Ayia Napa Marina: The opening ceremony in the presence of President Anastasiadis with brilliance (VIDEO + PICTURES)

In the presence of the Egyptian Croissant Naguib Sawiris the opening ceremony of Ayia Napa Marina - And officially Ayia Napa Marina: Much more than a marina, a complete world of living, fun, entertainment and new jobs

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Those who attended the opening ceremony on June 21, undoubtedly claim that: Ayia Napa Marina is much more than a place to moor boats. In addition to the excellent, high quality services provided to moored boats (and for which it is already known in shipping circles) the Marina is an ecosystem where you can live the ultimate coastal lifestyle, work and have fun with one or more of the options for coffee, drinks, food or even to attend an event at the imposing Event Center. That is, it is a complete world of living, fun, entertainment and new jobs!

The inauguration was held by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, who during his visit expressed his admiration for the Ayia Napa Marina, while his presence stressed the importance of the project in the local community, economy and beyond. The inauguration took place under the auspices of the CEO of the Marina, Mr. Stavros Karamontanis and the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Naguib Sawiris, in the presence of distinguished guests.

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Earlier, during his greeting, Mr. Karamontanis stated that "he feels special joy, satisfaction and at the same time gratitude that the work envisioned by his father, Gerasimos Karamontanis, is turning the page today". "We certainly had to review our schedules," said the CEO of Ayia Napa Marina, "but with hard work, perseverance and will, we came here today to launch a project like no other on the island." An autonomous ecosystem of living, entertainment, recreation and new jobs that has already given breath to the area and will continue to do so on an annual basis. We are very proud of what we have achieved so far but one thing you can be sure of: A new page is starting for Ayia Napa Marina and this is just the beginning! ” Mr. Karamontanis then referred to the progress of the projects, specifically for the east tower that is expected to be delivered in early spring 2023 and the progress in the construction of luxury homes with the impressive seaside villa 6, to have already been delivered to its owner.

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Impressed by the progress of the project and what he has seen so far, said Mr. Sawiris, emphasizing that "the Ayia Napa Marina is the most impressive of all its investments so far" and that he 'feels lucky and blessed to contribute to the implementation of such a magnificent project that will radically change the landscape in the SE Mediterranean by raising the bar of services provided ". "And not only that," he added, "when completed, it will be a jewel not only of Ayia Napa but of the whole island, a project that will revitalize the local community and contribute greatly to the national economy."

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An international destination with great investment opportunities, fantastic views and modern boat docking facilities, Ayia Napa Marina is the ultimate resort for an exciting lifestyle. Already, the port operates providing high quality services. At the same time, the construction of the residential part of the Marina is in progress.

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The benefits for the place from the completion of the emblematic project are enormous. The Marina is expected to help attract a high level of tourists throughout the year. In fact, this is the only marina in Cyprus that has been certified with the international standard ISO-13687-1 in terms of the protection of the marine environment, the rapid support and service of boats and visitors in all areas with modern and smart services and was recently awarded with the Blue Flag. In addition, it has the largest commercial zone (4.000+ sq.m.) in the free province of Famagusta. It hosts some of the best restaurants in both Ayia Napa and Cyprus, such as L 'Atelier Robuchon, Le Deli & Le Sundeck Robuchon, which are also the flagship restaurants of the shopping area. The completion of the project will substantially upgrade both the maritime and the resort tourism of the region and of Cyprus in general.

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The marina of Ayia Napa

Located between the beaches of Agia Thekla and Makronisos, Ayia Napa Marina includes the construction of 220 spacious, luxury apartments in two impressive towers, 35 luxury villas, a marina with docking capacity and integrated services for 600 boats, a shipyard, and a shipyard. shops and restaurants that will offer high quality services and amenities to the residents and visitors of the Marina.

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Development information 

Historical Profile 

The company - MM Makronisos Marina Ltd was founded on April 18, 2012. 

The idea of ​​the Ayia Napa Marina was born out of a deep love for Cyprus as well as due to the absence of a luxurious marina in the Eastern Mediterranean region. It is the common vision of the two investors, the Cypriot Gerasimos Karamontanis and the Egyptian Naguib Sawiris 

The two of them share more than 80 years of experience and each is a leader in its field. In 2016 the two family businesses joined forces to carry out a long-term strategy that aims to set a new, high standard in luxury beach life.   

The result of this cooperation is the implementation of the Ayia Napa Marina project. The Foundation Stone was submitted in September 2016 and the works started in January 2017. 

Today the company has 200 employees and has offices in Cyprus and Egypt. 


The vision of the people of the company is the Ayia Napa Marina to become the best naval and residential destination in the entire Mediterranean as well as the first choice for boat owners, residents and visitors of the marina. 

Important stations along the way 

  • 2012 - Signing of an agreement with the Government of Cyprus for the assignment of project rights for 55 years 
  • 2013 - Agreement for the joint implementation of the work of entrepreneurs Mr. Gerasimos Karamontanis and Naguib Sawiris. Ayia Napa Marina is the first major coastal development announced in Cyprus after the economic crisis.  
  • September 2016 - Laying of the cornerstone 
  • January 2017 - Start of project implementation works 
  • November 2019 - Delivery of marina facilities and start of pilot phase of operation 
  • June 2020 - Official opening of marina facilities. 
  • July 2021 - Ayia Napa Marina becomes the first certified marina with the standard 13687-1. 
  • February 2021 - Integration of Ayia Napa Marina in the ports of hosting cruise ships and superyachts. 
  • May 2021 - Opening of the first store in the commercial zone of the marina. 
  • July 2021 - Delivery of the first villa (Show villa) on the artificial island. 
  • July 2021 - Commencement of a pilot phase of operation of the commercial zone 
  • July 2021 - Start of operation RIVA Bachouse 
  • November 2021 - Mooring S/Y WOOL, the first super yacht 107 meters in the Marina 
  • November 2021 - Ayia Napa Marina is announced as the best mixed development in Cyprus receiving 5 stars in European Property Awards while receiving distinction in the category of development of tall residential buildings. 
  • April 2022 - The first event takes place in the imposing Events Center 
  • April 2022 - Completion of the skeleton of the East Tower, which is one of the 34 rotating buildings worldwide. 
  • May 2022 - Blue Flag Awarded at Ayia Napa Marina. 
  • May 2022 - Delivery of the first house, of the seaside villa 6, to its owner. 
  • May 2022 - The first cruise ship moors at the berth off Ayia Napa Marina. 
  • June 2022 - Opening of restaurants L'Atelier, Le Deli & Le Sundeck Robuchon. 
  • June 2022 - Opening of the Ayia Napa Marina. 


Located between the beaches of Agia Thekla and Makronissos, Ayia Napa Marina includes the construction of 220 spacious, luxury apartments in two impressive towers, 35 luxury villas, a marina with the ability to moor and provide integrated services to 600 boats, a shipyard, and shops and restaurants that will offer high quality services and amenities to the residents and visitors of Marina. 

The unique location of the Marina, combined with the continuous provision of security for homes and boats, provide privacy to residents and boat owners while the crystal clear waters, stunning beaches and the unique view of Ayia Napa are expected to attract visitors from Cyprus and abroad. who seek to enjoy the Mediterranean way of life and fun. 

The towers 

The project is dominated by two characteristic towers for their architecture, with 220 apartments.  OThe two towers are T-shaped and rotate west to east about 1,6 degrees per floor as they ascend, so that all apartments enjoy panoramic views of the sea, the marina and some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean. 

The villas 

35 luxury villas are located along the private roads on the west beach of the project, on the island that has been built and on the peninsula. The architecture of the villas reflects the combination of modern and traditional materials with the primary characteristic of the local stone as well as the glass that provides plenty of light and view. All villas are built on the basis of design open plan, while at the same time all areas are oriented towards the sea. 

Seaside villas 

11 villas with direct access to the blond sandy beach, are uniquely designed to offer their occupants a truly private and modern environment, with comfortable interiors, lush gardens and stunning views of the Mediterranean. They are completely independent, 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms, just a few steps away from the beach, designed with a careful balance of refined elegance and modern luxury. Their living room has a single layout, equipped with the best quality equipment and lighting. 

Villas on the Marina peninsula 

12 luxurious 3-bedroom villas, with private and secure access to the Marina Peninsula, with direct views of the marina and a private mooring area at safe docks. The glass surfaces used for the construction of the villas and the modern, open layout in the main spaces unite the interior and exterior spaces, giving an unobstructed view to the sea. 

Villas on the artificial island 

12 luxury 3, 4 or 5 bedroom villas on the artificial private island in the marina basin, are built following the highest standards of aesthetics, with carefully designed interiors, and excellent materials, equipment and lighting. With large floor-to-ceiling windows offering natural light and stunning views of the marina, these unique homes perfectly combine comfortable living indoors and outdoors. 

The Marina 

The marina can accommodate 600 boats in the sea area and in the onshore storage area. Boats up to 85 meters long can be moored while on land, in the specially designed storage area on 4 levels (Dry Stack) all small boats up to 10 meters long can be stored. The service  Dry Stack provides the owners with innovative service based on the triptych KNOWLEDGE-QUALITY-SPEED, without any hassle for boat owners leaving them to enjoy all their available time. And through the specialist application of the Ayia Napa Marina '' ADIMARINE '' can transmit from smartphone any request or problem they face. 

In Ayia Napa Marina, the mooring system and the service of the boats are unique and according to the most modern specifications of luxury Marinas. For all boats with a length of more than 10 meters, the possibility of mooring is given (finger style berthing) by providing all services. The respective boat owner can see all the information related to water-electricity-fuel consumption in an application from his mobile phone or PC at any time. 

Marina Services include: 

  • Continuous supply of electricity and clean water 
  • Fuel supply 
  • Wi-Fi for all vessels and / or Fiber optic for vessels longer than 24 meters (LOA> 24m) 
  • Fire safety 
  • 24/7 security 
  • Cleaning and laundry services 
  • Free provision of waste collection service for boats up to 20 meters 
  • Exclusive crew and passenger service areas. 

The shopping area 

The commercial zone is the central reference point of the project and has the privilege of being located in the heart of the Marina, right in front of the water and enjoying the best view to the sea. 

The existence of different shops such as cafes, restaurants as well as a series of activities, create a busy entertainment zone both for those who live, have their boat in the marina and for all visitors. The space is architecturally designed as a semicircle reminiscent of traditional ports on islands. The shopping area is covered by a canopy, an impressive construction that mentally unites all spaces and offers shade during the day on its sidewalk. 

It is the largest commercial area of ​​the free province of Famagusta, with facilities of 4.000+ sq.m. while it hosts some of the most famous world class restaurants such as restaurants L' Atelier, Le Deli & Le Sundeck Robuchon. 

Facts & Figures 

Agia Napa Marina is a mixed-type development that combines residential, commercial and recreational infrastructure in the area of ​​Ayia Napa with luxury homes, world-class facilities and services for boats, many shops and seaside restaurants as well as a range of refrigeration suggestions.   

The marina offers a selection of luxurious homes that have been carefully designed to offer a comfortable, spacious modern life with unlimited panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Total development land area:  

  • Total area: 318,535 m²  
  • Marina Basin: 146,051 m² 
  • Land development: 172,484 m² 
  • Existing land area: 44,750 m² 
  • Embankment: 127,734 m²  

Building Factor based on land use: 

  • West Pyrgos area: 14,716 m²   
  • East Tower area: 14,963 m²   
  • Villas on the island: 3,778 m²   
  • Villas in the Marina Peninsula: 1,884 m²   
  • Seaside villas: 3,980 m² 
  • Commercial and retail zone: 4,240 m² 

Total parking spaces: 993 positions 

  • Villa parking spaces: 70 positions 
  • Visitors parking in the villas: 15 places 
  • Road parking Beaches: 5 positions 
  • East Tower parking lot: 135 places 
  • West Tower parking space: 133 places 
  • Outdoor parking of West Tower: 22 places 
  • Public outdoor parking: 37 places 
  • Parking garage: 380 positions 
  • Other parking spaces (Breakwater, EB, Public beach, Main road, Pyrgon road and VIP): 126 seats 
  • Public parking for beach: 35 places  
  • New Beach Club - East: 35 positions 

Number of Towers:                     

  • Two towers, East and West, more than 100 meters high. 

Number of Apartments:       

  • 220 spacious and luxurious apartments, with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea.  
  • East Tower: 95 apartments. 
  • West Tower: 125 apartments 

Number of Vacations: 

  • 35 overall 
  • 11 luxury seaside villas, with direct access to the beach and the sea. 
  • 12 mansions on the Marina Peninsula, with direct access to private berths. 
  • 12 mansions on the artificial island of Marina, each of which offers direct access to private berths.  

Number of berths: 

Area for mooring and storing 600 boats (at sea and on land) where boats up to 85 meters long can be accommodated.  

More specifically: 

  • The port area of ​​the marina will accommodate 360 ​​boats up to 85 meters long 
  • Dry Stack will accommodate 160 boats up to 10 meters long. 
  • Another 80 boats will be accommodated in the land storage area.  

Commercial zone:  

  • 4000+ sq.m.  
  • 550+ parking spaces  
  • Restaurants 
  • Cafes 
  • Commercial shops 
  • Marine and shipping equipment store 
  • Catering and entertainment space 
  • Spa & Fitness 
  • Yacht ahead Club 
  • Beach Clubs  
  • Reception space on a 24-hour basis  
  • 24-hour security  

Start of Construction Works:  

January 2017 

Cost of construction:     

€ 300 million 

Architects of Project:   

Masterplanners, Lead Architects and Marine Engineers 

The American company SmithGroupJJR (www.smithgroupjjr.com) 

Local Architects 

J + A Philippou, architects & engineers 

Construction company:  


Electrical & Mechanical Engineers: 

Caramondani Bros. 

Structural Engineers: 

Thornton Tomasetti