Meet Efthivoulos from Ouranos

Since its opening in 2018, Ouranos rooftop lounge and bar has featured entertainment by the island’s top musical talent, drawing enthusiastic local crowds and wowing Annabelle’s guests as well.

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Since its opening in 2018, Ouranos rooftop lounge and bar has featured entertainment by the island’s top musical talent, drawing enthusiastic local crowds and wowing Annabelle’s guests as well. One of the regular musicians is Efthivoulos Theocharous. Thrice weekly, Efthivoulos accompanies a notable singer on piano as they perform beloved Greek songs and familiar standards. A native of Cyprus, Efthivoulos has enjoyed a distinguished career as a performer and composer both here and abroad. Although his first instrument was the bouzouki, he started the piano at the age of 15 and went on to complete diplomas in piano, flute, and music theory at the Royal Academy of Music in Cyprus. In 1998, he matriculated at Five Towns College in New York to study music, composition, and production and in the process produced two albums. After graduation, he moved to Athens and produced more albums—including gold and platinum records. Among his many successful compositions is ‘One Last Breath’, which was the 2015 Eurovision entry for Greece. Efthivoulos returned to Cyprus in 2013 and established a recording studio here; he joined Thanos Hotels as a performer and producer in 2016. Described by a mentor as ‘the Greek Chopin’, he plays from the heart in a style that is emotionally sensitive and technically vigorous. Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday evening, Efthivoulos and his partners regale you with Greek hits. Take in the lively atmosphere as you sip a cocktail, nibble on shared plates, and enjoy the panoramic view of the harbour.