Larnaka – Cyprus

Cyprus

Larnaka – Cyprus

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Beautifully compact, easily accessible and truly authentic, Larnaka is Cyprus' oldest soul; the longest continually inhabited region of the island, with a history that dates back 10,000 years, and the most centrally positioned. Larnaka is also a thriving and modern European community that offers the...

Beautifully compact, easily accessible and truly authentic, Larnaka is Cyprus’ oldest soul; the longest continually inhabited region of the island, with a history that dates back 10,000 years, and the most centrally positioned. Larnaka is also a thriving and modern European community that offers the best of all worlds. A characteristic feature of the region is that tourists will find that there is no distinction between resort and town; locals and visitors alike can enjoy the same daily experience of a charming and different Mediterranean city. Larnaka seamlessly blends its two ‘faces’ from the stretches of varied coastline. The defining features of Larnaka city include the bustling promenade of Foinikoudes – and its joining sea walkway of Piale Pasha, which passes by quaint old neighbourhoods and fresh fish taverns. The parallel shopping center with its traditonal architecture puts everything at your fingertips, while the famous Salt Lake that fills with flocks of vibrant pink flamingos in the winter months. Larnaka town is also significant for both Christians and Moslems. The Church of Agios Lazaros, the patron saint of the town who Jesus resurrected and held dear as a friend;

Once you fall in love with Larnaka, you will discover for yourself why both flamingos and visitors always return to their favorite Mediterranean region!

1 Day
  • Destination
  • Departure
    Europe Square, Larnaka, Cyprus
  • Departure Time
    10:30am
  • Return Time
    12:30pm
  • Dress Code
    Casual
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TREASURE HUNT "Let's SHARE Larnaka"
Date: Saturday 23 March 2019 Time: 10: 30-12: 30 Location; Europe Square, Larnaka, Cyprus
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AIM OF THE INVASION
The aim of this work is to take photos of the city of Larnaka and post them on social media (Facebook, Twitter and Instragram).
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GAME RULES
1. You will receive a photo at the starting point 2. You can ask for help 4. Locate the person who will give you the next photo / clue 5. Collect all 5 photos / items within 2 hours
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INSTRUCTIONS TO PARTICIPANTS
Everyone is invited to publish photos from the city of Larnaka, on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter using the hashtags #DIGINV #DIGINVCyprus All pictures must include cultural heritage sites or points of reference of Larnaka. Members of the group may also appear there. You can also use the invader mask you have in your hands.
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COMPETITION RULES
The picture must be published on Saturday 23 March 2019 or Sunday 24 March 2019. The photo must contain the 2 hashtags: #DIGINV #DIGINVCyprus The count of reactions/likes will take place on Tuesday 2 April and the winner will be contacted through profile. The winner/winner will be the profile owner whose photo will receive the most reactions/likes.
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PROJECT NETWORK - ORGANIZERS
The project consortium includes partners from Italy, Cyprus, Belgium, Malta, Croatia and Hungary. The Cultural Operators from Cyprus are the Pierides Museum - Bank of the Cyprus Cultural Foundation, the Larnaka Cultural Foundation for Children and Youth, the Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia, the Hadjigiorkis Flourmill Museum and Pocket Theater. The Cyprus cultural society is coordinated by the Cyprus Computer Society.
Cyprus Computer Society The Cyprus Computer Society was established in 1984 and numbers more than 1000 members. It functions as a non-profit organization and aims to improve and promote high standards among ICT professionals in recognition of the impact that ICT has on employment, business, and society, but also on the quality of life of citizens. The CCS plays a key role in linking Academies with Industry through the promotion of key elements of Informatics, in particular in the areas of digital literacy, professional skills, professionalism, education, training and research. In addition, it participates in various European projects related to the ICT sector and also competitions and events such as Robotex Cyprus, BEBRAS Challenge - Cyprus, Cyprus Cyber ​​Security Challenge, Cyprus Olympiad in Informatics, Hour of code, etc.
Pierides Museum - Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation The Pierides Museum – Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation is considered being one of the most important archaeological museums in Cyprus. The archaeological collection is housed in the Pierides Mansion, an extraordinary building of 1825, and it is consisted of 2500 archaeological artefacts from all over Cyprus, presenting 9000 years of art and Cypriot culture.
Larnaka Cultural Foundation for Children and Youth Larnaka Cultural Foundation for Children and Youth was founded by the Ministry of Education and it operates as a non-profit, non-governmental organization since July 2010 with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture as well as with the support of the Municipality of Larnaka. Its purpose is creativity, to provide equal access and participation in cultural goods, enhancing multiculturalism, promotion and preservation of cultural identity and generally contributing to any cultural and artistic programs and events, with an emphasis on children, adolescents and young people. Its aim is to provide a "healthy" environment for children and young people of all ages where they can create, regardless of their origin or economic status, by offering workshops of theatre, music, art, personal development, creative writing, cinematography among others. In addition to the workshops, the Foundation organises different events throughout the year through which art and culture are promoted. The Foundation is managed by a Board composed of representatives from: the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, Larnaka City Hall, the Federation of Associations of Parents of Secondary Education Larnaka, the Federation of Associations of Parents of Primary Education Larnaka, the House of Arts and Literature and the Larnaka District Development Agency.
The Leventis Municipal Museum of Nicosia The Leventis Municipal Museum presents the history and social development of the city of Nicosia from the Chalcolithic period around 3.900 BC up to the present days. The Museum was founded in 1984 by the Anastasios G. Leventis Foundation and the Municipality of Nicosia and was inaugurated in 1989. Two years later, in 1991, the Leventis Museum was honoured with the European Museum of the Year Award. Today, entirely refurbished and with the new “Constantine Leventis” wing, the Museum aims to continue in its mission of contributing to the protection of Nicosia’s history. The permanent exhibition spaces are home to exhibits which take the visitor on a journey through Nicosia’s history, a history that began 1.800.000 years ago. The Museum’s collections represent over 6.000 years of the capital's history. The collections are wide - ranging and include archaeological artefacts, costumes, photographs, medieval pottery, maps, engravings, jewels and furniture and many other artefacts that represent and depict the history of the city of Nicosia which is the capital of Cyprus since the 10th century AD. Every year the Museum is organising or hosting a number of temporary exhibitions, lectures, educational programmes and other events. The temporary exhibition space hosts exhibitions from other museums and foundations from Cyprus and abroad, while, at the same time, it organizes exhibitions aimed at the promotion of the history and social development of the city.
Hadjigiorkis Flourmill Museum Hadjigiorkis Flourmill Museum is an interactive space in which tradition and intangible cultural heritage of Cyprus traditional milling and bread-making are being preserved and revitalized. During your visit here, the visitor is given the opportunity to experience the Cypriot milling cultural heritage and interact with it, with all your senses, watching the milling history through visual installations, observing the authentic procedure taking life before their own eyes, listening to the sounds that accompanied the daily life of our ancestors, such as the one of our traditional stone-mill, that will function during exhibition hours. The participants will be making their own boule of bread with your hands; taking a long whiff of the rich aroma of the freshly baked bread and of course they will taste an authentic Cypriot whole-wheat bread, especially made for the purposes of the tour. In its three year course, the Museum has organised two theatrical programs and several other educational programs. Hadjigiorkis Flourmill Museum participates in several activities promoting tourism and culture of Cyprus and for that it has been awarded with the Special Recognition Award by the Cyprus Hotel Association in 2018.
Pocket Theater Cyprus Pocket Theatre Cyprus is an NGO that was founded in Limassol Cyprus back in 2013. It aims in presenting classical work in new ways. The organisation’s last production was the european premier of Chuck Mee’s musical “Queens Boulevard” with showings in all 4 major cities of the island. In addition to its activities, in 2017 the Pocket Theatre founded another branch for the company, “Mpalwmeni Tsepi” that is producing theatrical pieces for kids and teenagers.The company has produced more than 10 theatrical pieces for adults and 14 pieces that are more family oriented. The theater is next to a show for the past two years.
Participation is FREE - Registrations on https://goo.gl/forms/V9R7XKztGINQ8Jhp2
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2588366061205755/