The Wine Festival is an event directly related to the human factor. This is a cultural event that people organize immemorial when similar feasts with reference to wine organized.
The Wine Festival in Limassol can be seen, somehow, as a variant, like the revival of worship celebrations in honor of Dionysus, the god of the vine and wine, like Aphrodite, goddess of beauty and love, which were held in antiquity. During these events, the people worshiped their gods, but first and foremost cared for his own amusement.
When the Romans came later they continued the worship of Aphrodite under the Roman name of Venus. They rebuilt the temple at Paphos and produced coins of it which circulated round the Mediterranean Cyprus and Aphrodite amalgamated and Cyprus was called the "Island of Aphrodite". read more
Lemesos (Limassol) is one of the districts of Cyprus, the second in population after the capital Nicosia. The other districts are Famagusta, Kyrenia, Larnaca and Paphos. Lemesos (Limassol) is on the southwest of Nicosia, on the south coast of Cyprus. The main physical characteristics of Lemesos (Limassol) are its good weather, the sandy coast, the sunny days around the year, the rich vegetation and the Troodos mountains.read more
The cultivation of the vine in Cyprus is as ancient as the roots of the people of Cyprus. The cultivation of the vine in Lemesos (Limassol) is also as ancient as the Kingdom of Amathus and Curium many centuries B.C. It is a well known fact, confirmed by various historical references, that wine has been produced in Cyprus for over 4,000 years until now. read more