Limassol gets ready for the annual Wine Festival
Limassol is preparing to host the 54th Wine Festival, which will take place in the municipal gardens from August 27 to September 6, attracting thousands of visitors from Cyprus and abroad.
The emblem of the Festival, which celebrates the production of wine on the island, is a giant statue of a Cypriot village winegrower in his traditional outfit of baggy trousers (the national ‘vraka’). This was already been placed at his spot earlier this month with the Ariones choir accompanying him with wine making songs.
The theme of the wine festival is “Drink wine and be healthy”.
This year about 60 kiosks will offer traditional tidbits, food and souvenirs.
The Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism Yiorgos Lakkotrypis will open the Festival.
Wineries participating in this annual event will be offering free wine to all visitors.