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Issue 4 Your guide to living on the sea

OUR CROWN JEWEL Castle Residences

Living on the sea

Fit For Royalty

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Sophia Paraskeva Limassol Marina Marketing & PR Manager

EDITOR’S NOTE There was an air of unprecedented excitement and anticipation surrounding the release of our final phase here at Limassol Marina. The elusive ‘Castle’ was finally being launched, in the middle of the sea, signifying the last residential offering within the Marina, the concluding construction schedule of a ground-breaking development, the closing chapter of an ambitious and life-changing project for

This is the issue of kings and queens, princes and princesses, our destination’s hidden gems and treasures.

Cyprus, for its image and its position in the world of yachting. Did this ultimate milestone come tinged with any sadness? I would be dishonest if I said it didn’t, for me and for the team that has worked so passionately to bring this vision to reality over the years. But upon reflection, it is clear as crystal that the fairytale is nowhere near over. In fact, it is just beginning. Fit for royalty, this next issue rolls out the red carpet and introduces you to our crown jewel: Castle Residences. It points the sceptre at the luxury world of living, yachting, dining and shopping at Limassol Marina and beyond. This is the issue of kings and queens, princes and princesses, our destination’s hidden gems and treasures. Your royal feast awaits you on the shores of Limassol. Welcome ONBOARD!


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CONTENTS

44 01 Editor’s Note

22 Princess Of The Sea

42 Queen Of The Night

06 News

26 Our Knight Of Yachting

50 Imperial Luxury

16 Our Crown Jewel

30 Modern Day Princess

52 A Royal Feast

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Marina’s Marketing & PR Manager

 ews, events and special occasions N at Limassol Marina

Castle Residences completes residential phase at Limassol Marina

 rincess Yachts line up six luxury P yachts at Limassol Marina  eet Aristos Aristidou, the man behind M the successful Limassol Boat Show Sparkling revival of the tiara

33 Experience The Difference Limassol Marina’s concierge services

 ashion that commands attention with F Ralph Lauren and Constantinos Jewels

Exclusive by Andreotti sets new standards of home design

 he restaurants at Limassol Marina T serve delicacies fit for a king


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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Eleni Polydorou eleni@polydoroudesign.com EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sophia Paraskeva sparaskeva@limassolmarina.com EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Maria Nikolaou mnikolaou@limassolmarina.com ADVERTISING SALES Katerina Kyprianou katerina@polydoroudesign.com CONTRIBUTORS Melissa Heckers Yiota Mallas Alix Norman Michaela Mobley DESIGN www.bearlondon.com info@bearlondon.com PHOTOGRAPHY Charles Charalambous aka Phototamer DEC - AudioVisual Photography Dinah Kaprou Jo Michaelides Demetris Photiou Franginos Theodorou Anastasia Vounikaki White Leaf Pictures PRINT PRODUCTION Laser Graphics Ltd

16 55 By Royal Decree

L  a Maison du Vin presents the oldest Champagne house in France

56 Regal Artistry

L  imassol Marina welcomes Ancora’s flagship boutique in Cyprus

58 Diamonds In The Sky

 he astronomical beauty of the T island’s jewelled heavens

64 Majesty And Monarchy

 he rise and fall of the island’s royal T dynasties

70 Cyprus Castles

From ancient strongholds to the Byzantine bastions

74 Limassol Marina Directory

 our guide to living, yachting, dining Y and shopping on the sea

LIMASSOL MARINA LTD P.O.Box 50160, 3601 Limassol, Cyprus T: +357 25 020 020 E: info@limassolmarina.com www.limassolmarina.com

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News

REFLECTIONS

Ralph Lauren Exclusive Line and Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie host a luxury brand evening at Limassol Marina The spectacular event for distinguished guests, titled “For Your Eyes Only”, offered an exclusive preview of Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie’s selection of unique perfumes and the new winter collection for women by Ralph Lauren. With flagship stores at Limassol Marina, both prestigious and established brands gave thanks to their customers in an atmosphere characterised by luxury and quality; by indulging in the senses in a unique setting on the sea. “For Your Eyes Only” tuned to the live melodies of Mood Indigo, while a plentiful supply of Moet & Chandon was flowing in champagne flutes throughout the night. Three brand new Maseratis completed the scene, dazzling against the evening backdrop of Limassol Marina’s yachts. The quintessential partners for an evening of pure perfection!


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BLUE FLAG MARINA The first one in Cyprus Limassol Marina is proud to announce it has achieved ‘Blue Flag Marina’ status in recognition of its commitment to environmental awareness and protection, the first Marina in Cyprus to achieve this international award. The award distinguishes the Marina’s high standards in environmental protection throughout its facilities and operational procedures, as well as its efforts to ensure and promote environmentally friendly practice from all visitors, residents and boat owners. The Blue Flag Marina programme is a highly-regarded and worldrenowned accolade for environmental education, information and management, promoting and implementing safety regulations and procedures for the protection of the environment and water quality. Its regulations will continue to be communicated to all Limassol Marina customers and visitors to ensure that their activities adhere to the guidelines in place for clean waters and a safe environment for marine life and protected species in Cyprus. The ‘Blue Flag for Boat Owners’ scheme is also available to all resident or visiting boats via the Marina Reception. The international Blue Flag Programme is run by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE), a nongovernmental environmental organisation. It is also represented by national organisations in each of the participating countries in Europe, the Caribbean, New Zealand and South Africa.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS DAY Inform, educate, entertain

Every June Limassol Marina hosts an Environmental Awareness Day to coincide with the weekend of ‘World Environment Day’. The event aims to raise awareness, promote conservation and educate Marina users or visitors on the marine environment and issues surrounding the topic more broadly. A range of activities took place again within the project last June, accompanied by games, live entertainment and music, fundraising, as well as exhibits of an interactive and educational nature. A school choir performed themed songs along the promenade, followed by a band using instruments made from recycled materials. The event continues to provide an ideal platform for people to learn more about the marine environment in an engaging and interactive way.

OUR TEAM ON GOCYCLE Limassol Marina has teamed up with Enviromotion Ltd to add to its fleet of environmentally friendly vehicles with award-winning Gocycle electric bikes for staff to use around the Marina. The clever folding electric bike was designed by the McLaren Car designer Richard Thorpe in London. Some celebrity owners include Christiano Ronaldo, Eddie Jordan, Chris Evans and Cara Delevingne. The Gocycle is enjoying enormous worldwide success within the boating community for its suitability in and around marinas. Elegant, lightweight, ingenious and fun, it provides an easy and efficient way of getting around town, the open road or along the beachfront. Enviromotion Ltd is selling the revolutionary Gocycle through its trade partners on the island. Enquiries can be made at Limassol Marina’s Blue Point Yachting and Princess Yachts. Both shops have demonstration models in their showrooms.


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CYPRUS – ISRAEL REGATTA New on our annual calendar

The 6th International Sailing Regatta organised by the Israel Yacht Club (IYC) and the Famagusta District Sailing Club Begafigo (BF) was held in October, after the ORC Ioannideia International Offshore Regatta. Over 30 participating yachts from different countries sailed between Limassol, Larnaca and Tel Aviv in the largest international sailing event in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Cyprus-Israel Regatta is a continuation of the relationship that started between the two organising clubs, Israel Yacht Club IYC and Begafigo in 2010. IYC Chairman Mr Easy Swissa commented: “As sailors we believe that there is a need to enhance the relationship between the countries in the Eastern Mediterranean. Our aim is to promote sailing in the Eastern Mediterranean and to make this Regatta an annual international event.” He continued: “The 2011-2015 Regattas were a big success with entries from both Cyprus and Israel. The regatta spirit was very high during racing and during the social events in Cyprus and Israel. The new 2016 Regatta programme and cooperation with Limassol Marina took it to the next level and made for an even more successful event!” The Regatta started with a ‘Friendship Flotilla’ from Tel Aviv Marina to Limassol Marina; two coastal races and the famous offshore race from Larnaca to Tel Aviv Marina followed. Each race was regarded as separate, with prizes awarded at ceremonies in Zygi, Larnaca and Tel Aviv.

ICPAC REGATTA

SOCHI REGATTA

As part of its 55th anniversary celebrations, The Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC), organised the ‘ICPAC Regatta’ at Limassol Marina. Starting with a skippers’ meeting, with the off-shore race to follow later in the morning, the Regatta’s participants were members and other related parties of ICPAC.

The Business Yacht Club, with the support of Vedomosti newspaper, held a sailing weekend for the members of its club at Sochi Grand Marina by Burevestnik Group. With a total of ten participating teams, a business breakfast in the Olympic area was followed by seminars on sailing, team training and two days of racing.

With the support of the Bank of Cyprus, the Regatta’s starting and finishing port was Limassol Marina. The sailing yachts followed an impressive route through the waters of Limassol bay. This was followed by a private cocktail reception at the Marina Beach Bar. The first ICPAC Regatta was held under the auspices of the Limassol Mayor with net proceeds donated to the Association of Children with Liver Diseases – George Psaras – Round Table Cyprus. ICPAC is recognised by the state and society as the primary stakeholder for the accountancy profession and the economy, in general, in Cyprus.

Limassol Marina’s sales team was a key player in the Regatta weekend, with members from Cybarco’s sales offices in Moscow and St Petersburg sailing for Cyprus. With ten participating boats, ten skippers and 38 participating crew, the businessmen and investors also attended a presentation between races to discover Limassol Marina, the destination. Built for the Winter Olympic Games back in 2014 and operated by Burevestnik Group, the luxurious Sochi Grand Marina offers a modern, comfortable and safe berth on the Black Sea for up to 300 yachts, including superyachts up to 140 metres in length.

WINTER PARKING, SUMMER BERTH Trailer Boat Park & Berth Packages

Limassol Marina has just introduced new year-round trailer boat park and marina berth packages for boats up to 12m. Tailored to your needs, the packages offer the opportunity to park your boat in a specifically designed area during the winter period and berth in the Marina during the summer. It also includes all additional benefits and services that come with leasing a berth at Limassol Marina. According to your preference, the Trailer Boat Park & Berth Packages include allocated trailer space in the boat park during the winter months of your choice, assigned berthing in the Marina for the remaining summer months, launch and recovery assistance, access to and personal use of the slipway, berthholder parking and assistance, a range of first-class services and facilities, 24-hour security, reception and concierge, discounts across dining and shopping, and special rates at the spa and fitness club.


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News

THE MED COLLECTION by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas

MARINA BREEZE ALL ABOUT LIMASSOL LOUNGE BAR

The Med Collection, launched at the MYBA Charter Show at Port Vell in Barcelona and then on to the Palma Superyacht Show at Moll Vell in Palma, is a collaborative showcase of three of the finest full-service superyacht marinas in the Mediterranean: Limassol Marina, Cyprus; Grand Harbour Marina, Malta; and Marina d’Arechi, Italy. Each marina is situated in an idyllic and highly fashionable location southern Cyprus in the Mediterranean, the heart of the Maltese archipelago, and in Salerno on the Italian Amalfi Coast. Dan Hughes, Business Development Director at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas comments: “We are delighted that we created a successful opportunity for three high profile marinas to collaborate with each other at both the MYBA and Palma shows this year. Each marina offers the most exceptional support to captains, crew and yacht owners throughout the year and are all ‘powered by’ the Camper & Nicholsons Marinas brand.” The Med Collection concept captured the imagination of delegates at both shows with the vivid colours of the stand, the attention to detail, the service and the lively cocktail parties and drinks events which were all well attended. Created to drive awareness of each marina destination in the Mediterranean, this partnership is the start of a beautiful friendship and ongoing collaboration between the three marinas.

Marina Breeze Lounge Bar at Limassol Marina opened its doors to the public this year, providing one of the most unique experiences from the successful Breeze Group.

Limassol Marina Ltd is supporting the allaboutlimassol.com portal as the official online city guide of Limassol, under the auspices of the Limassol Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI).

The floating venue enjoys breathtaking views of the endless Mediterranean Sea and the Marina’s luxurious yachts.

Currently the largest website presenting and promoting the city of Limassol, the comprehensive platform collaborates closely with municipalities, various cultural institutions and tourist organisations to illustrate the beauty and uniqueness of Limassol, promoting the city both on a local and international level.

Using nature’s freshest ingredients to create tasteful dishes for a true gastronomic experience, it blends together the lounge bar’s handmade baristas’ brewed coffee and signature cocktails. Also combining the melodies of international music and a resident DJ with stunning interiors, it creates a truly sensational and peaceful atmosphere for all tastes. From Chillout Mondays, Retro Sessions, Cuban Nights, After Work Thursdays, Funky Fridays to Sassy Saturdays and Sunday Brunch, the ultimate experience from Breeze Group is ready to welcome you to Limassol Marina every day of the week..

The most complete and reliable source of information on Limassol provides the user with details, suggestions and tips on what to do and what to see as it features a daily updated agenda including all major events of the year, a business directory, informative articles and an extensive photo and video gallery. It is informed every day by a qualified team of professional journalists, editors, translators, photographers, designers and programmers. A one-stop portal for the most vibrant city in Cyprus.

ROYO AT HALCYON GALLERY

“Painting is a passion, an obsession, an addiction: it is life. Like children play, I love to paint. When I open my box of colours, it’s a surprise and a joy, like a Pandora’s Box.” Obsessively painting since the age of seven, Royo (Jose Mateu San Hilario) is a Spanish Contemporary Figurative painter who continues to be inspired by many historical periods: from the Old Masters such as Velazquez and Goya, to the 19th-century Impressionists such as Degas, and Sorolla. He has participated in a number of international art fairs and exhibited throughout his native Spain, across Europe, Japan and the United States. Royo’s exuberant brushstroke technique is now exhibited at Limassol Marina’s Halcyon Gallery, pioneering with its inaugural exhibitions in fine and contemporary art. Bringing the artist’s work to Cyprus for the very first time, the Mediterraneo Series portrays female figures moving through air, set against lush backgrounds of flowers or the vivid blue sea. The painter explores the mythical, the maternal, the sensual, and the weightless human form escaping its earthbound existence.


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ISLAND VILLAS Only a handful remaining

The most elite of the villas with private berths at Limassol Marina, these stunning homes represent the pinnacle of waterside living and have already been delivered to their first owners. Showcasing the finest in local craft and design, they epitomise the essence of living on the sea and reflect the elegance of the Mediterranean’s most exciting new destination. The Island Villas offer both privacy and community, overlooking the glistening horizon on one side and the Marina’s on-site facilities on the other. Ranging in size from 250m² - 700m² of covered area, they occupy a prime position in the development and are surrounded by landscaped gardens, as well as their own exclusive water-space able to accommodate stern-to or alongside yachts of up to 60m outside their garden. The two superyacht residences at the tip of the Island are the only homes of their kind in the region, accessed by a private bridge and now ready to move into. Immersed in the tranquility of sparkling azure waters, the dual property and berth ownership package comes complete with the secure surroundings and first-class facilities of a luxury full service marina. Around-the-clock security, CCTV, property and berth management, concierge services and all convenience needs, from a bank and pharmacy to a minimarket and wellstocked chandlery, are just a handful of the lifestyle trimmings on offer to residents of the development. A wide range of high-end restaurants, luxury boutiques, an elite art gallery, a sandy beach and top-of-the-range spa and fitness club are also just moments away. Sail up to one door and drive away from another!

For more information on the Island Villas or to book a private tour of the luxury properties, contact +357 25 020 020 or visit www.limassolmarina.com


Living

text by Alix Norman

OUR CROWN JEWEL Surrounded by water, Castle Residences are the only apartments in the sea in the Mediterranean and the final phase of development at Limassol Marina.


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Living

“We are proud to be concluding our development’s construction on this high note; this is our last residential phase, our Crown Jewel.”

Imagine a life of luxurious freedom, a haven of elegant existence and affordable privilege; a place in which lavish opulence meets everyday comfort, where extravagance and amenity go hand in hand to create an effortless lifestyle. This is Castle Residences, the Crown Jewel of Limassol Marina. Fit for a king – or a queen – this is the only property development in the whole of the Mediterranean set atop the seas, and encircled entirely by water. Gently sun-washed, courted by high blue skies and surrounded by azure seas, Castle Residences is the final phase of the successful Marina development, and possibly the most highly anticipated project of the kind in the region. Boasting a total of 61 deluxe-living apartments, construction is underway and already quoting unprecedented success, offering potential buyers one last chance to own an exclusive property and enjoy a life of infinite opportunity and pleasure. “Owning a home on the sea, particularly in this location and at this pricing, is a rare and hugely enticing proposition,” reveals CEO of Limassol Marina Andreas Christodoulides, who professes great delight in the successful conclusion of the project. “We are proud to be concluding our development’s construction on this high note; this

is our last residential phase, our Crown Jewel. These chances don’t come around very often,” he adds, referring to the rarity of such select projects, “and we have every confidence that the unique product offering will continue to be embraced with enthusiasm.”

Life On The Blue

For those who have already chosen to embrace life on the blue the project epitomises the essence of luxury living not by, but directly on the sea. Set on a private island – the only one of its kind in the Mediterranean – the properties are fit for royalty, with their crowning views of cerulean horizons, the magnificent Limassol Marina and the coastal city itself. Accessed by a private bridge, these homes are mere steps from the beach, and in close proximity to luxury dining, shopping and leisure facilities. Nurtured by the full-service Marina – designed by a world-renowned team of architects and engineers, and boasting an enticing mix of gourmet restaurants, high-end retailers, and firstclass yachting opportunities – the development is the ultimate in luxury, security and privacy: roundthe-clock concierge services; priority berthing; anti-seismic design throughout; video-phone access to the main luxury entrance and lobby;


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covered private parking with an electrically-operated control gate; and exclusive access to the sea, and communal swimming pool. In-house property management services also offer yearround maintenance and rental opportunities for property owners within the development.

Luxury Living

Created to cater to the discerning buyer’s individual desires, each of the spacious two, three, and four-bedroom homes and duplex apartments comes complete with every amenity of luxury living. Housed in five closely interlinked buildings which surround the common gardens, the residences soar to seven floors above the sea, delivering spectacular views from the homes’ covered terraces, uncovered verandas and sundecks. While many of the ground-floor residences enjoy verdant green gardens and private Jacuzzis, the higher floors boast secluded pool spas from which to appreciate the unrivalled beauty of the Mediterranean. The interior of each property is no less lavish. Floors and staircases are marble-paved throughout the communal and living areas, bedrooms are furnished with floating parquet and electrically operated rolling shutters on each of the external doors and windows, while both living and sleep-


Living

ing areas are equipped with dimmable lighting systems. Insulated walls and roofs, underfloor heating, air conditioning and double glazing throughout offer complete climatic comfort, in one of the very few developments in Southern Europe with an advanced decentralised geo-exchange and heat recovery system which exploits the sea water. Each kitchen comes complete with Corian worktops and stations, while imported high-quality sanitary ware and accessories are installed throughout. Epicures of a gastronomic inclination will enjoy the numerous benefits of the comprehensive pre-fitted kitchen accoutrements: concealed wall-mounted mixers, ceramic hobs, a refrigerator, electric oven, extractor hood, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher and tumble dryer – all those little luxuries required by the gourmet cook. Bathrooms are marble-lined, and fitted with individual pressurised water systems and hot water cylinders, while glazed cubicles, tempered glass splash screens and heated towel rails perfect this indulgent lifestyle experience.

Maritime Perfection

For those who aspire to waterfront living, Castle Residences takes things one step further, offering the pinnacle of residential indulgence actually on the water. Complete with the opportunity for private moorings from 12m cruisers to superyachts of 110m in length – a scale almost unprecedented in the region – the berths are mere metres from the private island’s main entrance. Deceptively tranquil in terms of atmosphere, the Marina combines a richly diverting choice of entertainment (restaurants boasting ex-

For those who aspire to waterfront living, Castle Residences takes things one step further, offering the pinnacle of residential indulgence actually on the water.

quisite local and international cuisine; cocktail, wine and cigar lounges; elegant fashion designer boutiques and a gallery) with every potential convenience (including a bank, pharmacy, car-rental service, fully-equipped chandlery, and a helipad). The on-site spa and fitness club provides a professional team of consultants for all wellness, health, fitness and lifestyle goals, while those with more cultural interests can avail themselves of the events and facilities at the Limassol Marina Cultural Centre: an impeccably renovated traditional warehouse, which not only houses a marine training school and multi-purpose function rooms but also features rotating art exhibitions and musical concerts. A step further, and the vibrant town of Limassol is at your feet. The jewel in the island’s crown, Limassol is its second largest city, renowned for its vibrant atmosphere, welcoming hospitality, international community and superior taste. Built between two ancient cities, this is a place which marries tradition and modernity Like the apartments at Castle Residences, this delightful port town – which has long been the main maritime entrance to the island – is a sea of endlessly diverting possibility and infinite opportunity. Owning a home in such a locale guarantees a stress-free, sun-soaked existence atop the freedom of the seas: the very essence of the life royale. For more information on Castle Residences or to book a private tour of the luxury properties, contact +357 25 020 020 or visit www.limassolmarina.com


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PRINCESS OF THE SEA

If anything surpasses one luxury yacht cruising the high seas, it’s six luxury yachts in perfect formation. In a never-before-seen display, maritime leader Princess Yachts recently captured on film the seamless majesty of six of their magnificent craft – each the pinnacle of maritime expertise – atop the cerulean waters encircling Cyprus...


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All crafted with meticulous precision, the six luxury yachts filmed in Cyprus flawlessly showcase the elegance and power of the brand.

While Princess Yachts has long been recognised for their smaller yachts, the brand’s exciting new product film specifically highlights the larger superyachts and motor yachts that are the culmination of over half a century’s experience in the luxury yacht sector. The creation of over two thousand exacting craftsmen, the M Class Superyachts – including the World Superyacht award-winning 35M and 40M models, which were amongst those appearing in the film – are constructed in the Princess shipyards of Plymouth, at the heart of British maritime heritage...

Experience The Exceptional

In 1965 David King – who has remained with the company to this day – and two friends fitted out and chartered their first boat. Instantly a success, the vessel was sold, marking the beginning of what is now one of the world’s leading shipyards with sales in excess of 10,000 luxury craft. All crafted with meticulous precision, the six luxury yachts filmed in Cyprus flawlessly showcase the elegance and power of the brand, the breath-taking performance and agility which typify each vessel. From the world-class quality of the 88 Motor Yacht, to the distinctive, bespoke precision of the M Class 30M, all engender the finest qualities of Princess design; the meticulous craftsmanship and dedication to detail which allows discerning owners to experience the exceptional. Through a culture of innovation, Princess Yachts are not only amongst


Princess Yachts are not only amongst the most technically-advanced in the world but also the most beautifully realised: simultaneously graceful and exhilarating.

the most technically-advanced in the world but also the most beautifully realised: simultaneously graceful and exhilarating. And, with not one but six of the luxury yachts captured for the first time in perfect formation off the coast of Cyprus, the ultimate in maritime film projects has now been accomplished. Captured on film, the breath-taking production featured yachts with a total combined value of over €70 million, together on the water in perfect formation. First released at the Princess Heads of Business conference in Limassol, Cyprus – a unique programme curated for the brand’s global network of distributors – the film saw the yachts travel from all four corners of the globe to take part. “This was without doubt the largest undertaking Princess has ever made to create a single product film,” Princess Yachts’ Marketing Director Kiran Jay Haslam explained. “While our finished video perfectly encapsulates the essence of Princess and our largest yachts, it is the understanding of the sheer skill and logistical preparation that went into it that makes it truly astounding.”

Seamless Perfection

based at Limassol Marina, and has been the sole distributor for the Princess range of luxury motor yachts on the island since 1997. The company’s showroom at Limassol Marina offers a range of services and consultation, from yacht sales, brokerage, warranty support and maintenance to yacht charters, yacht taxation advice and customs clearance, yacht insurance and management.

Expressing his admiration for the finished product video and the collaboration of all those involved, Marketing Director Jay Haslam sent “A huge thank you to the incredibly talented videographer Quin Bisset, the captains and crew, and the entire team at Limassol Marina and Princess Yachts Cyprus.”

Limassol Marina Princess Yachts Cyprus, Limassol Marina Road (9, Djelal Bayar), Ayiou Antoniou 3042 Limassol, Cyprus. P.O.Box 53430, 3302 Limassol Cyprus.

Beginning at 3am at Limassol Marina, where the yachts were berthed in a line-up for the duration of the conference, the shoot captured impressive aerial footage which perfectly portrays the sheer size and sleek design of the six largest yachts from Princess. Featuring the Princess 40M, 35M and 30M from the M Class superyacht range and the 88, 82 and 75 from the Motor Yacht range – all of which will be appearing at boat shows around the world this year – the emotive film involved the seamless cooperation of the Cypriot authorities, Limassol Marina and the charter division of Princess Yachts Cyprus.

The winner of the award for Excellence in Customer Care at the Heads of Business conference gala dinner in Limassol, Princess Yachts Cyprus is

Tel: +357 25 770 320 Fax: +357 25 336 074 Email: info@princessyachts.com.cy www.princessyachts.com.cy


Profile

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text by Melissa Heckers

OUR KNIGHT OF YACHTING Ten years ago, the island’s premier maritime event took place for the first time, initiated by talented marketeer Aristos Aristidou. In the intervening years, the event has begun to realise its true international potential and today the Limassol Boat Show hosts thousands of sea-faring fans each year, thanks to the common vision shared by both Aristidou and Limassol Marina. Cyprus’ only boat show, first organised almost a decade ago, is today a runaway success. And it’s largely due to the expertise of one man: director of Dacor Advertising and Media, Aristos Aristidou. Perhaps it’s his passion for everything maritime, or it could be this young marketeer’s meticulous wording and sharp business sense that convinced former Minister of Communications and Works, now the current Mayor of Limassol, Nicos Nicolaides, to support the project from the get-go... Today, a decade on, and a few weeks after opening the largest annual Limassol Boat Show to date, Nicolaides is still openly admiring of the young man whose determination and enthusiasm have accomplished so much. From the first iteration – after which Aristidou offered the net income from the event to the Municipality for the creation of the town’s first slipway – to the triumph of the May 2017 event, it’s clear that Aristidou has real drive. And it is, he reveals, the collaboration with Limassol Marina and his personal, long-standing relationship with the sea that consistently pushes him forward – into uncharted waters.

Turning The Tide

In 2005, Aristidou returned to the island having completed his studies in General Business, Marketing and International Business. His first encounter with the local market was as the Director of the Cyprus Museum, a challenging and innovative project which he embraced wholeheartedly. “We had a very successful first year. Inaugurated by the President of the Republic at the time, we were able to include the museum in different programmes; it was very interesting and I enjoyed the experience, though with the passing of time, I felt that it wasn’t for me. The Museum was a very stable undertaking, and I was looking for something with more action, something with potential,” Aristidou reveals.

Using his marketing expertise, Aristidou quickly identified a niche market: “My hobbies, from a very young age, always had to do with the sea, fishing and hunting… And I soon noticed that there wasn’t a single Cypriot magazine about fishing.” Driven by his passions, this talented individual was able to launch – in May 2006, barely a year later – the first Greek edition of Cyprus Fishing Magazine, a publication which still flourishes today. “Although I was inexperienced at the time, because the magazine was based on what the market wanted, it was a great success,” Aristidou suggests. “I always work based on research, making use of information about what people want in order to give them just that.”

Sea Change

In the succeeding years, the same business model allowed Aristidou to further expand his publications, including the printing of Cyprus’ first established, specialised yachting periodical, the Cyprus Yachting Magazine. Admittedly, it’s his personal interest in everything maritime and marine which has kept him motivated within a small and undeveloped market, but the constant drive to improve and succeed is what has allowed the marketeer to aid in the creation of the island’s only boat show. “Although the fishing and yachting magazines were doing really well, I was often told that it was challenging to actually reach those who advertised with us: some advertisers were not very professional, others would open their shops a couple of hours a day. There was basically a communication problem: the adverts were there in the magazines, but people were finding it difficult to contact the advertisers themselves,” Aristidou recalls. And thus in 2008, the idea of one, central event was born: a boat show which would connect clientele and advertisers. “People were very impressed; it was


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“I also knew that we were an island and that we needed to start living more like islanders, that we needed marinas and ramps, and that we wanted people to be by the sea.”

the first time that boats and customers had been gathered in one place; it was almost a celebration of the sea!” Aristidou enthuses.

True Potential

With only a two-year hiatus since its inception (during the financial crisis of 2013 and 2014), the Limassol Boat Show has since become an annual event, thanks in no small part to the vision of Limassol Marina. In 2015, the Marina took its first steps towards hosting the Limassol Boat Show, offering designated areas for the occasion. “When the show finished in 2015, Limassol Marina saw the potential. It offered more of its premises and gave its support to expand the show. That’s when we had a playground to really play the game,” says Aristidou. By 2016 the Show had already begun to scale new heights: exhibitors were able to participate to a greater degree while additional shows and seminars further enhanced the visitor experience. And this year saw more than 20,000 visitors from various countries in attendance, with a range of business ventures, collaborations, and hundreds of transactions taking place over the course of the three-day event. “The highlight was this year, the biggest show so far; we had close to 100 exhibitors, of whom 10 to 15 came from abroad, and we had boats which were debuted in the Mediterranean! It was

a great success, not just for the organisers but for the exhibitors, and there was excellent feedback overall,” Aristidou confirms. Luxury yachts, yachting services and facilities, seminars, recreational activities, luxury cars and exhibitors from five countries with products from the maritime sector, made history in what was the largest Limassol Boat Show to date. But it’s his partnership with Limassol Marina which has truly made a boat show of this calibre a reality, Aristidou explains. “Even though I’m not actually part of Limassol Marina, I do feel like one of the team,” he asserts. “Since the Marina project began in 2007 - 2008, I have personally known and built a relationship of co-operation with its people. Limassol Marina helps in so many ways and across all its departments: the marketing department supports us, the maintenance supports us, the operations department supports us – without the contribution of the Marina, the Show could not happen.”

Key To Success

Aristidou is adamant that the current successes were inevitable: “I could always see that the Boat Show could develop and become something big at. I also knew that we were an island and that we needed to start living more like islanders, that we needed marinas and ramps, and that we wanted people to be by the sea,” explains Aristidou, speaking of the ethos he shares with the Marina.


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“Because we are a small market, you have to be able to offer everything in one event. And it’s difficult to satisfy everybody; you have to include light fishing, light boating, boating, water sports, diving, and yachts all in one,” he suggests. “You also have to maintain good relations with someone selling fishing hooks and someone selling yachts worth millions, and bring them together. All these things have always been at the back of my mind,” he reveals, adding that it is his long-standing relationships with those in the maritime industry that frequently drive him forward. “Customers support us because they know that it’s not just about the money, it’s about a love for the sea.” Today, with the 2017 Limassol Boat Show barely over, new potentials and areas of growth are already being sought. And while he admits that more marinas will contribute to more maritime traffic, it’s the vision he shares with Limassol Marina which he believes to be paramount for further successes. “This is currently a regional event; most international exhibitors come from Greece,” he concludes. “But I believe we will attract attention from other countries in the near future.” And thus the joint dream is coming, ten years on, to true fruition: from a local event to an international Boat Show in one short decade!


MODERN DAY PRINCESS Crowns are for kings. A true queen or princess wears a piece which is infinitely more eye-catching and elegant; a dazzling, jewelled adornment which is a byword for contemporary royalty: the diamond tiara.


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With the advent of the modern princess, the tiara has become, quite literally, a woman’s crowning glory, and nothing is as striking, as effortlessly elegant, as those unique creations by Laurence Graff, the King of Diamonds. Renowned for the creation of the most unique pieces of jewellery in the world, Graff is involved in every stage of the jewellery-making process, from the sourcing of each stone to the cutting, polishing and setting of each jewel, ensuring that each tiara, no matter how humble its beginnings, is fit for a queen amongst women.

A Royal History

Originally, both the tiara and its interchangeable cousin, the diadem, were worn plain, the privilege of the ruling classes; the high-peaked head-dresses of Persian Kings, the wreath-shaped ornaments made by Ancient Greeks and the stiff halos of the Scythians are all precursors of the modern tiara. It wasn’t until the 18th century, and the revival of Neoclassicism, that this most brilliant of pieces became encrusted with the sparkle so coveted and adored by all. Joséphine de Beauharnais, the wife of Napoleon, is often credited with popularising of the diamond tiara. But today we’re perhaps more familiar with this quintessential piece as the ornament of choice for the stars of the silver screen, such as Audrey Hepburn in Roman Holiday and Marilyn Monroe in We’re Not Married; the rock royalty of the nineties, most notably Courtney Love and Amanda de Cadenet; and our current Hollywood queens, including Helena Bonham Carter, Scarlett Johansson and Rihanna.

Fairy-Tale Princesses

From its humble beginnings as a Persian headdress to the Halo Scroll tiara worn by the Duchess of Cambridge at her wedding to the future King of England (who could forget the flawless sparkle of those 739 brilliant-cut and 149 baguette diamonds), the tiara has transformed through his-

tory. It’s our fairy-tale in diamond form, the one embellishment which transforms any woman into a princess for the day, the night, or the event of the season. And today, its modern interpretation has been perfected in the sparkling statement tiaras, dazzling diamond Alice bands and transformable jewellery hair-adornments of Graff.

tures a number of highly unique and contemporary designs, is an extension of this.” From the intricate floral motif comprising an outline of round diamonds tracing intertwined stems, delicate leaves and petals placed in a single or double platinum row, to the single row of 39 beautiful

THE GRAFF ALICE BAND IS NOW THE PREFERRED ADORNMENT OF THOSE WHO UNDERSTAND GEMS AND EPITOMISE STYLE Synonymous with the most fabulous jewels in the world, Graff Diamonds is said to have handled, throughout its rich history, more diamonds of rarity, magnitude and distinction than any other jeweller in the world. Long the crafter of tiaras for queens, princesses and the wives of heads of state, each of their pieces is conceived at Graff’s design atelier by a highly creative and experienced team; a study in unique design featuring rare diamonds and gemstones.

Crowning Glory

Today, after more than five decades at the pinnacle of the luxury jewellery industry, Graff continues to push the boundaries of ever-greater innovation and excellence. And, with the advent of the modern princess, the discerning elite whose flawless style is the epitome of elegance and refinement, the tiara has transformed into the height of elegance, the diamond Alice Band… “Over the last five years we have recorded a significant increase in the demand for our ornate diamond tiaras from our clientele globally,” explains Francois Graff, Chief Executive Officer at Graff Diamonds. “And our latest collection, which fea-

white diamonds, the Graff Alice Band is now the preferred adornment of those who understand gems and epitomise style. As are the transformable diamond jewellery pieces, which can be worn either on the dress or atop the hair, and set any coiffeur alight with their distinctive twinkle. “In line with the popularity of our hair adornment pieces, we have also developed a unique setting for our jewelled brooches,” Francois Graff reveals. “This enables them to be transformed into jewels that can be worn in the hair, depending on the preference of the wearer…” ultimately allowing every woman to glitter and shine; the radiant embodiment of a very modern princess.

Tel: +357 25 354 040 www.graffdiamonds.com


EXPERIENCE the DIFFERENCE CONCIERGE SERVICES Living on the sea

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EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE ON YOUR DOORSTEP


Limassol Marina Concierge Services

Our dedicated team is here to offer lifestyle management and assistance, 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 and cafes • Bars and clubs • Hotels

• Tours • Events • Travel

TRANSPORTATION

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 travel schedule for you along the way. Give us a timeframe, an end objective and we will pave the way for you with the best recommendations acquired through our own approved associates. • Courier service • Vehicle hire • Airport transfers

• Taxi or limousine service • Property removals • 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 • Legal advice

• Secretarial services • Residence permit or visa • Personal shopper/stylist • Financial consultancy


Limassol Marina Concierge Services

YACHTING SERVICES

MANAGEMENT SERVICES

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.

• Refueling • Chandlery • 100 ton travel lift • 40 ton trailer

• Storage ashore • Trailer boat park • Buggy service • Helipad

• Interior design • Maintenance • Rentals • Provisioning

• Landscaping • Locksmith • Paint work • Repair work


Limassol Marina Concierge Services

HOUSEKEEPING

SPA AND FITNESS

Whether this is your house on shore or on board your yacht, 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.

• Cleaning services • Laundry • Dry cleaning

• Grocery shopping • Detailing • General assistance

• Gym • Fitness classes • Personal Training • Fitness and nutrition consultations • Sauna and steam room

• Massages • Spa treatments • Outdoor swimming pool • Hair salon • Nail salon


Limassol Marina Concierge Services

HEALTHCARE

CHILDCARE

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.

• Medical treatment • Private doctors • Dental care

• Beauticians • Prescription • Pharmacy collections

• Education • Private schools • Private tuition

• Sports activities • Hobbies and classes • Entertainment


Limassol Marina Concierge Services

SPECIAL EVENTS

ENTERTAINMENT

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 planning • Butler service • Chef

• Floral decorations • Live music • Private parties • Gift baskets

• VIP and tailor-made entertainment • Sports activities

• Cultural visits • Excursions • Yacht chartering/sailing


We are here to help you make the most of every moment, on board and on shore. Experience the difference that comes from living on the sea.

CONCIERGE SERVICES Living on the sea

concierge@limassolmarina.com

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The Ultimate Driving Machine


QUEEN OF THE NIGHT She is unmissable: commanding attention and the room. As undisputed wearer of the style crown, her signature is Ralph Lauren Collection from Moda In Boutique at Limassol Marina, adorned by dazzling Constantinos Jewels‌one she leaves wherever the evening takes her.


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RAVISHING ROYALTY

Look and feel like royalty with the flatteringly fluid line and decadent embrace of the Adele Fluid Silk Gown. Exquisitely complementing the bold confidence of emerald silk, the brilliant diamonds ensure this is a ‘palace-ready’ ensemble.


PALACE PRETTY

Floral, feminine and ready to rule any event, the gorgeous Meyer Embroidered Floralprint Cotton Halterneck Gown epitomises eternal sophistication. Softly luminous rose gold jewellery is a shimmering counterpoint to the romantic embroidery of this couture masterpiece.


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HOLDING COURT

Understated, and yet oh-so elegant and regal, the timeless Gaelle Cady Dress can be dressed up or down for any occasion. Simply select the optimum piece of jewellery to take it from a day on the yacht to a blue sapphire and diamond evening of champagne by the pool with friends.


PASTEL PRINCESS

You shall go to the ball‌ or anywhere else your heart desires in an ethereal mix of pleats, embroidery, and a pretty full skirt, all in a rosy blush tone that always gets its way! Wear with tousled hair and pearls for the sweetest evening adventures.


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KING OF THE CASTLE

Make your power move, or keep your cool in a classic white Ralph Lauren Wide-leg Pant and Jacket trouser suit. Add flair with a garnet, diamond, and rose gold necklace, and show who’s in charge with a Cohiba Maduro 5 Genios Cigar from the Cigar Lounge.


THE MIDAS TOUCH This decadent gold Dara Scalloped-hem Dress is a head-turning number that simply dazzles. Pair it with killer heels and antique yellow jade and diamond earrings to stake your claim as Princess of the Party or Queen of the Cocktails.


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OWN THE THRONE

The throne, the kingdom and the night ahead are all yours for the taking in the stunning Catrice One-shoulder Satin Jumpsuit with garnet and diamond earrings. The modern twist on a classic gown is chicly versatile and shimmers in the light of the moon‌ or the next wine bar.

Clothes & Accessories: Ralph Lauren Collection Moda In at Limassol Marina Fine Jewels: Constantinos Jewels Photographer: Bela Raba Model: Agathe Teyssier Production: Moi Ostrov Studios


IMPERIAL LUXURY

Exclusive by Andreotti is here to set the standards for beautiful home design, inspiring you to truly live well in the comfort, elegance…and majesty of your own home.

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hile many may say that home is where the heart is, few comprehend that it is the heart of our very essence: the ultimate expression of who we are, the public and private display of our personality and the focal point for our family and everything we hold dear to us. Which is why the home should be revered and masterfully designed to house and nurture our needs, hopes and dreams, in each and every corner. Because to design a home is not simply a matter of choosing a few interior pieces that express who we are and what we like; it is a life-defining process whose sole purpose is the creation of an environment that will accommodate our greatest memories and most important moments. It is by upholding these values that Exclusive by Andreotti has become the first port of call for those looking to enhance their lifestyle experience

at home. As one of the largest premium furniture stores in Cyprus, and certainly the most experienced in showcasing internationally acclaimed Italian brands, Exclusive by Andreotti provides the collections, support and expertise needed to transform its customers into kings and queens of their very own castles.

A Stately Way of Living

The impressive 1,300m2 showroom in Agios Athanasios, Limassol, reveals itself daily to the island’s most aesthetically discerning, resonating pure luxury in every detail. Hosting numerous furniture and accessory selections from around the world, it unveils high-end design and superb craftsmanship in each carefully presented item. As the exclusive representative of the highly distinguished Roberto Cavalli Home brand, and exhibiting hand-chosen items from a plethora

of exceptional collections such as JC Passion, Galloti & Radice, Trussardi Casa, Vittoria Firgerio, CorteZari, Gianfranco Ferre Home and the renowned Giorgio Collection, the showroom immediately embraces its visitors warmly, with some of the world’s finest interior masterpieces. While offering complete furniture sets and individual pieces that create sophisticated compositions for bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and dining areas, as well a spectacular selection of designer outdoor furniture for the patio and garden, visitors will also find numerous smaller items that will add those much-needed unique details to their home. With collections including extravagant homeware such as designer tableware and linens, hand-woven oriental carpets and wallpapers, the showroom undoubtedly inspires the creative mind with endless ways to create stunning showpiece homes.


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Through its careful product selections, Exclusive by Andreotti manages to be tenacious when it comes to quality design and yet highly flexible when it comes to stylistic choices. While customers are immersed in a luxury interior experience that can be personalised to any room of the home, office, or even yacht, they are also entirely spoilt for choice when it comes to the aesthetic range on offer. Because even though owning premium designer items is a statement in itself, each home represents an intimate narrative, that can only be told through personal choices characterised by each individual’s vision, through form, colour and texture; as well as their particular need for comfort and functionality. From modern to vintage, glamorous to minimal, couture to classic, there is truly something for everyone at this meticulously displayed exhibition space.

All-inclusive Bespoke Services

With a wide range of services which include oneon-one expert consultancy sessions with talented design and technical professionals and on-site or off-plan assessment for tailor-made solutions, all offered free-of-charge, the Exclusive by Andreotti team is committed to transforming homes and lifestyles, and supporting their customers’ decision to do so, every step of the way. With showflat presentations prepared in the luxury villas at Limassol Marina, Exclusive by Andreotti enhances the consultancy process by helping individuals fully visualise the diversity of interior composition options while also offering customers complete turnkey concierge services, including planned and personalised trips to Italy in order to choose and purchase items, directly from select manufacturers.

Whether you are designing your new home interior, furnishing your high-end office, upgrading specific rooms or are simply looking for ways to give your home and way of life a truly royal treatment, visit exclusive-cyprus.com or call 25 315 888 for a comprehensive consultancy appointment that will cover all your dĂŠcor needs, from initial design to final installation.

Address: 62, Agios Athanasios Avenue 4102 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 315 888 Web: www.exclusive-cyprus.com


Dining

text by Yiota Mallas

A ROYAL FEAST

Limassol Marina is a palace of culinary gems with a cuisine of regal proportions. Through its award-winning pillars of fine dining, leading chefs invite you to explore the very best examples of their craft.


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Dining

A ROYAL FEAST: EVERY PLATE IS A MANIFESTATION OF CULINARY EXCELLENCE

A gastronomic experience at Limassol Marina is a rite of passage to a banquet of the highest order. Each select restaurant is the bearer of unique food presentations that are just as eye-catching as they are mouth-watering. On every plate is a manifestation of culinary excellence arranged with avant-garde creativity. The delectable flavours demonstrate the supreme quality of ingredients and the tremendous skill underlying their execution. For residents across the Marina, your favourite creations can be transported to your doorstep, thus taking your palate on a journey within the comfort of your home or your yacht. Whatever the location, every guest can enjoy show-stopping dishes fit for a king. Here is a closer look at those tempting destinations where the appetite can anchor.

Pyxida

Marina Breeze Lounge Bar

Epsilon Resto | Bar

Pyxida reigns as the supreme ambassador of allthings seafood and continues to raise the bar in quality, service and imagination. Its menu covers a wide spectrum of cooking methods, from the traditional to the more adventurous. “Our main source of inspiration is the daily catch of our fishermen and fresh imports throughout the week,” says Petros Georgiou, Executive Chef.

Coming from an established name in the industry, the Breeze Group’s Marina location provides a ground-breaking take on gastronomy in a truly unique location. Its selection boasts carefully crafted dishes consisting of experimental and yet balanced combinations of flavours. “A rather special appetiser is the caviar (pictured above), originating from Atlantic Sturgeon and locally sourced from the village of Trimiklini,” says Spyros Elia, Executive Chef.

Epsilon has swiftly gained recognition as the culinary headquarters of fusion cuisine. It is the latest brainchild of the Carob Mill Restaurants that boasts almost twenty years in gastronomic experience.

Fish and Seafood Restaurant

Beloved favourites of the clientele include fresh grouper, carefully prepared on the grill, and the blue fin tuna tartare, either imported from Greece or fished in Cyprus, depending on the season. Pyxida is also synonymous with the more lavish fruits of the sea. Its premium Gillardeau and Rock oysters from France (pictured above) and glistening clams from Greece are irresistible. Their refreshing, salty taste is ornamented with lemon juice, chilli sauce and red vinegar with onion. Canadian lobster (pictured above) is another must-try with its refreshing additions of vegetables such as avocado, broccoli and courgette and a tangy rose marie sauce. The garnish of Salicorne seaweed is also an aphrodisiac, yet all dishes succeed in arousing the taste buds.

Restaurant - Lounge Bar

Other seafood delicacies include the delicate but buttery-flavoured black cod and the effortlessly delicious salmon tartare. The duck fillet (pictured above) is a visual crowd-pleaser with its rainbow display of asparagus, carrots and peas. Upon tasting, the succulent meat is enveloped by an interplay of tart apple ragout and a sweet sauce of mushrooms and maple syrup. “Our labels of Amarone della Valpolicella are popular with this best-selling dish.” Together with its extensive wine list and uninterrupted views of the horizon, Marina Breeze is a gourmet encounter that will satisfy all senses.

Restaurant and Bar

“We aim to play with flavours, textures and colours on the plate,” says Diomedes Hadjivarnavas, Executive Chef. “Our Black Angus Beef (pictured left) reflects our tradition in mastery: aged for three days and sautéed in butter, flavoured with a condiment of Cyprus capers and parmesan and accompanied by torched leeks, cooked with the sous-vide method.” Their inventions include their own dashi – a Japanese fish and seaweed stock - and black-coloured sushi using rice infused with squid ink. On a sweeter note, is the melting ball (pictured above) where hot chocolate sauce is poured over a ball of Belgian chocolate. The chocolate cracks and the mixed berry topping descends into a biscottino crème brûlée filling. Incorporating elements from different influences, the team of Carob Mill chefs are at the forefront of food design.

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BY ROYAL DECREE

Champagne from Maison Ruinart, the oldest Champagne house in France, takes centre stage at La Maison du Vin’s exclusive wine cellar.

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ithin the regal collections that occupy La Maison du Vin in Limassol, the flagship of the store is the eminent Ruinart Champagne. As the finest Champagne in France, Ruinart was coveted by the great lovers Napoleon and Josephine and with the audacity that ruled the court, Ruinart Champagne was ordered to fill the cellars. With that same tenacity, the bill was not paid when the Emperor divorced his distinguished but expensive lady. But Maison de Ruinart still thrived despite the actions of spurned royalty. Ruinart was the inspiration of visionary monk Dom Thierry Ruinart who frequented court and became infatuated with a new “wine with bubbles”. In 1729, Nicolas Ruinart, Dom Ruinart’s favoured nephew, founded the first Champagne House and started exporting due to the 1728 Louis XV Royal Decree allowing baskets of up to 100 bottles of sparkling wine to be shipped. Success was preordained and the

Blanc de Blancs, Rose, “R” de Ruinart and eloquent vintages of Dom Ruinart now prevail upon distinguished wine drinkers to taste their delicate aromas and rich freshness.

Of Noble Stock

Alongside the elegant bottles of bubbly stand other celebrated names in the world of wine: Angelo Gaja and La Scolca from Italy, Louis Jadot and Guigal from France and Penfolds from Australia. And the curator of this fine collection is a man who has his own celebrated connections, Victor Papadopoulos. As the recipient of Ordre National du Mérite and Officier de l’Ordre du Mérite Agricole from France, and with the title of the Cavaliere Dell’Ordine al Merito Della Repuplica Italiana, Victor is also Chevalier de la Confrérie des Chevaliers du Tastevin and President of La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs for Cyprus, the oldest Gastronomique Union, founded by King Louis le Saint in 1248.

Stately Service

“I have made my hobby my business,” says Victor, who started La Maison du Vin 20 years ago and still hand picks each wine. He bids a warm welcome to all and will help select wines, Maxim’s Paris chocolates and even Eurocave cabinets for careful storage. Gift baskets and tailored packages are personalised for the perfect presentation and events can be organised by La Maison du Vin with all wines specifically chosen to suit.

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49, Ayiou Athanasiou Street Linopetra, Limassol Tel: +357 25 736 220 Email: la.maison.du.vin@cytanet.com.cy www.lamaisonduvin.com.cy


REGAL ARTISTRY In the world of exquisite pens, Ancora reigns supreme, courtesy of a long legacy forged in Italian craftsmanship.

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t is the astute perfectionist who understands the nature of a valuable writing pen. Being able to feel the intricate engraving, look closely at the inlay, the artwork and the mechanisms is pure pleasure. Ancora pens, crafted to perfection with the knowledge of nearly 100 years behind them, can now be found at Limassol Marina.

most impressive of the Ancora jewellers’ creations to date. “The three new pens are amongst the most ambitious projects we have undertaken. Encrusted with diamonds, sapphires and rubies, we are working closely with our client on the first, and the remaining two will be ready to show in about four months at our flagship Marina store.”

Limassol Marina was specifically chosen as the location for the very first store dedicated solely to Ancora, a store which features the most celebrated of pens: those that will sign deals, declarations and dedications; the pens which will write the future. Ancora CEO, Mathew Briling explains, “When we came to Cyprus we fell in love with Limassol and knew instantly that the Marina was the ideal place to present Ancora. We also decided that this flagship store would be the place in which we would stage our new collections before they appear online.”

Gifts To Impress

Highlighted amongst the Ancora collection are three extraordinary new creations from the brand, pens which Mathew suggests are amongst the

How often does one ask what one should buy for the person who has everything they need? Now the answer is here in the shape of a perfect Ancora pen. Mathew Briling says, “For the financial professional, we have the new Currencies of the World range representing EUROS, DOLLARS, BITCOINS and YUAN, whilst the Admiral collection with its signal flags, compass headings and ship’s rope all crafted from enamel, gold and silver will undoubtedly appeal to the nautical set. A particular highlight is the Wedding Set, on which we engrave the couple’s names and the date of the special occasion on the two pens: a larger for the groom and a smaller for the bride. I write a personal letter of congratulation to accompany

the two pens,” he adds, revealing that the most important aspect for him, personally, “is to know that these pens will be a lifetime keepsake and possibly an heirloom for the couple’s children.”

Writing The Past

The history of Ancora Pens is written for those who appreciate both style and determination, starting with its founder Giuseppe Zanini. Growing up in Italy, Zanini became fascinated by writing instruments from America and other foreign countries. He started forging his own pens when he resided by Lake Maggiore in Northern Italy and, in time, launched Ancora under the brand logo of the famous anchor. Production facilities opened in the early twentieth century and he began perfecting the techniques involved, finally being able to develop his own production equipment. Manufacturing was later moved to Sesto Calende where Giuseppe and his son Alfredo ensured the Italian authenticity of Ancora. In 1938, Illustrazione Italiana newspaper asserted that “a significant advantage of Ancora pens is


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that they are manufactured in Italy, using Italian equipment, Italian materials, by Italian workers in accordance with the Italian tradition of quality and beauty”, and added that the quality of work and styling was characteristic of a country revered for its impeccable culture. To this day, Ancora has stayed true to its founder’s dream, never straying from the original product, and in 2019, the company will celebrate 100 years of specialisation in exclusive writing instruments.

such as Michaelangelo (1) or Jules Vernes (2), or countries such as Russia, or the Big Five animals of the continent of Africa (3). The Mediterranean collection is particularly relevant for Cyprus clientele, and especially those of the Marina: drawing on the sea for inspiration, the creators have reflected the waters in the blue body, adding the delicate combination of mother-of-pearl and gold or silver engravings of ancient patterns; the most refined gift from Aphrodite’s island.

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Working With You

More than mere jewellery, Ancora pens are each a thing of beauty, developed from an ideal vision and handcrafted by master craftsmen. Each of the pens is truly unique, holding lasting fascination for its owner. The 18k gold plated and silver nibs are the apex of mechanical wonder, allowing a flow of ink corresponding to the exact pressure of the hand and movement of the wrist, while the technology of the filling system and the artistry of the body is simply beyond compare. The collections are classic and limited editions with themes which celebrate great personalities

These are perfect pens, wielded by those both powerful and inspiring to write signatures that mean business. This is the Ancora legacy and future: to ensure that every word written by an Ancora is a statement. Mathew Briling, who has himself been an enthusiastic collector of pens from an early age, relates a heart-warming story: “We recently worked day and night to complete a special run of hand-designed Ancora pens for the 60 guests at a certain gentleman’s sixtieth birthday. The look on guests’ faces when they received their gifts was worth every minute!”

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Mathew looks forward to sharing his passion for Ancora pens: “We will work closely with you, turning your imaginings into reality. Whether you require an immediate gift, a collector’s item or a custom-made creation, the entire Ancora team, both in Cyprus and in Italy, will ensure that you receive the best pen in the world.”

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DIAMONDS IN THE SKY

Imagine sitting still. It’s dark and it’s quiet. And then you lift your head and see a canopy so ablaze with light that a whole new world assails your senses. This is the night sky in Cyprus: possibly the best place in the whole of Europe to see the stars, galaxies and planets in all their glory.


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The astronomy of the Cyprus skies is unique, and the island’s claim to be the continent’s greatest astronomical viewing platform is based firmly on scientific fact. Cyprus is an astronomer’s dream, but even the novice stargazer will be intrigued by the intensity of the dazzling counterpane of stars in the skies. And what a view it is! From Cyprus, the heights of the heavens are visible: the ends of the solar system, clusters of light, swirling galaxies and rotating planets. Just one look through a telescope or with the naked eye and a fascination for the stars is born. The best place to see the stars is from the enveloping darkness in the mountains, away from the light pollution of the cities. Travelling to the hills in Cyprus is quick and easy, a mere 20-minute drive inland from Limassol, you can reach a maximum elevation of 1,952 meters. Here, the 400 billion stars of the Milky Way, many of which boast their own planets, are clearly visible. While our own sun has only eight planets, there are as many galaxies in the universe as there are stars in the Milky Way. And as we sit on this rock and hurtle through space alongside billions of other cosmic wonders, we start to realise that our night sky truly is the greatest show on Earth.

Reaching For The Heavens

The astronomy of the Cyprus skies is unique, and the island’s claim to be the continent’s greatest astronomical viewing platform is based firmly on scientific fact. Not only is Cyprus located at a latitude of 34 degrees, an angle from which the skies of both northern and southern hemispheres are visible, it’s blessed with up to 340 cloudless nights a year! This lack of atmospheric obstruction allows for much greater clarity and depth and, as an island encircled and protected by the Mediterranean Sea, the predominantly north-westerly winds stabilise the air as it passes over, dispersing the storms over the water rather than the land. When rain does come, it’s always limited in duration, and hence what seems to be a small, vulnerable landmass actually delivers the clearest skies in Europe.

Crown Of Stars

Looking up, some of the brightest lights are the Sun, the Moon, Jupiter and Venus, with the planet of the Roman goddess best viewed just before dawn. In fact, Venus is so vivid from Cyprus that


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if you stand in a place of intense darkness, the planet will cast a shadow. But the most dazzling is the largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter. 11 times the size of Earth, this gas giant is most radiant through the summer months. By the end of September it’s travelling low in the sky, and passes behind the sun, only to return in splendour as a Christmas gift from space. The clearest views of these wonders are through a telescope, or perhaps from a specialist observatory. But the night sky is just as easily seen from your own balcony. Picture the Andromeda Galaxy, the spiral nebula 2.5 million light years from Earth and an extraordinary nine billion years old – twice the age of our own infant planet. A telescope can show the phases of Venus, Saturn’s rings and the nebulae of our own Milky Way galaxy. However, from Cyprus’s southern coast, creations such as the Omega Centauri appear to the naked eye. Sparkling with 10 million stars, this is the Milky Way’s largest mass. Also on view is the second brightest star, Canopus, which in March performs a mystical dance, rising up from the Mediterranean Sea, grazing the horizon as it floats above the water only to dip back into the dark.

A Celestial Path

It is important to understand the elements that make up our solar system to appreciate what you are viewing and when. To this end Agapios Elia who runs the 1010 Asteroskopion Science Museum in Nicosia has briefed us on a few cosmological facts. “The Sun, Moon and planets inhabit a part of the sky called the Ecliptic as they proceed on their path through space,” he explains. “But the path is higher in Cyprus than anywhere in Europe, and the higher the stars are placed, the clearer views we have. In the next

seven to eight years most planets will be lower in the path, but due to Cyprus being at the southernmost tip of Europe, the whole path is raised creating ideal conditions for viewing the Sun and all its planets. And excitement is building for April 2018 as Mars is will be at its closest to Cyprus in its elliptical cycle, revealing deserts and craters to the naked eye.”

TRAVELLING THROUGH SPACE ALONG WITH BILLIONS OF STARS, THIS IS TRULY THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH However, waiting for a year may be difficult once interest is piqued, so we invite you to a series of rendezvous with the stars. In June of 2017, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus light the night sky, in July we

have perfect visibility of Saturn, in September Venus comes into view, in November Mars and Uranus join Venus and by December Jupiter returns.

Dark And Light

Of course, the nearest and possibly most wellknown object in the sky is our own Moon. Orbiting Earth at a distance of 384,400 km, it only takes 1.28 light-seconds for its image to reach us, the same time it takes to switch on a light bulb. But did you know that we only ever see one face of the Moon and that every pit, crater and sea on the orb is the result of billions of years of volcanic eruptions and meteor impacts? The Moon may have taken its fair share of geological abuse but its reflective glory is easily seen with the naked eye from Cyprus as it passes by each night. In fact, many say that the Moon seems to rise faster in Cyprus, especially when viewed on the Mediterranean horizon from Troodos and from Curium. Agapios Elai corrects this assumption, saying, “the speed at which the Moon rises here is the same, as it goes around our Earth at a steady speed but the optical illusion is due to clearer horizons. The difference is in our amazing vantage point.” Of equal importance is the Moon’s celestial companion, the Sun. Never to be viewed by the naked eye, the impressive star at the centre of our Solar System is best seen through a filtered solar telescope where the molten gases seem to almost swim and heave. Sun flares spark at the speed of light, only to touch your face eight minutes later with heat created 150 million kilometres away. When these two great bodies align in the heavens, it’s known as a lunar eclipse. Cyprus will see a partial lunar eclipse on August 7, 2017 but a full coverage of Moon over Sun will occur in 2018, on July 27; a definite date for the diary.

A New Life

Astronomy is a science of investigation and observation, the study of meteor showers and of stars bursting into life. And for those interested in discovering all that the skies have to offer, Cyprus possesses a number of excellent observatories. In Nicosia, 1010 Asteroskopion Science Museum, planetarium and astronomy shop, is home to a fragment of the 1576 Campo del Cielo meteor and to Cyprus’s largest computerised observatory telescope, a Celestron EdgeHD optical. But even a beginner’s telescope will cost less than the average smart phone and as a family-friendly activity, astronomy can start as a hobby and grow into a lifestyle. As Agapios reveals, “Astronomy connects people with whole new dynamic worlds. It is accessible, affordable and in Cyprus the skies are at their best; this is a unique island for star gazers and explorers of all ages.”


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MAJESTY AND MONARCHY

Jewel in the Mediterranean crown, Cyprus has been claimed, captured, and conquered by the great and the powerful for time immemorial. For thousands of years, this island was the ultimate royal prize: the place where fortunes were made and lost, in which royal dynasties rose and fell together with the monarchs who ruled over them.

A Nicosia gros (above) from the reign of Catherine Cornaro (1474-1489) depicting the ruler seated upon the throne, from the book Coins of Cyprus, reproduced courtesy of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Portrait of Catherine Cornaro transformed into Saint Catherine of Alexandria(left), Titan and workshop approx.1490, from the Uffizi Gallery, Florence


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Gold coin (above, top) from the reign of Evagoras (411-474 BC), depicting the Head of Heracles on the front and goat on the reverse. Silver tetradach coin (above) from the reign of Ptolemy II Philadelphus (284-246 BC) depicting the head of the ruler, with the reverse showing his monogram and the symbol of an eagle. Both images are from the book Coins of Cyprus, reproduced courtesy of the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation. Mosaic of the Byzantine Emperor Isaac Commenus (right) from the Church of St Saviour in Chora.

Kings and queens of Assyria, Egypt, and Persia all sought to control and profit from the marvellous metal.

Kings Of Copper

‘Cuprum’, in Latin, translates to ‘from the island of Cyprus’. And it was this precious metal which dominated the country in antiquity. Man’s oldest metal, copper was mined in the hills and forged into Chaldean tools, beaten into stunning artworks by the Sumerians, and fashioned into intricate jewellery by the Romans and Ancient Greeks. But with this extraordinary wealth came the battles royale. Kings and queens of Assyria, Egypt, and Persia all seeking to control and profit from the marvellous metal. By the seventh century BC, the island was under the thrall of the kings of Tyre, the settlement of Kition (now Larnaca) the headquarters of a network of small city-states, all with their own king or queen and individual armies. Ruled by local monarchs (each of whom struck their own coin bearing their ruler’s portrait and the symbol of their kingdoms) these ten kingdoms aimed to ensure Tyre’s control over the precious copper trade. But with boundless wealth came the inevitable dissent. No monarch could resist the urge to control such infinite riches. Mycenians, Assyrians, Egyptians and Persians – the greatest of the ancient races – fought for and ruled over Cyprus. And then, at the beginning of the 4th century BC, Evagoras I of Salamis wrest-

ed control of the country. It was a turning point in the island’s history: Evagoros introduced the Greek alphabet to the inhabitants, ushering in the Hellenistic period and the age of the greatest king of them all…Alexander. Perhaps the most illustrious commander in history, and creator of an empire which stretched from Greece to Egypt, from the Caspian Sea to India, Alexander the Great was assisted in his overthrow of the Persian empire by the kings of Cyprus – rulers who were as politically savvy as they were prosperous. Realising a Greek victory over the Persian rulers was inevitable, the local monarchs threw in their lot with Alexander, rose up against their overlords and achieved political independence in one shrewd move.

Queen Of Hearts

Upon the death of Alexander the Great, the country ultimately fell, in 312 BC, under Ptolemaic rule. A period which saw the full Hellenisation of the island and the founding of the city of Paphos, the Ptolemaic kings were nevertheless harsh rulers, exploiting the island’s riches in copper for all they were worth. But by 58 BC, the island had gone to the Romans and became – as immortalised by Shakespeare – perhaps the most lavish wedding present ever bestowed: a gift from the


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illustrious general Mark Antony to the Queen of Hearts herself, Cleopatra of Egypt. For several hundred years Cyprus lay quiet and undisturbed, the remit of the Caesars. But in 45 AD, a new tide began to sweep the world. The Apostles Paul, Barnabas and Mark had reached the island, and the inhabitants began converting to Christianity in their droves. And in Paphos, the Roman governor was so moved by their works of faith that he too changed his religion – making Cyprus the first country in history to be governed by a Christian ruler. Again, the kings of Cyprus saw a peaceful time: hundreds of years of relative calm in an otherwise turbulent history. But in the east a new and potent power was growing. In 649 an Arab fleet of 1700 ships appeared off Salamis, and the island was sacked beyond measure. From the 7th to 10th century Cyprus was under the thrall of the Caliphate – only ending with the ascendancy of Emperor Nicephoros Phocas, who drove the invaders from Cyprus and built the mountain castles of St. Hilarion, Buffavento, and Kantara to protect his prize.

A Royal Blunder

By 1191 self-proclaimed emperor Isaac Commenos was the king of Cyprus. But he was about to make a mistake which would cost him his kingdom and his country. En route to the Holy Land, a number of Richard the Lionheart’s ships had run aground in Cyprus. Commenos promptly imprisoned the shipwrecked sailors and committed possibly the worst faux pas in the island’s

history: he abused the king’s intended, Queen Berengaria of Navarre. When Richard arrived a few days later, he was incensed by this turn of events. Backed by vastly superior forces, he seized Limassol, captured the titular king and

King Richard the Lionheart (left) and Queen Berengaria of Navarre (right) who were married in the chapel at the Limassol Castle.

DESPITE REPEATED ASSASSINATION ATTEMPTS, QUEEN CATERINA CORNARO RULED OVER CYPRUS FOR 15 YEARS

rescued his bride to be, marrying Berengaria at the Chapel of St George in Limassol and crowning her Queen, not of Cyprus but of England. And then, in a surprise move, the Lionheart sold the whole island to the Knights Templar for the sum of 100,000 Byzants! But by 1192, the island was back under his control – though not for long. Richard handed Cyprus over to Guy de Lusignan, thereby igniting a new era. Intermarrying with many of the wealthiest families of Europe, the Lusignans left a legacy of architectural marvels, oral legends and musical myths which lasts to this day. Kings, queens, princes and princesses from France, Germany, Italy and Spain visited the marvellous island in the following four centuries, while Lusignan rule continued through several monarchs (including the forceful and much-married Queen Charlotte, who held out against siege in Kyrenia for more than four years!). Perhaps the most infamous of all was the warlike King Peter I, who ruled the island between 1359 and 1369. A crusader to the bone, Peter’s desire to ‘crush the infidels’ was exceeded only by his own crushing infidelities... Although married to the beautiful Catalan Queen Eleanore d’Aragon, legend has it the errant king enjoyed a string of mistresses, one of whom was about to bear his child when she was summoned by Queen Eleanore to the Royal Palace in Nicosia. In the ensuing queenly wrath, the child was lost, and the hapless mistress found herself tossed into the oubliettes of Kyrenia Castle; her bones may be lost forever beneath the mountains, but her story immortalised to this day in the local love ballad ‘Arodaphnousa’.

The Last Monarch

The tempestuous Lusignan line culminated in the rule of King James. A king with no head for figures, James was forced to marry the rich Venetian Caterina Cornaro, then only 14 years of age. But the marriage was to no avail – King James died a few months later (possibly at the hand of his sister who coveted his realm), leaving his young wife as heir to the throne of the most sought-after island in the Mediterranean.

The bold and forceful Queen Charlotte (left) and Guy de Lusignan (right). Both rulers hailed from the powerful Lusignan dynasty, whose legacy is still in evidence in the architecture, oral legends and musical myths of the island to this day.

Despite repeated assassination attempts, Queen Caterina Cornaro ruled over Cyprus for 15 years. Until, in 1489, the merchants of the Venetian Republic who controlled the region’s trade forced the tragic young ruler to abdicate. And the island became – after centuries of rich royal rule, from the first kings of copper to the last queen Cornaro – a colony of the Republic…a monarchy no more, but the ultimate imperial prize.


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Long ago Cyprus was an island of kings and queens; a realm coveted for its abundant riches and location. But with every king, there must be a castle: a place from which to stand rule and influence the march of history. From the ancient strongholds built to protect and preserve, to the Byzantine bastions of power and might, innumerable rulers have contributed to the island’s richly castellated past, despite the best efforts of marauders, conquerors and Mother Nature...


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Limassol Castle

The most centrally-located of the island’s fortifications, Limassol Castle still stands watch over the city, the centre of what is now a bustling urban conurbation. Built in in the 1100s by Guy de Lusignan and, according to legend, the very place in which King Richard the Lionheart married Queen Berengaria of Navarre, Limassol Castle fell to subsequent attacks from the Genoese and the Mamluks of Egypt, before the Ottomans first destroyed and then reconstructed it from the ground up in the 1500s. The new stronghold was completed in 1590, its arched halls and barred windows a testament to its new objective: a purpose which was to later resurface, almost 400 years down the path of time... The Ottoman rulers found the castle’s underground chamber and first floor ideal for housing those who had displeased their betters and, centuries later, the island’s British rulers continued this scheme: turning the castle into a closely-guarded prison. However, by 1950, the castle had shucked off its bloody past and become a place of relative peace: today, while the building still houses reminders of the island’s turbulent history in the form of weapons of warfare and the tombstones of the mighty, it’s the site of the Medieval Museum of Cyprus.

Kolossi Castle

Perhaps the most famous of the island castles, Kolossi was built in 1210 by the Knights Hospitallers, and was the seat of the region’s supreme military rule, the Grande Commanderie. Captured by the Knights Templar of crusading fame in 1306, the site was retaken by its original owners in the 1500s after its virtual destruction at the hands of Egyptian raiders in the intervening years. The Great Commander Louis de Magnac ordered that the castle be rebuilt upon the ruins, and it is this ancient structure which graces the land today. Eagle-eyed visitors can still discern Magnac’s coat-of-arms carved into the stone, as well the old Lusignan insignia both on the external walls and hidden in a fresco on the second storey. Set amongst tranquil fields and scraping the high blue heavens, Kolossi today consists of a single three-storey keep and a sizeable bailey. Nearby, the time-worn factory that once processed sugarcane (the source of vast riches for the local plantation owners) is well worth a visit, though it’s the castle itself which is the true glory of its age – and of more modern times too! Appearing in multiple works of fiction, Kolossi looms large in print, from La Milicia de Dios to the novels of British author Stewart Binns.


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Paphos Fort

Taking centre stage at the Cultural Capital of Europe celebrations this year, the fortress of Paphos has been consistently in use since the 13th century. And while appearing as a backdrop to the current festivities is a far cry from its troubled past, the fort has remained one of the most distinctive local landmarks for over 600 years! A sturdy fortress built entirely of stone, surrounded by the sea and close by the town’s Archaeological Park, the Paphos Castle graces the lists of UNESCO World heritage sites. But its history belies its present status: originally erected by the Lusignan kings of the 1400s, the castle was constructed to replace an earlier version destroyed in the Arab raids of the 7th century. Built to guard the entrance to the port, the fort was the site of frequent attacks during the Middle Ages, before the Venetians – wary of impending Ottoman conquest – razed the castle to the ground. Alas, it was to no avail: in the late 1500s, the Ottomans conquered the island, and restored the fortress in its entirety – an act immortalised in the inscription above the entrance. But, by the time of British rule, the castle had fallen from glory, serving as a salt depot and general warehouse before its current reinstatement as the queen of the seafront.

Saranta Kolones

‘Saranta Kolones’ is the idiosyncratic attribute which gives this ancient fortress its name. Translated from Greek as ‘forty columns’, the site of the ruined Byzantine castle features an inordinate amount of large granite columns – structures which once probably formed part of the ancient Roman Agora of Nea Paphos. Believed to have been built at the end of the 7th century AD to protect the port and the city from Arab raids, the castle was then remodeled by Emperor Nicephoros Phocas in 965 and later transformed by the Lusignans to include a three-metre thick wall with four huge corner towers. Another four intermediary towers were added along the joining walls, and a moat – spanned by a wooden bridge – was dug around the site, while the main entrance was through a fifth, horseshoe shaped tower on the eastern walls. But, despite these sturdy amendments, the castle fell in 1222; not to military might but to Mother Nature. An earthquake of staggering intensity causing the castle to be abandoned for nigh on 600 years. Today, the castle belongs to the lists of UNESCO World Heritage monuments, and is incorporated into the site of the Paphos Archaeological Park: a popular destination for those who wish to try their hand at counting columns.


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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 spa product line, Natural Spa Factory, 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.

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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. Cybarco has exclusivity for property sales of Limassol Marina’s luxury homes. TEL: FREEPHONE: FAX: EMAIL: WEB:

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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:

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Nautimar Marine Ltd Boats and Yacht Sales, Brokerage, Chartering and Management 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. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 210 +357 99 693 633 info@nautimarmarine.com www.nautimarmarine.com

Princess Yachts (Cyprus) Ltd Sales, Repairs and Maintenance, Yacht Management, Yacht Agency, Insurance, Charter and Brokerage Princess Yachts (Cyprus) has been 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 88 Motor Yacht and a 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, Oceanreef, Nautibuoy, Kvh, Hook and Moore. TEL: +357 25 770 320 FREEPHONE: 7000 7997 FAX: +357 25 336 074 EMAIL: info@princessyachts.com.cy WEB: www.princessyachts.com.cy

Sunseeker Cyprus Ltd

Marina Beach Bar

Café Calma

New and Pre-owned Yacht Sales, Yacht Charter, Yacht Management, After-Sales Service

Beach Bar / Restaurant

Café, Bar and Restaurant

Marina Beach Bar, a member of Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd, is the only beach bar located on the Peninsula Beach of Limassol Marina. Boasting modern and minimal design elements, Marina Beach Bar offers a unique culinary experience, and serves not only the restaurant premises but also the beach for your convenience! Enjoy snacks, impressive dishes made by the creative and talented Carob Mill chefs, delicious desserts and an extensive list of beverages, wines and cocktails. Relax by the sea, soak in the sun on the golden sand and order your cocktail from the newest member of Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd, the Marina Beach Bar.

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 nonselective, 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 catchup during the day or a laid back ‘in your living room’ drink and snack in the evening.

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 an after-sales service of the highest standard. TEL: +357 25 051 777 EMAIL: info@sunseekercyprus.com.cy WEB: 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 domestic products. TEL: EMAIL:

+357 99 627 627 tutimare@cytanet.com.cy

TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 878 dine@carobmill-restaurants.com www.carobmill-restaurants.com

Marina Breeze Lounge Bar Restaurant - Lounge Bar Marina Breeze Lounge Bar is the only floating venue at Limassol Marina. Walk into luxury and experience an atmospheric environment throughout the day, with a breath-taking view of the endless Mediterranean Sea and the Marina’s luxurious yachts. Marina Breeze Lounge Bar uses nature’s freshest ingredients to create tasteful dishes for a true gastronomic experience, blending together the lounge bar’s baristas’ handmade brewed coffee and unique signature cocktails. It combines melodies of international music with a stunning interior environment, to create a truly sensational and peaceful atmosphere which delights all tastes. Marina Breeze Lounge Bar is the ultimate experience from Breeze Group! TEL: +357 25 051 230 EMAIL: marinabreeze@breeze.com.cy WEB: www.breeze.com.cy

TEL: +357 25 051 333 EMAIL: thecalmacafe@gmail.com WEB: www.cafecalma.com.cy

Caffè Nero Italian Coffee Company 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. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 209 lml@caffenero.com.cy www.caffenero.com.cy

Marina Cool Bar Ice Cream Shop – Smoothies & Juice Bar – Coffee Shop 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, crêpe, waffles, frozen yoghurt, fresh juices, smoothies and coffee by the seaside. 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. The Marina Cool Bar is perfect for refreshments after lunch or dinner, in a relaxing environment featuring the friendliest of staff. TEL: +357 25 051 208 EMAIL: coolbar.lml@phc.com.cy WEB: www.facebook.com/marinacoolbar


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Epsilon Resto | Bar

Pizza Hut

Tavernaki – Marina’s Grill Restaurant

Wagamama

Restaurant and Bar

Pizza - Dine In - Take Away

Greek & Cypriot Cuisine Grill Restaurant

Asian-inspired Restaurant

Epsilon Resto | Bar at Limassol Marina is a member of Carob Mill Restaurants Ltd; winner of the Best New Entry in Cyprus at the Time Out Eating Awards 2016. It enchants guests with its modern yet cosy indoor ambiance and verandas with outstanding views. The tantalising options on the menu featuring a selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes with crafty hints of international fusion, will delight visitors, who are also able to unwind by the full service bar with an extensive list of wines and cocktails, to the tunes of our resident DJ.

Pizza Hut at Limassol Marina has been a distinctive addition to the largest chain of franchised restaurants in Cyprus. Pizza Hut is one of the most popular gather-together destinations serving signature pizza combinations with fresh dough every day, and the famously delicious WingStreet chicken. The Pizza Hut menu is also enhanced by main dishes to enjoy for lunch or dinner, including flavourful BBQ Pork Ribs, fresh salads, pastas, innovative Hut Burgers, chicken dishes and wraps! Perfect for a delightful afternoon by the beautiful Mediterranean, tempting shareable desserts, coffees, lemonades and chilled cocktails.

Delicious food on the grill, with the simplicity and rich taste that characterises Cypriot and Greek cuisine, including favourite dishes such as bougiourdi, feta with honey, sesame and the traditional Cyprus kebab as well as the 750g juicy pork chop on the grill. Accompany your meal with the house wine or with a choice from the wide variety of options available. At Tavernaki you can enjoy your meal with friends or family in a beautiful traditional setting in the heart of Limassol Marina.

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 25 051 393 dine@carobmill-restaurants.com www.carobmill-restaurants.com

Hobo Mediterraneo All Day Café - 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, drinks and appetisers with all-time classics including home– made burgers, filling pastas, freshly-cut salads, steaks, fresh fish, meat dishes and Italian risottos. The exclusive location and its elegant décor define the café-restaurant as the ultimate place to enjoy quality moments of relaxation with family and friends. TEL: +357 25 051 555 EMAIL: hobo.lml@phc.com.cy FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/ HoboMediterraneo

KFC Quick Service Restaurant 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, and 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 125 countries around the world including Limassol Marina for eat-in and take away. TEL: EMAIL:

+357 22 307 411 kfc.lml@phc.com.cy

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+357 25 051 207 ph.lml@phc.com.cy www.pizzahut.com.cy

Pyxida Fish and Seafood Restaurant 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 breath-taking views of the sea, for the ultimate gastronomic experience, the owners have blended years of experience with a prime location at 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. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 200 pyxida@primehome.com 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

TEL: EMAIL:

+357 22 307 895 tavernaki@phc.com.cy

TGI Fridays Casual Dining Restaurant 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 seventh 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. Fridays’ 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 are guaranteed to make every visit memorable! TEL: +357 25 051 500 EMAIL: info@fridays.com.cy WEB: www.fridays.com.cy

The Yacht Club Restaurant & Lounge Bar Boasting the finest vantage point over Limassol Marina, The Yacht Club is open to the public and includes a bar, a relaxing lounge and restaurant. The menu features fine, fresh island cuisine. The well-stocked cellar 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: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 205 info@limassolyachtclub.com www.limassolyachtclub.com

TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 299 wagamama.lml@phc.com.cy www.wagamama.com.cy


A refined boutique property, member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Londa indulges its guests with a blend of Mediterranean flair and modern lifestyle. The 68 rooms and suites are created for a truly relaxing experience, where guests, both on holidays or business, delight in their own private paradise. Stylish in design and with dazzling sea views, the Londa’s Caprice Restaurant has built its award-winning reputation by creating Italian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The Caprice Lounge Bar adapts its ambience and clientele to suit the time of day, serving espressos in the morning and fantastic cocktails at sundown! The Spa offers beauty, health and spa facilities, and an amalgam of treatments and therapies for a truly rejuvenating experience! Classic yet stylish, the Londa is setting a new fashionable standard and is, without doubt, the island’s must-visit hotspot. The Small Luxury Hotels’ vision and brand value to extend outstanding quality, passion for excellence, top personal service and individuality, combined with Londa’s vision to create unique moments, fabricate the perfect setting for memorable experiences and exceeding guest expectations.


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Shopping Alphamega Hypermarkets

Crystal Boutique

Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie

Graff

Online and Convenience Grocery Shopping

Fashion Boutique – Ladies’ and Men’s Fashion, Shoes and Accessories

Perfumery (Health and Beauty)

Fine Jewellery

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 well-stocked wine and spirit department and a variety of breads and pastries from in-store bakeries.

High-quality fashion wear for both men and women of famous brand names direct from Italy. Focusing on sophisticated styles, with careful craftsmanship, detail designs and rare fabrics, the men’s and women’s collections provide excellent quality fashion-street wear, along with exceptionally exclusive fashion evening wear. The main target is to source high quality fashion from prestigious Italian Houses, ensuring a blend of their latest collections and unique style. Designers include Paul & Shark, AJ Armani Jeans, V.D.P., Blumarine, Monica Magni, Elly Italia, Gianmarco Lorenzi and Renzi Shoes.

Dora Theophilou Haute Parfumerie is the most historical, prestigious and luxurious perfumerie in Cyprus established in 1978 and is among the world’s flagship haute parfumerie stores. The Limassol Marina store offers some of the rarest, finest and most innovative products available, including Amouage, Puredistance Master Perfumes, Xerjoff, Editions De Parfums Frederic Malle, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Roja Parfums, Escentric Molecules, Caron, Creed, Lubin, By Terry, J.F.Lazartigue, Tom Ford, La Mer, La Prairie, Darphin, Chanel, Lancaster, Apivita,and Korres amongst many other brands.

Graff is one of the world’s pre-eminent 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.

TEL: WEB:

+357 22 469 576 www.alphamega.com.cy

Ancora 1919 PENS Company Co. Ltd Luxury Writing Instruments Ancora is an Italian company founded in 1919 in Sesto Calende. Aesthetically pleasing design, high reliability, and exquisite hand-made elements ensure the unique and memorable Ancora pens have always stood out from the competition. The reputation of Ancora’s brand grew and its pens became famous abroad, especially in North America and European countries. Since the 1970s Ancora has been amongst the most significant Italian brands producing fountain pens. Today, Ancora produces a range of elite fountain pens, combined in themebased collections. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 515 ceo@ancora1919.com www.ancora1919.com

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 10m2 walk-in humidor, features top-of-the-line offerings of premium cigar brands, including Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Romeo Y Julieta, Davidoff. A sophisticated range of wines and spirits is also displayed on the second floor. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 270 cigars@equixgroup.com www.equixgroup.com

TEL: MOB: FAX:

+357 25 051 232 +357 99 434 626 +357 99 636 597 +357 25 747 637

+357 25 051 220 info@doratheophilou.com www.doratheophilou.com

Dora Theophilou Pharmacy Pharmacy (Health and Beauty)

Diesel Quality Casual Wear and Apparel 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. TEL: WEB:

TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 228 www.diesel.com

Dora Theophilou Pharmacy is renowned as the leading pharmacy group on the island, setting the benchmark for pharmacies based on international quality standards. Associated with great heritage, experience and expertise, quality and trust since 1978. Experts to advise and aid with most aspects of health and care. Immediate attention and a vast stock of high quality branded products gives confidence to the most demanding clients. 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, optical 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 EMAIL: info@doratheophilou.com WEB: www.doratheophilou.com

TEL: +357 25 354 040 EMAIL: info@equixgroup.com WEB: www.equixgroup.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: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 351 sales@haicyprus.com www.equixgroup.com


Global experience, local expertise 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: cvasiliou@kpmg.com Marie-Helene Angelides Senior Associate Regulatory & Compliance T: + 357 22 209 227 E: mangelides@kpmg.com kpmg.com.cy

©2017 KPMG Limited, a Cyprus limited liability company and member of the KPMG network of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (”KPMG International”), a Swiss entity. All rights reserved.


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Invito

Ship 2 Shore Clothing Company Ltd

Zilli

Fashion Outlet Beachwear and Boots

Personalised Clothing & Accessories

Haute Couture Menswear

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 for women from Europe’s leading designers including Ritratti, Naory, Christies, Save the Queen and also the world famous French swimwear brand Vilebrequin. For the winter, take your pick from the original collections of Koalabi UGG boots.

Ship 2 Shore offers a complete range of casual, boating and beach clothing for all ages and sizes. Clients can customise garments using high-quality embroidery, direct to garment printing and vinyl cut; ideal for crews, families, boat owners, businesses, restaurants, bars, clubs, schools, societies, sport clubs and celebrations. Ship 2 Shore Clothing provides casual, beach & head wear include: polo shirts, t-shirts, fashion styles, sweatshirts, hoodies, waterproof jackets, caps, towels, bags and other gifts and accessories. There is something for everyone – call in and meet our friendly and helpful team now!

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:

+357 25 051 245

PAG Concept Store Fashion Fresh & Sport Optimistic 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 retail spectrum that features a perfect balance between technical sport apparel and fashion comfort. Its colourful selection includes legendary brand lines such as the Ralph Lauren RLX line; Swiss ON, the ground-breaking stylish running shoe; Falke, the dynamic seamless athletic wear; We Are Handsome, the sensual and favourite choice of many world celebrities; Myths, the finest handmade bermudas; and Coolibar, the premium sun-safe swimsuits, along with a selective array of athletic fun games as well as the best and brightest brain fitness toys. TEL: +357 25 051 259 EMAIL: pagboutique@gmail.com WEB: www.facebook.com/ PAGboutiqueLimassol

Ralph Lauren Boutique A hand-picked selection of exclusive, high fashion clothing items, accessories and shoes by Ralph Lauren Purple Luxury Line. 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 the Moda In store. TEL: +357 25 051 244 EMAIL: modain@primehome.com elemodain@hotmail.com

TEL: +357 25 051 227 EMAIL: sales@ship2shore.com.cy WEB: www.ship2shoreclothing.com.cy

Shiraz Handmade Persian Carpets 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. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 344 carpets@equixgroup.com www.equixgroup.com

WOO.MEN Men’s and Women’s Italian Fashion 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 eye-wear. Featuring beloved European brands like Twin-Set, Primo Emporio, Liu.Jo, Angelo Marani and Fradi. TEL: WEB:

+357 25 051 258 facebook.com/woo.men.cy instagram.com/woo.men

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+357 25 051 355 zillicyprus@equixgroup.com www.equixgroup.com


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