The Logicom Cyprus Marathon celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and will take place on Sunday 4th March 2018. The running festival has grown a lot in numbers in the past few years and is all due to its attractive all-inclusive package (technical t-shirt, free beer and many more), top-notch organization and electric atmosphere! It also combines breathtaking and historic scenery with traditional Mediterranean hospitality!<br> The Marathon<br> The Marathon starts at Aphrodite’s Birthplace, where white foam waves break on a stunning rock formation. The tranquility of this picturesque spot prepares the runners both mentally and emotionally for a great race ahead. The first half of the course follows a mostly coastal route and then passes through a number of traditional Cypriot villages. The final stage of the course is through Pafos city where runners will soak up the town’s buzz and beauty, complete with palm trees and luxury hotels. Saving the best for last, the finish is by the Paphos Medieval Fort where an entertainment like no other is there to congratulate runners for their impressive finish!<br> Side Events<br> On the same day, as well as the Marathon, there is a Half-Marathon, a 10km Road Race and a 5km Fun Run! These three races start and finish next to the Paphos Medieval Fort and follow different courses. The most popular race is the Half Marathon which covers an almost flat course and participants have the opportunity for fast and fun times, much the same as the 10km race, which follows a similar course with palm trees and cheerful spectators. The 5km fun run follows a route around the Archaeological Park, a UNESCO protected site, and is just a few meters from the sea. All these races conclude at the finish line where runners can enjoy juices, fruit, water, beer, music and entertainment. In addition, finishers can also cool down in the sea and soak up the majesty of the 13th century Fort.<br> Growth in Numbers<br> The last few years have brought a dramatic growth in the numbers of participants at the event. Many of the past events have averaged around 500 runners, however, the 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon, on 4th March 2018, is expected to host more than 2,500 runners from 50 different countries. This is mainly due to the enrichment of the packages that are offered to participants and include a technical t-shirt, a supreme medal, energy gels, fluid stations every 3 km (water, electrolytes, energy gels, sponges & bananas), bus pass for the Marathon weekend, chip timing, finish line entertainment, finish line massage, fruit, juices and free beer at the finish line and an excuse to travel!<br> Why Paphos?<br> Pafos is the European Capital of Culture 2017 and is resplendent with beautiful countryside and historic sites, but is also a cosmopolitan resort with more than 200 hotels and is the ideal location to host such a multi-cultural event. The numbers reinforce the multi-cultural quality of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon with around 50% of the participants coming from abroad. Specifically, 1 in 4 runners (25%) come from the United Kingdom with the other 25% coming from other countries such as Germany, Poland, Russia, France, Italy and Greece.<br> The Logicom Cyprus Marathon is dedicated to Paphos born Stelios Kyriakides, a Cypriot that won the Boston Marathon in 1946. His achievement fueled American donations and he arrived back to war savaged Greece with 250,000 dollars and two ships full of food, clothes and medical supplies.<br> More information at <a href="http://www.logicomcyprusmarathon.com/">www.logicomcyprusmarathon.com</a> and online registration at: <a href="http://register.cyprusmarathon.com/">http://register.CyprusMarathon.com</a>.
An art installation called “The Voice of Ink” invites viewers to meditate on the role of handwritten communication in a rapidly changing world. Artist Marianna Constanti presents a collection of ink bottles, quills, and other objects used to connect hand to ink to paper in shaping the written word; she accompanies these with works on paper that highlight acts of revision and blotting. If the art of the personal letter seems dated in an era of rapid electronic communication, artist Miriam McConnon Papageorgiou makes this claim directly in her “Lost Communication”—a large-scale charcoal drawing of worn and rusted post boxes. Yet she also stresses the value immigrants find in connecting by letter across great distances through “House of Letters,” a house-shaped structure she crafted from thousands of letters by immigrants from throughout the world. The artists will host workshops for kids featuring ink, paper, and envelopes. The exhibition opens in the Lobby with a reception at 19:30 on 21 October and continues through 30 November.
Our outdoor venues are bustling with energy this summer. At Eauzone, our poolside restaurant and bar, Wednesdays let you contemplate What Dreams May Come—over cocktails, light bites, and Greek and international acoustic music from Salted Bossa (19:30-23:00). Saturdays, Eauzone plays host to our Summer Soirée with a blend of drinks, snacks, and live music; bring a swimsuit and take a dip in the pool (from 20:00). Sundays kick off with poolside brunch and our customised Bloody Mary cocktail (11:00-15:00) and conclude with Vibezzz—a lounge-like party with beats provided by two local DJs (20:00-23:00). On August 7, we welcome the full moon with a get-together at our fire pit—kids can roast marshmallow while adults sample special sushi and gin menus (from 20:00). On 9-11 August, see prize-winning films from the Lemosos International Documentary Festival at Eauzone (starting at 21:00). For all events, contact Guest Services about reserving your place. Then sit back and enjoy!
Eauzone—Almyra’s stylish poolside restaurant and bar—plays host to a variety of events throughout the summer months, including concerts, film screenings, and cocktail parties. In July, we are hosting performances of the new musical “The Truth about Venus.” Based on interviews with residents, migrants, and visitors in Pafos, the musical theatre production explores how people think about beauty in the area known as the birthplace of Aphrodite. Local composers, musicians, and actors bring these legends to life. Performances take place twice daily, at 20:30 and 22:30, on 28-30 July. The production is sponsored by Pafos 2017—European Capital of Culture.The performance is free; contact Guest Services to reserve a seat. Our restaurant and bar will be open prior to each performance, so grab a light bite to eat and a refreshing cocktail as you settle in to enjoy a seaside performance under the stars.
Almyra’s Eauzone becomes a cool poolside lounge on weekend nights. On Saturdays, our Summer Soirée features the music of Tefkros Neocleous and his band. Hang by the pool, grab a bite to eat, and go for a swim between drinks—the party gets going at 20:00. At Sunday Vibezzz, you’ll groove to the beats of DJs Aris Droussiotis and Dragan Marceta from 19:00 to 22:00. On both nights, we’re serving mini burgers and sandwiches, light bites, sharing platters, and sweets and desserts. And our Gin O’Clock menu offers bespoke cocktails: choose from nine premium gins, four kinds of tonic water, and a wide range of enhancers—fresh fruits, herbs, and spices. Eauzone also hosts two special events this summer. The musical The Truth about Venus will be staged there on 28-30 July as part of Pafos 2017. And a documentary film festival will be held 9-11 August. Contact Guest Services for reservations.
Almyra’s name means “the saltiness of the sea,” and that name provides the inspiration for the exhibition “Saltiness” sponsored by Thanos Hotels and Resorts. Curators Nikolas Michael and George Pantazis invited Cypriot photographers to contribute images on the theme, assembling works by twenty-five artists featuring not just the sea, but also people and objects that suggest the flavour and texture of salt. The artists donated their photographs to benefit the Sophia Foundation for Children, a Cypriot charity that focuses on the needs of children suffering from poverty and famine. Proceeds from sales of the photographs will support the foundation’s programmes. As its work is concentrated in the slums of Kenya, the foundation buys beadwork from Kenyan artisans and resells the art in Cyprus to raise money; these works are also offered for sale at the exhibit. After an initial run at Almyra, the exhibition moves to sister hotel Anassa from 27 May to 26 June.