Protaras Beach and Underwater Cleanup

** English text follows **
Η Scuba Diving Support Center στο πλαίσιο του κοινωνικού της έργου με χαρά σας ενημερώνει για τον πρώτο καθαρισμό βυθού και παραλίας που διοργανώνει το Σάββατο, 20 Ιουλίου, στις 17:00 στην παραλία Μάλαμα. Η εταιρεία θα παρέχει τον αέρα των δυτών που θα συμμετέχουν, με γεμίσματα ίδιων φιαλών είτε με φιάλες της εταιρείας. Για τους φίλους που θα συμμετέχουν στον καθαρισμό θα δοθούν γάντια και διχτάκια.
Παρακαλείστε όπως έχετε μαζί σας επαναχρησιμοποιούμενα δοχεία για το νερό σας.
Οι δύτες που ενδιαφέρονται να συμμετέχουν παρακαλούνται όπως μας ενημερώσουν τηλεφωνικώς για τη συμμετοχή τους μέχρι την Παρασκευή 19 Ιουλίου και όπως βρίσκονται στο fill station το Σάββατο 20 Ιουλίου από τις 16:00 για να παραλαμβάνουν τη φιάλη τους. (απαραίτητη η συμπλήρωση τυπικών εντύπων και η παρουσίαση κάρτας αυτοδύτη).

Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες παρακαλώ επικοινωνείστε μαζί μας στο 7007 7372 (SDSC) ή στο info@sdsupportcenter.org.

The Scuba Diving Support Center (SDSC) team would like to inform you about the first beach and underwater clean up that is organized by our company on Saturday, July 20th at 17:00 at the Malama Beach. SDSC will provide scuba tanks for divers (or fill for free their own tanks). We will also provide gloves and nets to divers and other individuals who will help with the cleanup.

Any divers who are interested to join our effort please call us by Friday the 19th 17:00. On Saturday you can pick up your tank by 16:00 at the SDSC premises at 475 Leoforos Protara.

We kindly ask you to please bring your own reusable cups for water.

Also bring your Divers (qualifications) card in order to receive a tank from SDSC.

We are hoping to see you all at SDSC and at the beach.

For more info please contact us at 7007 7372 or via email at info@sdsupportcenter.org.

Protaras Flower Festival 2019

The 2019 Flower Festival in Protaras will take place Saturday 22 of May.

Parade along Protaras Road (Hotels Avenue a.k.a. The Strip) accompanied by the uplifting sounds of DJ Andreas Zambas.
The parade will begin at the end of Protaras Road and finish at Protaras Municipal Square “Lefkosia” where a programme of events will take place, including music, dance and a Panathenaic procession.

Designer and model Anna Dorothea will be a beautiful Princess of Spring wearing one of her own creations.

A charity bazaar will take place with snacks, drinks, bouncy castle, face painting and children’s crafts (pottery and flower creations).

Stephanos Watersports Protaras

Stephanos Watersports Protaras

2019 Season has begun. Come and join us.

Stephanos Water Sports (Protaras)has been in the water sports industry for 34 years. It started back in 1976 when Stephanos, the creator of the company, started a small family business, teaching people how to water ski.

 

 

Kapnos Airport Shuttle

Kapnos Airport Shuttle provides an easy and economical Bus Service between Protaras and Larnaca Airport.
KAPNOS Airport Shuttle is part of KAPNOS & Sons Transport Co Ltd Group. KAPNOS Shuttle also offers other scheduled Shuttle Routes between Nicosia, Larnaka International Airport and Paphos.
The Nearest Bus Stop for Protaras to Larnaka Airport is either Ayia Napa or Paralimni.

Ayia Napa to Larnaka Airport Timetable

Mondays to Sundays 10.15 and 15.15

Paralimni to Larnaka Airport Timetable

Mondays to Sundays 10.15 and 15.15

Fare Prices and Journey Time
Adults ChildrenStudentsJourney Time
Ayia Napa → Larnaca Airport € 8.00€ 5.00€ 8.0060minutes
Paralimni → Larnaca Airport € 8.00€ 5.00€ 8.0060minutes
Protaras → Larnaca Airport (VALID FROM 15/04/2019)€ 8.00€ 5.00€ 8.0060minutes
Fares to and From Paralimni and Ayia Napa to Larnaca Airport. Prices are subject to Change. Please confirm with the Company

UPDATED SUMMER 2019 TIMETABLE

Larnaca Airport → Protaras

VALID FROM 15/04/2019/Protaras: Eman Tours Office Pernera Avenue 3, Protaras Avenue 3 (McDonalds)
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFridaySaturday Sunday
04:4504:4504:4504:4504:4504:4504:45
05:4505:4505:4505:4505:4505:4505:45
07:4507:4507:4507:4507:4507:4507:45
08:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:3008:30
10:3010:3010:3010:3010:3010:3010:30
12:0012:0012:0012:0012:0012:0012:00
13:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:3013:30
15:0015:0015:0015:0015:0015:0015:00
17:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:0017:00
19:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:0019:00
20:3020:3020:3020:3020:3020:3020:30
22:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:0022:00

For Detailed Information, to book and to contact Kapnos please visit their Website here.

Protaras Swimrun 2019 Capo Bay

SwimRun Protaras 2019REGISTER HERE FOR SWIMRUN PROTARAS 2019

PROTARAS SWIMRUN CYPRUS 2019 RULES

(The Rules can be downloaded as a .pdf document here)
1.Organization
1.1 RACE ORGANIZATION
Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 is organized by
A.C.S. Keravnos
Costas Papaellinas Arena, 44 stadiou str
Strovolos , 2058
Nicosia – Cyprus
Email: info@swimruncyprus.com
FULL UP TO DATE RACE INFORMATION INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORMS AND DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SWIMRUN PROTARAS 2019 WEBSITE AT http://www.protarasswimrun.com/
2.Entry pre – requisite
2.1 To be able to participate in Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 you have to race in a team consisting of two persons that are at least 18 years old and able to swim.
2.2 Each team member is advised to have a valid medical insurance for competing in swimrun.
2.3 Your application is final. No entry fee will be reimbursed by the Race Organization.
2.4 It is allowed to change one team member of the same gender.
3.Race course
3.1 RACE COURSE
3.1.1 The race course is marked
3.1.2 The participants must follow the marked course
3.1.3 The participants that do not follow the marked course will be disqualified
3.2 ENERGY STATIONS
3.2.1 There will be several water / food checkpoints throughout the course
3.3 MEDICAL POINTS
3.3.1 There will be several medical points where participants can get help if needed
3.3.2 There will be medical staff and equipment on boats and on land.



4.Equipment
4.1 GENERAL ABOUT EQUIPMENT PROTARAS SWIMRUN CYPRUS 2019 RULES
4.1.1 All teams need to bring all their equipment from start to finish, if a team fail to bring all their equipment to the finish line they will be disqualified.
4.2 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT PER TEAM
Wet suits designed for the conditions of the competition.
4.3 MANDATORY EQUIPMENT THAT THE ORGANIZATION WILL SUPPLY
Race bibs must be worn visible all the time during the race
2 Whistles, 1 per person
Swim caps must be worn visible during all the swims
4.4 RECOMMENDED EQUIPMENT
4.4.1 Tether
4.4.2 Water bladder
4.5 EQUIPMENT CHECK BEFORE THE RACE
Before the race there will be a mandatory gear check.
4.6 EQUIPMENT THAT IS NOT ALLOWED
4.6.1 Flotation help that is bigger than 100 cm x 60 cm.
4.6.2 No wet suits can be modified with paint or color that washes off in the water. This will result in immediate disqualification.
4.6.3 Swim fins are NOT allowed if the fin is longer than 15 cm. Measurement is from the toe to the end of the fin.
5.Timing
5.1 TIMING
5.1.1 The time is from the start until the finish line
5.1.2 The team must pass all timing checkpoints and the finish line together
5.2 CUT OFFS
5.2.1 Throughout the course there will be cut offs where the teams need to pass by a certain time to be able to continue racing.
5.2.2 Information about the cut off times will be given the day before the start
6.Racers responsibility
6.1 GENERAL
6.1.1 The participants must know the rules and follow these
6.1.2 The participants shall respect other participants, organization , spectators and the people living in the race area.
6.1.3 The participants are not allowed to use unfair methods to get advantages
6.1.4 Swimrun is a clean sport and we do not accept any use of illegal substances
6.1.5 The participants are obliged to help in case of emergency if the organization is asking for it.
6.1.6 Each participant must show proof of identification at the race registration
6.2 BEFORE THE RACE
6.2.1 The participants can train and scout the course prior to the race but must respect the residents in the area and behave according to the local land use laws. Training recommendations for the area will be communicated via news letter to the racers as some areas are sensitive from an environmental perspective. These recommendations must be respected.
6.3 DURING THE RACE
6.3.1 The participants are participating at their own risk and cannot hold the organization responsible for any accident during the race.
6.3.2 The teams are obliged at their best ability to help another team that have been injured or being sick.
6.3.3 A team that has abandoned the race shall report it as soon as possible to the organization.
6.3.4 The participants are not allowed to throw trash in the nature. If a team is doing so they will get disqualified.
6.3.5 For safety reasons we will allow NO tow-line on the first running sections of any race.
7.Rules
7.1 RACE JURY
7.1.1 Race jury is the race director and two persons from the race organization.
7.1.2 The race jury is:
– Enforcing the rules
–Decide the outcome of a protest
–Decide about disqualification
–Decide about course changes and changes in the rules
7.1.3 At least two members of the jury is needed to be able to take a race jury decision.
7.1.4 The race jury has the right to use “common sense” to take a decision about arisen situation if it is not clear in the rules
7.1.5 The decision of the race jury is definitive.
7.2 PROTESTS
7.2.1 A protest must be given in written to the race organization within 30 minutes after finishing the race.
7.2.2 A protest must include:
–Time and location
–Team number and signatures of the team members
–Team number or team name of the team that the protest is against
–The reason for the protest
–If possible include witness with name or team number
7.2.3 A protest that does not fill the criteria of point 7.2.2 will be ignored.
7.2.4 A decision from the race jury will be communicated to those involved as soon as possible.
7.3 DISQUALIFICATIONS
Offense against the rules leads to disqualification.
7.4 EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE
It is not allowed to receive assistance from other people than the race organization.
Each team must make their own way from start to finish.



8.Safety
8.1 The Race organization will take the required steps to minimize the risk of an accident. Both for the participants and for the staff.
8.2 The Race organization must have the necessary amount of safety crafts and safety staff in place for the swims depending on their risk exposure.
8.3 The two members of each team has to stay together at all time and cannot be more than 10 meters apart.
8.4 The race organization can refuse a team to continue if they judge them not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.
9.Media and sponsor exposure
9.1 SPONSOR MARKINGS
The teams are allowed to have sponsors marked on their race gear.
9.2 RACE BIBS
The race bibs cannot be modified in any way and must be worn all the time.
After the race all race bibs must be returned to the organization (lost or not returned racing bibs will be charged 50 Euros or equivalent)
9.3 PICTURES AND FILM FREE RIGHTS
The participant gives the race organization the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and films etc
10.Accepting the rules
By entering the race each team member accepts the rules in full.
11.Image rights
All images and rights from the event are reserved. All unauthorized commercial use of images will be legally addressed

Protaras SwimRun 2019 Waiver

(The Waiver can be downloaded as a .pdf document here)
EVENT REGISTRATION, RELEASE AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY, AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT
NOTE:
READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING. THIS DOCUMENT HAS LEGAL
CONSEQUENCES AND WILL AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND WILL LIMIT OR ELIMINATE YOUR ABILITY TO BRING FUTURE LEGAL ACTIONS.
In consideration of being permitted by A.C.S Keravnos (“Event Producer”) to participate in
PROTARAS SWIMRUN CYPRUS 2019 event, including related programs or events (“Event”), I
understand and acknowledge that by checking the acceptance
box on the site or signing below, that I am legally agreeing to the statements in the following Event Registration, Release and Waiver of Liability, and Assumption of Risk and Indemnity Agreement (“Agreement”) and that these statements are being accepted and relied upon by the Released Parties,
that is myself and the Event Producer.

I hereby freely and voluntarily acknowledge and/or take action for myself, as follows:
1. I HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE AND ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN THIS EVENT. I acknowledge swimming, running and/or other portions of this Event are inherently dangerous and are an extreme test of my physical and mental limits that carries with them the potential for serious bodily injury, permanent disability, paralysis and death, and property damage or loss.
I acknowledge and agree that it is my responsibility to determine whether I am sufficiently fit and
healthy enough to safely participate in the Event, and I attest and certify that I am or will be
sufficiently fit and physically trained to participate in the Event, which I elect to enter. I certify
that I have not been advised against participation in the Event by any healthcare provider. I have
no physical or medical condition that would endanger myself or others if I participate in the Event,
or would interfere with my ability to safely participate in the Event. I accept responsibility for the
condition and adequacy of my competition equipment and my conduct in connection with the
Event.
I understand and acknowledge that there may be vehicle or pedestrian traffic on the course
route, and I assume the risk of swimming, running and/or other portions of this Event and
participating under these circumstances. I also assume any and all other risks associated with
participating in this Event, including but not limited to the following: falls, dangers of collisions
with vehicles, pedestrians, other participants, and fixed objects; the dangers arising from surface
hazards, equipment failure, inadequate safety equipment; and hazard that may be posed by
spectators or volunteers; and weather conditions. I further acknowledge that these risks include
risks that may be the result of negligent acts, omissions, and/or carelessness of the Released
Parties, as defined herein. I understand that I will be participating in the Event at my own risk,
that I am responsible for the risk of participation in the Event.
2. I understand and acknowledge the dangers associated with the consumption of alcohol and/or
drugs before, during and after the Event and I recognize that consumption of alcohol and/or drugs
might impair my judgment. I assume responsibility for any injury, loss or damage associated with
my consumption of alcohol and/or drugs.
3. I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE the Event Producer, the race sanctioning body, event
sponsors, event organizers, event promoters, race directors, event officials, event staff, advertisers, property owners, volunteers, administrators, contractors, vendors, volunteers, all other persons o
r entities involved with the Event, and all city, town, county, and other governmental bodies, and/or municipal agencies whose property and/or personnel are use and/or in any way assist in locations in which the Event or segments of the Event take place, and each of their respective parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies, licensees, officers, directors, partners, board members, shareholders, members, supervisors, insurers, agents, employees, volunteers, and other participants and representatives (individually and collectively, the”Released Parties”), from any and all claims, liabilities of every kind, demands, damages (including direct, indirect, incidental, special and/or consequential), losses (economic and non-economic), and causes of action, of any kind or any nature, which I have or may have in the future, including court costs, attorneys’ fees and litigation expenses (individually and collectively, the “Claims”) that may arise out of, result from, or relate to my participation in the Event or my traveling to or from the Event, including my death, personal injury, partial or permanent disability, negligence, property damage and damages of any kind, property theft, and Claims relating to the provision of first aid, medical care, medical treatment, or medical decisions (at the Event site or elsewhere), and any Claims for medical or hospital expenses, even if such Claims are caused by the negligent acts, omissions, or the carelessness of the Released Parties.
4. I agree to read and abide by the competition rules adopted by the drug or doping control rules,
Event Producer’s Competition Rules, as they may be amended from time to time, and all traffic
laws. I acknowledge that prior to participating in the Event I shall inspect the race course, facilities, equipment, and areas to be used, so that to become aware and get acquainted with the race route.
5. I hereby acknowledge that I enter the Event with my own free will and that I shall assume full responsibility should I suffer any injury or illness during the Event as a result of my medical
condition. I hereby further acknowledge that the Event Producer shall not be liable if I enter the competition knowing that I am ill or that my medical condition does not allow my participation in such a race. I also consent to receive medical treatment that may be deemed advisable in the
event of injury, accident or illness during the Event. I agree to be responsible and assume liability
for any and all costs incurred as a result of my participation in the Event, including but not limited
to ambulance transport services, hospital stays, medical care and treatment, and physician and
pharmaceutical goods and services, except for care and treatment which may be already covered by my insurance.
I acknowledge and agree that the Event Producer shall not be responsible for insuring me during the Event.
6. I hereby grant to Event Producer the right, permission, and authority to use my name, image,
voice, and/or likeness, without compensation, captured during the Event by Event Producer, its
affiliated entities or contractors, and/or the media in any photographs, videotapes, CDs, DVDs,
broadcast, telecast, podcast, webcast, recordings, motion pictures, commercial advertisement, promotion materials, and/or any other record of this Event for any purpose whatsoever.
7. I acknowledge and agree that Event Producer, in its sole discretion, may delay, postpone or cancel the Event if it believes the conditions on the race day are unsafe. If the Event is delayed or
cancelled for any reason, including but not limited to acts of God or the elements (including
without limitation, wind, rough water, rain, hail, hurricane, tornado, earthquake), acts of terrorism, fire, threatened or actual strike, labor difficulty, work stoppage, insurrection, war, public disaster, flood, unavoidable casualty, race course conditions, or any other cause beyond the control of Event Producer, there shall be no refund of Event Producer’s entry fee or any other costs incurred in connection with the Event.
8. I understand that Event Producer reserves the right, in its sole and complete discretion, to deny entry, revoke the entry application of any applicant at any time, and/or to disqualify any individual from the Event.
I hereby expressly waive any claim for damages arising from the denial or revocation of an entry application exceeding the amount of the entry fee of the Event .
9. By submitting my application for entry into an Event Producer organized or licensed event, I
expressly consent to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the Republic of Cyprus in
any dispute arising related to my application or my participation in Event Producer’s Event. If any
provision of this Agreement shall be deemed unlawful, void, or for any reason, unenforceable,
then that provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.
10. A legal guardian who signs this Agreement on behalf of an incapacitated and/or mentally
challenged person (hereinafter “Said Person”), hereby acknowledges that he or she has the legal
capacity and authority to act on behalf of Said Person and to legally bind Said Person to the
Agreement. The legal guardian who agrees with the terms and conditions of this Agreement agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Released Parties for any expenses incurred, Claims made, or liabilities assessed against them, as a result of any insufficiency of legal capacity or authority to act on behalf of Said Person in the execution of this Agreement.
11. I disclaim against the Event Producer, its employees and its volunteers from any compensation for damages to him or a third person that was caused due to the athlete being accompanied in
any way up the finish line chute by a person not registered for the race. This does not come to
action if the damage was caused by gross negligence or malicious intent by the Event Producer, its employees and its volunteers.
12. I acknowledge that in the event where damage is suffered by a minor, for whom I had a caretaking obligation, as a parent, a guardian or otherwise, the waiving also applies for those persons as well.
I HEREBY AFFIRM THAT I AM EIGHTEEN (18) YEARS OF AGE (OR WILL BE ON THE DATE OF THE EVENT) OR OLDER, I HAVE READ THIS AGREEMENT, I UNDER STAND ITS CONTENT, AND INTENTIONALLY AND VOLUNTARILY SIGN THIS AGREEMENT.

Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 powered by Capo Bay

(The Athletes Guide – Race Course can be downloaded as a .pdf document here)
Athletes Guide
Welcome to Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 race held in the beautiful setting of Protaras – Cape Greco area.
The course takes you through amazing beaches and trails that will get you excited and fascinated throughout.
The course will challenge your fitness capacity but will reward you with amazing views and beautiful scenery.
This is a unique race since teams will have to work in pairs, this will promote cooperation, synchronization and bonding among members of the teams.
Our aim is to guide you through the route of the course along with some key elements and rules that you must obey, to have a beautiful and safe race.
The SwimRun Cyprus 2019 powered by Capo Bay aim, is to provide unique experiences and challenges to the teams racing the course. Therefore, bring all your positive energy to have an amazing race and make it an unforgettable experience.
Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 route.
Start:
Run 1(1.73km):
You will start from the parking area next to Capo Bay hotel and head (left) Yianna Mari area, and continue to run until you find the 1 st turning point that will guide you back at the beach of Yianna Mari to take on the 1 st swim of the day.

Swim 1(600m):
After Run 1 you will enter the water for Swim 1 at the area of Yianna Mari beach and head towards
Figtree bay. You will find a marker buoy that you must pass to start swimming right to Figtree bay. You will swim parallel to the coastline and you will exit the swim after you pass
the second buoy marker . Both times you should pass the marking buoys keeping them on your right-hand side.
At exiting you will run along the pedestrian road and head to Figtree bay to take on the
second swim of the day.

Run 2(580m):
After Swim 1 athletes will head to Run 2 towards Figtree bay. It’s a short 580 m run to Swim 2
On root to Swim 2, you will find feeding station 1 on your left-hand side. The station will
have water and fruits. Take time to feed yourselves since the course will be long and
difficult.

Swim 2(475m):
On entering Swim 2 you will swim round Figtree island and head to the left side of Figtree beach where you will exit the sea to take on Run 3.

Run 3(1.6km):
Post Swim 2, you will run from Figtree bay and head to the direction of Cavo Maris beach where you will find the 3 rd swim of the day at ‘Vizakia’ beach . You have to be aware that going down the rocks is a bit steep, therefore you need to be cautious.

Swim 3(145m):
After Run 3 you will take on Swim 3 that is short and sweet and then exit for Run 4 that will take you to the Nissia area.

Run 4(640m):
After Swim 3 you will head towards Nissia island, post swim exit you will find a short steep climb that will take you over Cavo Maris beach. After the beach you will find Feeding Station 2 with “SIS” isotonic gels and water. Take your time to replenish any lost fluids since there is still a long race ahead.

Swim 4(600m):
You will enter the water carefully due to sharp entry rocks and carefully swim on the outer
part of the island since there are shallow ends that will delay you if you swim too close to the shore.
This is the only segment on the race course that the start and finish are the same.

Run 5(1.2km):
After exiting Swim 4 you will head along the coastline, pass Mimosa beach and enter the 5th Swim of the race.
After passing Mimosa beach you will enter Swim 5. You must be cautious of the slippery rocks entering and exiting at this part of the course!

Run 6(1.7km):
This trail takes you to Konnos beach, it is quite tricky and technical near the cliffs of
Kyklopes Caves , therefore you should focus on the directions and signage given on the
course to avoid taking the wrong path.

Swim 6(375m):
At the end of Run 6, you will enter the beautiful beach of Konnos bay , one of the most
scenic places of these race. You will enter the water at the edge of the beach and you will swim parallel to the coastline until you see on your right-hand side the exit flag at a small rocky bay. During the swim you must watch from any boat anchoring ropes found in the way and any fishing lines from fishermen at shore.
In case of fishing lines, make a big semicircle around the line to avoid any injuries and respect the fishermen doing their hobby at the same time as you.

Run 7(2.45km):
After Swim 6, teams must follow the trail taking them to Cape Greco. After the 1st 800m trail run, and near Ayioi Anargyroi Chapel, teams will find the Feeding Station 3 of the race. The station will be equipped with water and energy bars (SIS bars). After the station, teams will follow the trail passing by the famous Kamara tou Koraka and taking them close to the “Blue Lagoon” seaside.

Swim 7(265m):
The swim entry is slippery therefore, athletes should walk slow until the edge of the rock
before they enter the water. Teams will enter the water and head right to the crystal waters of “Blue Lagoon”.

Run 8(5.7km):
As you exit “Blue Lagoon” you will head on the trail round the mountain, where the Monument of Peace (view point) close to the top of the mountain there is a very narrow trail with the edge of the cliff to be close, therefore you need to run with extreme caution!!
This trail is approximately 5.7 km.
At the dangerous point of the trail there will be a marshal to make you aware of the point. The marshal will instruct you to walk for 5-6 meters in order to pass safe the narrow path.
Teams will find the Feeding Station 4 of the course at the Cape Greco Environmental Center.
The station will be equipped with water and isotonic gels (SIS).

Swim 8(890m):
Before Swim 8 entry you will find again the Feeding Station 3. Take your time to replenish any lost fluids.
Swim 8 is the longest and hardest swim of the course, try and pace up so that you can handle the distance of 890m. Teams will already have covered 2/3rds of the course and athletes will be quite tired. Take time during Run 8 to take advantage of the two feeding stations laid in course ( Feeding Station 4 followed by Feeding Station 3 ) to replenish any lost fluids and electrolytes. In case you don’t feel fit to continue rest for a bit before you enter the water.
On site there will be a marshal to guide you from where to enter the water. As you enter you will take a 180° turn and direct to the exit point of Swim 6 at the rocky bay next to Konnos beach.

Run 9(5.8km):
As you finish Swim 8 you will begin your final run to the finish line. This is the last run of the day and you will have to run approximately 5.8 km. At this final run you will be quite drained and exhausted therefore is advised that you stop at the Feeding Station 2 ahead ( around 3.4km from the start of Run 9 ) hydrate and eat well to finish the race.

Finish line:
Well done!!!
You have managed to reach the finish line!
Try and pose as best as you can for the photographer on site and enjoy the festivities on site. Please feel free to express your comments either on site or drop as a call after the race and pinpoint any issues risen during the race.

Feeding Stations Summary:
There will be 4 feeding stations along the course with plenty of fluids and fruits.

Feeding Station 1:
The 1st station is located at the Start line of the course at the parking area next to Capo Bay hotel, you will reach this station after the 1st swim heading to the 2nd swim located at the Figtree bay next to the hotel.
Distance from Start 2.9km.
Feeding Station 2:

The 2nd station is located just after Cavo Maris hotel heading to the 4th swim at Nissia area. Distance from Start 5.6km . You will find the station again upon your return from Swim 8 heading to the finish line.
Distance from Swim 8 Exit to Feeding Station 2 3.4km and distance from Feeding Station 2 to Finish Line 2.5 km.

Feeding Station 3:
The 3rd station is situated in the parking area next to Agioi Anargiroi Chapel.
You will pass it after the end of Swim 6 along the 7th running trail (distance between Feeding Station 2 and Feeding Station 3 4.7km) and you will find it again upon your return from Run 8, heading back to the finish line.
Distance between Feeding Station 3 and Feeding Station 2 4.15km.

Feeding Station 4:
The fourth station is located at the parking of the Cape Greco Environmental Centre coming from the 8th trail from Fanos area heading to the 8th swim.
Distance between Feeding Station 3 and Feeding Station 4 5.7km
Distance between Feeding Station 4 and Feeding Station 3 1.3km

You can find a digital map with all the details of Protaras SwimRun Cyprus 2019 route
at: https://www.plotaroute.com/route/727009. You may also download the route in
many formats such as GPX,KML,TCX and much more.

Equipment

  • See rules and regulations given.
  • You are advised for this race to bring any energy gels or source of energy needed with you and not rely only on the feeding stations given.
  • Wetsuit:
    All participants MUST wear a suitable wetsuit during the race, due to the low temperature of the water
    You will not be allowed to participate in the race without one to avoid any hypothermia event from happening.
  • Safety buoy:
    All participants are advised to carry with them their own safety buoy (OPTIONAL) to be visible for the safety boats and to keep them safe in case of emergency.(Organizers will not provide this item)
  • Emergency whistle:
    In case of danger use the emergency whistle given by the organizers

Safety
The two members of each team must stay together at all time and cannot be more than 10 meters apart.
You must work as a team, at any point during the race if you fill that your life or your partners life/condition is in danger, then let the marshals know and seek help.
ALWAYS enter the water feet/leg first.
DO NOT dive headfirst.
When crossing a road, athletes must take all caution.
The race organization can refuse a team to continue if they judge, they are not capable due to fatigue or being in such bad physical condition that continued racing would be to take unnecessary risk.

Littering
The Cape Greco Peninsula belongs to the Natura 2000 network of protected areas.
Therefore, littering is strictly prohibited and if any of the teams found littering the area, will be disqualified at the spot.
Ten meters after passing each feeding station you will find a trash bin where you can drop your trash, otherwise you will have to carry it until the next available trash bin.

Marshals
Marshals will be spread around key spots of the race route to assist and safeguard the
participants. They are all volunteers therefore it would be helpful to listen and follow their instructions during the race.
FULL UP TO DATE RACE INFORMATION INCLUDING REGISTRATION FORMS AND DETAILS CAN BE FOUND ON THE SWIMRUN PROTARAS 2019 WEBSITE AT http://www.protarasswimrun.com/

airbnb protaras

New Tax Legislation coming

Alone for Protaras Airbnb shows more than 300+ Listings (for the whole of Cyprus Airbnb lists an estimated 40.000 properties or lodgings)
The Government is currently looking into a law which would make it compulsory to be on a type of Register and of course raise some tax revenue from the Owners of those listings.
At the moment Airbnb Listings in Cyprus are NOT regulated by the CTO (Cyprus Tourist Organization) and thus do not have any obligation like other short term rental properties have (for example to have a First Aid Kit or Fire Extinguisher on the Premises)
Under the legislative proposal, where a household’s income from rentals is over €15,600 these rentals will need to register a VAT number. Also, in some cases it will allow people who rent out premises for commercial purposes to sub-let them. Concerning the rental of apartments for tourism purposes, MPs have inserted a clause requiring that their owners must beforehand secure the consent of the other owners and/or tenants in the same building block. Myrianthous said that effectively the bill will provide for the licensing of self-catering lodgings under “comparatively less stringent procedures.” A dedicated registry is to be created for these residences, villas and apartments. This will be a different registry to that already in existence for hotels and tourist accommodations. Each property thus registered would be assigned a number, which will be used in online advertising platforms so that punters may know whether the property in question is registered or not.


Work in Protaras 2019

Fancy working in Protaras 2019?

The Recruiting Process has started at the Capo Bay Protaras and will definitely kick off more in the New Year.
Here is one of the First Ones we have seen. It is for the Capo Bay Hotel right on the Beachfront in Protaras.Contact them if you want to find out more.
Protaras 2019 Work Capo Bay Hotel



Keep an eye on this Site or our Facebook Page where we will be posting more of Protaras Job Offerings for 2019 as they become available.