DRAKOS DMC

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When it comes to destination management, research and creativity are as valuable as professionalism and experience. Drakos Travel is a pioneer in the field of destination management in Cyprus and, over the years, has proven itself as a most reliable organizer of fruitful conferences and incentives. From the planning stage to structuring and actual execution, perfection is our goal. Dedicated attention and superior services are our means to this end. And that, regardless of the size of group.

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European Award for Troodos Mountains!

November 2007


The Cyprus Tourism Organization has successfully implemented the Program for European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN), and has awarded Troodos as the “Best Emerging Rural Destination - Cyprus”.

The EDEN program, which is co-financed by the Tourism Department of the European Commission, had to make a choice out of 10 European countries, each having selected and proposed its own national winning destination.

In order to select the Best Emerging Rural Destination in Cyprus, CTO launched in March 2007 a National Competition.  Candidacies were submitted by 3 regional bodies: Troodos Regional Tourism Body, Larnaca Development Company and the Pafos Tourism Committee.

Accepting an invitation by the European Commission, CTO presented the Cyprus EDEN project to the EU Tourism Advisory Committee in Brussels, on the 29th June 2007.  The project served as a “best practice case” for the encouragement of more European countries to participate in the new EU’s Call for Proposals for the EDEN 2007 program.

The European Commission has decided to promote and award the 10 European EDEN projects and winning destinations, during the European Tourism Forum which was recently held in Portugal.

The 10 winning «Best Emerging Rural Destinations” were promoted during a special EDEN Exhibition where each country had its own booth.  At the Cyprus exhibition stand, special promotional materials on the Cyprus EDEN project and Troodos were available and traditional local products were offered to the visitors.

This prestigious Award is of high importance for Cyprus and in line with the objectives of the Strategic Tourism Plan of the island, which emphasizes on sustainable tourism development and the promotion of special interest tourism including the revitalization and promotion of Rural Cyprus.

Such profile achievements in European programs are a great honor for CTO and will be exploited effectively for the promotion of Troodos, the “Best Emerging Rural Destination- Cyprus”, and the networking with other European rural destinations for the exchange of experiences as well as for further cooperation.

Christina Drakos commented: “Nothing could be more dramatically different from Mediterranean beach life, than the impressive mountain range that stretches across the centre of Cyprus and reaches up to 2,000 meters at MountOlympus the highest point of Troodos’ mountains. This is where we often organize the most sophisticated jeep rallies or team building activities as the area offers plenty to see and experience from waterfalls and special picnic sites to remote villages and exquisite Byzantine churches and Monasteries, as well as a unique flora and fauna.”

Remember that for Drakos DMC, Creativity, Awareness, Understanding, Belief and Commitment are our principles.

For further information, please address your requests to Mrs. Christina Drakos at cyprus@euromic.com

2007 EDEN Awards

Troodos Landscape

Kykkos Monastery

Troodos Mountains Village

Monastery of Agios

Troodos Mountains