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Top-10 Summer Festivals in Cyprus to fill your summer activities calendar

10. Watermelon Festival

Summer in Cyprus starts with watermelon, and what better way to kick things off than with a juicy slice paired with the salty goodness of halloumi cheese?

Head to the vibrant Watermelon Festival in Frenaros and immerse yourself in all things watermelon!  This mouthwatering festival is the perfect way to beat the summer heat.

Indulge in endless watermelon, enjoy live music as well as witness  traditional dance performances, a vibrant arts and crafts market, exciting children’s activities, and delicious food vendors – there’s something for everyone!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/PagkyprioFestivalKarpouziou
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/KaLd6FXMvtjEXnyCA

 

 9. Cherry Festival

The village of Pedoulas (amongst others), nestled on Troodos Mountain range, celebrates cherries with its annual Cherry Festival. The festival features a packed schedule of activities such as cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, live music and dancing, marketplaces with traditional products, workshops, walks along cherry orchards and much more.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pedoulas/posts/7775314005852018
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/2zBB3cw2JHjBZKic7

 

8. Glytzisto Festival

Calling all sweet tooths near Limassol’s wine villages! Koilani beckons with the Glytzisto Festival, a celebration of sugary delights, family traditions, and community spirit!

This charming festival showcases the village women preparing their legendary Glytzisto (crisp, braided pastry, fried to perfection, then dipped in a luscious syrup and showered with crushed almonds, cinnamon, and sugar), a traditional sweet once reserved for special occasions but now enjoyed year-round.

Website: https://shorturl.at/lvdsh
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/YvVsUzvJwCfqM68G6

 

7. Honey & Beekeeping Festival

Buzz on over to the Honey & Beekeeping Festival in Odou village!

This celebration honors the incredible honeybee, responsible for over 80% of the island’s pollination – essential for our food chain and, well, life on Earth! Odou is one of Cyprus’ many “melissochoria,” which translates to “bee villages.” Here, you can experience the fascinating world of beekeeping and celebrate the vital role these little wonders play in our lives.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100069386947510
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/jGsVajEfHLneDnHy8

 

6. Afrobanana Festival

Afrobanana is a popular yearly music festival, taking place in Pano Lefkara village. Over 4 magical days and nights where people come together to nurture mind & body, think green, make art and build communities.

What is the sound of AfroBanana? Afro – funk – fusion – electro – world – jazz – latin – psych folk – techno – house – or simply dance – these are sounds that call on you to listen, to discover something new, to move.

Website: https://www.afrobanana.com
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/xmhimCbEgqXTaABA6

 

5. Lavender Festival

Seeking a touch of serenity and natural wellness? Look no further than Platres village, also known as “The Lavender Village”!

The resourceful women of Platres recognised lavender’s potential, introducing it to their gardens and passing down its healing properties through generations. Today, the village swears by this aromatic plant, offering a haven for relaxation and natural remedies.

Indulge in Platres’ serene atmosphere, breathe in the calming scent of lavender, and discover why it’s become synonymous with tranquillity!

Website: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063172452216
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/CegW8RjnLKfnrYhG9

 

4. Pafos Beerfest

Sample the finest craft beers from around the world and indulge in delicious food pairings. Get ready for an unforgettable experience as you explore a wide selection of beers and discover new flavours. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to sample some of the world’s best craft beers with friends and family.

Website: https://www.facebook.com/paphosbeerfestival
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/9B5tEW6YsJ4dHMhw6

 

3. Fig & Halitzi Festival

Embark on a scenic adventure to Kato Pyrgos, a charming seaside village nestled in the Tillyria region. This hidden gem may require a longer journey, but the breathtaking views along the way will leave you breathless.

Kato Pyrgos celebrates its two prized local products – figs and the unique Halitzi cheese.  Halitzi is a hidden gem in itself, a soft white cheese with a delightful texture and a slightly tangy aftertaste, unknown even to many Cypriots!

Website: https://www.katopyrgos.org
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/Dou7u2qbaAMAc1z2A

 

2. Resi Festival

The Letymbou Resi Festival is your chance to experience a taste of Cypriot tradition in Pafos. Resi, a heavenly dish of creamy wheat cooked with tender goat or lamb meat, is a local specialty traditionally served at weddings.

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere as local dance and music groups showcase traditional Cypriot performances.  Expand your palate with other delectable local dishes, and raise a toast to your experience with zivania (a local grape spirit) or village wine.

Website: https://www.letymbou.org
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/zeJ9LcXsgj71XYT57

 

1. Fengaros Festival

Escape to the Music: Fengaros Festival Awaits! Craving a break from the city and a weekend filled with unforgettable sounds?  Look no further than the Fengaros Festival – a transformative experience for music enthusiasts of all ages!

Immerse yourself in three glorious days of music across three open-air stages.  A world-class lineup awaits, featuring acclaimed live bands and DJs from across the globe.

Fengaros Festival isn’t just about one genre – it’s a harmonious blend of sounds!  Get ready to groove to contemporary music, folk melodies, rock anthems, pop hits, pulsating dance beats, psychedelic jams, hip-hop grooves, and so much more.

Website: https://www.fengaros.com
Location: https://maps.app.goo.gl/HdFNQLuoUiK8X6Mz9

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