Events

Music in Pafos

Pafos Aphrodite Festival

Enjoy opera under the stars every September, when a world-class operatic performance takes place in the suitably grandiose surroundings of Pafos Castle. Recent operas include the classic Cinderella by Rossini.
Theatre in Cyprus

International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama

This showcase of ancient Greek theatre is one of the Republic's major annual events. Throughout July, Ancient Kourion's theatre, Pafos' odeon and Nicosia's Makarios III amphitheatre are suitably atmospheric venues f…
Carnival in Lemesos (Limassol)

Lemesos Carnival

Lemesos is the only town in Cyprus with a full-blown carnival atmosphere, which is enjoyed particularly by children. The 11-day carnival, held 50 days before Easter, starts with the ‘King of the Carnival’ entering t…
Wine in Lemesos (Limassol)

Lemesos Wine Festival

Held annually from 30 August to 11 September, this festival provides a chance to sample a wide range of local wines. As you might predict, the festival is extremely popular with young, fun-seeking tourists, here for…
Music in Lemesos (Limassol)

Musical Sundays

Throughout spring, autumn and winter the CTO organises a series of free concerts every Sunday at the Onisilos Seaside Theatre in the tourist area. It’s a great way to experience traditional Cypriot music.
Art in Lemesos (Limassol)

Street Life Festival

This one-day festival on a Saturday in early May celebrates street art with the chance to contribute to a giant graffiti mural (bring your own paints), plus brings live music, jugglers and craft stores.
Cultural in Agros

Rose Festival

This annual festival takes place over two weekends in May and celebrates the town's abundant rose petal production with folkloric dance, souvenir stands and an exhibition of (what else?) roses.
Religious in Larnaka

Kataklysmos Festival

Held each year 50 days after Orthodox Easter, this festival has special significance for Larnaka as a coastal town. Kataklysmos, meaning 'Deluge' or 'Cataclysm' in Greek, is a traditional celebration of Noah and his…
Music in Nicosia (Lefkosia)

International Pharos Chamber Music Festival

This long-running festival brings a wealth of internationally acclaimed classical musicians to the island. The opening and closing concerts are usually held at the Shoe Factory in Nicosia, while a series of chamber-…
Music in Famagusta (Gazimağusa)

International Famagusta Art & Culture Festival

The festival takes place during July and includes a line-up of everything from classical and jazz to hip-hop, modern rock and reggae, performed by international and local artists. Concerts are usually staged near Ot…