Village life can be an acquired taste. Many town and city dwellers eventually succumb to the charms on offer in a village in Cyprus. Whether it’s retirees moving back to their roots or hardworking citizens saving for a weekend home, the attractions of quiet roads, picturesque lanes and traditional fayre make the urbanite yearn for a quiet day in which to head to their mountain retreat or seaside village ancestral home.
Visitors have been flocking to the Tombs of the Kings site in Paphos after experts announced a mausoleum there had been created for a king of Cyprus, Ptolemy Eupator.
The mausoleum dates back to 166-152 BC and Ptolemy Eupator was the son of Ptolemy VI Philometor and Cleopatra II, and for a short time in 152 BCE reigned over part of the Ptolemaic dynasty as co-ruler with his father.
The Cyprus property market is continuing its positive upward trend in the re-sale property market. Additionally, there is heightened activity by the developers securing a raft of new building permits. December 2016 showed that developers have secured more than 55% more building permits than were issued at the same time in the previous year. The building permits cover both the construction of single villas and multiple housing units which include apartments, semi-detached and townhouses.
The EAC aims to create the largest solar park in Cyprus, with an output of 20MW and aimed for completion in 2019, to contribute to Brussels’ 2020 target.
It is planned located the solar park between the British Bases and the Akrotiri wetland and the estimated cost is €20 million.
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.