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Christmas in Cyprus

December 26, 2017
Christmas in Cyprus is quite a treat. Many streets in Cyprus have been decorated with lights, and the shops have already been filled with ornaments.
Enjoy the Christmas events organized by the municipalities, the lighting of the Christmas trees in the squares and the religious feast of the Epiphany in the coastal cities.

Discover the island’s luxury hotels which offer an excellent variety of facilities, explore the Cyprus countryside which has a diverse wealth of its own or go sightseeing and discover magical destinations. Choose Acropolis Transport to book your taxi from the airport to your hotel. Whether you arrive to Larnaca Airport or Paphos airport, you can book your Meet & Greet taxi to drive you safely and in comfort to your destination.

Christmas is an important holiday season in Cyprus, and the season is characterized by two holidays – Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Traditionally, Christmas Eve in Cyprus begins with parades and marchs in the city, and with people singing Christmas carols from door to door. Christmas Day is celebrated as a family gathering.

On January 5th, a very traditional event takes place. A golden cross is thrown into the sea. Young men swim and try to find the cross. The person who finds the cross and returns it to the priest is believed to have good luck for next year. This tradition is happening in Cyprus as well as in Greece every year.