Signing of Dining Spots Agreement in the Port and the Larnaca Marina with the company POEMCO LTD

In a modest ceremony held at the offices of KITION OCEAN HOLDINGS on Tuesday 13 September 2022 was signed by Mr. Panos Alexandrou Founder of KITION OCEAN HOLDINGS, the company that undertook the Project of the redevelopment of the Marina and Port of Larnaca, and the Director of the company POEMCO LTD, Mr. Dimitris Michaelidis, the agreement regarding them dining areas within the Port and Marina of Larnaca.
The agreement refers to three dining spots, two in the Marina and one in the Port of Larnaca.
Specifically the company POEMCO LTD will operate in the Marina a canteen-cafeteria named “KRAKEN” and a restaurant named “AGGISTRI”. While at the Port, a restaurant will operate for its staff and guests.

Delivery of equipment from Kition Ocean Marina to the windsurfing champion Iakovos Christofides

In a modest ceremony held in Larnaca Marina on Thursday 4 August 2022 the founder of Kition Ocean Holdings, the company that undertook the project of the redevelopment of the Marina and Port of Larnaca, Mr. Panos Alexandrou, delivered the Iq Foil equipment to the windsurfer Iakovos Christofides.
Handing over the equipment to the athlete, Mr. Panos Alexandrou said: “Kition Ocean Marina is delivering the new IQ Foil equipment today to Iakovos and we wish him success for himself, for Cyprus and for sports in general. Larnaca Marina wanting to be close to athletes and nautical sports supports Iakovos, who is a young athlete with prospects and talent who shares his love for the sea and has big dreams and goals. Our purpose is to support the athlete initially with his equipment, buying him new professional equipment, and later helping him with other needs that will arise.”
On his part, the seventeen-year-old champion thanked Larnaca Marina for her decision to support his efforts for worldwide recognition. In particular, Iakovos Christofidis said: “I’d like to thank the Kition Ocean Marina for the purchase of my professional equipment, and I will try to bring as many successes as I can, but also participate in the development of the sport in Cyprus. Windsurfing is everything to me, it’s what I spend most of my time on, it brings me close to the sea, the waves and the feeling on the surfboard is something that blows me away. “
The delivery of the equipment took place within the framework of the athlete’s sponsorship agreement by Kition Ocean Marina. The sponsorship aims to strengthen the athlete’s effort to achieve the goals he has set for the coming years through his participation in major global events.
The delivery of the equipment was also attended by the Director of the Larnaca Marina, Captain Paris Dimitriou, and Mr. Andreas Christofidis, father of the athlete.


Who is Iakovos Christofidis?
Iakovos Christofidis turned 17 years old this July. He is one of the rising talents of Cypriot Sports. His goal is to remain consistent in his performance and continue to evolve and improve to ensure his participation in the Olympic Games to be held in Paris in 2024.
He is an athlete of the Nautical Club of Kyrenia and competes with the number 17. The young champion will change his category in August and will participate in the IQ Foil category with which he can participate in the Olympic Games. He recently participated in the Mediterranean Games “Oran 2022” in Algeria and finished at the tenth place.
He has been involved in windsurfing since the age of nine, while for the last two years he has been competing in the T293 category. The perspective he had is excellent if one considers that in his first international participation, Iakovos was ranked 5th in the Panhellenic games, in July 2021, while in August of the same year in the Pan-European games in Tallinn where 90 athletes participated, he also finished at 5th place. In November 2021 at the World Games in Italy (Garda) he finished 7th out of 90 entries. While in the European championship held in Cagliari, Italy, he finished in second place.

P.O.N.A.THA event: “With open sails…ships full of smiles”

The Pancypriot Offshore Sailing Club (P.O.N.A.THA) organized on Saturday July 9 at 9:30am with great success the event “with open sails…ships full of smiles”. The institutions participated in the event Agalia Elpidas-Pancypriot Organization of Parents and Friends of Children with Cerebral and Other Paralysis and the Center for Disabled Adults “Dikaioma Elpidas”. The sponsor of the event was Larnaca Marina.
The children together with their parents and friends boarded 8 boats from Larnaca Marina they sailed in the bay of Larnaca where they enjoyed the beach front of the Finikoudes, the Medieval castle, saw the planes up close and learned the secrets of sailing from the captains.
Before the sea ride, a modest ceremony was held in which the Deputy Mayor of the city, Mr. Iasonas Iasonidis, the president of P.O.N.ATHA, addressed a greeting on behalf of the Mayor of Larnaca. Mr. Giorgos Kazanos, and the Director of the Marina Capt. Paris Dimitriou.
In his greeting, Deputy Mayor Mr. Iasonas Iasonidis said: “I want to thank Kition Ocean Marina who supports this event and the group P.O.N.ATHA. who cares about the quality of life of these children. Mr. Iasonidis said that if we could all help in this way, we would have a much better world than we have today”
Speaking on behalf of the organizers, the president of P.O.N.ATHA. Mr. George Kazanos expressed: “This year we managed to organize this event that we did in 2019 despite the fact that we had promised to hold it every year. Unfortunately the pandemic did not allow us to do that in 2020-2021.. We feel a satisfaction that we can offer to people who cannot enter the sea alone. I hope this year the children will enjoy beautiful moments that they enjoyed the last time we organized this event.”
Finally, the Director of Larnaca Marina Capt. Paris Dimitriou speaking on behalf of the sponsor noted: “Today, Larnaca Marina is present along with P.O.N.ATHA. because the sea is a hug for everyone and especially for children. Larnaca Marina will be next to the associations and sailing clubs in such actions.”
This was followed by lunch at the Larnaca Marina where the children shared their experience and asked the Captains questions.
The event aimed to offer the children of the Group’s organization a unique experience and help them to be inspired and engage more with the sea.

Thank-you letter to Larnaca Marina

With a thank-you letter to the Director of Larnaca Marina Capt. Paris Dimitriou, the group of organized boats from Israel that visited Larnaca Marina on Thursday, 2 June 2022 expressed its gratitude.
The organizer of the trip Ms. Elizabeth Lousky thanked for the welcome party, the welcoming, the hospitality and renewed the appointment of the E.M.I.R CYC team at Larnaca Marina.
Below you will find the entire letter:

The “European Day for the Sea in Cyprus” was successfully completed for the second year in a row!

The event “European Day for the Sea in Cyprus” was held with particular success for the second year in a row, between 9-13 June, at the Larnaca marina, with the participation of the public, especially children and young people.
The event received the support of the European Commission and was held under the auspices of the Ministry of Shipping of Cyprus. The “European Day for the Sea in Cyprus” was one of the 630 events held this year across Europe in honor of the European Day for the Sea which is celebrated on May 20. The events as a whole gathered the interest of more than 200,000 European citizens. According to the European Commission, these numbers constitute a new record in the history of the European Day for the Sea!
During the five-day event in Larnaca, interactive educational and artistic workshops and games on the theme of the sea and the marine environment, marine sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions such as the cleaning of the Salt Lake area, carried out under the auspices of the Commissioner of the Environment, Mrs. Klelia Vassiliou, and cleaning the seabed in the area of the fishing port and the wreck of the ship “Alexandria”, a photography exhibition on the theme of the sea, as well as boat trips in the marine area of Larnaca. All these actions were aimed as a whole to creatively inform and educate the general public about the importance of the sea and bring the world, especially children and young people, closer to it.

The closing ceremony of the event took place on Monday, 13 June, at the Larnaca marina, in the presence of the Larnaca MP, Mr. Prodromos Alabritis, the Mayor of Larnaca and Chairman of the Board of Directors of CMMI, Mr. Andreas Vyras and the Director of the Directorate of Integrated Marine Ecosystem of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Mr. Ioannis Typaldos. During the ceremony, prizes were awarded to the winners of the 2nd competition “Name a reef”, in which all the primary schools of the province of Larnaca participated. The reef of the “Castela” Beach took the name “Alia”, from the D2 Class of the 4th Agios Fanourios Primary School in Aradippou, which was also the winner of the Competition. This competition is a continuation of last year’s successful CMMI initiative, which piqued the interest of teachers and students of primary schools in the district of Larnaca. Through this competition, the students are invited to name a natural reef in the sea area of Larnaca, effectively getting involved in a process of getting to know the marine environment and raising awareness of marine life and biodiversity protection issues. The 2nd competition was organized in cooperation with the Cyprus Youth Organization, Larnaca Tourism Development and Promotion Company and the company GeoImaging, while this year it was also held under the auspices of the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.
The prizes of the 2nd competition prizes were awarded to the students and teachers by Mr. Prodromos Alabritis, Mr. Andreas Vyras and Mr. Ioannis Typaldos. During the awards ceremony, Mr. Vyras pointed out that “it is particularly important that our relationship with the sea is based on love and respect”, stressing that “this relationship should be cultivated from an early stage”. Referring to the role of schools, he underlined that “their support and cooperation is of crucial importance for raising awareness and educating children and young people about the protection of the marine environment and, by extension, for the promotion of an economic model of sustainable development”.

Finally, the Managing Director of CMMI, Mr. Zacharias Siokouros, thanked all the organizers and cooperating organizations that contributed to the success of the event, stating that “once again the participation and enthusiasm of people of all ages, especially children and young people, exceeded our expectations, motivating us even more to implement initiatives like this one that bring us closer and remind us how important the sea is to our survival and well-being”. He emphasized that “CMMI is a part of the socio-economic fabric of Larnaca, part of its life and progress”. Concluding his speech, he pointed out that “our aim is for this five-day celebration of the sea to include next year other coastal cities of Cyprus and to embrace even more organizations and institutions”.
20 organizations co-organized this year the “European Day for the Sea in Cyprus”. These were the following: the Cyprus Maritime and Maritime Institute (CMMI), the Municipality of Larnaca, the Foivos Stavridis Foundation-Larnaca Archives, the Cyprus Youth Organization, the Youth Makerspace Larnaka, the Larnaca Tourism Development and Promotion Company, the Foundation for Cultural Creation for Children and Youth, the Cyprus Association for the Protection of the Marine Environment (CYMEPA), the Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, the Institute of Marine Affairs of the Eastern Mediterranean (MarInEM), the Larnaca Company Nappa Sea Cruises, the Cyprus Foundation of the Sea (CyFoS) organization, the company GeoImaging, the Active Zone Outdoor organization, the Cyprus Energy Office, the Cyprus Dive Center Association organization, the Larnaca Nautical Club, the Pan-Cyprus Open Sea Sailing Club, the Wellness Over Waves (WOW) organization and the 23rd Larnaca Sea Scout System. The event was sponsored by the Kition Ocean Marina.

A successful start for the European Day for the Sea in Cyprus!

The European Day for the Sea in Cyprus is an event celebrating the Sea. It is addressed to all citizens and especially to children and young people with the aim of raising awareness and mobilizing them about the importance of the sea and the protection of the marine environment. During the event, there will be many activities that focus on getting to know the sea and cultivating a love for it.
The event is under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping and supported by the European Commission. It is one of the 630 events taking place this year across Europe in honor of the European Day for the Sea which is celebrated on the 20th of May. The events in their entirety are expected to gather the interest of more than 200,000 European citizens. These numbers constitute a new record in the history of the European Day for the Sea!
During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Klelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students of primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.
During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Kelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students of primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.
The European Day for the Sea in Cyprus is an event celebrating the Sea. It is addressed to all citizens and especially to children and young people with the aim of raising awareness and mobilizing them about the importance of the sea and the protection of the marine environment. Throughout its duration, there will be many activities that focus on getting to know the sea and cultivating a love for it.
The event is under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping and supported by the European Commission. It is one of the 630 events taking place this year across Europe in honor of the European Day for the Sea which is celebrated on the 20th of May. The events as a whole are expected to gather the interest of more than 200,000 European citizens. These numbers constitute a new record in the history of the European Day for the Sea!

During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Kelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students from primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.
During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Klelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students of primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research. The European Day for the Sea in Cyprus is an event celebrating the Sea. It is addressed to all citizens and especially to children and young people with the aim of raising awareness and mobilizing them about the importance of the sea and the protection of the marine environment. Throughout its duration, there will be many activities that focus on getting to know the sea and cultivating a love for it.

The event is under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping and supported by the European Commission. It is one of the 630 events taking place this year across Europe in honor of the European Day for the Sea which is celebrated on May 20. The events as a whole are expected to gather the interest of more than 200,000 European citizens. These numbers constitute a new record in the history of the European Day for the Sea!
During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Ms. Clelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students of primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.
During the five-day event in Larnaca, there will be interactive educational and artistic workshops and games, sports activities, demonstrations of innovative marine technologies, environmental actions under the auspices of the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Klelia Vassiliou, a photo exhibition and boat trips in the Larnaca marine area, which together aim to creatively inform and educate the wider public about the importance of the sea and bring the world closer to it. In addition, prizes will be awarded to students of primary schools in the province of Larnaca for winning the “Name a Reef” Contest sponsored by the Department of Fisheries and Marine Research.

Press Conference on the “European Maritime Day 2022”

A Press Conference on the events for the “European Maritime Day 2022” was held on Friday the 3rd of June at the offices of CMMI in Larnaca. The European Day is organized for the 2nd consecutive year by the Cyprus Maritime and Maritime Institute [CMMI]. The events will start on the 9th and end on the 13th of June. The European Maritime Day 2022 in Cyprus is sponsored by Larnaca Marina.
The European Day of the Sea is an institution that started a few years ago and is the day that celebrates the sea and is supported by the European Commission. This day is celebrated annually in a specific port city of each country with parallel actions in other cities.
At the conference, speeches were made on behalf of the CMMI by the Managing Director of the Institute Mr. Zacharias Siokouros, on behalf of the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the CMMI and Mayor of Larnaca Mr. Andreas Vyras by Mr. Andreas Karakatsanis, member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Team of the Institute, and by Capt. Paris Dimitriou, Director of Larnaca Marina.
Mr. Zacharias Siokouros in his statement said: “It is a great pleasure that we hold this year the European Day of the Sea in Larnaca for the second year. The great success of the event last year is what prompted us to organize it again this year. It is our intention to continue organizing it for many, many years to come and to expand it even further.
The reason that the European Commission has chosen to establish this event is the great importance that the European Commission attaches, but I also believe that many countries around the world, in the importance of the sea. The sea regulates the oceans, it regulates the climate while at the same time it is a source of work, development, research, that is why we have every reason to celebrate it. A big goal of this day is to bring the world closer to the sea. To make people realize the importance of the sea to themselves but also to understand how they affect the sea through their activities either in the sea or near it.
For this reason, in recent years there has been a large global movement that you call “Maritime Literacy” which we as CMMI have embraced and try to promote with various initiatives. We thank the co-organizers, who have undertaken some actions and they support this effort of ours. This year we have with us another great companion, our sponsor Kition Ocean Marina which supports us financially, organizationally as well as practically by providing spaces for the realization of events and activities.”
Mr. Andreas Karakatsanis on his part stated: “The Municipality of Larnaca has always been an ardent supporter of efforts to strengthen the relationship with the sea. Also one of the 3 pillars of the Municipality is the support of the Blue Sea. We want with his help too CMMI to break the barrier that exists between the residents of Larnaca and the sea, and for the citizens not to view the sea only for bathing, but to expand this relationship with the sea and with other activities. Last year it was a very successful event and for this reason this year several new organizers and more actions were added in different parts of the city. We thank all the organizers who will participate and I expect that we will have great success in this year’s event as well. We also express our warm thanks to the sponsoring company, Larnaca Marina”
The Director of Larnaca Marina Capt. Paris Dimitriou speaking at the conference said: “It is nice that today I am before you and I have to refer to the European Maritime Day 2022 representing the Larnaca Marina. The sea is a strong part of the organization of Kition Ocean Marina, the Consortium that undertook the project of redevelopment of the Marina and Port of Larnaca. When we were presented with the proposal from the Cyprus Maritime and Maritime Institute [CMMI] to become a sponsor, support and actively participate in the event, we did not hesitate, we responded positively. We saw this as an opportunity to strengthen a great institution organized by an Institute based in the city, pioneering and serving excellence in its field. At the same time, we wanted to bring Larnaca Marina even closer to the public of Larnaca and not only by demonstrating once again our intention to become a strong component of the life of the city.
Larnaca Marina is moving into the new era. The aim is to create a unique year-round destination, capable of serving and accommodating all types of yachts and providing services that satisfy demanding owners as well as crews, clients and visitors. The new Larnaca Marina will be a unique project in an ideal location that can combine high-level services, flexible accommodation and extremely easy access to services and activities.
Finally, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to CMMI for the opportunity but also the cooperation and to we wish every success in the organization of the European Maritime Day 2022.”
Below you can find the program of the event: Link

Arrival of a large group of boats at the Larnaca Marina

The first group of organized boats from Israel arrived at Larnaca Marina on Thursday, June 2.
The group is named E.M.I.R CYC. This is the first mass arrival of vessels since Kition Ocean Marina Ltd took over management. A total of 23 boats and over 120 passengers traveled to Larnaca where they will remain until June 5.

The Larnaca Marina Management welcomed the travelers in a modest ceremony. The event included music and treats with traditional Cypriot products.
During the event the Director of Larnaca Marina Capt. Paris Dimitriou honored the organizer of the trip, Mrs. Elizabeth Lousky with a commemorative plaque.
Speaking during the event, Capt. Paris Dimitriou said:
“It is with great joy and satisfaction that we welcome you and welcome you today to Larnaca Marina. Larnaca Marina has entered a new era. The aim is to create a unique year-round destination, capable of serving and accommodating all types of yachts and providing services that satisfy demanding owners as well as crews, clients and visitors..
The new Larnaca Marina will be a unique project in an ideal location that can combine high-level services, flexible accommodation and extremely easy access to services and activities.
We, the people of Larnaca Marina promise that we will always do our best to make sure you have good times to remember. Thank you again, we hope to see you again soon.”
Mrs. Elizabeth Lousky received the honorary plaque and warmly thanked the management of Larnaca Marina. In particular, she said: “Thank you for honoring me today in this beautiful way. It is touching what you are doing today. Larnaca Marina will always be a favorite destination.”

European Maritime Day 2022 in Cyprus!

The “European Maritime Day in Cyprus” is an event that celebrates the Sea and is supported by the European Commission. Building on last year’s successful organisation of the European Maritime Day in Larnaca, the CMMI will organise the EMD for a second year. The goal of the “European Maritime Day” is to reconnect youth and people of all ages with the oceans through several interactive, entertaining educational, environmental and artistic activities.
The aim is to organise a series of activities related to the sea and raise awareness on the importance of protecting the sea and the marine environment, as well as promoting ocean literacy. It is worth noting that the “EMD” will be organised in combination with the “Flood Festival Fair” in Laranca, which is a festival for the sea. The events will take place from 09/06/2022 to 13/06/2022.
You can see the full program of the events here!
See the program HERE!

Message from Panos Alexandros about the port and marina of Larnaca

With a spirit of cooperation and hard work, the project of the unified development of the Port and Marina of Larnaca, will become a strong pole of development, not only for the city of Zenon, but also for the whole of Cyprus, as stated by the CEO of Kition Ocean Holdings Mr. Panos Alexandrou. Addressing boat owners and marine tourism professionals, Mr. Alexandrou emphasized that everyone’s cooperation is valuable. He added that there should be no concerns and reservations and called on all agencies to work together for the successful completion of the project. Mr. Alexandrou also clarified that the optimization of the services offered, the upgrading of the infrastructure and the strengthening of security, as well as the additional facilities that will be given to boat owners, who will use the area of the Larnaca Marina, will have resulting in a small increase in berthing fees which have not been revised since 2009. The CEO of Kition Ocean Holdings, also pointed out that the fees to be paid will be the same for all boat owners who will dock at Larnaca Marina, existing and new, while he clarified that the increase will be minimal. Regarding the berthing of boats during the works, Mr. Alexandrou emphasized that the creation of new berths in another area has been set as a priority, so that the existing boats can be moved without having to leave the Marina. This, he said, applies to all boats, even tourist cruise boats, that are tied up on the listed pier, which will be upgraded. Making a special reference to the owners of tourist ferry boats, he indicated that with the completion of the project, they will be given a specific space, so that passengers can pass through the new Larnaca Marina, for boarding and disembarking. Our goal, concluded Mr. Panos Alexandrou, is to carry out a landmark project for Cyprus, which will lead us to a new era of development with multiple benefits for the economy and society.