Relive The History of Pafos

Pafos is one of the most important centers of ancient civilization in the Mediterranean. As the island’s capital for six centuries, the whole town of Pafos is included in the official UNESCO World Heritage list. The history of Pafos, this remarkable destination, can be relived through the museums located in central places of Pafos. Each museum offers a number of exhibits from different time periods, which are traveling the visitors to previous eras.

Geroskipou – Folkloric Museum

The Folk Art Museum (The Local Ethnographic Museum of Geroskipou) is located in Geroskipou Village, which took its name from the Greek phrase “Ieros Kipos” (Sacred Garden). The museum is housed in a traditional 18th-century building which belonged to Andreas Zimboulakis, an appointed British Consular Agent of Western Cyprus. The place is also known as the “House of Hadjismith” since the consular had close relations with the British Admiral Sir Sidney Smith and a member of his family had made a pilgrimage to the Holy Land (“hadji” means a pilgrim).
The “House of Hadjismith” used to be part of a larger complex of buildings and it has been restored by the Department of Antiquities. It has been an ethnographic Museum since 1978 and it contains a large and diverse collection of exhibits originating from all over Cyprus and representing the daily life, the various crafts and activities and the different expressions of Cypriot folk art during the 19th and early 20th centuries.   

Polis Archaeological Museum Marion – Arsinoe

The Archaeological Museum Marion – Arsinoe is located in Polis Chrysochou, and it hosts a collection of antiquities discovered in the region where the ancient city-kingdom of Marion-Arsinoe once stood. Marion – named after its founder King Marieas – was an important commercial centre in the Classical and Hellenistic periods, with close ties with Athens. During the Hellenistic-Roman period, Marion was renamed into Arsinoe in the 3rd century BC, which now constitutes the small town of Polis Chrysochous, commonly known as “Polis”.
The Museum opened its doors to the public in 1998 and today has three main exhibition spaces. The exhibits in Room I, derive from an extensive area around Polis and are chronologically arranged so as to portray its historical development from the Neolithic and Chalcolithic eras to the Medieval period. In Room II the exhibits come from the rich necropolis of the area with special reference to the location and excavation of the cemeteries. The third space is an atrium where architectural members are displayed.  

Palaipafos Museum

The museum of Palaipafos (Old Pafos) is located in the eastern wing of the Lusignian Medieval Manor House in the archaeological site of Kouklia village. It was one of the most celebrated pilgrimage centres of the ancient Greek world, and once a city-kingdom of Cyprus. Here stood the famous sanctuary of Aphrodite, the most ancient remains of which date back to the 12th century BC.
The Museum has two rooms with exhibits from the archaeological sites of ancient Palaipafos and from the cemeteries of this area. The first room has a roman mosaic covering its floor, and it also hosts important findings from the sanctuary of Aphrodite. In this room, some other important findings dating from the 13th century B.C. to the Roman period can be found. The second room, showcase exhibits coming from the cemeteries of the area which date from the 2nd millennium B.C. until Roman times.

Maa – Palaiokastro

The archaeological site of Palaiokastro is located at Coral Bay, a small peninsula north of the town of Pafos. This is where the first Mycenaean (ancient Greeks) have immigrated after the fall of the Mycenaean Kingdoms in mainland Greece around 1200 BC. Palaiokastro, which means “old castle”, it is believed to be the place where the Hellenism on the island has started. The castle was a military construction with two separate Cyclopean-style walls; the first wall protected the settlement from the land, and the second offered protection from the sea. Inside the settlement many small houses have been excavated as well as a few impressive public buildings bearing architectural features which are connected to the Aegean.
Today at the site is hosted a small museum with a unique architecture (pictured) designed by the Italian architect-conservator and professor Andrea Bruno. The main concept of the design was to keep the surrounding natural environment as intact as possible thus the building is an underground structure with only its bronze dome visible from the outside. A round subterranean exhibition room is under the dome. 

Fiti Village Weaving Museum and Inia Village Basket Weaving Museum

The history of Pafos extends with traditional Cypriot artifacts, manufactured from Cypriot villagers during past decades. In the Weaving Museum of Fiti Village, a variety of textiles can be found, known as “Fythkiotika”. These particular textiles are known for their special style of weaving since medieval times and they stand out for their variety of designs and rich colours. Except for the exhibited textiles visitors can also see how they are made. The Basket Weaving Museum located in Inia Village and it hosts a collection of traditionally made basketry that also includes trays, wall decorations, containers and fish traps.    

See you in Pafos!

Why Visit Pafos?

Welcome to Pafos! The city on the southwest coast of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus. Pafos Region is a destination combining history, hospitality, fun, relaxation, and adventure. It is a city to visit for all reasons during all seasons!

Warm Climate

A city where the sun shines and keeps you warm for the whole year. The winter sun of Pafos is ideal not only for running, but also for exploring the city and engaging in many other activities such as sea activities, long walks in the old town, or just relaxing under the winter sun.  

Open-hearted Lifestyle

Alongside with the warm climate, you can also experience the warmth of Pafos residents’ hearts. Cypriots are well-known for their great hospitality. Through the authenticity of Pafos, you will be able to enjoy and experience the open-hearted lifestyle of Cypriots who will make you feel like home.

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Proud Heritage

Pafos is one of the oldest cities in Europe with a fascinating and great history. The city hosts numerous historical landmarks, revealing its rich and diverse history starting from the Neolithic times. A remarkable example of this historical destination is “Pafos Medieval Fort”, which has been destroyed and rebuilt several times starting from the Byzantine period, till the Ottomans’ domination in the island. It is therefore obvious that Pafos was voted as European Capital of Culture in 2017.

Breath-taking scenery

Pafos Region has a beautiful coastline of 75km, which offers beautiful scenery of Mediterranean’s sea crystal clear waters. Pafos counts 16 beaches boasting the Blue Flag award for high environmental and quality standards. Except for the coastline, Pafos combines a magical natural scenery that can be found at natural trails and tracks, as well as at the small unspoiled villages around the town of Pafos.

The beautiful sunset at Aphrodite’s Birthplace – Petra tou Romiou

Record amount raised for Charity at the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon

New record amount of charitable donations for the St. Michael’s Hospice Charity (SHMC) team that participated in the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon! 

The St. Michael’s Hospice Charity (SHMC) participated with a team of runners for the second consecutive year in the Marathon that was organised on Sunday 17th March 2019 in Pafos. The 300 enthusiastic runners/walkers of the St. Michael’s Hospice Charity team managed to raise the impressive amount of €22,000. The team was coordinated from Mr. Andrew Lauder the Chairman of the charity (till April 2019 – new Chairman Mr. Keith Wallace) and all participants enjoyed the race, the festive atmosphere and helped to raise money for the needs of the St. Michael’s Hospice Charity.

St. Michael’s Hospice Premises
St. Michael’s Hospice Charity is an independent organisation that was formed originally to assist with the provision of funds for the completion of the Archangel Michael Hospice which opened in June 2015. Now their focus is on the daily operational costs of the Archangel Michael Hospice.
The organisers of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon through their Race Director Mr. Stavros Kakourides gave to Mr. Lauder a commemorative plaque in recognition of his team great charity work. In return Mr. Andrew Lauder gave a Certificate of Appreciation to the organisers of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon and renewed his team (SHMC) participation in the MEGA sport event of Pafos, the 22nd edition of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon which will be held on Sunday 15th March 2020.       


Certificate of Appreciation from St. Michael’s Hospice to the Marathon Organisers

British Woman, Abi Gooch, wins the Logicom Cyprus Marathon!

British woman, Abi Gooch, has finished as the Top Woman at the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon with a time of 3 hours 23 minutes and 6 seconds. Abi has been an avid runner for over 20 years. She is a member of the fantastic Redway Runners running club from Milton Keynes that participated at the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon with a delegation of more than 80 members! Redway Runners is also one of the largest UK clubs and also probably the most inclusive and friendly clubs, catering for all abilities.

Abi’s parents live in Cyprus and she visits quite frequently, which is also why she is a member of the Paphos Running Club which is based at the host city of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon! The Paphos Running Club members have been really welcoming and supportive towards Abi and assist her for getting the miles in when she is in Pafos for holidays. We discussed with Abi to find out more!

Did you enjoy your win at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon? Did you expect it?

I absolutely loved winning the Marathon. I wasn’t going all out for a PB as I didn’t want to put pressure on myself but just enjoy it. I started at a reasonable pace and felt good throughout. I started running and chatting with a guy named Ian early on in the race and that helped the miles tick by. I was feeling good with a few miles to go and kept pushing on to the finish, finishing in just over 3hrs 23mins. It was made even more special that my Mum and Dad were there at the finish to see win, as they are my biggest fans, along with my husband and children!
First Marathon Man (Adam Holland) and First Marathon Woman (Abi Gooch)

How does it feel to win the golden olive wreath, which is dedicated to Stelios Kyriakides who was born in Paphos and won the 50th Boston Marathon (1946)?

It was a great honour to receive the Golden Olive Wreath. I got a PB in the 2015 Boston Marathon and know what a great race it is.
Related: Stelios Kyriakides – A winner of the Boston Marathon, born in Pafos
What are some of your best running achievements?
I used to do triathlons and completed an Ironman triathlon in 2007 but stick to running now due to time constraints with family and work but also as I am addicted to it! 
Up to now, I have completed 65 marathons and I am hoping to get to 100 Marathons! Also, I completed the 2014 Marathon De Sables (a 7-day desert race) finishing 12th lady and ran 7 marathons in 7 days with an average time of 3:45 in 2015.
Since The Logicom Cyprus marathon, I also managed a new PB of 3:12.44 at the Boston (UK) marathon which I am very pleased with.
Abi Gooch arriving to the finish line!

What are some of your habits before an important race?

I don’t have any particular habits but don’t like taking a rest day the day before, have a good dinner the night before so that I don’t have too much breakfast in the morning.

What would you advice a person who has just started running?

Just get out the door! I can’t remember a time I ever regretted going for a run. The first mile is always horrible but it gets better. I love the feeling I get when I’m done which is why I usually run early in the morning.

How do you evaluate this year Logicom Cyprus Marathon organization? Would you recommend this race?

I loved the race. It was the first time I’ve done it, despite visiting Paphos so often. I’ve done a lot of races and this is one of the best. The organisation was seamless, a great goody bag and T-shirt. The atmosphere was brilliant at the end, a real fun affair with a great prize giving set up and lots of prizes. The addition of the Wine run was good too!

Are you coming back for the back to back win?

Of course, I’ve not won many races and would love to achieve this again.

Record number of participants in the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon

The streets of Pafos were flooded once again by around 3,500 runners who participated in the 21st Logicom Cyprus Marathon, held on Sunday, 17th March 2019. Once again, the most historic Marathon of the island of Cyprus has surpassed all expectations both in numbers and in quality of service.

The Running festival incorporated 4 distances on Sunday with a Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km Race and a 5km Fun Run. On Friday 15th March, a 5km “Cyprus Wine Run” was organized at the Vasilikon Winery in the picturesque village of Kathikas. Added to the running events, the “Cyprus Marathon Symposium” was organized for the first time, which included lectures from all parts of the running world such as technology, history, performance, impact on society and sports tourism.
The story of the day was the back to back win of the British runner Adam Holland who won in 2 hours 35 minutes and 3 seconds, just 2 minutes away from a Course Record. Adam reclaimed his crown as the Logicom Cyprus Marathon Champion with more than 7 minutes difference from the second Ian Livesey (finish time of 2:42:31), also from Great Britain. The podium was completed by the Romanian Szocs Elod who finished in 2 hours 53 minutes and 27 seconds. The 4th place was claimed by the Cypriot Pavlos Mavrogiannis, part of the Logicom Running Team. In the women, the trophy was claimed again by a British and this time it was Abi Gooch representing Redway Runners from Milton Keynes with a time of 3 hours 23 minutes 15 seconds. Just a minute behind was the German Judith Havers with a time of 3:24:52 who was also challenged by the 3rd woman, the British Kirsty Barkle with a time of 3:27:27. The best time for the Team Competition was achieved by British Team Portsmouth Joggers with a time score of 14 hours 26 minutes and 29 seconds. Second were the Redway Runners in 15:18:55 and 3rd the Polish KKB Mosir Krosno with a time of 15:23:53. The trophies were handed by Logicom‘s CFO, Mr. Anthoulis Papachristoforou.
The Top 3 Men in the Marathon!
In the Half-Marathon it was mostly a case for the Central Europe with the winner László Tarnai coming from Hungary to win the trophy with a time of 1 hour 11 minutes and 49 seconds. He was fiercely challenged by 2nd place British runner Michael Deason who finished just 2 seconds behind and the podium was completed just after 10 seconds from the Ukrainian Oleksandr Shelest with a time of 1:12:02. In the women, Lithuanian Eurelija Venskaityte beat the Hungarian Dr. Bakonyi Fruzsina Szekeresné by just 10 seconds with a time of 1:22:14 and 1:22:24 respectively. Great Britain had to be represented on the podium and Katie Tucker representing Redway Runners managed to finish in 3rd place with a time of 1 hour 31 minutes and 49 seconds. The best time for the Team Competition was achieved by Polish Team STOKOWCZYKI with a time score of 5 hours 34 minutes and 56 seconds. The Half-Marathon had the most participation from all races with around 800 finishers.
10km Runners having fun in the sun while they run!
It was a Lithuanian runner who took the first place in the 10km Race, Dalius Pavliukovicius representing NEKO Runners won it in 33 minutes and 32 seconds. Just 20 seconds behind, Russian Andrei Alypov came rushing at the finish line chased by team mate and compatriot Dmitriy Esaulov with a time of 34 minutes and 15 seconds. The German Carolin Mattern won the women’s category with a time of 37 minutes and 20 seconds and last year’s winner, Olga Andrejeva from Estonia, came in second with a time of 38 minutes and 44 seconds. Russian Olga Dedova rounded up the podium with a time of 39 minutes and 26 minutes. The best time for the Team Competition was achieved by the APOEL Runners with a time score of 2 hours 53 minutes and 36 seconds. 
Around 1,500 runners/walkers took part in the 5 km fun run which shows that year by year it attracts not only citizens from the city of Paphos but also from other cities in Cyprus as well as people from all around the world. For the record, the Lithuanian runner Dainius Stanionis finished first with a time of 16 minutes and 54 seconds. The Cypriot Avraamis Avraam finished second with 17 minutes and 2 seconds. Another Lithuanian, Romas Bazelis, completed the podium with 17 minutes and 8 seconds. In the women’s category, the runner of Dro.Me.A. Racing, Elpida Christodoulidou took the first place with a time of 20 minutes and 15 seconds. Just a few seconds behind her, another Cypriot, Louiza Tsianakka claimed the second spot with a time of 20 minutes and 40 seconds and Latvian Iveta Pupola completed the podium with 20 minutes 51 seconds. The prize for the biggest team in participation numbers was won by Logicom Running Team for another year! Runners ran around the archaeological site of Paphos on a highly attractive and scenic route! The race was organized with an objective of promoting running as a part of a healthy lifestyle and attracted the participation of several Cypriot and foreign runners.
Getting ready before the Start!
It is also worth mentioning that without the valuable help of over 200 volunteers the organization could not have become a reality. Also, the support of companies and organizations such as Logicom, the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, DHL Cyprus, Scaffolding Solutions, High5 Sports Nutrition, Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, Aristo Developers, Shadeports, Bikehub stores, Famous Sports, Asics, Biofreeze, Almyra Hotel, Paphos Municipality, Private Evangelismos Hospital, Aliathon Hotel, Louis Ledra Beach Hotel, Atlantic Insurance and Fotokinisi, contributed to the immense success of the most historic Marathon of Cyprus.

The next event, the 22nd Logicom Cyprus Marathon is scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2019.

The symbol of Greek and Cypriot sport, Stelios Kyriakides, who was born in Pafos in 1910 and won the Boston Marathon in 1946!

This year’s Cyprus Marathon was dedicated to the great symbol of Greek and Cypriot sport, Stelios Kyriakides, winner of the Boston Marathon in 1946.

The 100th Marathon at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon

Completing 100 Marathons in one’s lifetime is not an easy task.
Growing up as a young boy in Mombasa, Kenya in the 1960’s, Piyush Gudka had never heard of the marathon. Had someone told him that it would involve running non-stop for 26.2 miles (42.2 km), he would have said ‘no way’. Although Kenya is known for its world class athletes Piyush, coming from a coastal city, was a very good swimmer.
But somehow, destiny was to prove otherwise. Migrating to London in 1972, a whole new world opened up to him, and after running his first marathon in 1994, Piyush got hooked to the concept of keeping fit and healthy and at the same time raising funds for good causes. What he was most impressed by was the whole sense of equality of the race, and how there were no class, race, prejudice, age or sex barriers – everyone, including the elite, ran as equal in one race.
Mr. Piyush with Eliud Kipchoge, the Greatest Marathon Runner of all-time.
And there was a deep instinct for collective endeavour, so in order to share his passion for running, he started to involve more people and train and run with them. With a 3:49 first marathon Piyush could have gone onto do sub 3:15 marathons, but his devotion to involving and guiding as many people as possible in this beautiful recreational activity was far greater. As at December 2018, he had inspired and trained over 225 people, 36% of whom are women. Many had never imagined they could achieve such a feat, but all have gone onto completing at least one marathon. Piyush’s record has truly impressed the London Marathon organisers both in encouraging and training runners to participate in the race as well as fundraising for very worthy causes. On average, he gives 300 – 400 hours of his time every year to advise, support and run with different people to help them realise their dreams and raise money at the same time. That is a huge sacrifice, given how busy and demanding modern life is. In total, his group has raised over GBP 800,000 (around US$ 1 million) and run over 50,000 miles so far – that is equivalent to going more than 2 times around the whole planet.
From the serene island of Mombasa, Piyush is on target to run his 100th Marathon on 17 March 2019 – The Logicom Cyprus Marathon. He has run marathons on 6 continents and 30 countries, including the world marathon majors (Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago and New York) and is a truly global citizen.
Mr. Piyush with Mary Keitany (Women’s World Record Holder) and Rose Chelimo
There were never any plans for 25, 50 or 100 marathons. The true desire, humility and sincerity of inspiring, motivating and training so many runners has led Piyush to reach his century of marathons and we are honoured to have him complete this magnanimous achievement at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon.

Logicom Cyprus Marathon is expanding!

The Logicom Cyprus Marathon has always been a multi-cultural event with around 50% of its participants coming from overseas countries. This is due to the cosmopolitan vibe of the city as well as the warm hospitality on offer by the organization! Added to the fact that Paphos has around 200 Hotels, the 2017 European Capital of Culture has also a lot of sightseeing to offer to all travellers.
As part of our efforts to spread the news for the Marathon and with the support of the Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, we invited a number of sports travel agents, from different countries, to come and experience the traditional Mediterranean hospitality. Paphos is actively looking to become a top sporting destination and the Logicom Cyprus Marathon is at the forefront of this effort. In 2018, the Marathon hosted around 2,000 foreigners, either for participating or spectating the race.
The program of the visit was enriched with a multitude of activities. Our guests got to experience the traditional Cypriot cuisine in a couple of cozy restaurants with unlimited local wine on offer! Paphos has all the necessary sporting facilities to become a top-sporting destination. The program included a visit to the two stadiums of Paphos which comprise of fully accredited running tracks and to the Olympic dimension swimming pool which can be used at any time of the year. The Marathon picturesque course was also part of the tour, with the guests visiting the Aphrodite’s Rock (Aphrodite’s Birthplace), which is the start point of the Marathon. The 2019 Logicom Cyprus Marathon is now offering hospitality packages in co-operation with 5 hotels, which have been showcased to all guests. The Archaeological Park, which is protected by UNESCO, was also visited and the guests got to experience the awe of Dionysus Mosaics in conjunction with the history of the Cypriot culture. It was expected that every morning, the day started with light running next to the Mediterranean Sea!

Related: Paphos: A Wonderful Sporting Destination

All guests have had a fantastic time and really got a taste of what is on offer every March at the Logicom Cyprus Marathon. It was important for them to actually experience the warm hospitality, the excellent scenery and the rich history of Paphos so as to be able to offer the best service to who is the most important in all of these, the runner. 
 

Logicom and Cyprus Marathon extend their partnership for 2 more years

The historic Cyprus Marathon and the multinational and multicultural Cypriot company Logicom have agreed to extend their partnership for two more years. The successful pairing was done back in 2015 and since then, the Marathon has grown exponentially.
Logicom Distribution is a leading regional distributor of technology products, solutions and services in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
Logicom’s Managing Director, Varnavas Irinarchos, said: “Our partnership with the Logicom Cyprus Marathon is now in its fifth consecutive year, and we are very proud to see how much it has grown and developed throughout the course of our journey together. Logicom is honored to lend its name to this highly professional, multi-cultural running event. Our colleagues have always participated enthusiastically, with the Logicom Running Team growing year by year. This coming March, we look forward to once again join runners from all across the world, and showcase what our beautiful island in the Mediterranean has to offer.”
Stavros Kakourides, Race Director of the Logicom Cyprus Marathon said: “We are proud and honored to have Logicom Public Ltd as the Title Sponsor of the Cyprus Marathon. Our event has not only strengthened its position as one of the island’s best organized Marathons, but has also ranked highly among many international Marathon events. It continues to grow and break records each year, and this is largely in thanks to the support Logicom has shown us these past years. We look forward to an even greater partnership going forward!”
All in all, a big thank you to Logicom who made possible our next step in making the Logicom Cyprus Marathon a world-class Marathon.
Looking forward to seeing you in Paphos on Sunday 17th March 2019! You can choose from the following distances depending on your experience and age: Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10km Road Race and 5km Fun Run!
Related: The History of the Cyprus Marathon (since 1999)

Paphos: A Wonderful Sporting Destination

Paphos ranks among the world’s top sport training destinations. The existing high-level infrastructure meets the demands of the most intensive, professional training programmes. The Paphos Airport and the direct flights to European capitals and Middle Eastern cities makes it easily accessible from all parts of the world.

There are many reasons why athletes are drawn to the city where Aphrodite, the Goddess of Beauty, was born. There is the exceptional climate, the range of technologically advanced sports facilities, the high-quality service industry and the short distances between the city, sea and mountains. From training grounds to gyms, from Olympic swimming pools to mountain biking routes, there is everything the modern athlete could ask for.

 


Cyprus is engrained with history. In fact, the entire town of Paphos, is a designated UNESCO Heritage site. Most of the archeological attractions in the city, which has been inhabited since Neolithic times, are easily accessible. Its glorious Roman mosaics are just a stroll from the bustling harbor and part of a wider archeological park. Just half an hour from the city lies the wild and beautiful Akamas Peninsula at the western tip of the island. Akamas Peninsula is home to Baths of Aphrodite, a shaded natural pool and shower where the goddess beautified herself, according to myth. Ref: CNN Travel
As one of the world’s favourite tourist destinations, Paphos offers an impressive choice of accommodation, from self-catering apartments to luxury hotels with fully equipped fitness centers and health spas with qualified personnel.  The safe and friendly atmosphere also encourages athletes to bring their families for an enjoyable break in the sun. While some visitors prefer to relax and unwind during such times, others are thrilled by an energetic gateway.
 

Amount raised for PASYKAF Charity by the Almyra Running Team

The 20th Logicom Cyprus Marathon in Paphos was completed on March 4th 2018 with great success and with a new record number of entries that approached almost 3,000 runners.
Thanos Hotels & Resorts, within the framework of its social contribution to sports and cultural events in Paphos and among many other humanitarian activities, supported this event with its own team ‘Almyra Running Team’.

With more than 80 runners who participate in all four races (Marathon, Half Marathon, 10 km Race and 5 km Fun Run), the members of Thanos Hotels & Resorts, associates and friends of the Group’s Hotels, were eligible to participate in these events. All participants were given a commemorative jersey with the Almyra logo.
Mr. Dobromir Kostov, member of the Almyra Hotel participated in the Marathon (42,195 meters) and Ms Natasha Michaelidou, Group Advisor and Katie and Andreas Charalambous, Vlasta Polusanova and Konstantinos Michaelides participated in the Half Marathon (21,098 meters). The ‘Almyra Running Team’ included also 20 runners and members of the Pancyprian Association of Cancer Patients and Friends (PASYKAF).
During the organization of the Marathon, a fundraiser was also carried out, the proceeds of which were once again used to support PASYKAF, thus helping to improve its services to sufferers, families, and friends.

O 20ος Logicom Cyprus Marathon στην Πάφο ολοκληρώθηκε στις 4 Μαρτίου με μεγάλη επιτυχία και με νέο ρεκόρ συμμετοχών που πλησίασε τους 3,000 δρομείς.
Η Thanos Hotels & Resorts, μέσα στα πλαίσια της κοινωνικής της προσφοράς στα πολιτιστικά δρώμενα της Πάφου και σε πολλές άλλες ανθρωπιστικές δραστηριότητες, στήριξε για ακόμη μια φορά αυτήν τη διοργάνωση με δική της ομάδα με περισσότερους από 80 δρομείς οι οποίοι διαγωνίστηκαν σε διάφορες κατηγορίες. Δικαίωμα συμμετοχής στην ομάδα αυτή είχαν μέλη της Thanos Hotels & Resorts, συνεργάτες αλλά και φίλοι των ξενοδοχείων του Ομίλου. Σε όλους τους συμμετέχοντες παραχωρήθηκε αναμνηστικό φανελάκι με το λογότυπο του ξενοδοχείου Almyra.
Σημαντική ήταν η συμμετοχή του Dobromir Kostov, μέλους του ξενοδοχείου Almyra στο μεγάλο Μαραθώνιο (42,195 μέτρα) αλλά και των συμμετεχόντων στον Ημιμαραθώνιο (21,098 μέτρα) στον οποίο έλαβαν μέρος οι Νατάσα Μιχαηλίδου, Σύμβουλος του Ομίλου, Κatie και Αντρέας Χαραλάμπους, Vlasta Polusanova και Kωνσταντίνος Μιχαηλίδης. Στην ομάδα επίσης συμμετείχαν μέλη του Παγκύπριου Συνδέσμου Καρκινοπαθών και Φίλων (ΠΑΣΥΚΑΦ) με 20 δρομείς.
Κατά την διοργάνωση του Mαραθωνίου πραγματοποιήθηκε επίσης έρανος, τα έσοδα του οποίου διατέθηκαν για ακόμη μια φορά στην ενίσχυση του ΠΑΣΥΚΑΦ, βοηθώντας έτσι στη βελτίωση των παρεχόμενων υπηρεσιών του προς τους πάσχοντες, τις οικογένειες και φίλους.