A Capital Occasion
Pafos was the capital of Cyprus in ancient times and once again celebrated this accolade when in 2017 it reigns as European Capital of Culture
Plans have been implemented to create a truly wide reaching and diverse cultural programme, showcasing the involvement of other visiting European cultures, the year also served to encourage residents and visitors to embrace the many different aspects of what will be a true cultural extravaganza.
Family events, music, art, craft, theatre, sport, food and wine, in fact all the essential elements which add both quality and diversity, elements which challenge and question, and above all, activities which deliver a sense of pleasure and pride to all within the Pafos region and Island-wide.
Many of the events took place outdoors via our Open Air Factory programme thus making full use of our rather wonderful all year round weather conditions.
Tourism has been developed, additional thousands of visitors from all over Europe visited the area.
The creation of modern infrastructure city has ameliorate the image and the aesthetics of the city and Pafos is now a modern and well developed city.
The bonds with other European countries have been and will be enhanced even more.
The city/region is now better known in Europe, thus it will gain further recognition from other countries as well.