• Historical Retrospective

    The city of Pafos has a remarkable history which is traced 2,300 years back. Throughout those years the city has built a rare cultural heritage and it has gained a significant place in the Cyprus history and the culture.

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  • Our logo

    The logo of Pafos’ candidacy was designed in such a way so as to be interpreted in many and different ways. First of all, it represents the sun that under its light the island of Cyprus prospers.

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  • The modern face of the town

    Currently, Pafos has a remarkable cultural activity which is mainly coordinated by the Municipality of Pafos. This activity covers a wide spectrum of subjects and events such as the Pafos Flower Festival, the celebrations of Monday of the Holy Spirit, the Pafos Carnival, the Summer Cultural Window

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  • Open Air Factory

    Pafos can deservedly respond to this ambitious project and become the most hospitable capital of Europe. It suggests making the best of its open-air sites by turning them into an Open-Air Factory of Culture, since it is aware of the challenge that it will face. If it takes advantage of its archeological sites, its squares, its streets...

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  • Pafos2017 Events

    Stay updated with the latest events

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  • Why Pafos

    Pafos claims the title “European Capital of Culture” for the year 2017 with determination and pride. The entire city is a birthplace of culture and it is listed in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. The nature of Pafos radiates a primitive beauty, its people are innocent and simple, while the ancient values are revived...

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Pafos and Aarhus 2017


The European Capitals of Culture 2017!
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Pafos2017 Bid Book


See, read and download the documents submitted.
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Direct Communication Team


Volunteers Application.
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