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The village Konia is located at a distance of 3 km east of the city of Pafos and at an average altitude of 190 meters. It neighbours with the villages Anavargos in the NW, Armou in the NE, Marathounta in the East, and Geroskipou in the South. According to one version, the village took its name from the word "konnos" that means "argil" (potter's clay), something however that is not valid because the tracts of loamy land in the village's region are very few. According to a ...
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Kouklia is a village of the district of Pafos and lies at a distance of about 16 kilometres from the city of Pafos. It is built at an average altitude of 85 meters in the coastal plain of Pafos, north of the central highway of Limassol - Pafos, where -according to mythology -the goddess of Beauty and Love, Aphrodite, emerged. Kouklia receives an average annual rainfall of about 420 millimetres; grapevines (wine-making and table grape varieties), ...
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The ancient said that Paphos was the navel of the earth as the Delphi. They meant that the holy altar of Venus of Palaipaphos was so much important as the holy altar of Apollon at Delphi. From 1200 B.C the Palaipaphos was a big religious center that became with time a place of adoration for crowds of faithful people , not only from all the places of Cyprus, but also from other countries of the Mediterranean.The residents of Paphos and particularly those at Kouklia ...
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The Northeastern Gate of Palaipaphos possessed a dominating position above the city at the hill of Markellos and it constituted one of the bulwarks of the ancient fortifications. It is found near the street to the village Arhimandita, at a distance of 600 meters from the village. At the sides of the Gate, recent excavations brought in the light complicate works that give live pictures of its technical siege at the antiquity and they lend uniqueness in the space of ...
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Cyprus Articles [ Mayor calls greens enemy of Paphos ]

Mayor calls greens enemy of Paphos

A FURIOUS row has erupted between the Mayor of Paphos, Savvas Vergas, and the newly appointed assistant general-secretary of the Green Party, Paphos local, Andreas Evlavis.

The war of words was sparked during a live programme on Radio Paphos yesterday morning, which saw Vergas refer to the Greens as an ‘enemy of Paphos.’

"I have never been spoken to by the mayor like that. He was completely out of order and disrespectful. Neither I nor the Greens are an enemy of Paphos, we love our town and we have the right to our opinions,” Evlavis said.

The row blew up over Evlavis’ comments that the Green Party were unhappy over work on the second phase of the upgrading project of Paphos seafront in Kato Paphos, which will see a new seaside promenade created in front of the luxury hotels in Kato Paphos.

Evlavis insists that the Greens have never been against a solution to enable people to walk in front of the hotels, and in fact pointed out that for the last decade the Green Party has been putting pressure on hotels to stop blocking seaside pathways. He added: "The municipality didn’t help with this quest, and its only now that they are using it as an excuse to build a sea wall, which is only two or three metres from the breaking waves."

"It’s not logical or legal," said Evlavis. "The protective zone is 50 metres from the shoreline so obviously if you’re building a wall here, something is wrong."

According to Evlavis, Vergas stressed the wall was included on the plans for the area, which were all approved. "It’s not fair of the mayor to attack us and say we are enemies, we don’t agree. We want a simple, better quality of life for everyone, and not to see concrete everywhere in the name of pedestrianisation."

Evlavis suggested that the walkway could have been made with eco-friendly material.

“ It’s so huge, just like the area in the harbour. A vast expanse of concrete is not necessary,” he said.

"I am very upset with the mayor. We all have the right to our opinions and we don’t all need to agree. But we live here and love it. His comments were an attack on us and I will not give the right to someone to treat me like this, we are not enemies."

“I was voted into my position and I want to give a voice to my supporters, the mayor should respect us an environmental team,” he added.

Meanwhile, Vergas said during his interview, that it seemed to him that the Green Party was against every public works project in Paphos.

“They don’t seem to want any building in Paphos town and whenever the municipality start a project Mr. Evlavis is standing in front, opposing the move,” said Vergas.

Vergas has previously told the Cyprus Mail of his intention to improve and enhance the areas of Paphos, which he believes need upgrading work or attention. He also spoke of his hopes, in his capacity as mayor, to make the town an even more beautiful and enjoyable place to live, and to visit.





(Source: Cyprus Mail)
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