We are delighted that Paphos has been awarded the title “European Capital of Culture” for 2017, and honoured to be an official ‘Gold Sponsor’ of the exciting initiatives, celebrations and events ahead. The motto for Paphos 2017 is ‘The Open-Air Factory’: an immersive framework that encourages an openness of locations, living, thinking, community, and expression. An ode to our culture heritage – which began under our almost-always sunny skies, in ancient theatres and busy marketplaces – the city’s public spaces will be transformed into a grand stage: a ‘living museum of visual arts’. This flexible forum will celebrate and showcase the city’s heritage; encourage co-creation and experience; champion participation from all; and restore and rejuvenate Paphos’ cultural heart. We’ll also be hosting a few of the event’s movers and shakers: our own networking agora for inspiring ideas and stimulating encounters. Come and join us for a sophisticated slice of Paphos 2017.