As with towns and villages across Cyprus, Larnaka loves its festivals, and the major religious festivals are celebrated in the town with unrivalled enthusiasm. In addition, there are several celebrations that are unique to the town.
Procession of St Lazaros (April)
Celebration of the feast day of the town’s patron saint, which involves a procession through the streets headed by the icon of the saint normally kept in the church.
With pagan roots going back to ancient Greece, Anthestiria celebrates the arrival of spring with parades of floats where the emphasis is on fresh flowers, which are carried down to the seafront.
Larnaka Summer Festival (July)
A great celebration of the arts – drama, music, dance, film and poetry – at venues across the town.
August Village Festivals (August)
Look out for village festivals throughout the region – live music, traditional Greek dancing and lots of food and wine.