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Four Must-Visit Festivals in Cyprus This May

May in Cyprus boasts delightful weather that is perfect for various outdoor activities. Throughout the month, numerous festivals take place across the island, celebrating and enhancing Cyprus’s rich traditions and culture. If you’re planning a visit in May, these festivals are a must-see to experience the vibrant local heritage fully.

Celebrate the blossoming of roses in the picturesque village of Agros. This annual festival honors the rose industry with distillation demonstrations, local crafts, traditional music, and plenty of rose-themed products.

The 16th Annual Festival of Roses will be held in Agros Village, situated in the Limassol district, on the weekends of May 11-12 and May 18-19, 2024. Throughout the festival, visitors will have the opportunity to:

  • Explore local workshops and discover the traditional methods of rose distillation.
  • Wander through a rose exhibition and various kiosks offering traditional products for sale.
  • Enjoy an array of folk dance and music performances during the festival.
  • Sample a variety of food and drinks available at numerous kiosks.
  • Experience a scenic ride on the community train, providing tours for both the young and the old.
  • Visit the key attractions of the village, which will be open to the public.

Classic Car Festival, Finikoudes, Larnaca

Experience the largest Classic Car and Motorcycle Festival ever held in Cyprus! Following last year’s spectacular gathering of over 400 classic cars and more than 100 classic motorcycles, we are thrilled to announce our fifth consecutive festival. Join us on Sunday, May 12th at Finikoudes, Larnaca (near the fountain), where we will showcase our classic vehicles from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. This event offers passersby and classic vehicle enthusiasts the chance to enjoy an impressive display of automotive history in a stunning setting.

2nd Akrotiri Spring Festival

BirdLife Cyprus, Terra Cypria, the Environment Department of the British Bases, and the Akrotiri Environmental Education Center—Unit of Education for the Environment and Sustainable Development are delighted to invite the public to the 2nd Akrotiri Spring Festival, a unique event dedicated to the environmental and cultural importance of the Akrotiri Peninsula.

The festival will occur on Sunday, 12 May 2024, at the Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre. During the day, people of all ages can participate in activities such as bird ringing and birdwatching, fun educational games and crafts for the whole family, guided hiking, basketry and cyanotype workshops, etc. All activities are open to the public and free of charge. Due to limited spaces, some of the activities require pre-registration.

Anthestiria Festival In Larnaca

The Anthestiria Festival is a vibrant celebration of spring and nature’s rebirth, deeply rooted in ancient Greek traditions where festivities were held in honor of Dionysus, the god of wine and fertility. Today, the festival is celebrated in various parts of Greece and Cyprus, with one of the most notable events in Larnaca.
As part of the Flower Festival celebrations, the Larnaca Municipality organizes the “Anthestiria.”

This year’s Anthestiria will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2024, starting at 6:00 PM with a parade of flower-decorated floats and groups along the coastal front on Athenon Avenue (Finikoudes).

The parade will begin at 6:00 PM, followed by a rich cultural program featuring music and dance at the Beach Promenade stage, starting at 7:30 PM.

May is a festive month in Cyprus, bustling with numerous exciting and significant festivals annually. If you are vacationing in Cyprus this May, consider staying at The Royal Apollonia in Limassol to enjoy easy access to these vibrant celebrations.