The Larnaca Summer Festival is an annual celebration of dance, theatre, music, film and more, led by local, national and international cultural talent.
- When? TBC July 2017
- Where? Larnaca, Cyprus
- Price: TBC
When you consider that Larnaca boasts a population of just over 50,000, it seems unbelievable that the city hosts one of the hottest (quite literally) European events of the summer. But we kid you not.
Held annually throughout July, the Larnaca Summer Festival is considered a premier cultural event among European festivals, earning a coveted EFFE label (Europe for Festivals: Festivals for Europe) in 2015.
It all began in 1985, when the city organized a week-long festival that took place at the local medieval fort. By 1987, the festival was extended to a whole month, and its popularity, size and astronomical success has only grown each year since.
The programme across July is hugely diverse, with events spanning music, dance, theatre, food, film, poetry and more. And as Larnaca is host to a beautiful coastline as well as inimitable architecture, the organisers have cleverly curated all events to make best use of the city’s unique spaces.
Events are held at the Pattichion Municipal Amphitheatre, the garden theatre of the medieval fort, the pier of the marina, the Kamares aqueduct, at stunning courtyards, along its dazzling beaches and across other local historical places and cultural venues.
But whilst the city boasts a small-town charm when it comes to its ancient buildings and small population, it manages to attract some seriously big names. Past performances have included the world-famous ‘Stomp’ troupe from the UK, as well as Irish dance sensation Michael Flatley with his record-breaking ‘Lord of the Dance’ show.
World-renowned ballet companies have also been included in the programme, with the Bolshoi leading the way as a festival favourite. Singers have been in abundance too, with concerts led by the famous Italian singer Umberto Tozzi, and Greek superstars Like Marinella, Glykeria and Giorgos Dalaras.
It is undoubtedly a veritable feast of entertainment, with fun for all ages and tastes, that you just can’t afford to miss. So start booking now.
- Get there: Fly to Larnaca then use public transport to get around the city.
- Stay: Find somewhere to stay in the city centre to be in the heart of the action.
*We do our very best to verify the dates of our events but please check with the official event provider before booking your flights. We would hate for you to be disappointed!