Limassol Wine Festival 2014: 28th August – 7th September

This year the Wine Festival in Limassol will be held from the 28th of August until the 7th of September at the Limassol Municipal Gardens.

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Opening hours:
7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m.
Friday/Saturday: 7.00 p.m. – 11.30 p.m.

Ticket price:
Adult (above 18 years old) – €6.00 including bottled wine. One FREE bottle by the wine industry of your choice amongst the following: ETKO, KEO, LOEL, and SODAP.
Teenage (from 13 to 18 years old) – €5.00
Child (up to 12 years old) – €4.00

Plastic Wine bottle: €1.50
Wine glass: €1.50
Wine glass with stem: €2.50

Programme (click images for larger view):

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Parking
The Municipality of Limassol offers an enormous parking space located on the eastern side of the Municipal garden Theatre

Free Shuttle from Paphos: Click here to view the ‘Wine Express’ schedule

The CTO are offering free transportation from the main districts over the two weekends of the festival, the ‘Wine Express’ 🙂  Two buses from Nicosia, Larnaca, Paphos and Ayia Napa will run on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this weekend and the next. Seats must be pre-booked however and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made two days in advance. For more information on times and pick-up points call 22674264 for Nicosia and Larnaca, for Paphos 24654322 and for Ayia Napa 26930521.

About:

Cyprus’s wine capital Lemesos lives up to its reputation as a party town with a wine festival that it hosts every year. Held at the Municipal Gardens, just across from the coastal promenade, this event has been a regular fixture since it was first launched in 1961.

The Wine Festival began as a tribute to the island’s long winemaking tradition, growing in size and variety over the years. Inspired by the ancient festivals dedicated to the God of Wine Dionysos and the Goddess of Beauty and Love Aphrodite, it combines fun and merrymaking with ample wine and food and a variety of performances from local and international artistic groups. Addressed to permanent residents as well as foreign guests, the Wine Festival offers an opportunity to sample different local wines from large and small wineries, and traditional Cypriot food. Another popular crowd-puller is a traditional wine press. There is a small entrance fee, but once inside all the wine is free.

The Festival’s trademark is the huge “Vraka Man” that towers over the entrance with the welcoming motto “Drink wine it gives you life”.This year the Wine Festival will be held on 28/08 – 07/09/2013.

During the 11-day festival, wine will be offered free of charge from 19:00 hours until 23:00 hours. Visitors can also watch the traditional pressing of the grapes. Music, dance and theatre performances, take place in the open-air theatre within the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipal Garden. Organised by the Lemesos (Limassol) Municipality.

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