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Summer Fiesta in Pissouri Bay

7th July 2010 Print
Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus

Renowned Columbia Beach Resort in Pissouri Bay, Cyprus has announced its first summer fiesta to take place on 12th July in the grounds of this five star hotel.

The fiesta will offer traditional live entertainment and showcase the best arts and crafts on the island of Cyprus. And guests will have the chance to sample Cypriot food specialities typically seen in the Cyprus Meze being prepared in situ by the Resort’s celebrated chefs.

A local folkloric group will entertain with a dance show and a live band will contribute towards the festive atmosphere while guests have the opportunity buy silverware, pottery and sweet delicacies such as the famous Cyprus Delight. An entry fee of 32 Euros will include a welcome drink. Two more fiestas are planned for September (dates tbc).

A highlight of the fiesta will be the famous Lefkara lace which dates back to the Venetian occupation of the island (1489-1571) which produced “Lefkaritika”, a form of needlework of drawn and counted thread embroidery. Famous all over the world the lace is made by the women of the village of Lefkara in the south of Cyprus. This village, high in the mountains, was the principal summer resort of wealthy Venetians. The old Italian white needlework containing the cut-work, drawn thread-work and reticella fillings common in Italy, particularly in Venice, during the 16th century was copied and survives today in dresses, table wear and more.

Special accommodation rates are on offer in this period at the both the five star Columbia Beach Resort and sister four star Columbia Beachotel next door:

Columbia Beachotel: From £120 for a double room per night on a B&B basis
Columbia Beach Resort: From £180 for junior suite per night on a B&B basis

Stelios Kizis, General Manager of Columbia Hotels & Resorts said: “We are pleased to highlight the artistic and culinary talent of the island. The Columbia Beach Resort is designed to reflect typical Cypriot architecture so it particularly fitting to host a fiesta in this setting.”

Columbia Hotels and Resorts offer two hotel options in the exclusive Pissouri Bay. For lovers of luxury the five star Columbia Beach Resort is established as one of the most spectacular hotels in Cyprus set in a stunning unspoiled location on a 2km Blue Flag beach. The shutters on the windows and abundance of natural wood give the resort a discreetly aged and traditional look, landscaped so that old and new blend together. The 94 suites in this all-suite hotel are arranged in 'villas' clustered around the 80m lagoon style pool surrounded by rugged cliffs and acres of vineyards in the valley behind.

The only other hotel in Pissouri Bay is the sister four star Columbia Beachotel. Completely refurbished recently this elegant yet very friendly property is a favourite with families and couples of all ages. Designed by the same architects as the Beach Resort next door the Columbia Beachotel offers 116 rooms and suites most of which feature panoramic views out to sea. The emphasis is on quality furnishings throughout and the use of colours to reflect the dramatic cliffs and Mediterranean Sea that frame this unspoiled part of the island.

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Columbia Beach Resort, Cyprus