For centuries, Geronisos, also known as the Holy Island, has been a popular destination for the travellers and voyagers of Cyprus. Excavations on the small island opposite Agios Georgios of Pegeia have brought to light findings from the Ptolemaic period, as well as Ionic style architectures that indicate the varied cultural influences of the wider Pafos region, in the course of history. In 2017 and in the context of the Cultural Capital, students, residents, archaeologists, as well as sailors and fishermen, invite the public to a series of events related to Geronisos, such as lectures, festive activities and artistic interventions at the harbour area.
At the same time, a sailing race is organised around Geronisos aiming to highlight the natural beauty of the island, as well as the archaeological wealth of the area.
9:00 – 10.30 Sailors Dinghy’s registration and briefing to take part in the race
10.00 – Harbour Wall Muriel Painting
11.00 – School Choir singing in the harbour as the boats go into the water
12.00 – Boat Race around Yeronisos starts on the water
13.30 – Boat Race Finish (approximate time)
14.30 – Prize Giving followed by Party with Cake at the Café in the harbour
19.00 – Evening illustrated lecture “Yeronisos Island” By Professor Joan Breton Connelly archaeologist New York University at TLC Private School & Institute, Agios Georgios, Pegeia
The event is part of the programme of events of the European Capital of Culture Pafos 2017 under the framework of the Community Involvements projects and within the spirit of the Open Air Factory. Organised by Pegeia Municipality, TLC School & PISC
Organised by: Pegeia Municipality, TLC Sschool in Pegeia, PISC Sailing Club and the area’s fishermen.