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Tulip Festival in Polemi, Paphos

Thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate in Cyprus, blooming plants on the island please the eye almost all year round. Every year Cypriots hold special festivals dedicated to certain plants or fruits, such as lavender, rose, almonds, apples, etc. And in the village of Polemi near Paphos, local authorities organize annual spring Tulip festival. The celebration takes place in a small village so Cyprus24 taxi service will help you get to this event.

Flower bulb buyers living in Cyprus now have the opportunity to buy these famous tulip bulbs online from Holland. DutchGrown™ ships their flower bulbs from the farm in Holland directly to your doorstep in Cyprus at the optimal planting time during the Autumn months. If you like to grow tulip bulbs in Cyprus, we recommend the "Miniature Tulips" or the "Darwin Hybrid Tulips" for the Meditirataneum warm climate of Cyprus.

Οι αγοραστές βολβών λουλουδιών που μένουν στην Κύπρο έχουν την ευκαιρία τώρα να αγοράζουν διαδικτυακά αυτούς τους διάσημους βολβούς τουλίπας από την Ολλανδία. Η εταιρεία DutchGrown™ αποστέλλει ακτοπλοϊκώς από την φάρμα της στην Ολλανδία κατευθείαν στο σπίτι σας στην Κύπρο στην καταλληλότερη εποχή για φύτευση κατά τη διάρκεια των φθινοπωρινών μηνών. Αν ενδιαφέρεστε να καλλιεργήσετε βολβούς τουλίπας στην Κύπρο, σας προτείνουμε τις ποικιλίες "Miniature Tulips" και "Darwin Hybrid Tulips" που είναι οι καταλληλότερες για το Μεσογειακό θερμό κλίμα της Κύπρου.

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Tulip Festival in Polemi, Paphos

Tulip Village and Tulip Festival in Cyprus

The people of of Polemi consider the tulip to be one of the prettiest flowers in the world. Near the village grow unique wild varieties of the tulips - Toulipa and Tulipa Agenensis. They are distinguished by an unusual elongated shape of the petals and the original color - bright red, with a black spot in the center, surrounded by a yellow border. Such tulips are also called sun-eyed flowers - Tulipa Oculus Solis, because each of their petals really look like bright colourful eyes. These two rare species brought to Cyprus long time ago - the soldiers of Alexander the Great brought bulbs from Central Asia upon the request of their commander. Later, during the Ottomans years, Turks cultivated these flowers for sale and exported them to various countries, including the Netherlands.

How Tulip Festival helps to save rare flowers

Hundreds of years later, these beautiful flowers got on the verge of going extinct - pesticides, used widely on cultivated fields, severely damaged bulbs and tulips faded. Luckily the Polemians in 2002 created a special Association for the conservation of wild varieties of tulips. Today these rare plants are not in danger. The organizers of the Tulip Festival, in their turn, also do their best to inform as many people as possible that rare flowers need protection.

Everyone wishing to enjoy the beautiful "Eyes of the Sun" Paphos taxi will take to Polemi at any convenient time.

Tulip Festival in Polemi, Paphos

Tulip Festival in Polemi

Little known, but true: such a simple flower as a tulip occupies a significant place in the history of Cyprus. The tulips are depicted in ancient mosaics found by archaeologists in Kato Paphos. According to legend, Zeus gave these colourful flowers to those girls whom he wanted to charm and seduce. Homer once mentioned them in famous poems - "Odyssey" and "Iliad."

In March, when blooming tulips cover the fields like a colorful living carpet, the villagers start getting ready for the festival dedicated to these gorgeous flowers. In the mornings, excursions to the fields with divine tulips are held for Polemi guests, where everyone can enjoy amazing views and, of course, take some pics. Later that day, all the guests of  the festival can do circle dances, watch performances by local groups, attend a souvenir fair. Not a single Cyprus holiday is held without treating visitors with scrumptious Cypriot food, so lunch with local delicacies is also included in the program.

With Paphos taxi you can easily get to Polemi in early morning to see the fields with blooming sun-eyed tulips and take part in festive entertainments.

Tulip festival, Cyprus

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