Fylde Coast Musings vs Cyprus Life – in pictures

Originally from a small mill town in Heywood, Lancashire (United Kingdom) we moved overseas at the beginning of March 2004 and spent the next glorious 12 years in Limassol, Cyprus. Sadly, in 2016 we had to return permanently to UK due to family ill health. We now live on the Fylde coast where the river Wyre meets the Irish sea just across from Fleetwood. More places to discover and capture on camera!

To go, or not to go? Limassol Wine Festival 2011


Well, it’s that time of year again and the Limassol Wine Festival is almost upon us….

I find it really hard to believe that we’ve been living in Limassol, Cyprus since March 2004 and have still not visited this significant event 😦

Why? You may well ask!

The basic answer is that I’m not a great connoisseur or even a fan of wine – unless it’s white and very well chilled. I’m a heathen when it comes to red wine – I keep the bottle in the fridge and much prefer it mixed with soda or lemonade.

But I hear that the wine festival is not purely all about the bottled stuff…. Apparently, there’s some good entertainment to be had and lots of chances to taste the local cuisine.

Pork souvla on the BBQ - Cyprus style. Mmmmm I can smell it now!

All the roundabouts along the highway appear to have “grown” some very large wine barrels over the past week and we’re expecting some fab displays.

So, as it seems to be a 50 year anniversary maybe it’s time to push the boat out and take a trip down to the Municipal Gardens  on the seafront this weekend.

The wine festival takes place from Thursday 8th September until Sunday 18th September 2011

Opening Times:
7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m
Friday and Saturday 7.00pm – 11.30pm

Entrance Fees:
Adults: (over 18 years) is €6 and includes one FREE bottle of wine of your choice plus €1 for a plastic bottle to put it in. The ticket includes entry into a raffle with the first prize being a car offered by Emporium Cars Ltd.
Teenagers: (13 to 18 years) is €5.00
Child: (up to 12 years old), €4.00

Price of bottles and glasses:
Plastic Wine bottle: €1.50
Wine glass: €1.50
Wine glass with stem: €2.50

For the full events programme in English, click to download the .pdf file.


Author: Fylde Coast Musings aka CyprusPictures

I'm "Shell" or Michele - formerly a UK Expat living in Cyprus since March 2004. Sadly, we had to return to UK in April 2016 due to family illness. We now live "over Wyre" where the "River meets the Sea" at Knott End on Sea, Fylde coast, Lancashire. If you like my photos, you can see more of them on Flickr (Thulborn-Chapman Photography): http://www.flickr.com/photos/cypruspictures/albums/ and don't forget to check me out on Twitter too - you can find me: @CyprusPictures aka Fylde Coast Musings Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “To go, or not to go? Limassol Wine Festival 2011

  1. Look forward to seeing the photos.

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