Water Festival (Kataklysmos)

The Water Festival in Ayia Napa and Protaras is a traditional Cypriot festival that is celebrated every year on the 50th day after Easter. It is also known as Kataklysmos, which means “flood” in Greek.

The festival commemorates the biblical story of Noah’s Ark and the Great Flood. It is also a celebration of spring and the new beginning that it represents.

On the day of the festival, people of all ages gather at the beach to throw water on each other. There are also water sports competitions, live music, and dancing.

The Water Festival is a fun and lively event for all the family. It is a great way to cool off on a hot summer day and to experience Cypriot culture.

Here are some of the activities that you can enjoy at the Water Festival in Ayia Napa and Protaras:


  • Water fight: The main attraction of the festival is the water fight. People of all ages gather at the beach and throw water on each other using water balloons, buckets, and hoses.
  • Water sports competitions: There are also a variety of water sports competitions held during the festival, such as jet ski races, swimming races, and water polo matches.
  • Live music and dancing: There are also stages set up at the beach where live music and dancing performances are held.
  • Food and drink stalls: There are also a variety of food and drink stalls set up at the beach, so you can grab a bite to eat or something to drink while you enjoy the festival.


The Water Festival is a free event, and it is open to everyone. It is held on the main beach in Ayia Napa and Protaras, and it usually starts in the morning and goes on until the evening.


If you are visiting Ayia Napa or Protaras during the summer, I highly recommend checking out the Water Festival. It is a fun and unique experience that you will not want to miss.