Limassol mayor Nicos Nicolaides said on Wednesday that everything is ready for the 61st Wine Festival, which will start on Saturday and run for a week.
During a press conference, Nicolaides said: “After 2 years of restrictions due to the pandemic, the Wine Festival is coming back, with many upgraded and renewed innovative elements.”
He added that a large team of the Municipality of Limassol, at all levels has been working for many months to make this year’s festival ‘perfect in every way.’
He said that dozens of musicians will perform during the days of the festival, and that there will be five outdoor taverns opened in the municipal park ‘Marios Tokas’.
Free table wine will be provided by the municipality as part of the festival, while guests also can order bottled wines from Cypriot wineries at reasonable prices, the mayor said.
The event will be opened by Energy Minister Natasa Pilides on Saturday night.
This year, he added, special arrangements were made with the Limassol bus company, so that everyone could use free buses on its routes to and from the festival grounds by purchasing a Wine Festival ticket from the bus driver.
For those who live outside of Limassol, Nicolaides said that the Deputy Ministry of Tourism offers free bus transportation on Fridays and weekends, from Nicosia, Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Paphos.
Tickets are set for adults (18+) at €5, for children/adolescents (6-18) at €3, while for children under the age of six the entrance is free.
The press conference was held under the well-known statue of the man in traditional Cypriot dress, and groups from Poland, Serbia, Georgia, Greece, and Cyprus folk dancers entertained the attendees.
The groups are taking part in the 15th Euro-Mediterranean Folk Dance Festival being held in Limassol.