CHLORAKAS in Paphos has acquired a new outdoor seaside ‘gym’ and a new school and football pitches are also planned, all part of a push to upgrade the area, led by the head of the local community council.
Nikolas Liasidis announced that an outdoor gym was acquired, which is located in the area of Rodafinia, near Akti Beach and King Evelthon Hotels.
He added that the exercise area had been created in the framework of the upgrading of the Chlorakas coastal pedestrian pathway, after the community council voted in favour of a series of smaller and larger projects for the improvement and enrichment of the coastal walkway.
Other works include the construction of a restaurant, public toilets in busy areas, planting trees and shrubs, the placement of waste baskets and bins for dog faeces and the placement of sculptures designed by the University of Neapolis at points of interest, and lighting installations along some parts of the walkway.
In addition, the creation of a new beach and breakwaters in the area will hopefully get underway this year, according to officials. The beach will also be the first ‘organised and safe area’ for locals and tourists to enjoy, according to Liasidis
The community board also announced that they have succeeded in buying 19,500 square metres in the area of King Evelthon and a neighbouring piece of 19,500 square meters by the Holy Metropolis of Paphos for the Chlorakas Ecclesiastical Commission, meaning that a total of 39,000 square metres will now be able to be used for public purpose.
“This particular piece is ideal for the creation of the 3rd Elementary School in Chlorakas that our community needs, and also for the creation of two football fields that will strengthen the infrastructure of the area in the field of sports tourism,” announced the council.
Chlorakas is a popular place to live and visit and also home to a large community of expats of all nationalities. According to the 2011 census, it has 5,356 inhabitants, and this number has grown in the last few years.
It has numerous churches, tavernas, cafes, a shipwreck, a couple of museums, an outdoor theatre and stunning views of the coast.