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Biggest Beach Towel in Guinness Book of Records
2008-06-05 11:20:10

Nicosia, Jun 4 – The world’s biggest beach towel has been unveiled in Cyprus and will be recorded in next year’s Guinness Book of World Records.

The online hotel accommodation portal based in Cyprus, www.bookcyprus.com and Aeolos travel have unveiled the biggest beach towel in the world on Sunday 1st June 2008, securing a place in the Guinness Book of World records, a press release by Aeolos travel says.

The event took place at the Fig Tree Bay area in Protaras, where the giant blue towel bearing the bookcyprus.com logo was laid down on the beautiful white sand of the beach, covering a total area of 1,900 sq meters (64 meters in length per 31 meters in height).

Fig Tree Bay Beach in Protaras is one of the few Blue Flag beaches in Cyprus. The whole event was materialized with the kind permission and co-operation of the Municipality of Paralimni.

Once the official measurement was over, the Guinness representative Jenny Karambiki announced that the towel had been officially registered as a new record in the famous Guinness Book of World Records. The relevant certificate was given to the Managing Director of Aeolos travel and www.bookcyprus.com, Sotos Stephanou.

The event was highlighted with the welcoming speech of the Mayor of Paralimni Andreas Evangelou, and was followed with musical entertainment on the beach which lasted until sunset and featured traditional folkloric dances, live radio link by Energy radio 107.6 and competitions with big prizes offered by the organizers and their sponsors, live bands with Hip-hop music from Greece and Portugal as well as dancing performances which entertained more than 2000 audience who attended the event.

Now that the record-towel is a fact, bookcyprus.com will send a small piece of the towel to all those who attended the event and gave their mailing addresses, as a small souvenir of this unusual event which marked the first day of the Summer season in Cyprus.

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