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I S S U E №1 | S U M M E R 2016

Magazine for Guests of the Hotel and Local Visitors

Cyprus • History • Culture • Events • Lifestyle • Shopping Cuisine • Places to visit • Fun for everyone


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W E LCOME ME S S AGE FROM THE HO T E L MAN AGE R

WELCOME TO THE ROYAL APOLLONIA Dear Guest, It is my pleasure to welcome you to our hotel. Here, at The Royal Apollonia, we are all committed to ensure that you will have an enjoyable stay with many memorable experiences to take back home. The recent redesign, full-scale renovation and rebirth of the hotel as «The Royal Apollonia» has reinforced its role as the perfect destination for both leisure and business in the city’s primary beachfront location. One factor has remained constant: Our greatest asset, namely, our people. We have been lucky to be able to build a great team of dedicated people who not only understand the hospitality industry but enjoy and take pride in the work they do. Such a great team translates into a great atmosphere which I trust you will experience during your stay.

Christos Zenios Hotel Manager

In the near future we are planning additional improvements and additions to our services and facilities, such as new luxurious suites, an upgrade of the beach area, two more restaurants, one indoor and the other outdoor, as well as new conference rooms. We are constantly looking for novel enhancements to meet the rapidly changing expectations of our international clientele. All these developments and improvements have been influenced by the suggestions and comments from our guests and particularly our many regular visitors. This is why we welcome any comments and suggestions you might have. Thank you for choosing to stay with us. I wish you a pleasant and memorable stay at The Royal Apollonia and sincerely believe that we will make your experience truly exceptional.

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CONTENTS ISSUE №1 | SUMMER 2016

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MANAGEMENT Meet the team of The Royal Apollonia

BEACHES

22 CITIES: Limassol

24 14 HISTORICAL PLACES Beautiful Cyprus: as history reminds us

16 HISTORY History of Cyprus

SENSORY PLEASURE

30 EVENTS The festivals and important days calendar

36 Akamas: Peninsula

STYLE Contemporary style with minimalistic decor

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44 ASIAN CUISINE Authentic and delicious asian cuisine

Indulge & Relax

PLACE

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Recommended beaches in Cyprus

38 RELIGION No visit to Cyprus can be considered complete without undertaking a religious tour

48 TRADITIONS Cyprus cuisine

52 CHEESE Halloumi and Cypriot (Goat) Cheese


ISSUE JU NE- D ECE MBE R 2 0 1 6 PUBLISHER Tanya Burgwin EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Noel Moitra Ulia Shishkina CREATIVE, STYLE, PREPRINT «Cyprus Expert» Publishing House «MACS Marketing»

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INDOOR

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Rooms & Suites

Кто такая Афродита?

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The enchanting villages of Cyprus

64 CITIES: Paphos

68 FUN FOR ALL Beach strolls, Fasouri Watermania, Golf, Deep sea fishing, Chartering yachts

CONTRIBUTORS Noel Moitra Ludmila Papaconstantinou Leila Bagrova PHOTOGRAPHY The Royal Apollonia Hotel

Orthopedic Surgeon Constantinos Panayi 25353534

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76 СВЯТЫЕ МЕСТА Обители пресвятой богородицы на кипре

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THE ROYAL APOLLONIA Limassol-Cyprus Georgiou A, Str. Potamos Germasogias 4064 Limassol — ​Cyprus Tel: +357 255 088 00 Email: info@theroyalapollonia.com www.theroyalapollonia.com PUBLISHED ON BEHALF OF THE ROYAL APOLLONIA HOTEL LIMASSOL BY: Smart Media Group, Limassol. Email: info@macsads.com The title and all material herein are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part of this magazine may be reproduced in any form whatsoever without the publisher`s permission.

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MA NA G E M E NT

MEET THE TEAM of The Royal Apollonia

Having worked together for years on end, the Hotel’s Management is a very closely knit team with a single aim: to accommodate your every need and wish and provide you with the highest standard of service and facilities, from the instant you arrive till the moment you depart.

Stelios Hadjicosta

Yianoulla Georgiou

Marios Ektoros

Vasos Vasiliou

Operations Manager

Rooms Division Manager

Executive Chef

Katerina Philipou

Assistant Front Office Manager

Nicoletta Nicolaidou Executive Housekeeper

Tala Karam

Chef

Events & Sales Officer

Natalia Tougkousidou

Costas Panaouris

Manager of Akakiko Restaurant

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Chief Engineer

Andreas Triantafillides Service Manager

Georgia Kourouyiani

Reservations & Front Office Supervisor

Maria Theodorides

Secretary to General Manager


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H I S T O R I C A L P L A C ES

Beautiful Cyprus:

as history reminds us

Cyprus is a country with over 15 millenia of history, a complex intermingling of the prehistoric, the pagan, the newly cultured and the religious. The average tourist is swamped with the choices on offer. This article should help a bit, by letting history and beauty unfold together. PAPHOS ARCHAEOLOGICAL PARK

LIMASSOL IS THE BIGGEST INDUSTRIAL AND TRADE CENTRE OF CYPRUS

PETRA TOU ROMIOU, AN UNUSUAL FORMATION OF HUGE ROCKS

Nicosia: Nicosia, the capital city

of the Republic of Cyprus, is the only capital city in the world that is physically divided into two ethnic zones. The eastwest division is marked by a 180-km long ‘Green Line’ of varied width and the UN has deployed a peace keeping force there.

Larnaca: Larnaca, the third-largest city in the country after Nicosia and Limassol, lies on the southern coast of Cyprus. It hosts the country's primary airport, Larnaca International. It also has a seaport (passenger & cargo) and a marina.

Limassol: Limassol is the second

largest city in Cyprus and has its largest and busiest port. It is the biggest industrial and trade centre of Cyprus and the base for many of the island's wine companies.

Paphos: Paphos, a coastal city in

Southwest Cyprus, hosts the country’s

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second international airport. Its charm lies elsewhere−Petra tou Romiou, an unusual formation of huge rocks off the southwest coast in Paphos district, is the mythical birthplace of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. There are several versions of her birth, from the incredulous to the serene.

The Tombs of the Kings: The

Tombs of the Kings is a large necropolis just outside Northeastern Paphos, which name is not connected with the burial of kings, but with the impressive character of its burial monuments that entomb aristocrats and high-ranked officials.

Baths of Aphrodite: The ‘Baths

of Aphrodite’ is located close to the tip of the Akamas peninsula. A natural pool grotto surrounded in greenery is said to be where the Goddess of Love used to bathe in a pond just before marrying Hephaestus, the maker of the weapons for the Gods. Another version says she

was married to Ares, the God of War. Mythology links Aphrodite sexually with handsome Adonis, a mortal, condemned to die for his indiscretion. Of the myriad myths, Cypriots prefer the simple version that Adonis fell in love with Aphrodite at the grotto, reciprocated even though she knew that the mortal Adonis would be consigned to a tragic death.

Paphos Archaeological Park:

Paphos Archaeological Park or Nea Pafos is situated on the Southwest coast of the island. Systematic excavations at Nea Pafos began in 1962, revealing important monuments like the Houses of Dionysus, the God of Wine; Orpheus, the legendary musician; Theseus, mythical king of Athens; Aion, the God of Time; The Agora, or Court; The Theatre; The Basilica of Chrysopolitissa, the Lady of the Golden City, and more. ■ ■


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HISTORY

History of Cyprus The history of Cyprus is a fascinating collage of customs, traditions and rituals imbibed from the culture of past inhabitants of the island, going back over fifteen thousand years. Vestiges of each culture indeed remain, absorbed into the mores of succeeding occupants, which transmogrify in keeping with the times.

The Republic of Cyprus is a member of the Commonwealth since 1961 and a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement national law, except for the British Territories of Akrotiri and Dhekelia, about 2.8% of the territory and the Sovereign Base Areas.

Cyprus is situated in the north-eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, 33° East by 35° North, 75 km south of Turkey, 105 km west of Syria and Lebanon, 380 km north of Egypt and 380 km east of Rhodes Island, Greece. All these countries were war-faring in nature, and Cyprus lay within their compass. Archaeological evidence reveals that the Mycenaean-Achaean Greeks were the first settlers, between the 13th and 11th century B.C. Those were times of myths and folklore and Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty and sensuality,

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is perpetually cited as being a Cypriot at heart, also known as Cypris. Aphrodite is considered the patron of the island and has a prominent role in tourism in Cyprus. Phoenician invaders arrived and settled in Cyprus in mid-9th century B.C., followed by the Assyrians, the Egyptians, the Persians, the Greeks and the Romans, who ruled Cyprus between 30 BC and 330 AD, in which period Christianity came to Cyprus. Greek culture prevailed throughout the following centuries, even though Cyprus was ruled by successive foreign powers – the English, the Franks, Venetians, Ottomans and the British (1878-1960). Cyprus became an independent Republic on 16 August 1960. Cyprus is a major tourist destination in the Mediterranean, with an advanced, high-income economy and a very high Human Development Index. The Cyprus Republic has sovereignty over the island of Cyprus and its territorial sea and exclusive economic area, according to inter-

Cyprus stands to benefit from EU membership, with a lot to reciprocate: its strategic geographic location, its healthy economy, the acceptance of the EU ideals that permit Cyprus to add to the stability and welfare of the EU family. Despite the division of the island with grievous consequences for the entire population regardless of ethnic origin, Cyprus is fully set to move ahead for the benefit of all Cypriots and the European family. ■

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The unique location of Cyprus on the physical map of the globe is its most invaluable asset, but it is this very same asset that beguiled visitors en passant over centuries into becoming predators of the future, occupying the country by force till expelled by another invader, rendering its historical significance disproportionate to its size.

On 1 May 2004, the Republic of Cyprus became a full member of the European Union. Accession to the EU was a simple choice for Cyprus, mandated by its culture, history, character and its compliance with the basics of democracy, freedom and integrity. It joined the Eurozone on 1 January 2008.


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CI TI E S

Limassol Cyprus is divided into six main districts, including major cities with their suburbs. The culture, folklore, evolution and ethos of the Cypriots can be captured by an appraisal of four typical cities, Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos and Ayia Napa.

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Limassol (Lemesos) is a modern city on the southern coast of Cyprus, its district capital and the southernmost city of Europe. It is the second largest urban area in Cyprus, with an urban population of almost 180,000 (2011). Limassol Port, the largest port in Cyprus, is one of the most active in the Mediterranean. Famous for its unique cultural traditions over at least four millennia, its skyline has left behind very little evidence of its historical past and given way instead to a modern, cosmopolitan look. It has also become one of the most important tourism, trade, and service-providing centres in the area. Limassol was built between two ancient cities, Amathus and Kourion. Limassol Castle, built circa 1000 AD, is a dominant landmark and tourist attraction. Used as a prison during Ottoman rule, it is now home to Limassol’s Medieval Museum, with a large adjacent marina. The Cyprus University of Technology is also in the city. A wide spectrum of activities and a number of museums and archaeological sites are available to the interested

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visitor. Limassol thus attracts a wide range of tourists during summer; accommodation is not a problem, with an extensive array of hotels and apartments available. Limassol is the base for many of the island’s wine companies, serving the wine-growing regions on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, the most famous being Commandaria. The wines and brandies of this region are of international award-winning quality and exported to Europe in large volumes, besides heavy local and foreign visitor consumption. Limassol is the biggest industrial centre of the province, with about 350 industrial units concerned with apparel, furniture, shoes, drinks, food, prints, metal industry, electric devices, plastic wares and more. It is the largest ship management service centre in Europe with more than 60 ship management companies making the most of its liberal shipping tax laws. Major landmarks are Limassol Castle, the Archaeological Museum, the Folk Art Museum and the Municipal Garden, which has a small zoo and an amphitheatre.

Historical sites are Kolossi Medieval Castle, the ruins of Amathus and Kourion, Agios Nikolaos ton Gaton Convent, the churches of Agia Christina & Agios Mamas; the monasteries of Agioi Anargyri & Agiou Geogiou Alamanou. Other activities include sunbathing on miles of sun kissed coastline and Blue Flag beaches, Water Sports including diving, snorkelling, surfing, water-skiing, catamaran trips and yachting in the blue waters of the Mediterranean. Shoppers can hunt for traditional, handmade handicrafts, jewellery, leather goods, etc. Cruises are also popular; in recent times, Limassol has become a major stop for cruise ships heading towards Greece, the Greek islands and other Mid-East countries. Tourists are increasingly booking a cruise from Limassol to visit the neighbouring countries of Greece and Turkey. Nightlife in Limassol reverberates until the early morning, with party goers and others who prefer chilling out with friends frequenting the Limassol tourist area, where there is a large number of pubs, bars and cafes playing various types of music. ■


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O UTD O O R FA C IL ITIES

Enjoy Cocktails by THE POOL or on the beach

The Ocean Blue bar stands just

steps from the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea and within our large island-shaped pool offering the perfect setting for drinks and cocktails whilst lounging around the pool.

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For a quiet swim or during cool weather, the indoor pool complements the fitness room in The Royal Spa, which is fully equipped for a more powerful workout. Tennis, aerobics and aqua aerobics classes complete the mix of sports and leisure facilities.

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R E LAX

Relax & Unwind

at Aphrodite Bar The Aphrodite lounge, where you can relax and unwind, opens at 8am to cater to the early risers. The large and well-appointed terrace boasts of breathtaking sea views and instils a feeling of calm and peacefulness. We remain open throughout the day and offer the ideal setting from refreshing morning coffee through to relaxing nightcaps.

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EVENTS

The island nation of Cyprus has a subtropical typically Mediterranean climate, with a warm to mildly hot summer, which, besides being salubrious, is also conducive to the conduct of festivities alfresco. Cypriots enjoy festivals; each special occasion is marked by a major feast and Cyprus hosts a plethora of annual arts, historical, religious and sporting events and fun filled festivals which attract crowds not only from across Cyprus, but also from around the world.

THE FRAMEWORK OF THE FESTIVAL CALENDAR IN CYPRUS IS DECIDED BY THE DATES OF EASTER PROVIDED BY THE GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH. THE CHURCH AND ORTHODOX CYPRIOTS AND GREEKS CONSIDER EASTER, NOT CHRISTMAS, AS THE MOST IMPORTANT CELEBRATORY PERIOD FOR CHRISTIANS. THE CYPRIOTS OBSERVE A 50-DAY PERIOD OF LENT, NOT THE USUAL 40 DAYS BEFORE EASTER.

and Important Days Calendar for 01 June to 30 November 2016 is as follows:

June 02-30

European Contemporary Dance Festival: This annual Dance Festival takes over the Rialto Theatre in Limassol and the Pallas Theatre in Nicosia. Sixteen European countries unite for an extravaganza of contemporary dance, performances and inspiring workshops. In Limassol, the Rialto Theatre hosts performances and the Municipal Dance Centre hosts workshops.

LOCATION: Limassol & Nicosia www.rialto.com.cy

June 04-05

Cyprus Russian Festival: This is the biggest event of its kind in Cyprus. About 12-15,000 people gather in June annually in the Limassol Municipal Gardens to celebrate the unique

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relationship between Russia and Cyprus. Nearly 50,000 Russian-speakers reside in Cyprus and more than 800,000 tourists from CIS countries visit Cyprus every year and over 1,000 actors, dancers and singers from both countries perform on 3 stages in the non-stop cultural and entertainment programme.

Ends Well, directed by Liz Pearce. The cultural program often extends into July.

LOCATION: Limassol Municipal Gardens www.cyprusrussianfestival.com

annual festival Kataklysmos, the Cyprus Water Festival (Festival of the Flood) takes place fifty days after Orthodox Easter. Celebrated only in Cyprus and some Greek coastal villages, this festival marks the Pentecost. Honouring Noah and the Flood, celebrations are focussed on water. People sprinkle each other with sea water, a symbolic purification of body and soul. The 3-4 day event includes numerous contests. Sunset kicks off music and dancing until late into the night.

June 17-19

Shakespearean Nights: The Shakespeare festival is an annual charity event held at the ancient open air theatre of Kourion (Curium), 19 km from Limassol. Plays are staged in a fascinating old world amphitheatre. The performances attract large audiences from Cyprus and abroad. This year, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, the play scheduled is All’s Well That

LOCATION: Limassol www.shakespeareatcurium.com

June 20

Flood Festival-Kataklysmos: The

LOCATION: Cyprus www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy


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June-July

Travelling Stage: This is a multicultural program created by Pafos 2017 that takes place in different places in Paphos with ensembles from Greece, France and Spain and the Balkans. The Travelling Stage, which showcased numerous events in every square and space of the Open Air Factory in 2015 and early 2016, will continue into 2017, travelling within the city and the outskirts of Paphos region as a platform for cultural exchange and educational programs.

LOCATION: Paphos, Cyprus www.pafos2017.eu

July (All month) Larnaca Summer Festival: Summer

in Cyprus is festival season, with Cypriots celebrating festivals of culture, like music and performing arts. This annual festival provides outdoor, indoor concerts and a feast of entertainment including performances of dance, theatre and music, film screenings and poetry by national and international talents at various town venues throughout the festival days in July.

LOCATION: Larnaca www.larnaca.com/v/festivals/

of open air, musical events on Heroes Square, Limassol, open to the public, and aiming at the development of the culture of tolerance and acceptance in a multicultural world. Participating Cypriot artists are Afro Banda Banana, The Amalgamation Choir and Rumba Attack. The month long showcases performances commencing at 2030. Entrance is free.

top string quartets and Greek and Cypriot singers of both traditional and modern styles.

LOCATION: Limassol www.cyprusrialtoworldmusic.com/

hosts a 3-day dance and beer event organised by the sea side promenade. The event is fairly new but highly successful, where visitors enjoy tasting Cypriot and a wide array of international brands of beer sold at low prices, and savour appropriate snacks and meals. DJ’s and an international line-up of bands perform on a huge stage set up specifically for the occasion. Admission is free. A similar festival is held at Ayia Napa in late August.

July (All month) International festival of Ancient Greek Drama 2016: This event with an international character is hosted in Cyprus theatres by companies from all over the world who present ancient Greek drama in their own language. The performances are presented in open-air amphitheatres, like the Ancient Odeon in Paphos, the Curium Ancient Theatre in Limassol and the Makarios III or ‘Skali’ Amphitheatres in Nicosia, throughout July every year.

The Amathusia Festival: This

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LOCATION: Limassol www.cyprusbeermaniacs.com

Platres Herb Festival: The Platres

July

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Limassol Beer Festival: Limassol

July 23-24

LOCATION: Platres village www.mytroodos.com

11th Cyprus Rialto World Music Festival: Rialto Theatre celebrates ten

04-06 August

LOCATION: Cyprus www.effe.eu/festival or www.pafos2017.eu

herb festival takes place at the Cultural Centre of Platres and Platres’s Main Square. Its purpose is to demonstrate the beneficial properties of the Cypriot herbs, which are in abundance in the Troödos area (674 different species), to people’s health. The event includes a herbal exhibition held by the growers, herb tasting, educational seminars on the matter, an entertainment show, as well as organised herbal walks and visits to botanical gardens.

July (All month)

LOCATION: Limassol www.limassol.com/v/festivals/ or www. cyprusevents.net/

festival takes place among the ruins of the Agora, of the lower citykingdom of Amathus, ten km east of Limassol. It was once among the strongest and most powerful kingdoms of antiquity and had a great Sanctuary of Aphrodite. This weekend festival includes performances by Cypriot contemporary dance groups,

August 25 – September 04

Limassol Wine Festival: This 10-day long annual event of evening fun and frolic in August and September is open to one and all. 15,000+ visitors come to the Festival, pay an entry free, and drink as much free wine as they wish. Transportation from other major cities is free. The site is dominated by the 7m tall ‘The Vraga Man’, a Cypriot winegrower. Festivities include traditional music, bouzouki, singing, dancing, Cypriot food priced cheaply, firework displays and treading of the grapes.

LOCATION: Limassol Municipal Gardens www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy/wine


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EVENTS

03-09 September Commandaria Wine Festival:

Commandaria is a sweet amber-coloured dessert wine made from Xynisteri and Mavro grapes, and is possibly the world’s oldest named wine still in production. It is honoured by an annual week-long wine event in a small area of 13 villages around Laneia village in the Troödos Mountains in the Limassol region. A traditional song and dance festival is livened by free Commandaria wine, with traditional treats, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm, and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

LOCATION: Troödos villages www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy

at presenting high quality events in the fields of the performing/ stage arts, giving Cypriot creators a chance to present high standard performances, while viewing high quality performances of foreign artistes. A performance or performances for children is a must.

LOCATION: All towns in Cyprus www.kypria.org.cy and www.rialto.com.cy

02 October

Day of the Olive: The annual celebration of the olive tree at Oleastro Olive Park will be held in Anogyra village, with free drinks, commemorative gifts, cooking demonstrations, demonstration of pasteli, halloumi and olive pie making offered for free. Traditional professionals, the Anogyra artists put up a theatrical show, buffet, music, dancing and games.

LOCATION: Anogyra village www.visitcyprus.com

07-09 October

Cyprus Rally: Subject to Federation

September – October

Grape Feast: From September to October 2016, the Wine villages will organise events dedicated to wine and its products. People can observe winemaking and eat delicacies made of grapes, like the Cyprus grape jelly, Palouzes. Competitions, wine tasting, and entertainment shows add to the excitement. The villages are Vasa Kilaniou (11/9), Lofou (18/9), Arsos (25/9) and Koilani (2/10). The Troodos Regional Tourism Board organises buses to the Grape Feasts.

LOCATION: Cyprus Villages www.mydestination.com/cyprus

September – October

Kypria International Festival: The Kypria 2016 International Festival will be held during the month of September and the first week of October 2016. The Festival aims

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Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) approval, Eurosport Events, the European Rally Championship promoter has rescheduled the season-closing Cyprus Rally from 23-25 September to 07-09 October so it runs in tandem with the FIA Middle East Championship round. This will raise both the spectacle and numbers of participants. The event will be run over a competitive distance of between 200-230 kilometers.

15-21 October

6th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus: The 6th International Short Film Festival of Cyprus will take place at Rialto Theatre, Limassol. The Festival showcases selected works of Cypriot and international filmmakers, promoting their work and offering the Cypriot audience a chance to enjoy some of the best short films from around the globe. An International Jury will be made up of acclaimed film professionals to decide the awards.

LOCATION: Limassol www.isffc.com.cy

06 & 13 November Zivania Festival: Zivania is a

traditional alcoholic beverage produced for centuries in Cyprus which has played an important role in the everyday life of the locals. With an alcohol content of 40-96%, it is no surprise that the island’s national drink of Zivania is also referred to as ‘firewater’! The festival will take place in Alona village on 6th November and Pelendri village on 13th November.

LOCATION: Alona/ Pelendri, Troödos www.tastingeurope.com/fairs-festivals/ zivania-festival

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13-23 October

Lemesia Sports Festival: The largest sporting event in Cyprus, the Lemesia Sports Festival spans multiple locations and disciplines, from land to water-based sports. Athletes compete at every level, including global, as Russian and CIS participation is high. Athletics, field events, boxing, sailing, water polo will be some of the features. A 10 km race will be run as a memorial to sportsman Marious Agathanlou. Full details will be published later on www. limassolmunicipal.com.cy

27 November

LOCATION: Limassol www.mydestination.com/cyprus

LOCATION: Paphos www.runclub.com.cy

Cyprus Aphrodite Half Marathon: The Cyprus Health Runners Club organises the annual Aphrodite half marathon as well as shorter runs for fun. A number of elite runners from overseas also take part. More than 600 runners are expected to participate. The races are followed by a Pasta Party and a Gala Dinner at the Athena Beach Hotel, Paphos.


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PL A C E

The Akamas Peninsula is an area of soothing natural beauty in northwest Cyprus.

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he area gets its name from Akamas, the son of Theseus, who landed there after the Trojan War and reportedly founded the lost city of Akamantis in that area. Akamas also lays claim to the place of birth of Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love, beauty, sensuality, sexual rapture and eternal youth, given that her baths are in the vicinity. The 230 sq km patch of exotic wilderness stands unaffected by the ravages of development. Akamas is blessed with interesting flora and fauna; over 600 species of flora can be found on Akamas alone, with 128 that exist only in Cyprus. Naturalists drool over 168 different kinds of birds, a score of serpents, a dozen different mammals and 16 types of butterflies. Lara bay, an important sanctuary and breeding ground for a vulnerable species of loggerhead turtle and the rarer endangered Green Turtle, is a popular tourist location. Lara Beach at Lara Bay is a sparsely used strip of sand. Monk seals also dwell in the sea caves around the peninsula. The best time to see Akamas is Spring, when many exotic flowers like beautiful tulips and rare orchids are in full bloom. 45 orchid species grow on the island including the rare Ophrys Kotschi. The enchanting cyclamen persicum is also found there. Picking flowers is prohibited. As for fauna, the Glaucopsyche Pafos butterfly is considered the emblem of the area. If visiting in the summer, do take plenty of drinking water along and try to catch the spectacular Mediterranean sunset. Surrounded by mountains, the Avakas Gorge is a popular area of the park, mainly for rock climbers. North of the park lie the Androlikou and Petratis Gorges, visible from Androlikou village. To its South, the Gorge has high sheer cliffs on both

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sides reaching 260 feet, the narrowest point being 10 feet wide. They then join, leaving a tunnel through which a stream runs. The limestone-walled gorge is a haven for wildlife, especially in spring, with over 160 different species of birds, animals and plants. The trail through the gorge is roughly 2,5 kilometers long. Deep inside the gorge you will encounter rare plants and flowers, reptiles, immense cliffs and even wild mountain goats.

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orchid species grow on the island including the rare Ophrys Kotschi

Akamas is one of only 22 areas in Europe where much of the habitat is local to the area. It has remained untouched despite previous bids to develop it and is now part of the EC’s Mediterranean protection program. Pine, juniper and maquis forests, gorges, cliffs, and sand dunes can all be found on Akamas. Nature trails in the area are open to walkers and cyclists to explore, the area being ideal for cycling due to its numerous forest roads. Only 4-wheel drive vehicles can tackle the paths in Akamas. The varied topography and micro-climates of Akamas contribute to the large biodiversity and sheer natural beauty of the area. Boat trips sail from Latchi around the peninsula, offering picturesque views and the opportunity to see shipwrecks just off the coast of Akamas. ■


MO T O R S

Maserati LEVANTE The Maserati Levante marks a turning point in Maserati’s history. This brand new model, set to make its world premiere at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, will enable «The Trident» to access the largest luxury segment in the world.

The Levante name was inspired by the warm, Mediterranean wind that can change from mild to gale force in an instant, mirroring the character of the first Maserati SUV. It reflects the passion, the flair and the exclusivity that has distinguished all Maserati models for over a century. The Levante is a based on the evolution of the sedan platform, designed exclusively by Maserati. The design is distinctive and attractive, embracing the most valuable aesthetic elements of Italian style. The 5-metre long Levante is the longest car in its segment. As a result, the car is one of the roomiest in its class and also boasts the sportiest and most elegant design in the luxury SUV segment. The interior of Levante feels like a first class lounge, thanks to the standard leather seats. There are two interior packages available: Sport and Luxury. Sport package includes exterior and interior design elements that reflect Maserati’s legendary racing heritage: front grille and front/rear skid plates in black gloss, body coloured rear sport spoiler, steel door sills, 12-ways electric Sport seats, sport power adjustable steering wheel, body coloured lower parts, 20" machine polished wheels, red brake calipers, gearshift paddles and brushed steel sport pedals. Luxury package offers a higher level of luxury, using exclusive materials and special contents in the finest tradition of Italian craftsmanship. The Luxury Pack includes chromed front grille, steel door and trunk sills, Premium Leather or Zegna

Edition interior, body coloured lower parts, 19" machine polished wheels, black brake calipers, a Harman Kardon audio system, wooden interior trim, 12-way electric Comfort Seats and power rear side sun-blinds. The Levante can also be equipped with the optional and highly exclusive Zegna Edition package that combines premium Italian leather with bespoke silk from Ermenegildo Zegna, one of the leading fashion designers in the world. The Levante has entered the SUV segment with a marked advantage of new content, such as Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Forward Collision Warning and Brake Assist System, Q4 All-Wheel-Drive system and the newly introduced Torque Vectoring system, which delivers Warning system, Surround View camera, capacitive 8.4" Touch Screen display with brand new rotary control and many other conveniences for the discriminating consumer. Engine-wise, the Levante is equipped with the latest evolution of the Maserati 3-litre V6 engines, which come with two different power outputs: twin-turbo petrol engine and the frugal turbo-diesel.

Dynamic performance The V6 petrol twin turbo engine with the latest GDI technology developed by the Maserati Powertrain (in conjunction with the Ferrari Powertrain development team) is available in two versions with different horsepower: the top of the range 430 hp and the exciting 350 hp. The most powerful Levante S 430 accelerates to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds and has a top speed of 264 km/h. The 350 hp version makes it in 6.0 seconds and has a top speed of 251 km/h, but then, who’s counting? The Levante is also equipped with a commonrail, direct injection turbo-diesel V6 engine with reduced dwell-time injectors. The 3-litre diesel engine is capable of 275 hp and delivers 0-100 km/h in 6.9 seconds and a 230 km/h maximum speed, while keeping the fuel economy as low as 7.2 liters/100 km under the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC).

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No visit to Cyprus can be considered complete without undertaking a religious tour. From Neolithic villages to Roman ruins and medieval castles, the historic sites in Cyprus illustrate the sheer depth and diversity of the history of this island.

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he number of religious sites on the island is legion, having come down from the pagan pre-Christ era to today through various empires and idiosyncratic emperors, each markedly different from the preceding era and giving way to the customs of the succeeding era. Most of them remain unusually well preserved!

Cyprus is a small country, but big in its stories of miracles, visitations, pogroms and visions. Cyprus played an integral part in early Christian History, although the events of the first 400 years are often overlooked. Few people know that Christianity reached Cyprus well before Barnabas and Saul arrived or that both Barnabas and Lazarus are buried on the island. Saul performed his first miracle and received his name Paul in Paphos. Cyprus was visited by the Theotokos, Virgin Mary, who stayed on as a guest of Jesus’ good friend Lazarus, the only man to have lived, died and be buried twice. Her presence was the fount of many stories of deliverance of people stricken with maladies. St. Helena, who had discovered the three crosses of that fateful Friday visited Cyprus by default after her ship was forced aground in a violent storm. She had with her the three Crosses, pieces of

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THE MONASTERY IS HOME TO A P IE C E O F T H E H O LY RO P E W IT H WHICH CHR IST' S H A N D S W E RE T IE D T O T H E C RO S S

which she donated in her visits. She also left behind a part of the blood-stained rope with which Jesus had been tied to the cross, the remains of which you can still find in Timios Stavros Church in Omodos. The rope wrapped around the miraculous Holy and Life-giving Cross. The monastery holds two more crosses, the Cross of the ‘Panaretos’ (the old Cross of Anogyra) and a small cross discovered in the cave over which the monastery is built. This Church is visited by devotees who pray for help in family issues, health and happiness. Kykkos Monastery: The Holy, Royal and Stavropegic Monastery of Kykkos, 20 km west of Pedoulas, Nicosia is the wealthiest and most active monastery in Cyprus. Dedicated to the Virgin of Kykkos, this monastery was founded a millennium ago in the Troödos Mountains. Besides the icon of the Virgin (Theotokos), reputedly painted by Luke the Evangelist, there are more than fifty valuable heirlooms in the church which houses numerous mosaics and frescoes depicting biblical events and miracles and votive offerings attesting to the Virgin’s miracles. People come to the miracle-working Mother of God seeking relief from serious illnesses, personal and family problems.

Cyprus is a small country, but big in its stories of miracles, visitations, pogroms and visions

People from all around the World come to visit Cyprus Churches and Monasteries to be cured from incurable sicknesses and find family happiness and wealth. ■


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BEACHE S

As an island, the coast of Cyprus should be one long set of interconnected beaches. This is true from Ayia Napa to the Akamas along the southern coast, with numerous beaches, each better than the next. Some of the more popular beaches are listed below.

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Konnos Bay:

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The magnificent sands of Konnos Bay appear out of nowhere as you exit the greenery of Cavo Greko, Ayia Napa. This bay, which is considered to be one of the most scenic beaches in Cyprus, is horseshoe shaped with fine golden sand for about 200 metres. It has perfect swimming conditions, especially for children, as there are no waves at all. Many different types of watersports can be found here as well. Whether you’re gazing out at the dazzling view, lazing on the sand or enjoying a cool drink at the hillside cafe that looks out to sea, this picturesque Blue Flag stunner is unforgettable.

Mackenzie beach, just off Larnaca bay, is a kilometre-long flat beach, eminently suitable for families with children. This Blue Flag beach is usually calm, given its sheltered position, with its shelf dropping below waist height after some 50 metres. Water sports include jet skis, speed boats, water skiing and windsurfing. Diving is also possible at the Zenobia shipwreck. Bikini clad fashionistas sipping on mojitos and tapping their feet to house beats intermingle with a horde of muscular young men sipping on their frappes at the restaurants, including fish tavernas, in the area.

Ayios Ermogenis Beach: The Blue Flag

Coral Bay: Coral Bay,

Nissi Beach is a prominent beach in the province of Ayia Napa, but belongs to Famagusta district. The beach stretches out 500 metres with crystal clear water, which is surprisingly shallow, reaching only waist height. The water sports best suited to this beach are windsurfing, pedal boating, water-skiing, paragliding, ringo rides and banana boats. In the Ayia Napa tradition, Nissi beach is a very popular attraction for the younger generation, and beach parties with music programmes run throughout summer. Weekends see beach and foam parties with loud music and famous DJ’s.

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beach of Ayios Ermogenis, also known as the Kourion beach, is located in the Erimi area of Limassol facing the 4th Century AD chapel of Ayios Ermogenis. It is a very large organised beach and with many cafeterias and restaurants. Sit and laze or enjoy your coffee or snacks while watching the magical blue landscape of the Medierranean, which, when merged with the blue sky at the horizon, creates a fabulous sight.

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6 km north of Paphos, is a small bay with golden sand and rather shallow waters. It is a gorgeous family-friendly choice. The shallow and gentle wavy water beckons kids; their parents and other adults can stretch out under a beach umbrella and anyone and everyone –teenagers, families and young couples – can create their space on the popular strip.

Paramali Beach (Main picture), Limassol is a two-km beach, the southern half of which falls in the British Overseas Territory of Akrotiri. It offers sun and sand for the tan types to laze on, as well as scope for the active types who love to hit the waves. One of the few beaches where the winds pick up and the waves get rough, it lives up to its standing as one of the best kitesurfing beaches on the island. ■


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Traditional Italian Delights Cos’ Altro means ‘Something else’ in Italian, and that’s exactly what it is. An authentic Italian restaurant in the heart of the Limassol tourist area, but secluded within the confines of The Royal Apollonia. The Cos’altro offers the traditional decor of a trattoria complete with Roman archways, handpainted tiles and a spacious terrace overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.

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The evening menu blends locallysourced produce and expert culinary know-how to produce mouth-watering Italian dishes. Dinner will find you in a dilemma in choosing from an eclectic assortment of fresh-from-the-market produce crafted by culinary experts to create irresistible Italian dishes. ■


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Authentic and Delicious Asian Cuisine

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The Akakiko Japanese restaurant is specifically located to offer panoramic views of the sea, afforded by the covered patio and blending elegantly with the minimalistic decor creating a welcoming and intimate atmosphere, so essential to enjoying a veritable wholesome feast.

grilled, but also served raw as sashimi or in sushi. Maki consists of layers of raw or cooked fish or shellfish, vegetables and vinegar rice on a sheet of dried sea kelp rolled into a cylinder then cut into pieces. Seafood and vegetables are also deep-fried in a light batter as tempura.

Our Japanese restaurant is extremely popular in Limassol and combines authentic and delicious Asian cuisine, top quality service and value for money. Washoku, the traditional cuisine of Japan is based on rice with soup and other dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal ingredients. This is equally true of Asian cuisine, where rice is a staple ingredient. Side dishes consist of fish, pickled vegetables, and vegetables cooked in broth. Fish is plentiful, often

At the Akakiko, enjoy easy Japanese dining, high quality healthy food and a serene Asian ambience. Choose from freshly prepared sushi, sashimi and maki, tasty hot dishes including sweet and sour duck, dim sum, tempura or lemon chicken. Order beautifully presented take-away or delivery food, or dine in with a view overlooking the show kitchen or the warm inviting waters of the Mediterranean Sea. â–


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Indulge in Local Cuisine at Dionysos Restaurant Cypriot cuisine is closely related to and takes its ingredients and flavors from signature Mediterranean and International cuisine. The Dionysos, our main restaurant, presents a wide ranging food so that you can enjoy colourful and generous buffet meals, live cooking, Greek and predominantly local culinary delights besides international specialties. Each night there is a different dinner theme, so alongside the local dishes

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you could have Greek, Italian, Mexican and other International dishes. Ambience adds that extra zing to the menu; the restaurant leads onto a large sunny terrace with panoramic sea views that create a wonderfully relaxing setting that whets the appetite. The Dionysos is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner and you will see a huge variety of fresh, beautifully presented dishes every day. ■


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The typical Cypriot cuisine, with its multi-faceted history, is incredibly diverse. It is often touted as similar to Greek food, but it does have its own persona, and consists of appetizers, main dishes along with delicacies and salads, followed by dessert. Then there is the traditional Cypriot coffee and other beverages brewed on the island. Nothing stops the diner from partaking of alcoholic beverages before eating! Soups are also available on demand.

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There are over 1,400 recipes for Cypriot soups. Poultry fans can ask for an Avgolemono Egg & Lemon Soup, a classic Greek style soup with tender chicken, orzo (rice) pasta and a delicious bright lemon flavour. The Greek Avgolemono Egg-Lemon Avgolemono Soup is somewhat similar, except Egg & Lemon Soup that in the Cypriot style, chicken broth is thickened with the orzo and kept overnight. Literally translated, avgolemono means egg-lemon. While there are many variations for Avgolemono soup with beef and fish as the base, the chicken version is most popular. You could also opt for the Lamb Meatballs in Avgolemono Sauce or turkey in place of lamb, or even barley and vegetables, in the Chicken Avgolemono with Vegetables and Kritharaki.

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Appetizers The choice of appetizers is unlimited. You could opt for Tzatziki (yogurt with garlic, cucumber, olive oil and a little pepper), Taramosalata (caviar or fish roe, pureed potatoes with olive oil, parsley, lemon juice and onion), Tahini (crushed sesame seeds with olive oil, lemon and garlic), Haloumi

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or Hummus (chickpeas and tahini). You could go for cold assorted Mediterranean cheeses, with a platter of Mediterranean sausages like Chorizo​​, Salchichon, or Gorgonzola. A carpaccio of Salmon, i.e., salmon fillet with a pesto sauce, frisеe salad, lemon, capers, olive oil whets the appetite, as does the beef tongue ‘Galataria’, using horseradish sauce to tickle the nostrils.

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Hot appetizers could include a traditional Cyprus Halloumi grill, i.e., grilled Halloumi cheese with tomato concasse and balsamic vinegar; another traditional Cyprus Dolmades, i.e., cabbage or vine/grape leaves stuffed with minced pork, rice and tomato, with light cheese dressing; Mussels Skhara, broiled half kiwi mussels with olive oil and lemon juice; Khtenya, scallops with blanched asparagus and cream pepper sauce or Feta Saganaki, roasted Feta cheese with sesame crust, on chili thyme honey. A look at delicacies would reveal the island’s passion for Lountza (smoked pork loin), Tsamarella (dried goat meat in coriander seeds and wine), Chiromeri (pork meat in wine and smoked) and Zalatina (gelatine and boiled pork).

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Salads A village salad is the focal point of the Mediterranean Diet. It has vegetables, tomatoes, cucumber, peppers, onion, protein from the feta and olives and olive oil, which is the main fat used. All these Hellenic Republic’s ingredients make a delicious Cypriot Grain Salad salad and provide us with lots of vitamins and other necessary nutrients. The olive oil helps to lower cholesterol (LDL) and its antioxidant properties is a shield against heart attacks. In antiquity, olive oil was used to cure muscular pains and skin disceases. On the other hand tomatoes are also a good source of antioxidants and lycopene and the onion is a good source of flavinoids, which again helps to raise the good cholesterol (HDL) and prevent cardiovascular disease.

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Hellenic Republic’s Cypriot Grain Salad is the most popular pick by far and a delicious nutty, grainy salad. It uses Freekah, a A village salad is the focal point nutritious grain made from of the Mediterranean Diet roasted green wheat grains. You can substitute whole wheat, cracked wheat or quinoa if you wish. Bite on the toasted slivered almonds and pine nuts, the baby capers, currants, deseeded pomegranate laced with thick Greek yoghurt and honey. It can accompany any meal but if you want to eat something light, it can also be a healthy meal on its own. If you want something different, try a Horiatiki salad.

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Greek meal. In Cyprus, the salad has more ingredients such as fresh coriander, which is not available in Greece, lettuce and rocket (Arugula) plus the other usual ingredients. A salad is always on the Cypriot table. Years ago tomatoes were only available during summer but now they are available all year around and you can enjoy this salad any time you like. This salad can also accompany any meal. If you wish to eat light, this salad is a sound meal in itself.

chicken cooked on a skewer, garnished with oregano, salt and lemon)

Main courses For the main course, certain dishes are very popular. These are Soulva (lamb, pork, chicken cooked on a skewer, garnished with oregano, salt and lemon), Souvlaki (same as souvla but smaller pieces , placed in a pitta bread with salad and tzatziki), Stifado (beef or rabbit stew with wine, vinegar, onions and spices), Moussaka (baked lamb and eggplant covered with bechamel sauce), Kleftiko (lamb cooked for around 24 hours in a clay oven with lemon juice, and cinnamon), Loukanika (pork sausages soaked in red wine, seasoned with coriander and pepper) and Yemista (stuffed vegetables such as: peppers, tomatoes, onions, courgettes, aubergines or stuffed courgette petals).

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Other popular main dishes are mussels, pan roasted mussels with white wine, fennel and onion, flavoured with the aniseflavoured Ouzo; Sea rose, roasted salmon with salamoura dressing, served with potato croquettes and lemon; Octopus Pyrgos, caramelised octopus with Cypriot Commandaria wine and shallots, served with grilled vegetables; the traditional Cyprus Tavas, tender cubes of lamb Lamb Yuvetsi stewed traditionally with potatoes, tomatoes and cumin, served with salad and pourgouri pilaf; Lamb Yuvetsi, another traditional Cyprus dish of grilled lamb stew with orzo pasta and fresh herbs, served with tzatziki; Straccetti al gorgonzola, fillet of beef with cream sauce and served with new potatoes; the original Cyprus sea and freshwater food served in a pan dish, the Paella Marinera, with grilled hake, fillet of salmon, tiger prawns, kiwi mussels, squid, vegetables and rice.

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If one were to decide on the most typical dishes made in Cyprus, the following would feature: Kebab sheftalia, resembling small meatballs of minced lamb or pork (or both), but much more tasty; Stuffed vine leaves koupepia, stuffed with rice or minced meat, ideally lamb or pork; Pork afelia, small pieces of lean pork marinated in wine, cumin, cinnamon and dry coriander, cooked on low heat and served with cooked rice; Stewed escargot, a favourite dish on the island of Aphrodite.

of almond, date, apricot, cherry, quince or grapes; Kourabiedes, small almond cakes coated in icing sugar; Melomakarona, honey cakes; Finikia, walnut cakes; Loukoumades, very sweet, small, Cyprus style doughnuts with honey, Kadeifi, Baklava and Galatopureko, very rich, sweet cakes made with honey.

Beverages Cyprus coffee is unique and unlike coffee served in Europe. Cyprus coffee is brewed, using fresh coffee beans from Brazil, in small, long handled pots, called mbrikia and traditionally made of copper. It is called glikis if sweet, metrios if medium and sketos if unsweetened. The mbrikia is heated till the coffee comes to a boil; it is decanted into small cups and Kourabiedes customarily offered with a glass of cold water. Alcoholic drinks served are Commandaria wine, sweet dessert wine made from grapes; Zivania spirit, a potent distillate of grapes; Ouzo produced by double distillation of selected dry wines, together with seeds of anise and Cyprus high quality light beer. ■

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FR O M T HE C HE F

GREETINGS My name is Kyriacos Soteriou and I am the executive chef of Louis Hotels in Cyprus.

My aim as executive chef is to constantly upgrade and improve the quality of the food served through motivated diligence. I strongly believe that cooking is a source of inspiration and passion as well as an innate need to create and enjoy. It is a special love expressed as a unique effervescent property that makes you want to keep experimenting and learning. All of this love and passion is met at the restaurants of the Royal Apollonia. My secret is my passion for what I do, the simplicity of my recipes, the freshness of the produce and excellent performance when cooking. Finally, all recipes are carefully selected and prepared wisely and, most importantly, cooked with love.

Thank you and bon appetit Kyriacos Soteriou

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heep and goats, which deliver thick milk, were the only available sources of milk in Cyprus until the 1950s, when dairy cows were first imported by the British. Cows produce much more milk per head and this is thinner and cheaper than milk from sheep and goats. Today, cows produce 75% of all milk in Cyprus, some of which is also used to make Halloumi. Halloumi is very popular globally, and accounts for more than 95% of the Cyprus cheese industry’s exports. Traditional halloumi is white, has a semicircular shape, about the size of a large wallet, weighing 250± 20 g and is made from unpasteurised milk.

About 15,000 tonnes of sheep/goat milk and 35,000 tonnes of cow’s milk are used to make about 6,500 tonnes of Halloumi every year. It has a high melting point and so can easily be fried or grilled. Its mild salty flavour goes well with saganaki, salads, grills and barbeques and it retains its firm texture even when cooked. Foodies add it to salads or serve it with vegetables, with chopped mint sprigs for that unique flavour.

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heating and culling process is used to skim small crumbly curds off the surface using a slotted spoon or a colander. Anari cheese is rich in protein and is often used fresh as a dessert along with Carob Syrup or honey and walnuts. Kefalotiri is a long matured cheese with a soft crumbly texture. Hard and salty, it is produced at the start of the new season, ensuring that the milk used in the cheese making process is taken after the lambs are weaned. It is produced from pasteurised sheep and goat milk. This cheese has a smooth, dry, yellowish rind and a cylindrical shape and its body shows eyeholes. Pafitiko is a ripened cheese very similar in colour and taste to Kefalotiri but its production is limited to the Paphos area, usually made by the farming families or local small cheese makers. Made from sheep and goat milk, the cheese has a pale straw yellow colour and a cylindrical shape but it is smaller in size than kefalotiri. ■


CYPRUS WINE TASTING

Cyprus is currently renowned for the various wines it produces, but few people know that Cyprus has been producing wine since at least 3000 BCE and may well have been the cradle of wine development in the entire Mediterranean basin and other countries of mainland Europe. The 60-year long devastation of vineyards in mainland Europe in the late 19th–early 20th century saw production and export of wines from Cyprus increase by leaps and bounds. Britain was consuming 13.6 million litres of Cyprus wines, half the island's production, mostly as sweet sherry. A trip to wine villages is fascinating, finding and getting to know regional wineries, while sampling wine in journeys along the ‘Wine Routes’ of Cyprus. Cyprus produces 37,500 tons of wine a year! Try the proven wine routes and taste wines from the traditional varieties of Mavro (for red and rosé wines) and the white grape Xynisteri, plus the globally unique Commandaria to well−known varieties, such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. Other regions invite you to sample the rare, more pungent, higher acidity varieties like Maratheftiko, Lefcada and Ofthalmo. Foreign varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Carignan Noir, Mataro, Chardonnay, even Semillon are used for blending with Mavro or Xynisteri. Some of these clearly show their provenance, but if you drink Cyprus wine, you have the taste of Cyprus in your glass. ■

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⇢ Superior Room (26 m2) These elegant superior rooms offer a fresh modern interior and a private balcony with either a sea or an inland view. Enjoy top-notch amenities and world-class service during your stay in Limassol.

⇢ Deluxe Spa Room (26m2) For a couple that likes to spread out, indoors and on the veranda, this room offers an additional touch of luxury: the remarkably large furnished balcony features a private outdoor Jacuzzi and generous sunbathing space, ceramic floors throughout and the option to accommodate a third person.

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⇢ Junior Suite (36m2) The generous layout of these 2-room suites incorporates a bedroom with full bathroom, and a lounge area with a king-size bed. For privacy, sliding partition doors separate the two rooms that both open onto a private balcony.

⇢ Honeymoon Suite (47m2) Lavish elegance and plush carpeting across this 2-room suite ensures romantic comfort for two. The separate bedroom features a king-size bed and full bathroom with twin basins, Jacuzzi bath, luxury toiletries and amenities. The open-plan living area includes a lounge suite and dining table. Both rooms lead to a private balcony with stunning panoramic sea views.

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⇢ Executive Suite (56m2) Elegant style and space is the signature of this exclusive two-room sea view accommodation. The separate bedroom features a king size bed with full Jacuzzi bathroom, while the lounge area has its own second bathroom with spa shower. For complete privacy, interconnecting room doors separate the two areas, while both lead to a private balcony with panoramic views.

⇢ Deluxe Suite (62m2) Deluxe comfort is the theme of the hotel’s most spacious suites, with two interconnected and carpeted rooms. The main bedroom with an inland view features a Jacuzzi bath with a separate rain shower cubicle, while the open-plan lounge provides a dining table as well as its own bathroom with a walk-in rain shower. A second bedroom connects via a door to a larger room, offering increased living space with full sea view.

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• 62 International awards in the fledgling years of our journey • 2016: Nine awards for the nine wines sent to Decanter World Wine Awards competition. • 2015: Eight awards for the nine wines sent to AWC Vienna Wine Competition. • 2014: Won the only two European Innovation programs in the wine making sector. • Unique Cyprus grape varieties: Maratheftiko, Lefkada, Xynisteri. • New winery innovatively designed to work with gravity 100% and to be environmentally friendly in order to minimize Carbon Footprint. Construction expected to start after harvest period of 2016.

Cyprus was the first Mediterranean country to produce and export wine, over five millennia ago. The ship of Kyrenia was used in antiquity to transport the famous Cypriot wine overseas. We, at Makkas Winery, show our respect and reverence to our winemaking ancestors by using the image of that ship as our logo, an inherent promise of quality. Makkas Winery, established only nine years ago, has already reached the top bracket, a reflection of acceptance of our wines both in Cyprus and abroad. The sky is our horizon. Makkas has a long family tradition in winemaking that goes back generations; today, Makkas exports to five countries. Based on professional assessment, at equivalent brand quality, our prices are about 60% less than that of wineries in other countries. Our vision is pellucid: Uplift Cypriot wines to the position they deserve. You are welcome to a wine tasting tour of Makkas Winery anytime, any day.

Get to know our wines

Variety: Makkas Maratheftiko. 1st vintage: 2009, aged in acacia and French oak barrels for 12 months. Native to Cyprus, the Maratheftiko is one of Makkas’ youngest projects from the vineyards situated in highest area viticulture in Paphos Area (Vouni Panagias and Statos - Agios Fotios village). It offers an excellent wine with great body, intense colour and a pleasant bouquet. Tasting Notes: Full body with good tannins. Aromas of Morrelo and green pepper with flavours of chocolate. Food Matches: Traditional Cyprus cuisine (like smoked pork), red meat dishes (like lamb or rabbit with sauce) and aged cheeses.

MAKKAS WINERY Agiou Ioanni 11 2574 Sia, Lefkosia, Cyprus Tel: +357 77772221 +357 22465364 info@makkaswinery.com.cy www.makkaswinery.com.cy


PA R T Y

Cyprus is one island that promises a lot and delivers! And that includes night life. The huge range includes stylish cafes and bars, pubs, jet set beach clubs, chic lounges, music bars and pulsating dance clubs. Relax, chill, or dance the night away, and get ready to have the time of your life! The cities that figure prominently are Ayia Napa, Limassol and Larnaca.

Night life Limassol

Some of the better known places in Limassol for a great late evening are in its Tourist Area. The more lavish nightspots are located in old town Limassol with a huge variety of Cafes, Bars and Clubs offering live music as well as famous DJs.

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Guaba Beach Bar accommodates people from all over the world wearing only bikinis! Guaba is famous for its free parties on Sunday afternoons in summer, overrun by mud-caked tanned bodies. One of the most popular beach bars around, its evolution from a tiny kiosk during the ‘90s to a crowded and noisy 2500-capacity club is barely accepted by the rather laid back local residents. Located slap bang in the middle of Limassol’s tourist area, Rumours Bar has toiled hard to earn its reputation as one of Cyprus’ favourite coastal bars since it its opening in 2000. With its cool decor and welcoming feel, the bar offers you a chilled out atmosphere all day long, but comes alive at night as both resident and guest DJs rock the house with their incredible music and rhythms. Breeze Group’s BedRoom, Day n’ Night is a lifestyle concept, starting from 10 am, offering aromatic iced coffees, refreshing fruit platters, delicious healthy meals and signature

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cocktails. After 7 pm the scenery changes to the dinner and party cult mode in place to rule the night, with Resident DJ’s mixing the coolest hits of the latest in music. Using a giant Jacuzzi infinity pool with an amazing view of the horizon, it is accoutered as an atmospheric outdoor bedroom.


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As for Larnaca, The Preserve Lounge Bar on the historic Ermou Street throbs with energy and bouncy vibes. Blue Martini Club or Ammos Beach Bar on Mackenzie Beach offers the perfect summer nightlife; don’t miss Blue Martini’s Greek Nights every Sunday. The Burlesque comes to life at night, combining good music along with original, colorful cocktails from every corner of the earth. The Caramel Disco Club is another great place to party all night.

Ayia Napa Ayia Napa has some of the best night life in Europe. With a wide choice of clubs and over 80 bars, there truly is something for everyone in Ayia Napa. Most of the bars around the main square and strip in Ayia Napa open at around 8 pm but get busy much later. The bars on and around the main square in Ayia Napa start to fill up around 11 pm and this is where the music is loud, and the atmosphere electric. The clubs open at around 1 am. There is no dress code in Ayia Napa, so you will see a massive range of styles and clothing choices including fancy dress.

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Expect dancing on the bars, lots of exposed flesh and plenty of flirting. Ayia Napa is a sexy place in the summer and the hours of midnight until 4 am is when things get hot. People spill out of bars all over the centre of Ayia Napa turning the streets into one big party. In fact, Ayia Napa is one the prime places to see in Cyprus, extending well into the next day!

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The Ammos lounge bar, beach bar, restaurant and party location — all facing the East Mediterranean Sea — invite you to a relaxing stay enjoying a variety of cocktails and modern cuisine, blending tasteful dishes from all over the world for a unique gourmet experience. Combined with astonishing events, Ammos beach bar clearly represents one of the most intriguing locations you can find in all of Cyprus.

Castle Club is the largest club in Cyprus. It has been shaping the nightlife of Ayia Napa for 23 years and continues to innovate each year. It has been voted in the top 100 clubs in the world by DJ Mag for the last six years. With something to suit all tastes, Castle Club boasts three rooms of music, each with own unique atmosphere and music policy. In addition, there is an open air terrace and an elevated VIP lounge. With a total of 14 Bars and nine resident DJ’s, Castle Club ensures quality and class seven days a week through summer. World famous DJ’s and artists appear regularly including Alex Kidd and Judge Jules. Since inception, Soho Club has set the standard for style and luxury not only in Ayia Napa but across Cyprus. Spaced over three different levels, each of which provides its own panache, it serves a wide and impressive selection of drinks, including cocktails. ■

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Lounge Bar during the day and famous DJ club at night Excellent shisha service and delectable cocktail concoctions for an unforgettable experience State-of-the-art lighting and sound technology Super cool interior dĂŠcor and ambience Local and famous guest DJs rock the house with reverberating music Specially invited live bands on singular occasions

Rumours Bar Limassol located in the Prime Location and just few steps away from Royal Apollonia hotel. Open for an Exquisite Dinner and a Fun Night. 89 Georgiou A’, Mairoza Complex, Block B, Shop 14-17, 4047 rumourscy.com FB: RumoursBar 99 457541 / 99 319955


V I LL A GE S

Cyprus is blessed with natural and man-made beauty with a profound historical heritage. Its unique natural environment is complemented by its traditional villages which give it a special character. The island’s topography lends itself to innumerable villages tucked away in nooks and crannies in the hinterland.

Lefkara: Some 34 km southwest

Omodos: A picturesque village,

Platres: The village of Platres

Kakopetria: 55 kilometers southwest

Pedoulas: Surrounded by verdant

of Larnaca, Lefkara village is famous for its lace, ‘Lefkaritika.’ Leonardo Da Vinci reportedly bought lace here in 1481 for an altar cloth in Milan Cathedral. Lefkara lace is handmade from Irish Linen by local women, often seated in their doorways practising their trade. Intricately designed Lefkaritika is the main source of income for the skilful female weaver — the kentitria — and its male merchant — the kentitaris. Lefkara is a great summer spot given its low humidity and mild temperatures.

Omodos is 42 km from Limassol in the geographical zone of winemaking villages. The large plaza in front of the Monastery of the Holy Cross (Timios Stavros Monastery), the medieval winepress, the narrow alleys, and the stone-made houses lend a special aura to the village at an altitude of 810 m. Omodos is renowned for its superb grapes, tasty wines, zivania a strong alcoholic beverage and many Must-based delicacies like soutzoukos, palouze, etc. The Monastery houses a piece of the bloodstained Holy Rope, used to tie Jesus to the cross at Golgotha.

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is a very old part of the Limassol district. The 1200 m high Platres has 250 permanent inhabitants, mostly occupied in the tourism industry. Kalidonia and Millomeris Waterfalls, located close to Platres, are among the highest running waterfalls in Cyprus, falling from 12 and 15 m respectively. The Platres Herb Festival takes place at this village annually, demonstrating the healthy properties of the abundant Cypriot herbs (674 different species).

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of Nicosia, Kakopetria village in the Troödos range is split down either side of Troödos Valley along the Kargotis and Garillis rivers. At 667 m, it is the highest village in Solea Valley. The village centre features tavernas or local restaurants. It also has numerous hotels, restaurants and night clubs. Kakopetria, with its healthy climate, picturesque landscape, wonderful natural environment and proximity to Nicosia and Limassol, attracts rich families for summer vacations.

greenery, the village of Pedoulas lies in the Marathasa valley on the Troödos mountain, at an altitude of 1100 m. This valley is known for its splendid cherries. Equidistant from Nicosia and Limassol, it is close to Mount Olympus, Cyprus’ tallest peak. Pedoulas has been the pioneer of tourism even in the 19th century, given that hotel tourism developed only in the 20th century. In 1945, Pedoulas’ economy started to prosper, making it the cultural and commercial centre of the 14 villages that form Marathasa Valley.


V I LLAGE S Prodromos: Named after John

Pegeia: Pegeia (Peyia) is a large

Yialia: 9 km northeast of Polis, Yialia

Kalopanagiotis: Located 3 km north

Laneia: Laneia is a village at the foot

Zygi: Zygi village, the only one in

the Baptist, and part of Limassol district, Prodromos is the highest village in Cyprus at 1,380 m. It is the island’s main centre for winter sport, with three ski slopes located on nearby Mount Olympus. Its beautiful landscape, cool healthy climate and tranquil environment attract many Cypriots who rent houses in summer. Various species of deciduous fruit trees (apple, cherry, plum, pear and peach) are cultivated and the village is particularly famous for its apples.

of Moutoullas, Kalopanagiotis village lies in the evergreen valley of Setrachos river on the northern slopes of the Troödos range in Nicosia District. It is one of the fourteen villages of the Marathasa area. Some 70 km away from Nicosia and Limassol, this picturesque traditional village has many historical religious sites like the churches of St Marina and Panayia Theotokos, the chapels of Saints Andronikos, Athanasia, Sergios and Kyriakos among others. The monastery of St John Lampadisitis and the Kykkos watermill are notable Byzantine monuments.

village in the Paphos District of Cyprus on its south western tip. The Municipality of Pegeia governs the area from Akamas Peninsula to the edges of Paphos. Paphos is only 15 min by road and Coral Bay resort a few min further. Pegeia is now a vibrant large village, whose people are a mix of many nationalities: Cypriots, expats, even Chinese! Its hillside location offers views of Coral Bay and Paphos. With beaches close by, Pegeia is a good choice for holidaymakers looking for quality, culture and value for money.

of Mount Troödos, about 26 km from Limassol. It is one of the country’s main wine producing villages. Laneia may have got its name from Lana, daughter of the Greek god of wine, Dionysus, indicative of the village’s bent towards winemaking. The village is well known for the high quality of its grapes and wines. Apart from wine, the locals also produce olive oil. Laneia has retained an ancient Linos circular stone olive press next to its church. This church, dedicated to St. Mary, hosts the Icon of Saint Mary of Valanas.

village occupies a segment of the most picturesque coastal road in Cyprus from Pomos to Latchi. Part of the village is actually within Paphos Forest. This area abounds with scenery of breath-taking beauty where steep tree lined mountains plunge in the Mediterranean with only a handsome strip of beach to divide the two. The village has 120 inhabitants and 50 vacant houses used solely for weekends or holidays by tourists. The two main attractions of the village are a 9th century Georgian Monastery and a renovated watermill.

Cyprus built on a beach lies roughly in-between the three big cities of Nicosia, Limassol, and Larnaca. Zygi traditionally exported Locust beans. The existing village was built in the early years of the British domination. They built storehouses for the beans, to facilitate its export. The large stonemade, locust-bean storehouses of that era, as well as the dock for loading the ships, still exist today. Zygi has now started developing into a beachfront complex and a professional fisherman’s village. ■

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Paphos Paphos is a coastal city in southwest Cyprus and the capital of Paphos District. It lies on the Mediterranean coast, about 50 km west of Limassol. Paphos International Airport is the country’s second-largest airport. Paphos enjoys a subtropical-Mediterranean climate, with the mildest temperatures on the island and has been selected as a European Capital of Culture for 2017. The resort town has a charming fishing harbour at the fort, lined with open-air cafés and taverns that serve a tempting menu of seafood.

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Paphos was the capital city of Cyprus under Alexander the Great’s successors in the Greco-Roman era. A busy, thriving port, it was the island’s first city for over seven centuries. Paphos, however, lost out as an administrative centre after the founding of Nicosia. The city and its port declined throughout the Middle Ages and Ottoman Rule, as Nicosia and coastal Larnaca gained in importance. The city and district continued to lose people through the ages and many of its inhabitants moved to Limassol, Nicosia or overseas and remained underdeveloped until 1974.

home to an attractive fishing harbour. Ktima is the main residential district while Lower Paphos, by the sea, is built around the medieval port, housing most of the luxury hotels and the entertainment infrastructure of the city.

The 1970s saw European consolidation, which also filtered down to Cyprus. Paphos was the first area to be revitalised. The government focussed on irrigation and water distribution works, road infrastructure and on creating Paphos International Airport. In the 1990s, Coral Bay Resort was further developed and in the 2000s, the Aphrodite Hills resort was developed.

(Petra tou Romiou) is on the south coast of the island, on a beautiful beach, where Aphrodite, the goddess of beauty and love, emerged from the sea. The Rock is a massive chunk of stone that marks the spot and has many legends connected to it; her birthplace was a place of pilgrimage for the entire Hellenic world.

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History: Archaeologists believe that Upper Paphos was inhabited since the Neolithic period. It was a centre of the cult of Aphrodite and of pre-Hellenic fertility deities. Aphrodite’s mythical birthplace was on this island, where her temple was erected by the Myceneans in the 12th century BC.

Tourist Sites: Aphrodite’s Rock

Paphos is part of UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage List, given its unique history. Its treasures include

the remarkably well preserved mosaics in the Houses of Dionysus, Theseus and Aion. The Church of St. Paul houses the Pillar to which St. Paul was allegedly tied and whipped on the orders of the Sorcerer Elymas, for which act Saul blinded him using the power of God. The ancient Odeon Theatre, the Byzantine and the Archaeological Museums are located here.

Baths of Aphrodite: 48 km north of Paphos lies an area of awesome beauty associated with the goddess Aphrodite. She used to bathe in the pool of the nearby natural grotto, shaded by a fig tree. An 8 km walkway from the Baths takes you through unspoilt nature to Fontana Amorosa at the tip of the Akamas Peninsula.

Tombs of the Kings: The site known

as the Tombs of the Kings, two km northwest of Paphos harbour, was the final resting place of about 100 Ptolemaic aristocrats who lived and died in the city between 3 BC and 3 AD. No monarchs are buried here. The tombs are impressive, carved out of solid rock, some featuring Doric pillars and frescoed walls. ■


Venus Rock Golf Resort — The birthplace of a new luxury

Aristo Developers:

At the Cutting Edge in Cyprus

12,000

SATISFIED HOME-OWNERS

Having delivered a strong infrastructure throughout Cyprus and Greece for more than thirty years, Aristo Developers services are clearly built on the cornerstones of quality and commitment. Their successful performance in this sector is supported by an extensive client base of 12,000 satisfied home-owners. With more than 250 island wide developments, and 32 new projects currently in the market, Aristo Developers continues to seek out the finest locations across Cyprus to develop an impressive range of unique freehold properties. Aristo Developers has also been a pioneering force behind large-scale investments. They’ve developed two 18-hole signature championship golf courses, waterparks, tour operators and educational institutions. The “Kings Avenue Mall” — ​is the largest and most contemporary shopping mall on the island of Cyprus.

Aristo Developers prides itself on being one of the leading construction and development companies in Cyprus. Founded in the early 1980’s by Theodoros Aristodemou, Aristo Developers is today the largest landowner on the island boasting a significant share of the holiday home market. The highly skilled and experienced team at Aristo Developers is renowned for being at the cutting edge of all aspects of property investment and development. Extensive projects include benchmark setting and award winning developments, earning an international “Class ‘A’ Builders” reputation for excellence. The Venus Rock Resort is set to become one of Europe’s largest luxury beach-front residential developments. This premier resort will be home to some 3,000 properties, and will emerge as a vibrant and exclusive community, providing residents with facilities and services second to none. Unique, peaceful, winding through dramatic settings and a cliff backdrop with views to the ocean — ​one current (and another upcoming) 18-hole golf course lies at the heart of its location, designed by four time Ryder Cup captain, winner of the British Open and US Open, Tony Jacklin. For those seeking to unwind after a challenging round of golf, the immaculate state-of-the-art clubhouse and conference facilities, provides the perfect backdrop

for the ultimate gastronomic experience. The family-friendly restaurant at the Secret Valley clubhouse offers an eclectic Mediterranean menu in a warm, welcoming casual setting. Enjoy delicious clubhouse and “local style” fare while taking in spectacular views of the tree-lined golf course. The bar and restaurant is perfect for preor post-golf activities. Secret Valley is already one of the most desirable locations in the Pafos area, in terms of lifestyle and property investment. Perched on the hills surrounding the golf course, Aristo Developers has created a village of luxury golf residences, boasting breathtaking mountain or sea views. ■

Cyprus Head Office: +357 26 841 800 Cyprus CALL FREE: 8000 2747 E-mail: info@aristodevelopers.com www.aristodevelopers.com

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No wedding is too small or too large for The Royal Apollonia

Experience the wonders of a seafront wedding ceremony, cocktail or gala dinner in true Mediterranean style. Civil ceremonies can take place overlooking the beach, specially decorated with one of our signature themes. Romantic accommodation for newlyweds features thoughtful details, luxurious comfort and stunning views of the endless Mediterranean blue. True to the blue element, the wedding banquet can be served outdoor with a stunning sea view. Our experienced chefs offer menu suggestions that can be tailored to taste. Louis Hotels' food and beverage team are ready to help at every stage of the process, from planning to decor and entertainment.

The extensive variety and high standard of our food and service will never fail to impress. We can provide music to suit all tastes. For all kinds of flower arrangements, our Executive Housekeeper is at hand to help create a floral fiesta with expert florists. Professional photographers are also available to encapsulate this very special day for you. â–

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Fun for all

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Experience has shown that to enjoy Cyprus to the fullest requires a lot of time, including a winter break to go snowballing in the upper ranges of the nation. If time is at a premium, a week-long vacation in spring, early summer or autumn would be adequate to maximise pleasure. If you do not have that much time to enjoy what Cyprus has on offer, you will then witness only a microcosm of a world full of fun and revelry. Each region has its own singularities, but on a small island, regions are a relative stone’s throw apart. That said, at least you would have got a lingering impression of what could have been!

Beach Strolls Irrespective of where you are staying, there will be a prominent beach in the vicinity, giving you the chance for a walk by the sea. If in Limassol, you can take a leisurely walk along the large and green recently renovated Molos Park, bordered by palm trees, up to the Marina at the western end and catch a glimpse of the luxury yachts berthed there.

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your family and friends for a daylong outing. Opening at 10 am, the international award winning Fasouri Watermania is conveniently located in the beautiful Fasouri area, fifteen minutes outside Limassol town centre and ten minutes off the Limassol-Paphos highway. The Waterpark is presently the biggest in Cyprus both in size, over 100,000 square metres or 25 acres, and in number of attractions and facilities, with 30 different slides for all ages, three restaurants and six snack bars. Full details can be obtained from www.fasouri-watermania.com


FU N FO R ALL

The five golf courses in Cyprus are: The Aphrodite Hills Golf Club overlooks the birthplace of Aphrodite. It has been described as an award winning strategically demanding championship golf course. www.aphroditehills.com/Aphrodite-hills/resort/ aphrodite-hills-golf-course

The Secret Valley Golf Club is probably the most prestigious golf course in Cyprus, located in the famous area of Petra tou Romiou, the birthplace of Aphrodite. www.secretvalleygolfclub.com

The challenging Elea Golf Course, designed by Sir Nick Faldo, incorporates numerous natural features and boasts stunning views of the shimmering Mediterranean. www.eleaestate.com/en/golf

The Vikla Golf and Country Club near Limassol, laid in 1994, is short of water and is forced to leave its fairways dry. www.vikla4golf.com

Minthis Hills is the oldest golf course in Cyprus, and has recently undergone extensive enhancement. It is a looped course, with each nine returning you to the clubhouse. www.minthishills.com/golf

Golf Golf is a fairly new sport to Cyprus. Yet it offers several challenging, world class golf courses, warm hospitality and practically all year round sunshine. Golf is a relatively new sport to the country. The golf courses on Cyprus are clustered around the popular tourist areas of Paphos, in beautiful verdant valley and hillside locations, so essential to a great round of golf.

Deep Sea Fishing If you plan on a fishing trip, it will be ex Limassol or Larnaca. There are a number companies in both cities that rent out their yachts/boats for a variety of reasons, whether social or commercial. It is up to you to decide why you want to rent a vessel and, if so, within what budget. Allow the captain and his crew to be your guides to the island, the Mediterranean and the pristine beaches to experience the ultimate fishing adventure.

Chartering Yachts

Fishing charters are half-day (three hours) or full day (six hours). Once you’re on board for a full day fishing charter, you will set off for the fishing zone that best suits the conditions of the day and the type of fish you are looking for, like Tuna, Swordfish or Amber Jack. During the journey you’ll be shown how to use the equipment, how to ‘bait up’ and how to use all the safety features on board.

You could also charter yachts, from the luxurious to the sedate, from Larnaca, Latchi, Limassol, Paphos and Ayia Napa. Chartering a yacht is a fantastic way to experience the best of Cyprus’ coastline, beaches, azure waters, vividly colored marine life, national parks or secluded bays; the list is endless. It could be for a private function like a birthday or anniversary, or a party to celebrate the deal struck on the golf course. Day charters and weekend charters are also very popular choices for hen, bachelor and birthday parties.

You will have enough time, if you coast towards the Akamas, to see the renowned panoramic views of that peninsula, stopping off en-route for swimming, or entering the wonderful underwater world with the use of masks and snorkels, if you know how to. The return trip will be so timed that you catch a view of the setting sun shortly before entering home while having an unforgettable sunset dinner. Your Skipper may traditionally play the Harmonica to celebrate the catch of the day.

The charters are for different time frames, from half a day to a full day, a full day and night, a sunset cruise or visiting nearby countries. These definitions vary from company to company, so be sure of what you want and check the charges applicable and additional charges, if any. Chefs, waiters, bartenders, music bands with or without DJs are all either available, or can be made available for a price. That includes a full wedding get up or fireworks display or even an off-shore casino. ■

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Кто такая Афродита? Остров Кипр с древних времен называют прибежищем греческой богини любви и красоты Афродиты. О ее появлении на свет повествует несколько легенд. По одной из них, более ранней, записанной Платоном, богиня родилась из крови оскопленного Урана, которая, попав в море, образовала пену («афрос»), откуда и пошло как имя самой Афродиты («пенорожденная»), так и одно из ее прозвищ — Анадиомена («появляющаяся на поверхности моря»). Более поздние легенды называют Афродиту дочерью Зевса и океаниды Дионы. Т ЕК С Т

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Афродита Урания, или «небесная», была богиней чистой и целомудренной любви в отличие от Афродиты Пандемос — пошлой и доступной покровительницы блудниц. По своему малоазийскому происхождению Афродита Урания близка и даже отождествляется с восточными богинями плодородия: финикийской Астартой, вавилоно-ассирийской Иштар и египетской Исидой. Со временем малоазийские черты Афродиты, сближавшие ее также с богиней-матерью Кибелой, становятся мягче, и архаическая богиня с присущей ей сексуальностью и плодовитостью превращается в кокетливую и нежную Афродиту, занявшую достойное место среди бессмертных богов Олимпа. У Гомера Афродита появляется у берегов Кипра из воздушной морской пены. Вот почему богиню часто называют Киприда, «кипророжденная». По преданию, ее супругом был Гефест — искуснейший мастер и самый некрасивый из всех богов. Любви прекрасной богини добивались многие, в том числе бог морей Посейдон и жестокий и беспощадный бог

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Людмила Папаконстантину войны Арес, который романтически влюбился в самую красивую богиню. О любви Ареса и Афродиты, нарушевшей супружескую верность, и их детях — Эроте и Антероте, Деймосе («ужас»), Фобосе («страх») и Гармонии — часто упоминается в античной литературе. В «Одиссее» описывается, как во время свидания супруг Афродиты Гефест приковал любовников невидимыми сетями к ложу. Освобожденные по просьбе Посейдона, под смех богов, завидовавших счастью Ареса, они немедленно расстались. Арес перенесся во Фракию, а Афродита — на Кипр, в Пафос. Как и другие олимпийские боги, Афродита покровительствовала героям Троянской войны, но ее чары распространялись лишь на сферу любви. Как известно, поводом к войне послужило похищение Елены Прекрасной троянским царевичем Парисом, выступившим в роли судьи в споре, причиной которого стало «яблоко раздора». Во время свадьбы морской богини Фетиды и царя Пелея богиня раздора Эрида бросила на пиршественный стол яблоко с надписью: «Прекраснейшей!». Право обладать яблоком оспаривали три богини: Гера, Афина и Афродита. Зевс, ко-

торого они просили завершить спор, повелел отвести богинь к Парису. Каждая из них стремилась склонить юношу на свою сторону: Гера сулила власть и богатство, Афина — славу храбрейшего воина, а Афродита — самую красивую женщину в жены. Парис отдал яблоко Афродите. И с этого момента богиня становится его ревностной покровительницей. Позже с ее помощью он похищает Елену Прекрасную, жену спартанского царя Минелая. Греки восприняли этот дерзкий поступок как оскорбление,

Легендарное место рождения Афродиты (Петра-ту-Ромиу)


ИС Т О РИЯ Сарацинов камень (передний план) и Камень Афродиты (дальний план). Вид на место рождения Афродиты с возвышенности — Бухта Афродиты в Пафосе (Кипр (дальние валуны))

Афродите принадлежит пояс, в котором заключены любовь, желания, слава обольщения. Этот древний талисман, наделенный магической силой, покорял даже великих богов. Венера (Богиня любви). Римская копия по греческой статуе Афродиты Каллимаха или школы Поликлета конца V в. до н.э. Мрамор.

нанесенное всему народу, и начали поход против Трои. Будучи яростной защитницей троянцев, Афродита постоянно вмешивается в военные события под Троей: она спасает Париса, участвует в сражении и пытается вынести из битвы троянского героя Энея — своего сына от возлюбленного Анхиса. Но богиню преследует Диомед. Энея спасает Аполлон, который также был на стороне троянцев, а раненую Афродиту Арес доставил на Олимп в своей золотой колеснице. Гера и Афина — постоянные соперницы Афродиты — поднимают ее на смех, а Зевс советует ей не заниматься больше военными действиями, а устраивать счастливые браки.

Афродита постоянно приходила на помощь всем влюбленным. В одном из городов Кипра жил царь Пигмалион. Женщины этого города не чтили богиню Афродиту, и она покарала их, превратив в блудниц. Пигмалион не смог найти себе избранницу, отвечавшую его идеалу. Свою мечту он воплотил в статуе, изображавшей прекрасную женщину, которую царь назвал Галатея. Слава о ней прошла по всему Кипру. Скульптор влюбился в свое творение и однажды в храме Афродиты попросил богиню послать ему возлюбленную столь же прекрасную, как и Галатея. Афродита вняла мольбам Пигмалиона и велела Эроту оживить статую. В одном из вариантов этого мифа говорится о том, что богиня, не равнодушная к мужественной красоте Пигмалиона, сама на какое-то время воплотилась в ожившую статую.

Гомер именует богиню «золотая, прекрасновенчанная, сладкоумильная, многозлатая и прекрасноокая».

Но помогая любящим, богиня жестоко преследует тех, кто отвергает любовь: она покарала смертью Ипполита и Нар-

цисса, Пасифае и Мирре внушила противоестественную любовь, а Гипсипиллу и лемносских женщин наделила отвратительным запахом. Отец истории Геродот сообщает о почитании Афродиты Урании в Сирии, в Персии и даже у скифов. Храм Афродиты Урании существовал в Афинах, а одним из самых древних и священных считался ее храм на острове Кифера. Правда, в афинском Акрополе был и храм в честь Афродиты Пандемос. Многочисленные святилища Афродиты разбросаны в различных частях Греции и на островах. Под именем Венеры ей поклонялись в Древнем Риме, где она считалась прародительницей римлян через своего сына — троянского героя Энея. На Кипре признание Афродиты пришло на смену богине плодородия, которая в период поздней бронзы была богиней Бронзы. Доказательством служит маленькая статуэтка богини Плодородия, которая наступает ногой на бронзовый талант. И Бронза, и Афродита отождествлялись в древности с Кипром. У богини было много имен, но самое популярное — Киприс, а затем Урания, Голгия, Пафия, Морфо, Акрэа, Анаса и др.

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Спутником богини был прекрасный Адонис — сын кипрского царя Кинира, а также его дочери Мирры. Разгневавшись на непочтительное отношение царской дочери, Афродита внушает ей страсть к отцу, который, ничего не подозревая, вступает с ней в связь, а затем проклинает ее. Боги превращают несчастную девушку в миртовое дерево, из треснувшего ствола которого рождается ребенок изумительной красоты — Адонис. Позднее юноша становится спутником и возлюбленным Афродиты. Культ Адониса существовал на Кипре и Лесбосе, Финикии, Сирии и Египте. В сирийском городе Библе находилось святилище Адониса, где в его честь проходили оргии. В эпоху эллинизма особой популярностью пользовались Адонии — праздники в его честь, связанные с распространением греко-восточного культа Осириса.

«Венера и Адонис», Тициан, Прадо

«Рождение Венеры», Боттичелли

восстановил заново храм Афродиты в Пафосе, пострадавший во время землетрясения в 15 году до н. э. Посередине храма Афродиты в Пафосе находился предмет конической формы, который изображен на монетах римских императоров. Этот предмет отождествляли с черным коническим камнем, найденным вблизи храма богини. Ученые считают, что он заменял статую Афродиты. Сейчас этот камень находится в музее в Кукля. С появлением на острове христианства Богородицу стали называть именами, имеющими прямое отношение к Афродите — Богородица Афродитисса.

По преданию, храм Афродиты в Пафосе построил спасшийся во время троянского пожара царь аркадийцев Агапинор. Основателем Палепафоса и храма Афродиты древнейшая история считает царя Кинира, выполнявшего функции верховного жреца и прорицателя в храме богини. Палепафос был главным центром поклонения Афродите на Кипре. Храм-оракул Афродиты принес Палепафосу сказочные сокровища. На Кипр поклонение богине пришло из Финикии и, возможно, уже отсюда микенцы перенесли его в свой мир. В финикийском Библе найдена надпись, где указано, что Кинир был основателем храма Афродиты на Кипре. На протяжении веков на Кипре богине Афродите поклонялись все слои

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общества. В Марионе ее чтили как Арсиною (жена Птолемея II Филадельфа отождествлялась с Афродитой). В Китионе почитали Афродиту-Астарту — покровительницу мореплавателей. В Айя-Напе и Карпасие в честь Афродиты-Акреас («крайней») также были сооружены прекрасные храмы. Гимны Гомера называют богиню покровительницей города Саламина. Во времена Птолемеев множество паломников из Греции, Ассирии и Египта каждую весну приезжали в Пафос для участия в жертвоприношениях Афродите. Они посвящались в ее таинства и участвовали в праздничных шествиях. Все императоры Римской империи проявляли большой интерес к святилищу богини. Император Август

Богине любви и красоты посвящено множество произведений искусства, особенно многочисленны скульптурные изображения. До наших дней дошли несколько подлинных статуй работ греческих скульпторов эллинистической эпохи. Самая знаменитая из них — скульптура Праксителя (IV в. до н. э.) Афродита Книдская, послужившая прототипом для многих известных мастеров последующего периода. В живописи XV–XVIII веков особой популярностью пользовались сюжеты, связанные с Адонисом, Аресом, Гефестом, Парисом, а также сцены «Рождение Венеры», «Спящая Венера», «Туалет Венеры». Великолепные картины на эти темы принадлежат Ботичелли, Тициану, Рубенсу, Тинторетто, Веласкесу, Веронезе, Пуссену и других художников. ■


• 62 международные награды за годы нашего существования. • 2016: девять наград из девяти за представленные вина на Decanter World Wine Awards competition. • 2015: восемь наград из девяти за представленные вина на AWC Vienna Wine Competition. • 2014: победа в двух европейских программах инноваций в сфере виноделия. • Уникальные кипрские сорта винограда: Maratheftiko, Lefkada, Xynisteri. • Новая винодельня спроектирована для работы со 100% гравитацией. Производство является экологически чистым, без вредных выбросов в атмосферу. Ожидается, что строительство начнется после сбора урожая 2016 года. Кипр был первой средиземномор-

ской страной производителем и экспортером вина более пяти тысячелетий назад. Судно Кирения использовалось в древности для транспортировки знаменитого кипрского вина за рубеж. Мы в Makkas Winery отдаем дань уважения и почтения предкам, используя образ корабля как наш логотип, который является неотъемлемым атрибутом качества. Makkas Winery, созданный девять лет назад, уже достиг больших высот и получил признание наших вин как на Кипре, так и за рубежом. Небо – это наш горизонт. Cемейные традиции винодельческой cемьи Makkas сохраняются на протяжении несколько поколений. Мы экспортируем вина в пять стран. Наши цены примерно на 60% меньше, чем в других странах, при высоком качестве продукта. Наше видение ясно: вернуть кипрские вина в положение, которого они заслуживают. Приглашаем вас на винные туры с дегустацией на винодельню Makkas в любое время, в любой день.

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Познакомьтесь с нашими винами Разнообразие: Makkas Maratheftiko. 1-й урожай: 2009, выдержанно в акации и французских дубовых бочках в течение 12 месяцев. Уроженец Кипра, Maratheftiko является одним из самых молодых проектов Makkas из виноградников, расположенных в самом высоком месте виноградарства в районе Пафоса (Vouni Panagias and Statos - села Agios Fotios). Он предлагает превосходное вино из великолепных гроздей, насыщенных цветом и приятным букетом ароматов. Дегустационные заметки: большие гроздья с отличными танинами. Ароматы Morrelo и зеленый перец со вкусом шоколада. Подходящая закуска: традиционные кипрские блюда (например, копченая свинина), блюда из красного мяса (например, баранины или кролика с соусом) и выдержанные сыры.


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ОБИТЕЛИ ПРЕСВЯТОЙ БОГОРОДИЦЫ НА КИПРЕ

Монастырь Панагии Хрисороятиссы

В летописи этого монастыря лежит история чудотворной иконы Панагии Хрисороятиссы. Ее путь на Кипр был долгим.

По преданию, монахиня одного из монастырей провинции Исаврия (Малая Азия), чтобы спасти икону от уничтожения, попросила одну благочестивую женщину спрятать ее у себя дома. Когда иконоборцы стали искать и уничтожать святые иконы не только в монастырях, но и в домах прихожан, эта женщина взяла икону, отнесла ее к морю и пустила на милость волн, надеясь, что Бог не даст ей быть уничтоженной. Божественным промыслом течение принесло икону к побережью Кипра недалеко от Пафоса.

Но и на Кипре икона не могла находиться в безопасности. Поэтому рыбак, который нашел ее у берега, спрятал икону в горной пещере. Через 400 лет ее нашел отшельник Игнатий, живший поблизости от этого места. Однажды он заметил свет, льющийся из пещеры, и пошел посмотреть. Источая сияние, там стояла прекрасная икона Богородицы. Игнатий сначала отнес ее в свою келью у вершины горы Кремасти. Но ангел, явившийся ему во сне, указал другое место, где должна храниться икона. Этим местом была гора Рой.

Вскоре на склоне этой горы был основан монастырь Панагии Хрисороятиссы. Монастырь находится недалеко от известного монастыря Киккос, обе обители связаны между собой лесной дорогой.Современные постройки монастыря относят к 1770 году. Существует множество историй о происходивших в монастыре чудесах от иконы, найденной Игнатием.

Панагия Амасгу В 18 км от Лимассола, недалеко от деревни Монагри, находится монастырь Панагии Амасгу. Свое имя он получил в честь иконы Пресвятой Богородицы. «Амасгу» — ​греческое название Дамаска, города, из которого была привезена эта икона. Монастырь был основан примерно в XXII веках. Считается, что это произошло в те времена, когда на Кипре был расцвет монашества. Изначально монастырь

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Панагии Амасгу был мужским, однако позже здесь расположилась женская обитель. В иконостасе главного храма монастыря хранится чудотворная икона Богородицы Амасгу, которая является двусторонней — ​ на стороне, обращенной к алтарю, изображен Животворящий Крест Господень. На верху горы стоит монастырский скит в честь святого Иоанна Монагритского, настоятеля обители, павшего от рук турок. А немного поодаль, справа от дороги, ведущей в Троодос, на другой горке строится скит святых Сергия и Вакха. Нижний храм скита освящен в честь преподобного Сергия Радонежского, которого на Кипре тоже знают и почитают.


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На Кипре особенно чтят Пресвятую Богородицу. Невозможно перечислить все ее иконы, которые почитают в обителях острова: Гликофилуса (Сладколобзающая), Елеуса (Милостивая, Милующая), Галактотрофуса (Млекопитательница), Одигитрия (Указующая Путь, Путеводительница), Елеймонитрия (Всепомощница), Македонитисса (Македонская), Теоскепасти (Укрытая Господом, Покрова), Галактуса (Кормилица), Яматики (Целительница), Евангелистрия (Благовещение Богородице), Хриселеуса (Златая Милость) и др. Важнейшие монастыри Кипра основаны благодаря чудесным обретениям икон Божьей Матери: Махерас, Киккос, Троодитисса, Трикуккя, Хрисорроятисса, Сфаланготисса, Амасгу и многие другие обители.

Монастырь Троодитисса В сложный для всего христианского мира ХII век, когда в Византии начался период иконоборчества, много праведных людей пытались уйти от преследования и переселялись на Кипр, привозя с собой святые иконы. Так попала на Кипр и икона Богоматери Троодитисса, названная так в честь места, в котором она хранилась на Кипре. После нашествия арабов оберегавший икону монах поселился для уединения в пещере высоко в горах, где прожил остаток жизни. После смерти монаха в пещеру стали приходить охотники и жители ближайших деревень, чтобы поддерживать огонь в лампаде у ико-

ны Пресвятой Богородицы. В 990 году рядом с пещерой построили маленькую часовню, а в 1250 году появился сам монастырь. Кроме главной святыни в монастыре хранится частица пояса Богородицы, помогающая от бесплодия венчанным парам. Монастырь Троодитисса находится высоко в горах — ​почти 1500 метров над уровнем моря. Современный свой вид монастырь приобрел в 1842 году. При входе в храм на мозаичной иконе Божией Матери Троодитисса изображены пояс и камень. А с камнем связана следующая история. У одной женщины долго не было детей, она поехала в этот монастырь, молилась перед иконой и дала обет: если родится мальчик, отдаст его в этот монастырь. У нее родился мальчик, и когда он подрос, мать решила выполнить свое обещание и отвезла его в монастырь. Но материнское

Махерас Монастырь Богоматери Махерас — ​один из самых значительных действующих православных монастырей на Кипре. Он был основан в последние годы XII столетия. Монастырь построен на высоте 870 метров над уровнем моря и окружен прекрасными лесами земель Махерас, по направлению к Никосии поблизости от деревни Лазания и горы Киония, которая так же известна, как гора Махерас.

сердце не выдержало разлуки с сыном, она приехала и забрала его. В тот момент, когда женщина уводила сына из монастыря, проходя мимо иконы, на подростка со стены стал падать камень. Икона как бы прикрыла собой мальчика, приняв удар на себя. Мать поняла, что произошло и вернула мальчика обратно в монастырь. А икона долгое время так и хранилась с куском камня, расщепленная, но потом ее отреставрировали. C тех пор Троодитисса изображается с поясом и камнем. Данное чудо указало людям на то, что Богородица тоже мать и может понять тоску материнского сердца. Камень этот хранится в алтаре.

Чудотворная икона Богоматери Махерас была доставлена на Кипр неизвестным отшельником тайно из Малой Азии во время правления иконоборцев между VII и IX вв. Этот неизвестный отшельник искал укрытия в горах Махерас, где и поселился. После его смерти, икона оставалась там вплоть до пришествия отшельников Неофита и Игнатия примерно в 1145 году. Божественное провидение открыло им вход в пещеру, скрытый за кустами. Согласно сказанию, по промыслу Божию у них в руках оказался нож, которым они срезали кусты, чтобы добыть икону. Таким образом, икона получила название «Махериотисса» («махери» — ​нож). Она известна под более распространенным названием — ​Богоматерь Махерас. Согласно надписи, сделанной на камне, монастырь Махерас был полностью уничтожен в 1530 году пожаром, и спасена была только икона Божьей Матери. Это происшествие положило начало великому пробелу в судьбе монастыря, последующие сведения о котором относятся к XVII веку. Главная святыня монастыря — ​чудотворная икона Божией Матери, от которой по сей день проистекает множество чудес и исцелений.

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Киккос Это, пожалуй, самый известный и переполненный паломниками и туристами монастырь на Кипре. Основан он был ради чудотворной Киккской иконы Пресвятой Богородицы. По преданию, это одна из икон, написанных святым апостолом и евангелистом Лукой. История этого образа такова. Когдато в этих местах подвизался в молитвенном уединении благочестивый подвижник Исайя. Както раз один из вельмож, охотившийся в горах, заблудился и наткнулся на келью отшельника. Грубо пытаясь выяснить дорогу, он даже побил старца. В наказание за то, вельможа тяжело заболел. Уразумев наказание Божие, вернулся он к монаху Исайе просить прощения. Подвижник простил вельможу, но велел ему отправиться в Константинополь к императору Алексею Комнину и привезти на Кипр чудотворную икону Божией Матери, хранящуюся у него, сказав, что такова воля Самой Царицы Небесной. Но Император не хотел расставаться с чудотворным образом. И повелел написать точную копию иконы, решив отправить на Кипр список с нее. Тогда тяжело заболела дочь императора, и он понял, что Пресвятая Богородица сама выбрала Кипр местом пребывания Ее святого образа. Он согласился отдать икону, но с условием, чтобы лик Матери Божией на иконе всегда пребывал закрытым, дабы молящиеся имели большее благоговение. И по сей день икона почти полностью занавешена особым бархатным покровом, только нижняя часть иконы открыта. Образ поставили в часовне на вершине горы, а позже рядом был основан монастырь, куда и была перенесена икона. Киккский монастырь один из самых богатых на Кипре. Много даров сюда приносили и русские цари. За свою историю монастырь четырежды полностью сгорал, но икона оставалась целой и невредимой.

Сфалангиотисса В живописных окрестностях Лимассола укрылся женский монастырь, названный в честь священной иконы Божией Матери Сфалангиотиссы.

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История основания этого монастыря окутано древними преданиями и легендами. Некоторые из них говорят о следующем: во время нашествия арабов на остров один монахотшельник, что жил здесь, настолько стремился уберечь от осквернения дорогую ему икону Пресвятой Богородицы, что был вынужден оставить ее в густой поросли. Она чудесным образом сохранилась. Позже вблизи чудотворной иконы начали происходить исцеления от укуса фаланги и других ядовитых насекомых — ​отсюда и взялось название этой иконы, а позже и основанной в честь нее обители. Под храмом, в котором сохранился иконостас XVIII века и установлена чудотворная икона, находится пещера, связанная с древней историей обители. Монастырь был возобновлен как женский в 1974 году по благословению архиепископа Макариоса III. В настоящее время в обители около 20 насельниц. В окрестностях монастыря паломникам показывают кустарник,

укрывший икону и чудотворный источник, помогающий от многих болезней. Икона Пресвятой Богородицы Сфалангиотисса почитается как чудотворная. Есть свидетельства исцелений от рака, бесплодия, сердечных, кожных, глазных и многих других заболеваний. Все православные христиане, искренне уповающие на помощь Пресвятой Богородицы, всегда получают от Нее помощь. Главное, всегда помнить, что икона — ​не амулет и сама собой не исцеляет, исцеляет Господь по молитвам Своей Матери, но и это не по волшебству, а по искренней вере. А вера без дел мертва, поэтому будем стараться вести благочестивую христианскую жизнь по заповедям Божиим, прибегать к Святым исцеляющим душу и тело Церковным Таинствам и уповать на то, что наши малые труды ради Бога принесут хотя бы небольшой плод. ■ Пресвятая Богородица, моли Бога о нас!


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Russo-Cypriot Painter: Dmitry Lazarev Dmitry Lazarev, born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 1974, exhibited a penchant for the Arts since his early days. It was, therefore, no real surprise that he joined the Rostov Architectural Academy for his post-graduation study, acquiring a Master’s in Architecture when passing out. By doing so, Dmitry became a worthy successor in keeping with his family’s artistic traditions. If ever familial tradition is passed to alternate generations, here was living proof. Dmitry is the grandson of the illustrious Georgiy Lazarev, a well-known persona of the City of Rostov-on-Don and an artist who was a laureate of the First Soviet-Union-Wide Festival of Working People’s Creative Activity. As might have been expected, it was his grandfather who was his first mentor and principal teacher in art as well as in life, giving him his fundamental knowledge in his early youth, progressing to the understanding of how acquisition of certain subsets of skills would underline its metonymic composition. With that grouping established, it was relatively simple to imbibe skills in various painting techniques, highlighting his diligence, love of nature and his ability to feel its beauty. While studying at the Architectural Academy, Dmitry’s painting «Autumn Landscape» won the first prize among Painting Works of Art and he was accorded a special award. Progressing from there, in the last two decades, Dmitry has painted more than 250 works of art. He has participated in the painting exhibition held in Rostov Museum of Local Lore in 1993 and illustrated several books devoted to the history of drawing and painting in the Province of Rostov-on-Don, expanding, as it were, his reach. His art has been showcased in various private collections in and outside Russia, for instance, in the Netherlands, France, USA, Greece and Cyprus. Dmitry had realised that his forte was painting landscapes, and he decided to make his strength his niche or primary genre. He prefers to create his landscapes working with and within nature. His range of expressions is necessarily very large: from classical landscapes of the Russian Midlands to the glacial cliffs of Dombay, Northern Caucasus; views of the famously quiet flowing River Don; architectural drafts and a large collection of landscapes in Cyprus, the Mediterranean island where

«Thistle Blossom». Water-colour, 30 x 40 cm

«The courtyard. Cyprus». Oil on canvas, 40 x 50 cm he currently lives. Cyprus has got to him and the main motif of Dmitry`s artworks today is traditional architecture with old villages, churches, coastal landscapes and mountains taking up a major share. He has held a few personal painting exhibitions in Limassol, Cyprus in the last few years and presented more than 100 works at each of them. He uses a wide variety of techniques and media to display his creativity: oil, water-colours, calligraphic ink and lead pencil. Dmitry is also a member of Creative Union of Professional Painters of Russia and represented Cyprus in one of the biggest International exhibitions in Moscow in February 2016. In effect, Dmitry’s artwork is a window into nature for connoisseurs of the art of painting. He works commercially as well, fashioning a painting on order. Should you want to place an order for or buy a painting, do call Dmitry Lazarev at + 35 7 9 9 8 3 4 6 2 8 , + 7 ( 9 0 8 ) 1 7 6 - 1 7 - 8 7 OR E M A I L: M IS H ATIG A @ F RE E M A IL . RU W E B S I T E : WWW. L A Z A RE V D . A RTN O W. RU

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«Aphrodite Rocks. Cyprus». Oil on canvas, 30 x 25 cm

«Broken Tree in Troodos». Paper, black ink, pen

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В последие годы для многих наших земляков Кипр становится все более привлекательным местом не только для отдыха, но и для жизни. Все больше наших соотечественников приобретают здесь недвижимое имущество, а по числу инвесторов собственники из РФ занимают на Кипре почетное второе месте, уступая лишь англичанам. Какие возможности для долговременного пребывания на острове есть у нас — ​граждан третьих стран? В качестве наболее приемлемых вариантов юристы предлагают долговременный вид на жительство — ​«категорию F» — ​ и категорию по Правилу 6(2). В чем разница и что общего между этими двумя статусами?

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ЧТО ОБЩЕГО? Это статусы, разрешающие легальное проживание резидентов других стран на территории Республики Кипр. Так называемый долговременный вид на жительство, дающий право въезжать и выезжать из страны без необходимости оформлять въездные визы. Выдаются однократно с соответствующей отметкой в загранпаспорте. После окончания его действия необходимо просто переставить штамп в новый паспорт. Пока это только внутренние статусы страны, не позволяющие его обладателям путешествовать по другим странам ЕС. Но велика вероятность того, что с вступлением Кипра в Шенгенскую зону, обладатели данных статусов получат право на безвизовое передвижение по территориям стран ЕС и Шенгена, как это давно уже происходит в других европейских странах.

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Несмотря на то, что обе эти категории не дают иностранцам права работать на территории Кипра, обладатели категории Правила 6(2) могут получать дивиденды от прибыли компаний, т. е. выступать акционерами зарегистрированных на территории Республики Кипр компаний. А обладатели категории F такого права лишены. Это единственное различие в правах, предоставляемых данными иммиграционными статусами.

НЮАНСЫ В ПРОЦЕССЕ ПОДАЧИ ДОКУМЕНТОВ При подаче заявления на получение категории по Правилу 6(2) срок его рассмотрения составит от 2 до 4 месяцев, а на получение категории F- от 8 до 12 месяцев. Пакет документов практически идентичен, но на получение категории по Правилу 6(2) стоимость приобретаемого объекта недвижимости должна составлять не менее 300 тысяч евро. Причем, это стоимость объекта без НДС. А также обязательно предоставление чеков об оплате большей части стоимости (не менее 200 тысяч евро) И, наконец, приобретение недвижимости должно происходить непосредственно у застройщика, т. е. это только предложения «первичного рынка». Купив же объект «вторичной» недвижимости любой стоимости, можно смело подавать документы на получение категории F.


Для претендующих на получение категории по Правилу 6(2) сумма трехлетнего заблокированного депозита в кипрском банке должна составлять не менее 30 тысяч евро. Для соискателей категории F этого не нужно. Причем, если ранее (буквально год назад) для подачи заявления на получение категории F необходимо было иметь на личном банковском счете около 100 тысяч евро, то сейчас этого уже не требуется. Достаточно иметь 30 тысяч евро, и при соблюдении других необходимых условий и предоставлении правильно оформленного полного пакета документов вы можете получить категорию F. В последнее время руководство Иммиграционного департамента Кипра относится к соискателям категории F очень лояльно, и многие заявления принимаются и одобряются даже с невысокими суммами на депозитных счетах. Безусловно, учитывается и то, что большей популярностью сейчас пользуются объекты недвижимости, предлагаемые на «вторичном рынке», т. к. цены на них в последнее время значительно снизились. Поэтому всем тем, кто хочет получить постоянный вид на жительство в Республике Кипр, но не готов вкладывать средства в дорогостоящую недвижимость от застройщика, я рекомендую подавать документы на получение категории F. Я и сотрудники моей компании с удовольствием окажем вам помощь не только в получении вида на жительство, но и в других вопросах и проблемах, касающихся вашего проживания на острове. С радостью предоставим консультации по любым юридическим вопросам, представим ваши интересы при судебных разбирательствах, а также выступим вашими представителями в других официальных организациях Республики Кипр. ■ ПО В С ЕМ ВОПРОС АМ П И Ш И ТЕ Н А E -MA I L : IN FO@ J ANNAFA CHIR IDO ULA W . CO M

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Dear Lovers of Grandeur, This commissioned magazine is an awe inspiring anthology about the glorious historic Five Star Hotel, The Royal Apollonia, Limassol. It is a delicately fashioned invitation for a sojourn at the legendary resort, a landmark of hospitality on a secluded beach and an everlasting memory for guests spoilt for choice by this earthly paradise, the embodiment of an ethereal utopia. The accommodation redefines luxury, with lavish use of spas, Jacuzzis, spacious balconies that offer stupefying views of the vast and relaxing blue of the Mediterranean and the verdant Troodos mountains. Your comfort lacks no features! Where else will you find a magnificent free form outdoor swimming pool resembling the sign of infinity, with a poolside bar? Or dine at epicurean delights like the mainstream ‘Dionysos’, the ‘Akakiko’ Japanese restaurant and the ‘Cos’altro’ Italian trattoria? Or have friendly staff at your call 24/7?

Tanya Burgwin Founder, Smart Media Group Owner, MACS Marketing

Subsequent to our maiden venture, we will be publishing «Luxury Hotels Magazines» annually. Our primary focus is on our October 2016 Limited Edition featuring opulent Limassol Hotels, a glamorous publication with dazzling UV light pages, hallmarking the ascent in global popularity of Limassol as reflected by its resplendent and lavish hotels and the numerous recreational and pleasure spots, both by day and by night. We will repeat this magazine every year and chart various disparate programmes in each, with options including trips into the Troodos range for sightseeing or tasting our wines; visits to villages; deep sea fishing or relaxed tours by Sea to the ghost town of Famagusta or the Akamas peninsula and our vibrant night life, among others. These products will be featured in our magazines distributed in most luxury hotels of Limassol, and will be available online on most popular Hotel booking websites as well as distributed to over 100 overseas Tour Operators working with Cyprus from eight different countries. 2017 is perhaps the most significant year after independence, marking the year of nomination of Paphos as the European Capital of Culture. We intend to dedicate the next edition of our magazine to “Luxury Paphos Hotels,” scheduled for March 2017. This will be followed a month later by our ensuing publication on the extravaganza of “Luxury Ayia Napa and Protaras Hotels,” in advance of the much awaited season of midnight madness, fun and frolic, the highly touted Cyprus Summer.

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Should you wish to advertise in our furthest outpost-reaching magazine to tap innumerable potential customers, do just give us a call or send us an email. We fondly trust you will enjoy this Summer edition of The Royal Apollonia hotel in-house Magazine, as much as we have enjoyed crafting it for you. Wishing you a glorious holiday in Cyprus!

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The Royal Apollonia in-house Magazine (issue 1, Summer 2016)  

This commissioned magazine is an awe inspiring anthology about the glorious historic Five Star Hotel, The Royal Apollonia, Limassol. It is a...

The Royal Apollonia in-house Magazine (issue 1, Summer 2016)  

This commissioned magazine is an awe inspiring anthology about the glorious historic Five Star Hotel, The Royal Apollonia, Limassol. It is a...

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