Voroklini Green Beach Progressing
The Yiannathes beach of Voroklini - which is currently being environmentally improved under the ‘Greening Cyprus Beaches’ eco-initiative – has begun its upgrades by planting endemic plants.
Around 950 endemic bushes and flowers, which include the Cypriot mountain bush schinus, and the towering, flowering Oleander plant, have recently been planted along the seaside pedestrian road, fulfilling one of the criteria required in order to become a green beach. The rest of the criteria is scheduled for completion by the summer season.
President of the Voroklini Community Council – Mr Chrystostomos Parpounas – is pleased that the beach is on track: “The greening of the beach is progressing well and we are looking forward to its completion this coming summer, and to informing the public on the changes made and what they mean for the beach in environmental terms.”
The beach is already a Blue Flag holder and this additional initiative is undertaken through a partnership between the CTO, Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) and Travel Foundation (a UK sustainable tourism charity), which was launched in 2010. Yiannathes is the third beach on the island to be selected for the greening process.