August 27, 2019

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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The Limassol Wine Festival is one of the most anticipated events in Cyprus, celebrated annually in Limassol, typically held in late August and early September. It's a celebration of Cyprus's rich wine-making tradition and culture, showcasing the island's finest wines.

During the festival, visitors can sample a wide variety of wines produced by local wineries, including both traditional Cypriot wines and modern blends. Alongside the wine tasting, there's often traditional Cypriot music, dance performances, and delicious local cuisine to enjoy.

The festival typically takes place in the Limassol Municipal Gardens, where booths are set up by different wineries, offering tastings of their wines. It's a fantastic opportunity for locals and tourists alike to immerse themselves in Cyprus's wine culture, learn about the different varieties produced on the island, and enjoy a vibrant atmosphere filled with music, food, and, of course, wine.