Cyprus Celebrates – Limassol in June
If you need ideas for your holidays this year, look no further. Limassol, the second largest and beautiful port city of Cyprus, has it all.
If you plan to holiday in June and you’re interested to find out what Cyprus and Limassol in particular has to offer at this time of year please read on…
First and foremost the weather, undoubtedly at the top of everyone’s holiday list of priorities. Not surprisingly, the sun worshippers among you certainly won’t be disappointed. Limassol in June averages a very cosy 24⁰C, reaching highs of 27⁰C plus, perfect for basking in the sun so be sure to pack plenty of sunscreen!
June is an extremely dry month, it is unusual to see any rainfall at this time of year and with average water temperatures of 24⁰C the beaches are full of sea swimming enthusiasts.
Limassol – the City of Fun
Limassol or Lemesos is commonly referred to as ‘the city of fun’ by locals and in June it is alive with festivals. In fact a really great way to stay cool is to partake in a unique Cyprus celebration known as the festival of the flood, a Greek Orthodox festival relating back to the tale of Noah’s Ark. Kataklysmos, as it is known locally is still celebrated with great passion every year in Cyprus.
The coastal towns of Cyprus host this three day weekend event each year, fifty days after Greek Orthodox Easter.
The first official event takes place as a priest casts a crucifix into the sea and divers compete to retrieve it. The winner and first to return the cross to the priest, receives a blessing.
Then the fun begins…
The festival in Limassol is spread over almost 2km of coastal road with stalls selling toys and vast amounts of delicious traditional food. Water games and competitions are organised and dancing and singing entertainers perform every night. The main accessory for children on this day is a water gun, filled to capacity so expect to get caught in the cross fire as the water fights begin!
The throwing of water onto one another is symbolic of purifying the soul but of course it is also a great way to keep cool in the hot Cyprus sun and lots of fun too!
You won’t see this celebration anywhere else in the world so if you really want to see the real Cyprus, don’t miss it!
Also taking place in June on the 8th is the eighth Cyprus Russian festival. Every year more than 10,000 people gather in Limassol to celebrate the unique relationship between Russia and Cyprus. The festivities include performances and shows by Russian and Cypriot groups and organisations. Also on the agenda are competitions, activities and outdoor games, great fun for all nationalities and ages. The day includes a gala concert performance by a famous Russian singer and in true celebratory style ends with a spectacular firework display.
Another unforgettable experience is the Shakespeare festival held in the stunning setting of the ancient amphitheatre. Take in the breathtaking views whilst absorbing the finest of cultural experiences. Although you might be advised to take a cushion to alleviate the effects of the ancient stone seating, we’re sure you’ll agree that such a tremendous experience is well worth the minor discomfort.
The Londa Experience
Lastly, but undeniably not least, we have our own special events being organised at the Londa Hotel this June. Back by popular demand, the infamous Jazzy Brunch returns to our elegant 5 star Caprice restaurant. Delicious food accompanied by phenomenal entertainment guarantees a good time to be had by all. This event is planned for the beginning of June so do check back soon for the confirmed date and to make your reservation.
For the second year running the Londa will be hosting a very stylish charity event. ‘High Heels for High Tea – Go Chic for Charity’ was a great success last year. Combining the delectable treats of a traditional English high tea with the elegant setting of the Caprice’s cool Italian styled interior, all in aid of Fundraising, a Limassol based charity which aims to fulfil the basic needs of families and children in need of support.
So ‘put your glad rags on’ and join us for a relaxed and informal afternoon where you’ll find it’s never been so easy to relax and have fun whilst fundraising. Look out for more information on all upcoming Londa events here.
Londa events are extremely popular so be sure to keep checking back for more details and book early to avoid disappointment.
See you there!
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