Limassol Wine Festival
Limassol has earned the reputation as the "Wine capital of Cyprus", mainly due to the Wine Festival, which takes place every year in the city park across the street from the waterfront.
It was first held in 1961, as a tribute to the island's winemaking tradition, dedicated to the God of Wine Dionysos and the Goddess of Beauty and Love Aphrodite.
The wine festival of Limassol (Lemesos) is held yearly for two weeks from the end of August till start September. Culture events that praise the glory of the Cypriote wine take place in the festival that entertains around 15,000 visitors. The main events of the festival are of Greek music and dancing.
They are carried out by local singers that belong to the folklore club of Limassol. Guest artists from overseas join them. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel prices and book rooms well in advance. Other kinds of events are: magic shows, comedy shows and concerts of the Municipality Philharmonic Orchestra that perform at some venues.
In order to emphasize the connection between the dancing and the music, the festival offers to watch the process of grape treading. Also the visitors can enjoy various kinds of free traditional food and wine tastes.
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