Nowadays the legal residents of Karavas are scattered in the government-controlled areas of Cyprus and in countries like the United States of America, Great Britain, Australia and South Africa.
The people of Karavas have organised themselves, in Cyprus and overseas, into associations and clubs with significant activities. The refugee association “Karavas” was established in Cyprus, the “Lapithos, Karavas and Suburbs Association” in the UK, the “Lambousa Melbourne Association” in Australia and the “Lambousa Cypriot American Association” in the USA. Wherever they are, the people of Karavas preserve their customs and traditions. The most traditional event of Karavas called “The Lemon Dance” is organised every year by all the Associations, in Cyprus and abroad.
All the Bodies of Karavas in Cyprus, the Municipality of Karavas, and the organisations Karavas Refugee Association, the Karavas Cultural Foundation, the School Board, the Sports Union “AEK”, the Youth Council and the Sea Scouts are housed away from home, at the premises of Karavas Cultural Foundation, in Strovolos, Nicosia. The building was constructed with the contribution of the people of Karavas.
The main goal of their existence is the assistance to the efforts to return to the occupied areas of Cyprus through a just and viable solution, where all human rights are safeguarded. For this purpose, they organize various events to highlight the history, culture, and traditions of Karavas.