Kataklysmos Festivities 2022

THE FESTIVAL OF THE FLOOD

This weekend sees the annual Kataklysmos Festival here in Cyprus, with coastal towns holding festivities over the course of the weekend to celebrate.

Kataklysmos, meaning deluge or cataclysm in Greek, is a religious festival held 50 days after the Greek Orthodox Easter. Traditionally a celebration of Noah and the flood the festival actually has its roots in both the Bible and Greek mythology.

Traditionally, Kataklysmos festivals are held across Cyprus in Agia Napa, Larnaca, Limassol, Paphos, Polis and Paralimni. Each town will have their own specific festivities which may include games, folk dancing, boat races, swimming competitions, concerts and, of course, lots of water being thrown.

Here are some of the Organised events in Paphos, Polis and Limassol:

Paphos – Kataklysmos 2022

After a 2 year “forced break” Paphos Municipality have announced the return of the Festival of the Flood.

The events will take place in Kastro Square and in the Port of Kato Paphos from 11th – 13th June and will include concerts, dance and water sports.

Saturday 11 June

8.00 p.m. : Castle Square

  • Cypriot traditional dances by the Cultural Club “Vasilitzia”
  • Greek folk dances by the Dance Group of Katerina Tziamali
  • Pontian traditional dances by the band of the Cultural Group of Traditional Dances “Romiosini”

Sunday 12 June

8.00 p.m. : Castle Square

  • Greeting from the Mayor of Paphos
  • Concert by Kelly Kelekidou and George Papadopoulos with the participation of a seven-member orchestra

Monday 13 June

5.00 p.m. : Port of Kato Paphos

  • Water sports

8.00 p.m. : Castle Square

  • Dances by the Dance Group “Hamaz Kayin Ani” of the Armenian Community of Cyprus
  • Concert by Dimitris Fanis, Christiana Pavlou and a 5-member orchestra, in a musical journey – a tribute to the successes of Lefteris Papadopoulos.

Polis – Kataklysmos 2022

Polis Chrysochous Municipality invites you to three days of events for “Kataklysmos” 2022. The events will be held in Latchi Harbour with free entrance to the public.

Saturday 11 June

  • 8-12pm -Music program with Stefania

Sunday 12 June

  • 8:30pm – Concert with Loukas Yorkas and Sassi Tsentourou

Monday 13 June

  • 4-6pm – Free children’s entertainment with boats by Latchi Watersports
  • 5:30 – 6:30pm – Watersports (100 and 200 metres swimming competition, finding apples, catching a ball, finding a bottle and slippery pole)
  • 6:30 – 6:50pm – Sh’bam kids by Diamanto’s Gymnastics and Dance Team
  • 6:50 – 7:20pm – Tsiatista (Poetic dueling. An oral tradition that emphasises improvisation and friendly competition)
  • 7:20 – 7:40pm – Folk Dances by Drakou Dance School Ltd
  • 7:40 – 8:00 pm – Island Folk Dances by Cultural Folklore group “St’ ahnarka tis paradosis”
  • 8:00pm – Music program with Sassi Tsentourou

Limassol – Kataklysmos 2022

The Municipality of Limassol invites you to the events of the Flood 2022 that return, after two years of restrictive measures, with a rich artistic program for the three days 11 to 13 June 2022.

The festival will be located along the parking lot of Molos 3 (below KAFE NERO) while the activities and artistic events will take place at the Theater of Heroes Christos and Miltos Christoforos and at the Great Pier in front of Cafe Nero.

See below in detail the artistic program:

Saturday 11 June 2022

  • 8 p.m. “KARAGIOZIS IN A TSIATTISTOS COMPETITION” by the SHADOW THEATER GIANNIS PAFIOS at the Theater of Heroes Christos and Miltos Christoforos
  • 8:30 pm HELLENIC POPULAR PROGRAM with the MACHALLEKIDIS DANCE SCHOOL at the Dock in front of Cafe Nero

Sunday 12 June 2022

  • 7pm MICRO ODYSSEUS- EDUCATIONAL / EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE with the instructor ANGELIKI CHALKIOPOULOU at the Theater of Heroes Christos and Miltos Christos
  • 8.30pm DANCES FROM THESSALY AND CENTRAL GREECE by the FOLKLORE RESEARCH GROUP
  • 9pm WELCOME! CYPRUS DANCES AND SONGS TOGETHER WITH MICHALI TERLIKKA AND THE LIMASSOL FOLKLORE CLUB on the pier in front of Kafe Nero

Monday 13 June 2022

  • 7pm MICRO ODYSSEUS- EDUCATIONAL / EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAMS OF MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCE with the instructor ANGELIKI CHALKIOPOULOU at the Theater of Heroes Christos and Miltos Christos
  • 8:30 pm Concert “STON ANGELON TA BOUZOUKIA- BACKGROUND TO THE AUTHENTIC POPULAR SONG” with CHRISTOS NIKOLOPOULOS & GERASIMO ANDREATO & SOFIA PAPAZOLOU. at the dock opposite Cafe Nero.

Don’t forget, Monday 13th June is a Public Holiday (see a full list of Cyprus Public Holidays 2022 HERE)