Kataklysmos (Festival of the Floods) marks the day of the Holy Spirit and is a Greek Orthodox Festival with strong pagan roots, focusing on the theme of water.
This Festival is especially important for coastal cities and in particular Larnaca hosts a range of events such as concerts and games near the shore.
The sea front promenade of Larnaca takes on the colorful appearance of an open-air fair, with scores of stalls selling toys and traditional food. Traditional culture takes pride of place with a competition for chatista or rhyming songs in the Cypriot dialect. Other performers include popular Greek and Cypriot singers and dance troupes. In line with the spirit of the celebrations, events also include competitions in the water.
So why not experience the biggest Flood Festival in Cyprus and celebrate Kataklysmos in unique style!
WhenFrom: Friday 6th June 2014
Until: Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014
WhereFinikoudes Promenade (Athinon Avenue), Larnaca