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Issue 5 Your guide to living on the sea

Spirit of the Sea

DISCOVER THE MEDITERRANEAN’S FINEST DESTINATION

THIS IS YOUR VIEW Unrivalled living in Cyprus

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Andreas Christodoulides Chief Executive Officer Limassol Marina Ltd

WELCOME ON BOARD!

Here at Limassol Marina, we live and breathe the sea. Like you, we have a passion for nautical excellence in all its forms, and the past year has seen our unique project surpass itself on every front...

As the finest superyacht marina in the Eastern Mediterranean, we’re internationally recognized for our excellence in concierge and yachting services, as well as property management.

As the finest superyacht marina in the Eastern Mediterranean, we’re internationally recognized for our excellence in concierge and yachting services, as well as property management. Our ground-breaking Castle Residences development, the crown jewel of the Marina, has proved to be an unparalleled success; sales have been exceptional, and the last few apartments are now on the market. Similarly, the completion and sale of our Island Villas, the final few of which are now ready for occupancy, have made this a truly exhilarating year all round.

Over the last twelve months, we’ve welcomed a number of prestigious tenants on board; companies and individuals who – like us – are guided by their love of the sea. And so this issue of ONBOARD sees us underlining those qualities which embody the true Spirit of the Sea: the events which make the Marina a home from home, the ancient mariners of old, and the modern-day thalassophiles who live for the briny blue. It’s an issue we’re very proud of. Join us on our journey...

Welcome ONBOARD!


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CONTENTS

56 01 Welcome

 Introductory words from the CEO of Limassol Marina

08 News

 ews, events and special occasions N at Limassol Marina

20 Expanding Horizons

 ew Marina offices herald N Hill Robinson expansion

22 This Is Your View

‘Living on the sea’ at Limassol Marina is the ultimate luxury

28 Sirens Call

Irresistible luxury items for the discerning shopper

30 Buoyed by Success

 Meet Tom Lord, the Marina’s

dedicated Assistant Manager

33 Experience the Difference Limassol Marina’s concierge services 42 Home to Luxury

 reate the home you deserve with C designer collections

45 Call of the Sea

The passion which sets the Marina’s yacht dealers and brokers apart


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EDITOR & CREATIVE DIRECTOR Eleni Polydorou eleni@polydoroudesign.com EDITORIAL CO-ORDINATOR Maria Nikolaou mnikolaou@limassolmarina.com SENIOR DESIGNER Maria Nicolaou ADVERTISING SALES Katerina Kyprianou katerina@polydoroudesign.com CONTRIBUTORS Yiota Mallas Paula Manoli-Gray Emily Millett Dina Mylordou Alix Norman

DESIGN www.bearlondon.com info@bearlondon.com PHOTOGRAPHY Mark Beattie-Edwards DEC - AudioVisual Photography Dinah Kaprou Susanne Katsias Jo Michaelides Elina Samara PRINT PRODUCTION Laser Graphics Ltd

22 52 Gift of the Sea

A  pinch of salt: the sea’s tastiest treasure transforms fine dining

56 Nereids at Play

 Fashion and events come alive at the Marina’s sparkling venues

64 Sea Life

 The thalassophiles whose passion for the sea has become their calling

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

69 Aphrodite Hills Golf  PGA National Cyprus

70 Ancient Mariners

Twelve millennia of nautical history

74 Limassol Marina Directory

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

77 Londa Hotel

Cool design with a warm welcome

Published on behalf of Limassol Marina by: T&E Polydorou Design Ltd P.O.Box 40353, 6303 Larnaca, Cyprus www.polydoroudesign.com The title and all material are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced without the publisher’s permission. Although the greatest care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this magazine at the time of going to press, neither the Publisher nor Limassol Marina can accept responsibility for omissions or errors.


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TIME OUT EATING AWARDS Epsilon Resto Bar

DIESEL IT UP! Diesel is mixing things up this season! Artistic Director Nicola Formichetti says that this is the start of something new as they launch a collection that is designed for self-expression, in collaboration with Scottish artist, Portis Wasp.

Limassol Marina’s Epsilon Resto Bar picked up the award for “Best International Cuisine” at the Time Out Cyprus Eating Awards. Now celebrating the island’s finest cuisine for over 13 years, the awards are a testament to the popularity of local establishments, their quality, consistency and service. Member of PNS Restaurants Ltd, Epsilon is a multi-awarded restaurant, also Winner of the 1st Mediterranean Cocktail 2017, Winner of Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka 2017 and Best New Entry when it first opened in 2016. With a modern yet cozy indoor ambience and verandas with outstanding views, Epsilon is situated in a prime location at Limassol Marina with a more intimate balcony stretching over its waters. The tantalizing options on the menu bring a selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes with crafty hints of international fusion to its visitors, complemented with a bar for the perfect cocktail journey of discovery, a resident DJ and live music events for the full dining experience.

“What he does feels very contemporary, working with animation and a focus on Instagram. I’m a huge fan!” says Nicola. In this collection, you will find bright colours and playful designs inspired by Burning Man festival with a throwback to the 90’s. Diesel’s notable ‘Cookie’ logo, appears for the first time on clothes. Artist Ellen Green has created a tattoo-inspired print, which adds a chic contemporary touch to the collection. Aside from clothing, prepare yourselves for an array of hats, bags and a whole collection of sneakers too! Limassol Marina’s Diesel store continues to entice loyal followers of the brand, as well as newcomers to the shores of the vibrant city. Just like its latest campaign, entitled “Embrace Your Flaws,” Diesel invites you to view the latest collection in what has become a celebration of being beautifully flawed!

MADE IN CYPRUS EXHIBITION A must-visit annual event, the Made in Cyprus Exhibition took place again last September at Limassol Marina’s ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ  Cultural Centre for the 4th consecutive year. This year’s dates are already set for the 21st, 22nd and 23rd of September 2018. Aiming to promote the island’s products and services, the three-day event is organized by the World Trade Center Cyprus. It boasts the largest display of Cypriot products on the island and welcomes over 10,000 visitors from all over the world. Since the event’s inception, over 2,000 Cypriot products and services have been exhibited by over 200 companies or individuals. The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism and is supported by the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Cyprus Employers and Industrialists Federation, the Cyprus Hotel Association, the Cyprus International Business Association, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Limassol Municipality, Limassol Tourism Board, and the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents.

SUNSEEKER – OFFICIAL RUSSIAN WORLD CUP PARTNER Sunseeker International is delighted to announce that it is an official FIFA Partner for the upcoming World Cup tournament in Russia. The partnership was announced at the London Boat Show where footballing legend Sir Geoff Hurst and BT Sport’s Jake Humphrey were the brand’s special guests to support the launch of what is Sunseeker’s largest and most prestigious marketing initiative to date. This partnership not only marks a pioneering association between the marine industry and the largest sporting event on the planet, but also offers Sunseeker owners the opportunity to live fantastic experiences. Every year the Sunseeker London Group hosts unique events for their valuable owners across more than 20 boating regions, delivering the “Sunseeker Experience”. This year promises new and exciting destinations. For more information please contact Sunseeker Cyprus at +357 99 614 073 or info@sunseekercyprus.com.cy


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5 GOLD ANCHOR AWARD Second international accolade in a year In a strong third operational year, Cyprus’ first ‘Blue Flag Marina’ also received its ‘5 Gold Anchor’ award as part of The Yacht Harbour Association Scheme that has been auditing marinas throughout the world for over 25 years. Well known as a measure of quality assured berthing, the Gold Anchor assessment includes tests and audits to evaluate operational standards, customer service and berth facilities. In a period of international recognition, the 5 Gold Anchor and Blue Flag awards reflect Limassol Marina’s commitment to quality services and facilities, environmental protection and industry best practice. Coupled with the success of the marina development’s residential sales, these accolades continue to boost the island’s image on a global scale. An established destination for living, yachting, dining and shopping in the Eastern Mediterranean, Limassol Marina is the first superyacht marina in Cyprus able to accommodate 650 yachts up to 110m.

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATIONS Cyprus-Israel Regatta goes from strength to strength The 8th edition of the Cyprus-Israel Regatta will take place in the week following the ORC European Championship event (September 2018), concluding a very exciting period for yacht racing in Cyprus. Taking place at Limassol Marina, the event is co-organized by The Famagusta Nautical Club and the Israel Yacht Club, bringing together expertise from both countries to create what will be the best event yet. Limassol Marina has played host to sailing regattas co-hosted by the Israeli and Cypriot sailing communities for a number of years. Over 25 sailing yachts participated in the Herzliya Marina to Limassol Marina race in 2017, dealing with challenging conditions to take the honours across several vessel classes. The partnership between the Israeli and Cypriot sailing communities looks set for a bright future as bigger and more frequent events are added to the annual calendars, and the 2018 event is certainly one not to be missed for any budding yachtsmen.

MARITIME VENTURES NOW OPEN The latest in a carefully selected pool of marine businesses on location, Maritime Ventures offer branded new and preowned yachts, tailored services, maintenance, repairs, refits and support with transfers, mooring and registrations. Operating in Greece and Cyprus with direct company presence, and in Lebanon and Israel through dedicated local representatives, the Maritime Ventures team comprises professionals with proven industry credentials and success. Their expertise and networks offer 360-degree ownership solutions with personal recommendations on cruising itineraries and yachting lifestyle. With the new shop opening at Limassol Marina, Maritime Ventures aims to broaden its regional geographic presence, promoting high-quality products and services to simplify yacht ownership beyond the confines of one single country. Their range of brands include Austin Parker, Aquila, Fairline, Galeon, Grand Soleil and Overblue: luxury power yachts, catamarans, outboard boats and RIBs.


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CHRISTMAS ON THE SEA Santa Claus is coming to town

KIDS AVENUE Limassol Marina’s exclusive waterfront shopping experience is now bringing chic and cool to the early years with the opening of Kids Avenue; a multi-brand boutique that offers the best in designer wear for toddlers, children and teens. Limassol Marina kick-started 2017’s festival season with the city’s first Christmas event of the year in a unique setting and in the presence of the local community, its property and marina residents, all project staff and visitors. Radio producer Marios Papadopoulos and popular local radio station Kanali 6 hosted the live link in Christmas spirit with a range of classic tunes. The Limassol Mayor, Mr Nicos Nicolaides, members of the Limassol Municipal Council and Limassol Marina’s CEO, Mr Andreas Christodoulides, welcomed the crowd by switching on the array of festive lights surrounding the Christmas tree, specially decorated in white helms and snowflakes. An entertainment programme with the Limassol Philharmonic Orchestra, mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, treats, decorations and a range of other Christmas delights and activities were on offer in support of Funraising Charity Foundation. The IPH House of Arts also hosted a workshop for children with handmade crafts, before welcoming Santa Claus who arrived at Limassol Marina by sea. The festive period that followed continued with daily surprises for the Christmas season, including the annual Santa’s Workshop, live music in the Marina Square, carol singing, a spectacular Christmas Village and a Winter Wonderland, with dozens of entertaining games, rides and Christmas stalls.

The store’s exclusive brands include Moschino, Ermanno Scervino, Monnalisa and Dirk Bikkembergs. The carefully handpicked Italian pieces create an elegant collection for newborns to 16-year-olds. Clothing to covet includes an exclusive selection of motherdaughter matching outfits, as well as accessories, partywear, swimwear and stylish shoes and all the latest trends of beautiful patterns and bright colours.

LIMASSOL CARNIVAL REVELRY Exhibition captures festive spirit

Every year, the world-famous Limassol Carnival begins at Limassol Marina with a parade by the Limassol Majorettes, who lead the crowd through the marina’s shopping streets to ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre. This moment officially inaugurates the community’s favourite photographic exhibition, organized by the Limassol Municipality in collaboration with the Limassol Branch of the Cyprus Photographic Society. Presenting the passion, spirit and essence of the city’s most anticipated annual event through a selection of exceptional photographs, the exhibition has been established as an integral part of the city’s carnival festivities. Like every exhibition before it, “Limassol Carnival 2017” presented exclusive moments from the previous year’s events, parades and street performances, captured by the lens of upcoming and established local photographers. Visitors also had the opportunity to admire a collection of sophisticated and inventive carnival costumes.


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ELITE SAILING EVENTS

Limassol Marina welcomes renowned championship races Limassol Marina is proud to be a host venue for the Optimist World Championships taking place in August 2018. Organized by the Famagusta Nautical Club (NOA), the event brings together the best junior athletes from all corners of the world to compete in Limassol Bay for the ultimate accolade, and is a must for any sailing or sports enthusiast. 2018 also takes the ORC European Championships & Ioannideia Regatta event to the next level once more, with its status as the European Championship Regatta confirmed for this year. Racing yachts from all over Europe will descend on Limassol Marina for a week of hard fought racing in Limassol’s crystal clear waters and idyllic sailing conditions.

LIMASSOL BOAT SHOW

The centre of the on-shore excitement will be the race village, which will be operating from the Marina with various additional events taking place during the regatta for competitors and spectators alike to enjoy. For further information on both events, please visit www.fnc2018.com.

HILL ROBINSON NOW OPEN Flying the flag in Cyprus

In full recognition of the ongoing success of Cyprus’ first superyacht marina, Hill Robinson has further expanded its offering by opening an office at Limassol Marina, which joins its existing line-up of offices and operations in Monaco, Florida, London and Palm Beach. Having operated in Nicosia since 2012, this new move puts the Hill Robinson office and its Director, Stelios Kazamia, right at the centre of yachting movement in Cyprus. The office already has several vessels under its management, delivering technical, operational, financial and commercial management services. As well as managing several significant refit projects locally, the office is also primarily responsible for the financial administration on behalf of fleet vessels. Working closely with the other international offices to provide a seamless service to its clients, Hill Robinson Cyprus is poised to significantly contribute to the brand’s growing presence and capability in the Eastern Mediterranean. This expansion coincides with a significant increase in yachting activity around the island, including Limassol Marina and the local superyacht shipyard facilities a short sail away.

Four years on, the Limassol Boat Show at Limassol Marina is now the largest event of its kind in Cyprus. Growing in popularity each year, it has also established itself as the annual gathering of industry professionals in the Eastern Mediterranean region. The four-day event – held in May and hosted by Limassol Marina in association with Dacor Advertising and Media Ltd – offers thousands of prospective buyers and visitors the opportunity to view the market’s latest boating and yachting trends, products and services, and also includes a series of seminars, product presentations, offshore activities and demonstrations. Aiming to attract an increasing number of international exhibitors and visitors, the Limassol Boat Show is further enhancing the island’s position on the yachting map and raising awareness of the up and coming destination for on and offshore business or leisure. For more information on next year’s event, visit www.limassolboatshow.com or contact +357 25 577 750.


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NEW ARRIVAL brings a touch of style

Our exclusive waterfront shopping area has welcomed new retail additions, one of which is Après Ski. Complementing the current product offering available within the Marina, the boutique brings a further quality brand to the shores of Limassol. With an eclectic mix of handpicked items inspired by a Mediterranean lifestyle, Après Ski’s Limassol Marina boutique concept store is new in line after Porto Cervo, Mykonos and Corfu. Although the store’s decor and its location suggest a great passion for the seaside, the name Après Ski ironically takes inspiration from all social and entertainment events taking place in particular ski resorts. From Greece to Indonesia and Brazil to California, Après Ski offers a range of luxury brands that define elegance and defy the mainstream. A collection of rustic sandals and panama hats accompany exclusive eyewear from established brands like Mykita, Gucci and DITA, iconic pieces of jewellery by Greek designers and many other elegant accessories.

THE COFFEE MASTER

David Cormack at Caffé Nero

Caffé Nero’s internationally acclaimed Coffee Master, David Cormack, was at Limassol Marina’s Caffé Nero this past autumn, sharing his personal journey in the industry with guests at the Cyprus store, and talking about the brand’s multi-awarded coffee blend. David has received international acclaim and distinctions in competitions globally and is considered among the best and most acknowledged coffee experts in the world. He plays a major role in Caffé Nero’s success, maintaining both the coffee’s quality and service at very high levels. Distinguished guests had the opportunity to learn about some of Caffé Nero’s best-kept coffee secrets during his visit. Through his inspiring speech, David highlighted the importance of fine quality coffee, as well as its evolution through time, especially in cultures like Cyprus where coffee continues to be embraced as part of daily life. He praised the achievements of Caffé Nero on the island, noting its combination of top service and exceptional ambience. Caffé Nero’s awarded barista, Constantina Chrysostomou - who recently won the 3rd prize at the International Barista of the Year 2017 competition in London for creating a beverage derived directly from Cypriot tradition - also made an appearance during the event.

VIPS PARTIED AT EXCLUSIVE EVENT The foremost name in fashion media, ‘FashionTV’, partied at the Limassol Boat Show 2018 on Friday May 4th with an exclusive Sunset Luxury Party. The private cocktail party took place at one of the marina’s superyacht villas and kept its promise as a night of glamour and sparkle. Sponsored by Limassol Marina, Char. Pilakoutas Ltd, Princess, Fereos Fourpoint Distribution Ltd, and Fashion Vodka Luxury Collection, the event saw a who’s-who gathering of the yachting and fashion elite. Founded in France in 1997 by Michel Adam Lisowski, FashionTV is an international fashion and lifestyle broadcasting television channel with 31 satellite and 2,000 cable systems that deliver the latest fashion trends to millions of viewers worldwide.


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THE FINAL HOMES ON THE SEA

Last opportunity villas and apartments

In a success story that now spans over eight years, Limassol Marina has signed contracts in excess of €380 million for its luxury residential properties. The final Island Villas have been completed and apartments at Castle Residences are only two years away from delivery. This will mark the end of all construction at the award-winning marina. With only a few units now remaining, buyers have one last opportunity to own a home on the sea in the region’s unique waterfront development. These last villas and apartments illustrate the appeal of this rare offering, benefiting from both a city and seafront lifestyle with 360-degree sea, marina and city views. Each Island Villa includes either its own exclusive water-space or designated private berth(s) attached to the individual property, offering stunning views and mooring for yachts of up to 60m. These homes have been carefully designed to offer the pinnacle of waterside living and are now ready for residents to move in. This concept has enticed buyers, as 80% of the villas have been sold and only 15 are still available. Moments away, the spacious apartments at Castle Residences, the only residential units in the Mediterranean to be completely surrounded by water, are accessed by a private bridge and still manage to emulate an urban feel. Unique uninterrupted views of the superyacht marina, the sea and the coastal city of Limassol set these exclusive homes apart from all other properties in Cyprus. With Limassol Marina’s sandy beach just steps away from each apartment, and 40% already sold or reserved, a final cluster is now available for sale.

All properties at Limassol Marina include round-the-clock concierge services, security, property and rental management. 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


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yprus is fast becoming a highly sought after superyacht destination, and this activity is focused on the rapidly expanding Limassol Marina. With a new office for Hill Robinson at the heart of the project amongst the smart restaurants and quality boutiques, Stelios Kazamia, Director of Hill Robinson Cyprus, is upbeat about the growing attraction of the Marina, the island, and the opportunities being created by the UK’s impending withdrawal from the EU and the uncertainty this is producing. Hill Robinson has had a presence in Cyprus since 2012, when the then Nicosia-based office was able to offer its services alongside a regulatory regime in full compliance with the requirements of the EU and OECD, Cyprus having been a member of the European Union since 2004. This offered many economic and political possibilities. The law on the island is based on English common law, which is understandably of great benefit in making the island attractive for incorporation and business investment when coupled with one of the lowest EU corporate tax rates.

A world-leader in yacht management, Hill Robinson’s new Limassol Marina offices afford unparalleled expertise to the mariners of the Eastern Mediterranean

The uncertainty behind Brexit is still a talking point, with as yet unanswered questions surrounding the UK leaving the EU. Will a UK-flagged boat still be entitled to operate commercially in the EU, or will a yacht with VAT paid in the UK prior to Brexit be considered EU VAT paid, and so forth? The opportunities from the Cyprus point of view is the ability to offer a restructuring of existing ownership, with new ownership to be placed in the EU rather than the UK, while an added bonus is that Cyprus has a very attractive yacht leasing scheme with an effective tax rate as low as 3.05% for boats over 65 metres.

Unparalleled Service

Hill Robinson Yacht Management itself has a wellestablished grounding and offers unparalleled services to its international clientele worldwide to assist in running yachts safely and efficiently for private use or for charter. The Limassol office is just part of a recent expansion programme which includes a notable new set of offices overlooking the port in Monaco to house the business development team. From Antibes, a highly

qualified and versatile multi-lingual team provides all the essential support that ensures the entire yachting experience is a success. At the other end of the Mediterranean, a new team in Palma de Mallorca is now on hand to look after yachts in the area, and also adding to the crew agency, HRcrew. Crew recruitment and development, so important a factor in the lifeblood of any yacht, whether chartering or not, is now being hosted here as well as in Antibes and in the US in the Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beach offices. As one of the industry’s first ever dedicated yacht management companies, the passing years have seen a constant growth in the expertise and range of services. In Douglas, on the Isle of Man, the Hill Robinson office service started with the ability to set up an ownership structure for new yachts, complete with the creation of crew employment and payroll from our Guernsey Employment Company. In addition to a yacht’s day-to-day management, this division – which handles a number of well-known yachts – can


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now oversee the project management for a new build or complex refit and, backed by a specialist procurement division, is able to research, source and supply every crucial component needed for vessels up to and including luxury tenders, floatplanes and even submarines. Meanwhile, the creation of a specialized Hill Robinson Aviation division, able not just to charter private planes for transport, but to purchase and manage fixed wing amphibious aircraft and helicopters, has both added to the inventory and catered to the needs of yachts that ‘go further’.

A World of Difference

Working closely with these international offices to provide the highest levels of service to its clients, Hill Robinson Cyprus is poised to significantly contribute to the Group’s growing presence and capabilities in the Eastern Mediterranean. The Limassol office now has several vessels under management, delivering services which include technical, operational, crew and commercial management, as well as project

management, and are primarily responsible for the payment administration on behalf of fleet vessels. This ensures precise review and approval and subsequent remittance of supplier invoices, credit cards and ship’s cash utilising our HRipay secure online approval system. The team also provide a stakeholder function to owners and charterers, ensuring that charter fees, and the APA and VAT where applicable, are paid in accordance with the MYBA Charter Agreement. The Cyprus office has also been able to add to the Hill Robinson project management experience with an in-house technical manager, able to take full advantage of the nearby Limassol shipyard. Recognized as one of the most comprehensive commercial facilities, Hill Robinson have utilized this doorstep facility to negate the need for travel as regards the maintenance and refit of the fleet yachts in the Eastern Mediterranean. Both Hill Robinson Cyprus and its global teams are looking forward to providing their expertise to visitors and captains, private or commercial,

not just into the Eastern Mediterranean, but all around the world in all of their offices, intent on making yachting an enjoyable experience. Our Services New Builds and Refits Technical and Operational Support Safety and Security Financial Administration Charter Management Crew Payroll, Selection and Recruitment Aviation Management and Charter Corporate and VAT Services* *Provided by Hill Robinson Limited, licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority

Address: Building F2, Marinas Lemesou Street Limassol Marina, 3601 Limassol Tel: +357 25 025 750 Web: www.hillrobinson.com


Living

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THIS IS YOUR VIEW

As the final stage of Limassol Marina nears completion, buyers have one last opportunity to acquire an exclusive villa or apartment which proudly exemplifies ‘living on the sea’.


Living

“No other properties in Limassol offer you the privilege of living literally on the water, in a home with a 360-degree view.”

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ince its succesful launch in 2010, the image of Limassol Marina has evolved. What was once viewed as a bold and almost toogood-to-be-true development taking shape in a climate of global economic instability is today an established, fully-fledged superyacht marina. Indeed, it is the showpiece of the Cyprus coastline; a destination that lures the seafaring beau monde and their admirers with a combination of top quality marina facilities, exclusive residences, and sophisticated shopping and dining opportunities.

it with an uninterrupted sea view, and you have the foundations of the city’s high-end residences overlooking the town’s seafront.

In terms of residential property, sales to date have exceeded €380 million. In fact, many transactions were concluded during the years when the economy in Cyprus and around the world was in crisis. Now that the economy in most parts of the world is at different stages of recovery, the few remaining homes that constitute the final stage of the development are expected to have a shortlived presence on the pages of any ‘Properties for Sale’ list. Why?

Island Villa or Castle Apartment?

It’s All About the View

If you have set your heart on a villa in the sun and by the sea, the few remaining Island Villas are ready to welcome their new owners. As the name implies, these villas occupy a man-made island with a bridge connecting it to the coast. Property sizes range from 2 to 4-bedroom residences, all

Coastal properties were, are, and will always be among the most desirable homes, especially in regions where the weather is mild and the sea is hospitable. Add the commercial buzz and cosmopolitan sophistication of Limassol, blend

A property at Limassol Marina offers all that – and more. Not only do you have a view towards the sea, but you can actually alternate between panoramas. Gaze at the Mediterranean and the marina on the one hand, then scan the Limassol skyline on the other hand. And in case you’re wondering, prices are competitive. One of the main features of Limassol Marina is the colourful diversity of its residential clusters. You could say it’s the architectural equivalent of an accomplished symphony orchestra, where different types of instruments play in perfect harmony. As a resident, you can enjoy the ‘music’, the unique features of Limassol Marina, regardless of whether you own a 1-bedroom apartment or a 4-bedroom villa with private berth at your doorstep.


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with private garden and pool, and with a private berth attached to the garden, where you can moor a yacht of up to 60m. Prices start from €3.2 million. You can also enjoy the concept of ‘living on the sea’ in an apartment at Castle Residences. This cluster of five buildings is surrounded by the sea, with amazing views of the marina and the city, and a sandy beach only a few steps away from each home. The buildings are similar yet not identical, rising up to eight storeys high, housing 1 to 3-bedroom apartments including duplexes and penthouses. Although Castle Residences are still under construction and expected to be completed in 2020, almost half have already been sold or reserved. Off-plan prices start from €1.7 million, and naturally, the higher the apartment, the more stunning the view.

A Whole Lifestyle

As Limassol Marina’s Commercial and Marketing Manager, Nikiforos Pampakas, put it: “No other properties in Limassol offer you the privilege of living literally on the water, at the island’s first superyacht marina, in a home with a 360-degree view, only a few minutes away from the heart of Limassol.” That is what makes a property at Limassol Marina not just a home, but a whole


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lifestyle; and it’s a lifestyle that is enjoyed and appreciated by homeowners from around the world, literally. Nikiforos says: “This single project has brought together homeowners from 30 different countries. It’s quite inspiring to see people from very different backgrounds and cultures find common ground and share the same interests. It’s all part of the ‘living on the sea’ lifestyle.” This diversity is supported by a number of practical factors that contribute to Limassol Marina’s popularity. Apart from the mild winter conditions that are ideal for winterization of yachts in a protected area, Limassol Marina’s location allows owners and their crew to benefit from the city’s vibrant activity. The development itself has plenty to offer: a sandy beach near the residences, and a commercial area known for its fine dining venues, cigar lounge, luxury spa and fitness club, and exclusive outlets from Graff to Zilli. Families in particular appreciate the safe environment, not just within the secure and gated development, but in Cyprus in general. Proximity to two international airports makes it easy for expatriates to travel to and from their home countries.

Investors’ Choice

Given the many advantages of the residential properties at Limassol Marina, investors were quick to assess the potential of buying a home in this exceptional development. Nikiforos says: “Investors don’t waste time. When they see an opportunity, they grasp it. We make that opportunity even more attractive by offering full property management services, as well as the services of a dedicated rentals department.”

Whether homeowners choose to furnish their property themselves, or ask Limassol Marina’s team to deliver it fully furnished, the rentals department can handle the complete process, for either short or long-term rentals. That includes managing, maintaining and marketing your prop-

The rentals department can handle short or long-term rentals. That includes marketing your property, collecting rent and transferring it to your account.

erty, negotiating with the tenants, collecting rent and transferring it to your account, and settling utility bills. From a holidaymaker’s perspective, luxury holiday accommodation in such a prestigious setting can rival the best resort hotels in terms of facilities, views, and destination experiences. Like any other permanent residents who own their property at Limassol Marina, tenants can take advantage of all available concierge services during their stay. These include all kinds of housekeeping tasks such as cleaning, laundry and grocery shopping, as well as transportation, yacht chartering and private, tailor-made entertainment. (see Concierge Services on page 31).

Seeing Is Believing

An attempt to compare Limassol Marina with others in its class could be challenging. You’ll find elements of southern France – but with a milder climate and an English-speaking population, or it might strike you as a safer and warmer alternative to the Spanish Riviera. The truth is, no description of Limassol Marina is as convincing as a personal and private viewing that will take you by buggy around the residences, the actual marina and its facilities, as well as the commercial area. Nikiforos says: “First-time visitors are always amazed by these homes that are so close to the water; when we say you’ll be ‘living on the sea’, we really mean it!” Also pleasantly surprising is the sense of privacy that surrounds the properties and the open spaces that never feel crowded, although the area attracts thousands of visitors, some of whom will be the last to claim their share in this superyacht marina that has changed the coast of Limassol and the face of Cyprus. For enquiries or to book a private viewing, contact the Limassol Marina Reception on +357 25 020 020 or info@limassolmarina.com www.limassolmarina.com


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BUOYED BY SUCCESS Assistant Marina Manager Tom Lord takes the responsibility for running the operations of a highly successful Five Gold Anchor marina in his stride

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om Lord’s soft-spoken demeanour disguises a man who is fiercely proud of and vehemently passionate about the Marina he operates. Not surprising then, that this confident and personable young Brit has been on board since the early stages of construction, playing a key role in ensuring Limassol Marina provides the best full-spectrum services and facilities around. Growing up in the sailing city of Chichester on the south coast of England, our budding young seafarer was often to be found out on the water or at the sailing club. This lust for the nautical life charted a course which eventually led Tom to Cyprus when he heard about a fully integrated waterfront development project on the horizon in Limassol. He jumped at the opportunity to get involved, transferring his facility management and customer service experience to contribute to the successful design and setup of operations, welcome the first customers and establish a solid team. Today, Tom is very much settled in Cyprus – a smile lights his face whenever he mentions the island which has become his home – and it is clear that he relishes the diversity of this fastpaced environment.

The Power of the Team

Responsible for everything that happens on the water, Tom and his international team of 18 operations professionals play a key role in maintaining the Marina’s stellar performance. His ‘cool as a cucumber’ demeanour shows clear confidence in the team he works tirelessly to keep motivated and enthusiastic. For Tom, it’s ultimately

the people who make the Marina: not just the boat owners and customers, with their exciting tales of travelling the world’s seas and oceans, but also the hard-working employees. Likening the Limassol Marina team to a well-oiled machine, Tom explains: “On a site as big as this, the only way to achieve high standards of customer service is through all teams across all departments working very well together. We want our customers in every corner of the marina to have a positive experience and receive the service they need, having discovered something special is happening at Limassol Marina!” And something special is happening. In 2017, the local Cypriot environmental agency, CYMEPA, awarded the project the island’s very first Blue Flag Marina status for its commitment to environmental best practices and the protection of this active, yet delicate ecosystem. Clearly proud of this commitment, Tom hopes the honour will set an example both locally and internationally, showing other marinas how to approach environmental issues. “Marinas are usually at the forefront of helping the industry to innovate, so we really need to be showing and educating the industry about the way forward and what’s best practice, making sure others are following, doing the right things and innovating as well,” he explains. According to Tom, next on the environmental agenda is promoting the recently launched Blue Flag for Boat Owners scheme, which sees owners commit to protecting the environment. Positive about the future success of the initiative, Tom is already expecting a significant pickup over the course of the year.


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Tom and his international team of 18 operations professionals play a key role in maintaining Limassol Marina’s stellar performance.

Limassol Marina has also been awarded Five Gold Anchors under the international industryhonoured Gold Anchor scheme, a quality assurance system not unlike star ratings for hotels, which acts as a form of proof that a marina operates at the very top level and employs best practices according to industry standards. Tom lets slip that Limassol Marina – already working at the scheme’s highest level at the time of rating – is currently in the process of becoming the third facility in the world to be upgraded to the newly introduced Platinum standard, “which essentially says that in terms of facility and service we are one of the top projects on the planet. And that is what we are striving for.”

A Trailblazing Formula

The growing international reputation of the Marina, and the fact that the facility now hosts some of the biggest events on the annual calendar, including the renowned Limassol Boat Show, is proof of its instrumental role in growing, improving and driving the industry forward, both island-wide and on a global scale. According to Tom, the growth of the Limassol Boat Show demonstrates the importance of both Limassol and the Marina in the yachting scene of the Eastern Med. “As a bridge between Europe and the Middle East, the Boat Show (and therefore the project) serves as an attractive opportunity for clients and companies to ‘meet in the middle’, in a purpose-built facility that shows the expanding Cyprus yachting industry at its very best,” he explains. “Each year we welcome more visitors, exhibitors and boats, and the Show’s future looks very bright!”

Tom also travels the world representing Limassol Marina at leading international superyacht boat shows, such as Monaco and the MYBA Charter Yacht Show in Barcelona, in order to communicate the project’s messages to the industry and maintain relationships with key players. “Cyprus is a new destination on the Mediterranean superyacht map, and one of our main objectives is to highlight the fantastic advantages that the island – and Limassol – offers, in order to drive further traffic,” he says. In Tom’s opinion, this global recognition is partly down to Limassol Marina’s internationally trailblazing ‘mixed-development’ formula. Working as a full-service berthing, residential, and leisure destination, with a plethora of retail outlets, F&B options and leisure facilities all in the very heart of Limassol, the project successfully combines commercial and residential elements with full spectrum marina services, an excellent example of what the industry has dubbed the ‘Destination Marina’ trend. This full-service combined offering means that each element of the project has a direct influence on the others. Tom reveals that customer service delivery is also very much designed around this integrated approach: both operations and teams across all departments serving each element with equal attention to detail and delivery of the highest standards. Although the Marina has not yet reached maturity in industry terms, Tom and his team are, even now, planning for the future of the project. Achieving targets in terms of boat numbers, and with superyacht traffic at the Marina increasing year-on-year, the immediate five-year vision is to continue improving statistics, serving the captains, crews, boat owners, residents, visitors and leisure seekers of both local and international markets. “Over 200 superyachts have passed through our waters since we began operation in 2013/14. We are proud to have welcomed some of the largest, most iconic superyachts in the world to Limassol Marina, and even prouder to serve our annual and winter berth-holders as their home port each year,” says Tom. Now, with the project on the cusp of global stardom, this dedicated young man is on a mission: to ensure Cyprus’ pioneering multi-functional destination marina maintains its position at the helm of the industry, with its place on the international superyacht map firmly secured.


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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


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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


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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


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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 maximize 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.

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The Showroom Experience

The team also offers viewings of showflats at the Limassol Marina, so customers can experience finished projects first-hand, that will help them understand the level of service and quality offered as well as the diverse use and composition styles available.

Exclusive by Andreotti is a second-generation furniture company, founded with the sole purpose of answering to the needs of those seeking absolute luxury for their home, garden or office, through collections by some of the world’s best creators and manufacturers. The showroom itself has reinvented the viewing experience, with renewed collections expertly arranged to highlight and magnify every possible design detail.

Transforming your home into a masterpiece can be done on many different levels, and at its highest and most premium form, a bespoke presentation is often necessary in order to fully visualize combinations and customized furniture solutions. Exclusive by Andreotti can help you manifest your dream from the very beginning, by drawing inspiration directly from architectural plans or even simple sketches and ideas.

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For a truly holistic design experience, Exclusive by Andreotti also offers a great option for individuals

who need professional help to decorate their homes or businesses with integrated concierge services. These include support in designing stunning spaces with complete collections including furniture, accessories, curtains, carpets, bath sheets, cutlery, crockery, linens and more. For a comprehensive consultancy appointment that will cover all your décor needs, from initial design to final installation, visit www.exclusive-cyprus.com or call at 25315888.

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CALL OF THE SEA They have turned their hobby into a business. They speak a language that transcends borders. They have their feet on the ground and their heart at sea. Meet the yacht dealers and brokers at Limassol Marina.


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“Blue Point is not just me. It’s a team ‘sport’, where everyone – from the receptionist to the sales & marketing and service division – is valuable.”

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arios Iordanou did not waste time. Right from the start he knew that his life, in terms of both work and recreation, revolved around boats and the sea. Like many residents of the inland capital, Nicosia, he made the beaches of Protaras his playground, where he enjoyed swimming, water-skiing and commanding his own speedboat. So, as soon as he was ready to enter the workforce, he approached a small boat building company where he polished his skills at every level, from servicing the boats to sales and marketing. One step led to another, until he eventually established Blue Point with his two business partners and earned the trust of two leading names in the industry: the Azimut-Benetti group and SeaRay. In 2010, Blue Point added Elan sailing boats to their portfolio.

Cross-Border Excellence

The company maintains offices in both Cyprus and Lebanon, and is proud of a broad-based clientele with customers from these two countries as well as from Qatar, Russia, Germany and

the UK, most of whom have become friends. Marios says: “Even when I am out on my boat on weekends, I often meet my clients in our favourite locations, so I hardly differentiate between work and recreation. Although sailing is no longer merely a hobby, my connection with boats and the satisfaction I get from them is even greater. Now I get pleasure from sharing my knowledge and helping others enjoy their boat and the lifestyle that goes with it.” Marios is clearly doing something right, as the ‘Best Service Worldwide’ award 2011/2012 from the Azimut-Benetti Group proves. The award is based on the results of the Group’s ongoing survey to assess every Azimut boat owner’s satisfaction with their chosen dealer. Blue Point’s close rapport with customers was also acknowledged by SeaRay, who gave Blue Point the rare title of ‘Five-Star Dealer’ after two years of continuous inspection.

Big Team, Small Island

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company’s success: “Blue Point is not just me. It’s a team ‘sport’, where everyone – from the receptionist to the sales & marketing and service division – is valuable.” Although the first and main offices are in Aradippou, having a second service point at Limassol Marina made sense and there are more offices to come. “We’re looking forward to the Ayia Napa Marina which will be ready to start operating in 2019, and we will be opening an office there too,” he says. “The new marina in Ayia Napa and the upgraded small harbour at the Golden Coast will give the industry another welcome boost. Our industry still has great potential in Cyprus, not to mention the serious benefits that would accompany a final reunification of the island.” Marios makes another noteworthy point: Cyprus is a small island, so the coastline is limited. But, on the other hand, this means that you don’t need more than a medium-sized or even small boat to enjoy the clear waters and explore all the beautiful locations which are close to each other.

Work-Life Balance

Does his commitment to his business, combined with his passion for boats, take its toll on family life? Marios does not sugarcoat his words: “Especially in summer, it’s a 24/7 job; that goes with the territory. But the family is not sidelined. From a very young age, my son regularly accompanied me on the boat, and has inherited my bond with

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(Left) With the happy customers at the delivery of a new yacht (Right) Azimut stand at the Limassol Boat Show 2017

the sea; after completing his studies in Marine Business in the UK, he joined the business.” What many people who have never sailed before don’t realize is that sailing is a great family activity that offers something for everyone: sunbathing and swimming, as well as snorkelling, fishing or water-skiing. As Marios puts it: “You can think of it as a family picnic... at sea!” With a series of dealers almost side by side at Limassol Marina, does competition cause any tension? “Quite the contrary,” says Marios. “We all share the same passion, but each has his own clientele, brands or specialized field. Naturally, there is healthy competition, but that is a posi-

tive thing. It motivates us to perform better and of course, the client always wins,” he says with a smile, “and that’s exactly what we want.”

For more information please visit Marina Lemesou Str. Building S1, Shop 11 3014 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 051 234, +357 24 639 600 Fax: +357 25 051 236 Email: sales@bpyachting.com www.bpyachting.com

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Yiannos Nicolaides of Nautimar Marine thrives on the challenges and satisfaction that only custom-built yachts can offer.

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ig or small, sailboat or motor yacht, whatever you fancy, Yiannos Nicolaides can guide you to the boat of your dreams, even if that means a custom-build or refit in a reputable shipyard worldwide. While many agree that a yachtsman’s expertise is proportional to the twinkle in his eye at the mention of a custom newbuild or refit project, Yiannos would be the first to jump at the opportunity. Born and raised in Nicosia, Yiannos was always most at home on his father’s boat in Kyrenia. From a very young age his technical aptitude was evident: while other boys played football, he preferred to dismantle and reassemble anything he could find. Such was his passion, that his father bought him his first speedboat at the age of 14. Yiannos says: “My father realized my interest would not fade, as long as I was challenged.”

Birth of a Business

After obtaining a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University, Yiannos returned to the family business of cabinet manufacturing

and exports, soon replacing his speedboat with a bigger one. But much as he loved sailing, he didn’t set out to be a marine professional. Then, in 1995, “over a beer with a friend, I decided to invest in a small part-time partnership, buying and selling small boats. We established Nautimar Marine in Nicosia in anticipation of various upcoming marina projects.” Boats have a way of morphing from hobby to passion to full-time occupation, and Yiannos soon left the family business to dedicate himself to Nautimar Marine. By 2003 he had bought out his partner, and in 2014 Nautimar became one of the first commercial tenants at Limassol Marina.

Specialist vs Salesman

“I’m a terrible salesman,” says Yiannos, who’s more interested in sharing his knowledge and solving problems than striking deals. His capacity to analyse, compare, assess and explain technical specifications has defined his 23 years in the business and his rapport with his clients. He may be a one-man-show, but he knows the ropes – and his clients know it.


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He’ll also do whatever it takes, even travel to Thailand to supervise the refitting of a 30-metre luxury sailing yacht. “She was a 23-year-old beauty with excellent structural integrity but in dire need of an extensive overhaul before her sale,” he says of the De Vries Lentsch custom-built high-spec bluewater all-aluminium sailing yacht. All scenarios were examined, from a local refit to a shipyard in New Zealand or Holland. As a result, this interesting multimillion-dollar project kept Yiannos busy travelling to Phuket for almost 3 years, liaising weekly with the onsite captain/engineer, reporting to the client, and assessing solutions. Nearly all systems were either upgraded or completely replaced, the interiors extensively modified and upgraded, and the yacht sold immediately on completion.

The Case for Custom-Built Yachts

“Custom-built yachts are my thing,” says Yiannos. But given the fact that custom-builds can be competitively priced when compared to production yachts, and that production yachts can often be delivered much faster than custom-builds, is it worth the wait? The answer is convincing: “Custom yachts are primarily for seasoned yachtsmen who already boast personal experience with several boats and yachts and have a very clear picture of what they want. If you’re making a seven or eight-figure investment, don’t you want your yacht to be different?” We feel this way about our homes, and the same applies here: essentially, yachts are floating homes. In fact, the many

With Mr Van der Valk (far left) and his team at the Van der Valk shipyard in the Netherlands and (right) in Thailand while working on the sailing yacht Serenity

parallels between the two are surprising. Clients love exclusivity and Yiannos offers this in yachts starting from 15 metres to well over 40 metres. One such case was Yiannos’ last project. It began in 2015 with a client looking into a semi-custom design from his associated shipyard in Holland. This experienced owner had a clear vision of his requirements, and a semi-custom envelope needed more than a handful of modifications. Utilising the skills of renowned superyacht designer Guido de Groot, they created a oneoff, all-aluminum pocket-superyacht of almost 28 metres with amazing technical and aesthetic innovations and boundary-pushing naval architecture. In fact, yacht Anemeli became a unique

Fast Displacement Hull Design (FDHD) yacht that broke records and introduced many world firsts. It’s an exciting journey that will take you to the heart of the yacht ownership experience; but you’ll need a skilled captain, like Yiannos, to steer you in the right direction. For more information please visit Marina Lemesou Str, Building D2, Shop 8 & 9, 3014 Limassol, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 051 210 Mob: +357 99 693 633 Email: info@nautimarmarine.com www.nautimarmarine.com

(Left) Van der Valk Flybridge 27M is a fully custom-built, two-level yacht from the drawing board of renowned superyacht designer Guido de Groot, initiated by Yiannos Nicolaides. (Right) Beautiful Italian-built trawler-style yachts allowing bespoke interiors, Sundeck Yachts are based on the concepts of sea-worthiness, long-range cruising and robust construction.


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“I can confidently say that the smooth cruising experience, which is the result of the design of the hull, is the Sunseeker signature”.

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aised in Nicosia, Evros Symeonides was always drawn to the sea and the sailing experience, and dreamt of one day buying his own boat. In real life he followed a classic path: he finished school, he completed his military service and studied Business Administration, specializing in marketing. This versatile background led him to different positions in a variety of business enterprises. Whether he was working as a stockbroker or marketing the products of a trading company, the vision of having a boat never faded. In 1999, almost 20 years ago, the dream finally became a reality: Evros bought his first boat.

From Hobby to Business

After a few years of sailing for recreation, Evros felt the urge to get serious about sailing. “I decided, in 2004, to formally enrich my knowledge, so I attended RYA training courses up to yacht master and I can now call myself a skipper,” he says. “But with that, the urge to get more involved in boats grew stronger. By 2009, I got to where I

wanted to be – close to Sunseeker, working with the company’s local representative,” and he hasn’t looked back since. In 2015, changes in Sunseeker’s organizational structure eventually led to the establishment of Sunseeker Cyprus at Limassol Marina, as a member of the Sunseeker London Group, the largest distributor network of Sunseeker yachts around the world. “After working with the Sunseeker brand for nine years in total I can confidently say – both as the General Manager of Sunseeker Cyprus and above all as a skipper – that Sunseeker’s heritage is true to its name,” Evros reveals. He is rightly proud of his diverse clientele, a community of Cypriots and expatriates of different nationalities who derive great pride from owning a boat built by one of the most famous luxury motor yacht manufacturers. “It’s not just the quality of the material and construction of this prestigious brand,” he continues, “it’s the smooth cruising experience which is a result of the design of the hull: that’s the Sunseeker signature.”


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A Worldwide Network

Also notable is the fact that Sunseeker Brokerage has established itself as the global market leader in the sale of new and preowned yachts from 40 feet upwards. That significantly increases the likelihood of an impatient buyer finding his preferred yacht, even a new one, with minimum waiting time, if not immediately. Evros says: “At any given moment, Sunseeker Brokerage has about 250 pre-owned boats and yachts for sale all over Europe.This is where having the backing of a large group makes a difference.” As a member of the Sunseeker London Group, Sunseeker Cyprus can also assure clients of standardized and professional client service in 20 countries including Monaco, Italy, Greece, South of France, Spain, Egypt. “All the members of the Group have access to the same client database, so a Sunseeker owner is automatically a member of this international community,” Evros says.

Awarded as the Sunseeker London Group’ Best Broker in December 2016, Evros is flanked by Mr Richard Tiley (left) and Mr Chris Head, Sales Director (right).

The answer reverberates across the industry: Ideal winterization conditions, safe environment for yacht owners, their families, and their crew – and of course the excellent and comprehensive facilities at Limassol Marina.

my boat. Anytime a client called, I was here.” Now that he has erased the line between hobby and work, the inevitable question is: Does Evros have time to actually enjoy the sea and his own boat? “Actually, our boat keeps the family together. My two daughters were comfortable on board from a very young age. This is where we spend quality time together. During the summer they join me, so although I’m always here for my customers, I’m not sacrificing family life.”

“Last summer I was at the marina 24/7,” Evros says. “I was either working in the office or living on

Much as he loves his boat and the lifestyle that is associated with it, Evros is realistic: “Yachting is

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GIFT OF THE SEA

Of all the sea’s treasures, the tiny salt crystals are the most versatile, with the power to balance distinctive flavours and add briny notes to the signature dishes that define the restaurant scene at Limassol Marina.


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YACHT Resto Bar

Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Salt-crusted baking is arguably the best cooking method for fish, as it allows a fusion of flavours at a greater intensity than others. True to Mediterranean tradition, the oven-roasted sea bass at the YACHT Resto Bar is dressed in a coating of coarse sea salt. Executive Chef Vaggelis Nakopoulos is a master of the recipe native to Sicily, where seaside living goes hand in hand with salt harvesting. Aromatic thyme and rosemary together with slices of lemon form the bouquet of flavours within the sea bass. One might assume that the recipe would make the fish overwhelmingly salt. However, the skin is left intact so that the salty exterior does not overwhelm the flesh. Coarse-grain sea salt is then blended with water to form a thick batter that is wrapped around the fish. This protective shell retains the moisture of the sea bass whilst also enhancing the aromas of the stuffing. The natural flavours of the fish, herbs and salt are wonderfully fused together. The result is a delicate and juicy fillet with an unvarying briny flavour. It is also a show-stopping centrepiece at the table. Part of the presentation includes prying the salty tier open to release succulent fish segments. Simple to prepare and impressive to the eye, it’s a salt-inspired dish well worth exploring.


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Pyxida

Fish and Seafood Restaurant

Among its collection of seafood indulgences, salmon gravlax is the ultimate palatable luxury at Pyxida. This traditional Nordic dish demonstrates the Midas touch of salt as it magically cold-cures the fish with its unique properties. Its meticulous preparation demands the finest ingredients and experienced hands. Petros Georgiou is the visionary at the heart of Pyxida’s success and has mastered the restaurant’s gravlax recipe. His approach is simple: he uses ingredients that add subtle touches of flavour to all fish and seafood. A whole fillet of Norwegian salmon is decorated with a layer of medium-refined salt. The mineral beautifully marries the additions of crushed black pepper, freshly chopped dill and a dash of sugar. Unlike smoked salmon that carries a simple salty brine, here the salt absorbs the accompanying ingredients to create superb flavour. Over the course of six hours, this blend then preserves the fish and the tenderising element of the salt creates the silky texture. In line with its beautiful simplicity, slices of fresh onion and pickled cucumber that decorate the plate complement the salmon harmoniously. Served in wafer-thin slices, these melt-in-themouth ribbons may look delicate but are bursting with taste.

Marina Beach Bar

Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Given that this establishment is exclusive to the marina’s Peninsula Beach, it fittingly boasts rather unique dishes in tow. In particular, the menu at this seaside oasis serves oysters with a distinctly salty twist. It is standard practice to present oysters with flakes of salt among the many condiments, yet Marina Beach Bar goes one step further. Executive Chef Diomedes Varnava came up with the novel concept of converting the oyster into a refreshing granita! Rock oysters are shucked before your eyes and then doused in a classic margarita concoction. A mix of triple sec, lime, lemon juice and tequila is whipped into shaved ice, and to balance the sweetness, black salt is added. This is a locally-sourced sea salt smoked over a bed of coals at low temperatures to give it a smoky flavour and darker tint. The curiosity for eclectic salt is even more evident at Epsilon, the sister restaurant of Marina Beach Bar. It has a collection of salt-inspired creations, each with a unique aroma. Many of its grilled meats have a dash of smoked salt, mushroom-infused flecks are scattered on their risotto and black salt gives a kick to grilled calamari.


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Marina Breeze Lounge Bar Restaurant and Lounge Bar

A circle of salt on a serving glass is the quintessential feature of a well-rounded cocktail. It is more than just a stylish means of livening up the presentation; it adds another dimension of flavour to the palate. Marina Breeze’s signature Salted Breeze is a tribute to its surrounding waters with colours and ingredients inspired by the sea. This new feature on the menu is a libation to satisfy every corner of your taste buds as the decoration of salt grains completes the mixology composition. Premium tequila is shaken together with fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup. To balance the salt crown adorning the cocktail, a foam of lemon juice, sugar syrup and egg white is whipped up and gently rests on the surface. Altogether, it’s both potent and yet remarkably smooth when savoured. With every sip, each salt crystal along the glass contrasts with the sweetness of the liquor and the tartness of its citrus elements. It is a treat that is best enjoyed slowly; the floating ice ball maintains the refreshing temperature whilst maintaining the concentration of flavour for longer. With this waterfront venue situated literally on the Mediterranean, this signature drink is almost an artistic interpretation of the surrounding sea spray and salty air.

Café Calma

Café, Bar and Restaurant

At first it was perceived as a mere fad. However, salted caramel is now regarded as a firm favourite in the domain of desserts. It’s a velvety sauce of heated sugar, butter, heavy cream and an all-important addition of salt. The antithesis of sweet and salty is certainly an unusual and yet addictive one, and it has sparked inspiration for countless pairing suggestions. It began as a rarity of select Parisian patisseries in the 1990s’ and within a decade, it had taken the USA by storm. It only recently emerged on the Cyprus food scene, and Café Calma is one of the few venues that responded to its popularity. Some of their signature sweets include a salted caramel sauce among their range of optional toppings. When drizzled over lava cake, it highlights the intensity and richness of the dark chocolate sponge and molten core. Calma’s waffles are carved into squares, allowing each piece to be enveloped with the right amount of saltiness. Crepes are freshly prepared, and the salted caramel embellishes every layer. Regardless of your dessert choice, the addition of salt cuts through the sweetness to harmonize the flavours at play. The emergence of savoury undertones is certainly a revolution that has elevated customary sweets to the highest order.


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NEREIDS AT PLAY This sea spirit is an ever-changing seductress, as mysterious as the element from which she was born. The star guest at every event, she leaves wonder in her wake wherever she goes...

GUEST APPEARANCE

Ethereal and beautiful, designed for a true goddess of the sea, this blush-pink bejewelled and embroidered maxi dress from ANICE is perfect for a celebration of love at Peninsula Beach. Staged and decorated by Fresh Events, Mint Event Finds and Puzzle Group


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READY FOR TAKE-OFF

As dazzling as sunlight on the sea, this platinum embroidered fringe dress from ANICE captures the essence of decadence, lending a scintillating sparkle to any high-flying corporate or private event at the Marina’s Helipad.


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SIREN SONG

This cutaway, floor-length evening gown by Marianna Damianou Atelier will jazz up any red carpet event at the ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre. Our chanteuse sets a sultry indigo mood in the richest ruby chiffon, hitting all the right notes. Accompanied by a smooth musical ensemble wearing KOUROSS, for a night of culture and class. Staged and decorated by Anthologion Floral Boutique & Lifestyle, Mint Event Finds and Puzzle Group Showcasing the talents of: www.moodindigomusic.com


A SPARKLING SETTING FOR NEREIDS AT PLAY For those who live life on, by, and for the sea, no event would be complete without its backdrop of blue. From the glass-clear cerulean seas outside your window, to a perfect afternoon wedding staged against amber waves, or a dazzling evening gathering embraced by an indigo horizon, it’s the spirit of the sea which informs more than a few of the exclusive event venues at Limassol Marina.

promotional events, exhibitions, parties, and weddings, these venues have been created to complement those events which constitute the high points of one’s life. At each of the locations, a team of professionals are on hand to give your event the sparkle it deserves: expert chefs, private butlers, skilled florists, and event planners who ensure that every detail is tuned to perfection.

No true sailor could ask for more. While the sea is the soul of the Marina, it’s the beautifully designed venues which embody the spirit of its people: its hosts, guests, residents, and staff. Catering to business people, party-goers, happy couples, and artists with its purpose-built spaces for conferences,

From exquisite exhibitions or high-level conferences in the beautifully restored ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre, to intimate weddings on the white sands of Peninsula Beach, brightly lit celebrations in the open spaces of Limassol Square and elegant parties atop the helipad, Limassol Marina provides the perfect coastal venue for any and every occasion.

ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre

Marina Helipad

Limassol Marina Square

Peninsula Beach

Once a bastion of the island’s shipping past, the ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre originally housed carobs – Cyprus’ black gold – which were destined for the tables of the rich and famous. Extensive remodelling has now transformed the building into a modern multi-purpose venue which hints at its splendid past.

The only event space in Limassol which rests atop the waves, the Marina Helipad is the perfect venue for any lavish happening. Extending into the sea, the helipad is known both for its exceptional views and the variety of events it can accommodate. Able to host several hundred guests at a time, this extraordinary location is the ideal choice for those who are looking to host an open-air, luxury event atop the waves.

The heart of the Limassol Marina is the Square, a public concourse which opens onto the harbour, and is ringed by exclusive boutiques and fine dining establishments. This year-round open-air venue can easily accommodate any largescale gatherings of several hundred guests.

Marina Beach on the Limassol Marina Peninsula is a hub of the community: golden sands reaching down to turquoise waters; a heavenly corner of coastal tranquillity and endless horizons. This relaxed atmosphere lends itself to any event held at the seaside venue.

Comprising an elegant foyer, vast main area, and three function rooms, the Centre caters to everything from wedding parties to conferences, art exhibitions and intimate concerts, and boasts a staff of international designers, planners and technicians. Just steps from Limassol Marina’s dining and shopping area, this unique location ensures every event takes its rightful place in history.

Fabulous live events offset by the rich Mediterranean sunset, glamorous parties with a sparkling guest list, al fresco dining beneath a blanket of stars, and corporate celebrations all feature on the list of past events at the Marina Helipad.

An excellent location for corporate and promotional events, the intimate alleys and hidden corners converge on the wide open spaces of the Square, where the crystal waters of the central fountain cool the balmy air. Ideal for those who are looking for a larger venue with all the charm of a small neighbourhood, the Square is the premier choice for outdoor events.

Set amidst lush gardens, and right on the edge of the whitesand shore, Peninsula Beach is an excellent choice for smaller, more intimate events. Boasting modern and minimal design elements, and offering a unique culinary experience, the Peninsula Beach venue is ideal for private gala dinners, exclusive beach weddings, and any special occasion you wish to celebrate in style.

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SEA LIFE

Most of us love the sea, but for a select few, the thalassophiles, this marine passion is more complex. From the thrill atop the waves to the hidden treasures of the deep, these are the men and women who have built their careers on and in the Mediterranean.

Andreas Cariolou

“The sea is in my DNA,” reveals Olympic RS:X windsurfer Andreas Cariolou, who comes from a long line of distinguished seamen. “Even as a child, it drew me; I couldn’t wait to get to my grandmother’s house on the coast, and then to the beach!” The 35-year-old prodigy is the island’s highest ranked windsurfer, the 14-time winner of the Cyprus National Championships and, as the first Cypriot windsurfer to attain an Olympic qualification, he has attended four separate Olympiads – in Athens, Beijing, London, and Rio – and is currently on track for Tokyo 2020. He’s competed internationally and is placed first in the Greek National Championships in 2014. He once took part in a World Championship on a lake in Austria, and is currently preparing for the Princess Sofia Trophy in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. But it’s his home town of Limassol that holds a special place in his heart, a city which, he suggests, is “the most athletic of the towns in Cyprus. The conditions are excellent: other European athletes don’t get to train at home during the winter, but here it’s windsurfing weather all year round.” Windsurfing out of the National Sailing Centre on the Amathunta Beach, Andreas welcomes the “freedom of the sea; there are no constricting roads, there’s no need for fuel. And out there, you’re connected in every way with the elements of nature.” “Sometimes, I consider the illogicality and impracticality of following this path,” he muses. “If you don’t love this sport, there’s no way you can succeed.” The monetary reward is negligible, he suggests, and there’s a staggering amount of risk involved in competing at such a level: “If you break your arm, you’re going to slide down those world rankings. And that means you’ll lose your sponsors. But,” he adds, “I’m a romantic, an idealist. Even when the future hasn’t looked bright, I’ve kept going. I am driven by the sea. The summer I turned 15, I first tried to windsurf. But the sails back then were made from cloth – they were very different from the high-tech equipment we have now – and they were so heavy,” he laughs. “So I went away and spent all winter building my strength. Because I knew, long before I’d ever managed to lift that sail, that this would be my path in life.”


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MARELab brings together a team of archaeological specialists who capture the island’s maritime heritage. Dr. Stella Demesticha and Anna Demetriou

From riding high to beneath the waves, maritime archaeologists Dr Stella Demesticha (left) and Anna Demetriou (right) are deep-diving archaeologists with a love of everything related to the island’s nautical past. Both are members of Cyprus’ Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory (MARELab), and both are truly passionate about the sea. Part of the University of Cyprus, and under the auspices of the Department of History and Archaeology, MARELab brings together a team of archaeological specialists who capture the island’s maritime heritage. Stella is the organisation’s director, a key player in the island’s recent submarine discoveries, and Anna an accomplished PhD candidate in the process of completing her thesis on the ancient shipwreck sites in Cyprus. Enthralled by the waters of the Mediterranean her whole life long, Stella was given her first mask at the age of six: “I saw what was under the water and I loved it,” she enthuses. “Perhaps that’s why

I became an archaeologist. I feel at home in the sea, whichever sea I might be in. All Greeks love the sea,” continues this Athenian-born thalassophile. She sees working on one boat while excavating another, all in an environment not made for humans, as a very satisfying challenge. Meanwhile, Anna enjoys maritime archaeology for the understanding of the past. “My parents loved the sea, but they had a healthy fear of it as well; I was never encouraged to go into the waves as a small child,” Anna reveals. These days, however, the PhD candidate loves to challenge her own abilities through marine archaeology. “I love the slow unearthing of knowledge, and the whole process of becoming a tight-knit team. “I think we both feel closer to ourselves when we’re near or in the water,” she adds. “It’s the sea which has defined our history; it has defined the character of the people of Cyprus: who they were and who they are. From the trade of antiquity to the tourism of the modern world, it’s the Mediterranean which is almost entirely responsible for our island culture.”


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His love for the sea is based on the very real need to restore, to clean, to protect and maintain.

Stavros Paraskevopoulos

For thalassophiles, the sea is a true passion; whether as a place of work or a place of pleasure. Without those who strive to preserve and protect our marine environment, its breathtaking beauty would soon disappear. Stavros Paraskevopoulos is one such nautical guardian, a renowned marine biologist who cares very deeply for the waters of this world. Born in Limassol, Stavros lived his life by the coast, before his studies took him to Hawaii in 1997. Stints in Crete, Holland, Malta and Jeddah all followed, however, always working in a marine environment. Then, three years ago, he returned to Cyprus to put his wealth of knowledge to work in the seas of his home. “It was time to put my years of experience abroad to good use,” Stavros explains. “So I developed Stavras Aquatic Solutions, which brings technology to the aquaculture industry in order to minimize the impact of pollution on marine life.” But heading a company was only the start for this

young and talented scientist. His love for the sea, he explains, is based on the very real need to restore, to clean, to protect and maintain: “to contribute with my knowledge to help save the sea.” While he suggests that the solution to many of the world’s marine issues begins with the education of the general public, Stavros and his like-minded colleagues are in the process of taking practical steps of their own, namely the development of a pioneering product which cleans the seas in a truly innovative manner. Already tested at Limassol Marina, Aqua 250 employs organic methods to clean and treat polluted seawater, vastly improving both water clarity and marine life. Stavros discloses that the team behind Aqua 250 have so far enjoyed incredible success, and this gives him hope for the future. “I’ve always felt I’m a visitor to the sea, and I have great respect for it,” he adds. “Even if you’re not a scientist, try to investigate and understand your environment. After all, the sea was there long before we were, and we’d like it to be there for a long time yet.”


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Aphrodite Hills Golf, PGA National Cyprus The Mediterranean Golf Destination

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ith stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea and an exquisite setting amongst natural vegetation, Aphrodite Hills Golf is paradise for the golfing enthusiast. Aphrodite Hills Golf is unique, exotic and challenging. With a recent €4m investment upgrade including renovation of the greens and complete modernization of facilities, is now the must play Golf Course of the Mediterranean. Aphrodite Hills Golf Course officially opened for play in 2002 and the mastermind behind this unique design is the acclaimed architect Cabell Robinson. Considering its size and strategic shape, a buggy is mandatory to traverse the course giving golfers the opportunity to absorb the stunning natural beauty of the vivid landscape that surrounds it. The buggies come equipped with GPS functionality, the only course in Cyprus to do so. Beginners can enjoy the opportunity to learn the game, while experienced players are able to improve their skills and lower their handicap. A team of four resident PGA qualified golf professionals equipped with the latest swing analysis technol-

ogy are on hand to provide the very best in one on one golf tuition. A large, double ended driving range, a short game area with a large pitching and chipping green make for an optimal environment for learning the basics of golf and perfecting your skills before progressing to the full course.

The PGA National Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills Resort was proud to announce that it has attained the highest standard of recognition in golf – the PGA National, Cyprus. This top recognition places the award-winning Aphrodite Hills Golf in one of the highest positions for Mediterranean golf courses. PGA Chief Executive, Robert Maxfield commented: ‘We are pleased that Aphrodite Hills has become the PGA National, Cyprus which exalts the quality of the remarkable and newly renovated golf course, as well as the excellent 5-star leisure facilities. We are proud to promote PGA National, Cyprus alongside its other national facilities in Europe, further strengthening PGA’s global, reputation.’’

European Golf Resort of the Year 2018

In December 2017, IAGTO (International Association of Golf Tour Operators), voted and awarded

Aphrodite Hills Resort, as the European Golf Resort of the Year 2018’, at the prestigious annual IAGTO Awards. Over 680 golf tour operator members of the golf tourism industry from 65 different countries cast their votes for this award. The 2018 IAGTO Award Winners were announced in the Palais des Congress in Cannes, France, in front of an audience of 1500 international golf tourism delegates.

Address: 3, Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia 8509 P.O. Box 62769 8072 Paphos Tel: +357 26 828 000 Email: info@aphroditehills.com www.aphroditehills.com


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text by Alix Norman Kristy Eliades

ANCIENT MARINERS

The history of the Mediterranean is a history of its people: the explorers, merchants, armies, fishermen, and crews who have voyaged these seas for over 12 millennia. Even today, as yacht owners cruise from isle to isle and skippers navigate from one end of the sea to the other, their wakes trace the foamy legacy left by their forebears: the ancient mariners of old.

An exact replica of a perfectly preserved 4th century BC merchant ship discovered off the coast of Cyprus, the Kyrenia Liberty gives us a glimpse into the lives of mariners past (left). Representations of boats began appearing in Cyprus towards the end of the Early Bronze Age (2300-2000 BC). This Middle Bronze Age terracotta model of an early Cypriot vessel (above) is testament to the island’s early maritime trade.


© Mark Beattie-Edwards, courtesy of MARELab

History

These were the men and women who journeyed to this idyllic isle in their quest for a new life. Recovering an amphora from the Mazotos, wrecked off the coast of Cyprus around 400BC.

Old Masters

Long before the land was named, eons into the mists of antiquity, Cyprus was the realm of seafarers. These were the men and women who, from the 10th millennium BC, were journeying to this idyllic isle in their quest for a new life. “While the sea level was once much lower, there were no land bridges,” reveals maritime archaeologist and expert on the island’s nautical past, Dr Stella Demesticha. Director of the Cyprus University’s Maritime Archaeological Research Laboratory, Stella’s years of studying history’s sunken treasures have given her insight into the peoples of the time. Research into ancient sites proved that the earliest arrivals must have been fisher-foragers. “These were people who sailed here from neighbouring mainlands; all of the archaeological evidence suggests that the island’s first residents

arrived solely by sea,” she continues. “Of course, while our earliest evidence is indirect,” she clarifies, referencing the tools found at the Aetokremnos site at Akrotiri, “we know of several local Stone Age sites predicated on the exploitation of coastal and marine resources. Bearing in mind that the only way to document this early seafaring is by studying the material cultures of imports and exports, every time we discover something that isn’t local, we can assume it was transported here by the mariners of the past.” Obsidian, for example, is found nowhere in Cyprus. But blades made from the glass-like volcanic rock have been discovered at local sites dating from 6000 BC. Similarly, the provenance of objects discovered on other islands such as Crete, Sicily or Sardinia suggests that seafarers were familiar with sea routes stretching the length and breadth of the Mediterranean. “By the end of the 3rd millennium BC, we have pottery and


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iconography representing various vessels, and – most tellingly – we have bronze metal tools,” Stella reveals. Urban centres founded on Cyprus’ abundance of copper (which was mixed with tin to make bronze) were common, and the shipbuilding industry, reliant on the once-rich forests of Cyprus, burgeoned. “From the Amarna tablets found in Egypt, we know the Cypriot king of the 14th century BC sent his merchants abroad; by the 4th century BC, there’s evidence that Cyprus was contributing ships to the Persian Fleet; and from the 3rd century BC we have votive inscriptions discovered in Paphos which tell of two renowned local shipwrights.” But while kings and pharaohs busied themselves with their armies and armadas, the everyday merchant seafarers quietly continued to ply their trade: exporting copper, grain, wine, olive oil, and timber; importing tin, gold and silver, and leaving behind coins, pottery, tools, inscriptions, harbours, stone anchors and shipwrecks to mark their passing. And it’s this last category which includes what is, perhaps, the most important maritime archaeological discovery ever made: the Kyrenia shipwreck.

A Ship of Old

use for a century), and while there’s no concrete evidence as to her exact destination, expert seaman and historian Glafkos Cariolou argues that her ultimate destination may have been located in Assyria or Phoenicia. “The uniqueness of the Kyrenia has vastly improved our knowledge of ancient nautical manufacture, protection, and handling,” he reveals. “And, over the years, this has enabled the construction of three exact replicas of the original vessel.”

A Test of Time

BERTHED AT LIMASSOL MARINA, THE LIBERTY IS “THE ONLY EXPERIMENTAL MARITIME TOOL OF 300 BC” four oil jugs, four salt dishes and four drinking cups suggest a relatively small crew who – according to the 300 lead net weights found in the bow – subsisted in the main on the catch of the day. Visible repairs prove the Kyrenia was intended for long service (carbon dating of the wooden hull suggests she could have been in

© Elina Samara courtesy of MARELab

An almost perfectly preserved 4th century BC merchant ship, the Kyrenia, was discovered in 1965 by local diver Andreas Cariolou. En route to Cyprus via Samos, Kos, and Rhodes, the wild seas of yore sent the Kyrenia to Davy Jones just off the northern coast of the island. But, thousands of years on, it’s this misadventure

which is proving the most fertile source of information on the seafarers of old: 400 wine amphorae from Rhodes, hundreds of jars of Nisyron almonds, and 29 millstones (used as ballast) from the quarries of Kos attest to the ship’s ports of call, while four wooden spoons,

The Thalassa Museum in Ayia Napa (left) houses many local marine treasures, including a replica of the original Kyrenia vessel. (right) The recovery process is painstaking,every find carefully labelled before being brought to the surface for further study.

While all three replicas have vastly furthered our understanding of shipbuilding and sailing in antiquity, it’s the Kyrenia Liberty which is perhaps the most exciting. Berthed at Limassol Marina, the Liberty is “the only experimental maritime tool of 300 BC with which we can answer in-depth questions regarding the sailing and modus operandi of ancient commercial fleets,” acknowledges Glafkos, who was instrumental in her creation. While the two earlier iterations were intended to test methods of construction, the Liberty’s focus is behaviour: the behaviour of both the craft and her crew. “The Liberty is allowing us to study how the Kyrenia reacted to various conditions, along with her loading capacity, and the mentality of her mariners,” Glafkos explains. Currently crewed by those trained in ancient sailing methods, the Liberty has been undertaking voyages similar to those of the original vessel; journeys which Glafkos suggests were “challenging and enlightening, as well as extremely tiring and sometimes very risky” – a testament to the skills of the Mediterranean’s own ancient mariners. Sailed from Cyprus to Kastellorizo, to Rhodes, Symi, Kos, Leipsoi, Patmos, Samos, Chios, Sounion, Piraeus, and Santorini, the Liberty has been put through her paces – even undergoing a trial ‘sinking’ in an effort to test the limitations of her stability! One particularly difficult journey saw the highly-trained crew take on inclement easterlies to deliver copper ingots, gifts and votives to Greece in time for the Athens Olympics, “following as closely as possible the ancient sea routes of the time.” A priceless source of archaic nautical knowledge, the Liberty is perhaps the ultimate tribute to those who once sailed the Mediterranean: a watery grave that has given us invaluable information about the peoples of our past. For the history of the sea – from the earliest reed craft to the luxury yachts of today – would be nothing without the itinerant traders, intrepid explorers, and industrious crews who have long braved the unknown. Bringing, for the most part, their vessels safely home to shore.


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The Bank of Cyprus branch of Limassol Marina is located in the office adjacent to the ΤΡΑΚΑΣOΛ Cultural Centre. Open from Mondays to Thursdays from 08:00-14:30 and on Fridays from 08:00-14:00, the bank is a welcome addition to the package of convenience on offer for all residents and visitors. The Cash Office offers full cash banking services and 24-hour ATM service.

Sanctum Spa & Fitness implements the holistic Sanctum wellness concept, which takes an expert and personalized 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-ofthe-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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+357 25 320 000 8000 9192 +357 25 313 028 reservations@leoscy.com www.leoscy.com

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+357 25 100 109 info@sanctum.life www.sanctum.life

ΤΡΑΚΑΣΟΛ Cultural Centre – Multifunctional Venue 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 fertilizer. Now renovated as part of the Limassol Marina masterplan design, it houses a marine training school and a cultural centre with multi-purpose function rooms for exhibitions, conferences and events. TEL: EMAIL:

+357 25 020 020 events@limassolmarina.com

A.K. Mediterranean Yachting Ltd

Comar Marine

Yacht Sales, Charter, Service, Management and Chandlery

Chandlery Shop

Since 1997, A.K. Mediterranean Yachting Ltd has grown on the foundations of their original core values: dedication to quality, strength and integrity. The showroom exhibits boats ready for sale, both new and used, from renowned shipbuilders that are represented: Beneteau, Regal, Crownline, De Antonio Yachts and Monte Carlo Yachts. A.K. Mediterranean Yachting provides a full range of after-sale services including maintenance, repairs, transportation, yacht charter, winter storage and a fully stocked chandlery. TEL: FAX: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 636 373 +357 25 636 388 info@yachtcyprus.com www.yachtcyprus.com

Blue Point Yachting Sales of New and Used Yachts, Brokerage and Servicing of Superyachts, Yachts, Cruisers and Sailing Boats With a wealth of knowledge in the field of pleasure yachting, Blue Point Yachting offers its clients a choice of mega yachts, yachts, cruisers, power and sailing boats alongside with the appropriate support regarding maintenance and technical service. The company operates both in Cyprus and Lebanon with dealerships of major yachting brands as Azimut | Benetti Group, Sea Ray, Quicksilver, Idromar Water Makers and Elan Sailing. Blue Point Yachting is also the official dealer in Cyprus for Kohler generators, Gianneschi pumps and blowers, Seakeeper stabilization systems, an Opacmare Service Centre, Albatross flares and distributor of Seabob water toys (Authorized Service Centre) and Gocycle. TEL: +357 24 639 600-1 EMAIL: sales@bpyachting.com aftersales@bpyachting.com WEB: www.bpyachting.com

All your yachting and marine needs can now be met at Limassol Marina. Comar Marine provides a broad spectrum of equipment and hardware to facilitate all maintenance and safety jobs. From compounds, thinners, life rafts, tenders, anchors, ropes and antennas to water tanks, spot lights, fuel pipes and control panels. Comar provides the expertise and variety to source the most detailed requirements. TEL: +357 25 051 240 FAX: +357 25 051 241 EMAIL: comarlimassol@gmail.com WEB: www.comar-marine.com www.facebook.com/ ComarMarineCyprus

CRM Maritime Ventures Ltd Sales, Repairs, Maintenance, Brokerage and Registrations Involved in marine business in the Eastern Mediterranean region, Maritime Ventures offers new and pre-owned branded yachts, as well as maintenance, repairs, refits, transfer of yachts, moorings, registrations and sales. Operating in Greece & Cyprus with direct company presence, and in Lebanon and Israel through local representatives, the Maritime Ventures team provides full ownership solutions and promotes cruising so that owners can enjoy the yachting lifestyle. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 266 cyprus@maritimev.com www.maritimev.com

EVE Yachts Ltd Importers, Distributors of Luxury Yachts EVE Yachts Ltd is sole importer and distributors of Ferretti Group’s following shipyards: Ferretti Yachts, Pershing, Riva, Itama, Mochi Craft. Today Ferretti Group is one of the largest Group of Shipyards in the world producing luxury yachts from 40 feet to 80 metres. EVE Yachts Ltd is a collaboration between Ekka Yachts International and Vassos Eliades Ltd. TEL: +357 25 051 243 +357 96 880 233 SERVICE NUMBER: +357 99 662 522 EMAIL: info@ekkaveyachts.com WEB: www.ekkaveyachts.com


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Hill Robinson Yacht Management Ltd Yacht Management, Charter and Sales Hill Robinson offers unparalleled services worldwide to assist in running large yachts safely and efficiently, sharing the responsibility for all aspects of yacht ownership, crewing and operations. We provide project management for new builds or refit, technical & compliance management for existing superyachts or a tailor-made selection of services for a specific yacht. Whether private or commercial; whether you are an owner, a captain or an industry professional looking for independent unbiased support and assistance, Hill Robinson will work with you to find the solution that best suits you. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 025 750 cyprus@hillrobinson.com www.hillrobinson.com

Nautimar Marine Ltd Boats and Yachts Sales, Brokerage, Chartering and Owners’ Rep. Services Operating out of Cyprus since 1995, Nautimar Marine offers clients worldwide a broad range of leading brands: custom-built aluminium and/or steel yachts up to 42 meters from the renowned Van der Valk Shipyard in Holland, modern-looking long-range cruising yachts with bespoke interiors capability from Sundeck Yachts, 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

Tutimare Trading Ltd

Sales, Repairs and Maintenance, Yacht Management, Insurance, Charter and Brokerage

Boat Dealers, Designers, Engineers and Chandlery

Princess Yachts (Cyprus) is the official distributor for new and pre-owned Princess luxury motor yachts since 1997. In 2012 the company received the Quality Award ISO 900:2008 for yacht sales, yacht brokerage, yacht management & maintenance including yacht chartering. Princess Yachts have delivered the most exciting and highly developed range of world-class motor yachts. The charter fleet includes a Princess 43 Flybridge, a Princess 50 Flybridge, a Princess 62 Flybridge, a Princess 23M Flybridge, a Princess 82 Motor Yacht and a Princess 88 Motor Yacht. Princess Yachts (Cyprus) is also the official Distributor in Cyprus of Pursuit Boats, Mastercraft, Williams Jet Tenders, Sacs, Powerdive, Seabob, Oceanreef, Nautibuoy, Kvh, FunAir, Lampuga, iBubble, 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 www.princessyachtscharter.eu

Sunseeker Cyprus Ltd New and Pre-owned Yachts Sales, Yacht Charter, Yacht Management, After-Sales Service 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 a 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

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


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LONDA HOTEL I

n a world of generic, monotonous and standardized, the Londa Boutique Hotel in Limassol shines for its inspiring combination of refined indulgence and individuality. Each one of its 68 select rooms features its own carefully-crafted and original character that welcomes the discerning guest with the modern elegance of Italian styling and finishing touches that pay homage to the island’s history and culture. Thoughtfully placed amenities and ornamentation; a living space that breathes the hallmark of quality, and sweeping views across the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea are sheer bliss to experience, with the hotel’s intimacy leaving no doubt that the best things in life come in small packages – and that the deluxe ones are even finer. Transcending the décor, the experience of unique and individualized luxury offers a warm and personal service that can only be presented in the most select of establishments – one that gives the Londa an unrivalled reputation that has headlined boutique accommodation in Cyprus for 30 years… and counting.

Joining Elite Ranks

Owned by Serendipity Ltd, a member of the Paraskevaides’ Group of Companies, the Londa’s elite pedigree has been further cemented with its inclusion into the privileged global consortium of ‘Small Luxury Hotels of the World’™. The list of over 500 hotels in 80 countries incorporates only the finest boutique hotels, all selected for their unique character and the personal service and memorable experiences they offer guests – without compromise.

Cool design with a warm welcome

Boutique at Its Best

With its inimitable style and prime coastal location, the Londa is a pioneer of the boutique experience, and authentic in all it offers. Its one-of-a-kind interiors are complemented by the award-winning Italian cuisine at its Caprice Restaurant, and the rejuvenating pleasures of the Londa’s Spa & Club, all of which are unmistakably and exclusively its own, because ‘boutique’ isn’t a description; it’s a lifestyle.

Recognized & Consistent Excellence

As the region’s first boutique hotel, the Londa has consistently retained its trademark for excellence for three decades, with industry honours bestowed upon the hotel time and time again. The title of ‘Cyprus’ Leading Boutique Hotel’ and ‘Cyprus’ Leading Hotel’ were awarded to the Londa by the prestigious international ‘World Travel Awards’ (WTA) for 2016/2017, marking 10 consecutive years that the hotel has been a recipient of a WTA – a testament to the dedication of the hotel and its long-standing team, and the efforts and care that have been poured into creating a legacy in the industry.

Address: 72 Georgiou A Street, Potamos Germasogeia Limassol 4048, Cyprus Tel: +357 25 865 555 Email: info@londahotel.com www.londahotel.com


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Dining Café Calma

Hobo Mediterraneo

Marina Breeze Lounge Bar

Pizza Hut

Café, Bar and Restaurant

Café and Restaurant

Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Pizza - Dine In - Take Away

Café Calma aims to be the essence of chillout, 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 barinside or out! A place for an informal coffee catch-up during the day or a laid back ‘in your living room’ drink and snack in the evening.

Hobo Mediterraneo is located in the heart of Limassol Marina, waiting to offer you a unique experience in a world of culinary creations inspired by the Mediterranean cuisine. In the menu of the all-day café and restaurant you will discover multitude of culinary surprises with wide selection of innovative appetizers, tempting main dishes or indulge desserts. And all this, with the stunning view of the harbour which create the ideal conditions to enjoy your stay, any time of the day!

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TEL: +357 25 051 555 +357 22 307 735 EMAIL: hobo.lml@phc.com.cy WEB: www.facebook.com/ HoboMediterraneo/

Marina Breeze Lounge Bar is the only floating venue at Limassol Marina. An All-day venue for every moment of the day and night, with friends, family or business meetings. Walk into luxury and experience an atmospheric environment throughout the day, with a breathtaking 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 every time of the day, brunch, lunch and dinner. It combines melodies of international music with a stunning interior environment, to create a truly sensational and peaceful atmosphere. Marina Breeze Lounge Bar is your all-day destination by Breeze Group.

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 favorite 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 with main dishes to enjoy for lunch or dinner, including flavorful BBQ pork ribs, fresh salads, pastas, innovative Hut Burgers, chicken dishes and wraps! And for a delightful afternoon time by the beautiful Mediterranean view, tempting shareable desserts, coffees, lemonades and cocktails are served chilled.

+357 25 051 333 thecalmacafe@gmail.com www.cafecalma.com.cy

Caffè Nero Italian Coffee Company

KFC

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 espressobased, individually-prepared coffees, hot or iced, to a rich selection of fruit boosters, teas milkshakes and freshly baked in-store pastries. Take out or enjoy the welcoming atmosphere.

Quick Service Restaurant

TEL: +357 25 051 209 EMAIL: lml@caffenero.com.cy WEB: www.caffenero.com.cy

KFC is the world’s most popular chicken franchised restaurant chain, specializing in original recipe chicken, hot and spicy chicken, crispy strips, burgers, wraps, nuggets and hot wings, also serving home-style sides, snacks, salads and drinks. First presented in 1930 by cook Colonel Harland Sanders in Kentucky, KFC is now served in more than 125 countries around the world including Limassol Marina for eat-in and takeaway. TEL: +357 22 307 411 EMAIL: kfc.lml@phc.com.cy

Marina Beach Bar

Epsilon Resto | Bar

Beach Bar and Restaurant

Restaurant and Bar

Marina Beach Bar, member of PNS 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 serving not only at the restaurant premises but also on the beach for your convenience! Relax by the sea, soak in the sun on the golden sand and order snacks, impressive dishes or cocktails made by the creative and talented team of PNS Restaurants Ltd.

Epsilon Resto | Bar, member of PNS Restaurants Ltd, is a culinary destination at Limassol Marina awarded as the Best International Cuisine at Time Out Eating Awards 2017, Best New Entry at Time Out Eating Awards 2016, Winner of the 1st Mediterranean Cocktail 2017 and Winner of Elit Ultra Luxury Vodka 2017. Characterized by a modern yet cosy indoor ambiance and a veranda with outstanding views, the tantalising options on the menu bring a selection of authentic Mediterranean dishes with crafty hints of international fusion to our guests, who are able to unwind to the DJ’s tunes by the full service bar with its extensive list of wines and cocktails. TEL: +357 25 051 393 EMAIL: info@pns.com.cy WEB: www.pnsrestaurants.com www.facebook.com/pnsrestaurants www.facebook.com/ epsilonrestobar

TEL: +357 25 051 878 EMAIL: info@pns.com.cy WEB: www.pnsrestaurants.com www.facebook.com/ pnsrestaurants www.facebook.com/ TheMarinaBeachBar

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+357 25 051 230 marinabreeze@breeze.com.cy www.breeze.com.cy

Marina Cool Bar Ice Cream Shop – Smoothie & 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, crepes, waffles, frozen yogurt, fresh juices, smoothies and coffee by the sea side. It is a very good place to stop by, take a rest and have fun with good friends or family, while enjoying the rich variety of different flavours available. At Marina Cool Bar you can get a good refreshment after lunch or dinner, in a relaxing environment and with the friendliest of staff. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 208 coolbar.lml@phc.com.cy www.facebook.com/ marinacoolbar/

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

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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 breathtaking views of the sea, for the ultimate gastronomical experience, the owners are blending years of experience with a prime location at the new Limassol Marina for a taste as delicious and comforting as the environment. An easy and welcoming dine-in atmosphere by day or night, with traditional fresh cuisine at its best for truly unforgettable moments that excite all of your senses. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 200 pyxida@primehome.com www.pyxidafishtavern.com

Tavernaki Marina’s Grill Restaurant Greek & Cypriot Cuisine Grill Restaurant Delicious food on the grill, with the simplicity and rich taste that characterizes Cypriot and Greek cuisine, including favourite dishes like bougiourdi, feta with honey and sesame and the traditional Cyprus kebab and the 750gr 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. TEL: +357 22 307 895 EMAIL: tavernaki@phc.com.cy WEB: www.facebook.com/ Tavernakicy/


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Shopping TGI Fridays

Alphamega Hypermarkets

Après Ski

Dora Theophilou Est. 1978

Casual Dining Restaurant

Grocery Shopping

Eyewear and Accessories

Pharmacy and Haute Parfumerie

Almost everyone knows that TGI stands for Thank God it’s Friday. Today, the casual dining American chain can be found in no fewer than 60 countries worldwide. Limassol Marina is the brand’s 7th restaurant in Cyprus. Overlooking the Marina, with breath-taking views, the restaurant has a new innovative and fresh design. The uplifting music in the magnificent patio offers its guests a truly unique atmosphere. Friday’s fun-loving flair bartenders serve fantastic cocktails, and the rest of the team is always high in spirits and ready to go the extra mile. The friendly service along with the unique main dishes such as the Jack Daniel’s® Grill and the premium, Black Angus steaks guarantee to make every visit a memorable one!

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 specialized deli products. Alphamega offers as well a wide variety of products including gluten-free, organic, meat-free, vegan, 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.

Après Ski, a boutique concept store with all the essentials for an elegant Mediterranean lifestyle, lands in Limassol Marina, after Porto Cervo, Mykonos and Corfu. Although the store’s decor and its location suggest a great passion for the seaside, the name Apres Ski ironically takes inspiration from all those social and entertainment events taking place in particular ski resorts. After travelling the world, from Greece to Indonesia and from Brazil to California, Après Ski brings you the luxury brand that defines elegance away from mainstream. The collections include some of the best brands in eyewear, accessories and Greek designers.

This Limassol Marina store combines a Pharmacy and Haute Parfumerie by Dora Theophilou Est.1978. Dora Theophilou Est.1978 is renowned for the world’s leading haute perfumeries and pharmacies, presenting an exclusive brand portfolio which includes Amouage, Puredistance Master Perfumes, Xerjoff, Editions De Parfums Frederic Malle, Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Roja Parfums, Escentric Molecules, Nasomatto, Orto Parisi, Caron, Casamorati, Lubin, By Terry, J.F.Lazartigue, Terry de Gunzburg, Tom Ford, La Mer, La Prairie, Darphin, Chanel, Bergman Beauty Care, Lancaster, Apivita, Avene, La Roche-Posay, Korres etc. The Pharmacy 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 orthopedic products, optical products, complementary therapy, clinical nutrition, women’s care, men’s care, hand care, foot care, oral hygiene, bath, nail and hair care.This Limassol Marina store provides a vast stock of high quality branded products for the most demanding clients.

TEL: +357 25 051 500 EMAIL: info@fridays.com.cy WEB: www.fridays.com.cy

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+357 25 051 300 wecare@alphamega.com.cy www.alphamega.com.cy

Ancora 1919 PENS Company Co. Ltd

Wagamama

Luxury Writing Instruments

Asian-inspired Restaurant

Ancora is an Italian company founded in 1919 in Sesto Calende. Aesthetically pleasing design, high reliability, and lots of hand-made elements made Ancora pens noticeable among other competitors’ production and also created its unique and memorable name. The reputation of Ancora’s factory grew: its pens became famous abroad, especially in North America and European countries. Since then and until the 1970s Ancora was among the most significant Italian brands producing fountain pens. Today, Ancora produces a range of elite fountain pens, combined in theme-based collections.

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 051299 wagamama.lml@phc.com.cy www.wagamama.com.cy/

YACHT Resto Bar Restaurant and Lounge Bar Boasting the finest vantage point over Limassol Marina, The YACHT Resto Bar is open to the public and includes a bar, a relaxing lounge and restaurant. The menu features fine, fresh Island cuisine. The wellstocked cava balances the best local and reputable imported wines. A full range of spirits and innovative cocktails complete the drinks list. Shisha service also available. TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

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

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

TEL: +30-210-6831759 +30-6936511961 EMAIL: info@apreski.world WEB: www.apreski.world

Cigar Lounge Cigar Lounge An elegant lounge adorned with sophisticated décor, characterized by distinctive elements designed to offer a tranquil sanctuary, where cigars and quiet conversation can be enjoyed by visitors. The 10 square metre walk-in humidour, with top of the line offerings of premium cigar brands, includes Cohiba, Montecristo, Partagas, Trinidad, Romeo Y Julieta, Davidoff. A sophisticated range of wines and spirits is also displayed on the second floor.

TEL: +357 25 051 212 EMAIL: info@doratheophilou.com WEB: www.doratheophilou.com www.agoratopia.com

Graff Fine Jewellery

Top quality, comfortable casual wear with Italian flair, for both men and women. A stylish interpretation of denim pieces that have their place in every wardrobe, as well as the trendsetting JoggJeans – the hybrid jeans that combine denim with stretch jersey. Also, in stock, the latest eye-catching apparel for him and for her, leather bags and shoes, watches and sunglasses.

Graff is one of the world’s preeminent jewellery brands with over 45 Graff stores worldwide and corporate offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Japan and Geneva. The quality, style and workmanship are the best in the world. Laurence Graff OBE, Founder and Chairman of the company, is often described as ‘The King of Diamonds’. From the founding of the company in 1960 to the present day, Graff continues to operate as a family business. Graff jewels are made by hand in the Graff London workshop; from the creation of the design to the immaculate setting, each piece requires many hours of work, some several hundred hours. Over the years, Graff has handled the world’s most fabulous and treasured gemstones. It has been said that more important gem quality diamonds have passed through Laurence Graff’s hands than any other diamantaire.

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

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

Diesel Quality Casual Wear and Apparel

+357 25 051 228 xfgmarina@gmail.com www.diesel.com


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Kids Avenue Ltd

Ralph Lauren Cyprus

Zilli

Kids Clothing and Accessories

Boutique

Haute Couture Menswear

Kids Avenue is a fashion clothing and footwear store for kids and teenagers offering an exciting range of high-quality products made in Italy. Hand-picked by Kids Avenue’s stylists, it features an elegant collection of designer garments for 0 to 16-year-olds, for all seasons and occasions. From full-cotton babywear to teenage fashion, the boutique also offers an exclusive selection of mother-daughter matching outfits, as well as accessories, partywear, swimwear and stylish shoes. Young fashionistas can shop this season’s latest trends and update their wardrobe with beautiful patterns and bright colours by established brands such as Moschino, Ermano Scervino, Dirk Bikkembergs and Monnalisa.

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.

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 97 832 971 EMAIL: kidsavenuecyprus@yandex.ru WEB: www.instagram.com/kids_ avenue_cyprus/

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.  It’s colorful selection includes legendary brand lines such as the Ralph Lauren RLX line, Swiss ON:  the groundbreaking stylish running shoe, Falke: the dynamic seamless athletic wear, Zegna : the Italian famous luxury clothing and accessories, Myths: the finest handmade bermudas, Coolibar: the premium sun-safe swimsuits. Paul Smith: the happily positioned statement, between high fashion and formalwear for creative aesthetic customers. Along with an array of selective athletic fun games as well as the best and brightest brain fitness toys. Our visible commitment is “Being always chic fresh and sport optimistic”! TEL: +357 25 051 259 EMAIL: pagboutique@gmail.com WEB: www.facebook.com/ PAGboutiqueLimassol

TEL: EMAIL: WEB:

+357 25 051 244 modain@primehome.com www.ralphlaurencyprus.com

Ship 2 Shore Clothing Company Ltd Personalized Clothing & Accessories Ship 2 Shore offers a complete range of casual, boating and beach clothing for all ages and sizes. Clients can customize 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. Our product range includes polo shirts, t-shirts, fashion styles, sweatshirts, hoodies, waterproof jackets, caps, towels, bags, mugs, phone cases, cuddly toys and more -  there is something for everyone, and if we haven’t got it, we can source it. Call in today and meet our friendly and helpful team. TEL: +357 25 051 227 EMAIL: sales@ship2shore.com.cy WEB: www.ship2shoreclothing.com.cy

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, jewelry and eyewear. Featuring beloved European brands like Twin-Set, Primo Emporio, Liu.Jo, Angelo Marani and Fradi. TEL: +357 25 051 258 WEB: www.facebook.com/woo.men.cy www.instagram.com/woo.men

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


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Onboard Limassol Marina Issue 5  

Limassol Marina has now been operational for almost five years. During this voyage, the Spirit of the Sea - for an island like Cyprus and a...

Onboard Limassol Marina Issue 5  

Limassol Marina has now been operational for almost five years. During this voyage, the Spirit of the Sea - for an island like Cyprus and a...