A natural open-air setting. Between Europe, Middle East and Africa, the island of Cyprus has a unique geographic location and offers a wide variety of landscapes. The Mediterranean Sea and the island’s mountains are the backdrop of traditional villages and modern cities, all in the proximity of each other.
Cyprus has a powerful Screen Tourism offer, especially in Paphos, where several film have been shot and in which the CYIFF international film festival takes place.
The UNESCO region of Troodos will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
From the peak of Olympus onwards, a mystic hallo encircles the churches and monasteries that go down the mountains of Troodos, once the core of the former Byzantine Empire. Murals such as St. John Lampadistis’ are evidence of the brilliance of its civilization.
Cyprus International Film Festival will be part of MovieTravel’s pilot test.
CYIFF is a meeting point for independent creators of more than 95 countries. It takes place annually in Paphos, which was appointed European Capital of Culture in 2017. Since then, it has done an outstanding job to put culture at the center of its tourism model, which heavily enhances the tradition and history of the city as a UNESCO site.