Posts for Limassol, Cyprus Category

Exceeding your Needs

It’s extremely difficult to put into words how grateful we are for your kind words and valuable feedback after a stay with us, be it for one night or seven. What’s most
important to us is that your stay is as comfortable and satisfying as it can be, and that when you leave us to head back home you feel completely relaxed and rejuvenated. There’s nothing more rewarding than hearing you speak so glowingly about your stay here at Elias Beach Hotel. Continue reading “Exceeding your Needs” »

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An island that feels like home

The sunny island of Cyprus is known for being family friendly, as are Kanika Hotels & Resorts, so when you combine the two together, you end up with the perfect recipe for a fantastic family holiday – one that guarantees there is never a dull moment!

Within our hotels, we have all aspects of holidaying with children covered, from infants to teenagers, so that you can relax, knowing your offspring are safe, supervised and entertained. Services range from the practical – such as early mealtimes, shallow pools and babysitting – to those that have been created solely for fun. Continue reading “An island that feels like home” »

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LIMASSOL: Among TripAdvisor’s Destinations on the Rise

Travel site TripAdvisor revealed its Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards. The awards highlight spots around the world that have received the greatest increase in positive feedback and interest from TripAdvisor members, year over year.

“The TripAdvisor community has helped surface some unheralded destinations across the globe that are receiving rave reviews from travelers worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, Chief Marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “These award-winners offer highly rated options for accommodations, restaurants and activities to inspire those planning their vacations for the new year.”

According to an article by CNN journalist Katia Hetter published in CNN TRAVEL “These may soon be 10 of the most popular destinations in the world. Our advice: Visit them before everyone else does.”

Top 10 Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise around the world
1. Da Nang, Vietnam
2. Sihanoukville, Cambodia
3. Limassol, Cyprus
4. Ao Nang, Thailand
5. Bodrum City, Turkey
6. Naha, Japan
7. Hurghada, Egypt
8. Kazan, Russia
9. Manaus, Brazil
10. Eilat, Israel

Elias Beach Hotel – Limassol – Member of Kanika Hotels & Resorts

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“Summer is Cyprus”

There is no doubt that Cyprus has much to attract holidaymakers: a pleasing climate with 340 days of sunshine a year; a fascinating history and archaeological sites; spectacular scenery; beautiful beaches and marinas; and wonderful gastronomic delights. It is a safe and amazingly welcoming destination – for holidays or as a place to live.

Working on that theme, Kanika Hotels & Resorts Sales Manager, Maria Evripides, initiated a PR & Communications campaign, ‘Summer is Cyprus: a celebration of Cyprus, its people and its visitors’ which has now been endorsed by the two Hotel Associations STEK and PASYKSE, and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation.

We recognised that the travel industry needed reassurance; that travel agents were being asked questions that they could not answer. So, for the sake of Cyprus and its visitors, but above all for those who are sitting in the middle – the trade – the ‘Summer is Cyprus’ initiative was born. The up-to-date interactive online presence doesn’t just promote a single resort or hotel, but presents the island as a whole.

The project has placed the social media at its forefront, while travel editors are being invited to the island, enabling them to report that in Cyprus it is “tourism as usual”.

Finally, testimonials are sought from tourists enjoying their holidays here as well as “Friends of Cyprus” who are well known, established and successful personalities worldwide. This project now belongs to all Cyprus hotels and we are all working on it as a team.

As our esteemed guests we would like to invite you to visit our website,, Twitter at @summeriscyprus.

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KIKU Japanese Restaurant at Elias Beach Hotel

Enhancing our Premium All-Inclusive experience still further, we opened our Kiku Japanese Restaurant at Elias Beach Hotel in June 2013. The Zen-inspired design of the spectacular outdoor terrace offers our guests the opportunity to sample the finest of Japanese cuisine, watching the sunset and under the stars. All our All-Inclusive guests are welcome to visit Kiku once a week. However reservations are essential and can be made at the reception or via the touchscreen info kiosk near the Reception desk.

Visit Kiku if you are tantalised by the idea of favourite bites from the Far East with a modern twist, prepared on the spot and served al fresco in a Mediterranean environment overlooking the sea. All, of course, with à la carte waiter service!

Kiku Japanese Restaurant

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Cyprus Timeless Trees

In many ways, trees are an investment. Nurture them and they will reward your efforts. But some are more giving than others; and in return for their generosity, nature has granted them longevity.

Meet the carob and the olive trees – two timeless trees that epitomize the Cyprus landscape.

Visit the Cyprus countryside and you will encounter orchards at every turn. Pink-white blossoms are the tender label of the abundant almond trees. Lush and shiny foliage are the giveaway of the

citruses. Many others will tease your curiosity or challenge your knowledge. Whatever you do, make sure you identify two trees that are inseparable from the Cyprus countryside; two trees that have – in their own way – shaped the island’s trade and traditions for centuries: the olive tree on the one hand, the carob tree on the other.

Though it seems impossible to find visual similarities between the two, they do have one thing in common. Both grow and mature slowly, but can live for hundreds of years. Both have high tolerance levels, and won’t easily give in to the heat and drought of Cyprus summers.


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Delicious New Developments at Elias Beach Hotel

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After the great success of our Kiku Japanese Restaurant and the Cyprus styled tavern at our sister Hotels Alexander The Great and Olympic Lagoon Resort some new additional food & beverage choices are also being launched at Elias Beach Hotel to include an unrivaled variety while keeping family comfort and adults’ privacy in mind. This includes the introduction of a new Japanese Restaurant on the lobby terrace and the transformation of the Blue Paradise into a Cyprus Taverna offering exclusive traditional meals just a few steps away from the beach. Continue reading “Delicious New Developments at Elias Beach Hotel” »

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Limassol Wine Festival 30/08-08/09/2012

Limassol Wine Festival

The wine festival has been one of the featured events in Limassol, Cyprus’s wine capital, since 1961. It takes place at the Municipal Gardens, just across the Olympion promenade, in the beginning of September and lasts for 12 days.

The Limassol Wine Festival was inspired by the ancient festivals dedicated to the God of wine Dionysus and honors the long island’s tradition of winemaking. The giant statue of a Cypriot wine-maker welcomes visitors at the entrance. At the festival, guests, both locals and foreigners, get the chance to try different local wines and traditional Cypriot food.

Although there is a small entrance fee, the wines produced by the island’s wineries are offered free of charge in unlimited quantities. Another popular feature of the Wine Festival is a traditional wine press. Folkloric dances, songs, theatrical performances from local and international artistic groups are also included in the program of the festival.

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TripAdvisor knows what its talking about!

Alexander the Great Beach Hotel in Pafos, Elias Beach Hotel in Limassol and Olympic Lagoon in Agia Napa; all members of Kanika Hotels earned the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

We are very proud to inform you that our Hotels Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, Elias Beach Hotel and Olympic Lagoon Resort have received a Trip Advisor® Certificate of Excellence award which honors hospitality excellence.

Kanika Hotels are pleased to receive a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, as this honor is evidence of our dedication and commitment to guest service.

Thank you Trip Advisor and thank you to all of guests who honored us with their stay at our hotels.

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Limassol, City of Festivals

Limassol is famous in Cyprus for its festivals, like the Carnival and Wine Festival. The Limassol Carnival festival lasts for ten (10) days, with jolly and amusing masquerading. This custom is very old, going back to pagan rituals. With the passage of time it has acquired a different, purely entertaining character, with a large, popular following. The festival starts with the entrance parade of the King Carnival, followed by a fancy-dress competition for children. During the Carnival parade in the main streets, large crowds from all over the island gather to watch the floats with the serenade and other masqueraded groups. Many fancy-dress balls and parties take place at many hotels every night. Continue reading “Limassol, City of Festivals” »

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Kanika Hotels

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