Innovative musical garden beats in the heart of Palaiometocho Village

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Palaiometocho is a village in the Nicosia District of Cyprus, about 20km southwest of the city of Nicosia, the capital of Cyprus. It is a village counting around 4,500 inhabitants.

As part of the renovation of the community park, the Palaiometocho Community Council proceeded in installing eight outdoor musical instruments provided by Elite Areas. A bouquet of Harmony Flowers, Sansa Rimba xylophone, Cavatina colorful xylophone, contemporary lyre through Bell Lyre, Rainbow Bongos, Soprano Diatonic Freechimes and Handpipes Aerophone.

The project was funded through the implementation of the “Grant Scheme for the Revitalization of Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas through the Creation of Authentic Experiences to Enrich and Upgrade the Tourism Product” program of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. This project stands as a benchmark in Cyprus; it is a pioneering project for Cypriot standards as it is the only music park in the entire island.

The residents of the community as well as the surrounding communities embraced this new project. It’s great to watch people of all ages, children, parents, seniors, playing with the instruments while filling the air with beautiful tunes. The community park has taken on a new lease of life and is buzzing with life every day. One of the future plans of the Community is hosting of an outdoor concert.

“The music park acquisition has contributed to the improvement of the quality of life of our community’s residents. This innovative music garden constitutes a place of relaxation and recreation. Both young and old can enjoy a morning or an afternoon of leisure and relaxation in the village park accompanied by music. Additionally, it is an alternative entertainment option that nurtures creativity and promotes socialization among all population groups, including children, the elderly, and people with special abilities. We are delighted by the fact that the music garden in Palaiometocho is not only a center of attraction for the residents of our community but for every visitor as well.”
Andreas Kyprianou, President of Palaiometocho Community Council

Location: Palaiometocho Village, Cyprus
Realization: October 2023
Products by: Percussion Play
Architect: Rena Kattou
Funded by: Deputy Ministry of Tourism, Cyprus