Paphos is famous all over the world for its green nature and its crystal beaches. After the recent Awarding of 18 Blue Flag beaches throughout the province, Paphos has distinguished itself and managed to win the European Silver “QUALITY COAST” Award for 2022 and be included among the top 100 “green destinations” in Europe.
The entire coastline of Paphos was recognised as the most attractive for visitors interested in combining their holidays with nature, in a destination with a magnificent landscape, which cares for and preserves the quality of the environment and follows practices to protect and highlight the local identity and cultural heritage.
The Silver Award and a place in the list of the TOP 100 “greenest” coastal and island regions of Europe, honours Paphos, but at the same time commits it to the continuation and improvement of the practices it follows. With this Award, Paphos becomes even more famous for its unparalleled beauty, for its picturesque beaches and for its rich and rare vegetation.
Basic criteria for the selection of the areas are the cleanliness of the waters, the biodiversity of the areas, their environment, actions for proper environmental behaviour (e.g., conservation of natural resources), their socio-economic situation, their cultural heritage, the lack of air pollution, the noise levels, the quality of tourist infrastructure, safety, accessibility, easy access to information, etc.