Paphos launches activities as the European Capital of Culture in 2017!
On January 1st, 2017, Paphos started its activities as the European Capital of Culture, in conjunction with Aarhus, Denmark.
This year, Paphos will shine as a venue of creativity and cultural production. In homage to the myth of Pygmalion and Galatea, an amazing opening ceremony will transform this magical city steeped in history with the participation of local and foreign artists and the presence of people from all over Cyprus and the World.
The theme of the Paphos Cultural Capital of Europe is “Open Air Factory”, which capitalises on the superb weather and intimate scale of the city and its port.
Exhibitions, music, dance, projections, narratives, sound & light, street shows, traditional artistries, wine and cuisine fusion, poetry and literature will connect the past to the future and people from far and wide, in a year of cultural celebration.
World-acclaimed philharmonic orchestras, drummers from Japan, opera and theatre performances, cinema, photography exhibitions, tours and plays will link continents and bridge cultures.
2017 will be a unique opportunity to savor Paphos in all its greatness, a small reminder that it was Cyprus’ capital in ancient times.
Please refer to the website of the Paphos Cultural Capital of Europe for the programme of events.
The Coral Beach Hotel & Resort is pleased to be a Gold Sponsor of the Paphos European Capital of Culture, and we will be hosting artists, musicians, and other cultural actors throughout the year.
If you are staying at our hotel and are interested in participating in one of the Cultural Capital of Europe events, please contact us: