Celebrations here have been held on Saturday 28th January to start the Paphos 2017 European Capital of Culture. This is expected to bring 100,000's more visitors to Paphos to see the many functions and festivities – www.fitzgeraldcyprus.com shows the exciting and growing list of events.
The Carnival is a great popular festival which has been celebrated in Limassol and all over Cyprus for more than a hundred years.
Every year the Municipality of Paphos organizes numerous events in public places.
Paphos is celebrating its title as cultural capital of Europe for 2017, an honour it shares with Aarhus in Denmark and this year’s theme reflects that.
This year Cyprus Marathon will be held on Sunday March 5 with about 2,000 runners to take part in the four events: the Cyprus marathon, the half marathon, the 10km road race and the 5km fun run.
The event traditionally attracts amateur runners from all over the world, including club and occasional runners.
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.