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Medieval Festival Ayia Napa

Popular Cyprus festivals

  1. Medieval Festival of Ayia NapaWine Festival in Limassol.
  2. The Festival of Roses in Agros.
  3. “Anthestiriya” – a festival and a parade of colours in Limassol.
  4. International Chamber Music Festival in Pharos.
  5. Street Art Festival, Street Life.
  6. Medieval Festival of Ayia Napa.
  7. Strawberry Festival in Derinya.
  8. Pastels Festival in Anogyra.
  9. Water Festival “Kataklysmos”.
  10. Beer Festival.

Wine Festival in Limassol

The biggest and most popular wine festival is held annually in Cyprus, on the last week of August and the first week of September in the municipal park of Limassol.

Events dedicated to wine making start every day at 19:00 and end at 23:00 on weekdays and at 23:30 on weekends.

What is the unique about the Limassol wine festival, and why you should visit it?

Wine Festival in LimassolProducts of the major wineries of Cyprus are at the festival. Having bought a glass of wine, you can taste all the wines without limitation.

In addition to wine tasting, everyone can participate in the traditional pressing of the grapes, listen to the music, watch creative performances, and enjoy traditional Cypriot dishes and sweets.

How to get the Limassol Wine Festival?

You can get the festival by the No. 30 bus in Limassol. From Paphos, Larnaca, Nicosia and Ayia Napa, the Cyprus Tourism Organisation provides a free shuttle bus on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Festival of Roses in Agros

Agros village is considered to be the traditional place for producing rose petals and products in Cyprus. Visitors of the festival have the opportunity to:

  • The Festival of Roses in Agrosvisit the various workshops;
  • participate in the rose harvesting;
  • get acquainted with the production;
  • see traditional village crafts;
  • enjoy food and drinks produced from roses;
  • visit the dance and musical concerts.

Where and when does the Rose Festival take place in Cyprus?

Festival events are held in the village of Agros in mid-May on Saturdays and Sundays from morning until late evening. The village is in a mountainous area of Troodos, reachable only by car.

“Anthestiriya”: A festival and a parade of colours in Limassol.

"Anthestiriya": A festival and a parade of colours in Limassol.“Anthestiriya” is a celebration of nature and spring awakening. The traditions of this celebration took its beginnings in Greece, which held celebrations in honour of Dionysus, the God of wine and fertility.

The “Anthestiriya” festival programme:

  • floral exhibition;
  • flower parade;
  • sale of flowers;
  • music and dance performances.

Where and when the Flower Festival takes place?

The Flower Festival takes place in the heart of the tourist area of Limassol, on the first or second weekend of May.

International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

International Pharos Chamber Music Festival“Pharos” Festival of Chamber Music is one of the most important events in the world of classical music in Cyprus. Festival music events are held in May and June in the concert hall of The Shoe Factory in Nicosia, and the royal estate of the ancient settlement of Kouklia (Royal Manor House), located close to Paphos.

Excellent performances of musicians and artistic innovation in the production of the festival concerts have earned international recognition, and each year it attracts more than 2,000 visitors.

Street Art Festival, Street Life

Street Life Festival takes place in early May, in the heart of the old town of Limassol in Saripolu Street.
Over the years the festival of street art in Limassol has gained immense popularity, and attracts more than 10,000 people onto the city streets. Everyone can take part in the event, taking the paint and creating your own masterpiece of street art!

The programme of the street art festival:

  • Street Art Festival Street Lifemusic;
  • graffiti;
  • painting;
  • jugglers;
  • sale of handmade products;
  • food and drink.

Medieval Festival in Ayia Napa

Medieval Festival in Ayia NapaA Medieval Festival in the historic centre of Ayia Napa, in the medieval monastery, during the week of October 1-2.

What to see at the festival:

  • theatrical productions in the natural setting of the medieval monastery;
  • music and dance concerts;
  • costume events;
  • traditional market products, stylized by the medieval atmosphere;
  • “Medieval” workshops for the manufacture of pottery, basketry etc;
  • an exhibition of medieval goods.

Strawberry Festival in Derinya

Strawberry Festival in DerinyaStrawberry Festival in Cyprus takes place every 2 years in the south-east of the island in the village of Derinya.

During the festival everyone can enjoy strawberries, drinks and sweets made of strawberries, watch performances of dancers and musicians, and buy strawberry and traditional products.

It’s possible to get to Derinya by the No. 502 bus from Ayia Napa and Paralimni.

Pastels Festival in Anogyra

At the beginning of September in the village of Anogyra, the festival of pastels takes place, where you can get the traditional Cypriot dessert made from carob syrup. The village is situated in the foothills of Troodos, between Limassol and Paphos. It’s only possible to get to the festival by vehicle.

The festival’s entertainment includes:

  • learning the process of pastels making;
  • tasting traditional dishes and products from the carob pods;
  • visit the museum of pastels;
  • live music and dance performances.

Beer Festival in Cyprus“Kataklysmos” Water Festival

Water Festival in Cyprus is traditionally celebrated in all the cities of Cyprus in late spring and early summer, the day after the feast of the Holy Trinity. Most public events are held on the waterfront, Finikoudes, in Larnaca.

Festival Events:

  • musical programmes;
  • folklore programmes;
  • performances of Cypriot poets, singers and dancers;
  • entertainments and concerts.

Beer Festival in Cyprus

Beer Festival in CyprusThe main Cypriot Beer festivals usually take place in Nicosia, Limassol and Pafos. * Beer Festival Paphos; * Nicosia Beer Fest; * Septemberfest — Nicosia Beer Fun Festival; * Beer Fiesta.