THE Paphos regional board of tourism along with other stakeholders are undertaking a programme to promote sunsets in the region as the ‘most majestic’ in Cyprus, to both locals and visitors.
Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, the head of the Paphos regional board of tourism told the Cyprus Mail that as of Thursday, steps are being taken to promote the stunning sunsets which take in a number of measures, including public exhibition and events.
“As from today we will take different actions to promote our sunsets which we have all agreed are the most majestic in Cyprus and will promote this unique experience which sets us apart from other destinations,” he said.
Preliminary investigations have found the following sites as the most beautiful to enjoy a stunning sunset: the birthplace of Aphrodite in Kouklia, spots along the coast of Geroskipou, Paphos harbour and the lighthouse area, Paphos old town and parts of Moutallos Hills, areas of the coastal front of Chlorakas, Lemba and Kissonerga, Coral Bay, the Sea Caves, Agios Georgios port, Lara in the Akamas and spots in Polis Chrysochous and Neo Chorio.
However, a full list with descriptions will be available in June.
The tourism head said: “The locations to watch these sunsets are superb and meaningful, we have amazing skies. We have a great view of the sunset and the scenery and nature are unique. Even in the same place every sunset is different from day to day,” he said.
This unique selling point is an advantage for the region and after discussions, the promotional plan is being backed by individual hotels, and other interested parties, alongside the local tourism board.
“We are completing an inventory of the best spots to view the sunset in Paphos and issue electronic and print material and other means such as websites to promote them.”
The information will also be included in the tourism boards presentations and Hadjigeorgiou said that the participation of hotels is imperative as it will help the project to have a greater impact, as together they can inform guests about the fantastic experience.
In the near future, summer events will be held to highlight the sunsets, such as photographic and art exhibitions, as well as other events which will enable the public to interact, he said.
“Hoteliers are also preparing in- house promotions to feature Paphos sunsets, such as wine tasting events and cocktails during sunset, he said.
In June, a list of the top spots to view the ‘most majestic sunsets on the island’ will be released and the tourism board’s website will be updated with more information, he said.
He added that the Paphos regional board of tourism is inviting all those involved in tourism to embrace the effort and to contribute in some way, to the promotion of the emergence of the ‘most majestic sunset in Cyprus’.
Further information will be available from June at: www.visitpafos.org