We’ve been living close to Tala Amphitheater for a while now, and we couldn’t wait for the first opportunity to see a music performance there.
Set high up in Tala hills, overlooking almost the whole of Paphos, this outdoor venue is a picture-perfect location for any kind of event.
We’ve been regular visitors to the Amphitheater cafe, from where you can watch the best sunsets while sipping your wine, but to see live music on a backdrop of a beautiful sunset is something else.
The opportunity finally came in June, when we found something we really wanted to see – The Il Divo Tribute.
If you haven’t heard about Il Divo before, they are four guys who do opera on a bit of a modern note.
The Il Divo Tribute band is called Four Stations and consists of four handsome guys from Spain.
My and my other half arrived early, to be able to enjoy a bottle of wine (no driving home involved for us!) and watch the sun go down. The performance was scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, and Saturday one was nearly sold out.
People started to arrive very soon, first taking a stop in the cafe for a drink and then quickly moving to the amphitheater to get the best spot.
We sat down, listened to people chatting and enjoyed a bottle of Persefoni from our favourite local winery Kolios.
The sunsets here never fail to impress.
The middle of the seating area was already pretty crowded so we sat down on the side and waited for the show to begin.
Four handsome guys in suits rolled on the stage and the show started. They did few pop songs and classics.
Even though the show lasted for 1.5 hours, you could sit there and listen to them for hours. After Paphos, they moved to Paralimni for another couple of shows and after that continued their tour around Europe.
Mid-show they pulled a sweet lady on the stage and put on a little serenade just for her, while rest of the ladies in the audience wished they could change seats with her.
It’s a shame that a performance like this only happens once in a while, but I have my fingers crossed for next year, because Paphos will be the European Capital of Culture, which means more music and events!