Successfully combining their love for the sea, swimming talent, and philanthropic purpose, twelve open water swimmers participated in the “Swimming Walk” event, organized by Larnaca Marina, in support of the Christina A. Apostolou Foundation for children and youth with chronic illnesses.
The favorable weather favored supporters and visitors at Larnaca Marina, where young friends enjoyed impressive games and activities in the marina’s surroundings, while adults savored moments by the sea and actively participated in the philanthropic campaign.
Under the slogan “Swimming for Our Children,” the swimmers undertook a sea journey starting from Larnaca Marina to the city’s airport and returned to the starting point, where they were warmly welcomed by friends, Marina members, their families, and citizens who rushed to support this cause.
The event was supported by the Municipality of Larnaca, with Mayor Andreas Vyras personally attending. The Deputy Minister of Research, Innovation, and Digital Policy, Mr. Philippos Chatzizacharias, endorsed the event. In his greeting, he congratulated Kition Ocean Marina for the initiative, Mayor Vyras for supporting such events, and the swimmers who served as a shining example of supporting families and children.
Andreas Apostolou, Member of Parliament and co-founder of the Christina A. Apostolou Foundation, expressed gratitude to all who embraced the initiative. He emphasized that sports unite, support, and offer when there are people who love and care for their fellow human beings.
He thanked sponsors and supporters who contributed to raising approximately six thousand euros, destined to support families accompanying their children for treatment abroad when there is no corresponding state care for these specific needs.
The swimming walk served as a remarkable demonstration that the challenges faced by some families with sick children can be alleviated through acts of solidarity and contribution.
Thank you to the elite 2004 Greek Legends football team and Cyprus Veterans FC, who visited Larnaca Marina today. The two teams are competing today, Monday 12.06.2023 (19.00) at the Antonis Papadopoulos Stadium for the life, dreams and wishes of our young friends for the Make a Wish Association, a unique cause for children suffering from cancer.
Football charity match “Fighting for LIFE… for Dreams and Wishes”
The event “LET’S GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER, ALL THE SAME, ALL DIFFERENT” by @dikaioma_elpidas was held with great success on Sunday, 11th of June, at Zouchuri Square in Larnaca. The event was held in the context of strengthening the fund of the Center for Adults with Disabilities “Dikaioma Elpidas”, by the Center’s Psychology team, in collaboration with the events committee, staff, board of directors and volunteers, with the aim of raising awareness in society about inclusion of people with disabilities. Larnaca Marina was also a supporter of the event.
Flood Festival #Regatta2023 On Monday (05.06.23) the awards of the two-day open sea sailing race at the #LarnacaMarina were held by the Cypriot Open Sea Sailing Association. The awards were given by Iasonas Iasonidis-Deputy Mayor of Larnaca and the Operations Manager of the Larnaca Marina, Anastasis Filippou. Larnaca Marina also sponsored the event. E.M.I.R. Regatta-Larnaca Marina (larnaca-marina.com.cy) arnaca Marina welcomes the E.M.I.R. Regatta for a second year in a row. On the 26th, Anastasis Filippou, Operations Manager of Larnaca Marina hosted a warm outdoor party with Cyprus music, food and drinks.
E.M.I.R. Regatta Members took part at the cooking lesson of our Chef Mrs. Androula Ellina in Larnaca Marina conference. Our guests learned about the story of traditional dish “Kleftiko”, and had the chance to taste it.
We said goodbye to our Israeli friends from EMIR Regatta, with traditional dances, music and drinks. The Regatta visited our #LarnacaMarina from the 25th-28th of May and it was our pleasure to have them over.
The effort of children with disabilities, the staff of Kition Ocean Marina and friends from the Larnaca Children’s Shelter, to send messages about an equal and accessible society for all, with the decorated vessel “The Marina of Larnaca and the ship of Hope” was applauded by the people of Larnaca and visitors to the city of Zenon, at the 2023 Anthestiria Festival of Larnaca. The children who participated in the flower-decorated float no. 27 and the team with no. 28 and the purpose of their participation won the impressions and the 2nd prize, with the joy of the participants being indescribable, as can be seen in the photos. The right to life and equal treatment are non-negotiable values and Kition Ocean Marina, practically embraces and supports every action in this direction. We receive much more than we give when children’s smiles flood our workplace and our lives. It is our duty and promise at every celebration that no one is exempt. The second prize is accompanied by a sum of money, which will be allocated for the needs of the two schools that accompanied the “Ship of Hope”.
The company Kition Ocean Marina, is added to the list of members of CYMEPA, the NGO that supports the protection of the marine environment. The executives and staff of Kition Ocean Marina, now actively participate in the CYMEPA Foundation, which in collaboration with maritime agencies and inland organizations, carry out actions for prevention, awareness, education, information and practical care to deal with and prevent marine pollution. The Operations Manager of Kition Ocean Marina, Anastasis Filippou, received the certificate of participation, from the representative of CYMEPA, Christos Tsagaris. Mr. Filippou described the participation in CYMEPA’s activities, which reflect the philosophy of the two companies, as an honor and an obligation at the same time. “We live and work by the sea and thus contribute to the creation of a culture for the protection of the vast blue sea and its shores. The various events that we host at the Larnaca Marina always focus on the sea and the benefits that we all get”, says Mr. Filippou. With the completion of the ambitious Port-Marina project, he notes, “all actions will be taken to claim the Blue Flag, which will be a title of honor for us”. Also, Kition Ocean Marina, promises cordial cooperation with the CYMEPA Foundation and participation in initiatives cleaning the seabed and the coasts, training young people and hosting events for young and old, aimed at raising public awareness and attracting them closer to the sea.
The Traditional Easter Feast was successfully held on Easter Monday, 17 April 2023, at Larnaca Marina from 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon. The musical group Asma with Michalis Leventis, Soula Evangelou, Lefteris Livadiotis and a seven-piece orchestra performed songs through the night. The Karotseri dance school participated with singing, dancing and traditional games such as egg races, sack races and rope games. At the same time there was a Cypriot and Cretan music and a dance program with live music and traditional clothes.
On Easter Monday, 17 April 2023, Larnaca Marina organizes and presents a unique Traditional Easter Feast from 14:00 until 18:00 in the afternoon. Come sing, dance, chat, eat and drink. The musical group Asma sings with Michalis Leventis, Soula Evangelou, Lefteris Livadiotis and a seven-piece orchestra. The Karotseri dance school participates with traditional games such as egg races, sack races and rope for young and old. Cypriot and Cretan music and dance program with live music and traditional clothes. Free entrance.