The Paphos area is famous all over the world for its green nature and its crystal-clear beaches. At the same time, after being awarded 18 Blue Flags throughout the province, Paphos has been distinguished and managed to win the European Silver Coast of Quality Award for 2022-23 and to be among the top 100 green destinations in Europe.
The entire coastline of Paphos is now recognized and attractive especially to visitors who are interested in combining holidays and enjoyment of nature in a destination with a magnificent landscape, which cares for and preserves the quality of the environment and follows practices for the protection and promotion of local identity and cultural heritage.
The Silver Award and a place in the list of the TOP 100 greenest coastal and island regions in Europe honor Paphos but at the same time encourage it to continue and improve its practices.
With this award, Paphos becomes even better known for its unparalleled beauty, its picturesque beaches, and its rich and rare vegetation, mainly in the area of Polis Chrysochous and Neo Chorio up to Pomos.
The main criteria for the selection of the areas are water purity, biodiversity of the areas, their environment, actions for good environmental behavior (e.g. saving natural resources), their socio-economic situation, their cultural heritage, lack of air pollution, noise levels, quality of tourist infrastructure, safety, accessibility, easy access to information and much more.