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FESTIVALS CELEBRATING OUR TRADITIONS

Learn the secrets of the Cypriot cuisine, tantalize your palate with unique traditional flavors, meet ardent handcrafters and enjoy a scenery of mountain tops dotted with fruit-bearing trees and pine trees at the Gastronomy and Traditional Festivals taking place at our picturesque villages in the Troodos Mountain Range.

Gastronomy and Traditional Festivals have a commendable way of combining traditional elements and turning them into fascinating exploratory experiences and outdoor parties. These fests offer you the chance to taste Cyprus in one day. Numerous kiosks line up like toy soldiers at the village squares where you can taste and buy traditional local delicacies, such as Trachanas soup (a thick soup based on a mixture of grain and fermented milk), Palouzes (creamy dessert; grape juice mixed with flour), Halloumi cheese, cured meats, Resi (wheat with meat dish), Glyka tou koutaliou (spoon sweet preserves), Cyprus bread, wine, Zivania (a distilled beverage) and much more. Don’t miss the cooking demonstrations by Michelin starred Cypriot chefs and TV personalities who present traditional dishes and new recipes based on local products.

Handcrafters and artisans also join these festivals aiming to educate, inspire, preserve and promote the traditional crafts and arts of Cyprus. It is a way for the young people to learn about disappearing occupations and for the elderly to recall their childhood. Watch the whole procedure of how you weave a reed basket and understand their different uses. See demonstrations of how to make various shepherd’s tools like vourka (a goatskin bag made of the intact skin of a goat), or a crook. Learn the secrets of traditional chair making, admire the patterns of embroideries, sit on a voufa (loom) and weave clothes and tapestries.

All festivals feature traditional music and dancing. Dance along to the rhythm of our traditional music and applaud the artful moves of the skillful dancers.

Make the most of your visit in all these villages by visiting local attractions, Byzantine churches and rural museums that remain open during the festivals, which are perceived as the “event of the year” of each village.

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Where: Asomatos & Trachoni villages (Enactment of a Traditional wedding)

When: 23/06/23               Time: 18:30           Venue: Asomatos square

When: 25/06/23               Time: 18:30           Venue: Trachoni’s Cultural Centre

For more info: +357 25398894, +357 99282555

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Where: Sotira Ammochostou (Traditional Festival)

When: 04/07/23               Time: 20:00

Venue: Courtyard Metamorfoseos Tou Sotiros Church

For more info: +357 23824444

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Where: Pissouri (Festival of Traditional Dances)

When: 06/08/2023               Time: 20:00

Venue: Pissouri Amphitheater

For more info: +357 25222292

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Where: Pano Lefkara (Lefkara Traditional Night)

When: 17/08/2023                Time: 20:30

Venue: Primary School

For more info: +357 24342422

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Where: Klirou (Klirou Cultural Festival)

When: 01/09/2023               Time: 16:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 22633344

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Where: Doros (Festival of Traditional Products)

When: 10/09/23               Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Venue: Communal Park

For more info: +357 25433517

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Where: Tembria (Gastronomy festival)

When: 16/09/2023               Time: 16:30

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 22932427

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Where: Polis Chrysochous (Traditional products and Folk Art Day)

When: 22/09/23               Time: 19:30

Venue: St. Andronikos Park

For more info: +357 26321321

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Where: Pera Oreinis (Cultural Festival)

When: 29/09-01/10/2023              Time: TBA

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 22621359

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Where: Arediou (Female Farmer’s Festival)

When: 29/09/2023               Time: 19:00

Venue: Community’s Football pitch

Entrance fee: 5 euro (children under 12 y.o. free)

For more info: +357 22633080

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Where: Paliometocho (Cultural Festival)

When: 29/09/2023           Time: 19:00

Venue: Courtyard of Panagia Odigitria Church

For more info: +357 22832282 or  https://www.facebook.com/Paliometocho

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Where: Potamitissa (Traditional Cold Cuts & Palouzes Festival)

When: 30/09-01/10/2023               Time: 30/09 at 16:00 & 01/10 at 11:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 25522428

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Where: Fikardou (Gastronomy and Traditional crafts festival)

When: 01/10/2023               Time: 11:00 – 17:00

Venue: Fikardou alleys

For more info: +357 22661157 or https://www.facebook.com/fikardouvillage/

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Where: Anafotida (Festival of Tradition & Culture)

When: 01/10/23               Time: 15:00 – 21:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 99151358 or https://www.facebook.com/syllogosgynaikon.ypaithroularnakas/

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Where: Flasou (“Back to the old days” festival)

When: 01/10/2023               Time: 16:00

Venue: Courtyard of Linou-Flasou Primary School

For more info: +357 22933068

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Where: Pera Chorio-Nisou (4th Folklore Festival)

When: 06/10/2023              Time: 19:00

Venue: Agias Paraskevis Park

For more info: +357 99648352  and +357 96650525

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Where: Palaichori (Street Food festival)

When: 05/10/2024               Time: 17:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 22642900

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Where: Athienou (Festival of Athienou Products)

When: 15/10/23               Time: 11:00 – 23:00

Venue: Konstantineio Municipal Park

For more info: +357 24811370 or https://www.facebook.com/AthienouMunicipality/

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Where: Chandria (Festival of Traditional Products)

When: 29/10/2023         Time: 11:00 – 18:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 25532874

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Where: Kato Drys (Traditional Food Festival)

When: 15/10/2024               Time: 14:30

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 24342833

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Where: Potamiou (Gastronomy festival)

When: 29/09/2024               Time: 15:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 96222570

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Where: Maroni (Street Food / Gastronomy Festival)

When: 21/09/2024           Time: 16:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 24333111

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Where: Farmakas (Festival of Traditional products)

When: 22/10/2023              Time: 10:00 – 17:00

Venue: Village square

For more info: +357 22642096

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Where: Orounta (Gastronomy Festival)

When: 05/11/2023              Time: 11:30 – 16:30

Venue: Community`s Youth Center          Entrance Fees: 5 euro

For more info: +357 99760907

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Where: Agios Ioannis Pitsilias

When: 2024               Time:

Venue: Village square

For more info:

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Where: Deneia (Bio Festival)

When: 23/09/2024               Time:

Venue: Communal Football Stadium

For more info:

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