Limassol Wine Festival 2019
The wine festival of Limassol (Lemesos) is held yearly for two weeks approx. from the end of August till start September. This year will start on 30/08/19 and will last until 08/09/2019.
The wine festival began in Limassol in 1961, as a tribute to the island's wine-making tradition, dedicated to the God of Wine Dionysos and the Goddess of Beauty and Love Aphrodite.
Limassol has the reputation as the “Wine City of Cyprus", mainly due to the Wine Festival, which takes place every year in the city park across the street from the waterfront.
The main events of the festival are of Greek music and dancing. As well, 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 have the opportunity to taste a variety of local wines from large and small wineries, plus traditional Cypriot food and sweets.
There is a small entrance fee, but inside all the wine tasting is free.