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Beaches and blue flag beaches in Paphos Cyprus
Perched on a hillside overlooking the sea, Pafos' cultural treasures will stimulate the mind.
Blue Flag Beaches in Paphos area
Who said that Pafos does not offer excellent coastal area, beaches and beach facilities?
An area with more than 50 km of coast, total of 27 beaches in the district open to the public, and more than 12 blue flag awarded beaches, making, Pafos I place perfect for swimming, diving or snorkelling all year round.
Not to mention the privacy offered by for than 50 Beach hotel establishments where usually beaches are mainly used by the hotel guest, keeping the area even in a more peace and quite.
Blue Flag is a prestigious, international award scheme which acts as a guarantee to tourists that a beach or marina they are visiting is one of the best in the world.
The award of a Blue Flag beach is based on compliance with 29 criteria covering the aspects of:
- Environmental Education and Information
- Water Quality
- Environmental Management
- Safety and Services
Some criteria are imperative (I), some are guidelines (G) and some are non-applicable (N/A) for certain regions.
All imperative requirements have to be fulfilled, and in addition there is a maximum number of guideline criteria. Blue Flags are only awarded for one season at a time. If some of the imperative criteria are not fulfilled during the season or the conditions change, the Blue Flag will be withdrawn
To mention a few of the best beaches in the area of Pafos:
Το the east of Pafos International Airport in the Τimi-Mandria area, the beach is long and wide and partly developed.
The beach near the Pafos International Airport is long, sandy and unspoilt.
Turtle nests have been observed in this area.
The beaches west of the airport towards Pafos town, are within the tourist developed area(Blue Flag).
The beaches between Pafos and Cape Drepanon are within the tourist developed developed (Blue Flag).
Agos Georghios Beach, Fishermen's bay, is a small sandy beach with some developmental potential.
The beaches from Cape Drepanon to Lara are long sandy beaches. The entire beach area is protected.
Between Lara and Cape Arnaoutis are small secluded rocky and sandy beaches 50-100m long, usually with rocks in front. These are included in the proposal as Nature 2000.
From Cape Arnaoutis to Baths of Aphrodite, there are small secluded rocky and sandy beaches 50-100m long, usually with rocks in front. Τhe most famous is the Fontana Amorosa sandy beach and the Baths of Aphrodite pebble beach. These are included in the proposal as Natura 2000.
Asrpokremmos Beach is a 2 km long wide pebble and sandy beach very pleasant for swimming. The Anassa Hotel and Aphrodite Hotel are located in the area.
Latchi Beach is a long sandy beach with high potential for upgraded development.
There are 12 Blue Flag beaches in the region, three of which are in the Polis sub-region. Seven of the beaches have facilities for the handicapped.
Blue flag beaches in Pafos area and Polis area, Paphos, Cyprus