Kataklysmos Festival

Religious in Larnaka

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 salvation from the Flood.

During the day there are all kinds of fun water-based activities such as windsurfing, kayak races and swimming competitions.

At night the coastal promenade hosts open-air concerts and bazaar stalls selling everything from corn on a stick to tacky trinkets.