Charity music festival incorporating Mandria’s new town square opening event. The festival starts at 1 pm and continues well into the evening.
This year’s chosen charity is The Dancing Queen Foundation (see our website for further information).
Come along and support the cause!
When Sunday, May 15 at 1 pm
Where Platia Nikis (Town Square), Mandria, Paphos
Event by Mandria Fest, The Sunset Sound and Island Angels
Accommodation in Mandria
Mandria is a village located on the South-West coast of Cyprus in the Paphos district, less than ten miles from Paphos city itself. Conveniently situated a 10 minute drive from Paphos Airport, Mandria is a fantastic way to enjoy rural Cypriot life away from the crowds without the hassle of long bus or taxi transfers.
The area has strong links with myth and legend, especially the legend of Aphrodite – otherwise known as Venus – whose birth is said to have taken place on rocks along the coastline. Mandria is known for its fantastic variety of migratory birds and wonderfully scenic walks which are easily accessible thanks to the flat terrain around the area, as well as byzantine churches, many of which were looted as recently as the 1960s and have been restored in recent years.
A local bus route runs directly into Paphos for day trips, visits to the famous harbour and sightseeing – or, for those who wish to explore further afield, a 45 minute drive brings you to the Trodos Mountains, an ideal winter ski destination, or the second largest city in Cyprus, Limassol. There’s even the chance to take time out with a two-day cruise to Egypt to see the pyramids.
Walking and Cycling
Outdoor activities are popular in the Mandria area thanks to the restrictions on new build property which have preserved the landscape, fruit groves and wildlife in the area. The flat terrain also facilitates pushchair and wheelchair access, but be aware that pavements are not available on every route.
According to Greek mythology, Aphrodite’s Rock is the birthplace of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and fertility. The rock is accessible by car from Mandria, travelling east along the A6 road. Aphrodite’s Rock is also known as Petra Tou Romiou (‘Rock of the Greek’), and legend states that swimming one lap will guarantee eternal beauty. A small cafe is located nearby