Paphos Carnival – loud, fun, and not to be missed!
Paphos Carnival is a fantastic fun event of lots of traditional and modern activities. The colours are loud and the music louder. It’s not Rio de Janeiro, but it’s something you’ve just got to see!
Cyprus celebrates Carnival with fancy dress, parties and a procession through the towns of Paphos and Limassol.
The Carnival takes place the weekend before the start of Lent. It is a last celebration before the rigours of Lent start with Green Monday after the Carnival weekend.
Paphos Carnival is usually held each February. There are a number of very enjoyable festivals that take place throughout the year in Paphos, celebrating the most appealing aspects of Cyprus, including its history and its religious beliefs.
Seasonal things to do in Paphos range from springtime carnivals and flower festivals, to open-air concerts in the summer months. However, it is the annual Paphos Aphrodite Festival each September that is especially notable and this popular event features classical operatic performance under the stars, at Paphos Castle.