Situated in the southwest of Cyprus, is has this lovely subtropical-Mediterranean climate and high quality natural environment. The region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The sandy beaches of the Akamas peninsula are the breeding place of the green and the Loggerhead turtles, who’s number have increased thanks to the Sea Turtle Conservation Project! The Paphos region is a top 100 sustainable destination by Green Destinations.
Sustainable destination Paphos Region vision and main commitment to sustainability and to responsible tourism aims to harness tourism demand with the supply of tourism resources with the involvement of the local producers and their communities in order to develop a sustainable approach to tourism in Paphos Region. Offering a memorable experience for the tourist, this approach also provides a clear economic benefit to local communities, coastal towns and villages marginalized by mass tourism, while minimizing adverse socio-economic and environmental impact. Through numerous projects Paphos Region with local stake holders demonstrate the benefits that sustainable tourism has to the environment, the society and to the economy of the island protect the natural environment, promote local culture and traditions and inform and educate locals and visitors regarding sustainability issues.