5 euros maybe, 10 euros maximum, 16 euros was pushing it, but I had agreed to go with my lovely Russian friend Olia to see the Magic Dancing Waters Show.
We sat in the middle, not too near the front as we had been warned we would get wet. We were surprised to find tables and chairs (we expected ranked seats). Drinks were also served (though these we declined).
In front of us was a large pool with coloured fountains playing. We appeared to be overlooking the outskirts of Protaras. What we did not realise was that this was a trick of the light. Once the show started, we saw we had a backdrop of pyramid-shaped structures.
At the start, we were not impressed, a few fountains and coloured lights set to music, so what I thought, I could see the New Year’s firework display in Red Square or on the Thames for nothing. [see London Fireworks on New Year's Day 2011]
But then it really got started to the sound of Ludwig van Beethoven, and yes it was impressive.
The fountains were followed by lasers, by volcanic eruptions, all set to music varying from Ludwig van Beethoven, to Strauss, to what we thought was David Bowie, to Tchaikovsky, to a volcanic finale with Vangelis.
The show was an hour long and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
On the negative side, the sound system could have been much better. And please, no smoking, it was very unpleasant for us having smoke blown in our face from a nearby table.
What a pity on leaving we had to walk by McDonald’s.
We then walked out to the church, climbed the rock atop which it sits.
We had hoped for a brandy sour at Nicholas Tavern, but by the time we got there it was too late, so we went in the bar next door.
A special thanks to my lovely Russian friend Olga for inviting me to join her and for a very lovely evening.
Magic Dancing Waters is the No 1 star attraction in Protaras in Cyprus. Not difficult as it is the only attraction! What is surprising is the ranking as the No One attraction in the EU with a large silver cup on display to prove it!