June is the first month of summer, and many festivals take place across the island to celebrate local products of the season.
Check out these five festivals this June.
Lavender Festival – Avgorou, Famagusta
The 8th Lavender Festival in Cyprus will be held at the Cyherbia Botanical Park in Avgorou, from Saturday June 8 until June 23, where guests will be able to explore the park, and take part in fun activities involving the plant.
Cyherbia is the only place in Cyprus with specially landscaped lavender gardens, a lavender labyrinth for meditation walks, and a distillation room where extraction of lavender essential oil will take place, and many other unique features for all the family, such as the maze, the woodland walk around Cyprus, and the fairy village.
Deryneia Festival – Deryneia, Famagusta
Deryneia is organising a folkloric festival on June 7. The festival will be held at the folklore museum, the nature centre, and at the Byzantine church in the town. Guests will be able to view traditional items used in various professions. There will also be kiosks set up that will serve various dishes.
Glytzistou Festival – Koilani, Limassol
This dessert festival in the village of Koilani will be held on June 30. The festival is ideal for people looking to experience the traditions of the island and sample the traditional desserts of Cyprus. The museums and the wineries of the town will also be open.
Pedoulas Cherry Festival – Pedoulas
Pedoulas is well-known for their cherries, and this June they are organising a festival to celebrate the cultivation of the fruit. The festival will be held from June 8 to 9, and it will be a day filled with music, dance, food, and of course cherries and products produced from the fruit.
Platanistasa Cherry Festival – Platanistasa
The village of Platanistasa has organised a cherry festival as it has for the past 40 plus years. The festival will be held on June 22 at 20:00 in the town’s main square, and visitors will be able to enjoy all the fun including, food, drinks, music, and dance with reservations. For more information call +357 99 609200.