A large traditional male figure with a folklore costume, known as the “Vrakas”, who has come to be the signature of the Limassol Wine Festival, was put up on Tuesday, ready to welcome thousands of locals and visitors to the well known event taking place annually at the coastal town of Limassol.

Addressing a press conference, Limassol mayor, Nicos Nicolaides, invited guests to visit the 62nd Wine Festival to take place between October 7 and 15 at the town’s municipal garden.

The seven-metre imposing figure of the viticulturist, was placed in the entrance of the garden today to the sounds of popular songs about wine.

The mayor said that every year their aim is to further upgrade and improve the festival keeping the tradition alive.

He said that they have added many new elements and touches to the traditional and very popular festival adding that further details on the program will be unveiled during a press conference next week. Replying to a question he said that this year two events will be held in wine villages of the Limassol region on October 8 and 15.

Nicolaides also said that the Wine Festival extends to the districts of the city, as events will be held in the context of the Euro-Mediterranean Festival of Traditional Dances, where Cypriot wine and Cypriot dishes based on the grape will be offered to the guests.

Free bus transportation will be offered to visitors travelling to the festival from other cities

One Response to “Vrakas” ready to welcome visitors to Limassol Wine Festival

  1. George Tsintas says:

    I am a Limassol born citizen but I have spent all my working life in England. I have come “back to Limassol many times “on holiday” but I never actually managed to visit the festival. The last time I visited the festival was with the municipal band “philarmoniki” when after our performance was finished, I remember buying a bottle and filling it with wine. I then had no memory of what happened in between, up to the point when I found myself sitting in the fish pond, clarinet in one hand and the bottle in the other and a policeman who knew me from the scouts came into the pond and said to me “I think is about time you went home” or words to that effect. CHEERS.

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