adds.
Darker points out that most rounds played at Aphrodite Hills are from international golfers, however more Cypriot locals are now getting involved. “There are small golf societies forming in Cyprus, little clubs with a lot of locals playing as the sport is becoming more popular,” he says. One of the initiatives Aphrodite Hills is taking is called a ‘golf revolution’ where representatives visit local companies and invite their employees to a free introductory golf lesson. “We’ve had some success with that,” adds Darker. Aphrodite Hills is also working with the Cyprus Golf Federation’s schools programme which aims to introduce golf to kids at an early age, also inviting them to play at the course. “We’ve also had big success with that as about 70 kids are now a part of our academy programme as a result,” Darker outlins.
Playing packages at Aphrodite Hills have been designed to cater more for existing golfers, while other packages include playing at the academy with four PGA qualified professionals available to train beginners.
Growing in popularity, golf in Cyprus is continuing on an upward trend as all the relevant players on the island join forces to promote their year-round top class facilities. It’s this joint effort that allows for an unforgettable experience as golfers from
around the world can enjoy world-class golfing on courses that present their own challenges. It’s also this continuous international drive that is naturally getting more and more Cypriots interested in the sport as golf on the island continues to grow in popularity. Preferential golf packages for Limassol Marina residents are available when booking through the Concierge Services.
3, Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia 8509 P.O. Box 62769 8072 Paphos Tel: +357 26 828 000 Email: email@example.com www.aphroditehills.com
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text by Kristy Eliades
Exploring New Depths There is nothing quite like a mesmerising school of fish playfully circling around you, while shards of sunlight break the sea surface to reveal the glistening clarity of the Mediterranean waters. Thankfully, in Cyprus, this most graceful of experiences is not only revered but also fiercely protected.
Cyprus offers one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean, with year-round sunshine and warm waters.
There are a variety of reasons why people venture into scuba diving. For some it is the adventurous challenge of being immersed in an entirely new world. For others it is the sense of wonder that comes with exploring the vast variety of marine life; and for a few others it is the inimitable silence and sense of peace that can only be fully experienced underwater. Whatever the reason, there is no doubt the sport is seen as one of the most sensually stimulating experiences imaginable and Cyprus caters to divers’ needs in a number of ways. Firstly, Cyprus offers one of the longest diving seasons in the Mediterranean with year-round sunshine and warm waters. It is also known for its plankton-free high visibility and rich, carefullyprotected marine life, as well as for the world famous Zenobia wreck dive site in Larnaca. The island is listed as one of the top ten diving destinations in Europe, attracting a number of seasoned divers from across the globe every year, especially between the months of March and November. The marine-rich waters are equally as satisfying for the beginner as they are for experienced divers, with wrecks and caves to explore as well as increasing amounts of dive sites and parks being developed, the most recent ones being introduced in Limassol.
Two New Wrecks, Three New Sites
Scuttling ships to create protective areas for marine life is a common practice throughout the world, but more so in areas with high fishing activity. “Fish are playful by nature and need a safe space to breed,” says Steve Rumsby from Aloha Divers, a scuba diving centre based in Limassol. “The creation of artificial reefs and wrecks help create marine reserve areas, which are crucial in places with a booming fishing industry and especially in the Mediterranean as our seabed is filled with sandy underwater environments that provide minimal protection.” It is for this very reason that in early 2014 two vessels were deployed in low-current, sandy areas in the Dasoudi area of Limassol. Lady Tethis, a German recreational cruise ship, and Constandis, a Russian bottom trawler, were intentionally sunk to create the first two of five wrecks planned by the Cyprus Artificial Reef Program. “These wrecks and the underwater environments that they create are a safe haven for fragile marine species,” explains Steve. Since being scuttled, various organisms have indeed flourished on the wrecks, and continue to do so especially during the warmer months, inviting colonies of fish to feed within the buoyed protective boundaries, creating a hive of activity and marine life for divers to enjoy.
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According to the United Nations Environment Programme/Mediterranean Action Plan, the two ships have undergone intensive cleaning and stripping processes and holes have been cut out in order to create safe wreck penetration for divers. Although the wrecks are too far apart to visit on one diving expedition, they are linked by the Limassol Marine Park, a third diving site developed between the two wrecks and featuring various man-made structures. Species sighted here include groupers, barracudas, sea bream, damselfish, jacks and even a rare monk seal was spotted amid the three new sites in 2015.
For The Playful Open Water Beginner
Registered in Cyprus in 1990, the 30-metre Lady Thetis now sits approximately 20 metres underwater. As the wreck digs into the seafloor a deeper depth is achieved closer to the keel allowing for a maximum dive depth of 30 metres. This site is open to licensed beginners and offers a number of easy swim-throughs as well as penetration options for the more adventurous divers. While the site is close to the marina, a boat is required to complete the transit to the site and a decompression trapeze can be found at the stern of the wreck, 30 metres from the wreck buoy.
A Rich & Manageable Diving Experience
The 23 metre long Constandis fishing boat was built in the former USSR in 1989 and now sits under 24 metres of water. It is considered an extraordinary introduction to wreck diving for open-water level divers and above, with many interesting options for underwater explorers such as easy access to the engine room and numerous penetration options. While it is 1.5 metres narrower than the Lady Thetis with a 6.8 metre breadth, the buoyed no-fish zone has given it equal opportunity to develop sea grass that has attracted a growing number of Mediterranean fish. It can be accessed by a short boat ride, and the maximum depth is just under 30 metres.
Preserving Our Underwater Ecosystems
Since early 2015, a natural reef has developed linking the two wrecks. This new Marine Park is the second dive park in Limassol and has been
These wrecks and the underwater environments that they create are a safe haven for fragile marine species. populated with a large-scale pyramid structure providing protection to entire colonies of fish while other man-made structures, cubes and amphorae create compelling diving experiences
with great visibility and reasonably low currents. â€œWe have also set up special structures made of piping to encourage fish activity and nests where squid can lay eggs,â€? Steve explains. The Marine Park has a fluid design and more structures are planned for the site in 2016.
Precautions & Future Plans
While all dives promise adventurous challenges for both beginners and advanced professionals, divers should plan their dive to all three sites on days with low winds in order to secure maximum visibility against the sandy and silty bottom characteristics while also taking precautions against dehydration and sunburn due to high sun exposure rates. While a narrow corridor is currently used by fishermen between the two wrecks and the Marine Park, dividing the area into two sections, negotiations are underway to join the sections and create a unified marine reserve area in the near future. The sites have been developed by the Cyprus Dive Centres Association in association with the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research of the Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment and the Municipalities of Limassol, Yermasoyia and Ayios Athanasios. The project is co-funded by the European Union and the European Fisheries Fund, with the support of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.
Time To Dive In
While a lot can be said about the amazing activity that is diving, especially in Cyprus waters, exploring relatively new sites is not an opportunity that comes along very often. Discovering the colours and wonders of an ever-evolving aquatic world is like nothing else, so dust off your log book, grab your buddies and treat yourself to a world of serene, yet thrilling, underwater magic.
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n a world of generic, monotonous and standardised, the Londa Boutique Hotel in Limassol shines for its inspiring combination of refined indulgence and individuality. Each one of its 68 select rooms features its own carefully-crafted and original character that welcomes the discerning guest with the modern elegance of Italian styling and finishing touches that pay homage to the island’s history and culture. Thoughtfully placed amenities and ornamentation; a living space that breathes the hallmark of quality, and sweeping views across the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea are sheer bliss to experience, with the hotel’s intimacy leaving no doubt that the best things in life come in small packages – and that the deluxe ones are even finer. Transcending the décor, the experience of unique and individualised luxury offers a warm and personal service that can only be presented in the most select of establishments - one that gives the Londa an unrivalled reputation that has headlined boutique accommodation in Cyprus for 30 years… and counting.
Joining Elite Ranks
Owned by Serendipity Ltd – a member of the Paraskevaides’ Group of Companies – the Londa’s elite pedigree has been further cemented with its inclusion into the privileged global consortium of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’™. The list of 520 hotels in 80 countries incorporates only the finest boutique hotels, all selected for their unique character and the personal service and memorable experiences they offer guests – without compromise.
Cool design with a warm welcome
Boutique At Its Best
With its inimitable style and prime coastal location, the Londa is a pioneer of the boutique experience, and authentic in all it offers. Its one-of-a-kind interiors are complemented by the award-winning Italian cuisine at its Caprice Restaurant, and the rejuvenating pleasures of the Londa’s Spa & Club – all of which are unmistakably and exclusively its own, because ‘boutique’ isn’t a description; it’s a lifestyle.
Recognised & Consistent Excellence
As the region’s first boutique hotel, the Londa has consistently retained its trademark for excellence for three decades, with industry honours bestowed upon the hotel time and time again. The title of ‘Cyprus’ Leading Boutique Hotel’ was awarded to the Londa by the prestigious international ‘World Travel Awards’ (WTA) in 2015, marking nine consecutive years that the hotel has been a recipient of a WTA – testament to the dedication of the hotel and its long-standing team, and the efforts and care that have been poured into creating a legacy in the industry.
72 Georgiou A Street, Potamos Germasogeia Limassol 4048, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 865 555 Email: +357 25 865 555 www.londahotel.com
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alcyon Art International represents a selection of renowned global artists and has become a world-class destination for collectors. With galleries in London, Shanghai and now Limassol Marina, Halcyon hosts a diverse programme of contemporary art from Andy Warhol to Pablo Picasso, showing both established artists alongside new, emerging talent. A dedicated team specialises in rare masterpieces ranging from Impressionism to Pop Art, working closely with clients to build collections that have emotional resonance and importantly, impeccable provenance.
Of particular interest is the work of prominent Russian sculptor, Dashi Namdakov. While reminiscent of the great cultures of the bronze age and illustrating remote myths and legends, Dashi’s art is also born out of contemporary culture and imbued with a background of rigorous academic training.
Halcyon Gallery Cyprus now brings world-class art to Limassol Marina
Contemporary Italian artist Lorenzo Quinn, son of famous actor Anthony Quinn, is a leading figurative sculptor inspired by such masters as Michelangelo and Rodin. Driven by his observation of life’s everyday energy, Lorenzo is renowned for his emotive depictions of the human form. The gallery’s oeuvre is both mature in style and demonstrative of Quinn’s visceral empathy and technical accomplishment.
Young’s Pop Art reinvents photographic portraits to enhance the celebrity status of 21st century international icons. Often bold and sometimes brutal, Young’s silkscreen painting subjects include Marilyn Monroe, Kate Moss and Clint Eastward.
Unique, hand-embellished Trial Proofs masterminded and signed by the legendary Stan Lee
present classic comic book superheroes from Marvel. Printed on canvas, the recognisable style in the variant covers demonstrate Lee’s omnipotence in the comic industry.
Salvador Dali, 1904-89
Spanish painter, printmaker and sculptor Salvador Dali was a leading figure in Surrealism in the 1930s. Best known for his images of melting watches in a dream world of sunlight landscapes, he produced over 1,500 paintings and a total of more than 4,000 works of art. Halcyon Gallery Cyprus is now open and located in the Limassol Marina Square.
Tel: +357 25 051 351 www.halcyongallery.com
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Living Bank of Cyprus
Sanctum Spa & Fitness at Limassol Marina
Full Cash Banking Services
Spa & Fitness Club
The Bank of Cyprus branch of Limassol Marina is located in the office adjacent to the ΤΡΑΚΑΣOΛ Cultural Centre. Open from Mondays until Thursdays from 08:00-14:30 and on Fridays from 08:00-14:00, the bank is a welcome addition to the package of convenience on offer for all residents and visitors. The Cash Office offers full cash banking services and 24-hour ATM Service.
Sanctum Spa & Fitness implements the holistic Sanctum wellness concept, which takes an expert and personalised approach to fitness, spa treatments, beauty, hair care and healthy nutrition. Day spa facilities include five treatment rooms for face and body, massages and rituals, a relaxation room, steam room and sauna, changing rooms, a hair salon and spa with nail lounge, a retail area offering the exclusive Li’tya spa product line, and a healthy juice and snack bar. Fitness club members will have access to the state-of-the-art Technogym exercise area with sea views, and selected fitness classes offered in a spacious fitness studio; a 20m outdoor lap pool with sunbathing deck, relaxation patio and healthy pool bar. Qualified fitness instructors, personal trainers and a nutritionist are on hand to offer guidance. Sanctum Spa & Fitness at Limassol Marina is your personal sanctuary, where you will discover your true self, as it is, and as it could be. Because at Sanctum it’s all about Your Space, Your Time.
+357 25 157 193 www.bankofcyprus.com
Cybarco Development Limited Residential and Commercial Property Developer Cybarco is Cyprus’ leading luxury property developer. Part of the prestigious Lanitis Group, Cybarco is behind many of the island’s landmark projects including Akamas Bay Villas, Sea Gallery Villas, The Oval and Limassol Marina. Since 1945, Cybarco has earned its reputation for outstanding quality and customer satisfaction delivered to the highest standards, coupled with excellent after-sales service and property management. At Limassol Marina, Cybarco is responsible for the project management and has exclusivity for property sales of the Marina’s luxury homes. TEL: FREEPHONE: FAX: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 820 511 8008 0010 + 357 25 342 779 firstname.lastname@example.org www.cybarco.com
Leos Car Rentals Car Rental – Taxi Services – Segway Tours Leos Car Rentals Cyprus has many car categories, ranging from luxury to low-cost rentals, with the best brands and topmost models in tow, all well-maintained by the company. Car hire services are located in Paphos and Larnaca airports, downtown Nicosia, Limassol, Ayia Napa, Famagusta, Polis or any place on the island. Clients are offered the liberty of selecting a designated pick-up and drop-off location. Leos Car Rentals will convey and pick-up anytime, anywhere in Cyprus. Taxi transfer services and guided Segway tours are also available. TEL: FREEPHONE: FAX: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 320 000 8000 9192 + 357 25 313 028 email@example.com www.leoscy.com
TEL: +357 25 100 109 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: marina.sanctum-spa.com
ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre Once a warehouse used to store carobs, known as the ‘black gold of Cyprus’ for their export appeal, the listed building of ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ at Limassol Marina dates back to the early 19th century. Its convenient location, a few steps from the Old Port, made it an ideal storage space for a variety of goods, as well as fertiliser. Now renovated as part of the Limassol Marina masterplan design, it houses a marine training school and a cultural centre with multi-purpose function rooms for exhibitions, conferences and events. TEL: EMAIL:
+357 25 372 855 email@example.com
A.K. Mediterranean Yachting Ltd
Ekka Yachts Cyprus Ltd
Yacht Sales, Charter, Service, Management and Chandlery
Importers, Distributors of Luxury Yachts
Since 1997, A.k. Mediterranean Yachting Ltd has grown on the foundations of their original core values: dedication to quality, strength and integrity. The showroom exhibits boats ready for sale, both new and used, from renowned shipbuilders that are represented: Beneteau, Regal, Crownline, BSC and Topline. A.k. Mediterranean Yachting provides a full range of after-sale services including maintenance, repairs, transportation, yacht charter, winter storage and a fully stocked chandlery. TEL: +357 25 636 373 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.yachtcyprus.com
Blue Point Yachting Broker and Service of Superyachts, Yachts, Cruisers and Sailing Boats With a wealth of knowledge in the field of pleasure boating, Blue Point Yachting offers clients a choice of mega yachts, yachts, cruisers, power and sailing boats with maintenance and technical service to suit. Operations are based in both Cyprus and Lebanon to include major brands: Azimut | Benetti Group, Sea Ray and Elan Sailing. Blue Point Yachting are also the official dealer of Kohler generators, Gianneschi pumps and blowers and Seabob water toys in Cyprus. TEL: +357 24 639 600-1 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.bpyachting.com
Comar Marine Chandlery Shop All your yachting and marine needs can now be met at Limassol Marina. Comar Marine provides a broad spectrum of equipment and hardware to facilitate all maintenance and safety jobs. From compounds, thinners, life rafts, tenders, anchors, ropes and antennas to water tanks, spot lights, fuel pipes and control panels. Comar provides the expertise and variety to source the most detailed requirements. TEL: +357 25 051 240 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.comar-marine.com
Ekka Yachts Cyprus started business in 2000 as sole importers and distributors of the famous Italian shipyard Ferretti. Today the Ferretti Group is one of the largest Group of Shipyards in the world producing luxury yachts from 40 feet to 80 metres. The Group comprises the following shipyards: Ferretti (Ferretti Yachts, Ferretti Custom Line, Ferretti Navetta), Pershing, Riva, Itama, Bertram, Mochi Craft, CRN. Agents are on hand to help with all specifications and logistics. TEL: +357 25 762 818 SERVICE NUMBER: +357 99 621 608 FAX: +357 25 762 776 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.ekkayachts.com
Limassol Marina Showroom Vessel Sales, Chandlery, Boatyard, Brokerage and Management The expert team at Limassol Marina Showroom offers a complete and comprehensive range of products and services. As exclusive Cyprus dealers for a wide selection of leading yachting brands - including Princess Yachts, Beneteau, Monte Carlo Yachts, Regal, Mastercraft, Crownline, Sacs and William Tenders - the line of vessels features motor yachts, power boats, sailing yachts, RIB’s and ski boats, with a basement chandlery stocking spare parts and marine equipment, whilst the boatyard provides associated maintenance services. Alongside these elements, the Showroom also provides international brokerage services for buying or selling a used boat; general paperwork services; transport; chartering, and other tailored special requests and services. TEL: EMAIL:
7000 7997 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Step out of your villa and onto your yacht. Relax at the beach or the spa. Dine and shop in the heart of the most vibrant city in Cyprus. This is what we mean by living on the sea. For information on berths, completed apartments and villas at Limassol Marina, contact +357 25 020 020 limassolmarina.com Living on the sea
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Dining Nautimar Marine Ltd
Sunseeker Cyprus Ltd
Marina Cool Bar
Boats and Yachts Sales, Brokerage, Chartering and Management
New and Pre-owned Yachts Sales, Charter, After-Sales Service
Café, Bar and Restaurant
Ice Cream Shop – Smoothie and Juice Bar – Coffee Shop
Operating out of Cyprus since 1995, Nautimar Marine offers clients worldwide a broad range of leading brands: custom-built aluminium and/or steel yachts from the renowned Dutch shipyard Van Der Valk Continental yachts, the uber-luxury marque of Chris-Craft, the industry sportboat leader Chaparral Boats, the legendary offshore fishing boats from Robalo Boats and Italy’s best-selling inflatable boats from Joker Boat. Services include sales, brokerage, new build and refit solutions and owners’ representative services. Nautimar Marine also offers worldwide bareboat sailing holidays and crewed VIP charters. In cooperation with long-time associates Kiriacoulis Mediterranean, we provide a very innovative yacht ownership programme that can ensure maximum benefit from yacht ownership.
For those seeking a yachting experience that leaves nothing to be desired, Sunseeker Cyprus at Limassol Marina is the answer. As a member of the Sunseeker London Group, the name is linked with an outstanding track record that includes platinum award-winning services provided around the world. Whether you are interested in acquiring a new or preowned yacht, or would simply like to charter a yacht for a memorable sailing experience in the Mediterranean, you will enjoy the benefits of and after-sales service of the highest standard.
TEL: EMAIL: WEB: comPrincess
+357 25 051 210 +357 99 693 633 email@example.com w w w. n a u t i m a r m a r i n e .
Yachts (Cyprus) Ltd
Sales, Management, Charter and Brokerage Princess Yachts (Cyprus) is the official distributor for new and pre-owned Princess luxury motor yachts since 1997. In 2012 the company received the Quality Award ISO 900:2008 for Yacht Sales, Yacht Brokerage, Yacht Management & Maintenance including Yacht Chartering. Princess Yachts have delivered the most exciting and highly developed range of world-class motor yachts. The charter fleet includes a Princess 50 Flybridge, a Princess 62 Flybridge, a Princess 23M Flybridge, a Princess 82M, and a new Princess 40M. Princess Yachts (Cyprus) is also the official Distributor in Cyprus of Oyster Sailing Yachts, Pursuit Boats, Mastercraft, Williams Jet Tenders, Sacs, Powerdive, Seabob, Furuno, Kvh, Hook and Moore. TEL: FREEPHONE: FAX: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 770 320 7000 7997 +357 25 336 074 firstname.lastname@example.org www.princessyachts.com.cy
TEL: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 051 777 email@example.com www.sunseekercyprus.com.cy
Tutimare Trading Ltd Boat Dealers, Designers, Engineers and Chandlery All your comfortable sailing needs, from the yacht itself to a whole range of equipment that will transform it into a floating home. Dealers of Cranchi Yachts, Explorer Yachts and Majesty Yachts, Tutimare is also a distributor of various systems, including: Generators (Fischer Panda, Cummins Onan, Victron Energy, Mastervolt), air-conditioning (Cruiseair Marine Air, Condaria), HRO sea recovery systems (Watermakers), fish finding equipment (Simrad), radio direction finders (B&G), sanitation systems (SeaLand), innovative electrical systems (Blue Sea Systems) and other boating accessories (Opacmare) as well as dometic products. TEL: +357 99 627 627 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Café Calma aims to be the essence of chill-out, calm and cool. It is a space for a broad demographic to enjoy the view and atmosphere of the project hub in simple comfort that is both non-obtrusive and non-selective, meeting the individual’s needs, be it a private table, a soothing sofa, a casual island table, sociable bench or trendy bar - inside or out! A place for an informal coffee catch-up during the day or a laid back ‘in your living room’ drink and snack in the evening. TEL: +357 25 051 333 EMAIL: email@example.com
The Marina Cool Bar is one of those places you must visit and it is situated in the heart of Limassol Marina. It serves the finest ice cream, crepes, waffles, frozen yogurt, fresh juices, smoothies and coffee by the sea side. It is a very good place to stop by, take a rest and have fun with friends or family, while enjoying the rich variety of different flavours available. At the Marina Cool Bar you can enjoy a good refreshment after lunch or dinner, in a relaxing environment and with the friendliest of staff. TEL:
+357 22 307765
Italian Coffee Company
Restaurant and Takeaway
The Caffè Nero philosophy is very simple: Premium handcrafted Italian coffee. Caffè Nero always use double shots of espresso in all regular and grande size drinks, which means the rich flavour of their award winning coffee blend comes to life. Espresso is traditionally handcrafted and made in the classic Italian way – well-structured, full-bodied and aromatic. Choices range from espresso-based, individually-prepared coffees, hot or iced, to a rich selection of fruit boosters, teas and milkshakes. Take out or enjoy the welcoming atmosphere.
Trendy and cool restaurant for eating inside or on the al fresco terrace by the Marina quayside, Derlicious is a chain restaurant famed for souvlaki, gyros and all the trimmings. Derlicious does the classic Greek kebab but with a twist, making pita from corn meal and offering its own signature combinations, as well as traditional souvlaki wrapped in pita. Platters and kids’ meals are also great for families to share.
TEL: +357 25 051 209 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEB: www.caffenero.com.cy
Cigar Lounge Cigar and Shisha Lounge An elegant lounge adorned with sophisticated décor, characterised by distinctive elements designed to offer a tranquil sanctuary, where cigars and quiet conversation can be enjoyed by visitors. The ten square metre walk-in humidour, with top of the line offerings of premium cigar brands, includes Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Romeo Y Julieta, Davidoff. A sophisticated range of wines and spirits is also displayed on the second floor. TEL:
+357 25 051 270
+357 22 307 895 email@example.com
Eψιλον Resto | Bar Restaurant and Bar Εψιλον Resto Bar at Limassol Marina is the latest addition to Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd. It will enchant guests with its modern yet coσy indoor ambiance and verandas with outstanding views. The tantalising options on the menu bring a selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes with crafty hints of international fusion to our visitors, who are able to unwind to the DJ’s tunes by the full service bar with its extensive list of wines and cocktails. TEL: EMAIL WEB:
+357 25 051 393 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carobmill-restaurants.com
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Shopping Hobo Mediterraneo
34 The Shop
Café - Restaurant
Fish and Seafood Restaurant
Casual Dining Restaurant
Hobo Mediterraneo has an all-day character where everyone can enjoy quality coffee, indulgent desserts and exceptional Mediterranean dishes. The Hobo Mediterraneo menu covers a wide selection of meals and drinks; appetisers are healthy and all-time classics include homemade burgers, filling pastas, freshly-cut salads, steaks, fresh fish and meat dishes, and Italian risottos. The exclusive location and its elegant decor define the café-restaurant as the ultimate place to enjoy quality moments of relaxation with family and friends.
Following a ten year success story of consistency, quality and satisfaction in Nicosia, Pyxida Fish Tavern is now able to welcome you to its new, second home in Limassol. With breathtaking views of the sea, for the ultimate gastronomical experience, the owners are blending years of experience with a prime location at the new Limassol Marina for a taste as delicious and comforting as the environment. An easy and welcoming dine-in atmosphere by day or night, with traditional fresh cuisine at its best for truly unforgettable moments that excite all of your senses.
Almost everyone knows that TGI stands for Thank God it’s Friday. Today, the casual dining American chain can be found in no fewer than 60 countries worldwide. Limassol Marina is the brand’s 7th restaurant in Cyprus. Overlooking the Marina, with breath-taking views, the restaurant has a new innovative and fresh design. The uplifting music in the magnificent patio offers its guests a truly unique atmosphere. Friday’s fun-loving flair bartenders serve fantastic cocktails, and the rest of the team is always high in spirits and ready to go the extra mile. The friendly service along with the unique main dishes such as the Jack Daniel’s Grill and its Steak House Selects guarantee to make every visit a memorable one!
Branded / Designer Womenswear and Menswear
+357 25 051 555 +357 22 307 735 email@example.com
KFC Fast Food Restaurant Chain KFC is the world’s most popular chicken franchised restaurant chain, specialising in original recipe chicken, hot and spicy chicken, crispy strips, burgers, wraps, nuggets and hot wings, also serving home-style sides, snacks, salads and drinks. First presented in 1930 by cook Colonel Harland Sanders in Kentucky, KFC is now served in more than 115 countries around the world including Limassol Marina for eat-in and takeaway. TEL: +357 22 307 411 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pizza Hut Pizza - Dine In - Take Away Pizza Hut at Limassol Marina has been a unique addition to the largest chain of franchised restaurants in Cyprus. Either for lunch or dinner, Pizza Hut serves signature pizza combinations and WingStreet chicken, ribs, appetisers, fresh salads, pastas, chicken dishes, wraps, as well as tempting desserts, cocktails, wine and coffee, and a kids menu. The restaurant itself is family friendly, modern in design+ and an affordable dine-in experience. TEL: EMAIL WEB:
+357 25 051 207 email@example.com www.pizzahut.com.cy
TEL: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 051 200 firstname.lastname@example.org www.pyxidafishtavern.com
Marina Roof Bar Cocktail Bar With a fully-stocked bar and expert bartenders ready to serve you, there’s no better place on the Limassol coastline to enjoy your favourite drink than the Marina Roof Bar. Take in the impressive view of Limassol Marina as you sip your cocktail, beer or non-alcoholic drink, and enjoy the funky tunes that add a special dimension to this venue’s unique atmosphere. Definitely the ultimate summer destination, any evening, every evening. TEL:
+357 25 051 500
The Crystal Lounge Bar & Restaurant Restaurant - Lounge The Crystal is the only place that seems to float on water with a breath-taking view combining the luxurious yachts with the Mediterranean lifestyle. The Crystal blends selective innovative dishes from Japanese cuisine, unique signature cocktails, pairing world renowned music with stunning interior and breath-taking sea views, creating a truly sensuous and serene atmosphere which delights all tastes. The Crystal serves the freshest ingredients in an astonishing way creating a true gastronomic experience at Limassol Marina. TEL: +357 25 051 230 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.breeze.com.cy
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+357 25 051 500 firstname.lastname@example.org www.fridays.com.cy
The Yacht Club Wine Bar and Italian Restaurant Boasting the finest vantage point over Limassol Marina, The Yacht Club is open to the public and includes a wine bar, a relaxing lounge and fine dining restaurant. The menu features fine, fresh Italian cuisine, as well as seafood dishes and selected Cyprus specialities. The well-stocked cava balances the best local and reputable imported wines. A full range of spirits and innovative cocktails complete the drinks list. Shisha service also available. DJ music after 22:00. Open all year round, seven days a week, 10:00-02:00. TEL: +357 25 051 205 EMAIL: email@example.com WEB: www.limassolyachtclub.com
Wagamama Asian-Inspired Restaurant Inspired by traditional Japanese, Indian, Chinese and Thai flavours, wagamama offers a new kind of dining experience – of fresh Asian food in a friendly, vibrant yet zen setting. Easy for families and friends to sit together in the restaurant with take-out and delivery to order. The menu comprises dishes full of authentic ingredients prepared in the open kitchen space: Noodle and rice dishes, fresh salads and shareable sides, sushi, meat, seafood and vegetarian meals, desserts, freshly squeezed juices, wine, sake and expertly crafted Asian beers. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:
+357 25 051 299 firstname.lastname@example.org www.wagamama.com.cy
The most well-known fashion labels are blended with some of the quirkiest brands, for at 34 The Shop, fashion is ‘turned on its head’ by offering something different for everyone and often providing designs exclusive to the store. The best in fabrics and tailoring is guaranteed with names gracing the rails such as Paul Smith, Nicole Farhi, Just Cavalli, Ed Hardy, Bike Polo, A Fish Named Fred, 50 Carats, Franks Swimwear, Silvian Heach and Lemon Jelly Shoes. TEL:
+357 25 101 015 +357 22 758 428
Alphamega Hypermarkets Online and Convenience Grocery Shopping Alphamega is one of the largest chains of supermarkets in Cyprus and is owned by C.A.Papaellinas Emporiki Ltd, founded in 1997. Stores carry both standard and exclusive brand names such as Tesco, Fiorucci, Borgrain, private label brands and many locally produced goods, plus imported and specialised deli products. Alphamega stores offer non-perishable food, fresh produce, butchery, fresh fish, a wellstocked wine and spirit department and a variety of breads and pastries from in-store bakeries.
+357 22 469 576 www.alphamega.com.cy
Crystal Boutique Ladies’ and Men’s Fashion, Shoes and Accessories High quality fashion for both men and women featuring famous brand names direct from prestigious Italian houses, ensuring a blend of their latest collections and unique creativity. Focusing on sophisticated styles, tailored with careful craftsmanship, detailed designs and rare fabrics, the collections provide excellent quality fashion streetwear, alongside exceptionally exclusive fashion eveningwear. Designers include: Paul & Shark, AJ Armani Jeans, V.D.P., Who’s Who, Monica Magni, Elly Italia and Renzi Shoes. TEL: FAX: EMAIL:
+357 99 434 626 +357 25 747 637 email@example.com
Global experience, local approach in the Funds Industry KPMG provides comprehensive audit, risk advisory, tax and regulatory services to fund managers in setting up and operating through Cyprus. Our clients look to us for leadership and guidance in areas such as: fund set-up and structuring; regulatory interpretation and support; proactive tax advice; investment acquisitions and due diligence; fund liquidation, re-domiciliation and/or restructuring. Our local practice is at the forefront of industry issues, working closely with the industry and its representatives and actively participating in the firm’s global product development programmes. The combination of a strong local practice, with significant professional and industry experience, along with the global reach of KPMG International fund services network places us in an optimal position to provide added value service to our clients as they address the industry challenges, and guide them in grasping opportunities.
For more information please contact: Christos Vasiliou Deputy Managing Director Primary Contact T: +357 22 209 113 E: firstname.lastname@example.org Marie-Helene Angelides Senior Associate Regulatory & Compliance T: +357 22 209 227 E: email@example.com kpmg.com.cy
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Quality casual wear and apparel
Handmade Persian Carpets
Top quality, comfortable casual wear with Italian flair, for both men and women. A stylish interpretation of denim pieces that have their place in every wardrobe, as well as the trendsetting JoggJeans – the hybrid jeans that combine denim with stretch jersey. Also in stock, the latest eye-catching apparel for him and for her, leather bags and shoes, watches and sunglasses.
Graff is one of the world’s preeminent jewellery brands with over 45 Graff stores worldwide and corporate offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Japan and Geneva. The quality, style and workmanship are the best in the world. Laurence Graff OBE, Founder and Chairman of the company, is often described as ‘The King of Diamonds’. From the founding of the company in 1960 to the present day, Graff continues to operate as a family business. Graff jewels are made by hand in the Graff London workshop; from the creation of the design to the immaculate setting, each piece requires many hours of work, some several hundred hours. Over the years, Graff has handled the world’s most fabulous and treasured gemstones. It has been said that more important gem quality diamonds have passed through Laurence Graff’s hands than any other diamantaire.
A hand-picked selection of exclusive, high fashion clothing items, accessories and shoes by Ralph Lauren Black Label and Ralph Lauren Collection. Set in luxurious surroundings, with professional staff who will assist you in finding the perfect outfit for any occasion, casual or formal, day or night. Amongst other exclusive accessories, we have a large selection of the iconic Ricky Bags by Ralph Lauren available at our store.
Shiraz is a member of the Ghanbarinia Group of Companies, which was established in 1841 and owns the world’s largest exclusive collection of valuable antiques and highest quality Persian carpets. Here you will find extraordinary handmade carpets featuring exquisite patterns that are nothing short of a secret symbolic language. Shiraz carpets have been created by expert craftsmen whose skills have been passed down from generation to generation. Preserving this traditional art, they offer discerning buyers a rare opportunity to enrich their homes with stunning carpets that are beautiful, valuable and above all timeless.
Yachting Lifestyle Concept Store
PAG Boutique is the exclusive Mediterranean division of the established PA brand that has been a household name in Greece for over 120 years. The Limassol Marina concept store is the third in the company’s sportswear and yachting lifestyle chain. Its selection includes deluxe brands such as the RLX premiumtechnical Ralph Lauren line, the groundbreaking Swiss ON running shoe, and Myths: the finest handmade Bermudas. The children’s section offers a range of premium sun-safe swimsuits such as Coolibar, along with an array of selective athletic fun games as well as the best and brightest brain fitness toys.
Men’s and women’s Italian fashion
+357 25 051 228 www.diesel.com
Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie Perfumery (Health and Beauty) Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie is the first, most celebrated and exclusive perfumery in Cyprus. Established in 1978, the perfumery is a symbol of great heritage, experience and expertise. It offers some of the rarest, finest and most innovative products available, including Amouage, Puredistance Master Perfumes, Xerjoff, Editions De Parfums Frederic Malle, Caron, Creed, Lubin, by Terry, J.F.Lazartigue, Chanel, Clarins and Shiseido amongst many other brands. TEL:
+357 25 322 570
Dora Theophilou Pharmacy Pharmacy (Health and Beauty) The reputation of Dora Theophilou Pharmacy is built on trust in their knowledge and expertise to advise and aid with most aspects of health and care. Immediate attention and a vast stock of products gives confidence to all customers. Categories include: medicines, over-the-counter products, travellers’ health, vitamin and food supplements, baby care, dermo-cosmetics, sun products, first aid, medical devices, anatomical and orthopaedic products, complimentary therapy, clinical nutrition, feminine care, men’s care, hand care, foot care, oral hygiene, bath, nail and hair care etc. TEL:
+357 25 051 212
+357 25 354 040 www. graffdiamonds.com
Halcyon Gallery Art Gallery Halcyon Gallery is a global company representing world-famous contemporary artists. With established galleries in London and Shanghai, Halcyon cooperates with artists directly, as well as art institutions and collectors around the world. Among others, the gallery features names including Andy Warhol, Bob Dylan, Chagall, Dale Chihuly, Dashi Namdakov, Eve Arnol, Ernesto Canovas, Lichtenstein, Lorenzo Quinn, Raphael Mazzucco, Royo, Russell Young, Pedro Paricio, Santiago Montoya.The company’s history and art experts offer art lovers and collectors all the assurance they need before investing in a valuable masterpiece. TEL: WEB:
+357 25 051 351 www.halcyongallery.com
Invito Fashion Outlet Beachwear and Boots All you need for a stylish appearance on the beach or around the pool. Featuring the largest collection of Havaianas, the world’s most popular rubber flip flops for men, women and children. Top quality swimwear by Europe’s leading designers including Ritratti, Naory, Christies, and Save the Queen. For the winter, take your pick from the original collections of Koalabi UGG boots. TEL:
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Ship 2 Shore Clothing Company Ltd Personalised Clothing and Accessories Ship 2 Shore offers a complete range of casual, boating and beach clothing for all ages and sizes including the official Limassol Marina clothing collection, plus an exclusive range of Musto clothing. Clients can customise garments using high-quality embroidery, direct to garment printing, vinyl cut and rhinestones; ideal for crews, families, boat owners, businesses, schools, sport clubs and celebrations. Ship 2 Shore Clothing provide casual, beach and headwear to include: polo shirts, t-shirts, fashion styles, sweatshirts, hoodies, waterproof jackets, caps, towels, bags and more – there is something for everyone – call in and meet our friendly and helpful team now! TEL: EMAIL: WEB:
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WOO.MEN boutique is a combination of men’s and women’s Italian fashion. Its products include ready-to-wear, accessories, footwear, watches, jewellery and eyewear. Featuring beloved European brands like Twin-Set, Primo Emporio, Liu.Jo, Michael Kors, Angelo Marani and Fradi. TEL: WEB:
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Zilli Haute Couture Menswear With a network of 54 stores in 17 countries, the French house of Zilli is the global reference for haute couture menswear. The extraordinary story of Zilli, first established in 1965 in Lyon, is rooted in the passion of one family, who transformed a small specialist leather workshop into a world-famous business. Today, 120 craftsmen and women merge creativity and know-how with top quality materials to offer you their iconic luxury menswear collections that include leather jackets, coats, suits, shirts, footwear, knitwear and denim. TEL: WEB:
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The masterplan Key
1. Nireas Residences
2. Peninsula Villas
3. Peninsula Beach
4. Island Villas
5. Nereids Residences
6. Superyacht Marina
7. Dining & Shopping
8. Spa & Fitness Club
9. Harbour Master 10. Helipad 11. Cultural Centre 12. Car Park 13. Boatyard 14. City Centre
The shareholders of Limassol Marina Ltd
T H E P R I N C E S S 3 0 M S U P E R YA C H T E X P E R I E N C E T H E E X C E P T I O N A LÂ®
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