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Ayia Napa hopes for Guinness record September 17, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Cyprus Ayia Napa, Greek Culture Heritage.

The Cyprus’ tourist resort of Ayia Napa is seeking to enter the Guinness Book of World Records, having organised a half-kilometre-long Greek ”syrtaki” folk dance on Sunday.

A total of 268 members of eight dancing groups danced in step to ”Zorbas” on the sandy beach near the Ayia Napa harbour, giving the village a chance to enter the book of records.

Ayia Napa Mayor Antonis Tsokkos said the aim of the event was to send the message that the village was interested in Greek culture and to promote the tourist resort abroad.
Head of the cultural services of the Municipality Maria Tofini said that, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, the dancers had to perform in synchonised step for the attempt to qualify.

The event drew the attention of tourists and locals, many of which danced to ‘‘Zorbas” on the beach and in the sea.

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