Paphos candidate city – European Capital of Culture for year 2017

A project to promote the city of  Paphos and the fact that will the European Capital of Culture for year 2017 and also to share some historical facts for the city

paphos-logo-squareinformation about the history of City of Paphos and the steps towards the protection of its culture. It is important for the people of Cyprus to learn about the culture of Paphos because it is a small and quite isolated city and this is a good chance to promote it.

The mythical origin give a good chance to became popular application. In the founding myth, even the town's name is linked to the goddess, as the eponymous Paphos was the son of Pygmalion whose ivory cult image of Aphrodite was brought to life by the goddess as "milk-white" Galatea.