The hot summer months tend to draw in the largest crowds to Larnaka thanks to its beautiful beaches and a great selection of outdoor activities, but the town also offers a whole lot more the rest of the year round with some wonderful events and celebrations.
The main religious festivals are Christmas, Easter and Kataklysmos (Festival of the Flood), which will take place in December, May and June in 2013. The coming of spring is also a big celebration with the annual ‘Anthestiria’ (Flower Festival) in May.
Easter is preceded by Green Monday, a day where the island takes to the fields and mountains to enjoy Lenten picnics amidst nature. Easter itself is marked by various church services, feasts and events and you will feel a real special atmosphere and spirit throughout the town. Kataklysmos sees the seafront transformed into a fair of stalls, games, shows and activities, whilst the Anthestiria bring all the colours and fragrances of the island’s flowers to the seafront in a bright parade.
Aside from the major events, there is also a cultural calendar of musical events, shows and traditional fetes held across Larnaka and its surrounding villages.
To help you plan your next trip and experience a different side of the Larnaka you know and love, check out the diary attached.