Kataklysmos 2023. Practicle tips and info

Kataklysmos 2023

Kataklysmos 2023 is the first holiday that brings the Cypriots to the sea. Normally, it signifies the beginning of the summer. Looks like it is not the case this year. 

It is the first time when at this time of the year the weather is at least strange, let’s say. Not hot yet, cloudy and with rain almost every day on some parts of the island. Actually, it looks more like Flood Festival than it ever did before!

But, the celebration will go on, with or without the summer heat! We have concerts on Saturday and Sunday, we have open markets in all the coastal cities and for sure we have people ready to have fun!

Larnaca’s Kataklysmos

Kataklysmos (Festival of the Flood) is Larnaca city’s largest and oldest celebration. This name is included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List as: The ‘Kataklysmos’ Fair (celebrating Pentecost).

This event takes place in Larnaca for more than 100 years.

All the major events take place at Finikoudes. The concerts, the open market and tha tasty food also.

Tips & Tricks for Kataklysmos 2023

Concerts these days

Ayia Napa

Concerts will take place in the Harbor area, starting at 19:30.

3.06 – Nikos Zoidakis

4.06 – Nikos Makropoulos


Concert at Fig Tree Bay, starting au 21:00

4.06 – Despina Vandi

Book a table if you want to be able to eat in the evening

Because there are so many locals coming in places close to the sea it is very difficult to find a free table in the evening, especially at the local tavernas. So, it is safer and wiser to make a reservation to be sure you can enjoy your dinner.

Parking on Kataklysmos 2023

Now, this can be a difficult thing to do. And that is because everybody on the island is moving in a car. So, if for example, you want to go to a concert and find a place to leave your car, then go there earlier and find something to do in the area.

Some of the municipalities, like the one in Paralimni, said that on Sunday you can park for free everywhere in Protaras.

If you want to travel by bus, have in mind the traffic and the possibility that you can be late.

About Kataklysmos 2023

This festival has its origins tied to ancient Greek mythology and Christian traditions.

Kataklysmos involves music, dancing and a lot of food.

It is celebrated on the day after Pentecost and it is a movable holiday as it is determined by the date of our Easter.

Kataklysmos takes place in all the seaside cities on the island.

🚩 See other events that take place this month – Events in June. Flood Festival, strawberries & lavender


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