By Bejay Browne
AUTHORITIES plan to seek millions in EU funding to try and save two of the island’s most popular tourist spots whose beaches completely disappeared over a two-day period in December.
Tourism in the area, which many businesses and locals rely to earn a living, is now in jeopardy for the 2014 summer season if something cannot be done.
Scenes at the hugely popular Polis campsite – one of the two affected beaches- are shocking. Some 40 metres of sandy beach have literally been sliced away, leaving only a cliff-type ledge leading to the sea.
In nearby Latsi café beachside seating areas are teetering on the brink of a sandy ledge close to the water, which used to be 40 metres away before the mystery erosion. In both cases there is no longer a beach.
Many put the catastrophe down to a 6.2 earthquake on December 28 off the coast of Turkey, which was strongly felt in Cyprus, particularly north of Paphos.
Locals have been visiting the area in their dozens after hearing of reports of the devastation at the Polis campsite, which attracts thousands of visitors, local and foreign, every year.
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