Set among the hills of a typical Cypriot village Fasoula, surrounded by almond and olive trees, this beautifully landscaped Park is a continuous creation of a passionate artist, Philippos Yiapanis. Here, the natural beauty blends with exceptional works of art, the ancient meets the modern, creating balance and harmony.
The Mikri Salamina is an open-air gallery of bronze and marble sculptures, reflecting the life journey of the artist. On the area of 5500 square meters, set on multiple levels, there are around 140 sculptures on permanent exhibition. You can discover them while wandering through stone-cobbled, curvy pathways, elevated terraces and quiet corners. Here, everything you will see is a result of the artist’s vision, hard work, and his attempt to leave something significant behind.
Until recently his private oasis, gallery and venue for a few annual and charity events, is now opening for visits and event hosting. Peaceful and very private, the park provides an exceptional setting for weddings, receptions, corporate dinners, meetings and various intimate gatherings. With a beautifully set Amphitheatre, it is also suitable for small concerts and performances. Located only 10 minutes drive away from Limassol town, the Mikri Salamina Sculpture Park will surely delight you and your guests.
Philippos Yiapanis’ work on Mirki Salamina started off first in 1996, when he purchased the land. Having in mind creating a space to work and display his sculptures, the artist wanted the visitors to be able to observe the evolution of his work in a Sculpture Park and a Museum. The different sites in the Park were created steadily, over the years: starting with the showroom and workshop, moving to the Amphitheatre, the Gymnasium and now continuing with creating The Waves. First events in the Park were organized by Famagusta Municipality; then, charity events followed to gather money for people in need. The dream of the artist is to now build a big-scale museum, with more space to exhibit his work, host various events and guest exhibitions.