Paphos won the gold medal of the Quality Coast Awards for the quality of the coast in 2017. This region of Cyprus receives the "gold" of the competition for the second year in a row.
The Quality Coast Awards awarded the Pafos region a gold medal for the best coast in Europe in 2017. Prior to that, Paphos, one of the most popular tourist regions in Cyprus, won twice in the contest - in 2016 and 2013. When choosing a winner, the jury of this prestigious competition is guided by such criteria as ecology, cultural heritage, diversity of flora and fauna, security, attractions, development of tourism infrastructure, etc.
Quality Coast is one of the world's largest certification programs in the field of international tourism. With 2007, the award-winning Quality Coast marked more than 125 tourist areas in 23 countries around the world. Since 2013, applications for the competition can be submitted by representatives of all countries of the world.
Earlier this year, three beaches of Paphos (in Neo Chorio, Peya Geroskipou) received the "Blue Flags" - signs of the highest ecological assessment of the quality of beaches.