Biggest beach towel- world record set by Cyprus Holidaymakers
12] PROTARAS, Cyprus --Aeolos travel and bookcyprus.com
organized successfully a unique beach party on Sunday 1st
June, at the beautiful beach of Fig Tree Bay in Protaras where
they unveiled and presented the biggest beach towel in the
Covering 1900 square metres of the sandy beach,
the towel measured 64 x 31 metres and set the world record
for the biggest beach towel.
It took the efforts of 40 people to lay down the
1,055kg beast onto the white sands of Fig Tree Bay.
“Being a tourist destination, we wanted
to promote the island and do something connected with sun,
sea and sand,” Aeolos Sales and Marketing Executive Maria
The towel is made of 100 per cent cotton, with
30 million metres of thread used in its construction. It was
manufactured in both Cyprus and China and assembled by the
Covotsos Boutique in Limassol over 18 days.
“To add a little humour, there is even a
washing label sewn in,” said Procopiou, adding that the towel
is blue in colour and features the bookcyprus.com logo.
“Paralimni Mayor Andreas Evangelou offered
the beach to us free of charge, and I would like to thank
him as it is very difficult to get permission to stage an
event like this on a blue flag beach,” she said.
Biggest beach towel (enlarge
The gigantic azure-blue towel was the focal
point of the unique beach party organised by Aeolos Travel
at the beautiful beach of Fig Tree Bay in Protaras.
The event was covered by a live radio link, provided
by Energy radio 107.6, and featured competitions to win special
prizes offered by the party’s organisers and sponsors.
The celebrations lasted from morning until sunset
where highlighted by an all day entertainment programme which
included local traditional dances, live radio link by Energy
radio 107,6 featuring special prizes offered by the organizers
and their sponsors, musical performances by the Greek Hip
hop band Ominus and Dj S and Mike Hadjimike with the Portuguese
Bandulu Dub and live dancing performances by Antigoni Tasouri
School of Ballet and Dance.
As a memento of their Cyprus holiday every participant
will have a small piece of the record-making beach towel sent
to their home.
The towel will be cut into small pieces and will
be sent by mail to every person who took part in the project
- including tourists who left their names and addresses at
a special stand set up by the municipality.
Sponsors of this event were the Municipality
of Paralimni, Movie Couriers, Hummer Cars, Capo Bay Beach
Hotel, Cyprus Airways, and CTO. Media sponsors were Sigma
TV, Radio Energy 107.6 and City Free press newspaper.
Commenting, the Mayor of Paralimni said that the event
had been a great publicity coup for Cyprus, gaining worldwide
The previous record was set in Hermosa Beach,
California, in June 2006 with a towel measuring 48 metres
long and 23 metres wide.