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Four Seasons THE MAGAZINE FOR GUESTS OF THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL LIMASSOL

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PORTRaIT

G E L AT O - T H E R E A L I C E C R E A M Magical mouthfuls at Colors Café

O V E R B A L M Y WAT E R S Set sail on Cypriot waters for an exhilarating day out

POrTRaIT E X C L U S I V E I N T E R V I E W An interview with Count Roland de Calonne President of Champagne Ruinart

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OUR PASSION FOR EXCELLENCE

Welcome message from the General Manager

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BRUSHSTROKES

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12 TROPICAL PARADISE

Unique ambience and a new approach to dining in the refurbished Café Tropical

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THE PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE

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SEASONED BEACH CULTURE

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OVER BALMY WATERS

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A driving tour to Arsos, the arbour of Limassol

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PROFILE

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An exclusive interview with Count Roland de Calonne, President of Champagne Ruinart

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GELATO, THE REAL ICE CREAM

Relish the essence of summer with mouthwatering gelato creations at Colors Café

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THE LUXURY LIST

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THE CYPRUS ALTERNATIVE

Summer selection at the Four Seasons Boutique

How revised tax legislation benefits International Holding Companies in Cyprus

60  CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR: THE DRIVING FORCE OF EXPANSION

How the Muskita Group of Companies faces the challenges of the future

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INSIDE STORY

Shaking it up with the hotel’s Bars Manager

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The title and all materials are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved. No part

Set sail on Cypriot waters for an exhilarating day out

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Introducing members of the management team

Water fun for the active and the idle, the key to keeping cool this summer

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News, Events, and Special Occasions

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T E X T B Y A N I TA   A L D E N PHOTOGRAPHY BY NICOS LOUKA

T ropical

Café Tropical, recently and totally redecorated, has surpassed itself by combining its fascinating ambiEnce with a new approach to dining. Four Seasons Portrait 12


paradise

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t is never silent in the tropics. If you close your eyes you

look is a total re-design based on a management concept and

can hear the shrieking of a troop of monkeys, a flash of

applied by the designers to create a welcoming ambience.

colour as showy parrots take wing, or the thundering

Palms and ivies climb the walls, half-shielding terracotta liz-

of an elephant in the distance, while the more reserved

ards from our gaze. A rich mural features lush, tropical vegetation, while an inner dome is adorned with a profusion of

with its jungle makeover suiting its temperament perfectly.

plants in purples, greens and golds, just as the sun glints on

Conference delegates group together and chatter, holidaymakers

glossy leaves or reflects the many colours of the African bush.

flaunt their tanned limbs, and business people find a quiet cor-

From their secluded hideaways peep four colossal white lime-

ner where they can get on with their pressing affairs.

stone gorillas, each holding a black granite bowl. Bas-relief

The newly refurbished CafĂŠ Tropical is an oasis with more than a hint of an African safari lodge. The brand new

sculptures depicting palms, flowers and birds with beautiful plumage are hidden in the recesses between secret water

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animals hide in the undergrowth. So it is with CafĂŠ Tropical,

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TEXT BY BERNICE GEORGIOU

CO S TA S K YRIA K IDE S

the CHARM OF THE LI

The village of Arsos, the picturesque arbour of Limassol.

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etting off in a westerly direction along the main highway, passing the six Limassol roundabouts, we reach the exit sign indicating Kandou, Episkopi, and Erimi, which takes us northwards.

The first village on our way is that of Souni-Zanajia. Last century these were two very humble set-

tlements with ramshackle buildings. Nowadays, however, the beautiful panoramic views have attracted


Away from it all in the Limassol Countryside

MASSOL COUNTRYSIDE IMAGE S OF CY P P RU S

To explore places offthe-beaten-track, including the delights tucked away in the inland regions of the Limassol District, hiring a car is the perfect answer. Here is just Reaping the harvest, the

one of many charming routes,

culmination of a year’s

leading to the wine-producing

hard work.

village of Arsos.

have witnessed many changes in the village over the years.

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Weathered faces that

so many permanent residents as well as holidaymakers, that the two villages have blended into one. Next en route is the village of Pano Kividhes, and further on is the picturesque village of Ayios Ambrosios, home to a wine of the same name. On to Malia, where we leave the main

The name Arsos is derived from the Greek word ‘alsos’ meaning forest – an appropriate appellation 

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road and take a left onto a secondary road with a signpost pointing the way to Arsos.

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Four Seasons - Portrait - Issue 2 Summer 2003  

The in-house magazine of the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus, is a reflection of the hotel’s premium facilities and services, as well...

Four Seasons - Portrait - Issue 2 Summer 2003  

The in-house magazine of the Four Seasons Hotel in Limassol, Cyprus, is a reflection of the hotel’s premium facilities and services, as well...