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Limassol Wine Festival

Updated: 1 month ago

The Limassol Wine Festival will start on Saturday, October 7, and end on Sunday, October 15. We are publishing the program of this week-long celebration.

In addition to the main program, various performances will take place in the municipal garden of Limassol, near the Vraka Man statue. Also, a pottery workshop will be held in the gaming area behind the statue from 19:00 to 20:00 on October 7, 8, 10, 13, 14, and 15.

Live music will be played in the city taverns every evening during the festival, and an actor on stilts dressed as "Vraka Man" will stroll through the municipal garden, posing for photos with visitors.

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Main Festival Program

October 7, 19:30 — Opening Ceremony

The opening ceremony features traditional dances from the Mediterranean region and the participation of the Limassol Philharmonic Orchestra. The TrakART Pops orchestra presents its own unique program, featuring excerpts from famous world tangos and waltzes, Greek and Cypriot traditional songs.

October 8, 20:00

A musical tribute to great authors and performers with Giota Negka, Andreas Elesnitshalis, Lefteris Pitsilidis, and an orchestra conducted by Admitos Pitsilidis.

October 9

20:00 The theater group "Anatropes" presents a Cypriot comedy.

21:30 Concert by Konstantinos Zorpas with Despoina Olympiou, Kostas Hadjichristodoulou, and many other artists. The program also includes a performance by the Mahallekide Dance School.

October 10

20:00 Theater performance of a Cypriot comedy by "Yelio".

21:30 Georgaletti choir will perform rebetiko melodies, a style of urban folk song originating from Greece.

October 11, 20:00

Cypriot dances and songs by the Cultural Society "Nostos Pissouri". An ensemble of renowned Cypriot musicians, along with Gerasimos Andreatos, Elena Yannaku, and the Dionysos Culture and Dance Group, will perform folk songs.

October 12, 20:00

Concert featuring Christos Nicolopoulos, Kostas Karafotis, Katerina Parashu, Lisa Theophanous, and an orchestra conducted by Nikos Stratigos.

October 13

20:00 The theater group "Paraskinio" presents a Cypriot comedy.

21:30 Musical performance by Michalis Hadjimichael, Demetra Hadjimichael, and Antri Karantoni featuring traditional songs.

October 14, 20:00

Concert titled "If the Sea Were Wine" with Bambis Tsertos, Anna Aristidou, Georgia Kombou, and their group. Featuring a folk group from Limassol, "Amatusi," and serenade performers.

October 15, 20:00

"Granita Disco" — the most popular songs of the 80s and 90s performed by local pop music stars: Kostas Bigalis, Sofia Vossou, Polina, and Manto!

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Performances at Vraka Man

October 8

Rebetiko music by the renowned group Archi dia tou Rebetikou. Dance performance by the New Horizons cultural club.

October 9

Music by the 9/8 band, with a repertoire of new wave, folk, and traditional songs.

October 10

Musical journey from "entechno to laiko" (Greek folk music) with Filippos Ktenas, Elena Andreou, and the Asma musical ensemble under the direction of conductor Savvas Chrisanthou.

October 11

Traditional, folk, and Cypriot dances by Olympos Ayiou Nikolaou. Greek songs by Georgios Genetliou, Rafaello Genetliou, Nicholas Genetliou, and Andreas Davidson.

October 12

Traditional songs and melodies from Cyprus, the Aegean Islands, and Smyrna (ancient Greek city) by the musical group ANTAMA. Master potter Maria Michael will also be on stage demonstrating pottery-making, sculpting an "enoho" (wine pitcher) in front of the audience.

October 13

Cretan dances by the Erimi Argonauts cultural club. Rebetiko music by the famous group Archi dia tou Rebetikou.

October 14

Traditional music by Vasiliki Hadjiadamou and a group of eight distinguished Cypriot musicians.

October 15

Folk music by Nicholas Antoniadis, Kyriaki Ilii, and a five-member group. Additionally, the Limassol Philharmonic Orchestra will perform once again.

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Children's Activities

October 7, 20:00

Cyprus magicians Liotatis present a magical show for children.

October 8, 19:30

Musical and dance performance by the theatrical group Paramythoskoni.

October 9, 19:30

Comedy from the shadow theatre of Haralambos Haralambus.

October 10, 19:30

Puppet show by the theatrical group Undercover Masks Theatre.

October 11, 19:30

Comedy from Pafios Shadow Theatre.

October 12, 19:30

Comedy by Pafios Museum Workshop.

October 13, 19:30

Cyprus magicians Liotatis present a magical show for children.

October 14, 19:30

Comedy from Pafios Shadow Theatre.

October 15, 19:30

Puppet show from the modern shadow theatre for children Eleni Papachristoforou.

Free buses to the Wine Festival

They will be running from several cities, but seats are limited, so advance registration is required by calling 25002211.

Departure days:

  • October 7, Saturday
  • October 8, Sunday
  • October 13, Friday
  • October 14, Saturday
  • October 15, Sunday

Departure time

From Nicosia

  • 18:30 — departure from the Cyprus Crafts Centre
  • 20:00 — arrival at the Wine Festival
  • 23:00 — departure from the Wine Festival
  • 00:15 — arrival at the Cyprus Crafts Centre

Larnaca

  • 19:00 — departure from Vasilis Pavlou Square (Cyprus Tourist Organisation Information Office)
  • 20:00 — arrival at the Wine Festival
  • 23:00 — departure from the Wine Festival
  • 00:00 — arrival at Vasilis Pavlou Square (Cyprus Tourist Organisation Information Office)

Ayia Napa

  • 18:30 — departure from Ayia Napa Monastery (parking lot)
  • 20:00 — arrival at the Wine Festival
  • 23:00 — departure from the Wine Festival
  • 00:15 — arrival at Ayia Napa Monastery (parking lot)

Paphos

  • 18:30 — departure from Kato Paphos (Poseidon Avenue — Ministry Substitution)
  • 20:05 — arrival at the Wine Festival
  • 23:00 — departure from the Wine Festival
  • 00:00 — arrival at Kato Paphos (Poseidon Avenue — Ministry Substitution)

Frequently Asked Questions about Limassol Wine Festival

What other events can be seen at the festival?

In addition to the above, you can attend a presentation by the Cyprus Oenologists' Association of two local grape varieties: Morokanella and Vasilissa. Also, come to the wine-themed cartoon exhibition and the "Wine Route" exhibition by the Cyprus Photography Society.

Where else will events take place?

In addition to the mentioned venues, you can visit a daytime performance by the Limassol Folklore Society dance group in Pahna (October 8) and a daytime performance by the Zidros Cultural Club and Alexandra Traditional Dance Workshop dance group in Agios Konstantinos (October 15).

What are the festival hours?

The festival runs daily from 19:00 to 00:00. Wine tastings will be held in all wineries located at the Wine Festival from 20:00 to 21:00.

How much is a ticket to the Limassol Wine Festival?

Adults (over 18 years): €5.00. The ticket includes a 20% discount on all bottled wines (excluding Commandaria) from KEO, LOEL, or SODAP wineries. Children under 17 years: €3.00.

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