Nat Geo Day Tour: Philippos Yiapanis, from Turmoil to Triumph
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Nat Geo Day Tour: Philippos Yiapanis, from Turmoil to Triumph

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£126.00
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Language: English
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Duration: from 4 hours to 8 hours
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  • Get a personal insight into the complex history of Cyprus through the stories and resilience-inspired artwork of distinguished sculptor, Philippos Yiapanis. His work and life has been deeply influenced by his captivity during the 1974 Turkish invasion.
  • Visit the Art Nest Museum and the open-air scuplture park, guided by the artist Philippos Yiapanis himself, and understand the emotions that underpin his creations.
  • Experience an exclusive visit to his workshop, where you'll learn about Philippos' bronze sculpting techniques.
  • Round off the experience enjoying local cuisine prepared in Kouklia village, reflecting on Cyprus's unique fusion of art, history, and culinary tradition.
What to expect

Philippos Yiapanis, a renowned Cypriot sculptor, was born in Famagusta in what is now the occupied Northern part of Cyprus. His life took a tumultuous turn when he was captured and incarcerated during the Turkish invasion, subsequently becoming a refugee in South Cyprus. His artistry is a manifestation of his deep longing for freedom and a vivid representation of local history. On this tour, you will meet the artist who will lead you on an exclusive visit to his museum where around 140 sculptures are on display.

As well as discovering the inspiration behind some of his most powerful works, you'll also find out about the recent history of Cyprus and explore the artist's personal experiences, narrated through his compelling storytelling. On arrival at the Art Nest Museum, Philippos will welcome you personally, providing an insight into his life and work, giving you an understanding of the emotions that underpin his creations.

You will then take time to explore the open-air sculpture park, and finish with a peek at the artistic process. A tour of the artist's workshop reveals his techniques for working in bronze, chosen to ensure the longevity of his pieces, to reflect the connection between Cyprus and copper, and to represent his enduring hope for unity in his divided homeland.

Round off the experience enjoying local cuisine prepared in Kouklia village, reflecting on Cyprus's unique fusion of art, history, and culinary tradition.

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What's included
  • check Guide
  • check Transport
  • check 1 glass of wine (red or white) or 1 glass of beer or 1 soft drink and unlimited water during meal
  • check A welcome drink will be offered at the Art Nest Museum
What to remember
  • Total duration of this tour is six hours
  • English-speaking guide for all nationalities
  • Please note that all times are approximate and subject to change
  • Adults only
  • Not suitable for wheelchairs
  • This experience doesn't follow our general cancellation policy. If you need to cancel, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
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Provider
TUI CYPRUS LTD
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Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the experience begins.

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