Wine Festival

The Wine Festival of Cyprus is held in the coastal town of Limassol and has been established as an annual event to celebrate Cyprus' rich history of viniculture. The Wine Festival is considered to be a revival of ancient feasts for the worship of Dionysus or Bacchus, the god of wine.

In late August to early September of each year, Limassol becomes the centre of attraction for thousands of locals and tourists who gather at the grounds of the municipal gardens to enjoy the traditional music and dancing along with Cypriot gastronomic delicacies and of course the free wine which flows in abundance.

This year the Wine Festival will be celebrating its half-centennial anniversary since its inception back in 1961 and it will be held between 8 and 18 September.