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Summer Events

Rose Festival – Agros (9-10/5 &16-17/5/2015) Program 

This event is organized every year in Agros and lasts for two weekends.  During the festival, visitors have the chance to visit the local workshops and learn all about the distillation of roses. They can also visit the rose exhibition and various kiosks that sell traditional products.  At the same time, people can enjoy folk dance and music performances throughout the course of the festival.  All the sights of the village are open for the public to see.

Sport and Fun Festival – Platres/Troodos (6-7/6 & 13-14/6/2015)

The event includes bicycle races in nature trails, running races, as well as other sports activities that can be done on the mountain, such as hiking, archery, rock climbing etc.  The event takes place in two consecutive weekends, one in Platres and one in Troodos.

Herb Festival – Platres (24-26/7/2015) Registration & Program

The festival takes place at the Cultural Centre of Platres & Platres’s Main Square. Its purpose is to demonstrate the beneficial properties of the Cypriot herbs, which they are in abundance in Troodos area (674 different species) in people’s health.  The event includes a herbal exhibition held by the growers, herb tasting, educational seminars on the matter, an entertainment show, as well as organized herbal walks and visits to botanical gardens.

This year the Festival will end with a Lavender Celebration on Sunday the 26th. Lavender is the Herb of Platres.

Shepherd ’s Fair Pachna (29/8/2015)

The event takes place during the last weekend of August in Pachna village. During the festival visitors can watch the demonstration of shearing and milking of sheep and goats, taste the traditional dairy products and enjoy traditional music and dances

Pastry and Baking Goods Festival – Galata (6/9/2015)

The festival takes place at Galata’s square and is dedicated to baking various pastries, as the area has a long tradition due to the many mills that existed there for ages. There is pastry making and baking happening at the venue during the festival, while people can also enjoy a traditional cultural programme. Guests have the chance to visit the village’s byzantine churches and Folk Art Museum.

Grape Feast – Wine Villages (Lofou 13/9 - Vasa 20/9 - Arsos 27/9 - Koilani 4/10 - Vouni 18/10/2015)

During the months of September and October, the Wine villages organise various events dedicated to wine and its products.  During these events, people can observe the making of "palouzes"  and ''shoushoukos''  at the venues and be offered various delicacies made of grapes. At the same time, there are competitions, wine tasting, and entertainment shows (including folk music, theatre productions, and revival of old traditional customs).

Visitors can learn about the traditional houses of the villages, the local museums, churches, and other sights.

Apple Festival – Kyperounta (10-11/10/2015)

The two-day festival takes place in Kyperounta, and includes an open air market with fresh seasonal apples, traditional products, fresh apple juice, apple pies, apple vinegar etc, an apple exhibition featuring all the types of apples that grow in Cyprus, competitions for the best apple pie, and many more.  There are also seminars about the beneficial properties of apples, as well as a full traditional entertainment show.

Visitors are encouraged to take a walk around the village and see the local museums and exceptional churches.