People turned out in their thousands to watch the official Pafos2017 capital of culture inauguration ceremony held at the town hall square on Saturday night.
For the next three years Paphos becomes the official representative of Cypriot culture for the whole of Europe.
Μobile operators in Cyprus have to make some investments to provide services for tourists visiting the country in view of the axing of roaming charges in the EU from next June, Vice-President of the European Commission for the Digital Single Market, Andrus Ansip, said on Friday.
The European Capital of Culture – Paphos 2017, in wishing to honour the great creators of the so-called Second Generation of Cyprus, who played a key role in the artistic development within the island and whose work has had an impact on the international art scene, presents from December 28th until February 28th, at "En Plo" Gallery in Kato Paphos, a major exhibition entitled Departing Mythologies.
Cyprus’s economy expanded an annual 2.9% in the third quarter and 0.7% compared with the previous quarter, the statistical service said, affirming a previous flash estimation.In July to September, the Cypriot economy grew a seasonally-adjusted 2.9%, compared with the respective period of 2015, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.
Paphos has hosted 3.9 million tourists in the first three quarters of the year, a 7.1% increase on last year’s figures, of whom half came from the United Kingdom and about a third from Russia, Cyprus Tourism Organisation boss Angelos Loizou said on Saturday.
PAPHOS has secured four new entries on the national list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which is under the Cyprus national commission for Unesco and the government cultural services.