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5 Events worth visiting Cyprus for
Every year Cyprus plays host to many events all over the island, from small town parties to the larger annual events, each is something special and if you are visiting Cyprus during the time, be sure to try and attend one, for it's something that you'll definitely be talking about. Cypriots know how to doll up events and make them interesting, but it's the people you'll never forget!

Anthestiria – This beautiful "flower power" festival is celebrated in May when the Cypriots celebrate the beauty of nature and usher in the return of spring. Inspired by the ancient festival that took place in Athens, Anthestiria is celebrated with flower parades, beautifully decorated floats, tourists and pedestrians carrying flowers and of course, the exhibition of thousands of plants and flowers. In Limassol this parade is usually held in the center of Yermasoyia, in Paphos the costal avenue and in Larnaka the seafront pavilion where people can easily watch the flower parade pass by.

Kataklysmos – Otherwise known as the Flood Festival, this fun event takes place every year in Cyprus in June, 50 days after Orthodox Easter. Water is the main theme of the festival with all coastal cities organizing games, competitions and concerts near the waterfront. Don't expect to stay dry if you were to attend this festival!

The Wine Festival – Held in September in the Municipal Garden of Limassol, the Wine festival is one to certainly not miss! Free unlimited wine (courtesy of Lemesos Municipality), dancing, competitions and celebrations... what more could you ask for? This festival is a great opportunity for everyone to live and experience the Greek traditional of the Dionysiac celebrations and just be carefree, indulge and have a ball.

The Ancient Greek Drama Festival – Organized every year in the months of July and August, ancient theaters in Cyprus host one of the greatest festivals of ancient Greek drama. Watch family conflict, betrayal, love, adventure and comedy play before your eyes in classical tradition form. Most of these plays are performed in ancient or Modern Greek but there is an English synopsis as well for those who come to Cyprus as visitors.

The International Historic Car Rally – This unique event is a must-see for all especially those who love their old cars. Here you get to see historic cars competing throughout the streets of Larnaka, Limassol, Paphos and Nicosia. All the cars that take part are manufactured before 1982 and believe it or not this event has been taking place for nearly two decades, attracting thousands of visitors from all walks of life each year.
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Orson Johnson writes for Holiday Velvet, a website providing Paphos holiday rentals and Cyprus vacation rentals.
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