- Greek Theatre Fans Flock to Cyprus for Festival This Summer

The hugely popular island of Cyprus, with its heady mix of Greek and Turkish cultures, this summer plays host to one of the highlights of the Greek cultural calendar.

The famous tourist destination of Paphos can look forward to an additional high number of visitors thanks to its hosting the 15th International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama.

As such the choice and availability of a Paphos hotel this coming summer will be somewhat reduced, according to online hotel room price comparator

The festival will see works on show from the most renowned of Greece's play writers and poets including the likes of Aeschylus, Sophocles, Aristophanes and Euripides. Performing theatre groups from all over Europe head to Cyprus for the festival each year, with groups arriving in Paphos this year from Russia, Israel, the United Kingdom and more.

Paphos regularly attracts visitors from all over the world who are drawn to its blend of beautiful Greek architecture and pleasant climate. Performances at the Festival will take place at the Paphos Institute which can be found at the heart of the resort, allowing visitors to enjoy a great choice of restaurants, cafes and bars after they have taken in a performance.

Lek Boonlert, marketing head at says: "There are some legendary names on show at this year's Paphos International Festival of Ancient Greek Drama and it's no surprise that people will travel to attend such a show. To be sure of getting the hotel you want in Paphos during July when the festival is on, advance booking is the smart move."