Pafos 2017 European Capital of Culture
Pafos in Cyprus was the European Capital of Culture in 2017. The website presents an archive of the projects and participating organisations.
Pafos won the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2012 with the concept Linking East and West, bridging people and cultures through its open-air sites. Pafos 2017 started in 2014 to implement a cultural programme, enhancing it in 2015, extending it in 2016 and finally culminating in 2017 with hundreds of events marking the year of the European Capital of Culture.
The year of the European Capital of Culture in Pafos 2017 was marked by two multi-layered shows. These extravaganzas cover a wide spectrum of art, music and performances from Cyprus and abroad and the year itself will include a wide spectrum of events such as exhibitions and public art installations, musical and theatrical performances, street shows, even gastronomy symposiums and historical conferences, where the city and its citizens, volunteers and visitors will participate in a year of celebrations.