Dip into Cyprus Culture – The Limassol Wine Festival

Looking for some Cyprus culture? Limassol Wine Festival is the place to be! Limassol’s annual Wine Festival has been a crowd-puller since it was first launched in 1961! Inspired by the ancient Greek celebrations dedicated to Dionysus, the God of Wine and Aphrodite the Goddess of Love and Beauty, the annual wine festival celebrates the island’s long winemaking tradition that spans for more than 4000 years.

Exploring Rhodes Old Town on Foot

The heart of Rhodes beats in its fascinating medieval Old Town. The island’s Old Town, one of the most ancient and well preserved medieval cities in Europe, is where history was made and continues to be made. Whoever wanders through its inspiring cobblestoned streets soon realise they are walking through a timeless living museum. The first to occupy the enchanting city were the Knights Hospitallers. The knights settled in the city in 1309 and literally built it from the ground up. During their time, the city thrived as culture awakened. In 1522 the famed Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, Suleiman the Magnificent, took over the Old Town once the Knights were defeated in battle. The now UNESCO World Heritage Site is packed with inspirational buildings dating back to the Knights and the Ottomans as well as the Italian, Roman and Hellenistic periods. We have put together a list of the top 10 most intriguing buildings avid tourists must visit while exploring the Old Town of Rhodes. Enjoy and remember, it’s a thrill to behold!

Discovering Historic Limassol

Besides being the most cosmopolitan and vibrant coastal city in Cyprus, Limassol boasts with reminders of the island’s turbulent and multicultural past, all the way from the Crusaders to the Venetians, Ottomans and British eras to modern days. Passionate visitors walk through the lively stoned alleyways of the city’s Old Town and marvel at the Cypriot character, authenticity and identity that is still alive and kicking. As always, there is no better to explore a new place than on foot. Let’s begin!