September in Cyprus is not only the time for harvest, but also for many Cypriot festivals. Of course, almost every month, everyone can find a festival for the soul, but September is particularly “fertile” with gastronomic festivals.
Wine Festival in Limassol
The Cyprus Wine Festival is held from late August to early September. In 2016, the wine festival in Limassol, starts from August 31st and ends on September 4th. During this period, in the municipal park of Limassol, festive events dedicated to winemaking will be held. Large winemakers bring their products to the festival and holiday guests are able not only to taste wines, but also to participate in the traditional pressing of the grapes, which is probably the most interesting event of the festival.
Tickets for the festival cost about 5-6 euros, and include a bottle of wine from one of the major manufacturers – SODAP or LOEL.
During the wine festival, there are free transfers to festival venue from Larnaca, Paphos and Nicosia.
The Wine Festival in Limassol is certainly a fun and interesting experience, but if you want to get in touch with the more traditional part of the culture and take advantages of the opportunity to visit the best regional wineries, then you should pay attention to …
Wine festivals in regional villages
In 2016, grape festivals are carried out in the following villages:
September 11th – Vasa village
September 18th – Lofou village
September 25th – Arsos village
October 2nd – Koilani village
All the villages are located in the Limassol region at a distance of 30-40 km from the city. They are also easy to reach from Paphos.
In this period, the wine villages organise various events devoted to wine and its products. During the festivities you can see the production of the famous delicacy “paluze” and “sudzhukos” and try different grape delicacies.
Festival guests can take part in contests, games, listen to traditional music and watch dancing, do wine tasting with regional wineries and participate in popular entertainment shows. In addition, these days are especially pleasant for wandering through the village, talking to the locals, and visiting the church and the attractions of each of the hospitable villages.
Festival of traditional baking in Galata
In 2015 the festival takes place on September 4nd.
The festival of traditional baking in Galata village is a fragrant and delicious feast, taking place in the main village square, around which there are numerous old mills, which exist here for eternity.
This traditional festival is dedicated to baking: a great variety of bakery products will be prepared right before your eyes, while at the same time an entertaining musical program will take place. Guests of the festival will have the opportunity to visit the ancient Byzantine churches and museums of folk art in the village.