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This project has been co-financed by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the European Commission under the Grant Programme, ENT/TOU/10/5.1.1 “Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites”.

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The Winning Destination

The winning destination for EDEN Programme on “Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites” will be selected by the Evaluation Committee consisting of representatives of the Cyprus Tourism Organization, the Department of Town Planning and Housing, the Association of Municipalities, the Association of Communities, the Association of Cyprus Travel Agents, the Joint Initiative for Sustainable Tourism in Cyprus and the Cyprus Association of Special Interests and Cultural Tourism.

The selection will be for a unique destination in Cyprus and this is an important opportunity for the promotion and the development of the area. For this reason, the selection procedure focuses on the destinations that manage the tourism offer in a way that insures the social, cultural and environmental sustainability of the area. The winning destination will be the one that reflects, in the best way, tourist experience and environmentally sensitive sustainability on “Tourism and Regeneration of Physical Sites”.

The EDEN winning destination will be promoted extensively in Cyprus and worldwide:

  •  Preparation of informational brochure concerning the winner destination and its regenerated physical site of its local heritage, in Greek and in English, while enhancing the natural beauty of the destination, the management and the protection of the environment, the available tourism facilities, the local customs, the recreational activities and events. Moreover, the brochure will provide details concerning contact details of the destination, map and directions, the environment, areas of interest, Museums, accommodation facilities, etc. The brochure will be distributed in Cyprus and internationally.
  • The winning destination will be promoted by the CTO through tourist offices worldwide and through other public relations work (e.g. articles in the press, presentations on media).
  • The selected destination will be present on the CTO webpage, the website of the Cyprus EDEN project ( as well as the European Union website.
  • The selected destination will be promoted at European level by the Tourism Unit of the European Committee.
  • The winning destination will be presented at the European Tourism Forum 2011, in which all the European winner destinations will be awarded.
Follow these links for information on rural Cyprus as well as travel and tourism information in Cyprus.

Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Cyprus’ National Tourism Organisation. Visit this site for in-depth information on tourism in Cyprus.

Natura 2000 Network
The European network for protected areas for wild species of flora and fauna.

Maps of the Natura 2000 Network Areas in Cyprus
The Natura 2000 Areas in Cyprus.

Website of the LIFE – NATURE Project
Conservation management in NATURA 2000 sites of Cyprus.

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents
The official association of travel agents and tour operators, regulated by CTO and EU law.