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Pafos Aphrodite Festival Opera Lakme © Photo LARKO, pafos

Pafos Aphrodite Festival Opera Lakme (c) Photo LARKO, pafos


Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus

Pafos, a city in Cyprus that is a listed UNESCO World Heritage site, is hosting for yet another year the “Pafos Aphrodite Festival”. This year on September 5, 6 and 7 Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus is presenting in co-production with the lyric organization Opera Futura from Verona and the participation of the Cyprus Symphony Orchestra W.A. Mozart’s “Cosi Fan Tutte”.

The festival is taking place for the 16th consecutive year at the square of the Medieval Castle at the port of Pafos, a very beautiful and full of character venue that can only embrace the opera of Mozart.

Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus is a company established in 1998 as a result of the corporation of the main organized bodies of Pafos District, aiming to promote Pafos as an international centre of high profile cultural events, thus contributing to the international promotion and elevation of Cyprus in the culture and tourism sectors. 

Members of this non-profit organization are the Municipality of Pafos, the Municipality of Geroskipou, the Municipality of Pegeia, the Pafos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Cyprus Hoteliers Association – Pafos District Committee.

Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus’ main objectives are:

a) Organization and management of an international artistic event that will take place on a yearly basis at the Medieval Castle Square in Pafos.
b) Organization and management of any other cultural events within the Pafos District. 

Pafos Aphrodite Festival was organized for the first time in 1999, and since then has become one of the most popular and anticipated cultural events in Cyprus. 

On the square just in front of the Castle, a lot of cultural events take place, the most distinguished of which is the “Pafos Aphrodite Festival” which is held every year in the beginning of September and hosts opera productions by acknowledged opera theaters from abroad. The Castle itself acts as part of the sets as the whole square is transformed into a big open-air stage attracting thousands of opera lovers to attend this enchanting Festival.

target groups
people between 20 – 60 years old foreigners and locals

institutional sponsors:
Ministry of Education and Culture,
Cyprus Tourism Organization,
Electricity Authority Cyprus,
Cyprus Telecommunications Authority

Envitec A.E.

hospitality sponsor:

media partners:
Cyprus Broadcasting
SPP Media Group Cyprus
Russian Media Group Cyprus
Vestnik Kipra Cyprus
My Destination Cyprus




legal form: non-profit organization
number of employees: 100
visitors per year: 7,500
sources of finance: state, private organisations, own revenues, e.g. ticket sales and advertising
annual budget: 800,000 Euro
  • Pafos Festival Venue  © Photo LARKO, pafos
  • Festival Venue - Pafos Harbour © Photo LARKO, pafos
  • Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus © Photo LARKO, pafos
  • Pafos Aphrodite Festival Cyprus © Photo LARKO, pafos
  • Pafos Aphrodite Festival Opera Lakme © Photo LARKO, pafos