The 56th annual Limassol Wine Festival opens its doors on Thursday offering visitors copious amounts of free wine, traditional food and a rich cultural programme.
The Festival will be inaugurated Tourism Minister George Lakkotypis at 20:00.
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Four of the island’s largest wine producers, ETKO, KEO, LOEL and SODAP as well as dozens of smaller wineries will be participating in the festival while 60 stands will offer traditional eats and products to visitors.
Tickets for adults are set at €5 with a 20% discount on bottled wine purchased from any of the four large wine producers (ETKO, KEO, LOEL and SODAP). Entry for children 6-18 has been set at €3 while children under the age of six get in free.
Large families will have the opportunity to enter the festival free on one day of their choice by showing their relevant large family identity card for 2017.
Residents in Larnaca, Nicosia, Paphos and Ayia Napa can book a seat on buses provided by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) for free transportation to and from the Festival.
The Limassol Municipality has appealed to motorists to make use of the Enaerios, Limassol District Court and Epichosis recreational area municipal parking lots as well as the Pafilia parking lot and the private parking lot next to the GSO.
The public can also park in the streets around the Municipal gardens provided that the flow of traffic is not obstructed.
The Limassol Wine Festival will run until September 10.