November 2020 Events

CYPRUS JAZZ & WORLD MUSIC SHOWCASE: The Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Cyprus Music Information Centre and the Rialto Theatre present, for the fourth consecutive year, a Showcase of the Cypriot contemporary music creation. For further information: rialto.interticket.com

ZIVANIA FESTIVALS: Zivania is a traditional alcoholic beverage made in Cyprus, which has been produced here for centuries by distillation of the pomace, the residue of grapes that were pressed during the winemaking process mixed ANNUAL EVENTS 2020 21 with high-quality dry wines, all harvested from the local grape varieties of Cyprus. The festivals take place in Alona, Pelendri, Pedoulas and Fikardou villages during two consecutive weekends. It includes the distillation process of zivania on site, promotional kiosks with traditional products, as well as music and dance programs. The local sights are open for visitors during the festivals. For further information: www.mytrooodos.com or www.pedoulasvillage.com or +357 99193080 (Fikardou).

SAT, 7 / LEGION RUN: The Legion Run competition is far more than just a run; it's an experience of a lifetime. It is a thrilling, dirty, fun adventure that will give you and your friends an adrenaline buzz for days, weeks, even years. Each part of the course will challenge your body and mind and will require some teamwork. You will run, jump, crawl, sprint and swing while helping others do the same. You will play in the mud like a kid and cross the finish line alongside thousands of others. For further information: http://legionrun.com

SUN, 15 / 4 th RADISSON BLUE LARNAKA INTERNATIONAL MARATHON: The Radisson Blue International Larnaka Marathon situated at the coastal city of Larnaka, close to the International Airport of Larnaka, at the beautiful Palm Beach Avenue (Foinikoudes), next to the salt lakes where flamingos take a breath during the fall, is sure to excite every runner, from the more experienced ones to the newcomers. The Radisson Blue International Larnaka Marathon offers a number of different races on race day, apart from the full marathon, there are is also a Half Marathon, a 10k Race, a 5k City Race, a 5k Corporate Team Race and a 1k Family Race. All the races offer a different experience for all ages and abilities. For further information: www.larnakamarathon.com

SAT, 31 / 03 OLYMPUSMAN TRIATHLON: Do you have what it takes to be an OlympusMan?! OlympusMan O3 is a one of a kind Cyprus triathlon and one of those events every hard core triathlete must have in his/her "bucket list"! The concept here is pretty simple - you start from sea level in Pafos and finish 1952m above sea level, at Olympus peak, the highest peak of Troodos Mountain! Epic, isn't it? The course is without a doubt one of the most challenging Half Iron distances on the planet. An early morning 1.9k swim at Pafos harbour, followed by an 86km bike section with over a staggering 2,600 metres of ascent. The last leg would be an off-road half marathon with 350 metres of ascent gradually spiraling up to the summit of Olympus at 1952 metres. Olympus Man is a long day's challenge through some of Cyprus's most spectacular scenery. For further information: www.activatecyprus.com

SAT, 26 – TUE, 29 / CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL 4 DAY CHALLENGE: The Cyprus International 4-day Challenge, is a staged running event, covering a distance slightly longer than a marathon with mountain running, trail running and cross country running. The event successfully combines a 6k time trial, a multi-terrain half marathon, an 11k mountain trail run and a 10k City Run over four days. The event takes place in the area of Pafos, and for the most part of it, participants have the opportunity to compete in the Akamas Nature Reserve Park, in some of Cyprus most scenic routes, where every turn comes with a different stunning view, unfolding the beauty of the Akamas Nature Reserve Park in a panoramic seasky-earth motif. For further information: T. +357 26880877, www.cypruschallenge.com.

END OF NOVEMBER / CYPRUS APHRODITE HALF MARATHON: It is a very well organised event that incorporates a half marathon and 5 km fun run. For further information: www.runclub.com.cy

16-22/11/20 / 15th CYPRUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: The Cyprus International Film Festival “Golden Aphrodite” holds the EFFE Label “Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe”, is Under the Auspices of the Municipality of Nicosia and it is supported by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the foreign embassies in Cyprus. The Cyprus International Film Festival (CYIFF) takes place annually in Nicosia and its goal is to be the best European Film Festival for first shown filmmakers. For further information: www.cyiff.eu

3 rd MUSHROOM FESTIVAL: The festival will be held in the village of Spilia. There will be an exhibition and sale of various mushroom products and traditional dishes at the event. Visitors will have the chance to learn about wild mushrooms and enjoy their walk through the village. For further information: www.mytroodos.com