The Flood Festival (Kataklysmos) in Larnaka 2018

“Kataklysmos” is a religious and popular feast celebrated in Cyprus.

“Kataklysmos”, which means flood, is found in the book of Genesis and in the Greek myth of Deukalion. In both cases it refers to the destruction by flood of almost all-living creatures in order to give birth to a new and moral generation.

The celebrations last for a few days and take place in all sea side towns.

Celebrations include various games, swimming competitions, boat races, performances of folk dances, competitions of popular traditionals songs known as “tsattista”, live music performances by famous Greek and Cypriot singers. The most popular custom of “Kataklysmos” is the throwing of water to one another (symbolises the purification of the body and soul) so be aware!

The celebrations in Larnaka includes a traditional bazaar along the length of the promenade, traditional demonstrations, food, drink, water-based activities and competitions, and a programme of premium cultural performances.

Foinikoudes Promenade (seafront).
Athinon Avenue
Larnaka, Cyprus

Across the whole length of the promenade, including both stages.

Time: Various times, depending on performance and activity

Admission: Free

Further information:

From Friday, May 25, 2018
To Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Larnaca / Larnaka Municipality, Cyprus
25/05/2018 - 30/05/2018