The village of Polemi in Paphos, organizes the established Tulip Festival, giving us another reason to go to the village. Besides, the community has the privilege of being the only region in Cyprus where the tulip grows.

The Tulip Club of Polemi was formed the year 2002 in order to protect the tulips. It ai8ms to make farmers more sensitive towards conservation and advises them to spray the vineyards well before the tulip leaves appear, The Tulip Club also hires a large field in which the protected tulips grow to safeguard them for the future.

In early March the first leaf and stem appear above ground. The single stem and leaves grow quickly and the flower bud finally bursts open ten to fourteen days after reaching full height.

The numerous long, scarlet petals each have a dark blotch at the base edged in yellow. This has given the flower the nickname ‘Eye of the Sun’. The intense colours are as strong inside the flower head as outside.

The annual Tulip Festival will take place on Sunday, April 2, at 11:00 am.