In order to have a brilliant holiday that is unmatched in terms of beauty, perfect weather and plenty to see and do, you need to choose your destination carefully, and well-traveled holidaymakers always tick Cyprus off on their list of mandatory things to do. There are some seriously exciting events that take place in Cyprus throughout the year, every year and there are also plenty of once-off events scheduled for June 2013 that you may be lucky to take part in. Cyprus events in June 2013 always include festivals which are part of Cyprus culture. Cypriots plunge right in and take full advantage of the magical events offering music, dancing and food throughout the year.
People Return Year after Year For Plenty of Wining and Dining
For those looking for a host of activities that will give you a taste of the island's exciting and unique culture, Cyprus events June 2013 promises to draw its usual crowds who return year after year to participate in this Mediterranean island's offerings. Offering great fun and great hospitality, the island is dedicated to offering the very best services and events to all their discerning visitors.
Of course these events, most of which are free, don't only cater for a certain segment of the population, and men, women and children who are interested in flowers, wine, art, music, religion, sport and history will have their interests met. Lots of events are scheduled in June because this is the start of summer in Cyprus and the temperatures haven't yet reached the sizzling highs expected in August.
Music and Food an Essential Item on a Cyprus Calendar
For instance if you are in Limassol, Cyprus on the 8th of June and you are a music lover, you will surely be interested in a concert by the Band of the RAF Regiment which is being presented in aid of the Royal British Legion and SSAFA Branch Episkopi, which will take place at the St John's School Amphitheatre. In Paphos on the 2nd of June they have their Summer Fair which takes place at Alexander the Great Beach Hotel. Entry is free and it is a fantastic opportunity to buy gifts for friends and family back home. You will be able to buy handicrafts, plants, jewellery, artworks and much more.
An Annual Action Packed Festival in June
Kataklysmos, or the Festival of the Flood is always part of Cyprus events in June and the celebrations for this annual festival are always focused around the coastal towns. Festivities start with a local priest throwing a cross into the sea, upon which a diver retrieves it and receives a blessing and a prize. The coastal town of Larnaca plays an important part in these festivities and its promenade has heaps of fascinating open-air food stalls. Games and entertainment are happening all the time, with boat-, dance-, music and swimming competitions taking place. The atmosphere is electric and this event, the feast of the Pentecost, will last for a good number of days, attracting thousands of local- and international visitors. During this festival visitors quite enjoy being sprayed with water often, as it offers some cooling down and it also symbolizes the purification of the body and soul.
Showcasing a Taste of What Cyprus Offers
Lovers of the arts will not want to miss The 1st Cyprus International Performance Art Festival which takes place in Nicosia over a number of days. This initiative promotes the work of internationally renowned- as well as emerging artists from around the world. Visitors and locals will be in for a treat of live performances, artists' talks as well as presentations. There will also be workshops offered from May into June.
Food lovers will appreciate being in Lefka, Cyprus during the beginning of June because visitors to the Walnut Festival will be able to sample traditional cuisine but also food made from walnuts. Not only that, there will also be music and dance groups for entertainment as well as beautiful paintings and photographs giving visitors an idea of the the life and culture of the city of Lefka.
Cyprus events June 2013 always offers a host of fantastic, exciting and colorful events and festivals which take place outdoors in order to take full advantage of Cyprus's weather. In June alone you can expect plenty of harvest and food festivals like the Watermelon-, strawberry- and orange festival, not to mention their Lapta Tourism Festival and their International Famagusta Culture & Art Festival among many others.
Cyprus Events in June Ideal for the Whole Family
Experience the excitement of Cyprus both day and night and be drawn into a hub of activity during June 2013. There are so many things to love about Cyprus, and if you love the outdoors, are passionate about the arts and music, you love food, dance and good weather, then Cyprus events June 2013 are ideal for the whole family. There isn't a better way to celebrate the start of summer in Cyprus than by being surrounded by the things and people you love and to be part of activities showcasing the best of what Cyprus has to offer.