2nd Medieval Nicosia Festival

The Nicosia Tourism Board is for the second year organising the Medieval Nicosia Festival, aiming to reveal and promote the city’s rich medieval past and culture.

The festival will run for four days, between April 6 and 9, and includes several events.

After the success of last year’s festival, this year several organisations and museums have cooperated in order to produce a rich programme of events for all ages.

The festival includes classical music concerts, a documentary screening, special museum tours, a medieval-themed city tour, theatre performances, sculpture workshops and much more.  The festival also includes the widely known Othello’s Island, which is a Scientific Conference on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies that takes place in Cyprus every year.

The events are free to the public. Booking is recommended for the events taking place at the Centre of Visual Arts and Research (+357-22-300999). For further information call +357-22-889704.

Medieval Nicosia Festival


Thursday, 6/04:

  • 09:00 – 17:00 Fifth Annual Conference on Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, “Othello’s island 2017”, | CVAR (
  • 19:00 Documentary Screening “Olkas II: Sailing from and to Byzantium. Medieval ports from and to Euxinus Pontus to Eastern Mediterranean”, Director: George Botsos | Pallas Theatre

Friday, 7/04:

  • 09:00 – 17:00 “Othello’s island 2017” | CVAR

“Medieval History of Nicosia” | Leventis Municipal Museum

  • 17:00 (English) Guided Tour with Dr Elena Poyiadji-Richter
  • 18:00 (Greek) Guided Tour with Dr Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzis
  • 20:00 Byzantine Music Concert | Byzantine Museum of the Holy Archbishopric

Saturday, 8/04

  • 09:00 – 17:00 “Othello’s island 2017” | CVAR
  • Guided Tours at the Byzantine Museum & the Cyprus Folk Art Museum 10:00 & 15:00 (Greek) / 12:00 & 16:00 (English)
  • 11:00 Medieval stories by actress Niki Shiati | Byzantine Museum
  • 15:00 Medieval Sculpture workshop with sculptor Panagiotis Pasanta

(Reservation Required, tel: +357-22-432578 | Cyprus Folk Art Museum

  • 20:00 Theatre Performance “Margaret Cavendish, Virginia Woolf and the Cypriot Goddess”, Sheffield University, by Jim Fitzmaurice | CVAR

Sunday, 9/04

  • 10:30 Medieval Nicosia guided city tour with Dr Nicolas Coureas (Starting Point: Famagusta Gate)
  • 17:00 “Tales of Medieval Cyprus” with Marina Katsaris and Baggelis Yettos | Famagusta Gate
  • 19:30 “Concert in Antique Style”. A theme concert by The Commandaria Orchestra | Famagusta Gate.

Free Entrance to all events

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