Water quality at Paphos beaches is excellent, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) and Cymepa, with the area this week set to receive 16 Blue Flags.
President of the Winter Swimmers Matthaios Ierokypiotis said this year all 16 of the town’s beaches will be given the flags on Thursday.
The beaches to be awarded the flag – which represents bathing quality water – include the Bania in the centre of town, Vrysouthkia, Pachyammos and Faros. Beaches in Yeroskipou, Polis and Peyia are also included.
“We are completely satisfied and feel proud that his year the Bania beach has secured the Bloue Flag,” Ierokypiotis said on Saturday. “This clearly highlights the quality of the water here,” he added.
It also means, Ierokypiotis said, that it is the responsibility of all bathers to make sure the water stays pristine throughout the year.