Limassol prepares for annual Wine Festival

Limassol prepares for annual Wine Festival

The southern coastal town of 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. This will be placed at his spot on Monday morning and Ariones choir will accompany him with wine making songs.

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.