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ANNUAL EVENTS 2018

JULY

INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA 2018

An annual international theatre festival that hosts professional productions of ancient Greek drama from different cultures around the world. Organisers: Cyprus Centre of International Theatre Institute. Venues: Kourion Ancient Theatre, Makarios III Amphitheatre in Lefkosia, Pafos Ancient Odeon. For further information: www.greekdramafest.com

 

LARNAKA ANNUAL SUMMER FESTIVAL

The Municipality of Larnaka organizes a festival during July full of music, dance and theatrical performances by national and international artists. The main venues of the festival are the Larnaka Fort and the Pattichion Municipal Theatre. For further information: T.: +357 24629300 or www.larnaka.com

 

13th WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL

The Rialto Theatre in Limassol hosts, in July every summer, groups and musicians of the World at Heroes Square. The multicultural Wold Music Festival, aiming to create a musical conversation between audiences and music of different traditions and influences, takes its stage in front of the theatre, thus emerging music with common starting points and influences that draw their inspiration from the tradition of each country and of course, Cyprus projects as a bridge between them. For further information: https://rialto.interticket.com/

 

MON, 2 – TUE, 3 7th TRADITIONAL FESTIVAL OF SOTIRA

The Culture Committee of the Municipality of Sotira, is organising this year the 7th Traditional Festival of the Municipality of Sotira. An event dedicated to tradition through various artistic events, dancing, singing, gastronomy and exhibition of Cypriot professions.

A festival that attracts thousands of visitors every summer and has become an institution.

For further information: https://www.sotira.org.cy/

 

SAT, 7 – SUN, 8 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

The Cyprus International Food Festival will expand to hold the festival under the auspices of Interior Minister of Cyprus, Mr Constantinos Petrides. CIFF strives to showcase the diverse kitchens in Cyprus – a crossroad of cultures from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe with strong links to the Far East. CIFF 2018 offers a wonderful opportunity to court and cultivate a demographic of local and international, savvy food and wine enthusiasts, by focusing on cultural diversity while simultaneously fulfilling a commitment to use local services and products to produce the festival. Venue: Europe square Phinikoudes. For further information: http://cyprusinternationalfoodfestival.com/

 

NO DATES ANNOUNCED YET 15th SUMMER DANCE FESTIVAL

The Summer Festival is an institution funded by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture and is organised by Nea Kinisi – Cyprus New Movement of Dance Companies, Dancers

 

SAT, 1 – THU, 20 CULTURAL NIGHTS

A unique cultural journey traced through a series of selected events. The events will take place in Aradippou village and include theatre shows, festivals, music performances, and traditional shadow theatre shows, as well as movie screenings. Through this set of events, the unique cultural identity and history of the village’s community is being displayed. For further information: T.: +357 24 811017.

 

SAT, 14 KEO OPEN

Format: Single Stableford, 08:00 Shotgun Start,

Yellow/Red tees | Full handicap allowance

Max Handicap: Men/ladies 36 (EGA)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Entry Fee*: €1.00 Members, €35.00 non-members *Optional 2’s competition

Lunch: BBQ €15.00

Closing Date for Entries: 7th July 2017

For further information: https://www.cgf.org.cy/

 

SAT, 14 6th PANCYPRIAN POTATO FESTIVAL

An open invitation to all to try alternative and traditional Cypriot recipes based on potatoes! Visitors will have the chance to taste the produce of the Kokkinochoria villages (fertile ‘red soil villages’) and enjoy a traditional artistic program. The festival will take place in the courtyard of the 1st Primary School of Avgorou at 20:00 with free entrance! For further information please contact T.: +357 99577757, +357 99349856 or +357 99236935.

 

NO DATES ANNOUNCED YET EUROMEDITERRANEAN FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL DANCES

The Euro-Mediterranean Festival of Traditional Dances, organized by the Municipality of Limassol. The festival includes performances by dance groups from Cyprus, Greece, Lebanon, Georgia and Bosnia. For further information: T.: +357 25878744.

 

SAT, 21 – SUN, 22 THE GREAT BALLET COMPANIES

The Ballet Festival is ranked amongst the most important events in Cyprus attracting great numbers of both local and foreign visitors.For further information: www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy

 

FRI, 20 – SUN, 22 THE AFROBANANA FESTIVAL

The major music and arts festival provides a platform for local artists to perform and also features daytime activities for families; workshops; stalls of food and drink; camping facilities, and other activities, amidst the natural beauty of Kornos Forest. As one of the biggest summer music festivals on the island, it has also been recognised as one of Europe’s finest festivals and awarded the prestigious EFFE Label (2017-2018). Admission: Different ticket prices depending on amount of days attending. For further information: https://2017.afrobananarepublic.com/ or http://larnakaregion.com

 

THU, 26 – SAT, 28 POWER OF THE NIGHT FESTIVAL

Power of the Night (POTN) festival is the ultimate open air Metal festival in Cyprus! With a camping site, food, drinks and merchandise stalls. Check out this year’s venue for Power of the Night Festival. We celebrate our 10 year anniversary with a new venue. You do not want to miss this year’s festival. It’s bigger, better and by far the best place we’ve had so far. For further information: http://www.potn-fest.com/

 

SAT, 21 – THU, 26 FENGAROS MUSIC VILLAGE 2018

The goals of Fengaros Music Village is the implementation of educational, interactive workshops (masterclasses), instructed by artists of international caliber in the areas of modern and traditional creation. The themed sections of each workshop intend to approach the arts more broadly, yet effectively, whilst concentrating on original areas of artistic development.

The encouragement of both organised and spontaneous performances executed by students and instructors as well as the productive exchange of ideas and experiences between artists, students and participants of varied backgrounds are part of the desired effects of the village.

The creation of a long-lasting hybrid, artistic community, characterised by solidarity, both in the fields of collective creativity and in the production / distribution of artistic work is promoted.

For further information: T.: +357 22101163 or http://www.fengaros.com/

 

NO DATES ANNOUNCED YET 6th PROTARAS SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

The festival takes place at the square, in front of the Odessa hotel, in the heart of Protaras. The films will be projected on the biggest movie screen ever made in Cyprus (14mx6m)! Films for all, young and old, with a diversity of genres will be screened every night for two weeks under the stars.

 

AUGUST

THU, 2 – SAT, 4 FENGAROS 2018

Fengaros is a three-day festival taking place in Pervolia village and it is one of the top and most anticipated summer festivals of the island. It consists of international artists and groups. The goal of the festival is to become established internationally.

For further information: T.: +357 22101163 or http://www.fengaros.com/

 

SAT, 4 – SUN, 5 HAZEL FESTIVAL

At the annual Hazel Festival in the beautiful village of Platanistasa, you get to try the year’s freshly cut hazelnuts with some ‘Zivania’ for free. You can also walk through the hazel forest and visit the village’s important Byzantine church and other monuments. There will be kiosks where visitors can buy food, drinks, traditional sweets and more local products. Enjoy live traditional music and dancing. For further information please call T.: +357 99218713.

 

TUE, 8 – TUE, 15 AUGUST 2018

The Feast of the Dormition of the Theotokos is celebrated on the 15th of August and it is a national and religious holiday. In Kiti village the celebrations last for a week and take place at the square of the Church of Panagia tis Angeloktistis. The festivities include theatre performances, traditional nights, children’s night, music and dancing. For further information: T.: +357 24422233.

 

WED, 15 – FRI, 17 LOFOU AUGUST FESTIVAL

Lofou Association organizes the annual four-day “Lofou August Festival”, which includes a series of events at Lofou Primary School. A highly qualitative program is offered with different musical evenings, theatrical performances and competitions in order to attract different kind of visitors to Lofou village. For further information please call T.: +357 25470020 or +357 99517073.

 

SUN, 13 CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL ‘ANDREAS NEARCHOU’

Kyperounta’s Youth Centre organizes this annual charity Children’s Festival in memory of the young Andreas Nearchou. A large team of volunteers transforms the village’s square into a Fairytale Land spreading joy and happiness to little kids. The event offers arts and crafts for children, inflatable castles, a clown, face painting, donkey rides, and many more surprises. For further information please call: T.: +357 99352547.

 

TUE, 15 – THU, 16 THE TYLLIRIA FESTIVAL OF CHALIKIOU & FIGS

The Tillyria Festival highlights the dairy dish “chaliki” made only in Tylliria, and sykopitta, a traditional pie made of white figs. Dance groups from Cyprus and Greece will entertain the visitors. Venue: Kato Pyrgos village. For further information please call: T.: +357 26522106, +357 99628183 or +357 99907474.

 

SUN, 26 PROTARAS MOONWALK

 

THU, 31 AUG – SUN, 10 SEP WINE FESTIVAL

The Wine Festival was organised for the first time in 1961 and since then it has become an established annual event of merrymaking and fun, offering a joyful atmosphere to visitors from all over Cyprus and abroad. Wine from the barrels is on offer free of charge every evening. Organiser: Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality. Venue: Lemesos Municipal Gardens.

For further information: T.: +357 25745919 or +357 25342153, www.limassolmunicipal.com.cy

 

SEPTEMBER

FRI, 31 – SUN, 2 PAFOS APHRODITE FESTIVAL (OPERA)

The Pafos Aphrodite Festival is an international annual artistic event with world famous opera performances which take place in the open air in front of the Medieval Castle in Pafos.

For further information: T.: +357 26822218 or www.pafc.com.cy

 

Sept – October INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “KYPRIA 2018”

The International Festival “Kypria” is the leading cultural event of Cyprus hosting a large number of cultural events from the field of Music, Dance, Opera and Theatre from Cyprus, Greece and Internationally. It takes place in all major towns of the island. For further information: T.: +357 22800985 or www.kypria.org.cy

 

SUN, 2 PASTRY AND BAKING GOODS FESTIVAL AT GALATA

The festival takes place at Galatas’ square and it’s dedicated to baking various pastries, as the area has a long tradition due to the many flour mills that exist scattered around the area for many years. There is pastry making and baking happening at the venue during the festival, while people can also enjoy a traditional cultural programme. Guests have the chance to visit the villages’ byzantine churches and Folk Art Museum. Location: Galata village-community council square.

Contact phone: +357 22923250 or +357 99352547.

 

SAT, 8 ORANGE FESTIVAL IN MILIOU VILLAGE

The 2nd Orange Festival will take place at the Miliou village community square (next to the old school) at 19.00. Different kinds of local products made out of orange, such as liqueur, beer, and marmalade, will be presented and visitors will have the opportunity to taste and buy. In the area of the festival there will be stalls with food, drinks and fresh orange products as well as traditional music and dances. Free Entrance. Miliou village is located 26 kilometres north of Pafos, just off the Pafos to Polis road between Stroumpi and Goudi, North-East of Kathikas village.

For further information: T.: +357 99450394.

 

SAT, 8 – SUN, 9 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

The Cyprus International Food Festival will expand to hold the festival under the auspices of Interior Minister of Cyprus, Mr Constantinos Petrides. CIFF strives to showcase the diverse kitchens in Cyprus – a crossroad of cultures from the Mediterranean, Middle East and Europe with strong links to the Far East. CIFF 2018 offers a wonderful opportunity to court and cultivate a demographic of local and international, savvy food and wine enthusiasts, by focusing on cultural diversity while simultaneously fulfilling a commitment to use local services and products to produce the festival. Venue: Solomou Nursery Nisou Lefkosia. For further information: http://cyprusinternationalfoodfestival.com/

 

SAT, 8 POMEGRANATE FESTIVAL

For pomegranate lovers this festival has it all; pomegranate liqueur, sweets, jam and other traditional products made with this healthy fruit. Children will enjoy a day with clowns and a ride with the touring train. Folkloric dancing and fireworks will follow, all welcome! Ormidia village.

For further information: T.: +357 24721271.

 

SAT, 8 PASTELLI FESTIVAL

Anogyra is well known for its carobs which are picked from the trees between August and November. Pastelli (carob brittle) and teratsomelo (carob syrop) are made from carob juice boiled on an open fire in a cauldron. In September, a much anticipated carob festival is held in the village to celebrate the harvest, featuring demonstrations on the making of Pastelli, traditional dances and music, food, wine and other local delicacies. For further information: T.: +357 25221496.

 

September GRAPE FEAST

The Wine villages of Arsos (30/9/18) and Koilani (07/10/18) will organise various events dedicated to wine and its products. During these events, people may observe the making of “palouzes” and “shoushoukos” at the venues and be offered various delicacies made of grapes. At the same time, there are wine tasting and entertainment shows (including folk music and dances, revival of old traditional customs). Location: Arsos village: Community square, Koilani village: Community square. For further information: T.: +357 25421020 or +357 99352547.

 

SUN, 23 WORLD TOURISM DAY

In the context of World Tourism Day free tours are offered in the city of Lefkosia and its museums. For further information: T. +357 22889600

 

THU, 27 – SUN, 30 34th AGIA NAPA FESTIVAL

The Agia Napa Festival is, undoubtedly, the most popular and well anticipated event that takes place in the tourist resort of Agia Napa, and one of the most famous events of the island. The first festival took place in September 1985 and has since been established as an annual event. It is always the last week of September, in order to coincide with the World Tourism Day. The events of this festival reflect the historical, cultural and agricultural traditions of Agia Napa and the rest of the island. Visitors have the opportunity to learn the traditions and customs of the local people, the traditional music, folk art and above all enjoy the warm Cypriot hospitality. The program includes, among others, theatrical performances, concerts and Cypriot and foreign folk dancing. Within the framework of the festival plenty of other events are organized such as painting and photograph exhibitions of contemporary and earlier life in Cyprus as well as exhibitions of shells, flowers and butterflies. These events create a warm atmosphere that reflects the friendliness and hospitality of the people of Agia Napa.

For further information: T.: +357 23816307 or www.ayianapa.org.cy

 

SUN, 23 9th TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS OF STATOS

The community of Statos – Agios Fotios village has a long history in the production of local wines, trahanas, dried meat (tsamarella) and shoushoukos. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the products of the village, visit the wineries, see the preparation of its traditional products and enjoy a rich traditional cultural programme with the music band “Dias” and the dancing group “Afroditi”. Young visitors’ will enjoy various activities such as face painting, watercolor painting and micro sculpture making with clay. Venue: Statos – Agios Fotios village square.

 

SUN, 23 29th PALOUZE FESTIVAL LOFOU

Lofou Community Council and Lofou Association are cordially inviting you to the 29th Palouze Festival on Sunday 23rd of September 2018 at Lofou Primary School. Cypriot folkloric music and dances, as well as a Kid’s corner and free rides with Cypriot donkeys and free palouze will be offered. For further information: T.: +357 99517073.

 

FRI, 28 – SUN, 30 CYPRUS SENIOR AMATEUR MEN’S OPEN 2018

CYPRUS SENIOR AMATEUR LADIES OPEN 2018

Both Championships will be played at Aphrodite Hills Golf Club. The Championship will be decided by Stroke Play in a 2-day event over 36 holes. Entries will be accepted from players who are over the age of 50, conform in all respects to the current Amateur Status Rules of the R&A and hold a current handicap under the handicap system adopted by the recognised authority controlling golf in their country. Last Entry Date: September 24th 2018.

Information|Entries: www.cgf.org.cy

 

OCTOBER

Sept – October INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “KYPRIA 2018”

The International Festival “Kypria” is the leading cultural event of Cyprus hosting a large number of cultural events from the field of Music, Dance, Opera and Theatre from Cyprus, Greece as well as Internationally. It takes place in all major towns of the island.

For further information: T.: +357 22800985 or www.kypria.org.cy

 

SUN, 7 AFAMIA 2018 – GRAPE FESTIVAL

A real treat for all visitors! The community of the beautifully preserved wine village of Koilani invites all to celebrate the wine producing heritage of the village and the end of harvest. Wine tasting par excellence, traditional deserts made from grapes, folk dancing and other cultural performances are in offer during the Afamia festival. Koilani village: Community square. For further information: T.: +357 25421020 or +357 99352547.

 

MON, 1 “ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF TRADITION & CULTURE”

It’s a festival organised by the Ladies’ Association of Rural Larnaka in a different village of the Larnaka region every year. This year the festival will be held at Alaminos Village at 17:00 in the afternoon. For further information: T.: +357 24657070 or http://larnakaregion.com

 

SUN, 7 2nd PANCYPRIAN FESTIVALS OF ATHIENOU PRODUCTS

Athienou village is renowned for the good quality of its wheat and milk yields. So, every year during the festival, visitors can taste Athienou’s bread, bakery and dairy goods; enjoy music, dances and demonstrations on how to make bread and cheese the old traditional way!

For further information please call: T.: +357 24811370.

SAT, 13 JOKE ALEXANDROU OPEN

Format: Single Stableford, 08:00 Shotgun Start

Yellow/Red tees | Full handicap allowance

Max Handicap: Men/ladies 36 (EGA)

Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

Entry Fee*: €1.00 Members, €40.00 non-members, Lunch: Buffet €15.00

*Optional 2’s competition

Closing Date for Entries: 6th October 2018

Information|Entries: www.cgf.org.cy.

 

SAT, 13 – SUN, 14 APPLE FESTIVAL

The two-day festival takes place in Kyperounta and includes an open air market with fresh seasonal apples, traditional products, fresh apple juice, apple pies, apple vinegar etc, an apple exhibition featuring all the types of apples that grow in Cyprus, competitions for the best apple pie, and many more. There are also seminars about the beneficial properties of apples, as well as a full traditional entertainment show. Visitors are encouraged to take a walk around the village and see the local museums and exceptional churches. For further information: T.: +357 25813204.

 

WED, 17 – THU, 18 29th FOLKLORE – CULTURAL EVENTS

The feast of Apostle Lucas, patron of Aradippou village, is celebrated with events that emanate from religious faith, customs and traditions and are expressed through poem recitations, singing, dancing and theatre performances.

For further information: T.: +357 24811017.

 

NO DATES ANNOUNCED YET 13th MEDIEVAL AGIA NAPA FESTIVAL

The Agia Napa Medieval Festival aims to reproduce a time that left its marks in our cultural heritage. All the activities are inspired from the Medieval period, representing the everyday life and events of these times, including: Street theatre, Theatrical play with the Medieval Monastery as a natural setting, Music concerts and dance shows, performed by groups from European countries, participation of schools and teams with Medieval costumes in the event “The streets of Crusaders”, medieval market with products for sale such as wine (in wooden barrels) and medieval food, medieval workshops such as pottery making, basketry and exhibitions of Medieval Objects.

The programme includes medieval performances by various European Groups.

For further information: T.: +357 23816307 or www.ayianapa.org.cy

 

WED, 17 OCT – FRI, 30 NOV LARNAKA BIENNALE 2018

We are pleased to announce the first Fine Arts Biennale ever organised in Cyprus!

Under the name Biennale Larnaka 2018, the event will be hosted in the beautiful city of Larnaka. Being one of the oldest cities in the world with a rich history and culture stretching for more than 4000 years along with it’s beautiful seaside location, nature and historical sites, Larnaka is an inspiration for all. As organisers we are aiming for a successful Biennial that will showcase artists and their works from all over the world with a high standard of quality and professionalism. The main exhibition will be hosted in three historical landmarks of Larnaka, the ”Municipal Gallery”, the ”Pierides Museum” and the ”House of Arts and Literature”. Aside the main exhibition, the Biennial will host a series of art and culture related events throughout the city like concerts, theatre, performances, lectures etc. Co-organiser is the municipality of Larnaka, and supporters among others, is a number of art organizations and institutions including the Cyprus Chamber of Fine Arts E.KA.TE. If you’re an aspiring artist, or art lover join us at Biennale Larnaka 2018!

For further information: www.biennalelarnaca.com

 

SAT, 27 ELÉA MASTERS

Elea Golf Club organises and hosts an Open Golf Day for its members and international players. For further information www.eleaestate.com

 

NOVEMBER

WINE MONTH

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation invites you at the Wine Month! Get to know our wine tradition through excursions and enjoy Cypriot wine. Within the framework of the “Wine Routes” programme which has been implemented by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and co-funded by the European Structural Funds, 7 alternative routes have been designed and sign-posted offering you the opportunity to experience the Cypriot hospitality and to introduce yourself into the world of wine. Visit the wineries and taste their wines! Explore the Cypriot countryside and enjoy the unique dishes of the Cypriot cuisine in traditional taverns and restaurants. Follow the signs bearing the logo of the Wine Routes project and get ready for a unique experience. For further information please refer to the Cyprus Wine Routes e-brochure in the CTO website www.visitcyprus.com

 

FRI, 2 & SUN, 4 3rd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG POETS

The 3rd International Festival for Young Poets, @ the First Step, 2018, will be held on the 2 to the 4 of November 2018 (both dates included) and it will host 9 established poets and 1 musician from abroad, 4 established poets from Cyprus and about 25 young emerging poets (to whom an open Invitation has already been sent to). The Festival is an open stage that encourages young and emerging poets to present their creative identity.

Venue: Yfantourgeio Book Club (3 and 4 November), 67 – 71 Lefkonos street, 1011 Nicosia

T.: +357 99409900, https://el-gr.facebook.com/Yfantourgeio/

 

NO DATES ANNOUNCED YET 5th CYPRUS JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC SHOWCASE

The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre present, for the fourth consecutive year, a Showcase of the Cypriot contemporary music creation. For further information: https://rialto.interticket.com/

 

SUN, 4 & SUN, 11 ZIVANIA FESTIVAL

Zivania is a traditional alcoholic beverage made in Cyprus, which has been produced here for centuries by distillation from pomace, the residue of grapes that were pressed during the winemaking process mixed with high-quality dry wines, all harvested from the local grape varieties of Cyprus. The festival takes place in Alona (4/11/2018) and Pelendri (11/11/2018) villages in two consecutive weekends. It includes distillation of zivania at the venues, promotional kiosks with traditional products,as well as music and dance programmes. The local sights are open for visitors during the festival. For further information please contact Mr. Constantinou, T.: +357 99352547, +357 25421020 or Mr. Eliades T. +357 99630414, email: chr.eliades@cytanet.com.cy

 

SUN, 18 O3 OLYMPUSMAN

Do you have what it takes to be an OlympusMan?! OlympusMan O3 is a one of its kind in Cyprus triathlon and one of those events every hard core triathlete must have in his/her “bucket list”! The concept here is pretty simple – you start from sea level in Pafos and finish 1952m above sea level, at Olympus peak, in the Troodos Mountain! Epic, isn’t it? The course is without doubt one of the most challenging Half Iron distances on the planet. An early morning 1.9k swim at Pafos harbour, followed by an 86km bike section with over a staggering 2,600 meters of ascent. The last leg would be an off-road half marathon with 350 meters of ascent gradually spiralling up to the summit of Olympus at 1952 meters. OlympusMan is a long day’s challenge through some of Cyprus’s most spectacular scenery. For further information: www.cyclingcy.com

 

THU, 22 – SUN, 25 CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL 4 – DAY CHALLENGE

The Cyprus International 4-day Challenge, is a staged running event, covering a distance slightly longer than a marathon with mountain running, trail running and cross country running. The event successfully combines a 6k time trial, a multi-terrain half marathon, an 11k mountain trail run and a 10k City Run over four days. The event takes place in the area of Pafos, and for the most part of it, participants have the opportunity to compete in the Akamas Nature Reserve Park, in some of Cyprus most scenic routes, where every turn comes with a different stunning view, unfolding the beauty of the Akamas Nature Reserve Park in a panoramic sea-sky-earth motif. For further information: T. +357 26880877, www.cypruschallenge.com.

 

SAT, 24 MINTHIS OPEN

Format: Single Strokeplay, White/Blue tees| Full handicap allowance, 08:30 Shotgun Start

Max Handicap: Men/ladies 36 (EGA)

Prizes: Men’s best gross | Men’s best net | Ladies best gross | Ladies best net

Entry Fee*: €11.00 Members, €50.00 non-members (includes lunch buffet)

*Optional 2’s competition

Closing Date for Entries: 17th November 2018

Information|Entries: www.cgf.org.cy

 

DECEMBER

CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVE FESTIVITIES

Festivities take place all over Cyprus and the Christmas spirit can be felt everywhere, especially in the major cities where the Christmas festivities the last years has become a main annual event.

 

WALKING TOURS

Guided tours in and around Lefkosia, Lemesos, Larnaka, Pafos, Agia Napa and Germasogeia village (Lemesos area) are offered free of charge by the above Municipalities and are organised in collaboration with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation and the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association.

 

Every Monday

  1. Chrysaliniotissa and Kaimakli Bus & Walking Tour, Lefkosia

Starting point: Tourist Information Office in Laiki Geitonia, T. 22674264

  1. Lemesos (Limassol) “Historic Limassol Walk”,

Starting point: Tourist Information Office, Lemesos

For reservations contact the Tourist Information Office, T. 25362756

Every Wednesday

  1. Larnaka Walk “Past and Present”

Starting point: Tourist Information Office, Larnaka

For reservations contact the Tourist Information Office, T. 24654322

  1. Germasogeia Walks

 

  1. a) Germasogeia – A Village Blessed by Water
  2. b) Discover the Natural Environment of Germasogeia

Every Wednesday (October – April) – Each one every other week

Starting point: Tourist Information Office, Germasogeia, Lemesos District

For reservations contact the Tourist Information Office, T. 25323211

Every Thursday

  1. Lefkosia (Nicosia) Walking Tour

 

Starting point: Tourist Information Office in Laiki Geitonia, T. 22674264

  1. “Agia Napa and the Sea: A Different Dimension” (mid November – mid March)

 

Starting Point: Tourist Information Office, Agia Napa

For reservations contact the Tourist Information Office, T. 23721796

Every Friday

  1. “Skala (Larnaka) – Its craftsmen”

 

Starting point: Larnaka Medieval Castle

For reservations contact the Tourist Information Office, T. 24654322

 

RELIGIOUS FAIRS (Panigiria)

Many colourful fairs are held in villages, reviving traditional village life, when saint’s name-days are celebrated around the main churches. Local products and sweets are sold at stalls especially set up for the occasion. A procession of the Saint’s icon around the church takes place during the previous evening’s church service.

February 2

Presentation of Jesus to the Temple

Chrysorrogiatissa Monastery (Pafos District)

April 23

Saint George’s Day

Paralimni village (Ammochostos district)

May 21

Saints Constantine and Helena’s Day

Tsada village (Pafos District), Tochni village (Larnaka District)

July 17

Saint Marina’s Day

Xylotymbou village (Ammochostos district)

July 26

Saint Paraskevi’s Day

Geroskipou village (Pafos District) and Leivadia village (Larnaka District)

August 6

Transfiguration of Jesus Christ the Saviour

Sotira village (Ammochostos District)

August 15

Dormition of Virgin Mary (Assumption Day)

Kykko, Chrysorrogiatissa and Agia Napa monasteries, Chrysospiliotissa church at Deftera village (Lefkosia District), Liopetri village (Ammochostos District) and Kiti village (Larnaka District)

September 2

Saint Mama’s Day

Peristerona village, near Polis (Pafos District)

September 6

Archangel Michael’s Day

Frenaros village (Ammochostos District)

September 8

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Agia Napa Monastery (Ammochostos District), Arakapas village (Lemesos District)

September 14

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Omodos village (Lemesos District) and Lefkara village (Larnaka District)

September 22

Saint Foka’s Day

Athienou village (Larnaka District)

September 24

Saint Thekla’s Day

Sotira village (Ammochostos District)

September 28

Saint Neofyto’s Day

Agios Neofytos Monastery (Pafos District)

October 2

Saint Kypriano’s Day

Meniko village (Lefkosia District)

October 4

Saint John Lampadisti’s Day

Kalopanagiotis village (Lefkosia District)

October 5

Saint Ermogeni’s Day

Agios Ermogenis church (Lemesos District)

 

October 6

Saint Kendea’s Day

Agios Kendeas church, Avgorou village (Larnaka District)

October 17-18

Saint Luke’s Day

Kolossi (Lemesos District), Kouklia (Pafos District) and Aradippou villages (Larnaka District)

November 3

Saint George Konto’s Day

Agios Georgios Kontos Church, in Larnaka town

November 7 – 8

Archangels Michael and Gabriel’s Day

Archangelos Michael Church at Kaimakli, Lefkosia

November 20 – 21

Presentation of Virgin Mary to the Temple

Pallouriotissa old church in Lefkosia and Agros village (Lemesos District)

November 30

Saint Andrew’s Day

Polis Chrysochous

December 16

Saint Modesto’s Day

Deryneia village (Ammochostos District)

 

All sources where taken from www.visitcyprus.com

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