Planning a wedding? Each Olympic Lagoon Resort provides dedicated venues, either in a lush garden surrounding or directly on the beach. Close your eyes and visualize the scene: In the company of your nearest and dearest you will exchange vows under blue skies, only steps away from the Mediterranean. Gentle waves echo your words, while the mild sea breeze whispers in your ears. Your dedicated wedding coordinator will make it happen – hassle-free. She’ll guide you through the minimal formalities and offer suggestions for catering, décor and music to enrich every moment from the ceremony to the celebration with family and friends. At the end of your big day, retreat to your romantic suite in the adults-only wing and enjoy the seamless transition from wedding to honeymoon.
Golfers who choose to stay at Alexander the Great Beach Hotel are selecting us due to our convenient location, with all the island’s golf courses, at most, 20 minutes away. We have good relationships with all the Golf Clubs in the area and packages providing a host of golf-friendly services and facilities.
At the Hotel we offer a dedicated storage space for our guests’ golf clubs, a taxi service with a trolley for their equipment, and we also have a meeting point for them to enjoy a drink and talk about the day’s play when they return to the hotel. Continue reading “Hole in one” »
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” »
The European Capital of Culture is a city chosen by the European Union for a period of one year during which it is given the opportunity to highlight the importance of culture in the life of a city, to involve citizens and creators in this process and to promote European culture.
The institution aims to strengthen the long-term cultural and economic development of a city. Much like the Olympics, it is the most important annual cultural event of Europe and a great tribute for any city and country. Continue reading “PAFOS2017 EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE” »
Pafos Aphrodite Festival 2015 opens its curtain presenting the enjoyable, pleasant opera La Cenerentola (Cinderella) by the famous Italian composer Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868) on September 4, 5 and 6 at the Medieval Castle in Pafos in co-production with the French lyric organisation Ramfis Productions Avignon and the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra.
Rossini’s fascinating opera La Cenerentola or ossia La bontà in trionfo (Cinderella or Goodness Triumphant) is a dramma giocoso, that is, a comic drama, in two acts based on the famous fairy tale Cendrillon (Cinderella) by Charles Perrault. The libretto was written by Jacopo Ferretti and it premiered at the Valle theatre in Rome on January 25, 1817 and since then constitutes one of the most-performed operas worldwide. The operatic version varies from the classic fairy tale of Cinderella since the element of magical intervention is removed by substituting the fairy godmother with a male character who helps the heroine go to the ball because of the kindness she has showed him, the mean step-mother is replaced by a vain step-father who dreams of rich husbands for his daughters in order to reclaim his former wealth while the prince does not recognize Cinderella by her slipper but from her bracelet. The theme of this opera relates to, teaches and enchants audiences even today since it grabbles with the timeless issues of social class separation, the desire for social climbing, wealth and glory, greediness, selfishness, wickedness and vanity which exist in our modern societies teaching us however, that goodness, virtue and spiritual nobility can prevail. Rossini and Ferreti remove the element of magical intervention in order to show that the pure heart, kindness, bravery and generosity of Cinderella are the stepping stone for her personal and social happiness.
The melodic, full of images and emotions music of the opera, characteristics of the music talent of Rossini in combination with the inspired sets and costumes of the production will carry the music loving audience to a fairy tale world where a prince can fall in love with a poor girl and where evil can be repaid with love.
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Launched in 2010 in Agia Napa, and in line with its strong vision, the first Olympic Lagoon Resort has since become the first and most sensational luxury all-inclusive resort in Cyprus, purposely designed for couples in love and for families seeking truly happy holidays.
Founded on the belief that life is beautiful and glorious, Olympic Lagoon Resorts is an inspirational journey where you will enjoy wonderful experiences that evoke the greatest and most sensational feelings: Love, Happiness, Excitement, Rejuvenation.
With breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, Pafos’ Medieval Castle and the fishing harbour, the new landscaped Unity Terrace ‘Wedding Garden’ at Alexander the Great Beach Hotel offers couples one of the most romantic and exclusive seafront venues to tie the knot in Cyprus. An elevated scenic terrace provides a venue for the actual wedding ceremony. A romantic bridge over a small man-made lake and a picture-postcard waterfall surrounded by tropical gardens lead to the private and exclusive terrace, just perfect for hosting an intimate wedding celebration. And a direct view of the Cyprus sunset provides a romantic close to that very special day.
But the Hotel’s amazing location – close to the old town, the harbour, and a number of stunning archaeological sites – makes it the number one choice for all our potential guests.
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.
From ancient times, Pafos has always been the epicentre of Cypriot culture when theatre, music, art and literature featured in the daily lives of the Paphians. Many of these delights survive today with theatre at Kourion, mosaics at the Archaeological Park and fresco paintings in the beautiful churches.
Inspired by this historical precedent, the city is presently experiencing a surge of cultural activities, where locals and visitors alike enjoy international performances and music of the highest calibre with the annual Opera and the Kypria Festival amongst others. Now Pafos looks to the future to build on and celebrate its past by taking its place on the world stage as European Capital of Culture 2017.