Three more Paphos beaches awarded the “Blue Flag”
11:36 - 31 May 2023
The beaches of Argaka, Gialia and Pomos have been awarded for their quality, increasing the town’s “Blue Flag” beaches to 18.
According to the Tourism Development and Promotion Company of Paphos (ETAP), this led the town to win the 2022-23 “European Silver Coast of Quality” award and get included in the top 100 green destinations in Europe.
Following a proposal by ETAP, which embraced the Blue Flag programme from its very beginning in 2013, the certification now covers the entire district’s coastline.
“With this award, Paphos becomes even more famous for its unparalleled beauty, picturesque beaches and rich and rare flora; especially in the area of Polis Chrysochous and Neo Chorio, up to Pomos.”
To receive a Blue Flag certification beaches must check off criteria for regular E. coli testing of waters, provision of tourist amenities including disabled access, informational signs on the area’s biodiversity, air pollution and noise levels.