Yianna Marie Hotels

Welcome to the endless blue

Welcome to Yianna Marie resort

South-east on the beautiful island of Aphrodite the goddess of love is the golden beaches of Protaras. In the heart of Protaras you will find the Yianna Marie Resort. Nearly 35,000 square meters, a vast relaxing and safe area for you to enjoy an ideal holiday.

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SunConnect Protaras Beach - Golden Star Hotel

Luxurious rooms with all comforts


SunConnect Protaras Beach – Golden Star complex is the gem of Yianna Marie Hotels. Is situated on the beach in the Heart of Protaras, as well as our sister property The Rising Star Beach Hotel. Fully renovated it has all the comforts and supplies a high level of services to our clients. A well built four floor building offering 100 comfortable rooms comprising of studio and one bedroom apartments. Within 50 meters you will find our Supermarket, the Beach Bar, the Rising Sun Pub and our fully renovated and well known Yianna Marie Restaurant. Everything on your doorstep for the perfect holiday.

Yianna Marie Beach Kiosk

An oasis of relaxation


The Yianna Marie Beach Kiosk is a real oasis of relaxation right on the waves. With exotic umbrellas for the shade, tables by the golden beach and all kinds of drinks it refreshes its many visitors. For those who wish, they can enjoy the delicious snacks also on offer.

SunConnect Protaras Beach - Rising Star Hotel

SunConnect Protaras Beach - Rising Star Hotel

Comfortable accommodation on the waves

SunConnect Protaras Beach – Rising Star Hotel is situated On the beach in the heart of Protaras as well as our sister property the Golden Star. A new four floor building offering 106 comfortable rooms comprising studio one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Within 100 meters you will find the Golden Star Supermarket,

Yianna Marie Restaurant, Yianna Marie Beach Bar and the Rising Sun Pub. In fact everything you need to make it a holiday you won’t forget.

Rising Sun Pub

Traditional pub


The traditional Rising Sun Pub is characterized by the Cypriot hospitality and it offers all kinds of drinks and cocktails to its customers. At nights, the pub organizes special events for amusement and entertainment which are enjoyed by its many friends. By having big screens, the visitors can watch all the sport events from all over the world (football, formula etc), while having a refreshing drink.

Yianna Marie Restaurant

Yianna Marie Restaurant

The new gastronomical suggestion


The Yianna Marie Restaurant has been fully renovated. This is a restaurant, with up-to-date facilities that offers high quality food for all tastes, international and local cuisine (meat, fish, chicken etc). The restaurant which is next to the pool of The Golden Star complex, has direct view of the Protara’s sea and it operates all through the day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) offering amazing gastronomical delights to its customers. For the locals, as well as the tourists it is the “hot spot” of Protaras, since it combines excellent food with a perfect location with prompt and attentive service.

The Golden Star Supermarket

Whatever you need right next to you


Within this unique environment, our company has also created The Golden Star Supermarket, which serves daily the residents of our complexes and the other visitors of the area. It covers every need that the customers have with its fresh fruit and bread, plenty of products, newspapers, magazines, phone cards, etc.

SunConnect Protaras Beach Protaras


Holidays… pure and simple


The Yianna Marie holiday resort is an up-to-date resort that offers high standard services in the areas of hotels, catering and entertainment.

With the two hotels Golden Star and Rising Star, the renowned renovated restaurant Yianna Marie Restaurant, the Beach Kiosk, the Pub and the Supermarket, we have created a fantastic world for the holidays and the entertainment of our customers. Our facilities are located in the heart of the most famous beach of Protaras and they have a view of the endless blue of the sea and the incredible scenery of the most beautiful corner of the Eastern Mediterranean. A friendly blend of European tradition and Cypriot charm, Yianna Marie welcomes families, couples and small groups of holiday makers guaranteeing warm, friendly and attentive service. Enjoy the sunshine, the beach, and all our excellent resort facilities.

Welcome

Yianna Marie Hotels Ltd is a company that has a long history which has managed to combine friendliness and the traditional Cypriot hospitality along with high professionalism and fresh ideas. Focusing its attention on quality, the company constantly integrates its services and its products, so that its customers can enjoy the best service possible.

Along these lines, the company goes through all the necessary actions and undertakes all the necessary initiatives to improve its infrastructure, to enhance its professionalism and in general to expand its services towards its customers. In 2010, the company has carried out an ambitious investment programmed of several million euros for the renovation of its facilities and the qualitative integration of its infrastructures. Today, Yianna Marie Hotels Group has update hotel complexes, fully renovated restaurant tavern, beach kiosk, traditional pub and a supermarket with variety of products.

The vision of the shareholders, the directions, the administrators and the staff of the company is to provide qualitative services to its customers. We welcome you to the Yianna Marie Hotels world for your ultimate holiday!

The directors  Mavroudis Mavroudis, Costakis Mavroudis, Panayiotis Economou

 The goals

The goals

Since the foundation until today, the central goal of the company is and remains the offer of qualitative services to its customers. For this reason, the company studies the trends of the international tourist market, it participates in tourist exhibitions overseas, educates its administrators, it designs and brings into effect investment programmes so that the product which is offered covers all the needs of the modern tourist. Today, Yianna Marie Hotels us a modern, flexible company with high professional standards, which looks forward to tomorrow with optimism.

The vision

The vision

The vision of all people who work in Yianna Marie Hotels is the expansion of our services but with respect to quality. We will not undertake operations in any way, which will reduce the value of quality which we offer to our customers. In our every move, we take into consideration the needs of our customers, the reliability of the company, the protection of the environment and the quality of the tourist product that we offer.

Our people

Our people

The Yianna Marie Hotels employs around 120 permanent staff. The majority of our staff is specialized in their sectors, while they are being educated constantly either in Cyprus or overseas. Our administrators and staff have as a daily axis of their actions the high professional service of our customers.

Location

You can find us in the heart of Protaras

The Yianna Marie paradise is located right in the heart of the most famous and most-frequented beach of Protaras and it is adjacent to the pedestrian zone of the area. All our facilities view the blue sea and golden sand of Protaras. To reach Yianna Marie you need to take the central beach road of Protaras and take the first turn on the left. At the end of the road, right on the beach, the world Yianna Marie Hotels is waiting for you.

Golden_Star Golden Star Hotel Lefkollas 21, 5296 Protaras P.O. Box 33271, 5312 Paralimni Τel.: +357 23814444 Fax: +357 23814445

Rising_Star

Rising Star Hotel

 

     Τel.: +357 23814333

     Fax: +357 23814334

Yianna_Marie_RestaurantYianna Marie Restaurant

Τel.: +357 23814440

Rising Sun Pub

Traditional pub

Τel.:+357 23814438

 

Yianna Marie Beach Kiosk

An oasis of relaxation

Τel.: +357 23814446

 

The Golden Star Supermarket

Whatever you need right next to you

Τel.:+357 23814436

 

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P.O. Box 33271

Paralimni

Protaras

5312

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814444

Fax: +357-23814455

Lefkolas 23

Protaras – Paralimni

Famagusta

5296

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814333

Fax: +357-23814334

Lefkolas 14

Protaras – Paralimni

Famagusta

5296

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814444

Fax: +357-23814445

Lefkolas 14

Protaras – Paralimni

Famagusta

5296

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814440

Fax: +357-23814455

Lefkolas 17

Protaras – Paralimni

Famagusta

5296

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814438

Fax: +357-23814455

Lefkolas 14

Protaras – Paralimni

Famagusta

5296

Cyprus

Phone: +357-23814446

Fax: +357-23814455

All about Cyprus

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KOT-logoCyprusTourismOrgCyprus is the ideal island for relaxing holidays.

Enjoy the sun, the sandy beaches,the nature,the hospitality of the locals. For more information about the island of Cyprus please choose any option of the Tabs next…

Tucked away in the easternmost corner of the Mediterranean Sea lies Cyprus.

An island republic of spectacular beauty with sandy beaches enclosed by rugged cliffs, cool cedar forests, scented orange groves and gentle meadows blanketed in wildflowers.

A sophisticated country, whose nine-thousand-year Cultural legacy infuses East and West. An historic island, the third largest in the Mediterranean, where modern travelers retrace the footsteps of figures as diverse as St. Paul, Alexander the Great and Leonardo da Vinci. And a romantic island, once Anthony’s gift to Cleopatra and where, according to mythology, the goddess Aphrodite first emerged from the sea. Witness artisan crafts made according to ancient traditions. Wind surf, sail, snorkel and even snow-ski in the most cosmopolitan resorts. There are truly worlds to discover in this eminently accessible island, where the service is extraordinary and the people (often English-speaking!) are as warm as the Mediterranean sun.
The whims of history have endowed Cyprus with an incomparably rich heritage, making it a world-renowned destination for anyone interested in art, history, and culture. Stone Age ruins, Greek temples, Roman theaters, Venetian structures and Byzantine churches cover the island. Golden icons, colorful frescoes and archaic statuary are among the artifacts that will captivate you, taking you back centuries.
Modern cultural interests abound as well. The museums of Cyprus feature the expressive works of late 20th century artists. While theatres present contemporary drama and elegant concerts — often under the stars.
Gourmets appreciate another legacy of Cyprus’ many-layered history. The Greek, Venetian, British, and Near East cultures have all lent their hand in creating a cuisine unlike any other. Almost every port and mountain village has a specialty: whether it be a variety of the renowned Cypriot wine, a special goat cheese, or a uniquely prepared lamb dish, new sensations await even the most urbane palate.
Inveterate shoppers, too, have much to celebrate. Stroll through the glittering jewelery stores, handicraft centers and local boutiques. Delicately woven Cypriot lace, hand-turned pottery, and regional paintings and sculptures are among the souvenirs and gifts travelers most often bring home.
For outdoor enthusiasts, there are the Troodos Mountains, a rugged region that hikers, campers, and nature-watchers call paradise. In spring, the range is a dazzling carpet of wildflowers (as is all of Cyprus, home to myriad blossoming plants — over one hundred species found solely on the island). In Spring, Summer and Fall, there are walking trails and panoramic vistas for all to enjoy. And in winter, astonishingly, skiers hit powder in the mountains of Cyprus.
When the thoughts of some turn to bed, night owls begin to plan their evenings. Cyprus is famed for hospitality that knows no hours; tavernas, nightclubs, bars, and discos that draw international crowds can be found in every major town. For those who love a good party but don’t want to stay up all night, there are wine festivals, Carnival revelry, village fairs and many other island celebrations.
Families enjoy the wide variety of activities the island holds for both adults and children. Couples find themselves happily alone on empty beaches or wandering through quiet villages. Singles and youthful travelers come for fast-paced fun and conviviality. It’s easy to see why Cyprus has become a magnet in itself as well as a natural stopping-off point on trips to Israel, Jordan, Egypt, and Greece.
Rich in history yet replete with modern amenities, relaxing and effortless yet full of surprises, Cyprus is irresistible to everyone. And has been for 9,000 years.

Cyprus is the third largest island in theMediterranean Sea.

Its 9,251 square kilometers (3,572 square miles) encompass citrus and olive groves, pine forested mountains, and some ofEurope’s cleanest beaches.

Also the easternmost island in the Mediterranean Sea, Cyprus is approximately 105kilometres (60 miles) west ofSyria, 75kilometres (47 miles) south of Turkey and 380kilometres (200 miles) north of Egypt. The nearest Greek point is the Greek island of Rhodes, which is 380kilometres (200miles) to the west. The island has a mild, typically Mediterranean climate, with abundant sunshine even in winter and little rainfall. Prominent geographic features include the Troodos massif that occupies most of the southwestern part of the country, the Pentadaktylos range in the north around Kyrenia and the Messaoria Plain in between them. It is here that the capital city, Lefkosia, (Nicosia) is located.

 The southern coast is where the major towns of Larnaka and Lemesos (Limassol) are located. Pafos is on the far western edge. Finally on the southeast are the resorts of Protaras and Ayia Napa.
The latitude of Cyprus is 34° 33′-35° 34′ North, and its longitude 32° 16′-34° 37′ East.

The people of Cyprus owe their individuality and warmth to the fact that they are the product of an amazingly colourful history.

This sun-drenched island has been at the crossroads of world events for centuries. Roman, Byzantine, Greek and British influences (to name just a few) have all had a bearing on life in Cyprus.

Perhaps that’s why Cypriots have a special knack of making visitors feel at home as soon as they step off the plane or ship. That warm welcome, plus the unhurried pace of daily life, makes Cyprus an instant favorite of anyone who goes there.

The island nation is a fascinating land of contrasts. It has some of the most sophisticated cities in the region, and yet, a short distance away, you can feel as if you have stepped back into a previous century, not just the 19th, but far back to a time when people pursued simpler pleasures. Drop into almost any country taverna, or join the locals at a town market, and you will feel the atmosphere of a way of life that has remained essentially the same for centuries.

The island has proved irresistible to many famous historical personalities, such as Cleopatra, Alexander the Great, Leonard da Vinci and Richard the Lion Heart. When Richard freed his imprisoned bride-to-be, Berengaria of Navarre, in 1191, Cypriots all across the island seized on the opportunity to have a party!

 As you can see, a delight in having a good time is at the heart of the Cypriot personality. Observe the fun Cypriots have when they go out — perhaps in large family groups — to eat and drink, and you will see how important a lust for life is on this enchanted island. Get to know the people, and you’ll truly learn the meaning of the word “hospitality.”
  Cyprus is deservedly called the “Island of Love.” Come and find out for yourself!

Greek is the national language of Cyprus, but English is spoken almost everywhere.

7000-3900 B.C.- Neolithic Age. The oldest settlements found on the island date from this period. Stone vessels and later, pottery was used.

 3900-2500 B.C.- Chalcolithic Age. Chalcolithic settlements and evidence of a fertility cult, have been found in Western Cyprus. Copper discovered.

 2500-1050 B.C.- Bronze Age. Cyprus was known as “Alasia” during this great trading period with its neighbors, partly because of its exploitation of copper. After 1400 B.C., the first of many waves of Greek merchants and settlers (Mycenaeans and Achaeans) reached the island, spreading the Greek language, religion and customs. They gradually took control and established the first city-kingdoms.
 1050-750 B.C.- Geometric Period. The Hellenization of Cyprus was complete, with ten city-kingdoms. The cult of Aphrodite flourished in a period of great prosperity.

750-325 B.C.– Archaic and Classical Period. An era of prosperity and conquest. Cypriot kingdoms became tributary to Assyria, Egypt and Persia. But King Evagoras (411-374) unified the island, making it an important center of the Greek world.

 333-325 B.C.– Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, takes Cyprus as part of his empire.
325-58 B.C.- Hellenistic Period. Alexander’s generals fought for succession, and Cypruseventually came under the Hellenistic state of the Ptolemies of Egypt, belonging from then on to the Greek Alexandrine world. Pafos became capital.
 58-B.C.-330 A.D.- Roman Period. Cyprus became part of the Roman Empire. But Saints Paul and Barnabas converted the Roman proconsul to Christianity, and he became the first Christian ruler in the world. In 313 freedom of worship was granted, and Cypriot bishops attended the council of Nicea in 325. Earthquakes that required the rebuilding of cities marked the period.
 330-1191 A.D. – Byzantine Period. After the division of the Roman Empire, Cyprus became part ofByzantium, with Christianity becoming the official religion. Empress Helena visited the island and founded the Stavrovouni Monastery. The period again saw earthquakes and rebuilding, including large Basilicas. In 488, after the discovery of St. Barnabas’ tomb, Emperor Zeno granted the Churchof Cyprus full autonomy. In 647 the first of a series of Arab raids occurred. The raids went on until 965, when Arabs were expelled from Asia Minor andCyprus.
 1191-1192– Richard the Lion-Heart and the Knights Templar. Richard, leader of the Third Crusade, took possession of Cyprus and married Berengaria of Navarre, crowning her Queen of England. A year later he sold Cyprus to the Knights Templar who resold it to Guy de Lusignan, deposed King of Jerusalem.
 1192-1489– Frankish (Lusignan) Period. The Catholic Church officially replaced the Greek Orthodox Church, but the latter managed to survive. The city of Famagusta became one of the richest cities in the world in this period, which ended when the last queen Catherina Cornaro ceded Cyprus toVenice in 1489.
 1489-1571– Venetian Period. The Venetians fortified the island against the Ottomans, building formidable walls around Nicosia and Famagusta, where the defenses were considered works of art in military architecture.
 1571-1878– Ottoman Period. Cyprus fell to the Ottoman troops after much bloodshed. The Latin leadership was expelled and the Orthodox Church restored, with the Archbishop becoming the people’s representative to the Sultan. When the Greek War of Independence broke out in 1821, many prominent Cypriots, including the Archbishop, were executed. During this period a proportion of Cypriots and Latins succumbed to pressures and converted to Islam, thus creating the Muslim minority.
 1878-1960– British Period. In 1878 Britain assumed administration of the island, subsequently annexing it in 1914, after the Ottomans entered the First World War on Germany’s side. In 1923 under the Treaty of Lausanne, Turkey relinquished all rights to Cyprus, and in 1925 Cyprus became a Crown Colony. During the Second World War, Cypriot volunteers served in the British forces. The British, who considered the island strategically vital, however, denied hopes for self-determination by the Cypriot people. A national liberation struggle began in 1955 against Colonial rule and for the union ofCyprus with Greece, which lasted until 1959.
 1960– The Republic of Cyprus. Cyprus became an independent republic in 1960, and a member of the United Nations, the Council of Europe, the Commonwealth and the Non-Aligned Movement.Britain, however retained two sovereign bases. The given Constitution of the Republic proved unworkable, and in 1963 the President proposed some amendments. The Turkish Cypriot community responded with rebellion. Turkish Cypriot Ministers withdrew from the Cabinet, and Turkey threatened with invasion. Since then, the Turkish Cypriot leadership, acting on instructions from Turkey, has aimed at the partition of Cyprus and its annexation to Turkey. Using as a pretext a coup instigated by the Greek military junta against the Cyprus Government in July 1974, Turkey invaded and captured 37% of the island, violating all principles governing the UN Charter. As a result, approximately 40% of the Greek population were violently uprooted and are, to this date, deprived of the fundamental right of returning to their homes and properties. Repeated Security Council and General Assembly UN Resolutions have failed to convince Turkey to withdraw its troops. Moreover, more than 85,000 settlers have moved from mainland Turkey to the occupied area, while in 1983 the Turkish Cypriot leader declared the so-called “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus”, an illegal regime recognized by no country except Turkey. Despite repeated rounds of talks, a solution has not yet been found, and Turkey maintains the island’s division by the force of arms.
It has been said that if you “scratch the soil anywhere in Cyprus you will find traces of the islands civilizations.” To prove the point, look at an archeological map, and you’ll see that Cyprus is studded with sites from every period of its turbulent history, going back to the Neolithic Age.

One of the most fascinating aspects of archaeology in Cyprus is the gradual unearthing of the ten “city kingdoms” that were established in the Geometric Period (1050-325 BC). 19 km’s west of Limassol, you’ll find Kourion, one of the most spectacular sites on the island. The magnificent Greco-Roman Theatre was designed in the 2nd century BC. The site is rich in archeological lore, including a private Roman villa, an Early Christian Basilica, and the houses of Achilles and the Gladiators, which have fine mosaic floors.

 Another nine City Kingdoms are to be found in different parts of the island, including Idalion near Nicosia where legend has it that Adonis, the lover of Aphrodite, was killed by a wild boar sent by her jealous husband, Kition near Larnaca with its cyclopean walls and a five-temple complex, and 11 km’s from Limassol, the city Kingdom of Amathous where it is said that Theseus left the pregnant Ariadne after his battle with the Minotaur.

Teams of archeologists are constantly working on new excavations that uncover not only Neolithic remains, but those from The Bronze Age, and the Roman and Byzantine periods. A good example can be found near Pafos — the famous underground Tombs of the Kings, some complete with Doric columns, which date back to the fourth century BC.

 In addition to a wealth of outdoor sites, many artifacts are attractively displayed in museums, such as The Cyprus Museum, in Nicosia — itself one of the oldest cities in the world. There you can see domestic objects dating almost from the dawn of time, including stone vessels and pottery, and evidence of the islands warlike past — fine examples of weaponry and hunting paraphernalia.

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Being part of the European Union, Cyprus currency is EURO (€)

The supply in Cyprus is 240 volts, a.c. 50Hz. Sockets are usually 13 amp, square pin in most buildings.


More than one low current rating appliance may be operated from the same supply point, by using an adaptor (i.e. radios, electric clocks etc.).

The use of adaptors for operating high current rating appliances is not recommended (i.e. electric heaters, toasters, irons etc.).

Adaptors can be purchased from electricians, supermarkets, grocery shops, etc.

Winter Period: (September 1 – June 30)

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 14:30

Thursday: 07:30 – 14:30, 15:00 – 18:00

Summer Period: (July 1 – August 31)

Monday – Friday: 07:30 – 14:30

 

Winter Period (November 1 – March 31)

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: up to 18:00hrs

Wed, Sat: up to 14:00hrs

Spring Period (April 1 – May 31)

and Autumn Period (September 15 – October 31)

Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: up to 19:00hrs

Wed, Sat: up to 14:00hrs

Summer Period (June 1 – September 14)

Mon, Tues, Thu, Fri: up to 19:30hrs

Summer afternoon recess from 13:00 – 16:00 hrs

Wed, Sat: up to 14:00hrs

September 15 – May 31

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 13:00, 15:00 – 18:00

June 1 – September 14

Monday – Friday: 08:00 – 13:00, 16:00 – 19:00

Monday – Friday: 08:30 – 12:30.

Monday: 15:15 – 16:45.

(May, June, July, August: Monday – Friday: 08:15 – 12:30)

– Centrally located Banks provide “afternoon tourist services”.

– Banks at the Larnaka and Pafos International Airports provide services in the daytime, as well as a night service for most flights.

– Banking facilities are also available at the Lemesos (Limassol) Harbor.

– A number of Automatic Exchange Machines operate on a 24hrs basis in central places of all towns and the main tourist resorts Ayia Napa and Paralimni. Most currencies and denominations are acceptable.

– Hotels, large shops, restaurants, e.t.c., usually accept traveler’s cheques and major credit cards. Rates of exchange are published daily in the local press.

– Bank holidays are the same as Public Holidays plus Easter Tuesday. Christmas Eve is a working day for banks.

Locally produced items, which are popular to visitors, include leather goods, woven goods, (curtains and tablecloths), ceramics, copperware, silverware (especially filigree), baskets, and the famous traditional hand-made Lefkaritika lace. These can be purchased from the many souvenir shops found throughout the island and the Cyprus Handicraft Centers.

Cyprus wines and spirits, which have been famous for centuries, are also high on visitors’ shopping lists, and can be purchased from supermarkets or grocery shops.

Shoes, shirts, imported textiles and spectacles are good value for money.

In most of the tourist areas, both souvenir shops and supermarkets remain open until late in the evenings, and all day on Sunday.

They stay open during shopping hours. Names, addresses and telephone numbers of chemists, which stay open until late at night, on Public Holidays and on Sundays, are listed in the daily papers.

Driving in Cyprus is on the left side of the road. Fairly good surfaced roads complying with international traffic requirements link the towns and the various villages.

Four lane motorways connect the capital, Lefkosia (Nicosia) with the coastal towns of Lemesos (Limassol), Larnaka and Pafos.

Minor roads and forest roads are still largely unsurfaced but in good to fair condition. Appropriate care should be taken when using these roads, especially during wet weather.

Visitors in Cyprus can drive using a valid International driving license, or their National driving license, provided it is valid for the class of vehicle they wish to drive.

Driving applies to European Union laws.

Petrol stations are equipped with petrol vending machines, accepting bank notes and credit cards. Vending machines operate during non-working hours, on weekends and on holidays. Petrol stations in rural areas may be found open on Weekends and on Holidays. A list of petrol stations can be found in the yellow pages of the Telephone Directory.

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